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Summary

Resources for Writers provides instruction for the developing writer with a unique focus on cultural literacy . From sample paragraphs on the differences between capitalism and communism to mini-biographies of Jim Thorpe and Harriet Tubman,Resources for Writers will provide students with a cultural foundation upon which to build further writing skills. Those interested in improving writing skills. longsmp.doc Page 1 of 1

Table of Contents

Preface xvi
PART ONE Getting Started
1(56)
Your Strengths as a Writer
3(10)
Culture Note Doughnuts
3(1)
You Already Have the Tools to Write Well
3(1)
We All Have Different Experiences and Perspectives
4(1)
Every Point Needs Proof
5(6)
Learning While You Write
11(1)
What You Know Now
11(1)
Introduction and Orientation to the Lab Manual Online (LMO)
11(2)
The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs
13(17)
Culture Note Greek Mythology
13(1)
Good Writing Is . . .
13(2)
Recognizing Concise Writing
15(2)
Concise Writing Leads to Unity
17(1)
Recognizing Credible Writing
18(2)
Recognizing Clear Writing
20(5)
Recognizing Correct Writing
25(3)
What You Know Now
28(2)
Practice with the Four Cs
30(20)
Culture Note World Geography
30(1)
Using the Four Cs
30(1)
Identifying Concise Writing
30(4)
Identifying Credible Writing
34(4)
Identifying Clear Writing
38(5)
Identifying the Four Cs Together
43(4)
What You Know Now
47(3)
Writing for a Reader and a Reason
50(7)
Culture Note Lullabies
50(1)
Writing for a Reader
50(2)
Writing for a Reason
52(3)
What You Know Now
55(2)
PART TWO The Writing Process
57(66)
Prewriting: Coming Up with Ideas
59(18)
Culture Note The Roaring Twenties
59(1)
Getting Started
59(1)
Freewriting
60(2)
Listing
62(1)
Questioning
63(1)
Keeping a Journal
64(2)
Clustering
66(1)
Outlining
67(3)
Using a Computer for Prewriting
70(5)
What You Know Now
75(2)
Drafting: Writing a Rough Draft
77(9)
Culture Note Quilting
77(1)
Ready to Put Pen to Paper
77(1)
Rough Drafts Are Not Perfect
77(1)
Writing a Rough Draft
78(3)
Using a Computer for Drafting
81(1)
What You Know Now
82(4)
Revising: Making Changes in Your Draft
86(19)
Culture Note Chocolate
86(1)
Think You're Done? Take Another Look
86(1)
Doing Step-by-Step Revision
87(1)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Concise
87(2)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Credible
89(2)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Clear
91(3)
Using a Computer to Revise Your Draft
94(1)
A Revised Draft
94(1)
Exchanging Help with Your Peers
95(5)
Setting Your Goals as a Writer
100(1)
What You Know Now
101(4)
Editing: Checking for Correctness
105(9)
Culture Note Winter Holidays
105(1)
The Importance of Editing
105(1)
Editing for Smooth, Effective Writing
106(1)
Proofreading for Sentence-Level Errors
107(2)
Using a Computer for Editing
109(4)
What You Know Now
113(1)
Putting the Writing Process Steps Together
114(9)
Culture Note Running
114(1)
The Writing Process in Action
114(4)
How to Tell What Comes Next
118(2)
What You Know Now
120(3)
PART THREE The Elements of Good Writing
123(58)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
125(16)
Culture Note Science
125(1)
What Is a Good Topic Sentence?
125(1)
Guidelines for Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
125(14)
What You Know Now
139(2)
Proving Your Point: Using Specific Details for Support
141(16)
Culture Note Coffee
141(1)
Making Your Case
141(1)
Three Types of Details
141(4)
Knowing What Details to Choose
145(3)
Writing Vivid Details
148(7)
What You Know Now
155(2)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
157(20)
Culture Note Influential Musical Entertainers, 1930-1960
157(1)
Arranging the Pieces
157(1)
Organizing for Clarity
157(2)
Two Types of Order
159(3)
Using Transitions
162(5)
Combining Organizing Strategies
167(3)
Varying Transition Words and Terms
170(2)
Other Ways to Link Ideas
172(3)
What You Know Now
175(2)
Writing Correct Sentences
177(4)
Culture Note Roller Coasters
177(1)
Nobody's Perfect
177(1)
What You Know Now
178(3)
PART FOUR Strategies for Paragraph Development
181(166)
Providing Illustrations and Examples
183(16)
Culture Note New York City
183(1)
What Is an Illustration and Example Paragraph?
183(1)
Real-Life Writing
184(1)
A Model Paragraph: Illustration and Example
185(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
187(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
187(1)
Developing Specific Details
188(3)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
191(3)
What You Know Now
194(5)
Narrating an Event or Story
199(18)
Culture Note Fairy Tales
199(1)
What Is a Narrative Paragraph?
