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Summary

This sentence to paragraph level developmental writing text will always give your students something to write about by offering four assignments in each chapter (even grammar chapters), assignments based on visual prompts, and guided question/revision strategy to help students focus their critical thinking skills. Complete handbook/reference section at end provides instant help for students. The book package includes Writing Now technology that offers self-assessment opportunities as well as online tutorials emphasizing improvement of writing skills. vMentor technology provides online synchronous tutoring.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Part 1 Getting Started
1(22)
Why Write?
2(8)
Responding to Images
2(1)
Writing Activity
3(1)
Goals of This Book
4(1)
Using Get Writing
4(1)
Working Together
4(1)
What Is Good Writing?
4(1)
The Writing Context
5(1)
Writing Activity
5(1)
Strategies for Succeeding in Writing Courses
6(1)
Critical Thinking
7(1)
Responding to Images
8(1)
Writing on the Web
9(1)
Points to Remember
9(1)
The Writing Process
10(13)
Responding to Images
10(1)
The Writing Process
11(1)
Step 1: Prewrite
11(4)
Strategies for Increasing Critical Thinking
12(1)
Prewriting Techniques
12(3)
Writing Activity
15(1)
Step 2: Plan
15(2)
Moving from Topic to Thesis
15(1)
Working Together
16(1)
Organizing Support
16(1)
Creating an Outline
17(1)
Writing Activity
17(1)
Step 3: Write
18(1)
Writing Activity
18(1)
Step 4: Cool
18(1)
Step 5: Revise
18(1)
Using Peer Review
19(1)
Peer Review Guidelines
19(1)
Revising Activity
19(1)
Step 6: Edit
20(1)
Editing Activity
20(1)
Avoid Plagiarism
20(1)
Critical Thinking
21(1)
Responding to Images
21(1)
Writing on the Web
21(1)
Points to Remember
22(1)
Part 2 Developing Paragraphs
23(144)
Developing Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
24(16)
Responding to Images
24(1)
What Is a Paragraph?
25(1)
What Do You Know?
26(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
27(1)
What Have You Written?
27(1)
Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
28(3)
Reading Topic Sentences
29(1)
Writing Topic Sentences
29(2)
Paragraphs without Topic Sentences
31(2)
Revising Paragraphs
33(1)
Working Together
33(3)
Using Paragraph Breaks in Dialogue
36(1)
Critical Thinking
37(1)
What Have You Written?
38(1)
What Have You Learned?
38(1)
Responding to Images
38(1)
Writing on the Web
39(1)
Points to Remember
39(1)
Supporting Topic Sentences with Details
40(15)
Responding to Images
40(1)
What Are Supporting Details?
41(1)
What Do You Know?
41(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
41(1)
What Have You Written?
42(1)
Steps to Building Effective Paragraphs
42(4)
Types of Support
46(4)
Observations and Personal Experience
46(1)
Examples
46(1)
Facts
47(1)
Statistics
48(1)
Testimony (Quotations)
49(1)
Blending Support
50(2)
Working Together
52(1)
Critical Thinking
53(1)
What Have You Written?
53(1)
Responding to Images
53(1)
What Have You Learned?
53(1)
Writing on the Web
54(1)
Points to Remember
54(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Description
55(18)
Responding to Images
55(1)
What Is Description?
56(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
56(1)
What Have You Written?
57(1)
Creating Dominant Impressions
57(1)
Exam Skills
58(2)
Improving Dominant Impressions and Supporting Detail
60(3)
Student Paragraphs
61(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
62(1)
Readings
63(5)
``Gaza Diary,'' Chris Hedges
63(1)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
64(1)
``My Ecumenical Father,'' Jose Antonio Burciaga
65(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
67(1)
Steps to Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
68(1)
Selecting Topics
68(2)
Working Together
70(1)
Critical Thinking
71(1)
What Have You Written?
71(1)
Responding to Images
71(1)
Writing on the Web
72(1)
Points to Remember
72(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Narration
73(20)
Responding to Images
73(1)
What Is Narration?
74(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
74(1)
What Have You Written?
