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

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321366221

ISBN10:
0321366220
Format:
Package
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
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 xvii
About the Authors xxx
PART 1 The Elements of Effective Writing
1(120)
Understanding the Writing Process
2(13)
Overview: Discovery through Writing
2(1)
The Stages of the Writing Process
3(2)
The Dynamics of Writing
5(1)
Your Reader
6(2)
The Purpose behind Your Writing
8(1)
The Relationship between Writing and Reading
8(4)
Spotlight Piece Process, Dynamics, and Purpose
11(1)
Understanding the Subject through Writing
12(3)
Recap Understanding the Writing Process
13(2)
Prewriting: Developing Ideas
15(19)
Overview: Prewriting
15(1)
Freewriting
16(2)
Brainstorming
18(2)
Clustering
20(2)
Branching
22(2)
Idea Mapping
24(2)
Journal Writing
26(1)
The Response Journal
27(4)
Spotlight Piece Development of Prewriting Ideas
29(2)
Understanding the Subject through Writing
31(3)
Recap Prewriting: Developing Ideas
32(2)
Composing: Creating Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences
34(28)
Overview: Composing
34(1)
The Paragraph
35(3)
Topic Focus
38(3)
Topic Sentence Development
41(3)
Clear and Specific Topic Sentences
44(1)
Effective Topic Sentences
44(4)
Supporting Ideas
48(2)
Effective Arrangement of Details and Examples
50(2)
Writer-Centered Words; Reader-Centered Sentences
52(2)
The Complete Paragraph
54(5)
Spotlight Piece The Complete First-Draft Writing
56(3)
Understanding the Subject through Writing
59(3)
Recap Composing: Creating Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences
60(2)
Revising: Refining Your Draft
62(36)
Overview: Revision
62(1)
Reassessment
63(20)
Unity
63(2)
Coherence
65(11)
Effective Language
76(4)
Feedback from an Objective Reader
80(1)
Sample: Peer Response
81(2)
Redrafting
83(3)
Editing
86(6)
A Personal Proofreading System
86(1)
A Proofreading Partner
87(1)
Computer Tools
87(3)
A Final Draft
90(2)
Journal Writing
92(2)
Spotlight Piece A Sample Final Draft
92(2)
Understanding the Subject through Writing
94(4)
Corrected Version of Exercise 4.24
95(1)
Recap Revising: Refining Your Draft
96(2)
Moving from Paragraph to Essay
98(23)
Overview: The Difference between a Paragraph and an Essay
98(1)
Essay Structure
98(2)
The Introduction
99(1)
The Body
99(1)
The Conclusion
99(1)
The Essay Writing Process
100(9)
Prewriting
101(1)
Composing
101(5)
Revising
106(3)
The Essay Writing Process: A Sample
109(3)
Journal Writing
112(3)
Spotlight Piece Considering a Final Draft
112(3)
Understanding the Subject through Writing
115(6)
Recap Moving from Paragraph to Essay
117(1)
The Faces of Discovery
118(3)
PART 2 Effective Sentences: Constructing Meaning
121(100)
Subjects and Verbs
122(21)
Overview: Elements of a Complete Sentence
122(1)
Action Verbs
123(2)
Linking Verbs
125(3)
Identifying Subjects
128(1)
The Simple Subject versus the Complete Subject
129(3)
Verb Phrases and Compound Verbs
132(3)
Compound Subjects
135(2)
Journal Writing
137(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Subjects and Verbs
138(1)
Summary Exercise: Subjects and Verbs
138(5)
Recap Subjects and Verbs
140(3)
Sentence Fragments
143(21)
Overview: Complete Sentences
143(1)
Fragments with Missing Verbs
144(4)
Fragments with Missing Subjects
148(2)
Phrase Fragments
150(2)
Appositive Phrase Fragments
152(2)
Subordinate Clause Fragments
154(5)
Journal Writing
159(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Sentence Fragments
159(1)
Summary Exercise: Sentence Fragments
159(5)
Recap Sentence Fragments
162(2)
Subordination
164(17)
Overview: Complex Sentences with Supporting Clauses
164(1)
Simple and Complex Sentences
164(3)
Subordinating Conjunctions
167(3)
Relative Pronouns
170(2)
Punctuation of Subordinate Clauses
172(4)
Journal Writing
176(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Subordination
176(1)
Summary Exercise: Subordination
177(4)
Recap Subordination
179(2)
Coordination
181(15)
Overview: Compound Sentences
181(1)
Coordinating Conjunctions
181(4)
Semicolons
185(2)
Conjunctive Adverbs
187(3)
Journal Writing
190(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Coordination
191(1)
Summary Exercise: Coordination
191(5)
Recap Coordination
194(2)
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
