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The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook, ISBN 9780312601591 proves to be a successful collaboration across the team of X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth. The most cutting-edge research is combined with process-centered language and a thematic approach to provide readers with a comprehensive...
The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook, ISBN 9780312601591 proves to be a successful collaboration across the team of X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth. The most cutting-edge research is combined with process-centered language and a thematic approach to provide readers with a comprehensive guide that will guide them down the path of writing success. This text boasts an engaging writing style as well as effective organization skills through the use of an open design concept. Active learning is the focus of this latest edition which challenges readers to apply what they learn as they become more competent, practical, and self-sufficient writers. X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth strategically organize The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook across 4 sections and 39 chapters. Part I devotes itself to introducing the reader to 'A College Writer's Processes' with chapters devoted to the writing processes, reading processes, and critical thinking processes. Part II takes a look at 'A Writer's Situations' with chapters presenting concepts such as recalling an experience, observing a scene, comparing and contrasting, taking a stand, and evaluating. 'Special Writing Situations' comprises the pages of part III. Chapter within this section provides tips on responding to literature, writing in the workplace, as well as writing for assessment. Part IV is very in-depth with chapters devoted to a plethora of concepts along with the integration of 'Paired Essays' for modeling purposes. Concepts addressed within the chapters of this section entitled 'A Writer's Strategies' include strategies for generating ideas, stating a thesis and planning, drafting, revising and editing, and understanding visual representations. Chapters that include paired essays include those on families, men and women, popular culture, e-technology, and education. This text concludes with chapters devoted to tips on the actual writing of research projects including concepts such as working with sources, evaluating sources, integrating sources, as well as writing your research paper.
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