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Expressways for Writing Scenarios: From Paragraph to Essay (book alone)

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321355379

ISBN10:
0321355377
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Expressways for Writing Scenarios, Kathleen McWhorterrs"s new text provides writing instruction for success in academic, workplace and everyday writing situations while featuring an integrated writing-reading approach, step-by-step instruction, and a supportive tone.Expresswaysteaches the fundamentals of paragraph and essay writing through structured, sequential instruction; varied exercises that build upon each other; numerous examples of student writing; and the use of high-interest, issue-oriented or workplace-related readings.

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents xvi
Thematic Contents xviii
Preface xxi
Writing Success Starts Here! xxxiii
Part I Getting Started
1(54)
The Writing Process: An Overview
2(26)
What Is Good Writing?
3(1)
The Five Steps in the Writing Process
4(2)
Generating Ideas
6(5)
When to Use Which Technique
11(2)
Organizing Your Ideas
13(1)
Using an Idea Map to Organize Your Ideas
14(1)
Writing a First Draft
15(1)
Student Essay (first draft)
16(1)
Revising and Rewriting Drafts
17(1)
Student Essay: Education: The Open Road, Doug Mello
17(3)
Proofreading Your Final Draft
20(1)
Benefits of the Five-Step Writing Process
21(1)
Considering Your Audience and Purpose
22(4)
Chapter Review
26(1)
Internet Activities
27(1)
The Active Reading Process
28(27)
Previewing Before Reading
29(2)
Body Language: Never Be Lied to Again
31(4)
David J. Lieberman
Reading to Learn: Chapters, Student Essays, and Professional Essays
35(4)
Using Idea Maps to Understand Readings
39(1)
Understanding Difficult Readings
40(1)
Reading Critically
41(1)
Building Your Vocabulary Through Reading
42(5)
Thinking Before Reading
47(1)
Reading Saved by the Kindness of a Virtual Stranger
47(2)
Mark Zelermyer
Getting Ready to Write
49(3)
Reviewing the Reading
49(1)
Examining the Reading: Drawing an Idea Map
49(1)
Thinking Critically: Asking Critical Questions
50(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
51(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
51(1)
Writing About the Reading
51(1)
Chapter Review
52(1)
Internet Activities
53(2)
Part II Paragraph Writing Strategies
55(82)
Writing Topic Sentences
56(27)
What Is a Paragraph?
57(4)
Writing Effective Topic Sentences
61(6)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: What It Means to Live in America
67(3)
Loi To
A Workplace Scenario A Job Application Letter
70(1)
Thinking Before Reading
71(1)
Reading Stressed Out at the Front
72(3)
Rod Nordland
T. Trent Gegax
Getting Ready to Write
75(3)
Reviewing the Reading
75(1)
Examining the Reading: Immediate Review and Underlining Topic Sentences
76(1)
Thinking Critically: Discovering the Author's Purpose
76(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
77(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
77(1)
Writing About the Reading
78(1)
Chapter Review
79(1)
Skill Refresher: Sentence Fragments
79(3)
Internet Activities
82(1)
Developing and Arranging Details
83(26)
Using Relevant and Sufficient Details
84(4)
Types of Supporting Details
88(1)
Methods of Arranging Details
89(4)
Using Specific Words
93(2)
Using Transitional Words
95(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: A Look into the Past
95(3)
Dan Kerstettler
A Workplace Scenario A Resume
98(2)
Thinking Before Reading
100(1)
Reading The Most Hateful Words
100(1)
Amy Tan
Getting Ready to Write
101(2)
Reviewing the Reading
101(1)
Examining the Reading: Recognizing Types of Supporting Details
102(1)
Thinking Critically: Understanding Figurative Language
102(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
103(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
103(1)
Writing About the Reading
103(2)
Chapter Review
105(1)
Skill Refresher: Run-On Sentences
105(2)
Internet Activities
107(2)
Strategies for Revising
109(28)
Examining Your Ideas
110(5)
Consider Your Purpose and Audience
115(1)
Examine Specific and Vivid Language
116(1)
Revision Checklist
116(1)
What Is Editing?
