Ticket to Write Writing Skills for Success

ISBN-10: 0205822754

ISBN-13: 9780205822751

Edition: 2013

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Description: Ticket to Write, a cutting-edge developmental writing textbook, focuses on contemporary media and issues that stimulate student learning, covers paragraph and essay development simultaneously, and employs a “solutions approach” to grammar. Ticket to Write engages novice and ELL writers via issues in pop culture and contemporary life and addresses students’ increased use of technology with an all encompassing media theme that utilizes online videos, MyWritingLab (includes a book-specific module in which students can complete in-book writing assignments and exercises right in MyWritingLab), and other contemporary academic sites that keep students connected and engaged like no other writing book. In Part 1 of Ticket to Write, students learn prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading techniques in relation to both paragraphs and essays. In each chapter of Part 2, they learn how to use a specific pattern of organization to construct a paragraph and then an essay. Combining instruction in this way allows students to see the parallels between developing paragraphs and essays, and it shows them how the writing process is integral to both. the coverage of both paragraphs and essays in each chapter in Part 2 allows for individualized instruction: novice students can practice paragraph writing first; more confident writers can move right into essay writing. Through this instructional process, students progressively learn the building blocks of essay writing in a more meaningful way, leading them to more advanced writing and preparing them for composition and other courses in which they will be required to write. The grammar chapters of Ticket to Write provide clear, concise instruction on the grammar issues most important to students. the chapters present material in a format that is easy to use and understand, and they feature multiple exercises for practice. Numerous examples illustrate grammar rules and usage, clearly showing students what the authors are telling them. the Problem/The Fix feature, a solutions approach to identifying and correcting errors, briefly presents common problems, like pronoun reference, under the heading “The Problem,” and then explains and shows one or more ways to correct the error under the heading “The Fix.” This format gives students the ability to revise effectively and efficiently, find and rectify common problems, analyze and amend frequent errors, make adjustments, and improve their overall writing.

