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Get Writing : Paragraphs and Essays

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9780155066250

ISBN10:
0155066250
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/2/2006
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Students have much to say about their goals, families, jobs, college, and the world around them. GET WRITING: PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS develops students' confidence and skills as writers by engaging them in their own writing, through tapping into their personal interests with inventive assignments, prompts, and activities that help them focus their critical thinking skills. Like its successful predecessor, GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS, this paragraph-to-essay text keeps students continually writing with numerous inventive assignments, prompts, and activities that give them the opportunity to express themselves, and build confidence in their ability to create thesis statements, draft and develop paragraphs, and write and revise their own essays.

Table of Contents

Preface xxiii
Part 1 Getting Started
1(26)
Why Write?
2(8)
Responding to Images
2(1)
``Put It in Writing''
3(1)
Writing Activity
3(1)
Goals of This Book
4(1)
Using Get Writing
4(1)
Working Together
4(2)
What Is Good Writing?
5(1)
The Writing Context
5(1)
Writing Activity
6(2)
Critical Thinking
8(1)
What Have You Written?
8(1)
Responding to Images
9(1)
Writing on the Web
9(1)
Points to Remember
9(1)
The Writing Process
10(17)
Responding to Images
10(1)
The Writing Process
11(4)
Step 1: Prewrite
11(1)
Prewriting Techniques
12(3)
Writing Activity
15(1)
Step 2: Plan
15(1)
Moving from Topic to Thesis
15(1)
Working Together
16(2)
Organizing Support
17(1)
Developing an Outline
17(1)
Writing Activity
18(1)
Step 3: Write
18(1)
Writing Activity
18(2)
Step 4: Cool
19(1)
Step 5: Revise
19(1)
Using Peer Review
20(1)
Revising Activity
20(1)
Step 6: Edit
20(1)
Editing Activity
21(4)
Writing under Pressure: The Essay Exam
21(4)
Critical Thinking
25(1)
Responding to Images
25(1)
Writing on the Web
26(1)
Points to Remember
26(1)
Part 2 Developing Paragraphs
27(156)
Developing Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
28(16)
Responding to Images
28(2)
What Is a Paragraph?
29(1)
What Do You Know?
30(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
30(1)
What Have You Written?
31(6)
Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
31(2)
Writing Topic Sentences
33(2)
Paragraphs without Topic Sentences
35(2)
Revising Paragraphs
37(1)
Working Together
37(5)
Using Paragraph Breaks in Dialogue
40(2)
Critical Thinking
42(1)
What Have You Written?
42(1)
Responding to Images
42(1)
What Have You Learned?
43(1)
Writing on the Web
43(1)
Points to Remember
43(1)
Supporting Topic Sentences with Details
44(15)
Responding to Images
44(1)
What Are Supporting Details?
45(1)
What Do You Know?
45(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
45(1)
What Have You Written?
46(10)
Steps to Building Effective Paragraphs
46(1)
Start with a Clear Topic Sentence and Focused Controlling Idea
46(1)
Distinguish between Supporting Detail and Restating Topic Sentences
47(1)
Support Topic Sentences with Adequate and Relevant Details
48(2)
Types of Support
50(1)
Personal Observations and Experience
50(1)
Examples
51(1)
Facts
51(1)
Statistics
52(1)
Testimony (Quotations)
53(1)
Blending Support
54(2)
Working Together
56(1)
Critical Thinking
56(1)
What Have You Written?
57(1)
Responding to Images
57(1)
What Have You Learned?
57(1)
Writing on the Web
58(1)
Points to Remember
58(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Description
59(14)
Responding to Images
59(1)
What Is Description?
60(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
60(1)
What Have You Written?
61(6)
Creating Dominant Impressions
61(4)
Improving Dominant Impressions and Supporting Detail
65(1)
Student Paragraphs
66(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
67(3)
Selecting Topics
69(1)
Working Together
70(1)
Critical Thinking
71(1)
What Have You Written?
71(1)
Responding to Images
72(1)
Writing on the Web
72(1)
Points to Remember
72(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Narration
73(15)
Responding to Images
73(1)
What Is Narration?
74(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
74(1)
What Have You Written?
75(6)
Writing Narration: Making a Point
75(2)
Writing Narration: Using Transitions
77(1)
Writing Narration: Using Dialogue
78(2)
Student Paragraphs
80(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
81(4)
Selecting Topics
83(2)
Working Together
85(1)
Critical Thinking
86(1)
What Have You Written?
