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For combined courses in Developmental Reading and Writing.
This package includes MySkillsLab®.

A focus on sentence- and paragraph-level reading and writing skills
In Harmony, Second Edition is the first text in a two-part integrated reading and writing series. This volume focuses on sentence to paragraph reading and writing skills, while In Concert moves on to explore paragraph and essay level reading and writing. This series aims to show students how reading and writing unite to become a single process of understanding and expressing ideas.

Emphasizing the harmonious nature of the reading and writing processes, it highlights critical thinking and reinforces its relationship to these processes. Student and professional readings are presented at the start of each chapter and used as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Readings are presented as integrated instructional material, rather than as models or additional practice, allowing students to improve on their own reading and writing skills through a single source. Thematic-based chapters help build continuity, elicit student interest and help students draw on their own prior knowledge. McWhorter’s streamlined presentation and flexible approach work in traditional as well as compressed courses.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE     GETTING STARTED 

 

1          The Reading Process: An Overview 

What Are the Reading Process and Active Reading? 

Pre-Reading Strategies 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction,” Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White  

During Reading Strategies 

Post-Reading Strategies 

Think Critically 48

READ AND RESPOND

A Textbook Reading “Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction,”

Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

2          An Overview of the Writing Process

What Is the Writing Process? 

Practical Advice About Writing 

Connect the Reading and Writing Processes 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Professional Essay  “Afghanistan: Where Women Have No Choice,” Kevin Sieff 

Six Steps in the Writing Process 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “The Space In-Between,” Santiago Quintana Garcia 

Step One: Generate Ideas 

Step Two: Consider Audience and Purpose 

Step Three: Organize Ideas 

Step Four: Write a First Draft Paragraph or Essay 

Step Five: Revise Drafts 

Step Six: Proofread 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay  “The Space In-Between,” Santiago Quintana Garcia 

A Professional Essay  “Afghanistan: Where Women Have No Choice,” Kevin Sieff 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

3          Vocabulary: Working with Words 

Why Is Vocabulary Important? 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “The Power of Words,” Steven A. Beebe, Susan J. Beebe, and Mark V. Redmond  

Use Context Clues 

Use Word Parts 

Use a Dictionary Effectively 

Use a Thesaurus to Find Synonyms and Antonyms 

Understand Denotative and Connotative Language 

Use Creative Language 

Learn Vocabulary in College Courses 

READ AND RESPOND

A Textbook Reading  “The Power of Words,” Beebe, Beebe, and Redmond 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

        

 

PART TWO    READING AND WRITING PARAGRAPHS 

 

4          Main Ideas and Topic Sentences 

What Are Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences? 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “What Is a Sustainable Food System?” Joan Salge Blake  

Reading: Understand General Versus Specific Ideas 

Identify and Select Topics 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “Reducing Food Waste in the United States,” Alex Boyd  

Read and Write Topic Sentences 

READ AND REVISE 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “Reducing Food Waste in the United States,” Alex Boyd 

A Textbook Reading “What Is a Sustainable Food System?” Joan Salge Blake 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

5          Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas              

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

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Professional Essay  “Wireless Interference: The Health Risks” Christopher Ketcham  

Reading: Identify Supporting Details in a Paragraph 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “To Connect or Not to Connect,” Sarah Frey  

Writing: Select and Organize Details to Support Your Topic Sentence 

Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Read and Write Paragraphs 

Reading: Identify Implied Main Ideas 

READ AND REVISE 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “To Connect or Not to Connect,” Sarah Frey  

A Professional Essay “Wireless Interference: The Health Risks,” Christopher Ketcham 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

6          Patterns of Organization: Chronological Order, Process, Narration, and Description 

What Are Patterns of Organization? 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “Change Yourself, Change Your World,” April Lynch, Barry Elmore, and Jerome Kotecki  

Reading and Writing Time Sequence: Chronological Order, Process,

and Narration 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “How to Pursue a Healthier Lifestyle,” Kate Atkinson  

Read and Write Description 

READ AND REVISE 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay  “How to Pursue a Healthier Lifestyle,” Kate Atkinson  

A Textbook Reading  “Change Yourself, Change Your World,” April Lynch, Barry Elmore, and Jerome Kotecki  

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

7          Patterns of Organization: Example, Cause and Effect, and Comparison and Contrast 

Why Use Patterns of Organization? 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “The Benefits of Listening to Music,” Steven Cornelius and Mary Natvig  

Reading and Writing Example

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “Poetry and Healing,” Amanda Keithley  

Reading and Writing Cause and Effect 

Reading and Writing Comparison and Contrast 

READ AND REVISE 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “Poetry and Healing,” Amanda Keithley  

A Textbook Reading  “The Benefits of Listening to Music,” Steven Cornelius and Mary Natvig  

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

8          Revision and Proofreading 

What Are Revision and Proofreading? 

