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Mosaics : Focusing on Essays

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130163110

ISBN10:
0130163112
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Welcome to Mosaics: Focusing on Essays, Third Edition-the text that helps students help themselves as they study their own writing. It contains a multitude of exercises and activities that encourages students to apply the techniques and skills of good writing to their own assignments. With all three texts in the Mosaics series, students start writing when the learning begins, not when the learning ends. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

PART I THE WRITING PROCESS 1(110)
Writing in College
2(12)
Prewriting
14(11)
Writing a Thesis Statement
25(5)
Developing Body Paragraphs
30(16)
Organizing Your Essay
46(13)
Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title
59(5)
Revising
64(29)
Editing
93(18)
PART II WRITING EFFECTIVE ESSAYS 111(224)
Describing
112(25)
Narrating
137(24)
Illustrating
161(24)
Analyzing a Process
185(25)
Comparing and Contrasting
210(27)
Dividing and Classifying
237(23)
Defining
260(23)
Analyzing Causes and Effects
283(24)
Arguing
307(28)
PART III THE RESEARCH PAPER: SOURCES IN CONTEXT 335(62)
Recognizing a Research Paper
336(8)
Avoiding Plagiarism
344(10)
Finding Sources
354(10)
How to Write a Research Paper
364(11)
Revising and Editing a Student Research Paper
375(10)
Revising and Editing Your Own Research Paper
385(8)
Ideas for Writing
393(4)
PART IV FROM READING TO WRITING 397(104)
Describing
398(11)
Narrating
409(10)
Illustrating
419(10)
Analyzing a Process
429(12)
Comparing and Contrasting
441(11)
Dividing and Classifying
452(11)
Defining
463(9)
Analyzing Causes and Effects
472(8)
Arguing
480(21)
PART V THE HANDBOOK 501(288)
Introduction
503(26)
Unit 1 Sentences
Subjects and Verbs
529(9)
Fragments
538(14)
Run-Ons
552(9)
Unit 2 Verbs
Regular and Irregular Verbs
561(12)
Verb Tense
573(17)
Subject-Verb Agreement
590(16)
More on Verbs
606(7)
Unit 3 Pronouns
Pronoun Problems
613(13)
Pronoun Reference and Point of View
626(8)
Pronoun Agreement
634(8)
Unit 4 Modifiers
Adjectives
642(13)
Adverbs
655(16)
Modifier Errors
671(7)
Unit 5 Punctuation
End Punctuation
678(7)
Commas
685(14)
Apostrophes
699(9)
Quotation Marks
708(9)
Other Punctuation Marks
717(9)
Unit 6 Mechanics
Capitalization
726(7)
Abbreviations and Numbers
733(8)
Unit 7 Effective Sentences
Varying Sentence Structure
741(7)
Parallelism
748(6)
Combining Sentences
754(12)
Unit 8 Choosing the Right Word
Standard and Nonstandard English
766(11)
Easily Confused Words
777(12)
Spelling
789


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