Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age with Exercises, Brief

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 672 pages
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WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH EXERCISES, BRIEF Second Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH EXERCISES, BRIEF Second Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing for Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, guides students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing.
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Contents

Reading and Writing Critically
57
Conducting Research
115
MLA Documentation
195
APA CMS and CSE Documentation
257
Designing and Presenting Information
313
Writing In Digital Spaces
339
Making Choices about Style
403
Understanding and Revising Sentences
433
Punctuating with Purpose
497
Understanding Mechanics
Grammar For Multilingual Writers
Exercises
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Credits
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

David Blakesley is the Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English at Clemson University. Previously, he was a Professor of English and Director of Professional Writing at Purdue University. In 2002, he also founded Parlor Press, a scholarly publishing company that has already published some 35 titles and is growing rapidly. Dave's teaching and research interests are in the areas of digital and multimedia publishing, visual rhetoric, modern rhetorical theory, and technical communication.

Jeff Hoogeveen is a professor and the Director of the Composition Program at Lincoln University. He teaches composition, advanced writing and film courses.

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