199(1)
Real-Life Writing
199(2)
A Model Paragraph: Narrative
201(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
203(2)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
205(1)
Developing Specific Details for Narration
205(4)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
209(4)
What You Know Now
213(4)
Describing a Scene, Person, or Object
217(16)
Culture Note Influential Painters
217(1)
What Is a Descriptive Paragraph?
217(1)
Real-Life Writing
217(2)
A Model Paragraph: Description
219(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
221(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
221(1)
Developing Specific Details
222(4)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
226(3)
What You Know Now
229(4)
Classifying and Dividing
233(18)
Culture Note Financial Habits
233(1)
What Are Classification and Division Paragraphs?
233(3)
Real-Life Writing
236(1)
A Model Paragraph: Classification and Division
236(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
238(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
239(1)
Developing Specific Details
240(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
241(5)
What You Know Now
246(5)
Explaining a Process
251(19)
Culture Note The U.S. Civil War and the Old South
251(1)
What Is a Process Paragraph?
251(1)
Real-Life Writing
252(1)
A Model Paragraph: Explaining a Process
253(1)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
254(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
255(1)
Developing Specific Details
256(2)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
258(7)
What You Know Now
265(5)
Comparing or Contrasting
270(22)
Culture Note Health and Fitness
270(1)
What Is a Comparison or Contrast Paragraph?
270(1)
Real-Life Writing
271(1)
A Model Paragraph: Contrast
272(2)
A Model Paragraph: Comparison
274(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
276(3)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
279(1)
Developing Specific Details
279(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
280(7)
What You Know Now
287(5)
Cause and Effect Development
292(17)
Culture Note The American Revolution
292(1)
What Is a Cause and Effect Paragraph?
292(1)
Real-Life Writing
293(1)
A Model Paragraph: Cause and Effect
294(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
296(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
297(1)
Developing Specific Details
298(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
299(6)
What You Know Now
305(4)
Defining Terms
309(17)
Culture Note Baseball, the American Pastime
309(1)
What Is a Definition Paragraph?
309(1)
Real-Life Writing
309(1)
Types of Definitions and Model Paragraphs
310(9)
Choosing a Topic for Development
319(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
320(1)
Developing Specific Details
321(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
321(1)
What You Know Now
322(4)
Arguing a Position
326(21)
Culture Note Civility
326(1)
What Is an Argument Paragraph?
326(2)
Real-Life Writing
328(1)
A Model Paragraph: Argument
329(3)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
332(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
332(1)
Developing Specific Details
333(6)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
339(3)
What You Know Now
342(5)
PART FIVE Writing Essays
347(60)
The Essay and the Thesis Statement
349(24)
Culture Note Everyday Technology
349(1)
What Is an Essay?
349(1)
Essay Form
350(1)
A Model Essay
351(1)
Writing an Effective Thesis Statement
352(6)
Developing the Paragraphs in an Essay
358(1)
Introductory Paragraph
359(3)
Body Paragraphs
362(1)
Conclusion
363(3)
What You Know Now
366(7)
Prewriting for and Drafting Your Essay
373(19)
Culture Note Running Revisited
373(1)
Using the Writing Process with Essays
373(1)
A Model Essay
374(2)
Prewriting Your Essay
376(3)
Drafting Your Essay
379(7)
What You Know Now
386(6)
Revising and Editing Your Essay
392(15)
Culture Note Processing Chocolate
392(1)
Revising Your Essay
393(6)
Editing Your Essay
399(1)
What You Know Now
400(7)
PART SIX Writing for Different Purposes
407(28)
Essay Exams
409(12)
Culture Note The Salem Witch Trials
409(1)
What's Good About an Essay Exam?
410(1)
Before the Exam
410(2)
During the Exam
412(6)
What You Know Now
418(3)
Writing Summaries
421(5)
Culture Note Malcolm X
421(1)
Summaries Are Useful
421(1)
Writing an Effective Summary
422(1)
A Model Summary
423(2)
What You Know Now
425(1)
Writing to Get a Job
426(9)
Culture Note The Resume
426(1)
Employers Value Good Writing Skills
426(1)
Crafting a Resume
426(4)
Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job
430(2)
What You Know Now
432(3)
PART SEVEN Writing Correct Sentences
435(294)
Grammar and Punctuation Diagnostics
437(1)
Grammar
437(4)
Punctuation
441(3)
Prepositional Phrases
444(5)
Culture Note Fables
444(1)
Identifying Prepositional Phrases
445(4)
Subjects and Verbs
449(11)
Culture Note Proverbs and Idioms
449(1)
The Main Parts of a Sentence
449(1)
Identifying Verbs
449(3)
Identifying the Subject
452(1)
Finding More Than One Subject or Verb
453(1)
What to Watch Out For
454(6)
Clauses
460(9)
Culture Note Bread
460(1)
Clauses and Sentences
460(1)
What Is a Clause?
