Writing First with Readings

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Writing First
with Readings
5th Edition
Laurie G. Kirszner
Stephen R. Mandell
©2012 Bedford/St. Martin’s
ISBN-10: 0-312-54256-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-54256-6
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Writing First with Readings
5th Edition
Laurie G. Kirszner | Stephen P. Mandell
ISBN-10: 0-312-54256-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-54256-6
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WHY YOU NEED IT
1. It is required
for this course
You will have assigned
homework and we will test
from material found in this
book.
2. It will help you get a
better grade. Period.
This book includes:
 Learning strategies for writing
better
 Complete instruction in writing,
reading, research, and grammar
 Hundreds of practice exercises
 Lots of models
 Study tools
How to find information in
Writing First
• Brief Table of
Contents (first
page)
• Detailed Table of
Contents (p. xiii ff.)
• Index (p. 723 ff.)
• Navigational tools
on every page
• Cross-references
throughout the
book
How Writing First can help you
become a better writer
• Preview boxes give you
an overview of what’s
covered in the chapter
• Write First activities get
you started writing right
away; exercises and
instruction in the
chapter that follows
helps you work on what
you wrote
How Writing First can help you
become a better writer
gives you an easy way
to remember the 4 key elements
of any piece of writing:
--Topic sentence
(or Thesis statement,
for essays),
--Evidence,
--Summary statement, and
--Transitions.
You can use
to evaluate
any piece of writing and to revise
your own writing.
How Writing First can help you
become a better writer
• FYI boxes highlight key
points and explain
difficult-but-essential
concepts.
• Grammar in Context
boxes call out grammar
rules you’ll need to know
when you’re writing in a
particular mode.
How Writing First can help you
become a better writer
Review Checklists at the
end of grammar
chapters summarize the
most important
information, giving you
an easy way of reviewing
material for quizzes.
Get access to free
online study tools
• College Success
resources
• Writing resources
• Research resources
• Grammar
Resources
• Videos of real
writers
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