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Blueprints 2 : Composition Skills for Academic Writing

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9780618144105

ISBN10:
0618144102
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Pub. Date:
9/11/2002
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Cengage Learning
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TheBlueprintsacademic writing series offers a unique combination of instruction in the rhetorical processes, while focusing on paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. This dual focus helps students develop good writing habits and avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism. Additional Writing Assignments from Academic Disciplines allows them to practice their new skills on the types of writing tasks they will face outside the ESL classroom. Engaging readings on academic topics, ranging from DNA testing and computer programs to literary analysis, tea ceremonies, and marketing health and fitness, increase students' comprehension and familiarize them with writing in an academic setting. A complementary web site offers accompanying exercises to reinforce the writing practice, mechanics, and grammar covered in the texts.

Table of Contents

Blueprints 2 Skills Chart xii
Welcome to Blueprints xvi
To the Teacher xvi
To the Student xviii
Preface to Blueprints 2 xix
Unit 1 PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY
1(28)
Part A Blueprints for the Paragraph and the Essay
2(21)
The Paragraph
2(2)
Unity and Coherence in Paragraphs
4(2)
Unity
4(1)
Coherence
5(1)
Transition Expressions
6(2)
The Essay
8(15)
The Thesis Statement
13(1)
Essay Introductions
14(4)
The Body of the Essay
18(1)
Essay Conclusions
19(4)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing an Essay
23(6)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
23(6)
Prewriting: Brainstorming
24(1)
Planning: Outlining
24(1)
Partner Feedback Form 1
25(1)
First Draft
25(2)
Partner Feedback Form 2
27(1)
Final Draft
27(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
28(1)
Unit 2 CLASSIFICATION ESSAYS
29(28)
Part A Blueprints for Classification Essays
30(20)
What Is a Classification Essay?
30(2)
Unity in Classification Essays
32(1)
Coherence in Classification Essays
33(1)
Transition Expressions: one/another/a third (fourth, etc.) + classifying word
33(1)
Blueprint Classification Essays
34(6)
Blueprint Classification Essay 1: Amazing Animals
34(3)
Blueprint Classification Essay 2: Ten Thousand Teas
37(3)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
40(10)
Grammar Focus: Passive Voice
40(3)
Sentence Check: Adjective Clauses
43(7)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing a Classification Essay
50(7)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
50(7)
Prewriting: Using a Checklist to Get Ideas
51(1)
Planning: Using a Tree Diagram
52(1)
Partner Feedback Form 1
52(1)
First Draft (``posing questions'' as an introductory technique)
52(3)
Partner Feedback Form 2
55(1)
Final Draft
55(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
56(1)
Unit 3 PROCESS ESSAYS
57(27)
Part A Blueprints for Process Essays
58(20)
What Is a Process Essay?
58(2)
Types of Process Essays
59(1)
Introductions in Process Essays
59(1)
Conclusions in Process Essays
60(1)
Unity in Process Essays
60(2)
Coherence in Process Essays
62(2)
Maintaining Chronological Order
62(2)
Transition Expressions: First (second, third, etc.), next, now, then, finally, before, after, once, as soon as, while, during, over, between + noun phrase
64(1)
Blueprint Process Essays
65(7)
Blueprint Process Essay 1: Baby Talk
65(4)
Blueprint Process Essay 2: Exercise for Everyone
69(3)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
72(6)
Grammar Focus: Articles
72(3)
Sentence Check: Adverb Clauses
75(3)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing a Process Essay
78(6)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
78(6)
Prewriting: Visualizing, Sketching, and Listing
79(1)
Planning: Making a Flow Chart
79(1)
Partner Feedback Form 1
80(1)
First Draft (the ``funnel method'' as an introductory technique)
80(2)
Partner Feedback Form 2
82(1)
Final Draft
82(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
83(1)
Unit 4 COMPARISON/CONTRAST ESSAYS
84(33)
Part A Blueprints for Comparison/Contrast Essays
85(22)
What Is a Comparison/Contrast Essay?
85(3)
Three Organizational Methods
85(3)
Unity in Comparison/Contrast Essays
88(2)
Coherence in Comparison/Contrast Essays
90(1)
Transition Expressions: both (noun) and (noun), not only... but also..., nevertheless, on one hand... on the other hand, in contrast, whereas, unlike + noun, like + noun, conversely, although, even though, though
91(2)
Blueprint Comparison/Contrast Essays
93(7)
Blueprint Comparison/Contrast Essay 1: Examining the Popularity of Julia Roberts' Characters
93(4)
Blueprint Comparison/Contrast Essay 2: Two Kinds of English
