Dolphin Writer - Crafting Essays

ISBN-10: 061837910X
ISBN-13: 9780618379101
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

TheHoughton Mifflin College Writing Seriesis a three-volume series focusing on writingfrom sentences to paragraphs to essaysin an easy-to-understand format and at an affordable price. Each volume of theCollege Writing Seriespresents students with comprehensive yet approachable coverage of the writing process, from prewriting through peer evaluation, revision, and preparation of the final paper, and each also includes a section of numerous level-appropriate readings. A focus on student success in all areas of reading, writing, and studying helps students organize, manage, and implement techniques, including how to use a computer to assist in the writing process. Book Three includes complete coverage of essay skills. TheHoughton Mifflin College Writing Seriesfeatures the same topics and content as other comparable textbooksbut for a third of the price. Step-by-step explanations of the writing process, including many student models, give students a clear understanding of how good writing actually works. The text features a multitude of practice exercises, including self-tests that help students hone their writing skills. Suggested answers appear in the back of the book. Web Workboxes at the end of each chapter provide suggestions for Web sites with additional help, exercises, or suggestions for further exploration. Chapter pedagogy, including goals for each chapter and a chapter review self-test, supports students in anticipating, learning, and reviewing key concepts. Book Three includesFocus on Researchboxes to help students begin to think about how to find sources of information, how to keep track of their information, and ultimately how to appropriately incorporate sources into their own writing.

Preliminary Contents
Improving Writing and Thinking
The Writing Process
Step One: Prewriting
Step Two: Organizing and Outlining
Step Three: Writing
Step Four: Revising
Step Five: Editing and Preparing the Final Draft
Reviewing Paragraphs
Developing Paragraphs and Essays with the Rhetorical Modes
The Reading/Writing Connection
Narration
Description
Process
Illustration
Classification
Division
Comparison/Contrast
Cause/Effect
Definition
Argument
Combinations of Patterns
Research, Summarizing
Reading Selections
"Not the Marrying Kind"
"Driving Home"
"Body & Soul"
"All work and no play"
"Shoot First, Regret Legislation Later"
"One Family's Tree"
"Coalition of the Differing"
"The Seven Deadly Nyms"
"The Guardian" Dana Gioia, "Why literature matters"
Handbook Sentence Skills The Simple Sentence Coordination Subordination Mechanics
Appendix: Additional Practice for Multilingual Writers

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