Introduction to College Writing at CNM
Compiled and created by Jennifer Schaller and Tammy Wolf
1st version edited by Bradley Joseph, Patricia O’Connor, Mattie Hensley, Sandra Rourke, Melanie Rodriguez, Jennifer Krohn Bourgeois, and Chris Prentice.
2nd and current version edited, revised, and written with the help of Angelika Schwamberger, Jessica Mills, Marissa Juarez, Trish O’Connor, Anne Key, Anne Turner, Tammy Wolf, and Jennifer Schaller.
Unless otherwise noted, all the text is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
This textbook is a derivative of seven creative commons texts—Successful Writing, Writer’s Handbook, A Guide to Perspective Analysis, Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, English for Business Success, and Visual Rhetoric. Jennifer Schaller and Tammy Wolf reduced the original text content; additionally, they created original introductions and added original chapters, licensed as CC BY-SA 4.0.
Part 1: Introduction to College Writing
Part 2: Writing Processes
- Chapter 4: Writing for Different Rhetorical Situations
- Chapter 4.1: Rhetorical Modes
- Chapter 5: Considering Audience
- Chapter 5.1: Digital Audiences
- Chapter 6: Drafting Strategies
- Chapter 7: Outlining
- Chapter 8: Thesis Development
- Chapter 9: Paragraph Development
- Chapter 9.1: Paragraph Development contd.
- Chapter 10: Revising and Peer Review
- Chapter 10.1: Revising and Peer Review contd.
Part 3: 1101 Genres
- Chapter 12: Personal Narratives
- Chapter 11: Summary
- Chapter 13: Reflection Writing
- Chapter 14: Comparison and Contrast
- Chapter 15: Reports
- Chapter 16: Evaluations
- Chapter 17: Proposals
- Chapter 18: Digital Composition and Multimodal Texts
- Chapter 18.1 Digital Tools for the Prewriting Process
- Chapter 18.2 Design Principles for Print and Digital Media
- Chapter 18.3: Multimodal Genres (Websites, Presentations, and Infographics)
- Chapter 18.4: Multimodal Genres (Videos and Podcasts)
Part 4: Analysis and Critical Thinking
- Chapter 19: What is Analysis?
- Chapter 20: Considering Your Subjectivity
- Chapter 21: Developing an Analysis from a Critical Reading of Examples
- Chapter 21.1: Developing an Analysis from a Critical Reading of Examples contd.
- Chapter 22: Using Interpretation to Develop Thesis
- Chapter 23: Explanations and Significance: Developing Your Analysis
- Chapter 23.1: Explanations and Significance: Developing Your Analysis contd.
- Chapter 23.2: Synthesis Writing
- Chapter 24: Analyzing Visual Rhetoric
- Chapter 25: The Analytical Essay: Expressing Your Points of View
- Chapter 25.1: The Analytical Essay: Expressing Your Point of View contd.
Part 5: Argumentative Writing
Part 6: Research Process, MLA and APA
- Chapter 30: Developing Your Research Process
- Chapter 30.1: Exploratory Essays and Informative Research Papers
- Chapter 31: Gathering Reliable Information
- Chapter 31.1: Gathering Reliable Information contd.
- Chapter 32: Evaluating Sources
- Chapter 33: Compiling and Managing Research
- Chapter 34: Drafting Your Paper
- Chapter 34.1: Academic Research Papers
- Chapter 35: Annotated Bibliography
- Chapter 36: Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
- Chapter 36.1: MLA Formatting
- Chapter 36.2 Parenthetical or In-Text Citations
- Chapter 36.3: Works Cited
- Chapter 37: Formatting an APA Style Paper
- Chapter 38: APA Citing and Referencing Techniques
- Chapter 39: Creating an APA References Section