97(3)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
100(7)
Grammar Focus: Comparisons with more, most; er, est; as...as, the same...as
100(3)
Sentence Check: Parallelism
103(4)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay
107(10)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
107(10)
Prewriting: Using Lists to Generate Categories for Comparison/Contrast
108(1)
Planning: Using a T-Diagram
108(3)
Partner Feedback Form 1
111(1)
First Draft (the ``quotation'' as an introductory technique)
111(3)
Partner Feedback Form 2
114(1)
Final Draft
114(2)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
116(1)
Unit 5 CAUSE/EFFECT ESSAYS
117(27)
Part A Blueprints for Cause/Effect Essays
118(17)
What Is a Cause/Effect Essay?
118(3)
Methods of Organization
118(3)
Unity in Cause/Effect Essays
121(1)
Coherence in Cause/Effect Essays
121(1)
Transition Expressions: because/as/since + s + v, therefore, consequently, thus, as a result + s + v, as a result of
122(1)
Blueprint Cause/Effect Essays
123(5)
Blueprint Cause/Effect Essay 1: Marketing Health and Fitness
123(2)
Blueprint Cause/Effect Essay 2: Why Plastic Surgery?
125(3)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
128(7)
Grammar Focus: Verb Tense Review
128(4)
Sentence Check: Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
132(3)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing a Cause/Effect Essay
135(9)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
135(9)
Prewriting: Using a Spoke Diagram
136(3)
Planning: Creating a Cause/Effect Chart
139(1)
Partner Feedback Form 1
140(1)
First Draft (the ``dramatic statement'' as an introductory technique)
140(2)
Partner Feedback Form 2
142(1)
Final Draft
142(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
143(1)
Unit 6 REACTION ESSAYS
144(23)
Part A Blueprints for Reaction Essays
145(14)
What Is a Reaction Essays?
145(2)
Unity in Reaction Essays
147(1)
Coherence in Reaction Essays
147(2)
Coherence Techniques: repetition of key terms or phrases, using a pronoun to refer to a previous noun or noun phrase, using synonyms
148(1)
Blueprint Reaction Essays
149(6)
Blueprint Reaction Essay 1: The Hourglass and Me
149(2)
Blueprint Reaction Essay 2: A Reaction to Dylan Thomas' ``Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night''
151(4)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
155(4)
Grammar Focus: Word Forms
155(2)
Sentence Check: Sentence Variety
157(2)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing a Reaction Essay
159(8)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
159(8)
Prewriting: Using Your Eyes as a Camera
160(1)
Planning: Combining Descriptions and Reactions
161(1)
Partner Feedback Form 1
162(1)
First Draft (``background'' as an introductory technique)
162(2)
Partner Feedback Form 2
164(1)
Final Draft
165(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
166(1)
Unit 7 ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAYS
167(33)
Part A Blueprints for Argumentative Essays
168(22)
What Is an Argumentative Essay?
168(4)
Developing an Argumentative Essay
168(2)
Introductions in Argumentative Essays
170(1)
Methods of Organization for Argumentative Essays
170(2)
Unity in Argumentative Essays
172(1)
Coherence in Argumentative Essays
173(1)
Transition Expressions: although it may be true that, despite the fact that, certainly, surely
173(1)
Blueprints Argumentative Essays
174(8)
Blueprint Argumentative Essay 1: Why Adopt a Vegetarian Diet?
174(4)
Blueprint Argumentative Essay 2: Coffee: Surprising Benefits from This Herbal Supplement
178(4)
Grammar Focus and Sentence Check
182(8)
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
182(3)
Sentence Check: Noun Clauses
185(5)
Part B The Writing Process: Practice Writing an Argumentative Essay
190(10)
The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
190(10)
Prewriting: Searching for Information to Support Your Argument
191(1)
Planning: Synthesizing Information and Using an Outline
191(3)
Partner Feedback Form 1
194(1)
First Draft (``turning an argument on its head'' as an introductory technique)
195(2)
Partner Feedback Form 2
197(1)
Final Draft
198(1)
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines
199(1)
Unit 8 PARAPHRASING, SUMMARIZING, AND SYNTHESIZING IN ACADEMIC WRITING
200(17)
Blueprints for Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Synthesizing in Academic Writing
201(16)
What Are Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Synthesizing?
201(1)
Paraphrasing
202(5)
Examples of Paraphrasing
203(4)
Summarizing
207(4)
Examples of Summarizing
208(3)
Synthesizing
211(6)
Synthesis Examples
212(5)
Appendix 1 Paragraph Practice 217(1)
Appendix 2 Guidelines for Partner Feedback 218(1)
Appendix 3 Partner Feedback Forms 219(27)
Appendix 4 Creating Essay Titles 246(1)
Appendix 5 Finding and Documenting Information from Sources 247


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