9780134590882

In Concert An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing, MLA Update

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    9780134590882

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    0134590880

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/18/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For combined courses in Developmental Reading and Writing.
This version of In Concert: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing has been updated the reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016) *

A true integration of reading and writing skills instruction
In Concert, Second Edition is the second text in a two-part integrated reading and writing series. While the first volume (In Harmony) focuses on reading and writing skills at the sentence to paragraph level, In Concert moves on to explore reading and writing skills at the paragraph and essay level. This series aims to show students how reading and writing unite to become a single process of understanding and expressing ideas. 

Emphasizing the harmonious nature of the reading and writing processes, it highlights critical thinking and reinforces its relationship to these processes. Student and professional essays are presented at the start of each chapter and used as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Readings are presented as integrated instructional material, rather than as models or additional practice, allowing students to improve on their own reading and writing skills through a single source. Thematic-based chapters help build continuity, elicit student interest, and help them draw on their own prior knowledge. McWhorter’s streamlined presentation and flexible approach work in traditional as well as compressed courses.

*The 8th edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the “increasing mobility of texts,” MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Table of Contents

PART ONE     INTRODUCTION TO READING AND WRITING

 

1          An Overview of the Reading Process (with Writing)

What Is Active Reading?

What is the Reading Process?

Pre-Reading Strategies

         Preview Before Reading

         Examining a Professional Essay “Secrets for  

   Surviving College and Improving Your Grades,”  

   Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Nolan White

         Make predictions

         Connect Reading to Prior Knowledge and  Experience

    Form Guide Questions

During Reading Strategies

         Highlight and Annotate

         Map

         Outline       

         Figure Out Unfamiliar Words

         Analyze Visuals

         Textbook Learning Aids and How to Use Them

         Use the SQ3R System for Learning from Textbooks

Post-Reading Strategies

         Paraphrase

         Summarize

         Use Learning and Recall Strategies

Think Critically

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay “Secrets for Surviving

    College and Improving Your Grades,” Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Nolan White

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

2          An Overview of the Writing Process (with Reading)

What Is Good Writing?

Connect the Reading and Writing Processes

Examining a Professional Article “The Flight from

   Conversation,” Sherry Turkle

The Five Steps in the Writing Process

Examining Student Writing Jake Frey

Generate Ideas

Organize Your Ideas

Consider Your Audience and Purpose

Write a First Draft

Think Critically About Incorporating Visuals into Your Writing

Revise and Rewrite Drafts

Edit and Proofread Your Final Draft

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay The Romance of Technology, Jake Frey

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay “The Flight from Conversation,” Sherry Turkle

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

   

Vocabulary Workshops

WORKSHOP 1        Expanding Your Vocabulary

WORKSHOP 2        Using Context Clues

WORKSHOP 3        Using Word Parts

 

 

PART TWO    READING, WRITING, AND ORGANIZING PARAGRAPHS

 

3          Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences

What Is a Paragraph?

Examining Student Writing “The Russian and U. S. School Systems,” Kate Atkinson

Identifying and Selecting Topics

         Reading: Locating the Topic of a Paragraph

         Writing: Selecting a Topic

Reading and Writing Topic Sentences

         Reading: Locating Topic Sentences

         Reading: Placement of Topic Sentences

         Writing: Refining Your Topic

         Writing: Developing Effective Topic Sentences

         Writing: Broad Versus Narrow Topic Sentences

Think Critically About Topic Sentences

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “The Russian and U. S. School Systems,” Kate Atkinson

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay “Greed, Cancer, and Pink KFC Buckets,” John Robbins

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

4          Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas

What Are Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas?

Examining Student Writing “From Bullet to Blue Sky,” Yesenia DeJesus

Reading: Identify Supporting Details

Types of Supporting Details

Think Critically About Details

Writing: Select and Organize Details to Support Your Topic Sentence

         Selecting Relevant Details

         Including Sufficient Details

         Types of Supporting Details

         Organize Details Effectively

         Use Specific Words

Use Transitions to Guide Your Reading and Writing

Reading: Identify Implied Main Ideas

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “From Bullet to Blue Sky,” Yesenia DeJesus

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay ”Hidden Hunger,” Katie Robbins

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

5          Organization: Basic Patterns

What Are Patterns of Organization?

READING AND WRITING TIME SEQUENCE: CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, PROCESS, AND NARRATION

What Is Time Sequence?

Reading Chronological Order and Process

         Thinking Critically About Time Sequence

Writing Process Paragraphs

Reading Narration

Writing Narration Paragraphs

READING AND WRITING DESCRIPTION

What Is Description?

