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Progressions with Readings : From Paragraph to Essay,9780205666041

Progressions with Readings : From Paragraph to Essay

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Summary

Serving as a rhetoric, reader, and handbook, Progressions provides unusually extensive support for the student by specifically showing what to do in every step of the writing process. Extensive attention is given to multiple strategies for working through every level of the writing process and students are encouraged to develop their own effective writing processes.

Features

- The three-in-one format includes a rhetoric, reader, and handbook for basic writers.

- Detailed coverage of the writing process offers a wealth of strategies for prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing as a means of developing a personalized efficient writing processes.

- An unsurpassed variety of exercises, including pre- and post-tests, composing exercises, and whole and continuous discourse exercises (many with academic and cultural content), provide flexibility for instructors and more than ample practice for students.

- The paragraph is treated as a unit of composition, offering a manageable structure for students to hone their developing skills.

- An emphasis on editing strategies and sentence-level concerns provides basic writers ample opportunities to improve their editing skills.

- The “Succeeding in College” feature helps students apply their writing skills across the curriculum.

- Brief summary and FAQs marginalia reinforce the material for students.

- Professional and student writing samples illustrate concepts and provide departure points for writing.

- Readings are arranged by rhetorical pattern to help students and teachers match professional readings to the rhetorical organization of the text.

Table of Contents

PART ONE    THE WRITING PROCESS

 

Chapter 1         Planning and Writing       

PLANNING YOUR WRITING:  GENERATING IDEAS

Listing

Brainstorming

Clustering

Freewriting

Journaling

Working Together:  Generating Ideas

PLANNING YOUR WRITING:  ESTABLISHING YOUR AUDIENCE AND

PURPOSE

Kinds of Details

Vocabulary

Approach

PLANNING YOUR WRITING:  ORDERING YOUR IDEAS

Chronological Order

Spatial Order

Emphatic Order

Combining Orders

Making a Scratch Outline

CHECKING YOUR PLANNING

WRITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT

OBSERVING A STUDENT WRITER AT WORK

Planning:  Generating Ideas

Planning:  Establishing Audience and Purpose

Planning:  Ordering Ideas

Writing the First Draft

WRITING ASSIGNMENT      

TIPS:  PLANNING AND WRITING

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 2         Rewriting

REWRITING:  REVISING YOUR FIRST DRAFT

Get a Different Perspective

Get Reader Response

REWRITING:  EDITING YOUR DRAFT

Get a Fresh Perspective

Learn the Rules

REWRITING:  PROOFREADING YOUR FINAL COPY

OBSERVING A STUDENT WRITER AT WORK

Rewriting:  Considering Reader Response

Rewriting:  Revising the First Draft

Revising, Editing, and Proofreading the Draft

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

TIPS:  REVISING

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

PART TWO -THE PARAGRAPH


Chapter 3         Paragraph Basics

THE PARTS OF A PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

The Qualities of Effective Topic Sentences

Planning, Writing, and Rewriting:  Your Topic Sentence

THE SUPPORTING DETAILS

Adequate Supporting Detail

Specific Supporting Detail

Use Specific Words

Follow General Statements with Specific Statements

Relevant Supporting Detail

Logical Order

Transitions and Repetition for Coherence

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING YOUR PARAGRAPH

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 4         Narration

A SAMPLE NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

Writing Dialogue

Using Specific Words

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING NARRATION

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 5         Description

A SAMPLE DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING DESCRIPTION

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 6         Illustration

A SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING ILLUSTRATION

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR ILLUSTRATION PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 7         Process Analysis

A SAMPLE PROCESS ANALYSIS

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING PROCESS ANALYSIS

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:COMPOSING YOUR PROCESS ANALYSIS PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 8         Definition

A SAMPLE DEFINITION PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING DEFINITION

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR DEFINITION PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 9         Comparison and Contrast

SAMPLE COMPARISON AND CONTRAST PARAGRAPHS

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR COMPARISON AND CONTRAST PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 10       Cause-and-Effect Analysis

SAMPLE CAUSE-AND-EFFECT PARAGRAPHS

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING CAUSE-AND-EFFECT ANALYSIS

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR CAUSE-AND-EFFECT ANALYSIS PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 11       Classification

A SAMPLE CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING CLASSIFICATION

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR CLASSIFICATION PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 12       Argument

