Expressways

Scenarios for Paragraph and Essay Writing, Books a la Carte Edition

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205110094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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ENGLISH WRITING DEVELOPMENT

4MAT LEARNING STYLE AND THINKING VISUALIZATION STRATEGIES

Author: LIXIA WEI

Publisher: American Academic Press

ISBN: 1631819062

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 275

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English Writing Development: 4MAT Learning Style and Thinking Visualization Strategies is designed as an introductory course in English writing for students, teachers and all those who consider writing is important and fun. It is based on the author’s own experience of teaching English writing to undergraduates who major in English, and training students to participate in provincial and national English writing contests. Instead of showing the skeleton of writing to readers directly, the author integrates the 4MAT Process Approach that she has developed on the basis of the 4MAT learning style and the Process Approach into the design of the book, aiming to increase learners’ motivation by answering why they should learn, what they should learn, how they should apply what they have learnt and what if the situation changes in each chapter. With corpora, news and students’ work as resources to collect sample sentences, paragraphs and essays, the author elaborates eight main aspects which are writing process, writing a paragraph, writing an essay, methods of paragraph development, types of clause, types of sentence, rhetorical devices, paraphrase and summary. English Writing Development: 4MAT Learning Style and Thinking Visualization Strategies is not only the ideal English writing textbook for students at different levels but also functions equally well as a self-tutoring textbook. The simple reader-friendly explanations coupled with interesting and meaningful examples, figures, tables and the checklists are of great help for the learners to make progress on their own. Armed with the strategies elaborated in the book, learners most probably will find that WRITING IS FUN!

Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English

Author: N.A

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: 9780028623818

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

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In the United States, 20 percent of the adult population is marginally literate. Of these roughly 30 million people, approximately 1.8 million are enrolled in basic skills literacy programs. Webster's New World has created a dictionary that is uniquely designed to help these beginning readers. Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English defines 49,000 of the most commonly used words in the American English lexicon. These are the words adult readers are most likely to encounter in newspapers and magazines, on job applications and product instructions, on advertising billboards and their children's school progress reports. The dictionary defines these words in clear, easy-to-understand language, using only words that are themselves defined in the dictionary, but never condescending to the adult reader. Definitions are liberally supplemented with example phrases and sentences that put words in context and help new readers understand meaning and usage. Special notes on synonyms help new readers differentiate between words with similar meanings. And selected illustrations help readers identify and remember words. This quality paperback book is designed for ease of reading and use, as well as for durability. Primarily created for native English speakers, it is also a valuable reference for more advanced readers of English as a second language. From the editors of the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, the Basic Dictionary of American English brings the full scholarship behind that work to this important new offering in the field of literacy.

Pathways

Scenarios for Sentence and Paragraph Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321974167

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab search for: 0321990951 / 9780321990952 Pathways: Scenarios for Sentence and Paragraph Writing Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package contains: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 9780133944136 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - Inside Star Sticker 0321974166 / 9780321974167 Pathways: Scenarios for Sentence and Paragraph Writing, 4e For courses in Developmental Writing. A lively, integrated approach that emphasizes the connection of the reading and writing processes Pathways: Scenarios for Paragraph and Sentence Writing, Fourth Edition teaches fundamental sentence and paragraph writing skills by engaging student interest, maintaining a focus on expressing ideas rather than on following rules. Students learn grammar in the context of the "whole paper." Seven of the 17 chapters deal with grammar topics; in these chapters, students examine student essays, read and respond to ideas, and write and revise paragraphs. In Parts II through IV, students apply what they have learned about sentence-level correctness to their own writing as they explore logical paragraph development and organization of ideas. The last two chapters introduce essay writing, enabling students to accelerate from paragraphs to essays, with the goal of achieving stronger, more fully developed writing skills. Also Available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

The Humane Metropolis

People and Nature in the 21st-century City

Author: Rutherford H. Platt

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558495541

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

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Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living evironment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable -- in short, more "humane." This book explores the prospects for a more humane metropolis through a series of essays and case studies that consider why and how urban places can be made greener and more amenable. Its point of departure is the legacy of William H. Whyte (1917-1999), one of America's most admired urban thinkers. From his eyrie high above Manhattan in the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Whyte laid the foundation for today's "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements with books such as The Last Landscape (1968). His passion for improving the habitability of cities and suburbs is reflected in the diverse grassroots urban design and regreening strategies discussed in this volume. Topics examined in this book include urban and regional greenspaces, urban ecological restoration, social equity, and green design. Some of the contributors are recognized academic experts, while others offer direct practical knowledge of particular problems and initiatives. The editor's introduction and epilogue set the individual chapters in a broader context and suggest how the strategies described, if widely replicated, may help create more humane urban environments. In addition to Rutherford H. Platt, contributors to the volume include Carl Anthony, Thomas Balsley, Timothy Beatley, Eugenie L. Birch, Edward J. Blakely, Colin M. Cathcart, Steven E. Clemants, Christopher A. De Sousa, Steven N. Handel, Peter Harnik, Michael C. Houck, Jerold S. Kayden, Albert LaFarge, Andrew Light, Charles E. Little, Anne C. Lusk, Thalya Parilla, Deborah E. Popper, Frank J. Popper, Mary V. Rickel, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Robert L. Ryan, Laurin N. Sievert, Andrew G. Wiley-Schwartz, and Ann Louise Strong. Included in the back of the book is a DVD of a 22-minute film created by Ted White, which serves as a companion to the text.

