AUTHORS: Blau/Burak - ©2010
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WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire students like you—showing you how to produce well-written pieces that people will want to read. The book’s 11 Assignment chapters cover real-world genres such as application essays, news articles, editorials, proposals, public service messages, and film reviews. WITW is motivating and sophisticated, with dynamic visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the world beyond the campus. Throughout, the authors don’t treat you as a student, but as a serious writer who is capable of writing for an audience beyond that of your instructor. In all of the book’s writing tasks, you are asked to write as if your work will be submitted for publication—or to actually do so. With this as the end result, you learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style—skills directly transferable to all of your college writing and to the writing you will do for work and community. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.
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