117(1)
Proofreading Checklist
117(2)
An Academic Scenario A Student Revision: The Muds of Okinawa
119(1)
Gentry Carlson
Student Essay: First Draft
119(1)
Student Essay: Second Draft---Content Revision Showing Changes in Ideas
120(2)
Student Essay: Third Draft---Editing and Proofreading
122(2)
A Workplace Scenario A Letter Revision
124(2)
Thinking Before Reading
126(1)
Reading Your Player's Keeper
126(3)
Gordon Marino
Getting Ready to Write
129(2)
Reviewing the Reading
129(1)
Examining the Reading: Drawing Idea Maps
129(1)
Thinking Critically: Examining Assumptions
129(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
130(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
131(1)
Writing About the Reading
131(2)
Chapter Review
133(1)
Skill Refresher: Subject-Verb Agreement
133(2)
Internet Activities
135(2)
Part III Methods of Development
137(222)
Narration
138(23)
Writing Narrative Paragraphs
139(101)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
240
Writing Narrative Essays
144(2)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Frostbite, Reporting, and the Scream: A College Journalist Inside the Last Days of Howard Dean's Iowa Campaign
146(3)
Ted Sawchuck
A Workplace Scenario A Case Report
149(1)
Thinking Before Reading
150(1)
Reading The Charwoman
150(3)
Gordon Parks
Getting Ready to Write
153(2)
Reviewing the Reading
153(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Sequence Maps
153(1)
Thinking Critically: Understanding Point of View
154(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
155(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
155(1)
Writing About the Reading
155(1)
Revision Checklist
156(1)
Chapter Review
157(1)
Skill Refresher: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
158(1)
Internet Activities
159(2)
Description
161(24)
What Is Descriptive Writing?
162(1)
Creating a Dominant Impression
163(2)
Developing and Selecting Sensory Details
165(3)
Using Descriptive Language
168(1)
Organizing Details and Using Transitions
169(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Description
170(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: A Photograph of Skiing with My Father
171(2)
Anna Majerczyk
A Workplace Scenario A Business Letter
173(3)
Thinking Before Reading
176(3)
Reading Obachan
179
Gail Y. Miyasaki
Getting Ready to Write
Reviewing the Reading
179(1)
Examining the Reading: Marking Revealing Actions, Descriptions, and Statements
179(1)
Thinking Critically: Understanding Connotative Language
179(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
180(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
180(1)
Writing About the Reading
181(1)
Revision Checklist
181(1)
Chapter Review
182(1)
Skill Refresher: Pronoun Reference
183(1)
Internet Activities
184(1)
Process
185(24)
What Is Process Writing?
186(3)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
189(1)
Useful Transitions
190(1)
Appling Your Skills to Essay Writing: Process
191(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Home Composting
192(3)
Dawn Trippie
A Workplace Scenario A Hiring Policies Document
195(1)
Thinking Before Reading
196(1)
Reading How Tattoos Work
197(4)
Getting Ready to Write
201(2)
Reviewing the Reading
201(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Sequence Maps
201(1)
Thinking Critically: Analyzing Tone
201(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
202(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
203(1)
Writing About the Reading
203(1)
Revision Checklist
204(1)
Chapter Review
205(1)
Skill Refresher: Avoiding Shift Errors
205(2)
Internet Activities
207(2)
Example
209(22)
What Is Example Writing?
210(1)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
211(3)
Arranging Your Details
214(1)
Useful Transitions
215(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Examples
215(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: The Truth About Welfare in America
216(3)
Ebtisam Abusamak
A Workplace Scenario Advertising Copy
219(2)
Thinking Before Reading
221(1)
Reading First Big Shocks
221(2)
Mary Pipher
Getting Ready to Write
223(3)
Reviewing the Reading
224(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Mapping to Organize an Example Essay
224(1)
Thinking Critically: Examining Comparisons
224(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
225(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
226(1)
Writing About the Reading
226(1)
Revision Checklist
227(1)
Chapter Review
228(1)
Skill Refresher: Dangling Modifiers
228(2)
Internet Activities
230(1)
Classification
231(21)
What Is Classification Writing?
232(4)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
236(2)
Useful Transitions
238(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Classification
238(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Label the Behavior---Not the Child
239(2)
Corrine Roberts
A Workplace Scenario A Work Memo
241(1)
Thinking Before Reading
242(1)
Reading The Wild Cards: Liars
243(2)
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius
Mark Mazzarella
Getting Ready to Write
245(2)
Reviewing the Reading
245(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Mapping to Review and Organize Ideas
246(1)
Thinking Critically: Evaluating an Author's Credentials
246(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
247(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
247(1)
Writing About the Reading
247(1)
Revision Checklist
248(1)
Chapter Review
249(1)
Skill Refresher: Misplaced Modifiers
250(1)
Internet Activities
251(1)
Definition
252(20)
What Is Definition?
253(1)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
254(4)
Useful Transitions
258(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Definition
259(1)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Blogs: A New Frontier
260(3)
Ted Sawchuck
A Workplace Scenario A Business Letter
263(1)
Thinking Before Reading
264(1)
Reading Spyware Defined
265(1)
Getting Ready to Write
266(6)
Reviewing the Reading
266(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Mapping to Review and Organize Ideas
266(1)
Thinking Critically: Examining the Author's Purpose
266(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
266(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
267(1)
Writing About the Reading
268(1)
Revision Checklist
268(1)
Chapter Review
269(1)
Skill Refresher: Verb Tense
270(1)
Internet Activities
271(1)
Comparison and Contrast
272(29)
What Are Comparison and Contrast?