86(1)
Writing on the Web
86(1)
Responding to Images
87(1)
Points to Remember
87(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Example
88(14)
Responding to Images
88(1)
What Is an Example?
89(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
89(1)
What Have You Written?
90(6)
Writing Example Paragraphs
90(1)
Types of Examples
91(1)
Using Hypothetical Examples
92(1)
Writing Example: Using Transitions
93(2)
Student Paragraphs
95(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
96(3)
Selecting Topics
98(1)
Working Together
99(1)
Critical Thinking
100(1)
What Have You Written?
100(1)
Responding to Images
100(1)
Writing on the Web
101(1)
Points to Remember
101(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Definition
102(11)
Responding to Images
102(1)
What Is Definition?
103(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
103(1)
What Have You Written?
104(3)
Writing Definition: Establishing Meaning
104(1)
The Purpose of Definition
105(1)
Student Paragraphs
106(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
107(3)
Selecting Topics
110(1)
Working Together
110(1)
Critical Thinking
111(1)
What Have You Written?
111(1)
Responding to Images
111(1)
Writing on the Web
112(1)
Points to Remember
112(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Comparison and Contrast
113(13)
Responding to Images
113(1)
What Are Comparison and Contrast?
114(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
114(1)
What Have You Written?
115(6)
The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast
115(1)
Writing to Explain
115(1)
Writing to Convince
116(1)
Organizing Comparison Paragraphs
117(1)
Subject by Subject
117(1)
Point by Point
118(1)
Student Paragraphs
119(2)
Putting Paragraphs Together
121(3)
Selecting Topics
122(2)
Working Together
124(1)
Critical Thinking
124(1)
What Have You Written?
124(1)
Responding to Images
125(1)
Writing on the Web
125(1)
Points to Remember
125(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Division and Classification
126(14)
Responding to Images
126(1)
What Are Division and Classification?
127(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
127(1)
What Have You Written?
128(6)
Writing Division Paragraphs
129(1)
Writing Classification Paragraphs
130(2)
Student Paragraphs
132(2)
Putting Paragraphs Together
134(3)
Selecting Topics
136(1)
Working Together
137(1)
Critical Thinking
138(1)
What Have You Written?
138(1)
Responding to Images
138(1)
Writing on the Web
139(1)
Points to Remember
139(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Process
140(13)
Responding to Images
140(1)
What Is Process?
141(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
141(1)
What Have You Written?
142(5)
Writing Paragraphs That Explain
143(1)
Writing Paragraphs That Give Directions
144(2)
Student Paragraphs
146(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
147(3)
Selecting Topics
149(1)
Working Together
150(1)
Critical Thinking
150(1)
What Have You Written?
151(1)
Responding to Images
151(1)
Writing on the Web
151(1)
Points to Remember
152(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Cause and Effect
153(12)
Responding to Images
153(1)
What Is Cause and Effect?
154(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
154(1)
What Have You Written?
155(4)
Critical Thinking for Writing Cause-and-Effect Paragraphs
155(3)
Student Paragraphs
158(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
159(3)
Selecting Topics
161(1)
Working Together
162(1)
Critical Thinking
163(1)
What Have You Written?
163(1)
Responding to Images
163(1)
Writing on the Web
164(1)
Points to Remember
164(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Argument
165(18)
Responding to Images
165(1)
What Is Argument
166(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
166(1)
What Have You Written?
167(9)
Critical Thinking for Writing Argument Paragraphs
167(5)
Understanding Your Audience
172(1)
Appealing to Hostile Readers
172(2)
Student Paragraphs
174(2)
Putting Paragraphs Together
176(3)
Selecting Topics
178(1)
Working Together
179(1)
Critical Thinking
179(1)
What Have You Written?
179(1)
Responding to Images
180(1)
Writing on the Web
180(1)
Points to Remember
181(2)
Part 3 Writing Essays
183(108)
Planning the Essay
184(13)
Responding to Images
184(10)
What Is an Essay?
185(1)
The Thesis Statement
185(2)
Organizing Essays
187(1)
The Title and Introduction
187(1)
The Body
188(1)
The Conclusion
189(2)
Putting It All Together: Developing an Outline
191(1)
Topic Sentence Outlines
191(3)
Working Together
194(1)
Critical Thinking
194(1)
What Have You Written?