Reading Description

         Thinking Critically About Description

Writing Descriptive Paragraphs

READING AND WRITING EXAMPLE

What Is an Example?

Reading Example

         Thinking Critically About Example

Writing Example Paragraphs

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”The End of the Road: A Guide to break Ups,” Leila Kaji

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay ”Cairo Tunnel,” Amanda Fields

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

6          Organization: Additional Patterns 

What Are Additional Patterns of Organization?

READING AND WRITING DEFINITION

What Is Definition?

Reading Definition

         Thinking Critically About Definition

Writing Definition Paragraphs

READING AND WRITING CLASSIFICATION

What Is Classification?

Reading Classification

         Thinking Critically About Classification

Writing Classification Paragraphs

READING AND WRITING COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

What Are Comparison and Contrast?

Reading Comparison and Contrast

         Thinking Critically About Comparison and Contrast

Writing Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs

READING AND WRITING CAUSE AND EFFECT

What Are Cause and Effect?

Reading Cause and Effect

         Thinking Critically About Cause and Effect

Writing Cause and Effect Paragraphs

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”Benefits of Joining the Military,” Jessica Nantka

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay ”E-Waste and E-Waste Recycling,” Jay Withgott and Scott Brennan

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

7          Strategies for Revising Paragraphs 

What Is Revision?

Read Critically to Revise

Examining Student Writing Elizabeth Lawson

Writing: Consider Your Purpose and Audience

Reading and Writing: Examine Your Ideas

         Relevant and Sufficient Detail

         Logical Organization of Ideas

         Revise for Specific and Vivid Language

Edit for Correctness

    Keeping an Error Log

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”My Unexpected Addiction,” Elizabeth Lawson

First Draft

First Revision---Showing Changes in Ideas

Second Revision---Showing Editing and Proofreading

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Reading ”Students Vulnerable to Computer Gaming Addiction”

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

 

PART THREE READING AND WRITING ESSAYS

 

8          Reading, Planning, and Organizing Essays

Why Read and Write Essays?

Read Essays to Build Comprehension and Recall

Examining a Professional Reading “To Catch A Liar,” Sandra Parshall

         Think Critically About Essays

Write Essays to Express Ideas

Examining Student Writing “Relationships 2.0: Dating and Relating in the Internet Age,” Ted Sawchuck

Choose a Topic

Generate Ideas About Your Topic

Consider Audience, Purpose, and Tone

Write a Thesis Statement

Plan and Organize Your Essay

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay Student Freewriting, Ted Sawchuck

A Professional Essay “Mind Your Own Browser,” Simon L. Garfinkel

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

9          Drafting and Revising Essays

What Is a Draft?

Read While Drafting

Drafting your Essay

Drafting Body Paragraphs

Examining Student Writing Ted Sawchuck

Supporting Your Thesis with Substantial Evidence

Ted’s First Draft

Using Transitions to Make Connections

Write the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title

Writing the Introduction

Writing the Conclusion

         Selecting a Title

Think Critically About and Revise Your Draft

Examining Your Ideas

Examining Content and Structure

Revising Thesis Statements

Revising Paragraphs

Revising Sentences and Words

Edit and Proofread

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”Relationships 2.0: Dating and Relating in the Internet Age,” Ted Sawchuck

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay You’re Under Surveillance, Julia Angwin

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

10       Reading and Writing Essays with Multiple Patterns

What Is a Multi-Pattern Essay?

Recognize Multiple Patterns When Reading

         Identifying the Primary Pattern in a Multi-Pattern Essay

Identifying Secondary Patterns in a Multi-Pattern Essay

Examining a Professional Reading Picking Partners, Rebecca Donatelle

Examining Student Writing Gang Life: Better from the Outside, DeJohn Harris

Write a Multiple Pattern Essay

What to Consider When Choosing a Primary Pattern of

   Organization

Choosing Secondary Patterns of Organization

Drafting a Multiple-Pattern Essay

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”Gang Life: Better from the Outside,” Dejohn Harris

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay ”What is the High Art of Competitive Eating?” Gabriel Muller

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

11       Writing Essays Using Sources

What Is an Essay That Uses Sources?

