9780205606726

Odyssey: Paragraph to Essay (with MyWritingLab)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205606726

  • ISBN10:

    0205606725

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Rich with encouragement and attention to studentsrs" trepidation about writing,Odysseyfocuses on helping students build paragraph and essay writing skills while treating the writing process as a voyage of self-discovery and confidence building. The authors help students overcome their fear of writing and lack of self-confidence as they build paragraph- and essay- writing skills. The authors focus on writing paragraphs and essays and improving grammar. Writers concerned with improving their writing at the paragraph and essay level.

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Starting Out
Ensuring Success in Writing
Overview: Understanding the Importance of Good Writing Skills
Recognizing the Stages of the Writing Process
Understanding the Dynamics of Writing
Focusing on the Reader
Examining the Purpose behind Your Writing
Understanding the Important Relationship between Writing and Reading
RECAPEnsuring Success in Writing
Generating Ideas through Prewriting
Overview: Seeing Prewriting as a Way to Explore Ideas
Understanding Prewriting
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Branching
Idea Mapping
Maintaining a Journal
RECAPGenerating Ideas through Prewriting
Composing: Creating a Draft
Overview: Understanding Composing
Recognizing the Structure of a Paragraph
Identifying an Effective Topic
Writing a Clear, Specific Topic Sentence
Providing the Best Support for the Topic Sentence
Deciding on the Most Effective Arrangement
Making Your Material Reader Centered
Using a Reader Evaluation Checklist
Developing a Complete Draft
RECAPComposing: Creating a Draft
Refining and Polishing Your Draft
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