195(1)
Responding to Images
195(1)
Writing on the Web
195(1)
Points to Remember
196(1)
Developing Essays
197(43)
Responding to Images
197(4)
How Do Writers Develop Essays?
198(1)
Description
198(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
200(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
201(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
201(1)
Working Together
201(1)
Writing Activity
202(3)
Narration
202(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
204(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
205(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
205(1)
Working Together
205(1)
Writing Activity
206(4)
Example
206(3)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
209(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
209(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
210(1)
Working Together
210(1)
Writing Activity
210(4)
Definition
211(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
213(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
213(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
214(1)
Working Together
214(1)
Writing Activity
215(3)
Comparison and Contrast
215(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
217(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
218(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
218(1)
Working Together
218(1)
Writing Activity
219(3)
Division and Classification
219(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
221(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
222(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
222(1)
Working Together
222(1)
Writing Activity
223(4)
Process
223(3)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
226(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
226(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
227(1)
Working Together
227(1)
Writing Activity
228(3)
Cause and Effect
228(2)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
230(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
231(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
231(1)
Working Together
231(1)
Writing Activity
232(5)
Argument
232(4)
Understanding Meaning: What Is the Writer Trying to Say?
236(1)
Evaluating Strategy: How Does the Writer Say It?
236(1)
Appreciating Language: What Words Does the Writer Use?
236(1)
Working Together
237(1)
Writing Activity
237(1)
Critical Thinking
238(1)
What Have You Written?
238(1)
Responding to Images
238(1)
Writing on the Web
239(1)
Points to Remember
239(1)
Revising Essays
240(11)
Responding to Images
240(8)
What Is Revision?
241(2)
Revising Elements of an Essay
243(1)
Look at the Big Picture
243(2)
Revising an Essay
245(3)
Working Together
248(1)
Critical Thinking
249(1)
What Have You Written?
249(1)
Responding to Images
249(1)
Writing on the Web
250(1)
Points to Remember
250(1)
Using Sources and MLA Documentation
251(23)
Responding to Images
251(21)
Why Use and Document Sources?
252(1)
Using Sources
252(1)
Finding and Locating Sources
253(1)
Library Sources
253(1)
Internet Sources
253(1)
What Is Documentation?
254(1)
Using Citations
254(1)
Building a Works Cited List
255(1)
Why Document Sources?
256(1)
What Not to Document
256(1)
What You Must Document
257(1)
Using and Documenting Sources
257(1)
Using Direct Quotations
257(2)
Using Paraphrases
259(2)
Guidelines for Listing Sources in Works Cited and Parenthetical Notes
261(1)
Books
261(3)
Periodicals
264(1)
Other Print Sources
265(1)
Nonprint Sources
266(1)
Electronic Sources
267(1)
Sources and Sample Documented Essay
268(1)
Book Excerpt
268(1)
Magazine Article
269(1)
A Website
270(2)
Working Together
272(1)
Critical Thinking
272(1)
What Have You Written?
272(1)
Responding to Images
273(1)
Writing on the Web
273(1)
Points to Remember
273(1)
Writing at Work
274(17)
Responding to Images
274(12)
E-mail
275(1)
Strategies for Writing E-mail
275(2)
Reports
277(1)
Strategies for Writing Reports
278(1)
Resumes and Cover Letters
279(1)
Strategies for Writing Resumes
280(4)
Strategies for Writing Cover Letters
284(2)
Working Together
286(2)
Critical Thinking
288(1)
What Have You Written?
288(1)
Responding to Images
288(1)
Writing on the Web
288(1)
Points to Remember
289(2)
Part 4 Improving Style
291(60)
Improving Essays
292(15)
Responding to Images
292(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
293(1)
What Have You Written?
293(11)
Using Consistent Tense
293(1)
Using Past and Present
294(4)
Using Consistent Person
298(3)
Using Consistent Organization
301(2)
Using Clear Transitions
303(1)
Working Together
304(1)
Critical Thinking
304(1)
What Have You Written?
305(1)
Responding to Images
305(1)
Writing on the Web
305(1)
Points to Remember
306(1)
Improving Sentence Variety
307(28)
Responding to Images
307(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
308(1)
What Have You Written?
