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The Transition to College Writing 2nd Edition

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About the Author

KEITH HJORTSHOJ (Cornell University) is the Director of Writing in the Majors in the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Writing Workshop, which offers courses and services for students who encounter difficulty with writing and reading, especially in the first year of college. He has worked extensively with faculty development and teacher training across the curriculum. Currently, Hjortshoj is developing courses, workshops, and a book on writing for graduate students.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 2 edition (January 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312440820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312440824
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an excellect book--and later I'll write a fuller review--but for Bedford/St. Martins to charge 36 bucks for this slender volume is outrageous. I had wanted to recommend it as the summer book for all our incoming froshers, but not at this price. Too bad. Keith Hjortshoj, you've written a great book. Unfortunatly, not enough people will read it.

Eric Boyer

Director of the English Program

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, New York 13210
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The book came in great condition, brand new! I have finished reading it for class and it's not that bad. It actually tries to relate to occurences that I will understand easily and connect to in my expiereinces with writting, reading and even note taking and studying.
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I bought this book as a requirement for a Writing class that trained me to become a writing tutor at my college. I found the book was full of great points about how writing is different in college versus high school, and it addresses the many misconceptions about writing. It also touches on many of the elements that professors are looking for in freshman writing and beyond. I think it is a great tool for tutors to use and understand when tutoring freshman. I do think this book can be very overwhelming for a freshman to pick up and read without guidance from a mentor or tutor though. if you are a new freshman and looking to get this book, try not to be overwhelmed, and seek the writing center at your college for writing tutors who can give you advice and help you with your first few papers, in addition to simply reading this book.
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I've used this book in my classes for many years and gifted it to dozens of students and children of family and friends. It is a fairly comprehensive guide to making the change from high school to college with tips and explanations meant to maximize student potential. Once you buy the book, use it- read it, think about it, plan with it, discuss it, critique it. It won't do any good on your shelf, in your car, or under your bed. The first step to being successful in college is wanting it bad enough to work for it.
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This book spoke to me in my first year of college, after finished reading it, I felt more motivated to change myself and my habits to cooperate with college writing
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20 days from purchase is terrible. Price was good but needed and expected this sooner not 20 days later.
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Received the book earlier than expect and it looked brand new. Very happy with my purchase.
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