9780205727889

Discovery From Sentence to Paragraph (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205727889

  • ISBN10:

    0205727883

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 11/18/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Discovery-with a full-color design, an encouraging tone, meticulous explanations, and abundance of precisely sequenced and incrementally challenging exercise sets - focuses on helping students build sentence and paragraph writing skills through self and academic discovery. An abundance of precisely sequenced and incrementally challenging exercise sets (giving professors greater flexibility in assignments) help students build sentence and paragraph writing skills through self and academic discovery. Progressive exercises that begin on the comprehension level of fundamental concepts, move to exercises that focus on reflection, critical thinking, and invention while requiring short written responses, to exercises in which students are prompted to prewrite, draft, and revise. Paragraph to essay level developmental writing where readers are to view writing as a means of discovering more about themselves and their surroundings

Table of Contents

Preface
The Elements of Effective Writing
Understanding the Writing Process Overview: Discovery through Writing
The Stages of the Writing Process
The Dynamics of Writing Your Reader
The Purpose Behind Your Writing
The Relationship between Reading and Writing Spotlight Piece: Process, Dynamics, and Purpose
The Subject through Writing RECAP: Understanding the Writing Process
Prewriting: Developing Ideas Overview: Prewriting
Freewriting Brainstorming Clustering Branching Idea Mapping Journal Writing
The Response Journal Spotlight Piece: Development of Prewriting Ideas
Understanding the Subject through Writing RECAP: Prewriting: Developing Ideas
Composing: Creating Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences Overview: Composing
The Paragraph Topic
Focus Topic
Sentence Development Clear and Specific Topic
Sentences Effective Topic
Sentences Supporting Ideas
Effective Arrangement of Details and Examples Writer-Centered Words; Reader-Centered Sentences
The Complete Paragraph Spotlight Piece: The Complete First Draft Writing
Understanding the Subject through Writing
RECAP: Composing: Creating Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences
Revising: Refining Your Draft Overview: Revision Reassessment
Transitions
Effective Organization
Effective Language
Making Your Writing Specific
Keeping Your Writing Concise
Feedback from an Objective Reader
Sample: Peer Response Redrafting Editing
A Personal Proofreading System
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