Simon and Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers

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Prentice Hall, Jul 21, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 435 pages
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About the author (2000)

LYNN QUITMAN TROYKA earned her Ph.D. at New York University and taught for many years at the City University of New York (CUNY), including Queensborough Community College, the Center for Advanced Studies in Education at the Graduate School, the graduate program in Language and Literacy at City College, and, as Senior Research Associate, in the Instructional Resource Center, CUNY.

Dr. Troyka is an author in composition/rhetoric for the Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts, Scholastic, 1993, and in basic writing for the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, 1994. Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing (1985-88), she has published in journals such as College Composition and Communication, College English, and Writing Program Administration and in books from Southern Illinois Press, Random House, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Heineman/Boynton Cook. She has lectured at hundreds of colleges and universities and at national and international meetings.

Dr. Troyka is the author of numerous textbooks, including the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999; the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, Second Canadian Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999; the Simon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers, Canadian Edition, Prentice Hall, 2000; Structured Reading, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999 (with Joseph W. Thweatt); and Steps in Composition, Seventh Edition (with Jerrold Nudelman), Prentice Hall, 1999.

Dr. Troyka is a past chair of the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of NCTE; the Conference on College Composition (CCC); the College Section of NCTE and the Writing Division of MLA. She was named Rhetorician of the Year in 1993 and was given the Nell Ann Pickett Award for Service in 1995 by CCCC and TYCA. She chaired the mid-1990s Task Force on the Future of CCCC; currently chairs the CCCC Project Mentor Committee; and is on the NCTE Leadership Committee for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) project of the Council of Graduate Schools and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

"All this information," says Dr. Troyka, "tells what I've done, not who I am. I am a teacher. Teaching is my life's work, and I love it."

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