75(1)
Writing Narration: Making a Point
75(2)
Exam Skills
77(1)
Writing Narration: Using Transitions
77(1)
Writing Narration: Using Dialogue
78(4)
Student Paragraphs
79(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
80(2)
Readings
82(6)
``Tickets to Nowhere,'' Andy Rooney
82(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
84(1)
``The Fender Bender,'' Ramon ``Tianguis'' Perez
85(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
87(1)
Steps to Writing a Narrative Paragraph
88(1)
Selecting Topics
89(1)
Working Together
90(1)
Critical Thinking
91(1)
What Have You Written?
91(1)
Responding to Images
92(1)
Writing on the Web
92(1)
Points to Remember
92(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Example
93(19)
Responding to Images
93(1)
What Is an Example?
94(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
94(1)
What Have You Written?
95(1)
Writing Example Paragraphs
95(1)
Types of Examples
96(1)
Using Hypothetical Examples
97(1)
Writing Examples: Using Transitions
98(1)
Key Transition Words
98(1)
Exam Skills
99(3)
Student Paragraphs
100(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
101(1)
Readings
102(5)
``The Company Man,'' Ellen Goodman
102(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
104(1)
``Odd Enders,'' Larry Orenstein
105(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
107(1)
Steps to Writing an Example Paragraph
107(1)
Selecting Topics
108(1)
Working Together
109(1)
Critical Thinking
109(1)
What Have You Written?
110(1)
Responding to Images
110(1)
Writing on the Web
110(1)
Points to Remember
111(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Comparison and Contrast
112(16)
Responding to Images
112(1)
What Are Comparison and Contrast?
113(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
113(1)
What Have You Written?
114(1)
The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast
114(2)
Writing to Explain
114(1)
Writing to Convince
115(1)
Organizing Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
116(1)
Subject-by-Subject
116(1)
Point-by-Point
117(1)
Exam Skills
117(3)
Student Paragraphs
118(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
119(1)
Readings
120(5)
``Chinese Space, American Space,'' Yi-Fu Tuan
120(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
122(1)
``Neat People vs. Sloppy People,'' Suzanne Britt
122(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
124(1)
Steps to Writing a Comparison and Contrast Paragraph
125(1)
Selecting Topics
125(1)
Working Together
126(1)
Responding to Images
127(1)
Writing on the Web
127(1)
Points to Remember
127(1)
Developing Paragraphs Using Cause and Effect
128(17)
Responding to Images
128(1)
What Is Cause and Effect?
129(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
129(1)
What Have You Written?
130(1)
Cause and Effect: Critical Thinking
130(2)
Exam Skills
132(3)
Student Paragraphs
133(1)
Putting Paragraphs Together
134(1)
Readings
135(6)
``Why We Crave Horror Movies,'' Stephen King
135(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
137(1)
``I Refuse to Live in Fear,'' Diana Bletter
138(2)
Critical Thinking and Discussion
140(1)
Steps to Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph
141(1)
Selecting Topics
141(1)
Working Together
142(1)
Critical Thinking
143(1)
What Have You Written?
143(1)
Responding to Images
143(1)
Writing on the Web
144(1)
Points to Remember
144(1)
Toward the Essay
145(9)
Responding to Images
145(1)
What Is an Essay?
146(1)
The Introduction
146(1)
The Body
147(1)
The Conclusion
147(1)
Developing Topic Sentences in Outlines
148(3)
Working Together
151(1)
Critical Thinking
152(1)
What Have You Written?
152(1)
Responding to Images
152(1)
Writing on the Web
153(1)
Points to Remember
153(1)
Writing at Work
154(13)
Responding to Images
154(1)
E-mail
155(2)
Strategies for Writing E-mail
155(2)
Resumes
157(3)
Strategies for Writing Resumes
157(3)
Cover Letters
160(3)
Strategies for Writing Cover Letters
161(2)
Working Together
163(1)
Critical Thinking
164(1)
Responding to Images
165(1)
Writing on the Web
165(1)
Points to Remember
165(2)
Part 3 Writing Sentences
167(104)
Recognizing the Power of Words
168(14)
Responding to Images
168(1)
The Power of Words
169(1)
What Do You Know?