308(24)
Varying Sentence Length
309(1)
Short Sentences
309(3)
Long Sentences
312(3)
Increasing Sentence Variety with Questions and Exclamations
315(2)
Varying Sentence Openings
317(1)
Opening Sentences with Adverbs
317(1)
Opening Sentences with Prepositions
318(3)
Varying Methods of Joining Ideas
321(1)
Combining Sentences with Present Participles
322(3)
Combining Sentences Using Compound Subjects and Verbs
325(2)
Combining Sentences Using Appositives
327(2)
Combining Sentences Using Relative Clauses
329(3)
Working Together
332(1)
Critical Thinking
333(1)
What Have You Written?
333(1)
Responding to Images
333(1)
Writing on the Web
333(1)
Points to Remember
334(1)
Improving Word Choice
335(16)
Responding to Images
335(1)
The Power of Words
336(1)
What Do You Know?
336(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
337(1)
What Have You Written?
337(5)
Improving Word Choices
337(1)
Using Correct Words
338(2)
Using Effective Words
340(1)
Using Concrete Nouns
340(1)
Using Strong Verbs
340(1)
Avoiding Cliches
341(1)
Deleting ``Deadhead'' Words
342(1)
Using Appropriate Words
343(2)
Using the Appropriate Level of Diction
344(1)
Using Appropriate Idioms
345(2)
Commonly Misused Idioms
345(1)
Being Aware of Connotations
346(1)
Working Together
347(1)
Critical Thinking
347(1)
Responding to Images
348(1)
What Have You Learned?
348(1)
Writing on the Web
349(1)
Points to Remember
350(1)
Part 5 Understanding Grammar
351(144)
Understanding the Sentence
352(15)
Responding to Images
352(1)
What Is a Sentence?
353(1)
What Do You Know?
353(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
354(1)
What Have You Written?
354(10)
Subjects and Verbs
355(1)
What Are Nouns?
356(1)
What Are Pronouns?
356(3)
Locating Hidden Subjects
359(1)
Inverted Sentences
359(1)
Possessives
359(1)
Prepositional Phrases
360(1)
Verbs
361(2)
Building Sentences with Independent and Dependent Clauses
363(1)
Sentence Length
364(1)
Working Together
364(1)
Critical Thinking
365(1)
What Have You Written?
365(1)
What Have You Learned?
365(1)
Writing on the Web
366(1)
Points to Remember
366(1)
Avoiding Fragments
367(11)
Responding to Images
367(2)
What Do You Know?
369(6)
What Are Fragments?
369(2)
Correcting Fragments
371(4)
Working Together
375(1)
Critical Thinking
376(1)
What Have You Written?
376(1)
What Have You Learned?
376(1)
Writing on the Web
377(1)
Points to Remember
377(1)
Building Sentences Using Coordination and Subordination
378(17)
Responding to Images
378(1)
What Do You Know?
379(2)
What Are Coordination and Subordination?
380(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
381(1)
What Have You Written?
381(10)
Types of Sentences
382(1)
Coordination
383(1)
Coordinating Conjunctions
383(1)
Adverbial Conjunctions
384(1)
Common Adverbial Conjunctions
384(3)
Subordination
387(4)
Working Together
391(1)
Critical Thinking
391(1)
What Have You Written?
392(1)
What Have You Learned?
393(1)
Writing on the Web
393(1)
Points to Remember
394(1)
Repairing Run-ons and Comma Splices
395(14)
Responding to Images
395(2)
What Are Run-ons?
396(1)
What Do You Know?
397(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
397(1)
What Have You Written?
398(5)
Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
398(1)
Fused Sentences
398(1)
Comma Splices
398(1)
Identifying Run-ons
399(1)
Run-ons Needing Minor Repairs
400(1)
Run-ons Needing Major Repairs
401(1)
Methods of Repairing Run-ons
402(1)
Working Together
403(3)
Working Together
406(1)
Critical Thinking
407(1)
What Have You Written?
407(1)
What Have You Learned?
408(1)
Writing on the Web
408(1)
Points to Remember
408(1)
Correcting Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
409(12)
Responding to Images
409(1)
What Are Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers?
410(1)
Dangling Modifiers
410(1)
What Do You Know?
410(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
411(1)
What Have You Written?
412(6)
Avoiding Dangling Modifiers
412(3)
Misplaced Modifiers
415(3)
Working Together
418(1)
Critical Thinking
419(1)
What Have You Written?
