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Published: 
June 2019
Page Count: 
544
ISBN: 
978-1-4533-9218-8

Introduction to Writing

Version 2.0 By: Scott McLean

Key Features:

  • Exercises designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration are integrated into the text. These exercises help reinforce concepts and develop interpersonal skills and critical thinking in students.
  • Exercises that involve self-editing and collaborative writings to develop and promote student interest.
  • Clear internal summaries and displays of information make it easy for students to locate desired content.
  • Simplified rule explanations to provide context and facilitate increased knowledge retention.
  • Structured chapters and segments.
  • Customizable.

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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: developmental writing and first year composition.

Scott McLean's Introduction to Writing provides step-by-step instructions to help students build writing, reading, and critical thinking skills. It introduces students to paragraph writing and composition while also providing a comprehensive review of grammar. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses a variety of concepts with clear, concise, and engaging examples. Concepts and examples are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning and mastery of quality writing in every chapter. Introduction to Writing's incremental approach makes it suitable for a wide range of writing levels and abilities.

New in This Version:
  • Reorganized sections and chapters: essay writing is covered first, followed by a discussion of writing basics.
  • Added a new section on accessibility.
  • Updated examples throughout the text.
  • Updated videos, photos, and graphics.

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Instructor Manual

Instructor Manual

The Instructor Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

A PowerPoint presentation highlighting key learning objectives and the main concepts for each chapter are available for you to use in your classroom. You can either cut and paste sections or use the presentation as a whole.

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Scott mclean

Scott McLean Walden University

Scott McLean is a Contributing Faculty Member in the Communication Department at Walden University. He also served as an Associate Professor of Business Communication for the W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University—Yuma, on a combined campus partnership with the University of Arizona and Arizona Western College. Scott McLean was the 2007–2011 Shadle-EdgeCombe Endowed Faculty Chair at Arizona Western College. Scott is the author of The Basics of Speech Communication, The Basics of Interpersonal Communication, and The Basic of Communication Studies, currently published by Pearson. He is also the author of Business Communication for Success, Business English for Success, Writing for Success, Intercultural Communication, and Group Communication (co-authored with Phil Venditti) with FlatWorld, has published in peer-review journals, classic car magazines, and newspapers. From his experience working with students at the community college and undergraduate level, including English 95 (development), 100 (college prep), 101 (composition and argumentation), 102 (literature and analysis) and 350 (business communication), he has learned the importance of clear, concise learning resources with scaffolding, frequent opportunities for engagement and demonstration of skill mastery, and the importance of the first English course as well as the Business Communication/English course on overall academic success for many students. He also serves as an international consultant to business and industry, and has worked with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon; served on the Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) Evaluation Panel for the National Institutes of Health; evaluated programs for the Ministry of Hacienda, Chile; and many others. He has taught at AWC/San Luis on the US/Mexican Border, for Central Oregon Community College’s Branch Campus on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and for Universidad San Sebastian in Concepcion, Chile. Scott studied at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, at Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, and at Northern Arizona University–Flagstaff Department of English in the area of Professional Writing. He and his family divide their time between Chile and the United States.
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