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Passages A Writer's Guide

ISBN-10: 0312101171
ISBN-13: 9780312101176
Edition: 3rd 1995
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Description: This developmental rhetoric with readings emphasizes prewriting, drafting, and proofreading with step-by-step instruction, progressing from paragraph to essay and from personal to public concerns.

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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This developmental rhetoric with readings emphasizes prewriting, drafting, and proofreading with step-by-step instruction, progressing from paragraph to essay and from personal to public concerns.

Preface
Overview: The Writer and the Writing Process
Your Attitudes toward Writing
Shaping a Positive Attitude toward Writing
Passage: On Keeping a Diary
A Guide to Writing Paragraphs and Essays
Observations (Details)
Observe and Take Notes
Put Details into Complete Sentences
Create an Opening Sentence and Revise Your Descriptions
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Traffic Jam
In Las Vegas: Working Hard for the Money
Belongings (Description)
Probe Your Topic
Draft a Descriptive Paragraph
Revise for Effective Organization
Revise and Proofread
Passages: The Blond Guitar
Shaman
Places (Place Description)
Discover and Develop a Topic through Clustering
Draft a Place Description
Revise Your Place Description
Revise and Proofread
Passages: River Street
A Goody Bag in a One-Room House
Virtues and Vices (Examples)
Develop Examples through Listing, Probing, and Clustering
Draft a Paragraph with Examples
Revise for Clear Organization
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Worrying Myself to Death
The Sentimentalist
Growing (Narration)
Freewrite
Draft a Paragraph That Tells a Story
Revise for Vivid Details and Clear Organization
Revise and Proofread
Passages: A Sweet Magnolia Leaf Cut
Work (Objective Report)
Draft a Personal, Informal Job Description
Draft a Formal, Objective Job Description
Revise Your Formal Job Description for Clear Organization
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Teacher's Aide
On Waitressing
Complaints (Formal Letter)
Identify and Focus Your Complaint through Brainstorming
Draft a Complaint Paragraph
Draft a Letter of Complaint
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Complaint against Dr. Legree
Open Letter to the A.S.P.C.A.
Skills (Process Analysis)
Discover and Narrow a Topic
Prepare an Instructional Outline
Draft the Skills Paragraph
Revise and Proofread
Passages: How to Catch Crabs
Making the Grades: How to Cram
Changes (Comparison)
Explore Your Topic and List Details
Draft Two Paragraphs: "Then" and "Now"
Draft a "Then" and "Now" Essay
Revise and Proofread
Passages: From Mullett's to IGA
They Also Wait Who Stand and Serve Themselves
Modern Times (Evaluating Effects)
List and Illustrate Advantages and Disadvantages
Draft Several Short Paragraphs
Draft an Essay
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Learning at a Distance
Living with My VCR
Reasons (Causes)
Brainstorm
Draft Reason Paragraphs Developed with Explanations and Examples
Draft an Essay
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Learning to Hate Mathematics
Women and Science
Approaches (Classification)
List Approaches to an Activity
Explain and Describe Each Approach
Draft an Essay
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Shopping at the Pig
You Are How You Eat
Issues (Argument)
Explore Both Sides of the Issue
Draft Paragraphs in Support of Your Argument
Draft an Essay
Revise and Proofread
Passages: Time for an Anthem the Country Can Sing
Education--Less of It!
Additional Essays Assignments
Daily Log (Description and Narration)
Passage: A Day in the Homeless Life
Mementos (Description and Narration)
Passage: My Superman Suit
Experiences (Narration)
Passage: The Closet (Student's name withheld by request)
Rules (Explanations and Examples)
Passage: Gather Round, Collegians
Profiles (Descriptions, Examples, Narration)
Passage: The Tough Old Bird
Outsiders (Description, Narration, Examples)
Passage: The Playground Pariah
Neighborhood (Description, Explanations, Persuasion)
Passage: My Oakland
Rituals and Procedures (Process Analysis)
Passage: The Red Wedding Dress
Sales (Persuasion)
Passage: Tressel Toaster
Choices (Comparison)
Passage: Still Making a Spectacle Out of Yourself?
Problem Solving (Explanation and Argument)
Passage: Needed: A License to Drink
Values (Definition)
Passage: Compassion
Holidays (Explanation and Argument)
Passage: Blushing Monday
Reviews (Summary and Evaluation)
Passage: An Airhead Exercise in Aimless Activity
Responses (Critical Analysis and Evaluation)
Passage: The Lesson
A Guide to Writing Sentences
Basic Sentence Structures
Basic Sentence Parts
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Coordinating Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Additional Sentence Structures
Adjective Clauses
Appositives
Adverb Clauses
Participle Phrases
Absolutes
Further Practice in Building Paragraphs
Clear, Complete Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Run-on Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
The Principle of Agreement
Rules of Subject-Verb Agreement
Making Have, Do, and Be Agree with Their Subjects
Words between the Subject and Verb
Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects
Verb Tenses
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Pronouns
Using the Different Forms of Pronouns
Making Pronouns Agree with Their Antecedents
Making Pronouns Refer Clearly to Their Antecedents
Punctuation and Mechanics
Punctuation
Mechanics
Words
Using the Dictionary
Correct Spelling
Choosing the Correct Word
Directness
Appendices
Testing Word and Sentence Skills (Diagnostic Tests)
Essay Examinations
The R�©sum�© and Letter of Applicatio

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