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In Harmonyis one of two titles in a new first edition series written for the integrated Reading/Writing Developmental English course by an author who is an expert in both fields of study - Kathleen McWhorter. In Harmony, the first book in the series, correlates to the introductory developmental reading level and the sentence to paragraph developmental writing level. 0321881605 / 9780321881601 In Harmony: Reading and Writing with New MySkillsLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205865526 / 9780205865529 New MySkillsLab -- Access Card 0321871855 / 9780321871855 In Harmony: Reading and Writing

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents

INTRODUCTION: A Guide to College Success

Keys to Success in College

Key #1 Set Goals and Monitor Them

Key #2 Get Organized

Key #3 Manage Your Time: Balancing School, Work, and Family

Key #4 Take Charge of Your Learning

Key #5 Get the Most Out of Your Textbooks

Key #6 Focus Your Attention and Avoid Distractions

Key #7 Take Class Notes

Key #8 Learn to Take tests

Key #9 How to be Successful in Your Reading-Writing Course

Key #10 How to be Successful Working with Classmates

 

PART I      Getting Started

 

Chapter 1   The Reading Process: An Overview

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Active Reading and Writing?

Reading

Active Reading: How to Get Started

Preview Before Reading

Reading: The Dilemma of Anger: “Let it Out” or “Bottle It Up”? Carole Wade and Carol Tavris

Highlight and Annotate As You Read

Reading: Is Bottled water Safer Than Tap Water? Janice Thompson and Melinda Manore

Strengthen Your Comprehension and Recall

Read and Think About Visuals

Think Critically

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond A Professional Reading: Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction, Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 2    The Writing Process: An Overview

Focusing on Reading and Writing 

What is the Writing Process?

Writing

Understand What Writing Is and Is Not

Practical Advice About Writing

Five Steps in the Writing Process

Generate Ideas

Organize Ideas

Write Paragraphs

Write Essays

Write a First draft

Revise Drafts

Proofread

Consider Your Audience and Purpose

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond Student Essay: The Space In-Between, Santiago Quintana Garcia

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: What Makes a Movie Scary, Dorothy Hoffman

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 3    Vocabulary:  Working with Words

 Focusing on Reading and Writing

 Why is Vocabulary Important?

 Use a Dictionary Effectively

 Synonyms and Antonyms

 Understand Denotative and Connotative Language

 Use Words with Multiple or Unusual Meanings

 Understand Vocabulary in College Courses

 Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: The Power of Words, Beebe, Beebe, and Redmond

 Self-Test Summary

  

Chapter 4    Vocabulary:  Learning Unknown Words

 Focusing on Reading and Writing

 Why is Learning New Words Important?

 Figure Out Unknown Words: A Strategy

 Pronounce Unknown Words

 Use Context Clues

 Use Word Parts

 Learn New Words

 Integrating Reading and Writing

 Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Talking to Koko the Gorilla, Alex Hannaford

 Self-Test Summary

 

PART II      READING AND WRITING SENTENCES

 

Chapter 5    Complete Sentences Versus Sentence Fragments

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is a Complete Sentence?

Writing

Identify Subjects and Predicates

Identify Sentence Fragments

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Missing Subjects

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Missing Verbs

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Dependent Clauses

Reading

Understanding Sentences

Integrating Reading and Writing

 Read and Revise

  Read and Respond A Professional Essay: NortenBo en Manhattan, Steven Doloff

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 6     Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is Punctuation and Why is it Important to Use It Correctly?

Recognize and Correct Run-On Sentences

Recognize and Correct Comma Splices

Reading

Use Punctuation as a Guide to Reading

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: The Role of Sports in Our Lives,” John J. Macionis 

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 7 Using Verbs Correctly

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is a Verb?

Writing

Recognize Forms of the Verb

Understand Verb Tense: An Overview

Use the Simple Tenses

Use Irregular verbs Correctly

Understand Voice: Use Active Instead of Passive Voice

Avoid Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement

Reading

What Verbs Tell Readers

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: My Kid’s Father, Lekisha Roberson

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Scenes from A Service-Dog Graduation

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 8 Combining and Expanding Your Ideas

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Independent and Dependent Clauses?