419(1)
What Have You Learned?
419(1)
Writing on the Web
420(1)
Points to Remember
420(1)
Understanding Parallelism
421(9)
Responding to Images
421(1)
What Is Parallelism?
422(1)
What Do You Know?
422(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
423(4)
Overcoming Parallelism Errors
423(4)
Working Together
427(1)
Critical Thinking
427(1)
What Have You Learned?
428(1)
Writing on the Web
428(1)
Points to Remember
428(2)
Subject-Verb Agreement
430(16)
Responding to Images
430(1)
What Is Subject-Verb Agreement?
431(1)
What Do You Know?
431(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
431(1)
What Have You Written?
432(9)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
431(2)
Special Nouns and Pronouns
433(1)
Group Nouns
434(1)
Hidden Subjects
435(2)
``Either . . . or'' Subjects
437(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
438(1)
Relative Pronouns: Who, Which, and That
439(2)
Critical Thinking
441(1)
What Have You Written?
441(1)
Working Together
442(1)
What Have You Learned?
443(1)
Writing on the Web
443(1)
Points to Remember
444(2)
Verbs: Tense, Mood, and Voice
446(17)
Responding to Images
446(1)
What Is Tense?
447(1)
What Do You Know?
447(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
447(12)
Helping Verbs
448(1)
Regular and Irregular Verbs
449(4)
Problem Verbs: Lie/Lay, Rise/Raise, Set/Sit
453(1)
Lie/Lay
453(1)
Rise/Raise
454(1)
Set/Sit
454(1)
Shifts in Tense
455(2)
Subjunctive Mood
457(1)
Active and Passive Voice
458(1)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
458(1)
Other Verb Problems
459(1)
Could Have, Must Have, Should Have, Would Have
459(1)
Double Negatives
459(1)
Working Together
460(1)
Critical Thinking
461(1)
What Have You Written?
461(1)
What Have You Learned?
461(1)
Writing on the Web
461(1)
Points to Remember
462(1)
Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Case
463(18)
Responding to Images
463(1)
What Are Pronouns?
464(1)
What Do You Know?
464(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
464(1)
What Have You Written?
465(12)
Types of Pronouns
465(1)
Using Pronouns
466(1)
Pronoun Reference
467(2)
Pronoun Agreement
469(1)
Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns
469(1)
Avoiding Sexism
470(1)
Methods to Avoid Sexism
470(2)
Avoiding Shifts in Point of View
472(1)
Using the Right Case
473(1)
Plural Constructions
474(1)
Between
475(1)
Comparisons
475(1)
The Verb to Be
475(1)
Who and Whom
476(1)
This and That, These and Those
476(1)
They and Them
476(1)
Working Together
477(1)
Critical Thinking
478(1)
What Have You Written?
478(1)
Writing on the Web
479(1)
What Have You Learned?
479(1)
Points to Remember
480(1)
Adjectives and Adverbs
481(14)
Responding to Images
481(1)
What Are Adjectives and Adverbs?
482(1)
What Do You Know?
482(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
482(1)
What Have You Written?
483(9)
Understanding Adjectives
483(3)
Understanding Adverbs
486(1)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
487(1)
Good and Well, Bad and Badly
488(1)
Comparisons
489(1)
Superlatives
490(2)
Working Together
492(1)
Critical Thinking
493(1)
What Have You Written?
493(1)
What Have You Learned?
493(1)
Writing on the Web
493(1)
Points to Remember
494(1)
Part 6 Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics
495(60)
Commas and Semicolons
496(17)
Responding to Images
496(1)
What Are Commas and Semicolons?
497(1)
What Do You Know?
497(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
497(1)
What Have You Written?
498(11)
The Comma
498(1)
Comma Uses
499(7)
Avoiding Unnecessary Commas
506(1)
Semicolons
507(1)
What Are Semicolons?
507(2)
Working Together
509(1)
Critical Thinking
510(1)
What Have You Learned?
510(1)
Writing on the Web
511(1)
Points to Remember
511(2)
Other Marks of Punctuation
513(16)
Responding to Images
513(1)
What Are the Other Marks of Punctuation?
514(1)
What Do You Know?
