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Successful College Writing: Skills - Strategies - Learning Styles Paperback – December 7, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0312676087 ISBN-10: 0312676085 Edition: Fifth Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Fifth Edition edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312676085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312676087
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kathleen T. McWhorter is professor emerita of humanities and former director of the Learning Skills Center at Niagara County Community College. She has also been on the faculty of the State University College at Buffalo. She is the author of a number of books on reading and writing skills for developmental students, including Expressways:  Writing Scenarios, Paragraph and Essay, Academic Reading, Seventh Edition, Efficient and Flexible Reading, Ninth Edition, Active Reading Skills, Third Edition, and Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading And Beyond, Fifth Edition, as well as a reader for composition classes, Seeing the Pattern: Readings for Successful Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006).

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Kathleen T. McWhorter is the author of more than a dozen textbooks designed to help students succeed in college. Born in a rural farm community in Upstate New York, she went on to receive her Ed.D. from SUNY Buffalo. For 34 years she taught at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, where she is professor emerita of humanities. Through her textbooks Dr. McWhorter has helped an estimated 500,000 students improve their reading, writing, and thinking skills.

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I wish I could insert pictures here instead of text.
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College is a time for establishing your own opinions and professors shouldn't be telling students what to think but rather how to think.
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I didn't really use it for my class but it was useful for our quizzes and written papers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on March 3, 2014
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Sadly, this author has used Disadvantages of Homeschooling (Page 113) to teach the technique of brainstorming. Are there disadvantages for those who homeschool? Of course. As with anything in life, there are pros and cons. But the specific list of examples Ms. McWhorter came up with is uninformed and insulting.
Homeschooling is rich with advantages, many of which are on her list of disadvantages.

1) Libraries not easy accessible.
????????????? This one is the most baffling to me. A child in public school gets to go to the school's library, what, once a week for 20 minutes? Homeschoolers can LIVE at libraries! Many homeschoolers volunteer at their local library. They use library resources more than any other group barring possibly preschoolers. Homeschoolers walk out with their arms full of books on the subjects they are studying, as well as what they are reading for pleasure. Visit a library with a homeschooler, see what happens.

2) Wide range of equipment, resources not available.
I'm not sure what resources are being referred to. Homeschool parents are facilitators of their child’s learning. They find ways to expose their child to anything that is necessary or desired.
Gym equipment? Attend a local homeschooler’s gym class.
Chemistry lab? Sign up for dual enrollment at your local community college.
Textbooks? Not a problem at all, there are millions of options available to homeschoolers and most states allow students to borrow public school textbooks if that is what they choose to use.
Everything homeschoolers need, equipment or resources, is easily found, bought, borrowed, shared.

3) Child may be confused by parent playing the role of teacher.
This is surely a modern day cultural idea.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mariam Cunningham on March 29, 2013
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It was exactly what I was looking for. I can keep up in class or study easily. I can understand this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Farley on April 20, 2013
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As a 40 year old back in college, this book is an asset! I just might keep it for future reference.
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By Eric Larson on July 11, 2014
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Great condition
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By Cindy on February 11, 2014
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This comprehensive and well-laid out book about writing is the best. I am using it to teach a remedial college English class.
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By Claudia Perez on February 7, 2014
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I really need it for my class. The book is in good condition, and I'm happy with my book and
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By Av8t on January 17, 2014
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This book is one I will keep and refer to often. Lots of writing tips and exercise to become a better writer.
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By Joe L. on January 14, 2014
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Not bad or great just another textbook for class. Why do textbooks come out more than car models? seriously we can use a two year old textbook and refer to updates. Or just go digital.
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