Details about Rules for Writers 8th edition
Rules for Writers — your college writing handbook. One of the pleasures of college writing is exploring ideas and discovering what you think about a subject. You may fi nd that the writing process leads you in unexpected directions — the more you read about a topic, the more questions arise for you to consider; new questions may lead you to challenge your initial assumptions. It is in the process of writing — of thinking in depth about ideas — that you learn what’s interesting in a subject and why you care about it. And it is through this process that you fi gure out not just what you think, but why you think it. Rules for Writers will be your companion throughout the writing process, helping you to develop your authority as a thoughtful and eff ective writer. College off ers many opportunities to write and to learn from the process of writing and revising. In a criminal justice course, for example, you may be asked to write a policy memo or a legal brief; in a nursing course, you may be asked to write a case study or a nursing practice paper. To write in these courses is to learn how to think like a criminologist or a nurse and to contribute your ideas to the discipline’s important conversations and debates. As you write college papers, you’ll have questions about how to engage with other writers who have written about your topic, how to support your ideas with well-documented evidence, and how to communicate your points eff ectively. Rules for Writers provides the guidance you’ll need to write successful college papers in all your courses.