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Summary

Mosaicsillustrates how reading and writing are part of a interrelated process, and encourages students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole.

Table of Contents

Preface  

 

PART I             READING AND WRITING: AN OVERVIEW

Chapter 1      Reading and Writing in College  

Why Learn How To Read And Write Well?  

Thinking Of Yourself As A Reader And Writer  

Keeping A Journal  

Reading And Writing In Tandem With A Student

Chapter 2      The Reading Process

Visualizing The Reading Process  

The Reading Process

Sample Reading Assignment

Chapter 3      Reading Critically

Preparing To Read

Reading

First Rereading

Second Rereading

Chapter 4      The Writing Process

Visualizing The Writing Process  

The Writing Process

Writing On A Computer

Sample Writing Assignment

Chapter 5      Preparing To Write

Thinking

Planning

Writing The Thesis Statement

CHAPTER 6      Writing Effectively  

Developing Body Paragraphs  

Organizing Your Essay  

Writing The Introduction, Conclusion, And Title  

Chapter 7      Revising And Editing

Revising

Editing

  

PART II                        READING AND WRITING EFFECTIVE ESSAYS

Chapter 8         Describing  

Preparing To Write A Description Essay

Reading A Description Essay

Margaret Bourke-White, “Dust Changes America”   

Discovering How The 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 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

Mario Suarez, “El Hoyo”  

Linda Hogan, “Dwellings”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 9      Narrating 

Preparing To Write A Narration Essay

Reading A Narration Essay

Jane Maher, “Girl”

Discovering How The 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 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”  

Stan Higgins, “Writer’s Retreat”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 10     Illustrating

Preparing To Write An Illustration Essay

Reading An Illustration Essay

Julia Alvarez, “Hold The Mayonnaise”    

Discovering How The 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 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

Richard Rodriguez, “Dawn’s Early Light”  

France Borel, “The Decorated Body”  

Writing Workshop

Chapter 11        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 The 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 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”  

David Levy, “Why We Have A Moon”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 12     Comparing and Contrasting

Preparing To Write A Comparison/Contrast Essay

Reading A Comparison/Contrast Essay

Eric Minton, “Thrills And Chills”  

Discovering How The 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 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/Contrast: From Reading To Writing

Reading Workshop

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

Tony Cohan, “Between Worlds”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 13     Dividing and Classifying  236

Preparing To Write A DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION Essay

Reading A Division/Classification Essay

Fran Lebowitz, “The Sound of Music: Enough Already”  

Discovering How the 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 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

Bernice Reagon, “Black Music in Our Hands”  

Marion Winik, “What Are Friends For?” 

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 14        Defining  

Preparing To Write A Definition Essay

Reading A Definition Essay

Lars Eighner, “Dumpster Diving”  

Discovering How The 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 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 Spoken Here”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 15        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 The 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 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

Linda Lee Andujar, “Shedding The Weight Of My Dad’s Obsession”  

Stacey Colino, “Happiness Is Catching”  

Writing Workshop  

Chapter 16     Arguing 

Preparing To Write An Argument Essay

Reading A Argument Essay

Bob Herbert, “Racial Profiling Is Unjust”    

Discovering How The 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 Essay

Melinda Jackson, “A Call For Policies On Drinking”   

Revising And Editing The Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Argument Essay

Revising And Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Description: From Reading To Writing

Reading Workshop

Warner Todd Huston, “Wrong Call For Regulating Sexting”  

Richard K. Willard, “Anti-Loitering Laws Can Reduce Gang Violence”  

David Cole, “Anti-Loitering Laws Are Ineffective And Biased”  

Writing Workshop  

 

PART III           THE RESEARCH PAPER

Chapter 17        Recognizing a Research Paper

Mary Minor, “Children as Robots”  

Chapter 18        Avoiding Plagiarism  

Common Knowledge  

Original Ideas  

Using And Synthesizing Sources  

Direct Quotation, Paraphrase, And Summary  

Taking Notes On Sources  

Chapter 19        Finding Sources  

Credibility Of Sources  

Consulting Online Databases, Full-Text Indexes, And Electronic Journal Collections  

Searching For Web Sites  

Using The Library  

Chapter 20        Writing a Research Paper

Chapter 21        Documenting Sources  

Introducing Your Sources

Documentation Format

Using a Handbook

Chapter 22        Revising and Editing a Research Paper

Revising And Editing A Student’s Research Paper

Rick Schroeder, “Space Bucks”  

Revising And Editing Your Own Research Paper

Chapter 23        Writing Workshop  

Guidelines for Writing a Research Paper

Revising Workshop  

Editing Workshop  

Reflecting on Your Writing  

 

Part IV: THE GRAMMAR HANDBOOK

Chapter 24 Parts Of Speech

Chapter 25 Phrases And Clauses

Unit 1   SENTENCES

Chapter 26  Subjects and Verbs  

Chapter 27  Fragments  

Chapter 28  Fused Sentences and Comma Splices  

Unit 2   VERBS

Chapter 29  Regular and Irregular Verbs  

Chapter 30  Verb Tense  

Chapter 31  Subject-Verb Agreement  

Chapter 32  More on Verbs  

Unit 3   PRONOUNS

Chapter 33  Pronoun Problems  

Chapter 34  Pronoun Reference and Point of View  

Chapter 35  Pronoun Agreement  

Unit 4   MODIFIERS

Chapter 36  Adjectives  

Chapter 37  Adverbs  

Chapter 38  Modifier Errors  

Unit 5   PUNCTUATION

Chapter 39  End Punctuation  

Chapter 40  Commas  

Chapter 41  Apostrophes  

Chapter 42  Quotation Marks  

Chapter 43  Other Punctuation Marks  

Unit 6   MECHANICS

Chapter 44  Capitalization  

Chapter 45  Abbreviations and Numbers  

Unit 7   EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

Chapter 46  Varying Sentence Structure  

Chapter 47  Parallelism  

Chapter 48  Combining Sentences  

Unit 8   CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORD

Chapter 49  Standard and Nonstandard English  

Chapter 50  Easily Confused Words  

Chapter 51  Spelling  

Unit Tests

Appendixes  

Credits  

Index  



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