9780132395052

Mosaics: Focusing On Essays (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132395052

  • ISBN10:

    0132395053

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Part of a three-level developmental writing series that integrates critical thinking, reading, and writing,Mosaics: Focusing on Essays, FourthEditionconcentrates on the essay using the processes and skills common to all good academic writing by examining a host of writing samples. An abundance of exercises and activities is included to help readers apply the techniques and practices of good writing to their own work.This book is explored in five major parts: 1) a discussion of the writing process; 2) guidelines for writing essays in each rhetorical mode; 3) a look at writing with sources; 4) an anthology of reading selections; and 5) a complete handbook of grammar and usage.For professionals with a career in writing and/or education.

Table of Contents

Reading and Writing: An Overview
Reading and Writing in College
The Reading Process
Reading Critically
The Writing Process
Preparing to Write
Writing Effectively
Revising and Editing
Reading and Writing Effective Essays
Describing
Narrating
Illustrating
Analyzing a Process
Comparing and Contrasting
Dividing and Classifying
Defining
Analyzing Causes and Effects
Arguing
The Research Paper
Recognizing a Research Paper
Avoiding Plagiarism
Finding Sources
Writing a Research Paper
Documenting Sources
Revising and Editing a Research Paper
Writing Workshop
The Handbook
Introduction
Sentences
Subjects and Verbs
Fragments
Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Verbs
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Verb Tense
Subject-Verb Agreement
More on Verbs
Pronouns
Pronoun Problems
Pronoun Reference and Point of View
Pronoun Agreement
Modifiers
Adjectives
Adverbs
Modifier Errors
Pun
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