169(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
169(1)
What Have You Written?
170(1)
Use Correct Words
170(2)
Use Effective Words
172(1)
Use Concrete Nouns
173(1)
Use Strong Verbs
173(1)
Avoid Cliches
173(2)
Use Appropriate Words
175(1)
Use Appropriate Level of Diction
175(1)
Use Appropriate Idioms
176(1)
Be Aware of Connotations
177(1)
Working Together
178(1)
Critical Thinking
179(1)
What Have You Learned?
179(1)
Responding to Images
180(1)
Writing on the Web
181(1)
Points to Remember
181(1)
Writing Sentences
182(16)
Responding to Images
182(1)
What Is a Sentence?
183(1)
What Do You Know?
183(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
184(1)
What Have You Written?
184(1)
Parts of Speech
184(1)
Subjects and Verbs
185(9)
What Are Nouns?
186(1)
What Are Pronouns?
187(2)
Locating ``Hidden Subjects''
189(1)
Prepositional Phrases
190(1)
Verbs
191(3)
Building Sentences: Independent and Dependent Clauses
194(1)
Sentence Length
195(1)
Working Together
195(1)
Critical Thinking
196(1)
What Have You Learned?
196(1)
What Have You Written?
196(1)
Responding to Images
197(1)
Writing on the Web
197(1)
Points to Remember
197(1)
Avoiding Fragments
198(12)
Responding to Images
198(2)
What Do You Know?
200(1)
What Are Fragments?
200(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
201(1)
What Have You Written?
202(1)
Correcting Fragments
203(4)
Working Together
207(1)
Critical Thinking
207(1)
What Have You Written?
208(1)
What Have You Learned?
208(1)
What Have You Written?
208(1)
Responding to Images
209(1)
Writing on the Web
209(1)
Points to Remember
209(1)
Building Sentences Using Coordination and Subordination
210(18)
Responding to Images
210(1)
What Do You Know?
211(1)
What Are Coordination and Subordination?
212(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
213(1)
What Have You Written?
213(1)
Types of Sentences
213(1)
Coordination
214(5)
Coordinating Conjunctions
215(1)
Adverbial Conjunctions
215(4)
Working Together
219(1)
Subordination
219(4)
What Are You Trying to Say?
223(1)
What Have You Written?
224(1)
Critical Thinking
224(1)
What Have You Written?
224(2)
Responding to Images
226(1)
What Have You Learned?
226(1)
Writing on the Web
227(1)
Points to Remember
227(1)
Repairing Run-ons and Comma Splices
228(16)
Responding to Images
228(1)
What Are Run-ons?
229(1)
What Do You Know?
230(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
230(1)
What Have You Written?
231(1)
Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
231(1)
Fused Sentences
231(1)
Comma Splices
231(1)
Identifying Run-ons
232(1)
Repairing Run-ons: Minor Repairs
233(1)
Critical Thinking: Run-ons Needing Major Repairs
234(1)
Methods of Repairing Run-ons
235(1)
Working Together
236(4)
Working Together
240(1)
Critical Thinking
241(1)
What Have You Written?
241(1)
Responding to Images
242(1)
What Have You Learned?
242(1)
Writing on the Web
243(1)
Points to Remember
243(1)
Correcting Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
244(15)
Responding to Images
244(1)
What Are Modifiers?
245(1)
Dangling Modifiers
245(1)
What Do You Know?
245(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
246(1)
What Have You Written?
247(1)
Avoiding Dangling Modifiers
247(1)
Testing for Dangling Modifiers
248(4)
Misplaced Modifiers
252(3)
Working Together
255(1)
Critical Thinking
256(1)
What Have You Written?
256(1)
What Have You Learned?
256(1)
Responding to Images
257(1)
Writing on the Web
257(1)
Points to Remember
258(1)
Understanding Parallelism
259(12)
Responding to Images
259(1)
What Is Parallelism?
260(1)
What Do You Know?
