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For courses in Developmental Writing and First-Year Composition.

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Helps students discover and refine their own writing processes

The Mosaics series illustrates how reading and writing are part of an interrelated process, and builds students’ confidence as it transitions them from personal writing to more academic writing. Acclaimed author Kim Flachmann demonstrates how these skills are integrated at every stage of communication, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. By exploring the relationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels, the series helps prepare students for success in college throughout the curriculum and in their lives after graduation.

 

Each of the three books of the Mosaics series has a different emphasis: Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays increases the level of sophistication in the length and level of reading selections, the complexity of writing assignments, the degree of difficulty in revising and editing strategies, and the content and structure of student writing samples.


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Author Biography

Kim Flachmann teaches at the California State University, Bakersfield, where she also administers the Composition Program—from remedial English through the Graduate Teaching Assistants. She was chosen Outstanding Professor at CSUB in 1998-99. She also was Rhetorician of the Year for the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in 2007 and was the recipient of the California Association of Teachers of English Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. She has published numerous articles on rhetoric and American literature and has written seven textbooks—among them a college reader ( The Prose Reader (Pearson) in its eleventh edition), a series of three books for developmental English called Mosaics: Reading and Writing Sentences , Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs , and Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays ,

(Pearson), and Nexus: A Rhetorical Reader for Writers (Pearson), which combines traditional rhetorical modes with students’ interest in

technology.

 

Kim has dedicated her career to helping students achieve their goals in life through communication.  Her mission has always been to teach others how to write well, which she believes is one of the most important gifts we can give our students.  She believes that reading and writing are the gateways to each student’s full potential and success in life.

Table of Contents

I.  READING AND WRITING: AN OVERVIEW

 

1. Reading and Writing in College 

Why Learn How to Read and Write Well? 

Thinking of Yourself as a Reader and a Writer 

Keeping a Journal 

Reading and Writing in Tandem with Another Student  

 

2. The Reading Process 

Visualizing the Reading Process 

The Reading Process 

Sample Reading Assignment  

 

3. Reading Critically 

Preparing to Read 

Reading 

First Rereading 

Second Rereading 

What Every Student Should Know About Critical Reading  

 

4. The Writing Process

Visualizing the Writing Process 

The Writing Process

Writing on a Computer  

Sample Writing Assignment  

 

5. Preparing to Write 

Thinking 

Planning 

Writing a Thesis Statement

 

6. Writing Effectively  

Developing Body Paragraphs  

Organizing Your Essay 

Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title  

 

7. Revising and Editing  

Revising  

Editing  

 

8. Writing Across the Curriculum and in the Workplace 

Reading, Writing, and Thinking in College and at Work  

Writing as a Way of Learning  

Different Contexts for Writing 

Academic Writing 

Business Writing  

What Every Student Should Know About Writing Across the Curriculum

Reading and Writing: A Review  

 

 

II. READING AND WRITING EFFECTIVE ESSAYS

 

9. Describing  

Preparing to Write a Description Essay  

Reading a Description Essay  

Margaret Bourke-White, “Dust Changes America”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Description Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Description Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Description Essay  

Abby Reed, “Grandma’s House”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Description Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Description: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Matthew Brooks Treacy, “She”  

Paul Roman Martinez, “I Just Finished the Most Important Project of My Life”  

Writing Workshop  

 

10. Narrating  

Preparing to Write a Narration Essay  

Reading a Narration Essay  

Jane Maher, “Girl”  

Discovering How This Essay Works 

Writing a Narration Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Narration Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Narration Essay  

Tommy Poulos, “My Brother”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Narration Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Narration: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Lynda Barry, “The Sanctuary of School”  

Alice Walker, “Childhood”  

Writing Workshop 

 

11. Illustrating  

Preparing to Write an Illustration Essay  

Reading an Illustration Essay  

Lori Arviso Alvord, “Chantways”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing an Illustration Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing an Illustration Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Illustration Essay  

Taleah Trainor, “Murphy’s Law”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Illustration Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Illustration: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Matt Huston, “The Soft Breakup”  

France Borel, “The Decorated Body”  

Writing Workshop  

 

12. Analyzing a Process  

Preparing to Write a Process Analysis Essay  

Reading a Process Analysis Essay  

Carole Kanchler, “Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life in 7 Steps”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Process Analysis Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Process Analysis Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Process Analysis Essay  

Emily Bliss, “You Too Can Procrastinate”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Process Analysis Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay 

Practicing Process Analysis: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Brian O’Connell, “How to Protect Your Identity”  

Sarah Adams, “Be Cool to the Pizza Dude”  

Writing Workshop  

 

13. Comparing and Contrasting  

Preparing to Write a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Reading a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Clive Thompson, “The Revolutionary Effect of the Paperback Book”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay 

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Maria Castillo, “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Comparison and Contrast: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Yi-Fu Tuan, “American Space, Chinese Place”  

Tony Cohan, “Between Worlds”  

Writing Workshop  

 

14. Dividing and Classifying  

Preparing to Write a Division/Classification Essay  

Reading a Division/Classification Essay  

Candide31, “Five Types of Self-Relaxation Stress Relievers”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Division/Classification Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Division/Classification Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Division/Classification Essay  

Sergio Mendola, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Division/Classification Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Division/Classification: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Tracy Cutchlow, “Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up”  

Marion Winik, “What Are Friends For?”  

