9780495801801

Paragraphs and Essays With Integrated Readings

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    9780495801801

  • ISBN10:

    0495801801

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS is the higher-level companion to SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND in the popular two-book Brandon series. Written in an informal, engaging tone, this easy-to-use book takes users through all the stages of the writing process as they transition from simple to complex writing assignments. Sample user paragraphs and essays with stages exemplify the patterns of writing, while clear reading instruction offers users the opportunity to analyze readings and to practice the reading-based writing required in academic environments. Users master common writing patterns while learning to use books as a springboard for their own writing in the form of summary, reaction, or response. Seventy-one high-interest, distinctive readings are integrated throughout the Eleventh Edition for analysis and as models of good writing. Clear, explicit writing prompts support each reading and focus on reading-based, cross-curricular, career-related, and general topics. In addition, the photo/art program promotes critical thinking, lively discussion, and analytical writing. The text is flexible in its format, allowing instructors to begin at any stage of instruction and to emphasize the paragraph or the essay, or to mix assignments.

Table of Contents

Student Overview
The Flow of Writing: Icon and Theme
Practice with Principles
Strategies for Self-Improvement
Writing Process Worksheet
Linking Reading and Writing
Reading for Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Reading-Based Writing
Reading-Based Writing and Other Approaches in Writing
Reading Techniques
Reading-Based Writing Forms
Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing
Basic Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing
Examples of Student Reading-Based Writing
Student Essay with Documentation
"'Listening to the Air' Guitar"
Professional Essay with Applications
"The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl"
Journal Writing
Cross-Curricular and Career-Related Writing
Writer's Guidelines
The Writing Process
The Writing Process: Stage One: Exploring
Experimenting
Gathering Information
The Writing Process Defined
The Writing Process Worksheet
The Assignment
Your Audience
Stage One Strategies
Writer's Guidelines
The Writing Process: Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea
Organizing and Developing Support
Defining the Controlling Idea
Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence or Thesis
Organizing Support
Writer's Guidelines
The Writing Process: Stage Three: Writing / Revising / Editing
Writing the First Draft
Revising
Editing
Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process
Writer's Guidelines
Writing the Paragraph
The Paragraph Defined
Basic Paragraph Patterns
The Writing Process and the Paragraph
Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process
Writer's Guidelines
Writing the Essay
The Essay Defined in Relation to the Developmental Paragraph
Special Paragraphs Within the Essay
Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process
Writer's Guidelines
Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Instruction, with Integrated Reading Selections
Descriptive Narration: Moving Through Space and Time
Writing Descriptive Narration
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Narrative Patterns
Practicing Descriptive Patterns
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"One More Time"
Essays
"The Story of a Well-Made Shield"
"No Tears for Frankie"
"More"
Student Paragraphs, Essay, and Report
"Yearning for Love"
"The Drag" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Rituals as Comfort Food for the Soul"
Career-Related Writing
"Incident Report of the Falling Shoppers"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Descriptive Narration
Writer's Guidelines
Exemplification: Writing with Examples
Writing Exemplification
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Exemplification
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Dropping Way Out"
Essays
"Little Brother Is Watching"
"Who's Cheap?"
Jos?
"Tortillas"
"Liked for Myself"
Student Paragraph and Essays
"Traveling the World at Home"
"Cheating Is Not Worth the Bother" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Grading a Professor's Writing"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Exemplification
Writer's Guidelines
Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts
Writing Analysis by Division
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraphs
"Golden Oldies"
"The Zones of the Sea"
Essay and Restaurant Review
"Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus"
"Americanization Is Tough on 'Macho'"
Restaurant Review
"Food, Service Hit and Miss at Gianno's"
Student Paragraph and Essays
"More Than Ordinary" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Elvis Presley, King of the Twentieth Century"
Career-Related Writing
"Air Traffic Control as a Career"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Analysis by Division
Writer's Guidelines
Process Analysis: Writing About Doing Writing Process Analysis
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraphs
"How to Sharpen a Knife"
"How to Eat an Ice Cream Cone"
Essays
"Attitude"
"Flirting Fundamentals"
Career-Related Writing
"A Successful Interview"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"A Summary of 'How Low-Balling Works on Your Mind'"
"Doing a Flame Hair Tattoo" [with stages]
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Process Analysis
Writer's Guidelines
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes
Writing Cause and Effect
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraphs
"Why Marriages Fail"
"Family Heroes and Role Models"
Short Story
"The Girls in Their Summer Dresses"
Views on Violence
"The Ghetto Made Me Do It"
"Enough Is Enough"
Student Essay
"From 'Kick Me' to 'Kiss Me'"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"The Classroom and Beyond" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing: Short Story Review
"The Use of Self-Analysis"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Cause and Effect
Writer's Guidelines
Classification: Establishing Groups
Writing Classification
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practice Patterns of Classification
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Styles of Leadership"
Essays
"How Do I Love Thee?"
"Living Environments"
"Why We Carp and Harp"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"Doctors Have Their Symptoms, Too" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Community College Pressures"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Classification
Writer's Guidelines
Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences
Writing Comparison and Contrast
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraphs
"Blue as in Boy, Pink as in Girl"
"Public and Private"
"Heavenly Father, Divine Goalie"
Essays
"Chick Flicks vs. Macho Movies: Can You Tell the Difference?"
"Two Ways to Belong in America"
"Neat People vs. Sloppy People"
Student Paragraph and Essays
"Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Struggling Against Silence"
Career-Related Writing: Business Comparison and Contrast
"A Fast-Food Face-Off"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Comparison and Contrast
Writer's Guidelines
Definition: Clarifying Terms
Writing Definition
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Definition
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Paragraph
"Burnout"
Essays
"Bully, Bully"
"Whose Values?"
"Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look"
Student Paragraph and Essay
"Going Too Far" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"My-graines"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Definition
Writer's Guidelines
Argument: Writing to Persuade
Writing Argument
Finding Patterns in Photos
Practicing Patterns of Argument
Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing
Essays
"Shouldn't Men Have 'Choice' Too?"
"Rape and Modern Sex War"
"Let Granny Drive If She Can"
Student Paragraph, Essay, and Proposal
"My Life to Live--or Not" [with stages]
Reading-Based Writing
"Schools as Political Combat Zones"
Career-Related Writing: Proposal
"Mandatory Tipping at BoBo's"
Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Argument
Writer's Guidelines
Using Sources
Writing the Research Paper
The Research Paper Defined
Ten Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Student Essay
"Zoos--An Endangered Species?"
Writer's Guidelines
Handbook
Handbook: Writing Effective Sentences
Parts of Speech
Subjects and Verbs
Kinds of Sentences
Combining Sentences
Omissions
Variety in Sentence Types, Order, Length, Beginnings
Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons
Verbs
Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Balancing Sentence Parts
Punctuation and Capitalization
Spelling
Avoiding Wordy Phrases
Brief Guide for ESL Students
Text Credits
Author/Title Index
Subject Index
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