GRE Answers to the Real Essay Questions

Author: Mark Alan Stewart

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768928214

Category: Study Aids

Page: 329

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Providing sample responses from two hundred actual GRE essay questions, along with insider tips on what test graders expect, this resource provides expert advice on how to add points to the essay score, as well as fundamentals of good essay writing from a GRE pro. Original.

The Transport System and Transport Policy

An Introduction

Author: Bert van Wee,Jan Anne Annema,David Banister

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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ÔThis very interesting book provides an excellent multi-disciplinary introduction into the functioning of transport systems and the interaction with their environments.Õ Ð Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ÔThe editors of this important book have clearly identified that few writings on transport treat the transport system as a whole. Implicit in this is a need for a genuinely multidisciplinary approach. An impressive list of contributors ensures that the book draws on the latest research whilst providing new insights into some of the key challenges facing transport students and researchers, transport providers and policy makers.Õ Ð Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, UK ÔSince ancient times transportation has brought our world together. But the need for connectivity and accessibility in a spatially differentiated world has prompted the emergence of very complex transportation systems. This book offers a fresh and operational contribution to a better understanding of the complexity and manageability of a mobile world, by addressing in a balanced way both conceptual and applied or policy aspects of modern transportation systems.Õ Ð Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and related subjects, as well as for professionals and policy decision-makers across both public and private sectors. Key features include: ¥ Discussion of the importance of transport accessibility and the impacts of transport on the environment and safety ¥ Policy issues relating to all of the discussed issues and prescribed future options. ¥ Transport evaluation methods and modelling approaches. ¥ Examples to highlight the linkages between components of the transport system Ð for example infrastructures, land-use, vehicle technologies Ð and the relevance of these linkages for decision making.

The Prentice Hall Grammar Workbook

Author: Jeanette Adkins

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205739073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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The “Pearson Grammar Workbook” is a comprehensive source of instruction for students who need additional grammar, punctuation, and mechanics assistance. Covering such topics as subject-verb agreement, conjunctions, modifiers, capital letters, and vocabulary, each chapter provides helpful explanations, examples, and exercises.

Succesful College Writing

Skills, Strategies, Learning Styles

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 145768442X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 896

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Kathleen T. McWhorters unique visual approach, with support for both reading and writing, helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, multimedia, and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned.

Guide to College Reading

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321959906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Guide to College Reading was written to equip students with the skills they need to handle the diverse reading demands of college courses and guide them in becoming active learners and critical thinkers. Designed for use in the first level reading course, Guide to College Reading focuses on the key areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary improvement, and textbook reading while addressing the learning characteristics, attitudes, and motivational levels of reading students.

Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day

Author: Learningexpress

Publisher: Learning Express (NY)

ISBN: 9781611030655

Category:

Page: 240

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Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day helps individuals build essential writing skills in just 20 minutes a day. Excellent writing skills are essential for scoring well on standardized tests, succeeding in the workplace, and communicating effectively with others. This helpful book provides a simple 20-step guide to improving writing skills through quick, comprehensive lessons that can fit into any busy schedule. It includes:* A pretest to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses* Hundreds of exercises to help acquire or refresh core writing skills* A posttest to evaluate progress* FREE online practice with Instant Scoring!

Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316005043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Europe's Role in Nation-building

From the Balkans to the Congo

Author: James Dobbins

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083304138X

Category: History

Page: 298

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The European Union and its member nations have proven adept at mounting small-scale nation-building operations and should be ready to handle more substantial missions. Building on prior RAND work, this volume presents six case studies of recent European-led nation-building missions, in Albania, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Côte d'Ivoire, the Congo, and Bosnia, as well as a review of the Australian mission to the Solomon Islands.

Successful College Writing with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319098355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 896

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Kathleen T. McWhorter’s unique visual approach, with support for both reading and writing, helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, multimedia, and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned.

Successful College Writing, Brief Edition with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319087753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Kathleen T. McWhorter’s unique visual approach, with support for both reading and writing, helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, multimedia, and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned. The new edition is enhanced by LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, an online course space of pre-built units featuring adaptive LearningCurve activities that help students hone their understanding of reading and writing.

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell II

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Need for Story

Cultural Diversity in Classroom and Community

Author: Anne Haas Dyson

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Reading Across the Disciplines

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134397108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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For anyone interested in improving his/her reading and thinking skills. Improve reading and thinking abilities through targeted skill instruction and extensive guided practice across many academic disciplines. Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in each of ten academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter helps readers expand their vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance their ability to make inferences. The 7th Edition also introduces discipline-specific reading strategies and features more than 20 new readings - selected from college textbooks as well as from books, periodicals, popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sources - to motivate readers and demonstrate the relevance to their daily lives. Available to package with Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition, MyLab TM Reading is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in addition to the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Reading is ideal for courses requiring additional reading skills practice and assessment. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition is also available via Revel TM , an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; this is not the Revel version. Students, if interested in purchasing the Revel version, ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134424441 / 9780134424446 Revel Reading Across the Disciplines -- Access Card, 7/e