Paragraphs and Essays With Integrated Readings

ISBN-10: 1133309992

ISBN-13: 9781133309994

Edition: 12th 2013

List price: $168.95
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PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS is the higher-level companion to SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND in the popular two-book Brandon series. Written in an informal, engaging style, this easy-to-use text takes students through all the stages of the writing process as they transition from simple to complex writing assignments. Instruction in this book--comprehensive, flexible, relevant, contemporary, and stimulating--is predicated on the ideas that reading and writing are linked and that good writing is the product of thoughtful and systematic revision. Sample student paragraphs and essays with stages exemplify the patterns of writing, while clear reading instruction offers students the opportunity to analyze readings and to practice the reading-based writing required in academic environments. Students master common writing patterns while learning to use material from reading selections as a springboard for writing in the form of summary, reaction, or two-part response. Reading-based writing helps them transition to the next level of the English program. It has been especially successful in helping students move from the developmental English program to freshman composition and beyond. Supporting that approach are more than seventy high-interest readings are integrated throughout the Twelfth Edition for analysis and as models of good writing. Clear, explicit writing prompts underpin each reading and provide reading-based, cross-curricular, career-related, and general topics for writing. In addition, the photo/art program promotes critical thinking, lively discussion, and analytical writing. The text is flexible in its format, allowing instructors to begin at any stage of instruction and to emphasize the paragraph or the essay, or to mix assignments.
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Book details

List price: $168.95
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

Kelly Brandon is a partner in the father-son writing team for two best-selling series, SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND WITH INTEGRATED READINGS and PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, as well as the AT A GLANCE books. He is a tenured professor of English at Santa Ana College, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His B.A. is from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.A. is from the University of California at Santa Barbara. For recreation he does bodybuilding, backpacks, plays the clarinet, drives his fully restored 1953 yellow and white Chevrolet Bel Air, listens to music, and reads eclectically and voraciously.

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