Writing Workshop  

 

15. Defining  

Preparing to Write a Definition Essay  

Reading a Definition Essay  

Lars Eighner, “Dumpster Diving”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Definition Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Definition Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Definition Essay  

Francine Feinstein, “True Friends”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Definition Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Definition: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Isaac Asimov, “What Is Intelligence, Anyway?”  

Janice Castro, “Spanglish Moves into Mainstream”  

Writing Workshop  

 

16. Analyzing Causes and Effects  

Preparing to Write a Cause/Effect Essay  

Reading a Cause/Effect Essay  

LynNell Hancock, “Why Do Schools Flunk Biology?”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Cause/Effect Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Cause/Effect Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Cause/Effect Essay  

Jefferson Wright, “The Budget Crisis”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Cause/Effect Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Cause/Effect: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Maria Konnikova, “Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter?”  

Stacey Colino, “Happiness Is Catching: Why Emotions Are Contagious”  

Writing Workshop  

 

17. Arguing  

Preparing to Write an Argument Essay  

Reading an Argument Essay  

Bob Herbert, “Jim Crow Policing”  

Discovering How This Essay Works

Writing an Argument Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing an Argument Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Argument Essay  

Cyndi Pourgerami, “Online vs. Traditional Classes”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Argument Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Argument: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Warner Todd Huston, “Wrong Call for Regulating Sexting”  

Mary Kate Cary, “Time to Lower the Drinking Age”  

Steve Chapman, “The Perils of Lowering the Drinking Age”  

Writing Workshop  

 

III.  THE RESEARCH PAPER

 

18. Recognizing a Research Paper  

Mary Minor, “Children as Robots”  

 

19. Avoiding Plagiarism  

Common Knowledge  

Original Ideas  

Using and Synthesizing Sources  

Direct Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary  

Taking Notes on Sources  

 

20. Finding Sources  

Credibility of Sources  

Consulting Academic Databases  

Searching for Web Sites  

Using the Library  

 

21. Writing a Research Paper  

Choose a Subject  

Write a Thesis Statement  

Find Sources to Support Your Thesis  

Take Notes on Your Sources  

Make a Working Outline  

Write Your Introduction  

Develop Your Supporting Paragraphs  

Use Your Sources as Evidence  

Write Your Conclusion  

Add a Creative Title  

Check Your Documentation Format  

 

22. Documenting Sources 

Introducing Your Sources  

Documentation Format  

Using a Handbook  

 

23. Revising and Editing a Research Paper  

Revising and Editing a Student’s Research Paper  

Max Felter, “Love in the Workplace”  

Revising and Editing Your Own Research Paper  

 

24. Writing Workshop  

Writing a Research Paper  

Revising Workshop  

Editing Workshop  

Reflecting on Your Writing  

 

 

IV.  THE HANDBOOK

               

UNIT 1:  THE BASICS

25. Parts of Speech  

26. Phrases and Clauses  

 

UNIT 2:  SENTENCES

27. Subjects and Verbs  

28. Fragments  

29. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices  

 

UNIT 3:  VERBS

30. Regular and Irregular Verbs  

31. Verb Tense  

 

32. Subject—Verb Agreement  

33. More on Verbs  

 

UNIT 4:  PRONOUNS

34. Pronoun Problems  

35. Pronoun Reference and Point of View  

36. Pronoun Agreement  

 

UNIT 5:  MODIFIERS

37. Adjectives  

38. Adverbs  

39. Modifier Errors  

 

UNIT 6:  PUNCTUATION

40. End Punctuation  

41. Commas  

42. Apostrophes  

43. Quotation Marks  

44. Other Punctuation Marks  

 

UNIT 7:  MECHANICS

45. Capitalization  

46. Abbreviations and Numbers  

 

UNIT 8:  EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

47. Varying Sentence Structure  

48. Parallelism  

49. Combining Sentences  

 

UNIT 9:  CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD

50. Standard and Nonstandard English  

51. Easily Confused Words  

52. Spelling 

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