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Progressions with Readings

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Edition:
6th
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9780321145567

ISBN10:
0321145569
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Progressions helps readers learn thecharacteristics of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays;procedures for producing this writing; andapplications of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence,Progressions provides abundant support for the reader by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.

Table of Contents

Checklists and Tips xxiii
Preface xxv
PART ONE The Writing Process
The Writing Process: Planning --- Writing --- Rewriting
1(46)
Planning Your Writing: Generating Ideas
2(11)
Listing
2(2)
Brainstorming
4(2)
Clustering
6(3)
Freewriting
9(2)
Keeping a Journal
11(1)
Working Together: Generating Ideas
12(1)
Tips for Generating Ideas
12(1)
Planning Your Writing: Establishing Audience and Purpose
13(3)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Learning Strategies
14(1)
Tips for Identifying Audience and Purpose
15(1)
Planning Your Writing: Ordering Ideas
16(6)
Chronological Order
16(1)
Spatial Order
17(1)
Emphatic Order
18(1)
Combining Orders
19(1)
Tips for Ordering Ideas
19(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Writing in Other Classes
19(3)
Writing Your First Draft
22(1)
Tips for Writing the First Draft
22(1)
Rewriting: Revising Your First Draft
23(5)
Tips for Revising
24(1)
Working Together: Reader Response
24(2)
Reader Response Sheet
26(2)
Rewriting: Editing Your Draft
28(2)
Tips for Editing
28(2)
Rewriting: Proofreading Your Final Copy
30(1)
Tips for Proofreading
30(1)
Writing with a Computer
31(1)
Troubleshooting Your Writing Process
32(3)
Observing a Student Writer at Work
35(12)
Planning: Generating Ideas
35(1)
Planning: Establishing Audience and Purpose
36(1)
Planning: Ordering Ideas
37(1)
Writing the First Draft
37(2)
Rewriting: Revising the First Draft
39(2)
Revising and Editing the Draft
41(2)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Your Writing Process
43(1)
Writing Assignment
43(1)
Planning
44(1)
Writing
44(1)
Rewriting
44(3)
PART TWO The Paragraph
Paragraph Basics
47(32)
A Sample Paragraph
47(3)
The Topic Sentence
50(6)
Writing Effective Topic Sentences
51(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Highlighting Topic Sentences
52(4)
The Supporting Details
56(18)
Adequate Detail
56(2)
Specific Detail
58(5)
Follow General Statements with Specific Statements
63(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Identifying General and Specific Points
64(3)
Relevant Detail
67(1)
Transitions and Repetition for Coherence
68(6)
The Closing
74(5)
Checklist for a Paragraph
75(1)
Writing Assignment
75(1)
Tips for Writing Your Paragraph
76(3)
Narration
79(8)
A Sample Narrative Paragraph
79(1)
The Topic Sentence
80(2)
Supporting Details
82(1)
Transitions That Signal Chronological Order
83(1)
Writing Conversation
83(4)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Narration
85(1)
Checklist for a Narrative Paragraph
85(1)
Tips for Planning Your Narrative Paragraph
85(1)
Writing Assignment
86(1)
Description
87(7)
A Sample Descriptive Paragraph
87(1)
The Topic Sentence
88(1)
Supporting Details
89(1)
Transitions That Signal Spatial Order
90(4)
Checklist for a Descriptive Paragraph
92(1)
Tips for Planning Your Descriptive Paragraph
92(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Description
93(1)
Writing Assignment
93(1)
Illustration
94(9)
A Sample Illustration Paragraph
94(1)
The Topic Sentence
95(1)
Supporting Details
96(2)
Transitions That Signal Illustration, Addition, and Emphatic Order
98(5)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Illustration
100(1)
Checklist for an Illustration Paragraph
100(1)
Tips for Planning Your Illustration Paragraph
100(1)
Writing Assignment
101(2)
Process Analysis
103(7)
A Sample Process Analysis
103(1)
The Topic Sentence
104(1)
Supporting Details
105(1)
Transitions That Signal Chronological Order
106(4)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Process Analysis
107(1)
Checklist for a Process Analysis
108(1)
Tips for Planning Your Process Analysis
108(1)
Writing Assignment
108(2)
Definition
110(7)
A Sample Definition Paragraph
110(1)
The Topic Sentence
111(1)
Supporting Details
112(4)
Checklist for a Definition Paragraph
114(1)
Tips for Planning Your Definition Paragraph
115(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Definition
115(1)
Writing Assignment
116(1)
Comparison and Contrast
117(10)
Sample Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
117(1)
The Topic Sentence
118(2)
Supporting Details
120(1)
Ordering Supporting Details
120(2)
Transitions That Signal Comparison and Contrast
122(5)
Checklist for Comparison and Contrast
124(1)
Tips for Planning Your Comparison and Contrast
125(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Comparison and Contrast
