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Quick Access Compact (2nd Edition) [Spiral-bound]

Lynn Q. Troyka , Doug Hesse
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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July 9, 2009 0205687342 978-0205687343 2
QA Compact, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, provides both composition students and instructors with the support they need to be successful, and is designed for easy, economical access to the most important concepts in writing. Troyka and Hesse  give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. 

 


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About the Author

Lynn Quitman Troyka, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Language and Literature at the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), has also taught at Queensborough Community College. Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing. Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing.  Dr. Troyka is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers (NCTE); the College Section of NCTE; and the Writing Division of the Modern Language Association (MLA). She received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award for scholarship, teaching, and service; the Rhetorician of the Year Award; and the TYCA Pickett Award for Service.

 

Doug Hesse, Professor of English and Director of Writing at the University of Denver, previously held several positions at Illinois State University, including Director of the Honors and Writing Programs, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hesse earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the University of Findlay, Miami University (as Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Michigan Tech.  Dr. Hesse is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the nation’s largest professional association of college writing instructors. A past president, as well, of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Dr. Hesse edited that organization’s journal, Writing Program Administration. He has been a member of the executive committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and chaired the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on Teaching as a Profession.  He is the author of over fifty articles and book chapters, in such journals as College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC, Rhetoric Review, and the Journal of Teaching Writing and in such books as Essays on the Essay; Writing Theory and Critical Theory; The Writing Program Administrator’s Sourcebook; Literary Nonfiction; The Private, the Public, and the Published; and Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies.  The writing program he directs at the University of Denver is only one of twenty five internationally to receive the CCCC Certificate of Excellence.


Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (July 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205687342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205687343
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bare bones book for beginning composition February 11, 2011
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This was a required text for a recent course and despite my efforts, I ended up using one of my older composition resource books, and shelving this incomplete less efficiently organized one. I've listed my key findings below.

Positives (what works well in this quick access guide):
*It's a lightweight resource for the composition student.
*Spiral bound so it lays flat
*Small so it fits on one's desk
*Quick reference guide on the inside of cover.
*Updated MLA (albeit minimal) formating and works cited information
*Web and technology citation
*ESL reference

What I don't like and ways to improve:
*Explanations are marginal, missing and incomplete.
*Too few actual examples, if any at all.
*Text colors and highlighting are ONLY black and white so everything kind of jumbles into one tedious tumbled type that makes "quick access" to needed information a delayed and dubious challenge.
*Inefficient layout and labeling format. With the table of contents, your specific search may take a few tries.
*Glossary is incomplete.
*Too many references and not enough actual information. We can use the WEB and eliminate this book altogether. The information should be contained within, not just lists to more lists to more lists on the internet. This is unnerving.

Overall, I would and do use my ancient copy of the Little Brown Handbook 10/1 before opening this Quick Access Guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Access Review March 9, 2010
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I like the way this book is written, clear examples and easy to find information, a good reference source for anyone who needs a grammar reference book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful! February 19, 2013
By Tori
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Good book for assisting you as you write. Great information, presented in a clear concise way. Good resource for new writers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needed it for class... January 18, 2013
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I needed this book for class and used it twice a week, it held up really well. it seemed to be a bit fragile at first like if the paper was going to rip, but overall it was a good book and i definitely will continue using it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!! April 30, 2011
By Julia
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Perfect book for my English college course. I can't stop learning new facts about English. Perfect for learning how English is form and how to use it correctly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 8, 2014
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