Effective Writing in College

by Shannon Mrkich

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Effective Writing in College

By Shannon Mrkich, Ph.D

Copyright © 2019

Subject/Discipline: English, Writing

Keywords: writing, critical thinking, analysis, writing process 

About the Book

Effective Writing in College provides an introduction to the writing process and to common writing genres. This book connects the importance of reading and writing, as well as encourages students to discover their strengths. Students will find graphic organizers, resources, and active learning assessments. 


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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Reading and Thinking in College
  • Chapter 2: Writing in College
  • Chapter 3: Narrative
  • Chapter 4: Rhetorical Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Casual Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Theory of Writing and Business Letter



  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Edition: First

Recommended Citations

  • MLA: Mrkich, Shannon. Effective Writing in College. First, West Chester University, 2019.
  • APA: Mrkich, S. (2019). Effective Writing in College (First). West Chester University.
  • Chicago: Mrkich, Shannon. Effective Writing in College. First. West Chester, PA: West Chester University, 2019.


  • Copyright © 2019, Shannon Mrkich, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, All rights reserved.