273(1)
Identifying Similarities and Differences
274(4)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
278(1)
Organizing Your Paragraph
278(4)
Useful Transitions
282(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Comparison and Contrast
283(2)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: How May I Help You?
285(2)
Frank Trapasso
A Workplace Scenario A Flyer
287(2)
Thinking Before Reading
289(1)
Reading The Talk of the Sandbox: How Johnny and Suzy's Playground Chatter Prepares Them for Life at the Office
289(4)
Deborah Tannen
Getting Ready to Write
293(3)
Reviewing the Reading
293(1)
Examining the Reading: Using the Three-Column List for Review
294(1)
Thinking Critically: Identifying and Examining Supporting Evidence
294(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
295(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
296(1)
Writing About the Reading
296(1)
Revision Checklist
297(1)
Chapter Review
298(1)
Skill Refresher: Coordinate Sentences
299(1)
Internet Activities
300(1)
Cause and Effect
301(25)
What Is Cause and Effect?
302(1)
Distinguishing Between Cause and Effect
302(4)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
306(1)
Organizing Supporting Details
307(3)
Useful Transitions
310(1)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Cause and Effect
311(2)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Causes of Procrastination
313(2)
Veronica Evans-Johnson
A Workplace Scenario Writing a Speech
315(2)
Thinking Before Reading
317(1)
Reading Why We Love Bad News
317(2)
Hara Marano
Getting Ready to Write
319(2)
Reviewing the Reading
319(1)
Examining the Reading: Using an Idea Map to Grasp Cause-and-Effect Relationships
319(1)
Thinking Critically: Evaluating Cause-and-Effect Relationships
319(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
320(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
321(1)
Writing About the Reading
321(1)
Revision Checklist
322(1)
Chapter Review
323(1)
Skill Refresher: Subordinate Clauses
323(2)
Internet Activities
325(1)
Argument
326(33)
What Is Argumentative Writing?
327(2)
Writing Your Topic Sentence
329(1)
Supporting Your Position
330(3)
Applying Your Skills to Essay Writing: Argument
333(4)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Cigarettes, Anyone?
337(2)
Ebtisam Abusamak
A Workplace Scenario A Petition
339(2)
Thinking Before Reading
341(1)
Reading The Captive Panther
342(3)
Michael W. Fox
Getting Ready to Write
345(3)
Reviewing the Reading
345(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Maps to Examine Persuasive Essays
346(1)
Thinking Critically: Evaluating Persuasive
346(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
347(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
348(1)
Writing About the Reading
348(1)
Thinking Before Reading
349(1)
Reading Predators on the Prowl
349(2)
Mark Peyser
Getting Ready to Write
351(2)
Reviewing the Reading
351(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Maps to Examine Argument Essays
351(1)
Thinking Critically: Evaluating Alternative Viewpoints
352(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
353(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
353(1)
Writing About the Reading
353(1)
Revision Checklist
354(2)
Chapter Review
356(1)
Skill Refresher: Parallelism
356(2)
Internet Activities
358(1)
Part IV Strategies for Writing Essays
359(110)
Sharpening Your Essay-Writing Skills
360(36)
Planning Your Essay
362(5)
Write Strong Thesis Statements
367(5)
Support Your Thesis with Substantial Evidence
372(3)
Use Transitions to Make Connections Among Your Ideas Clear
375(1)
Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title
376(3)
Using Revision Maps to Revise
379(2)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: The Benefits of Tasers
381(2)
Michaela Lozkova
A Workplace Scenario A Letter of Reference
383(2)
Thinking Before Reading
385(1)
Reading Navigating My Eerie Landscape Alone
386(2)
Jim Bobryk
Getting Ready to Write
388(3)
Reviewing the Reading
388(1)
Examining the Reading: Using Idea Maps to Understand a Reading
388(1)
Thinking Critically: Figurative Language
388(2)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
390(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
390(1)
Writing About the Reading
391(1)
Revision Checklist
391(1)
Chapter Review
392(1)
Skill Refresher: When to Use Commas
393(1)
Internet Activities
394(2)
Summarizing and Synthesizing Sources
396(46)
Working with Reference Sources
398(2)
Annotating a Source
400(2)
Writing a Paraphrase
402(3)
Writing Summaries
405(2)
Using Sources to Support Your Ideas
407(2)
Adding Information from Sources
409(2)
Synthesizing Sources
411(4)
Documenting Sources
415(1)
Avoiding Plagiarism and Cyberplagiarism
415(2)
Documentation
417(1)
An Overview of the MLA Style
418(4)
An Academic Scenario A Student Essay: Some Pros and Cons of Legalizing Drugs
422(3)
Melinda Lawson
A Workplace Scenario A Cover Letter
425(2)
Thinking Before Reading
427(1)
Reading Urban Legends
427(2)
James Henslin
Getting Ready to Write
429(6)
Reviewing the Reading
429(1)
Examining the Readings: Using Idea Maps to Compare Sources
429(1)
Thinking Critically: Examining Your Sources
429(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
430(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
430(1)
Reading How Urban Legends Work
431(4)
Tom Harris
Getting Ready to Write
435(2)
Reviewing the Reading
435(1)
Examining the Readings: Using Idea Maps to Compare Sources
436(1)
Thinking Critically: Examining Your Sources
436(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
436(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
436(1)
Writing About the Readings
437(1)
Revision Checklist
438(1)
Chapter Review
439(1)
Skill Refresher: Using Colons and Semicolons
440(1)
Internet Activities
441(1)
Writing Essay Exams and Taking Competency Tests
442(27)
What Are Essay Exams and Competency Tests?
