Bridges to Better Writing

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Cengage Learning, Jan 15, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 832 pages
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BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING makes the writing process less daunting to students by guiding them through each step, giving them only what they need to know for a specific writing task. Throughout the text, the authors incorporate the writing process and grammar into their discussion of the methods of development so that students can connect the skills all at once. With writing samples from each method that illustrate how writing is relevant to students’ academic, personal, and future professional lives, BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING motivates students to take control of their future by developing better writing skills.
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Writing Your Papers
Writing with Sources
Editing for Grammar
Editing for Style
Using the Correct Words
Using Punctuation and Capitalization
Reading Critically
Answers to Grammar Checkup and Select Exercises
15 Ways to Write Your Introduction
Transitional Words and Expressions
Personal Editing Checklist Common Grammar Errors

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Luis Nazario is Assistant Chair of the English Department at Pueblo Community College, where he has taught developmental and college-level courses since 1990. Professor Nazario completed his BA at Inter American University in Puerto Rico and his MA at New York University. Together with text coauthor Deborah Borchers, Nazario has presented work on service learning at conferences and later worked on modules for developmental English to be used in the Department of Corrections. In addition, he has developed Internet courses in both developmental and college-level courses, designed college-level hybrid courses, and restructured his course to be taught as a learning community. In 2011, Professor Nazario received the Jerry Wartgow Teaching with Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System.

Debbie Borchers is Chair of the English Department at Pueblo Community College, where she is in her twenty-fifth year as a member of the faculty. Professor Borchers began her teaching career as a student of Near Eastern culture in Cairo. After returning to the United States, Professor Borchers earned her MA in TESL from the University of Arizona. Together with Luis Nazario, Borchers has implemented innovative service learning programs, student and faculty assessments, and standards for the English curriculum. She also has developed an online Introduction to Literature course and has presented workshops on Writing Across the Curriculum and developmental education.

Bill Lewis graduated from the University of Colorado and subsequently pursued his interest in the Russian language at the Defense Language Institute, which led to a 14-year career in the intelligence community. After earning his MA in English from George Mason University, he began his association with the English department at Pueblo Community College, where he has taught developmental and college-level English composition, technical writing, and literature courses for the past 18 years. He has also served as the college's Director of Planning, Accreditation, and Effectiveness, and is currently serving his division as Assessment of Student Learning Coordinator.

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