260(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
261(1)
What Have You Written?
261(1)
Overcoming Parallelism Errors
262(5)
Working Together
267(1)
Critical Thinking
268(1)
What Have You Written?
268(1)
Responding to Images
268(1)
What Have You Learned?
268(1)
Writing on the Web
269(1)
Points to Remember
269(2)
Part 4 Understanding Grammar
271(86)
Subject-Verb Agreement
272(16)
Responding to Images
272(1)
What Is Subject-Verb Agreement?
273(1)
What Do You Know?
273(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
273(1)
What Have You Written?
274(1)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
274(2)
Special Nouns and Pronouns
276(8)
Group Nouns
276(1)
Hidden Subjects
277(2)
``Either . . . Or'' Subjects
279(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
280(1)
Relative Pronouns: Who, Which, and That
281(3)
Critical Thinking
284(1)
What Have You Written?
284(1)
Working Together
285(1)
Responding to Images
285(1)
What Have You Learned?
286(1)
Writing on the Web
286(1)
Points to Remember
286(2)
Verb Tense, Mood, and Voice
288(19)
Responding to Images
288(1)
What Do You Know?
289(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
289(1)
What Have You Written?
290(1)
What Is Tense?
290(1)
Helping Verbs
290(2)
Regular and Irregular Verbs
292(4)
Problem Verbs: Lie/Lay, Rise/Raise, Set/Sit
296(2)
Shifts in Tense
298(1)
Working Together
299(1)
Active and Passive Voice
300(1)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
300(2)
Other Verb Problems
302(1)
Could Have, Must Have, Should Have, Would Have
302(1)
Double Negatives
303(1)
Critical Thinking
303(1)
What Have You Written?
303(1)
Responding to Images
304(1)
What Have You Learned?
304(1)
Writing on the Web
305(1)
Points to Remember
305(2)
Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Case
307(19)
Responding to Images
307(1)
What Are Pronouns?
308(1)
What Do You Know?
308(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
308(1)
What Have You Written?
309(1)
Types of Pronouns
309(1)
Using Pronouns
310(1)
Pronoun Reference
311(2)
Using They without an Antecedent
313(1)
Pronoun Agreement
314(1)
Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns
314(1)
Avoiding Sexism
315(2)
Methods of Avoiding Sexism
315(1)
Using They to Avoid Sexism
316(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Point of View
317(1)
Using the Right Case
318(4)
Pronoun Cases
318(1)
Plural Constructions
319(1)
Between
319(1)
Comparisons
320(1)
The Verb To Be
320(1)
Who and Whom
320(1)
This and That, These and Those
321(1)
They and Them
321(1)
Unnecessary Pronouns
321(1)
Working Together
322(1)
Critical Thinking
323(1)
What Have You Written?
323(1)
What Have You Learned?
323(1)
Responding to Images
324(1)
Writing on the Web
324(1)
Points to Remember
325(1)
Adjectives and Adverbs
326(18)
Responding to Images
326(1)
What Are Adjectives and Adverbs?
327(1)
What Do You Know?
327(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
328(1)
What Have You Written?
328(1)
Understanding Adjectives
328(3)
Commas and Adjectives
331(1)
Understanding Adverbs
331(2)
Grammar Choices and Meaning
333(2)
Good/Well, Bad/Badly
334(1)
Comparisons
335(2)
Avoiding Double Comparisons
337(1)
Using Superlatives
337(2)
Working Together
339(1)
Critical Thinking
340(1)
What Have You Written?
340(1)
What Have You Learned?
340(1)
Responding to Images
341(1)
Writing on the Web
342(1)
Points to Remember
342(2)
Using Prepositions
344(13)
Responding to Images
344(1)
What Are Prepositions?
345(1)
What Do You Know?
346(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
346(1)
What Have You Written?
347(2)
Commonly Confused Prepositions
349(1)
Locating Prepositions
350(1)
Working Together
351(3)
Critical Thinking
354(1)
What Have You Written?
354(1)
Responding to Images
354(1)
Writing on the Web
355(1)
What Have You Learned?
