Get Writing Paragraphs and Essays

ISBN-10: 1111827214

ISBN-13: 9781111827212

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Mark Connelly
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Description: GET WRITING: PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS helps developmental students learn to think and plan before they write, and evaluate their own and others' writing, with a focus on critical thinking through features called "Critical Thinking: What Are You Trying to Say?" and "Revision: What Have You Written?" The text helps those who are struggling with writing requirements, including recent high school graduates, returning students, or those for whom English is a second language. Integrated exercises enable them to practice what they have just learned, and student papers in annotated first and revised drafts provide realistic models. Sample professional writing demonstrates how writers understand the context of their writing, utilize writing strategies, and make language choices.

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List price: $132.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Getting Started
Why Write?
“Put It in Writing.“
Using Get Writing
Working Together
What Is Good Writing?
The Writing Context
What Is Your Goal?
Who Are the Readers?
What Is the Discipline or Situation?
What Is Expected in the Document?
The College Writing Context
Avoid Plagiarism
Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
The Writing Process
Step 1
Prewriting Techniques
Step 2
Moving from Topic to Thesis
Elements of a Thesis Statement
Organizing Support
Developing an Outline
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Using Peer Review
Step 6
Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Exam
Developing Paragraphs
Developing Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
What Is a Paragraph?
Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
Writing Topic Sentences
Paragraphs Without Topic Sentences
Revising Paragraphs
Using Paragraph Breaks in Dialogue
Supporting Topic Sentences with Details
What Are Supporting Details?
Steps to Building Effective Paragraphs
Start with a Clear Topic Sentence and Focused Controlling Idea
Distinguish Between Supporting Detail and Restating Topic Sentences
Support Topic Sentences with Adequate and Relevant Details
Types of Support
Personal Observations and Experiences
Facts and Opinions
Testimony (Quotations)
Blending Support
Developing Paragraphs Using Description
What Is Description?
Creating Dominant Impressions
Improving Dominant Impressions and Supporting Details
Writing at Work: Description
Student Paragraphs
Description of a Person
Description of a Place
Description of a Concept
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Developing Paragraphs Using Narration
What Is Narration?
Writing Narration: Making a Point
Writing Narration: Using Transitions
Writing Narration: Using Dialogue
Writing at Work: Narration
Student Paragraphs
Subjective Narrative
Personal Narrative
Objective Narrative in a History Paper
Objective Narrative in an Earth Science Research Paper
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Developing Paragraphs Using Example
What Is an Example?
Writing Example Paragraphs
Types of Examples
Using Hypothetical Examples
Writing Example: Using Transitions
Writing at Work: Example
Student Paragraphs
Single, Extended Example
Multiple Examples
Hypothetical Examples
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Developing Paragraphs Using Definition
What is Definition?
Writing Definition: Establishing Meaning
Methods of Definition
The Purpose of Definition
Writing at Work: Definition
Student Paragraphs
Standard Definition
Qualifying Definition
Invented Definition
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Developing Paragraphs Using Comparison and Contrast
What Are Comparison and Contrast?
The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast
Organizing Comparison Paragraphs
Subject by Subject
Point by Point
Writing at Work: Comparison
Student Paragraphs
Subject by Subject
Point by Point
Point by Point
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Planning and Writing Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Developing Paragraphs Using Division and Classification
What Are Division and Classification?
Writing Division Paragraphs
Official and Personal Divisions
Writing Classification Paragraphs
Official and Personal Classifications
Writing at Work: Division and Classification
Student Paragraphs
Division and Classification
Putting Paragraphs Together
Selecting Topics
Developing Paragraphs Using Process
What Is Process? Explaining How Things Work
Giving Directions
Writing Paragraphs That Explain
Writing Paragraphs That Give Directions
Writing at Work: Process
Student Paragraphs
Explaining How Something Works
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