Strategies for College Writing Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays

ISBN-10: 0321104366
ISBN-13: 9780321104366
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $158.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 5/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Provides extensive coverage of both the writing and reading processes with a focus on academic writing––the type of writing students will be doing in their college careers. Some of the major areas of coverage are the writing process, paragraph development, information gathering, essay development, revision, methods of development, sentence development and editing, critical reading and writing strategies. Anyone interested in improving writing skills.

Preface
Writing Paragraphs and Essays
Understanding the Writing Process
Prewriting
Writing
Rewriting
Selecting and Limiting a Topic
Selecting Your Own Topic
Modifying an Assigned Topic
Limiting a Topic
Setting Goals and Generating Ideas
Using Invention Strategies
Using Informal Planning Outlines
Constructing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences
Basic Structure of a Paragraph
Writing Effective Topic Sentences
Placement of Topic Sentences/Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Constructing Paragraphs: Supporting Details
Using Specific Details to Support Topic Sentences
Patterns for Structuring Supporting Details
Relevant and Irrelevant Details
Moving from Paragraph to Essay
Introduction: Stating the Thesis
Body: Developing the Thesis
Conclusion: Reemphasizing the Thesis
From Paragraph to Essay
Gathering Information
Interviewing
Observing
Combining Interviews and Observations
Achieving Coherence
Arranging Ideas
Connecting Ideas
Unifying Ideas
Achieving Coherence in Essays
Revising Your Essay
Revising for Focus and Unity
Revising for Content and Development
Revising for Organization and Coherence
Strategies for Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Methods of Development
Description
Understanding Description
Writing Descriptive Paragraphs
Writing Descriptive Essays
Narration
Understanding Narration
Writing Narrative Paragraphs
Writing Narrative Essays
Process
Understanding Process Writing
Writing Process Paragraphs
Writing Process Essays
Example
Understanding Examples
Writing Example Paragraphs
Writing Example Essays
Comparison and Contrast
Understanding Comparison and Contrast
Writing Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs
Writing Comparison/Contrast Essays
Classification
Understanding Classification
Writing Classification Paragraphs
Writing Classification Essays
Cause and Effect
Understanding Cause and Effect
Writing Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Writing Cause and Effect Essays
Definition
Understanding Definition
Writing Definition Paragraphs
Writing Definition Essays
Persuasion
Understanding Persuasion
Writing Persuasive Paragraphs
Writing Persuasive Essays
Writing and Editing Sentences
Simple Sentences
Essential Elements of the Sentence
Basic Patterns of the Simple Sentence
Expanding the Simple Sentence
Adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Appositives
Compound Sentences
Connecting Independent Clauses
Punctuating Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Adverb Clauses
Adjective Clauses
Noun Clauses
Signaling Relationships in Complex Sentences
Punctuating Complex Sentences
Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Run-On Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
Agreement with Regular and Irregular Verbs
Special Problems with Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Usage
Pronoun Reference and Agreement
Pronoun Case
Using Pronouns with -Self and -Selves
Using a Consistent Point of View
Using Nonsexist Pronouns
Verb Tenses and Forms
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Problem Verbs: Sit/Set, Lie/Lay, Rise/Raise
Special Uses of the Verbs To Be and To Have
Consistency in Tense
Modifiers
Adjectives and Adverbs
Comparatives and Superlatives
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Sentence Style
Avoiding Wordiness
Achieving Sentence Variety
Writing Effective Comparisons
Using Parallelism
Punctuation and Capitalization
Punctuation
Capitalization
Spelling
Personal Spelling Problems
Commonly Misspelled Words
Spelling Rules and Patterns
Critical Reading and Writing Strategies
Reading Critically
Developing Critical Reading Skills
Guidelines for Critical Reading
Outlining and Summarizing
Outlining to Study
Summarizing
Reviewing Books and Films
Reading/Viewing the Work to Be Reviewed
Writing the Review
Annotated Book Review
Taking Essay Exams
Understanding Essay Exam Terminology
Guidelines for Taking Essay Exams
A Mini-Reader on American Culture
Identity
"Mother and Freedom"
"Living in Two Worlds"
"Tossing Identity and a Bouquet"
Cumulative Assignments for Unit One
College Life
"In Praise of the F Word"
"Freshman Year 101"
"College Valued Less for Learning Than for Earning"
Cumulative Assignments for Unit Two
Lifestyles
"Chinese Space, American Space"
"What You Do Is What You Are"
"Made in America"
"Could You Live with Less?"
Cumulative Assignments for Unit Three
Diversity
"Child of the Americas"
"The Legacy of Generation N"
"Time to Look and Listen"
"I Have a Dream"
Cumulative Assignments for Unit Four
Documenting and Citing Sources
Glossary of Research Terms
Sample Student Paper (MLA Style)
Credits
Index

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