196(25)
Overview: Sentence-Combining Errors
196(1)
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
197(2)
Correcting Comma Splices and Run-Ons with Coordinating Conjunctions
199(3)
Semicolons
202(4)
Subordinating Conjunctions
206(3)
Periods
209(3)
Journal Writing
212(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
213(1)
Summary Exercise: Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
213(8)
Recap Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
216(2)
The Faces of Discovery
218(3)
PART 3 Verbs: Conveying Action and Time
221(92)
Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
222(24)
Overview: Subject---Verb Agreement
222(1)
Agreement When the Subject Follows the Verb
223(2)
Sentences Beginning with There and Here
225(2)
Words That Separate Subjects and Verbs
227(4)
Problems with Compound Subjects
231(2)
Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
233(4)
Agreement with Collective Nouns, Singular Nouns Ending in -s, and Words Indicating Amounts
237(3)
Journal Writing
240(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Maintaining Subject---Verb Agreement
240(1)
Summary Exercise: Maintaining Subject---Verb Agreement
241(5)
Recap Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
244(2)
Forming Basic Tenses for Regular Verbs
246(19)
Overview: The Basic Tenses
246(1)
The Present Tense
247(3)
The Future Tense
250(2)
The Past Tense
252(3)
The Perfect Tenses
255(4)
Past Perfect Tense
255(1)
Present Perfect Tense
256(1)
Future Perfect Tense
256(3)
Journal Writing
259(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Forming Basic Tenses for Regular Verbs
259(1)
Summary Exercise: Forming Basic Tenses for Regular Verbs
260(5)
Recap Forming Basic Tenses for Regular Verbs
262(3)
Using Irregular Verbs Correctly
265(13)
Overview: Verbs That Do Not Follow the Rules
265(1)
A List of Irregular Verbs
266(3)
Strategies for Mastering Irregular Verbs
269(4)
Journal Writing
273(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Using Irregular Verbs Correctly
273(1)
Summary Exercise: Using Irregular Verbs Correctly
274(4)
Recap Using Irregular Verbs Correctly
277(1)
Using Passive Voice and Progressive Tenses, and Maintaining Consistency in Tense
278(17)
Overview: Passive Voice and Progressive Tense
278(1)
Using the Passive Voice
279(3)
Progressive Tenses
282(3)
Consistency in Tense
285(4)
Journal Writing
289(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Using Passive Voice and Progressive Tenses, and Maintaining Consistency in Tense
289(1)
Summary Exercise: Using Passive Voice and Progressive Tenses, and Maintaining Consistency in Tense
290(5)
Recap Using Passive Voice and Progressive Tenses, and Maintaining Consistency in Tense
293(2)
Dealing with Additional Elements of Verb Use
295(18)
Overview: Special Problems with Verbs
295(1)
Can and Could
296(2)
Will and Would
298(2)
Forms of to Be
300(4)
Journal Writing
304(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Dealing with Additional Elements of Verb Use
305(1)
Summary Exercise: Dealing with Additional Elements of Verb Use
306(7)
Recap Dealing with Additional Elements of Verb Use
308(2)
The Faces of Discovery
310(3)
PART 4 Sentence Elements: Striving for Precision
313(72)
Working with Nouns
314(14)
Overview: Words That Name
314(1)
The Function and Form of Nouns
314(4)
Singular Nouns Ending in -s and Collective Nouns
318(1)
Cue Words That Identify Number
319(4)
Journal Writing
323(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Working with Nouns
323(1)
Summary Exercise: Working with Nouns
324(4)
Recap Working with Nouns
326(2)
Using Pronouns: Considering Case, Clear Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement, and Nonsexist Pronoun Usage
328(30)
Overview: The Correct Pronoun Choice
328(1)
Pronoun Types
329(1)
Pronoun Case
330(3)
Agreement in Number
333(2)
Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
335(5)
Errors in Agreement with Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectves
340(1)
The Role of Reflexive or Intensive Pronouns
341(4)
Agreement in That, Who, and Which Clauses
345(1)
Problems with Gender in Pronoun---Antecedent Agreement
346(1)
Avoidance of Sexist Language
347(3)
Journal Writing
350(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Using Pronouns
350(1)
Summary Exercise: Using Pronouns
351(7)