Writing

Combine Ideas of Equal Importance

Combine Ideas of Unequal Importance

Write Compound-Complex Sentences

Reading

Identify Meaning Clues from Sentence Structure

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Freedom to Buy Candy, Yuliya Seitkulova

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Saying “Adios” to Spanglish, Leticia Salais

Self-Test Summary

 

 

Chapter 9 Revising Confusing and Inconsistent Sentences

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is a Confusing or Inconsistent Sentence?

Writing

Use Pronouns Clearly and Effectively

Avoid Shifts in Person, Number, and Verb Tense

Avoid Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Use Parallelism

Reading

Understand Difficult and Complicated Sentences

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: When Someday Finally Came, Dave Myers

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Computer Technology, Large Organizations,  and the Assault on Privacy, John Macionis

Self-Test Summary

 

PART III     READING AND WRITING PARAGRAHS

 

Chapter 10 Main Ideas and Topic Sentences

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentence?

Reading

Understand General Versus Specific Ideas

Identify the Topic

Identify the Main Idea

Writing

Choose a Manageable Topic

Write Effective Topic Sentences

Revise Ineffective Topic Sentences

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Decision Time, Alex Boyd

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: What is a Sustainable Food System?, John Salge Blake

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 11 Details, Implied Main Ideas, and Transitions

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Supporting Details, Implied Main Ideas, and Transitions?

Reading

Identify Supporting Details in Paragraphs

Identify Implied Main Ideas

Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Read Paragraphs

Writing

Choose Specific Details

Use Details to Support Your Topic Sentence

Arrange Details So They are Easy to Follow

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: A Korean Girl in Boston, Bogyeong Son

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Wireless Interference: The Health Risks, Christopher Ketcham

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 12 Patterns of Organization: Chronological Order, Narration, Process, and Description

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Patterns of Organization?

Reading and Writing Time Sequence: Chronological Order, Process, and Narration

What is Time Sequence?

Read Chronological Order and Process

Write Process Paragraphs

Write Narrative Paragraphs

Reading and Writing Description

What is Description?

Read Descriptive Paragraphs

Write Descriptive Paragraphs

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: A Trip to Disney World, Roan Rodriguez

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: My Documented Life, Jose Antonio Vargas

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 13 Patterns of Organization: Example, Cause and Effect, and Comparison and Contrast

Focusing on Reading and Writing

Why Use Patterns of Organization?

Reading and Writing Example

What is an Example?

Read Examples

Write Examples

Reading and Writing Cause and Effect

What is Cause and Effect?

Read Cause and Effect

Write Cause and Effect

Reading and Writing Comparison and Effect

What is Comparison and Contrast?

Read Comparison and Contrast

Write Comparison and Contrast

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Twitter’s Appeal, Bryan Dube

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: The Benefits of Listening to Music, Steven Cornelius and Mary Natvig

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 14 Revision and Proofreading

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Revision and Proofreading?

Reading

Read Carefully and Critically for Revision

Writing

Determine How and When to Revise

Revise Ineffective Paragraphs

Use Idea Maps to Spot Revision Problems

Use Peer Review

Proofread for Correctness

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: The Event that Changed My Life, Loretta Scott

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Finding a Mate: Not the Same as it Used to  Be, James M. Henslin

Self-Test Summary

 

PART IV   READING AND WRITING ABOUT TEXT MATERIALS

 

Chapter 15 Understanding and Organizing Information

Focusing on Reading and Writing

Why Organize Information?

Reading

Read to Organize and Retain Information

Writing

Outline to Organize Information

Map to Discover Organization

Paraphrase to Restate Ideas of Others

Summarize to Condense Information

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Revise

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Facebook’s Influence on a Person’s Life, Elena Pineda

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Why Conserve Water, Andrew Parker

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 16 Reading and Thinking Critically

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is Critical Reading?

Reading

How to Read Critically

Make Inferences

Identify the Author’s Purpose

Analyze the Author’s intended Audience

Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion

Recognize Bias

Writing

Think Critically When Writing

            Using Inferences

            Focusing on Your Purpose

Considering your Audience

            Using Fact and Opinion

            Expressing Bias

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond A Student Essay: One Year, Giovanny Guzman

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: Harvesting Garlic for Less Than the Minimum W age, Tracie McMillan

Self-Test Summary

 

PART V   AN INTRODUCTION TO ESSAY WRITING

 

Chapter 17 Planning, Drafting, and Revising Essays

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What is an Essay?

