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ESSENTIAL WRITINGSKILLSFORCOLLEGE & BEYONDC.M. GILL2
AcknowledgmentsI would like to express my gratitude to those who helpedbring this book to fruition, especially my students, whoinspired the idea for it: Thank you for your dedication towriting and learning and for making my work feel not atall like work.To the many teachers who taught me to write, to think,and to learn, without whom this book would not exist:Thank you Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Watson, Mr. Quisenberry,Mr. Proctor, Dr. Cohen, Professor Rosenberg, ProfessorBeebe.SpecialthankstoProfessorRobinGallaherBranch for reinvigorating in this disinterested, brashfreshman writing student her love for literature, writing,and teaching. It carried me far and remains in me still.Thank you.I owe a particular debt of gratitude to Professor NancyWilson, one of the best teachers and writers with whom Ihave ever had the pleasure to work and learn.3
Tomycolleaguesandfriendsforsupportingandencouragingmetopersevere:ThankyouKatherineDowdy, Patricia Hernandez, Nadine Cooper-Kohn, andDeloris Collins.Thank you to Austin Community College, EBSCO, andInnovative Interfaces for the use of their screenshots.Special thanks and humble gratitude to my friend Davidfor your time, insights, and advice on the text. Thiswould be a different and much less valuable bookwithout your help.To Thomas, who listened to me blather on about thisbook,andtomanyothers:Thankyouforyoursympathetic ears, your patience, your belief in me, andyour unyielding support and encouragement.Thank you to my friend and sister, Kim; my father andteacher, Charles; my uncle, Larry; and my wonderfullystellar but growing-up-much-too-quickly nephews Tyler,Alex, Dylan, and Silas for supporting me during this andall other endeavors always and without question. Andthank you to my mother, Robin, who is always my first,loudest, and greatest supporter; I couldn’t have writtenany of this without you. Thank you for always beingthere and never giving up on me.4
About the AuthorC.M. Gill has taught academic writing courses for overten years in both university and community collegeenvironments. She has published, presented, and wonawards for her own academic work at national andinternational conferences and currently works as thecollegeandcareerreadinesscoordinatorforAustinCommunity College in Austin, Texas.5
ContentsForewordIntroductionPART I: IDEA-GENERATION STRATEGIESChapter 1: Getting Started and Developing YourIdeasPART II: COMPOSING YOUR ESSAYChapter 2: Your IdeasChapter 3: Breaking Down the EssayChapter 4: Their IdeasChapter 5: Pre-ResearchChapter 6: ResearchChapter 7: Post-ResearchPART III: POLISHING YOUR ESSAYChapter 8: Revising and Editing Your Essay6
Chapter 9: Punctuation and MechanicsPART IV: MAKING THE GRADEChapter 10: The Psychology of Grading and ScoringSuggested Further ReadingAppendix A: Essay-Writing TimelinesAppendixB:SampleStudentEssaywithInstructorCommentsWorks CitedCopyright7

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