Recap Using Pronouns: Considering Case, Clear Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement, and Nonsexist Pronoun Usage
354(4)
Working with Adjectives and Adverbs: Using Modifiers Effectively
358(27)
Overview: Building Precise Detail with Modifiers
358(1)
The Positive Form of Adjectives and Adverbs
358(3)
The Comparative Form of Adjectives and Adverbs
361(2)
The Superlative Form of Adjectives and Adverbs
363(2)
Irregular Modifiers
365(1)
Confusing Modifier Pairs
366(3)
Double Negatives
369(2)
Using -ing Modifiers
371(3)
Problems with -ing Modifiers
374(3)
Journal Writing
377(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Working with Adjectives and Adverbs
377(1)
Summary Exercise: Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Other Modifiers
378(7)
Recap Using Modifiers
380(2)
The Faces of Discovery
382(3)
PART 5 Consistency Workshop: Aiming for Correctness
385(100)
Capitalizing Correctly
386(13)
Overview: Proper Capitalization
386(1)
When Words Should Be Capitalized
386(6)
Journal Writing
392(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Capitalizing Correctly
392(1)
Summary Exercise: Capitalizing Correctly
393(6)
Recap Capitalizing Correctly
396(3)
Using Punctuation Properly
399(18)
Overview: The Role of Punctuation
399(1)
Periods. Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
399(3)
Colons and Semicolons
402(3)
Quotation Marks
405(2)
Apostrophes
407(4)
Journal Writing
411(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Using Punctuation Properly
411(1)
Summary Exercise: Using Punctuation Properly
412(5)
Recap Using Punctuation Properly
415(2)
Using Commas
417(20)
Overview: When Commas Are Needed
417
Comma Function
1(1)
To indicate a pause between two simple sentences connected by a coordinating conjunction
418
Comma Function
2(1)
To separate items in a series
420
Comma Function
3(1)
To separate an introductory phrase from the rest of the sentence
421
Comma Function
4(1)
To set off an introductory subordinate clause
423
Comma Function
5(1)
To set off word groups that would otherwise interrup the flow of the sentence
424
Comma Function
6(1)
To set off a direct quotation from the rest of a sentence
426
Comma Function
7(424)
To punctuate dates and addresses
429(2)
Journal Writing
431(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Using Commas
432(1)
Summary Exercise: Using Commas
433(4)
Recap Using Commas
435(2)
Mastering Spelling
437(28)
Overview: The Importance of Correct Spelling
437(1)
Forming Plurals
438(3)
Prefixes and Suffixes
441(2)
Doubling the Final Consonant
443(2)
Words with ie or ei Combinations
445(1)
Confusing Endings and Incorrect Forms
446(2)
Commonly Confused Words
448(5)
Maintaining a Personal Spelling Dictionary
453(6)
Journal Writing
459(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Mastering Spelling
459(1)
Summary Exercise: Mastering Spelling
460(5)
Recap Mastering Spelling
462(3)
Maintaining Parallelism
465(20)
Overview: Creating Balance in Writing
465(1)
Keeping Individual Words in a Series Parallel
466(3)
Keeping Phrases in a Series Parallel
469(3)
Parallelism with Correlative Conjunctions
472(5)
Journal Writing
477(1)
Chapter Quick Check: Maintaining Parallelism
477(1)
Summary Exercise: Maintaining Parallelism
478(7)
Recap Maintaining Parallelism
480(2)
The Faces of Discovery
482(3)
PART 6 Discovering Connections through Reading
485(39)
Overview: Active Reading Strategies
486(1)
Taking Notes
486(1)
Active Reading Strategies
486(1)
Active Reading Illustrated
487(2)
To Be an All-American Girl Elizabeth Wong
489(3)
Education Malcolm X
492(3)
Now It's Time for Generation Next Anna Quindlen
495(3)
Complaining Maya Angelou
498(1)
One Man's Kids Daniel Meier
499(3)
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
502(2)
Treading Thoughtfully Liliana Ibara
504(3)
Popularity Marta Melendez
507(2)
Remembering India Elsa ``Chachi'' Maldonado
509(2)
``Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.'' Peter LeComte
511(2)
Differences in Child Rearing in Russia and the United States Svetlana Melamedman
513(3)
Character Roles Samrouay Senghoung
516(1)
The Influence of an Older Person in My Life Carlos Marujo
517(2)
The Old Store Valeri L. Cappiello
519(2)
Why Couldn't I Have Been Named Ashley? Imma Achilike
521(3)
Appendix Tips for ESL Writers 524(16)
Credits 540(1)
Index 541


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