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List price: $144.40
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Preface
the Writing Process
the Writing Process and Prewriting
Writing as a Winding Path
the Writing Process
the Building Blocks of Paragraphs and Essays
Prewriting Techniques
Listing
Clustering
Fastwriting
Reporter's Questions
Journaling
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Learning Log
Discovery Drafting
Drafting a Paragraph
Narrowing Your Topic
Discovering and Focusing Your Topic Sentence
Supporting Your Topic Sentence
Organizing Your Supporting Sentences
Identifying Irrelevant Sentences
Drafting an Essay
Discovering and Focusing Your Thesis Statement
Supporting Your Thesis Statement
Organizing Your Ideas
Organizing by Outlining
Unity and Coherence in Paragraphs and Essays
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
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Learning Log
Revising
Why You Should Revise
Purpose
Topic, Unity, and Coherence
RAMS: Replace, Add, Move, Subtract
Checking the Parts
Revision Checklist for a Paragraph
Revision Checklist for an Essay
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Learning Log
Editing and Proofreading
Check…1, 2, 3…Check…Readjust
Editing and Proofreading Checklist
Getting Feedback: Peer Review
Peer Review Options
How to be a Helpful Peer Reviewer
Tips for Effective Peer Review
Sample Peer Reviewer's Checklist
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Learning Log
Publishing and Academic Writing
Publishing
Classroom Publishing: Formatting Your Paper
MLA Formatting Requirements
Formatting for Other Disciplines
Other Publishing Opportunities
Personal Publishing
Online Publishing
Print Publishing
Academic Writing
Organizational Structures for Academic Writing
the Five-Paragraph Essay
Digging Deeper: Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay
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Learning Log
Type of Paragraphs and Essays
Descriptive Writing
Getting Started in Descriptive Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Descriptive Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "Exceedingly Extraordinary Games,"
Professional Essay: "Mick, Mom, and Me,"
Writing Your Descriptive Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Narrative Writing
Getting Started in Narrative Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Narrative Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience1
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "Eyes Opened,"
Professional Essay: "Willie, My Thirteen-Year-Old Teacher,"
Writing Your Narrative Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Illustration Writing
Getting Started in Illustration Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started: Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "I Love My Dog, But I'm Not ‘In Love' with Her,"
Professional Essay: "Our View on Free Speech: Want to Complain Online?
Look Out. You Might Be Sued." USA Today
Writing Your Illustration Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Process Writing
Getting Started in Process Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Process Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "Choosing a College Major,"
Professional Essay: "Finding Good Dining Away from Home,"
Ed Shuttleworth
Writing Your Process Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Definition Writing
Getting Started in Definition Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Definition Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "Some Go Too Far,"
Professional Essay: "I Want a Wife,"
Writing Your Definition Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Compare and Contrast Writing
Getting Started in Compare-and-Contrast Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Stauffer
Getting Started with Your Compare-and-Contrast Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional
Essays
Student Essay: "My Family Thanksgivings,"
Professional Essay: "What's for Dinner, Sweetie? Heartburn,"
Writing Your Compare-and-Contrast Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
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Learning Log
Classification Writing
Getting Started in Classification Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Classification Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Create a Topic Sentence
Draft Supporting Details
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "Vacation Types for Everyone,"
Professional Essay: "The 12 Most Annoying Types of Facebook,"
Writing Your Classification Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Cause-and-Effect Writing
Getting Started in Cause-and-Effect Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Cause-and-Effect Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Student and Professional Essays
Student Essay: "A Cause for Pinching Pennies,"
Professional Essay: "Life Interrupted,"
Writing Your Cause-and-Effect Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
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Learning Log
Persuasive Writing
Writing at Work: Snapshot of a Writer
Getting Started with Your Persuasive Paragraph
Choose a Topic
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience and Purpose
Draft Your Paragraph
Revise Your Paragraph
Peer Review
Take II
Student Essay: "Keeping a Watchful Eye,"
Professional Essay: "Texas Lawmakers' Guns-On-Campus Bills Still a Bad
Idea," The Dallas Morning News
Writing Your Persuasive Essay
Choose a Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
Generate Ideas
Define Your Audience
Draft Your Essay
Organize Your Essay
Apply Critical Thinking
Revise Your Essay
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Learning Log
Writing Situations
Resource-Based Writing
Integrating Sources
Quoting
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
MLA Documentation
In-Text Citations
Works Cited Page
MLA Handbook
APA Citation
In-Text Citations
Reference Page
APA Manual
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Learning Log
In-Class Writing
Reading and Understanding Essay Questions to Determine Form and Purpose
Form: How to Organize Your Answer
Purpose: How to Determine Your Focus
Checklist for Reading Essay Questions
Using the Writing Process to Answer Essay Questions
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Learning Log
Personal and Business Writing
Personal Journaling
Why Journal?
Three Journaling Categories
Business Letters
Inquiries or Request Letters
Business Thank-you Letters
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Electronic Writing and New Technologies
Email
Blogs
Discussion Groups
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Writing Newspaper Articles and Examining Journal Articles
Newspapers
News Articles
Editorials
Feature Articles
Professional Journals
Finding Professional Journals
Academic Writing and Writing for a Professional Journal
Literary Journals
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Grammar and Mechanics
Sentence Fragments and Run-ons
What Are Sentence Fragments?
Complete Sentences Versus Sentence Fragments
