- viii, 184 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
- Contents: Introduction: be interesting, or "B.S."? -- Who's listening? -- Blinded by science -- Subject and object -- Data -- Specific versus general -- Active voice, active mind -- Rhythm and emphasis -- A jury of your peers -- Who says? and so what? -- Claim, warrant and support -- Writing the analytical paragraph -- Classical argumentation -- "B.S." and how to detect it -- Writing for yourself -- The eScholar and the library -- Quotation and documentation -- The critical lens -- The open house -- Introduction and threshold -- Agent and thesis -- Plan -- Conclusion and takeaway -- A short chapter on titles -- Revision: the second look.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Negating the notion that there is no such thing as 'bad' writing, this book guides first-year students through the dos and don'ts of composition. Emphasizing the importance of writing in all majors, the author encourages students to find their own voice and to express themselves without jargon or 'academese'"--Provided by publisher.