A SAMPLE ARGUMENT PARAGRAPH

THE TOPIC SENTENCE

SUPPORTING DETAILS

Order and Transitions

THE CLOSING

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING ARGUMENT

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR ARGUMENT PARAGRAPH

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

PART THREE           THE ESSAY

 

Chapter 13       Writing an Essay

THE PARTS OF AN ESSAY

Comparing Paragraph and Essay Parts

THE INTRODUCTION

The Thesis

The Qualities of an Effective Thesis

The Hook

SUPPORTING PARAGRAPHS

The Topic Sentence

Supporting Details

Logical Order

Coherence

Using the Patterns of Development

THE CONCLUSION

ESSAY STRUCTURE

PLANNING, WRITING, AND REWRITING AN ESSAY

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

TIPS:  COMPOSING YOUR ESSAY

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 14       Kinds of Essays

NARRATION

Student Essay:  A Deadly Afternoon

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

DESCRIPTION

Student Essay: My Place of Solitude

ILLUSTRATION

Student Essay:  One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

PROCESS ANALYSIS

Student Essay:    Making Money with a Garage Sale

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

DEFINITION

Student Essay:  Online Identity

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Student Essay:   Identical but Different

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

CAUSE-AND-EFFECT ANALYSIS

Student Essay:  What Happened When I Quit Smoking

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

CLASSIFICATION

Student Essay:  Different Ways to Save Files

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

ARGUMENT

Student Essay:  Let’s Pay College Athletes

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

COMBINING PATTERNS

Student Essay:  Toward a Safer Campus

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

 

PART FOUR              EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

 

Chapter 15       Identifying Subjects and Verbs

SUBJECTS AND VERBS

IDENTIFYING VERBS

Action Verbs

Linking Verbs

Helping Verbs

Sentences with More Than One Verb

IDENTIFYING SUBJECTS

Sentences with Prepositional Phrases

Sentences with Inverted Order

Sentences with More Than One Subject

Sentences That Are Commands or Requests

TIPS:  IDENTIFYING SUBJECTS AND VERBS

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

                                   

Chapter 16       Using Coordination and Subordination

IDENTIFYING CLAUSES

Two Kinds of Clauses

COORDINATION

Joining Independent Clauses with Coordinating Conjunctions

Joining Independent Clauses with Conjunctive Adverbs

SUBORDINATION

Joining an Independent Clause with a Dependent Clause

Joining an Independent Clause with a Relative Clause

TIPS:  USING COORDINATION AND SUBORDINATION

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 17       Avoiding Sentence Fragments

IDENTIFYING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS

Missing Subject Fragments                  

Incomplete Verb Fragments

Missing and Subject and Verb Fragments

Dependent Clause Fragments

TIPS:  AVOIDING SENTENCE FRAGMENTS

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 18       Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

IDENTIFYING RUN-ON SENTENCES AND COMMA SPLICES

Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices wit a Period and Capital Letter

Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Comma and Coordinating

Conjunction

Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Semicolon

Warning Words and Phrases

TIPS:  AVOIDING RUN-ON SENTENCES AND COMMA SPLICES

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

 

Chapter 19       Writing Sentences with Variety and Parallelism

SENTENCE VARIETY

Begin with One or Two —ly Words

Begin with an —ing Verb or Phrase

Begin with an —ed Verb of Phrase

Begin with a Prepositional Phrase

PARALLELISM:  WORDS IN SERIES AND PAIRS

PARALLELISM:  PAIRS OF CONJUNCTIONS

TIPS:  WRITING SENTENCES WITH VARIETY AND PARALLELISM

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 20       Choosing Words Carefully

WORDINESS

DOUBLE NEGATIVES

SLANG

CLICHÉS

VOCABULARY BUILDING

TIPS: CHOOSING WORDS CAREFULLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

 

Comprehensive Post Test for Part Four

 

 

PART FIVE                GRAMMAR AND USAGE

 

Chapter 21       Using Verbs Correctly

VERB FORMS

Regular Verbs

Present Tense Forms for Regular Verbs

Past Tense Forms for Regular Verbs

Past Participle Forms for Regular Verbs

 Irregular Verbs

Present Tense Forms for Irregular Verbs

Present Tense Forms for Be, Have, and Do

Past Tense Forms for Irregular Verbs

Past Tense Forms for Be

Past Participle Forms for Irregular Verbs

SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

Compound Subjects

Collective Noun Subjects

Indefinite Pronoun Subjects

Phrases between the Subject and Verb

Inverted Order

Who, Which, That

TENSE SHIFTS

TIPS:  USING VERBS CORRECTLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 22       Using Pronouns Correctly