Recognizing Fragments
Four Methods for Recognizing Sentence Fragments
Repairing Fragments
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Learning Log
What Are Run-On Sentences?
Recognizing Run-Ons
Repairing Run-Ons
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Consistency
What Is Consistency?
Verb Consistency
Verb Tenses
Six Main Tenses
Problems with Verb Consistency
What Is Pronoun Consistency?
Point of View
Problems with Pronoun Consistency
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Subject-Verb Agreement
What Is Subject-Verb Agreement?
Correcting Subject-Verb Agreement Errors
Prepositional Phrases
Clauses
Indefinite Pronouns
Collective Nouns
Expressions of Amounts
Unusual Nouns
Compound Subjects
Inverted Order: When the Subject Follows the Verb
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Learning Log
Pronouns
What Are Pronouns and Antecedents?
Types of Pronoun
Demonstrative pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronouns Must Clearly Identify Their Antecedents
Pronouns Must Agree in Number with Their Antecedents
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Learning Log
Parallel Structure
What Is Parallel Structure?
Correcting Faulty Parallelism
Problems with Verbs
Problems with Nouns or Pronouns
Problems with Adjectives
Problems with Adverbs
Problems with Phrases
Problems with Clauses
Problems with Chronology (Time Order)
Problems with Order of Importance
Problems with Correlative Conjunctions
Listen for Parallelism
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Learning Log
Sentence Variety
What is Sentence Variety?
Sentence Functions
Sentence Constructions and How to Vary Them
Simple Sentences
Complex Sentences
Compound-Complex Sentences
Varying Sentence Length
Varying Sentence Beginnings
Rearrange Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
Rearrange Adverb Clauses, Noun Clauses, and Infinitive Phrases
Rearrange Present Participial Phrases, Past Participial Phrases, and Gerund Phrases
Sentences That Begin with There is or There are
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Learning Log
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
What Are Misplaced Modifiers?
Misplaced Single-Word Modifiers
Misplaced Phrases and Clauses
What Are Dangling Modifiers?
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Learning Log
Word Choice
Wordiness
Redundancy (You've Said It Before; Don't Say It Again)
Wordy Phrases You Can Omit
Vagueness
Clich�s
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Learning Log
Figurative Language
What is Figurative Language?
Literal Language
Figurative Language
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Learning Log
Easily Confused Words and Phrases; Spelling, Abbreviations, and Numbers
What Are Homophones?
Easily Confused Phrases
Why Is Spelling Difficult?
Five Handy Spelling Rules
Abbreviations
Numbers
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Learning Log
Punctuation Marks
Final Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Apostrophes
Commas
Colons
Semicolon
Hyphens
Dashes
Parentheses
Italics and Underlining
Ellipsis Points
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Learning Log
Reading Tips and Additional Readings
Reading Tips
What is Critical Reading?
Before You Begin Reading
Create a Positive Reading Environment
Get Acquainted with the Textbook
Get Acquainted with Shorter Material
Activate Your Background Knowledge
Determine Your Purpose for Reading
Skimming
Scanning
While You're Reading
Connect with the Material
Annotate
Increase Your Vocabulary
Ask Questions
Read and Reread
After You Read
Summarizing
Take on a Different Persona
Collaborate in a Study Group
Get Help from the Professionals
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Additional Readings
"My Home Is New Orleans"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
Making Critical Connections
"My Journey from Scribbling to Art in Only 60 Years"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"Ah, to Return to the Halcyon Days of Academe"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"Boxers, Briefs, and Books"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"The Death of My Father"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"Can't We Talk?"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"More Than Meet Public's Eye"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
"The Pitfalls of Linking Doctors' Pay to Performance"
A Closer Look
Making Critical Connections
Study Skills (available in the MWL/eText only)
Motivation and Learning Styles
What is Motivation?
Rah-Rah-Rah! Erase Negative Attitudes and Low Self-Esteem
Using Your Learning Style to Improve and Develop Your Study Skills
What is a Learning Style?
Why Determining Your Learning Style Can Help You
Ten Study Skills Tips to Use If You're Predominantly a Visual Learner
Ten Study Skills Tips to Use If You're Predominantly an Auditory Learner
Ten Study Skills Tips to Use If You're Predominantly Kinesthetic Learner
Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Types of Motivation
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Learning Log
Time Management
What Is Time Management?
Using Time Charts
The Big Picture: Look at Your School Term
The Smaller Picture: Look at Your Week
The Daily Picture: Create Your To-Do List
Your G.P.A. (Goals, Plans, Actions)
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Make a Sign
Don't Overcommit
Do the Hard Parts First
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Learning Log
Note-Taking and Listening Skills
Why Taking Notes Is Important
Do's and Don'ts for Taking Notes
Using Shorthand
Taking Notes in Class
Before Class
During Class
Arranging Your Notes
Hone Your Listening Skills
What to Listen for and Note in Classes
Main Points
Verbal Hints
Transitional Words and Phrases
Other Verbal Hints
Body Language
If You're Overwhelmed
After Class
Run That by Me Again
Learning Log
Mnemonics
What Is Mnemonics?
Short Sayings
Rhymes
Mental Pictures
Definitions
Acronyms
Acrostics
Auditory Aids
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Learning Log
Vocabulary
Vocabulary in Writing
Dictionaries
Thesauruses
Denotation and Connotation
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Learning Log
Strategies for Reducing Stress
College Life = Stress
What Is Stress?
Causes of Stress
Dealing with Stress
Deep Breathing
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Changing Your Thought Patterns
Working It Out
Thinking It Out
Just Say No
Eat Right, Sleep Right
Write About It
Dealing with Test Anxiety
What You Can Do Before a Test
What You Can Do During the Test
What You Can Do After the Test
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Learning Log
Strategies for Taking Exams
Objective Tests
Word Choice: Absolute Words and Qualifiers
Multiple Choice
True/False
Fill-in-the-Blank (Sentence Completion)
Matching
Essay Tests
Hints for Taking Essay Tests
Instruction Words and What They Mean
Tips for Taking Timed Writing
What to Do Before, During, and After an Exam
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Learning Log
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