Writing

Plan Your Essay

            Generating and Grouping Ideas for Your Thesis Statement

            How to Group Ideas

Draft Your Essay

            Writing Strong Thesis Statements

            Supporting Your Thesis with Substantial Evidence

            Making Connections Among Your Ideas Clear

            Writing Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Title

Revise Your Essay

            Problem #1: The Topic is too Broad

            Problem #2: The Topic is too Narrow

            Problem #3: The Thesis Statement Needs Revision

            Problem #4: The Essay is Underdeveloped

            Problem #5: The Essay is Disorganized

            Using Maps to Guide Your Revision

Reading

Use Strategies for Reading Essays

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Students Should Not Work Long Hours, Alphea Bartley

Read and Respond A Professional Essay: A Step Beyond Human, Andy Greenberg

Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 18 Using Sources When You Write

 

Focusing on Reading and Writing

What are Sources?

Reading

Locate Appropriate Sources

Record Information from Sources

Use Sources to Support Your Ideas

Writing

Document Sources

            What is Plagiarism, and How Can You Avoid It?

Use the MLA Style to Document Sources

            MLA In-text Citations

            MLA Works Cited List

Integrating Reading and Writing

Read and Respond A Student Essay: Surveillance in America: it’s Not Paranoia If You’re Really Being Watched, Alaina Mayer

      Self-Test Summary

 

PART VI   REVIEWING THE BASICS: A BRIEF GRAMMAR HANDBOOK

 

A. Understanding the Parts of Speech

A.1 Nouns

A.2 Pronouns

A.3 Verbs

A.4 Adjectives

A.5 Adverbs

A.6 Conjunctions

A.7 Prepositions

A.8 Interjections

B. Understanding the Parts of Sentences

B.1 Subjects

B.2 Predicates

B.3 Complements

B.4 Basic Sentence Patterns

B.5 Expanding the Sentence with Adjectives and Adverbs

B.6 Expanding the Sentence with Phrases

B.7 Expanding the Sentence with Clauses

B.8 Basic Sentence Classifications

C. Writing Correct Sentences

C.1 Uses of Verb Tenses

C.2 Subjunctive Mood

C.3 Pronoun Case

C.4 Correct Adjective and Adverb Use

C.5 Sentence Variety

C.6 Redundancy and Wordiness

C.7 Diction

D. Using Punctuation Correctly

D.1 End Punctuation

D.2 Commas

D.3 Unnecessary Commas

D.4 Colons and Semicolons

D.5 Dashes, Parentheses, Hyphens, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks

E. Managing Mechanics and Spelling

E.1 Capitalization

E.2 Abbreviations

E.3 Hyphenation and Word Division

E.4 Numbers

E.5 Suggestions for Improving Spelling

E.6 Six Useful Spelling Rules

F. Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

G. Error Correction Exercises

 

PART VII   ESL GUIDE FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS

A. Verbs

   A.1 Active Voice Verb Tenses and Related Forms

  A.2  Modal Auxiliaries

  A.3 Nonaction Verbs

  A.4 Passive Voice

B. Nouns

   B.1 Plural Forms of Regular Nouns

   B.2 Plural Forms of Irregular Nouns

   B.3 Possessive Forms of Nouns

   B.4 Gerunds and Infinitives

C. Pronouns

   C.1 Personal Pronouns

   C.2 Indefinite Pronouns

D. Adjectives and Adverbs

   D.1 Some Grammatical Reminders  

   D.2 Relative (Adjective) Clauses

 E. Transitional Words and Phrases

   E.1 Transitions for Contrast

   E.2 Transitions for Equality, Addition, and Similarity

   E.3 Transitions for Time

   E.4 Transitions for Reasons or Purpose

    E.5 Transitions for Results

F. Conditional Statements and Subjunctive Verb Forms  

   F.1 Statements with “If” Clauses  

   F.2 Additional Uses of the Subjunctive       

VII. Web Sites for Students



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