Lunsford Version: See the updates in Writer's Help 2.0

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Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version:

What’s coming in the Fall 2016 update

 

Feature

Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version (current)

Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version (summer 2016 and beyond)

LearningCurve activities

 

25 (in separate folder)

33 (in separate folder)

Diagnostic quizzes

(same)

Grammar Diagnostic A

Grammar Diagnostic B

Reading Diagnostic A

Reading Diagnostic B

Grammar Diagnostic A

Grammar Diagnostic B

Reading Diagnostic A

Reading Diagnostic B             

Exercises

204

 

(in TOC and More Resources tab)

298, including 100 autoscored exercises

 

(all except Top 20 Editing Quizzes appear in the More Resources tab)

Video

(same)

 

26 videos with prompts

5 additional videos in resources

 

Video tool allows instructors and students to upload, share, and comment on videos.

26 videos with prompts

5 additional videos in resources

 

Video tool allows instructors and students to upload, share, and comment on videos.

Student writing samples

 

23 with prompts

28 student models in a range of disciplines and genres

e-Book

 

The Everyday Writer 5e

 

Chapters are numbered and arranged exactly as in The Everyday Writer 5e.

Writer’s Help 2.0 works with any Lunsford handbook. Contents are drawn from The St. Martin’s Handbook 8e and Everyday Writer 6e, but WH Lunsford now has digital-first organization (no numbering) so instructors can freely rearrange content to match the needs of their course.

MLA content

MLA coverage based on

MLA Handbook, 7th edition (2009)

MLA coverage based on

MLA Handbook, 8th edition (2016)

 

Feature

Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version (current)

Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version (summer 2016 and beyond)

Smart search

yes

yes

Prebuilt lessons

 

no

yes

  • Analyzing the use of sources in an argument
  •  Low-stakes practice peer review
  •       Reflecting formally and informally on your work
  •       Working in genres and media for academic assignments

Coverage for multilingual writers

separate section

Integrated throughout Writer’s Help to meet the needs of today’s classrooms and to ensure that all students who need the content have access to it

QBA “Question Picker”

no

yes

Instructors can create, edit, and assign quiz questions using the “Question Picker”

LearningCurve in Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford Version

Fall 2016 

Active and passive voice

Apostrophes

Argument: Arguable claims *

Argument: Persuasive appeals *

Argument: Reasoning and logical fallacies *

Argument: Topic, purpose, and audience *

Articles and nouns for multilingual writers

Capital letters

Comma splices and fused sentences

Commas

Coordination and subordination

Critical reading

Evaluating, integrating, and acknowledging sources (APA)

Evaluating, integrating, and acknowledging sources (MLA)

Fragments

Modifiers

Nouns and pronouns

Parallelism

Prepositions and conjunctions

Prepositions for multilingual writers

Pronouns

Quotation marks and italics

Semicolons and colons

Sentence structure for multilingual writers

Shifts

Subject-verb agreement

Topic sentences and supporting details

Topics and main ideas

Verbs

Verbs for multilingual writers

Verbs, adjectives, and adverbs

Vocabulary

Word choice

 

* New for fall 2016

Attachments

    Outcomes