443(1)
Preparing for Essay Exams
443(4)
Taking Essay Exams
447(4)
Writing Your Answer
451(3)
Competency Tests and Exit Exams
454(2)
An Academic Scenario An Essay Answer
456(2)
Sarah Evenhardt
A Workplace Scenario A Job Application Answer
458(1)
Thinking Before Reading
459(1)
Reading Hispanic Americans: A Growing Market Segment
460(4)
Michael R. Solomon
Getting Ready to Write
464(1)
Reviewing the Reading
464(1)
Examining the Reading: Underlining and Reviewing
464(1)
Thinking Critically: Predicting Exam Questions
464(1)
Strengthening Your Vocabulary
464(1)
Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal
465(1)
Writing About the Reading
465(1)
Revision Checklist---Essay Exams
465(1)
Revision Checklist---Competency Tests
466(1)
Chapter Review
466(1)
Skill Refresher: When to Use Capital Letters
467(1)
Internet Activities
468(1)
Part V Multicultural Reader
469(46)
Bok Lived to Tell of Capture, Slavery
470(4)
Mark Melady
Spanglish Creeps into Mainstream
474(5)
Deborah Kong
A Day Away
479(4)
Maya Angelou
For My Indian Daughter
483(5)
Lewis Sawaquat
In This Arranged Marriage, Love Came Later
488(6)
Shoba Narayan
A Letter to God
494(5)
Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes
Little Things Are Big
499(4)
Jesus Colon
What I Did for Love
503(7)
Macarena del Rocio Hernandez
Last Rights for the Indian Dead
510(5)
Suzan Shown Harjo
Part VI Reviewing the Basics
515(123)
Understanding the Parts of Speech
518(22)
Nouns
519(1)
Pronouns
520(3)
Verbs
523(6)
Adjectives
529(4)
Adverbs
533(2)
Conjunctions
535(1)
Prepositions
536(3)
Interjections
539(1)
Understanding the Parts of Sentences
540(20)
Subjects
541(1)
Predicates
542(2)
Complements
544(2)
Basic Sentence Patterns
546(2)
Expanding the Sentence with Adjectives and Adverbs
548(1)
Expanding the Sentence with Phrases
549(5)
Expanding the Sentence with Clauses
554(2)
Basic Sentence Classifications
556(4)
Avoiding Sentence Errors
560(33)
Sentence Fragments
560(6)
Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
566(3)
Uses of Verb Tenses
569(5)
Active and Passive Voices
574(3)
Subjunctive Mood
577(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
578(3)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
581(3)
Pronoun Reference
584(2)
Pronoun Case
586(3)
Correct Adjective and Adverb Use
589(4)
Writing Effective Sentences
593(19)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
593(3)
Shifts in Person, Number, and Verb Tense
596(1)
Coordination
597(3)
Subordination
600(2)
Parallelism
602(3)
Sentence Variety
605(3)
Redundancy and Wordiness
608(2)
Diction
610(2)
Using Punctuation Correctly
612(13)
End Punctuation
612(1)
Commas
613(3)
Unnecessary Commas
616(1)
Colons and Semicolons
617(3)
Dashes, Parentheses, Hyphens, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks
620(5)
Managing Mechanics and Spelling
625(9)
Capitalization
625(1)
Abbreviations
626(2)
Hyphenation and Word Division
628(1)
Numbers
629(2)
Suggestions for Improving Spelling
631(1)
Six Useful Spelling Rules
631(3)
Error Correction Exercises
634(4)
Skill Refresher Score Chart 638(1)
Skill Refresher Answer Key 639(6)
Credits 645(2)
Index 647(9)
Correction and Editing Marks 656


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