125(1)
Writing Assignment
126(1)
Cause-and-Effect Analysis
127(10)
Sample Cause-and-Effect Analyses
127(1)
The Topic Sentence
128(1)
Supporting Details
129(2)
Transitions That Signal Effect and Addition
131(6)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis
134(1)
Checklist for Cause-and-Effect Analysis
134(1)
Tips for Planning Your Cause-and-Effect Analysis
135(1)
Writing Assignment
135(2)
Classification
137(11)
A Sample Classification Paragraph
137(1)
The Topic Sentence
138(1)
Supporting Details
139(9)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Classification
145(1)
Checklist for a Classification Paragraph
145(1)
Tips for Planning Your Classification Paragraph
145(1)
Writing Assignment
146(2)
Argument
148(13)
A Sample Argument Paragraph
148(1)
The Topic Sentence
149(2)
Supporting Details
151(10)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Argument
157(1)
Checklist for an Argument Paragraph
157(1)
Tips for Planning Your Argument Paragraph
157(1)
Writing Assignment
158(3)
PART THREE The Essay
Writing an Essay
161(32)
The Parts of an Essay
161(12)
A Sample Essay
163(1)
The Introduction
164(4)
Supporting Paragraphs
168(3)
The Conclusion
171(2)
Planning Your Essay with an Outline Map
173(3)
Student Essays to Study
176(13)
Narration
``A Deadly Afternoon''
176(1)
Description
``My Place of Solitude''
177(1)
Illustration
``One Step Forward and Two Steps Back''
178(1)
Process Analysis
``Making Money with a Garage Sale''
179(1)
Definition ``Runner's High''
180(1)
Comparison and Contrast
``Identical but Different''
181(1)
Cause-and-Effect Analysis
``What Happened When I Quit Smoking''
182(1)
Classification
``Different Kinds of Shoppers''
183(1)
Argument
``No Degree Required''
184(1)
Checklist for an Essay
185(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Notetaking
186(1)
Tips for Writing an Essay
187(1)
Writing Assignment
188(1)
PART FOUR Effective Sentences
Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part Four
189(4)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
193(15)
Subjects and Verbs
193(1)
Identifying Verbs
194(6)
Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, and Helping Verbs
195(3)
Sentences with More than One Verb
198(2)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Understanding Texts and Exam Questions
200(1)
Identifying Subjects
200(8)
Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
201(2)
Sentences with Inverted Order
203(1)
Sentences with More than One Subject
204(4)
Writing Effective Sentences
208(48)
Identifying Clauses
208(3)
Two Kinds of Clauses
209(1)
Tip for Identifying Clauses
210(1)
Coordination: Method I
211(7)
Coordination: Method II
218(6)
Subordination: Method I
224(5)
Subordination: Method II
229(5)
Sentence Variety
234(10)
Begin with One or Two -ly Words
234(2)
Begin with an -ing Verb or Phrase
236(3)
Begin with an -ed Verb or Phrase
239(2)
Begin with a Prepositional Phrase
241(3)
Parallelism: Words in Series and Pairs
244(4)
Parallelism: Pairs of Conjunctions
248(3)
Using Transitions
251(5)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Improving Reading Comprehension
255(1)
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
256(15)
Fragments That Result from Missing Subjects
257(3)
Correction Method 1
258(1)
Correction Method 2
258(2)
Fragments That Result from Incomplete Verbs
260(2)
Correction Method 1
260(1)
Correction Method 2
260(2)
Fragments That Result from Missing Subjects and Verbs
262(3)
Correction Method 1
263(1)
Correction Method 2
263(2)
Fragments That Result from Lack of Completeness
265(6)
Tips for Finding Sentence Fragments
268(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Notetaking
269(2)
Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
271(9)
Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Period and Capital Letter
272(1)
Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Semicolon
273(2)
Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices with a Comma and Coordinating Conjunction
275(2)
Warning Words and Phrases
277(3)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Seeing Relationships between Ideas
278(1)
Tips for Finding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
278(2)
Choosing Words Carefully
280(22)
Specific Word Choice
280(2)
Tip for Specific Word Choice
281(1)
Vocabulary Building
282(4)
Finding Words to Learn
282(1)
Learning New Words
283(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Learning Specialized Vocabulary
284(1)
Idioms
284(2)
Slang
286(1)
Cliches
287(1)
Wordiness
288(3)
Double Negatives
291(4)
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Four
295(4)
PART FIVE Grammar and Usage
Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part Five
299(3)
Using Verbs Correctly
302(40)
Verb Forms
302(23)
Forms for Regular Verbs
303(6)
Forms for Irregular Verbs
309(9)
Forms for Be, Have, and Do
318(7)
Subject-Verb Agreement
325(12)
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
326(2)
Compound Subjects
328(2)
Collective Nouns
