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At a Glance: Paragraphs

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780618542277

ISBN10:
0618542272
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/23/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Quick, comprehensive writing guidance at a low cost--theAt a Glanceseries can be paired with any developmental title or used independently. This flexible series includes a separate textbook for sentences, paragraphs, essays, and a reader. Each book features clear, concise instruction reinforced by extensive practice, exercises, and examples. At a Glance: Paragraphsguides students through the basics of prewriting, paragraph structure, and developing a paragraph in various rhetorical modes. The Third Edition includes a newly positioned chapter on reading-related writing, including instructions on how to underline, annotate, outline, and write summaries and critiques; new reading selections to capture students' interest; and a expanded list of cross-curricular topics for Chapters 4-13. The handbook section has also been expanded, and now includes units on diction, sentence variety, and omissions. Straightforward advice on writing, with extensive practice and abundant explanations and examples. A clear, concise discussion of writing strategies includes examples from student writing to illustrate all stages of the writing process. Classroom-tested exercises help students with sentence, paragraph and essay organization. Career-related and reading-related writing assignments capture students' interest, and questions on the readings stimulate discussion, writing, and critical thinking. A self-evaluation chart helps students measure their own writing progress and identify their difficulties. A writer's checklist at the end of every chapter outlines the stages of the writing process.

Table of Contents

Reading Effectively and Writing Summaries Reading for Writing Types of Reading-Related Writing Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Reading Effectively and Writing Summaries
The Paragraph and Prewriting The Paragraph Defined A Sample Paragraph
The Writing Process Prewriting: Using the Blank Sheet of Opportunity Writing the Topic Sentence Writing the Outline Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Paragraph and Prewriting
Writing, Revising, and Editing the Paragraph Writing Your First Draft Revising
Your Writing Adding Editing to Your Revision Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Writing, Revising, and Editing
Narration: Moving Through Time Writing Paragraphs of Narration Examining Paragraphs of Narration Student Writers: "King of Klutziness,"
"A Moment in the Sun," Karen Bradley Professional Writer: "Voice Like Twigs Underfoot," Maxine Hong Kingston Practicing Patterns of Narration Topics for Paragraphs of Narration Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Narration
Description: Moving Through Space and Time Writing Paragraphs of Description Examining Paragraphs of Description Student Writers: "The Santa Anas," Juanita Rivera
"My Burning Scarf," Julie Lee; "The Drag," Mike Kavanagh Professional Writer: "The Mousetrap," Craig Finley Practicing Patterns of Description Topics for Paragraphs of Description Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Description
Exemplification: Writing with Examples Writing Paragraphs of Exemplification Examining Paragraphs of Exemplification Student Writer: "Sweet and Sour Workplace," Sarah Betrue Professional Writers: "When Cupid Aims at the Workplace,"
"Colorado Springs--Every Which Way," Eric Schlosser Practicing Patterns of Exemplification Topics for Paragraphs of Exemplification Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification
Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts Writing Paragraphs of Analysis by Division Examining Paragraphs of Analysis by Division Student Writer: "More Than Ordinary," Nancy Samuels Professional Writers: "Golden Oldies,"
"The Zones of the Sea," Leonard Engel et al. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division Topics for Paragraphs of Analysis by Division Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division
"Making Faces," Seham Hemmat Professional Writers: "The Birth of an Island,"
"How to Sharpen a Knife," Florence H. Pettit Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis Topics for Paragraphs of Process Analysis Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Process Analysis
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes Writing Paragraphs of Cause and Effect Examining Paragraphs of Cause and Effect Student Writers: "A Divorce with Reasons,"
"More Than the Classroom," Richard Blaylock Professional Writers: "Results of Underage Drinking,"
Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect Topics for Paragraphs of Cause and Effect Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Cause and Effect
Classification: Establishing Groups Writing Paragraphs of Classification Examining Paragraphs of Classification Student Writer: "Doctors Have Their Symptoms Too," Boris Belinsky Professional Writers: "Behavioral, Psychological, and Medical Effects of Workplace Stress,"
"Styles of Leadership," William M. Pride
Practicing Patterns of Classification Topics for Paragraphs of Classification Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Classification
Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences Writing Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast Examining Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast Student Writers: "Two Loves: Puppy and True,"
"Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America," Thung Tran Professional Writer: "Pink Kittens and Blue Spaceships,"
Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast Topics for Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Comparison and Contrast
Definition: Clarifying Terms Writing Paragraphs of Definition Examining Paragraphs of Definition Student Writers: "Going Too Far,"
"Street Cop," Jerry Price Professional Writers: "Tornado,"
"Burnout,"
Practicing Patterns of Definition Topics for Paragraphs of Definition Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Definition
Argument: Writing to Influence Writing Paragraphs of Argument Examining Paragraphs of Argument Student Writer: "My Life To Live--or Not,"
Professional Writer: "The High Price of Steroid Studliness," Anastasia Toufexis Practicing Patterns of Argument Topics for Paragraphs of Argument Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Argument
From Paragraph to Essay Writing the Short Essay Examining a Paragraph and an Essay Student Writer: "Get Them Off the Road," (paragraph)
"Get Them Off the Road," (essay) Daniel Humphreys Topics for Short Essays Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: From Paragraph to Essay Handbook Identifying Parts of Speech Locating Subjects and Verbs
Writing Different Kinds of Sentences Combining Sentences Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons Omissions: When Parts Are Missing Working with Verb Forms
Giving Verbs Voice Selecting Pronoun Case Matching Pronouns and Antecedents Using Adjectives and Adverbs Eliminating Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers Balancing Sentence Parts Avoiding Wordy Phrases Mastering Punctuation Conquering Capitalization
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