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Write Now
Write Now

Write Now, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 1264598408 | ISBN13: 9781264598403
By Karin Russell
© 2024

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College students taking the first-year composition course often wonder how it will benefit them. From the beginning, Write Now has been designed to respond to that question by demonstrating that being able to write effectively is essential for achieving success, and that writing can be a worthwhile and satisfying experience. Write Now builds greater student confidence as learners approach writing for college, for their careers, or for their everyday lives, while guiding them through the process of exploring ideas, drafting, revising, and editing their work.  The Rhetorical Star, used throughout the text, keeps students focused on their writing situation as they draft, revise, edit and design their work. Write Now provides students with plenty of practical, hands-on advice for dealing with any writing situation they might encounter, whether they are writing as students or as professionals. 


Ch. 1 Getting Started with Writing 
Ch. 2: The Writing Process
Ch. 3: Writing Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays 
Ch. 4 The Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Connection 


Ch. 5 Describing and Narrating: Memories
Ch. 6: Dividing and Classifying: Media and Popular Culture 
Ch. 7. Explaining a Process: Cultures and Traditions
Ch. 8. Comparing and Contrasting: Computers and Technology
Ch. 9 Analyzing Causes and Effects: Health and Medicine
Ch. 10 Persuading: Relationships
Ch. 11 Evaluating: Film and the Arts
Ch. 12 Solving a Problem: Crime and Justice

Ch. 13 Planning and Writing a Research Paper
Ch. 14 Documenting a Research Paper
Ch. 15 Delivering an Oral or Multimodal Presentation


A. Editing Sentences  
B. Editing Words (Diction)  
C. Editing Grammar
D. Editing Punctuation
E. Editing Mechanics
F. Editing Spelling
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About the Author

Karin Russell

Karin Russell has been helping students achieve success for nearly 30 years. Russell earned her B.A. degree from Stetson University and her M.S. degree from Florida State University. She has taught a variety of composition and humanities courses for several Florida schools, including Eastern Florida State College, Nova Southeastern University, and several career colleges. For the past 24 years, Russell has been a full-time English instructor at Keiser University, where she also served as the English department chair for 12 years. Russell is especially interested in showing students how writing is applicable to their future careers and enabling students to develop their writing skills through a process-oriented, multimodal approach to composition. She passionately believes that nearly anyone can become a good writer with the right instruction and enough practice. Russell debuted the rhetorical star method of writing in her textbook Write Now


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