From Jan. 24 - Feb. 4, 2022, most in-person, lecture-based classes at SCTCC will shift to a fully online format.
By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Whether you are an instructor working on writing up material for yourself, or a student strengthen their writing skills – it’s tough.
Facing that blank page, and coming up with the words and ideas you need and then putting them into order so it makes sense, can be kind of intimidating.
But of course, when things are hard the library is here for you!
You do not need to read every word in a book about writing; but having some structure to help you make sense of your work can make it a lot easier. (And when you have a library book, you know we are here supporting you and rooting for your success! We’re a team!)
We have a few books to recommend to you.
A few of the paper books in the library:
- Help! for writers : 210 solutions to the problems every writer faces by Clark, Roy Peter.
- Successful writing at work , by Kolin, Philip C.
- Writing that works : how to communicate effectively in business, e-mail, letters, memos, presentations, plans, reports, proposals, resumes, speeches, By Roman, Kenneth.; Raphaelson, Joe
- Technical writing basics : a guide to style and form By Holloway, Brian R
- How to write an essay by Marshall, Justin.
A few of the electronic books you can read any time through our catalog:
- Science research writing for non-native speakers of English by Hilary, Glasman-Deal
- Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? by Leigh, S. Rebecca
- Writing development in struggling learners : understanding the needs of writers across the lifecourse by Miller, Brett, editor; McCardle, Peggy, editor; Connelly, Vince, editor.
- Pathways Through Writing Blocks in the Academic Environment by Evans, Kate
- Prison Pedagogies: Learning and Teaching with Imprisoned Writers by Joe Lockard, Sherry Rankins-Robertson
- The Columbia guide to social work writing by Green, Warren; Simon, Barbara Levy
- Professional writing for the criminal justice system by Harrison, Jill; Weisman, Daniel; Zornado, Joseph L
- L2 writing beyond English by Nur, Melinda
- Learning and Teaching Writing Online: Strategies for Success by Deane, Mary; Guasch, Teresa
- A guide to writing sociology papers ; by University of California, Los Angeles. Sociology Writing Group
- Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing by Shaw, Mark
- Writing As a Learning Activity by Klein, Perry; Boscolo, Pietro; Kirkpatrick, Lori; Gelati, Carmen
If you want different writing resources, or more material for specific areas – let me know! I can find something that will be useful for you, to make sure you get writing done.
Mary Jordan: email@example.com