The Transition to College Writing

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Jan 12, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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This brief rhetoric introduces the essential reading and writing strategies students need to succeed in courses across the curriculum. Taking the transition from high school to college as his starting point, Hjortshoj speaks directly and honestly to students, offering them practical strategies to shed ineffective habits and move toward a more mature, flexible understanding of how to respond to academic challenges. Distilling information about writing assignments from across the curriculum, Hjortshoj shows students how to decode these assignments and approach them effectively.

The second edition offers more advice on how to meet the difficult challenge of synthesizing and integrating sources, and the text has been streamlined to be a better reference.

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

This is quite a good book: it explains to student writers what professors REALLY want to see in research papers (even if they don't say so), and it also highlights some qualities of good writing that ... Read full review

Contents

Orientation l
1
Some Basic Differences between High School
9
GUIDELINES
15
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

KEITH HJORTSHOJ (Cornell University) is the Director of Writing in the Majors in the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Writing Workshop, which offers courses and services for students who encounter difficulty with writing and reading, especially in the first year of college. He has worked extensively with faculty development and teacher training across the curriculum. Currently, Hjortshoj is developing courses, workshops, and a book on writing for graduate students.

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