Blueprints for Writing Building Essays

ISBN-10: 0495802468

ISBN-13: 9780495802464

Edition: 2014

Authors: Pam Mathis

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BLUEPRINTS FOR WRITING: BUILDING ESSAYS demystifies the writing process by guiding you through each step of the essay plan, or blueprint. This text empowers you to write essays from the start, providing numerous practice exercises, activities, and prompts to help you along the way. BLUEPRINTS FOR WRITING focuses on the writing process in various modes of development, offering abundant student writing samples throughout, including more than thirty student essays. Part III includes four chapters on critical reading, providing close reading strategies and six professional readings, which are supplemented by more than twenty additional readings in an appendix. The text also includes comprehensive coverage of the most common grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and style issues that you will encounter. Coverage of incorporating research and practical writing are also included, complete with student samples that illustrate how writing is relevant to your academic, personal, and professional life.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 7.28" wide x 9.06" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.860

Preface
The Writing Process
An Overview of the Writing Process
The Writing Process: The Introduction
The Writing Process: The Body
The Writing Process: The Conclusion
The Writing Process: Proofreading and Editing
The Writing Process: Student Essays
Sample Essay Blueprint: 'College Success Skills
' 'Advantages of Speaking Spanish'
'Chismville'
Your Turn
Photo Op
The Thesis and Blueprint
Writing the Thesis: An Overview
Writing the Thesis: Deciding on a Topic
Your Turn
Your Paper
Writing the Thesis: Developing the Critical Opinion
Your Turn
Your Paper
Building a Simple Blueprint: Overview
Building a Simple Blueprint: The 'Why' Blueprint
Building a Simple Blueprint: The 'How' Blueprint
Building a Simple Blueprint: The 'When' Blueprint
Building a Simple Blueprint: The 'What' Blueprint
Putting the Thesis and Simple Blueprint Together: Forms of the Thesis and Simple Blueprint
Putting the Thesis and Simple Blueprint Together: Making Sure Your Simple Blueprint Is Parallel
Your Turn
Putting It All Together
Your Paper
Photo Op
Essay Blueprint
The Topic Sentence
The Topic Sentence: An Overview
Using Appropriate Transitions
Adding a Reminder of the Critical Opinion
Your Turn
Presenting the Point from the Simple Blueprint
Putting It All Together
Your Paper
Photo Op
Supporting Your Points
Types of Support: An Overview
Types of Support: Brief Examples
Types of Support: Narrative Examples
Types of Support: Statistics
Types of Support: Quotations
Types of Support: Combining Different Types of Support
Putting It All Together
Planning the Support for Your Essay
Your Paper
Photo Op
Coherence.Coherence: An Overview
Detailed Support
Your Turn
Your Turn
Transitions
Your Turn
Reminders
Your Turn
Putting It All Together
Your Paper
Photo Op
Unity.Unity: An Overview
Problems within Paragraphs
Your Turn
Problems within Essays
Your Turn
Your Paper
Photo Op
The Introduction: The Icing on the Cake
The Introduction: An Overview
Narrative Examples as Motivators
Related Quotations as Motivators
Startling Statistics as Motivators
Interesting Facts as Motivators
Straw Men as Motivators
Transitioning from Your Motivator to Your Thesis and Simple Blueprint
Putting It All Together
Your Paper
Photo Op
The Conclusion: Wrapping It Up
The Conclusion: An Overview
The Reworded Thesis
The Clincher
Putting It All Together
Your Paper
Photo Op
Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading and Editing: An Overview
Proofreading: An Overview and Tips
Editing: An Overview, Tips, and Examples
'Advantages of Learning to Manage Time' First Draft: Reading for Content Errors
Second Draft: Reading for Grammar and Punctuation Errors
Final Draft with Edits
'Media's Representation of Skateboarding' First Draft: Reading for Content Errors
Second Draft: Reading for Grammar and Punctuation Errors
Final Draft with Edits
Your Turn
Your Paper
Photo Op
The Modes Of Writing
Narration.Narration: An Overview
Narrative Paragraphs: Writing a Topic Sentence
Your Turn
Narrative Paragraphs: Writing in Chronological Order and Using Appropriate Transitions
Your Turn
Narrative Paragraphs: Maintaining a Consistent Point of View
Your Turn
Narrative Paragraphs: Using a Consistent Verb Tense
Your Turn
Narrative Essays: The Writing Process
Essay Blueprint
Narrative Essays: The Body
Student Essay: 'Handkerchief Anyone?'
Narrative Essays: The Introduction
Narrative Essays: The Conclusion
Narrative Essays: More Student Essays
'Economic Slump .
I Believe It!'
'A 'Nugget' of Wisdom'
Your Paper
Photo Op
Description.Description: An Overview
Descriptive Paragraphs: Creating a Dominant Point
Your Turn
Descriptive Paragraphs: Using Vivid Details
Your Turn
Descriptive Paragraphs: Using a Logical Arrangement
Your Turn
Descriptive Essays: The Writing Process
Essay Blueprint
Descriptive Essays: The Body
Student Essay: 'Unplanned Pregnancy'
Descriptive Essays: The Introduction
Descriptive Essays: The Conclusion
Descriptive Essays: More Student Essays
'Playing in Jacksonville'
'The Neighbors'
Your Paper
Photo Op
Illustration.Illustration: An Overview
Illustration Paragraphs: Writing a Topic Sentence
Your Turn
Illustration Paragraphs: Developing Vivid Examples
Your Turn
Illustration Paragraphs: Using a Logical Arrangement
Saving the Strongest Point for Last
Stating Points in Chronological Order
Starting with the Most Familiar Examples
Illustration Paragraphs: Using Appropriate Transitions
Your Turn
Illustration Essays: The Writing Process
Essay Blueprint
Illustration Essays: The Body
Student Essay: 'The Green Revolution'
Illustration Essays: The Introduction
Illustration Essays: The Conclusion
Illustration Essays:
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