Examining Student Writing “Weighing the Consequences of Censorship in the Media,” Adam Simmons

Reading: Find and Record Appropriate Sources

         Tips for Finding Appropriate Sources

         Recording Sources to Avoid Plagiarism

Writing: Use Sources to Support Your Thesis and Develop Your Essay

Critical Thinking: Synthesize Sources

         How to Compare Sources to Synthesize

         How to Develop Ideas About Sources

Document Sources Using MLA or APA Styles

         Documentation

         An Overview of MLA Style

         An Overview of APA Style

 READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay in MLA Format “Weighing the Consequences of Censorship in Media,”  Adam Simmons

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

 

PART FOUR  CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING

 

12       Critical Thinking: Making and Inferences Analyzing the Author’s Message

How Does Critical Thinking Apply to Reading and Writing?

                  Examining a Professional Article “A Brother Lost,” Ashley Womble

Make Inferences

         Reading: How to Make Inferences

         Writing: Thinking Critically About Inferences

Reading: Assess the Source and Author Qualifications

         Reading: Considering the Source

         Reading: Considering the Author’s Credentials

         Reading: Evaluating Internet Sources

         Writing: Thinking Critically About Source and Authority

Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion

         Writing: Thinking Critically About Fact and Opinion

Evaluate Evidence and Omissions

         Reading: What Evidence Has the Author Provided?

         Reading: What Information Has the Author Omitted?

         Writing: Thinking Critically about Evidence

Analyze Tone

         Writing: Thinking Critically about Tone

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay The Role of Sports in Life, Chase Beauclair

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay “A Brother Lost,” Ashley Womble

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

13       Critical Thinking: Evaluating the Author’s Techniques

Why Evaluate the Author’s Techniques?

Examining a Professional Article “Sweatshops at Sea,” Virginia Sole-Smith

Understand Connotative and Figurative Language

         Reading Connotative Language

         Writing: Use Connotative Language Carefully

         Reading Figurative Language

         Writing: Use Figurative Language Effectively

Reading: Analyze Assumptions

         Writing: Make Reasonable Assumptions

Reading: Evaluate Generalizations

         Writing: Make Generalizations Based on Sufficient Evidence

Reading: Identify Bias

         Writing: Handle Bias Openly

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay ”TV’s Bloody Obsession,”  Aurora Gilbert

READ AND RESPOND

A Professional Essay ”Sweatshops at Sea,” Virginia Sole-Smith

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

 

14       Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing Arguments

What Is an Argument?

The Parts of an Argument

Examining a Professional Article “Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?” Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH

Read an Argument Effectively

         Recognizing Types of Supporting Evidence   

Think Critically About Arguments

         Evaluating Evidence

         Examining Opposing Points of View

         Considering Emotional Appeals

         Identifying Errors in Reasoning

Examining Student Writing “Marijuana: An Argument

    for Legalization,” Quinne Sember

Write Argument Essays

         Analyzing Your Audience

         Writing a Thesis Statement

         Researching Your Topic

         Providing Adequate Supporting Evidence

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay Marijuana: An Argument for Legalization, Quinne Sember

READ AND RESPOND

Paired Professional Essays “Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?” Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH

SELF-TEST SUMMARY

        

 

PART FIVE   THEMATIC READER: WRITING IN RESPONSE TO READING

 

Theme 1: Crime in the 21st Century: Technology and Trafficking

Reading 1: (Textbook) Technology and Crime

Reading 2: (Article) Global Human Trafficking: A Modern Form of Slavery

Reading 3: (Article) Human Traffic: Exposing the Brutal Organ Trade p.

Writing About the Readings

Synthesis Questions

 

Theme 2: Journalism: A Changing Field in a Digital Age

Reading 1: (Textbook) An Inside Look at Today’s News Media

Reading 2: (Article) The Media Need to Stop Inspiring Copycat Murders. Here’s How.

Reading 3: (Article) Photojournalism in the Age of New Media.

Writing About the Readings

Synthesis Questions

 

Theme 3: Sports and Society

Reading 1: (Textbook) Drug Abuse Among Athletes

Reading 2: (Article) The National Brain-Damage League

Reading 3a: (Opinion Piece: PRO) Should College Football Student Athletes Get Paid?

Reading 3b: (Opinion Piece: CON) College Athletes Already Have Advantages and Shouldn’t Be Paid

Synthesis Questions

Writing About the Readings

 

 

PART SIX      REVIEWING THE BASICS

A.      UNDERSTANDING THE PARTS OF SPEECH

B.      UNDERSTANDING THE PARTS OF SENTENCES

C.      AVOIDING SENTENCE ERRORS

D.      WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

E.       USING PUNCTUATION CORRECTLY

F.       MANAGING MECHANICS AND SPELLING

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