Read Carefully and Critically for Revision 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “The Woes of Internet Dating,” Claire Stroup  

Revise Ineffective Paragraphs 

Use Idea Maps to Spot Revision Problems 

Proofread for Correctness 

Use Peer Review 

READ AND REVISE 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “The Woes of Internet Dating,” Claire Stroup  

A Textbook Reading “Finding a Mate: Not the Same as It Used to Be,” James M. Henslin 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

 

PART THREE             READING, WRITING, AND REVISING ESSAYS 

 

9          Reading and Thinking Critically About Text 

What Is Critical Reading? 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Professional Essay  “The Case Against Universal National Service,” Conor Friedersdorf  

How to Read Critically 

Make Inferences 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “ ‘No Man Is an Island’: The Importance of Community Service,” Juliette Simmons  

Identify the Writer’s Purpose 

Analyze the Writer’s Intended Audience 

Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion 

Recognize Bias 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “ ‘No Man Is an Island’: The Importance of Community Service,” Juliette Simmons  

A Professional Essay “The Case Against Universal National Service,” Conor Friedersdorf  

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

10       Reading and Writing Essays 

What Is an Essay? 

Use Strategies for Reading Essays 

EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

A Textbook Reading  “Computer Technology, Large Organizations, and the Assault on Privacy,” John Macionis  

Use the Writing Process to Write Essays 

EXAMINING STUDENT WRITING 

A Student Essay  “Surveillance in America: It’s Not Paranoia If You’re Really Being Watched,” Alaina Mayer  

Choose a Topic 

Consider Audience and Purpose 

Develop a Thesis Statement 

Plan and Organize Your Essay 

Locate and Record Sources 

Draft Your Essay 

Revise Your Essay 

READ AND RESPOND

A Student Essay “Surveillance in America: It’s Not Paranoia If You’re Really Being Watched,” Alaina Mayer  

A Textbook Reading  “Computer Technology, Large Organizations, and the Assault on Privacy,” John Macionis  

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

 

PART FOUR SENTENCE BASICS AND GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS 

 

11       Complete Sentences Versus Sentence             Fragments 

What Is a Complete Sentence? 

Identify Subjects and Predicates 

Identify Sentence Fragments 156

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Missing Subjects 

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Missing Verbs 

Recognize and Correct Fragments Caused by Dependent Clauses 

Understand Sentences 

READ AND REVISE 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

12       Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices         

What Is Punctuation, and Why Is It Important to Use It Correctly? 

Recognize and Correct Run-on Sentences 

Recognize and Correct Comma Splices 

Punctuation as a Guide to Reading 

READ AND REVISE 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

Chapter 13   Using Verbs Correctly 

What Is a Verb? 

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 

What Verbs Tell Readers 

READ AND REVISE 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

 

Chapter 14   Combining and Expanding Your Ideas          

What Are Independent and Dependent Clauses? 

Combine Ideas of Equal Importance 

Combine Ideas of Unequal Importance 

Write Compound—Complex Sentences 

Identify Meaning Clues from Sentence Structure 

READ AND REVISE 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

Chapter 15   Revising Confusing and Inconsistent Sentences 

What Is a Confusing or Inconsistent Sentence? 

Use Pronouns Clearly and Correctly 

Avoid Shifts in Person, Number, and Verb Tense 

Avoid Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 

Use Parallelism 

Understand Difficult and Complicated Sentences 

READ AND REVISE 

SELF-TEST SUMMARY 

                          

 

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 

 

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.       ERROR CORRECTION EXERCISES 

 

 

PART FIVE   THEMATIC READER: WRITING IN RESPONSE TO READING 

 

Theme 1 Relationships: The Expected and Unexpected

Reading 1: (Article) Love in the Time of Chronic Illness, John Fortenbury

Reading 2: (Book Excerpt) Man’s Best Oxytocin Enhancer, John Homans

Reading 3: (Article) How to Enjoy the Often Exhausting, Depressing Role of Parenthood, Alice G. Walton

Read and Respond to the Theme

Making Connections

Writing About the Readings

 

Theme 2 Medical Ethics: Issues in Health Care and Human Well-Being

Reading 1: (Textbook) Would You Like a Boy or a Girl? Michael D. Johnson

Reading 2: (Article) Kidneys from Felons? Prisoner Organ Donation Spurs Debate, Kate Bennion

Reading 3: (Book Excerpt) The Benevolent Deception: When Should a Doctor Lie to Patients? Marc E. Agronin

Read and Respond to the Theme

Making Connections

Writing About the Readings

 

Theme 3 Water: A Precious Resource

Reading 1: (Textbook) Human Activities Affect Waterways, Jay Wittgott and Matthew LaPosata

Reading 2: (Article) Why Global Water Shortages Pose Threat of Terror and War, Suzanne Goldberg

Reading 3: (Article) Is the Water Safe Yet? Marin Cogan

Read and Respond to the Theme

Making Connections

Writing About the Readings

 

Credits 

Index 

 

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