330(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
331(1)
Phrases between the Subject and Verb
332(1)
Inverted Order
333(1)
Who, Which, That
334(3)
Tense Shifts
337(5)
Avoiding Inappropriate Tense Shifts
338(3)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Writing Notes and Exam Answers
341(1)
Using Pronouns Correctly
342(32)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
343(11)
Compound Subject Antecedents
345(1)
Collective Noun Antecedents
346(1)
Indefinite Pronoun Antecedents
347(1)
Nonsexist Usage
348(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Assessing Popular Usage
349(1)
Phrases after the Antecedent
350(2)
Tips for Solving Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Problems
352(2)
Pronoun Reference
354(5)
Unclear Reference
354(2)
Unstated Reference
356(1)
Tips for Solving Problems with Pronoun Reference
357(2)
Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns
359(9)
Using Who and Whom Correctly
361(2)
Choosing Subject and Object Pronouns in Compounds
363(1)
Tip for Selecting Pronouns in Compounds
363(2)
Choosing Subject and Object Pronouns Paired with Nouns
365(1)
Choosing Subject and Object Pronouns in Comparisons
366(2)
Person Shift
368(6)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Writing as a Study Aid
371(3)
Using Modifiers Correctly
374(13)
Adjectives and Adverbs
375(12)
ly Adverbs
376(2)
Good/Well
378(1)
Comparative and Superlative Forms
379(2)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Studying Graphs, Charts, and Tables
381(1)
Dangling Modifiers
382(1)
Tip for Finding Dangling Modifiers
383(1)
Misplaced Modifiers
384(3)
Using Capitalization and Punctuation Correctly
387(38)
Capitalization
387(6)
Using Capital Letters
388(5)
Punctuation
393(32)
Ending Sentences
393(1)
The Period, Question Mark, and Exclamation Point
394(2)
Using Commas
396(1)
Commas with Dates
397(1)
Commas with Places and Addresses
397(10)
Using Semicolons
407(2)
Using Colons, Parentheses, and Dashes
409(3)
Using Apostrophes
412(7)
Using Quotation Marks
419(4)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Seeing Connections
423(2)
Identifying Problems with Frequently Confused Words and Spelling
425(38)
Frequently Confused Words
425(22)
A/An
425(1)
Accept/Except
426(1)
Advice/Advise
427(1)
Affect/Effect
428(1)
All Ready/Already
428(1)
All Right/Alright
429(1)
Among/Between
429(1)
Been/Being
430(1)
Beside/Besides
431(1)
Can/Could
432(1)
Fewer/Less
433(1)
Good/Well
433(1)
It's/Its
434(1)
Of/Have
435(1)
Passed/Past
436(1)
Quiet/Quit/Quite
437(1)
Suppose/Supposed
438(1)
Then/Than
439(1)
There/Their/They're
439(1)
Through/Though/Threw
440(1)
To/Too/Two
441(1)
Use/Used
442(1)
Where/Were/We're
443(1)
Will/Would
444(1)
Whose/Who's
445(1)
Your/You're
446(1)
Spelling
447(12)
Tips for Improving Your Spelling
448(1)
Spelling Rules
448(6)
Frequently Misspelled Words
454(1)
The Hyphen
455(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Note-Taking
456(3)
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Five
459(4)
PART SIX Sentence Skills Workshop
Single Skill Practice
463(14)
Multiple Skills Practice
477(10)
PART SEVEN From Reading to Writing
Writing in Response to Reading
487(41)
Active Reading
487(7)
Step 1---Surveying
488(1)
Step 2---Uninterrupted Reading
489(1)
Step 3---Studied Reading
489(1)
Step 4---Testing Yourself
489(1)
A Sample Active Reading
489(1)
``Students in Shock''
490(3)
John Kellmayer
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Questioning
493(1)
Narration
``Goodbye, Hunting''
494(4)
John Bowe
Description
``A Link to the Living''
498(3)
Patsy Garlan
Illustration
``Black Men and Public Space''
501(4)
Brent Staples
Process Analysis
``Mosquito Bite''
505(3)
Alice Gray
Definition
``Supermodel?''
508(3)
Jenny Bradner
Comparison and Contrast
``They Shut My Grandmother's Room Door''
511(3)
Andrew Lam
Cause-and-Effect Analysis
``Time to Look and Listen''
514(4)
Magdoline Asfahani
Classification
``Mother Tongue''
518(6)
Amy Tan
Argument
``Money for Morality''
524(4)
Mary Arguelles
Writing Summaries and Essay Examination Answers
528(17)
Writing a Summary
528(12)
The Characteristics of a Summary
528(3)
A Sample Summary
531(1)
``If You Had to Kill Your Own Hog''
532(2)
Dick Gregory
How to Write a Summary
534(1)
Checklist for a Summary
535(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Summarizing as a Study Aid
535(1)
Two Essays to Summarize
535(1)
``Is Penmanship a Dying Skill?''
536(2)
Dale McFeatters
``America's Gambling Craze''
538(2)
James Popkin
Katia Hetter
Writing Essay Examination Answers
540(5)
How to Take an Essay Examination
541(2)
Test-Taking Tips
543(1)
Two Answers to Study
543(1)
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Preparing for Exams
544(1)
Appendix I Ten Tips for Success in College 545(2)
Appendix II Helpful Web Sites 547(2)
Appendix III Ten Tips for ESL Students 549(5)
Appendix IV Answers to Diagnostic Self-Assessments and Pretests 554(7)
Credits 561(2)
Index 563


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