Writing Processes and Structures An American Language Text

ISBN-10: 0472089390

ISBN-13: 9780472089390

Edition: 2004

Authors: Brian Altano

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Writing Processes and Structuresteaches effective paragraph writing skills by introducing students to the rhetorical modes of description, narration, process, comparison and contrast, and persuasion. Models work with ESL and Generation 1.5 students. The multitude of activities and assignments cultivate vocabulary development and grammar skills. The first chapter introduces students to the basic skills necessary for successful academic writing by reviewing Microsoft Word, grammar, vocabulary, sentence types and their punctuation, journal-writing, and the peer review process. Each chapter ofWriting Processes and Structuresincludes an introduction to the type of paragraph mode and a reading in the appropriate style. Student models are provided in an appendix.
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Book details

List price: $28.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

To the Instructor
The Basics
Working with Microsoft Word
Parts of Speech
Sentence Types and Punctuation
Basic Definitions
Journal Type 1: The Personal Journal
Peer Evaluation
Description Paragraphs
Description Paragraphs
Vocabulary Acquisition: Adjectives
Grammatical Structures: Subject-Verb Agreement
Writing Skills: The Topic Sentence
Journal Type 2: Creative Listings
Graded Writing Assignment: Describe a Painting or Work of Art
Part 2 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 2 Assignment Checklist
Part 2 Journal Summary
Narration Paragraphs
Narration Paragraphs
Vocabulary Acquisition: Verbs
Grammatical Structures: Independent Clauses
Writing Skills: Outlining
Journal Type 3: The Dream Journal
Graded Writing Assignment: A Night to Chicago
Part 3 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 3 Assignment Checklist
Part 3 Journal Summary
Process Paragraphs
Process Paragraphs
Vocabulary Acquisition: Adverbs
Grammatical Structures: Modals
Writing Skills: Proofreading
Journal Type 4: The Double-Entry Journal
Graded Writing Assignment: Write a Process Paragraph on Observation and Deduction
Part 4 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 4 Assignment Checklist
Part 4 Journal Summary
Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Vocabulary Acquisition: Nouns
Grammatical Structures: Connectors
Writing Skills: Enhancing Creativity
Journal Type 5: The Four-Entry Journal
Graded Writing Assignment: Compare and Contrast Two Languages
Part 5 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 5 Assignment Checklist
Part 5 Journal Summary
Persuasion Paragraphs
Persuasion Paragraphs
Vocabulary Acquisition: Word Clusters
Grammatical Structures
Writing Skills: Writing Evaluation
Journal Type 6: The Memorandum Journal
Graded Writing Assignment: Write a Persuasion Paragraph on a Social Issue
Part 6 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 6 Assignment Checklist
Part 6 Journal Summary
The Essay
The Essay
Vocabulary Acquisition: Using the Dictionary
Grammatical Structures: Adjective Clauses
Writing Skills: Symbolism and Figurative Language
Journal Type 7: The Essay as Journal Entry
Graded Writing Assignment: Who Am I Really?
Student Essay: What I Have Learned in This Course
Part 7 Summary
Reflections on Your Progress
Part 7 Assignment Checklist
Part 7 Journal Summary
Answer Key
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