PRONOUN-ANTECEDENT AGREEMENT

Compound Subject Antecedents

Collective Noun Antecedents

Indefinite Pronoun Antecedents

Nonsexist Usage

Phrases after the Antecedent

PRONOUN REFERENCE

Unclear Reference

Unstated Reference

SUBJECT, OBJECT, AND POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

Subject Pronouns

Object Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns

Who and Whom

Subject and Object Pronouns in Compounds

Subject and Object Pronouns Paired with Nouns

Subject and Object Pronouns in Comparisons

PERSON SHIFT

TIPS:  USING PRONOUNS CORRECTLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 23                   Using Modifiers Correctly

ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

-ly Adverbs

Good/Well

Comparative and Superlative Forms

DANGLING MODIFIERS

MISPLACED MODIFIERS

TIPS:  USING MODIFIERS COMRRECTLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 


Chapter 24                   Using Capital Letters and Punctuation Correctly

CAPITAL LETTERS

END PUNCTUATION

The Period

The Question Mark

The Exclamation Point

COMMAS

Commas with Dates

Commas with Places and Addresses

Commas with Words, Phrases, and Clauses in a Series

Commas with Coordination

Commas with Introductory Elements

Commas with Interrupters

Commas with Coordinate Modifiers

Commas with Direct Address

SEMICOLONS

Semicolons to Join Independent Clauses

Semicolons with Items in a Series

COLONS, PARENTHESES, AND DASHES

The Colon

Parentheses

The Dash

APOSTROPHES

Apostrophes for Possession

Apostrophes with Contractions

Other Uses for the Apostrophe

QUOTATION MARKS

Quotation Marks with Exact Spoken or Written Words

Quotation Marks with Titles of Short Published Works

TIPS:  USING CAPITALS AND PUNCTUATION CORRECTLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

 Chapter 25   Eliminating Problems with Frequently Confused Words and Spelling

 

FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WORDS

A/An

Accept/Except

Advice/Advise

Affect/Effect

All Ready/Already

All Right/Alright

Among/Between

Been/Being

Beside/Besides

Can/Could

Fewer/Less

Good/Well

It’s/Its

Of/Have

Passed/Past

Quiet/Quit/Quite

Suppose/Supposed

Then/Than

There/Their/They’re

Through/Though/Threw

To/Too/Two

Use/Used

Where/Were/We’re

Will/Would

Whose/Who’s

Your/You’re

SPELLING

Spelling Rules

Frequently Misspelled Words

The Hyphen

TIPS:  USING FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WORDS AND SPELLING CORRECTLY

LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Comprehensive Post Test for Part Five

 

                       

 PART SIX                              FROM READING TO WRITING

 

 

Chapter 26       Writing in Response to College Reading

ACTIVE READING

Step 1:  Survey

Step 2:  Read without Interruption

Step 3:  Read and Study

Step 4:  Test Yourself

A SAMPLE ACTIVE READING

ohn Kellmayer  “Students in Shock”

READING TO IMPROVE WRITING

NARRATION

Lori Hope “Did I Save Lives or Engage in Racial Profiling?”

DESCRIPTION

Patsy Garlan “A Link to the Living”

ILLUSTRATION

Kathleen Vail “Words that Wound”

PROCESS ANALYSIS

Joey Green “Beauty and the Beef”

DEFINITION

Jenny Bradner “Supermodel?”

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Andrew Lam  “They Shut My Grandmother’s Room Door”

CAUSE-AND-EFFECT ANALYSIS

Judy Mandell “Sometimes Honesty Is the Worst Policy”

CLASSIFICATION

Marion Winik “What Are Friends For?”

ARGUMENT

Andrew D. Brunhart “Thirsty?  Try the Tap”

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

 

Chapter 27                   Writing Summaries and Essay Examination Answers

WRITING A SUMMARY

The Characteristics of a Summary

How to Write a Summary

A Sample Summary

Barrett Seaman  “How Bingeing Became the New College Sport”

WRITING ESSAY EXAMINATION ANSWERS

How to Take an Essay Examination

Test-Taking Strategies

Two Answers to Study

SUCCEEDING IN COLLEGE

           

Appendix I                   Editing Workshop

EDITING FOR ONE KIND OF ERROR

EDITING FOR MULTIPLE KINDS OF ERRORS

 

Appendix II                  Answers to Pretests



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