WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire users of all ages and backgrounds--showing you how to produce well-written pieces that people will want to read. The book's 10 Assignment chapters cover real-world genres such as application essays, news articles, editorials, proposals, public service messages, and film reviews. WITW is motivating and sophisticated, with dynamic visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the real world. Throughout, the authors don't treat you as a learner, but as a serious writer who is capable of writing for an actual audience. In all of the book's writing tasks, you are asked to write as if your work will be submitted for publication--or to actually do so. With this as the end result, you learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style--skills directly transferable to all kinds of writing, including writing you may do for work and community.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
"I really appreciate that the book gives students the information that they need to understand the writing assignment and the terminology that is connected to each assignment (such as imagery, explanatory thesis, and so on). The sample essays respond directly to the assignments at the beginning of the chapters. The Proposal section is an excellent lesson because students learn that they have the potential to affect their community, and they learn the skill of proposal writing, which is valuable in the business world."
"The genre approach is highly useful and effective in freshman writing. The presentation, tone, and selected sample texts make the genres approachable for new writers; the chapters demonstrate the applicability of each genre within the broader context of writing beyond the academic."
"I love the up-to-date approach, the voice, and the organized breakdown. I especially love the "pact" made with students--that writing has worth and that their writing will have an audience."
"WRITING IN THE WORKS engages the student by getting him/her to think about the kinds of writing one might actually do."