514(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
514(11)
The Apostrophe
515(3)
Quotation Marks
518(2)
Colon
520(1)
Parentheses
521(1)
Brackets
521(1)
Dash
522(1)
Hyphen
522(1)
Ellipsis
523(1)
Slash
524(1)
Question Mark
524(1)
Exclamation Point
524(1)
Period
524(1)
Working Together
525(1)
Critical Thinking
526(1)
What Have You Written?
526(1)
What Have You Learned?
526(1)
Writing on the Web
527(1)
Points to Remember
527(2)
Capitalization
529(9)
Responding to Images
529(1)
What Is Capitalization?
530(1)
What Do You Know?
530(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
530(1)
What Have You Written?
531(5)
Rules for Capitalization
531(5)
Working Together
536(1)
Critical Thinking
536(1)
What Have You Written?
536(1)
What Have You Learned?
536(1)
Writing on the Web
537(1)
Points to Remember
537(1)
Spelling Errors
538(17)
Responding to Images
538(1)
What Do You Know?
539(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
540(1)
What Have You Written?
540(11)
Commonly Misspelled Words
541(1)
Commonly Confused Words
542(3)
Forming Plurals
545(3)
Adding Endings
548(1)
Past-Tense Spellings
548(1)
Regular Verbs
548(1)
Irregular Verbs
548(1)
Spelling Other Endings
548(3)
Working Together
551(1)
Critical Thinking
552(1)
What Have You Written?
552(1)
What Have You Learned?
552(1)
Writing on the Web
552(1)
Points to Remember
552(3)
Part 7 Readings for Writers
555(56)
Strategies for Reading
557(4)
First Reading
557(1)
Second Reading
557(1)
Our Barbies, Ourselves
558(3)
Emily Prager
Description
561(6)
The Bomb
561(2)
Lansing Lamont
Unforgettable Miss Bessie
563(4)
Carl Rowan
Narration
567(5)
Truth and Beauty
567(2)
Lucy Grealy
Champion of the World
569(3)
Maya Angelou
Example
572(6)
Homeless
572(3)
Anna Quindlen
Death of a Dream
575(3)
Tony Brown
Definition
578(5)
Spanglish
578(3)
Janice Castro
What Is Intelligence?
581(2)
Isaac Asimov
Comparison and Contrast
583(6)
A Fable for Tomorrow
583(2)
Rachel Carson
Maman and America
585(4)
Azadeh Moaveni
Division and Classification
589(4)
Black Political Leadership
589(2)
Cornel West
The Plot Against People
591(2)
Russell Baker
Process
593(7)
Talking to People
593(3)
Larry King
Fender Benders: Legal Do's and Don'ts
596(4)
Armond D. Budish
Cause and Effect
600(5)
Who Killed Benny Paret?
600(3)
Norman Cousins
Why America Loves Reality TV
603(2)
Steven Reiss
James Wiltz
Argument and Persuasion
605(6)
Why I Changed My Mind on the Death Penalty
605(3)
Lance Morrow
In Praise of the F Word
608(3)
Mary Sherry
HANDBOOK
611(36)
Basic Sentence Structure
613(2)
Phrases and Clauses
613(1)
Types of Sentences
613(2)
Sentence Errors
615(3)
Fragments
615(1)
Run-ons
616(2)
Modifiers
618(1)
Dangling Modifiers
618(1)
Misplaced Modifiers
619(1)
Faulty Parallelism
619(2)
Strategies for Detecting and Revising Faulty Parallelism
620(1)
Verbs
621(4)
Subject-Verb Agreement
621(1)
Verb Tense
622(2)
Problem Verbs: Lie/Lay, Rise/Raise, Set/Sit
624(1)
Shifts in Tense
625(1)
Pronouns
625(3)
Reference
625(1)
Agreement
626(2)
Adjectives and Adverbs
628(1)
Comma
629(3)
Semicolon
632(1)
Apostrophe
632(1)
Quotation Marks
633(1)
Colon
634(1)
Parentheses
634(1)
Brackets
634(1)
Dash
635(1)
Hyphen
635(1)
Ellipsis
635(1)
Slash
636(1)
Question Mark
636(1)
Exclamation Point
637(1)
Period
637(1)
Capitalization
637(2)
Spelling
639(6)
Commonly Confused Words
639(3)
Commonly Misspelled Words
642(3)
Two Hundred Topics for College Writing
645(2)
Odd-Numbered and Partial-Paragraph Answers to the Exercises in Chapters 3--35 647(28)
Credits 675(2)
Index 677


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