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Focus on Reading and Writing is a new book by veteran author team Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell and in collaboration with two reading specialists. It provides thorough, integrated instruction on reading and writing essays and includes several effective features to help students make the connection between the reading and writing processes, including TEST—Kirszner and Mandell’s simple and effective reading and writing tool designed to help students gauge their progress. Kirszner and Mandell believe that students learn best when they try their hand at a new concept first with their own work. That’s why they designed the Focus on Reading and Writing strand throughout each chapter. This strand first prompts students to read and write, then learn essential concepts, and ultimately apply those concepts while re-reading and revising. With a complete grammar guide, supplementary online grammar practice, and 23 professional reading selections, this comprehensive text gets students reading, writing, and thinking critically in preparation for academic, career, and life success.
Chapter Review3 Understanding the Writing Process STEP 1: PLANNINGUnderstanding Essay StructureMoving from Assignment to TopicFinding Ideas to Write AboutStating Your ThesisSTEP 2: ORGANIZINGChoosing Supporting PointsMaking an OutlineSTEP 3: DRAFTINGDrafting Your EssaySTEP 4: TESTING AND REVISINGTESTing Your EssayRevising Your EssaySTEP 5: EDITING AND PROOFREADINGEditing Your EssayProofreading Your EssayChapter Review4 Understanding Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and ConclusionsIntroductionsBody ParagraphsConclusionsChapter Review 5 Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically Identifying Audience, Purpose, and ToneIdentifying Connotations and Figurative LanguageIdentifying the Main IdeaIdentifying Major and Minor PointsEvaluating the Writer’s Ideas Reading and Writing CriticallyChapter Review6 Reading and Writing about Different Kinds of TextsReading Written TextsReading VisualsResponding to VisualsChapter ReviewUNIT 2 READING AND WRITING ESSAYS7 Reading and Writing Exemplification EssaysReading Exemplification Essays Writing Exemplification Essays Integrating Reading and Writing Richard Rodriguez, "Around the World, Women Are on the Move" Chapter Review8 Reading and Writing Narrative Essays Reading Narrative Essays Writing Narrative Essays Integrating Reading and Writing Lynda Barry, "The Sanctuary of School" Chapter Review9 Reading and Writing Cause-and-Effect Essays Reading Cause-and-Effect Essays Writing Cause-and-Effect Essays Integrating Reading and Writing Julia Angwin, "How Facebook is Making Friending Obsolete" Chapter Review10 Reading and Writing Comparison-and-Contrast Essays Reading Comparison-and-Contrast Essays Writing Comparison-and-Contrast Essays Integrating Reading and Writing Steven Conn, "The Twin Revolutions of Lincoln and Darwin" Chapter Review11 Reading and Writing Argument Essays Reading Argument Essays Writing Argument Essays Integrating Reading and Writing Mary Sherry, "In Praise of the F Word" Chapter Review12 Additional Options for Organizing EssaysDescription Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow"Process Amy Ma, "My Grandmother’s Dumpling"Classification Scott Russell Sanders, "The Men We Carry in Our Minds"Definition Julia Alvarez, "Quinceañera"UNIT 3 RESEARCH13 Working with SourcesFinding and Evaluating SourcesUsing Sources in Your WritingAvoiding PlagiarismDocumenting Sources [MLA and APA]Chapter Review