About This Book

About This Book

This College Writing Handbook is a modified version of the Guide to Writing by Vallerie Mott and a writer listed as “Alexis.” The original version of this book was released under a CC-BY license and is copyright by Lumen Learning. The changes to this book listed are released under a CC-BY-SA license and are copyright by Joshua Dickinson of Jefferson Community College.

List of Changes

  • Added Instructor Resources in private view.
  • Renumbered all the Parts to accommodate the addition of Parts 1 & 7.
  • Created Part 1: Thinking Through the Disciplines and reordered the remaining sections.
  • Added ESL Writing Online Workshop page (from the Excelsior OWL site) to Part 4: Usage.
  • Added Sentence Style page to Part 5: Sentence Structure.
  • Reordered Part 6, adding the following pages: Active Writing vs. Passive Writing; The Writing Process; Thesis Hints; How not to Write the Introduction and Conclusion; Transitions Placemat; Outlining; Taking Notes, Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing; Quote Sparingly, Checklist: Using Quotations Effectively; The One-Sentence Paraphrase Rule; How Instructors View Paraphrases; Moves for Providing Commentary; How Might I Avoid Letting Source Use Take Over?; and Peer Editing is Inherently Self-Interested.
  • Added Part 7: Diction.
  • Expanded Part 8: Research to include the following Pages: SUNY Jefferson Information Literacy Tutorial; Argument Pointers: Some Basics. . . ; Why Mark Up Your Texts?; U of Southern Mississippi Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial; Avert the Goblin Threat in this Interactive Plagiarism Game!; Citing FAQs, Research Worksheet: Types of Evidence; The Annotated Bibliography Exercise.
  • Expanded Part 9: MLA Citations to include MLA Style and What to Include When Citing, and Citing Sources in MLA LibGuide.

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