9780136010401

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136010401

  • ISBN10:

    0136010407

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL

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Summary

For Developmental English, Basic Skills or Remedial Writing courses, or low-level Freshman Composition.Mosaics: Focusing on Essays illustrates how the companion skills of reading and writing are parts of a larger, interrelated process that moves back and forth through the tasks of prereading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing.Experience tells us that students have the best chance of succeeding in college if they learn how to respond productively to the varying academic demands made on them throughout the curriculum. One extremely important part of this process is being able to analyze ideas and think critically about issues in many different subject areas. Mosaics: Focusing on Essays illustrates how the companion skills of reading and writing are parts of a larger, interrelated process that moves back and forth through the tasks of prereading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing. This book encourages students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. By demonstrating the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficulty levels, Mosaics promises to help prepare students for success in college throughout the curriculum.This text ships automatically with MyWritngLab.

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
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
Punctuation
End Punctuation
Commas
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Mechanics
Capitalization
Abbreviations and Numbers
Effective Sentences
Varying Sentence Structure
Parallelism
Combining Sentences
Choosing the Right Words
Standard and Nonstandard English
Easily Confused Words
Spelling
Unit TESTS
Appendices
Credits
Index
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