A Reader’s Guide to Writing

Lash Keith Vance, Ninetta Papadomichelaki

Other textbooks haven’t cracked the code for composition content that answers the needs of both instructors and students. Written by instructors for instructors, A Reader’s Guide to Writing puts student learning at the forefront in a dynamic and affordable solution. Authors Lash Keith Vance and Ninetta Papadomichelaki have curated a course with instruction on how to be a critical reader and how students can transfer those skills into their writing assignments. With over 30 essays of varying difficulty, the faculty-view of content is broken down by reading level to ensure you can meet your students’ current skill level with opportunities for growth. Each section includes auto-graded assessments that ask students to engage with each reading, and all questions include student-facing explanations to help them understand the correct answers.To save countless hours of prep work, A Guide to Writing is also accompanied by an extensive Instructor’s Manual.

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Table of Contents for A Reader’s Guide to Writing

  • Tables of Contents
  • Reading Purpose
  • Reading Stages
  • Argument Fundamentals
  • Writing Strategies
  • Rhetorical Strategies
  • Anthology: Ethics & Philosophy
  • Anthology: Society & Public Discourse
  • Anthology: Culture & Identity
  • Anthology: Education & Opportunity
  • Anthology: Science & Technology
  • Instructor Materials

Key features

  • Coverage of reading and writing strategies with auto-assessed comprehension questions that include explanations for correct and incorrect answers, providing students instant, valuable feedback
  • 30 engaging readings organized by theme that offer three clearly defined levels (beginner, intermediate, and growth) to meet current student ability and enable faculty to easily design a confidence-building sequence tailored to each student
  • Robust instructor materials offer assignments and activities for each reading, including ways to pair readings across text and several syllabi with various course sequences to save instructors review and planning work