Dolphin Writer Composing Paragraphs and Crafting Essays

ISBN-10: 0618379118

ISBN-13: 9780618379118

Edition: 2008

Authors: Houghton Mifflin Company Staff

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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 Two includes complete coverage of paragraph-to-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 Two includes coverage of critical thinking, as well asFocus 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.
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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.134

Preliminary Contents
Each chapter begins with Goals, includes a Review, and concludes with Web Work. Each of the Reading Selections in Part III is followed by Vocabulary, Comprehension Check, Mode and Skill Check, and Questions for Discussion and Writing
Improving Writing and Thinking Expectations and Attitudes Writing as Opportunity
The Opportunities Before You Now Writing Opportunities
The Writing Process
Prewriting The Writing Process Prewriting Topic to Main Idea Prewriting to Main Idea: A Student Demonstration
Organizing and Outlining Organizing Outlining Organizing and Outlining: A Student Demonstration
Writing a Paragraph
The Paragraph and Its Purpose
A Step-By-Step Guide to Composing a Paragraph
Some Helpful Tips for Composition
Writing a Paragraph: A Student Demonstration
Revising Revising vs. Editing Revising for Completeness
Revising for Cohesiveness
Revising for Coherence
Two Important Revision Tips
Revising a Paragraph: A Student Demonstration
Proofreading, Editing, and Preparing the Final Draft Editing to Improve Style
Editing to Correct Major Sentence Errors
Editing Errors in Grammar and Mechanics
Editing Spelling Errors
Preparing the Final Draft
Editing a Paragraph: A Student Demonstration
Writing the Essay
The Essay and Its Parts
Steps in Writing an Essay: A Student Demonstration
Developing Paragraphs and Essays with the Rhetorical Modes
The Reading/Writing Connection
Reading for Ideas
Reading for Learning and Critical Thinking
Reading to Improve Writing Skills
Active Reading Critical Reading
Keeping a Reading Journal
Narration Writing a Narrative Paragraph
Using Vivid Language
Writing Longer Narratives and Narrative
Essays In Summary: Steps in Writing Narratives
Topic Ideas for Narratives
Description Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Using Vivid Language
Writing Longer Descriptions and Descriptive Essays
In Summary: Steps in Writing Descriptions
Topic Ideas for Descriptions
Process Writing a Process Paragraph
Writing Longer Process Passages and Process
In Summary: Steps in Writing Process
Topic Ideas for Process
Illustration Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Writing Longer Illustration Passages and Illustration Essays
In Summary: Steps in Writing Illustration
Topic Ideas for Illustration
Writing a Classification Paragraph
Writing Longer Classification
Passages and Classification
In Summary: Steps in Writing Classification
Topic Ideas for Classification
Division Writing a Division Paragraph
Writing Longer Division
Passages and Division
In Summary: Steps in Writing Division
Topic Ideas for Division
Comparison/Contrast Writing a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph
Writing Longer Comparison/Contrast Passages and Comparison/Contrast
Essays In Summary: Steps in Writing Comparison/Contrast
Topic Ideas for Comparison/Contrast
Cause/Effect Writing a Cause/Effect Paragraph
Writing Longer Cause/Effect Passages and Cause/Effect
Essays In Summary: Steps in Writing Cause and Effect Topic Ideas for Cause/Effect
Definition Writing a Definition
Paragraph Writing
Longer Definition Passages and Definition
Essays In Summary: Steps in Writing Definition
Topic Ideas for Definition
Argument/Persuasion Writing an Argument
Paragraph Writing
Longer Arguments and Argument
Essays In Summary: Steps in Writing Argument and Persuasion
Topic Ideas for Argument
Combining Modes Of Development
Some Common Combinations
Writing a Paragraph
Using a Combination of Modes
Combining Modes in Longer Passages and Essays
In Summary: Steps in Combining Modes Topic Ideas for Combining Modes
Reading Selection
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