355(1)
Points to Remember
355(2)
Part 5 Using Punctuation and Mechanics
357(68)
Using Commas and Semicolons
358(19)
Responding to Images
358(1)
What Are Commas and Semicolons?
359(1)
What Do You Know?
359(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
359(1)
What Have You Written?
360(1)
Comma
360(9)
Comma Uses
361(8)
Avoiding Unnecessary Commas
369(1)
Guide to Eliminating Unnecessary Commas
369(1)
Semicolon
370(2)
Working Together
372(1)
Critical Thinking
373(1)
What Have You Written?
374(1)
Responding to Images
374(1)
Writing on the Web
374(1)
What Have You Learned?
374(1)
Points to Remember
375(2)
Using Other Marks of Punctuation
377(18)
Responding to Images
377(1)
What Are the Other Marks of Punctuation?
378(1)
What Do You Know?
378(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
378(1)
What Have You Written?
379(1)
Apostrophe
379(4)
Quotation Marks
383(2)
Colon
385(1)
Parentheses
386(1)
Brackets
386(1)
Dash
387(1)
Hyphen
387(1)
Ellipsis
388(1)
Slash
389(1)
Question Mark
389(1)
Exclamation Point
389(1)
Period
389(1)
Working Together
390(1)
Critical Thinking
391(1)
What Have You Written?
392(1)
Responding to Images
392(1)
Writing on the Web
392(1)
What Have You Learned?
392(1)
Points to Remember
393(2)
Using Capitalization
395(10)
Responding to Images
395(1)
What Is Capitalization?
396(1)
What Do You Know?
396(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
396(1)
What Have You Written?
397(1)
Rules for Capitalization
397(5)
Working Together
402(1)
Critical Thinking
402(1)
What Have You Written?
402(1)
Improving Your Writing
402(1)
Responding to Images
403(1)
Writing on the Web
403(1)
What Have You Learned?
403(1)
Points to Remember
404(1)
Correcting Spelling Errors
405(20)
Responding to Images
405(1)
What Do You Know?
406(1)
What Are You Trying to Say?
407(1)
What Have You Written?
407(1)
Steps to Improving Spelling
408(1)
Commonly Misspelled Words
408(1)
Forty Commonly Misspelled Words
409(1)
Commonly Confused Words
409(3)
Ten Most Commonly Confused Words
410(2)
Forming Plurals
412(3)
Adding Endings
415(5)
Past-Tense Spellings
415(1)
Spelling Other Endings
416(4)
Working Together
420(1)
Working Together
420(1)
Critical Thinking
421(1)
What Have You Written?
421(1)
Responding to Images
421(1)
Writing on the Web
422(1)
What Have You Learned?
422(1)
Points to Remember
422(2)
Improving Spelling
424(1)
HANDBOOK
425(36)
Basic Sentence Structure
427(2)
Phrases and Clauses
427(1)
Types of Sentences
427(1)
Parts of Speech
428(1)
Sentence Errors
429(3)
Fragments
429(1)
Run-ons
430(2)
Modifiers
432(1)
Dangling Modifiers
432(1)
Misplaced Modifiers
433(1)
Faulty Parallelism
433(2)
Verbs
435(4)
Subject-Verb Agreement
435(1)
Verb Tense
436(2)
Problem Verbs
438(1)
Shifts in Tense
439(1)
Pronouns
439(3)
Reference
439(1)
Agreement
440(2)
Adjectives and Adverbs
442(1)
Comma
443(3)
Semicolon
446(1)
Apostrophe
446(1)
Quotation Marks
447(1)
Colon
448(1)
Parentheses
448(1)
Brackets
448(1)
Dash
449(1)
Hyphen
449(1)
Ellipsis
449(1)
Slash
450(1)
Question Mark
450(1)
Exclamation Point
451(1)
Period
451(1)
Capitalization
451(2)
Spelling
453(6)
Commonly Confused Words
453(3)
Commonly Misspelled Words
456(3)
Two Hundred Topics for College Writing
459(2)
Answers 461(26)
Credits 487(2)
Index 489


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