Bridges to Better Writing

ISBN-10: 1111833877

ISBN-13: 9781111833879

Edition: 2nd 2013

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BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING, 2E, makes the writing process less daunting to students by guiding them through each step, giving them only what they need to know for a specific writing task. Throughout the text, the authors incorporate the writing process, grammar, and professional writing models into their discussion of the methods of development so that students can connect the skills all at once. With writing samples from each method that illustrate how writing is relevant to students' academic, personal, and future professional lives, BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING motivates students to take control of their future by developing better writing skills.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.772

Luis Nazario is Assistant Chair of the English Department at Pueblo Community College, where he has taught developmental and college-level courses since 1990. Professor Nazario completed his BA at Inter American University in Puerto Rico and his MA at New York University. Together with text coauthor Deborah Borchers, Nazario has presented work on service learning at conferences and later worked on modules for developmental English to be used in the Department of Corrections. In addition, he has developed Internet courses in both developmental and college-level courses, designed college-level hybrid courses, and restructured his course to be taught as a learning community. In 2011, Professor Nazario received the Jerry Wartgow Teaching with Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System.

Debbie Borchers is Chair of the English Department at Pueblo Community College, where she is in her twenty-fifth year as a member of the faculty. Professor Borchers began her teaching career as a student of Near Eastern culture in Cairo. After returning to the United States, Professor Borchers earned her MA in TESL from the University of Arizona. Together with Luis Nazario, Borchers has implemented innovative service learning programs, student and faculty assessments, and standards for the English curriculum. She also has developed an online Introduction to Literature course and has presented workshops on Writing Across the Curriculum and developmental education.

Writing Your Paper
Let's talk about writing
Understanding That Writing Is Thinking
Using and Understanding This Book
Being Aware of Writing Realities
Attitudes and Myths about Writing
Reconsidering Your Attitude about Writing
Connecting Reading to Writing
Writing Your Paper
The Writing Process
Prewriting
Drafting
Revising
Proofreading
Reflecting
Writing your descriptive paragraphs
Previewing Your Task
Writing for College
Writing in Your Profession
Writing in Everyday Life
Understanding Description
Using Sensory Details
Using Figurative Language
Deciding on the Dominant Impression
Ordering Your Descriptive Details
Connecting Reading to Writing
Preparing to read
Increasing Your Vocabulary
Reading Selection: “On Being Cripple“
Reading Connection
Understanding the Reading
Understanding the Structure, Style, and Tone
Making a Personal Connection
Writing Your Descriptive Paragraph
Prewriting
Discovering and Limiting Your Topic
Prewriting Strategy: Listing and Freewriting
Topics to Consider
Identifying Your Audience
Establishing Your Purpose
Setting Your Tone
Stating Your Dominant Impression
Outlining Your Ideas
Drafting
Coherence: Using Transitions
Revising
Style Tip: Using a Variety of Sentence Lengths
Problem-Solution
Proofreading
Common Error 1 Sentence Fragments
Reflecting
Writing Your Descriptive Narrative Essay
Previewing Your Task
Writing for College
Writing in Your Profession
Writing in Everyday Life
Understanding Narrative
Using the Elements of Plot
The Beginning
The Middle
The End
Supporting Your Narrative
Using Descriptive Language
Using Words to Describe Emotions
Using Verbs Effectively
Using Dialogue
Connecting Reading to Writing
Preparing to read
Increasing Your Vocabulary
Reading Selection: “The Struggle to be an All-American Girl“
Reading Connection
Understanding the Reading
Understanding the Structure, Style, and Tone
Making a Personal Connection
Writing Your Descriptive Narrative
Prewriting
Discovering and Limiting Your Topic
Prewriting Strategy: Listing, Freewriting, and Questioning
Topics to Consider
Identifying Your Audience
Establishing Your Purpose
Setting Your Tone
Formulating Your Thesis
Outlining Your Ideas
Drafting
Paragraphing
Writing Your Beginning
Writing Your Middle
Writing Your End
Coherence: Using Transitions
Revising
Style Tip: Varying Sentence Structure
Problem-Solution
Proofreading
Common Error 2 Editing for Shifts in Verb Tense
Applying Previous Knowledge
Reflecting
Writing Your Expository Paragraphs
Previewing Your Task
Writing for College
Writing in Your Profession
Writing in Everyday Life
Understanding the Expository Paragraph
Expository Paragraph Structure
The Topic Sentence
The Topic and the Controlling Idea
Limiting Your Topic
Placement of the Topic Sentence
The Support: Major and Minor
Levels of Generality
Developing Your Paragraph with Facts and Details
Unity
The Conclusion
Connecting Reading to Writing
Preparing to read
Increasing Your Vocabulary
Reading Selection: “The Fine Art of Letting Go“
Reading Connection
Understanding the Reading
Understanding the Structure, Style, and Tone
Making a Personal Connection
Writing Your Expository Paragraph
Prewriting
Discovering and Limiting Your Topic
Prewriting Strategy: Freewriting and Questioning
Topics to Consider
Identifying Your Audience and Establishing Your Purpose
Setting Your Tone
Formulating Your Topic Sentence
Outlining Your Ideas
Drafting
Writing Your Major and Minor Supports
Coherence: Using Transitions
Writing Your Conclusion
Revising
Style Tip: Subordinating Ideas
Problem-Solution
Proofreading
Common Error l3 Fused Sentences
Common Error 4 Comma Splices
Applying Previous Knowledge
Reflecting
Developing Your Essay Through Illustration
Previewing Your Task
Writing for College
Writing in Your Profession
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