460(2)
Independent Clauses
462(1)
Dependent Clauses
462(2)
Sentences Built with Clauses
464(5)
Fixing Run-On Sentences
469(19)
Culture Note William Shakespeare
469(1)
What Is a Run-On Sentence?
469(2)
Fixing Run-On Sentences
471(17)
Fixing Fragments
488(17)
Culture Note Marvels of Modern Construction
488(1)
What Is a Fragment?
488(1)
Recognizing and Correcting Dependent Clause Fragments
489(5)
Recognizing and Correcting Phrase Fragments
494(6)
Recognizing and Correcting Missing-Information Fragments
500(5)
Regular English Verbs
505(10)
Culture Note Psychology
505(1)
The Principal Parts of Regular Verbs
505(2)
Forming the Tenses of Regular Verbs
507(8)
Irregular English Verbs
515(11)
Culture Note European Explorers
515(1)
The Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
515(6)
The Big Three: to be, to do, and to have
521(5)
Subject-Verb Agreement
526(9)
Culture Note Classical Music and Musicians
526(1)
Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement
526(1)
Agreement When Words Come Between Subject and Verb
527(1)
Agreement When the Verb Comes Before the Subject
528(1)
Agreement When the Subject Has Two or More Parts
529(2)
Agreement When the Subject Is an Indefinite Pronoun
531(4)
Correct and Consistent Verb Tense
535(6)
Culture Note American Legends
535(1)
Consistency in Verb Tense
535(3)
Changing Verb Tense
538(3)
Pronoun Types
541(11)
Culture Note The Olympic Games
541(1)
Recognizing Pronouns
541(1)
Subject Pronouns
542(2)
Object Pronouns
544(2)
Possessive Pronouns
546(1)
Pronouns Ending in -self or -selves
547(2)
Demonstrative Pronouns
549(3)
Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View
552(10)
Culture Note Texas
552(1)
Pronoun Agreement
553(3)
Pronoun Reference
556(1)
Pronoun Consistency and Point of View
557(5)
Adjectives and Adverbs
562(9)
Culture Note Sleep
562(1)
What Is an Adjective?
562(4)
What Is an Adverb?
566(1)
Correcting Common Errors with Adjectives and Adverbs
567(4)
Misplaced Modifiers
571(5)
Culture Note Tornadoes
571(1)
What Is a Misplaced Modifier?
572(2)
Correcting Misplaced Modifiers
574(2)
Dangling Modifiers
576(5)
Culture Note Milk
576(1)
What Is a Dangling Modifier?
576(1)
Correcting Dangling Modifiers
576(5)
Errors in Parallelism
581(6)
Culture Note Cookies
581(1)
What Is Parallelism?
581(1)
Recognizing Special Sentence Structures
582(2)
Balanced Word Order
584(3)
Commas
587(11)
Culture Note Chicago
587(1)
Understanding Commas
587(1)
Setting Items Apart in a Series
588(2)
Setting Off Introductory Material
590(1)
Setting Off Information That Interrupts the Main Ideas in a Sentence
590(3)
Joining Two Independent Clauses Linked by a Coordinating Conjunction
593(1)
Setting Off Direct Quotations
594(1)
Clarifying Everyday Information
595(3)
Apostrophes
598(11)
Culture Note Viruses
598(1)
Understanding the Apostrophe
598(1)
Showing the Omission of Letters
598(2)
Showing Possession or Ownership
600(4)
Unnecessary Apostrophes
604(5)
Quotation Marks
609(9)
Culture Note Feminism and Gloria Steinem
609(1)
Understanding Quotation Marks
609(1)
Setting Off Direct Quotations
609(4)
Setting Off Titles of Short Works
613(2)
Setting Off Special Words or Expressions
615(1)
Single Quotation Marks
615(3)
Other Punctuation Marks
618(7)
Culture Note Marilyn Monroe, an American Legend
618(1)
Understanding Other Punctuation Marks
619(1)
Semicolons
619(1)
Colons
620(1)
Hyphens
621(1)
Dashes
622(1)
Parentheses
623(2)
Capitalization
625(8)
Culture Note Natural Wonders of the World
625(1)
Main Uses of Capital Letters
625(3)
Additional Uses of Capital Letters
628(2)
Unnecessary Capitalization
630(3)
Numbers and Abbreviations
633(5)
Culture Note The Battle of Little Big Horn
633(1)
Using Numbers
633(1)
Using Abbreviations
634(4)
Proper Format
638(5)
Culture Note San Francisco
638(1)
General Format Guidelines
638(5)
Sensitive Language
643(8)
Culture Note The Underground Railroad
643(1)
What Is Sensitive Language?
644(1)
Using Sensitive Language
644(7)
Words That Look Alike and Sound Alike
651(12)
Culture Note Los Angeles
651(1)
Understanding Homonyms
651(6)
Other Commonly Confused Words
657(6)
Choosing the Best Words
663(10)
Culture Note Abraham Lincoln
663(1)
Understanding Language Choices
663(1)
Choosing Language for Formal Writing Assignments
663(10)
Improving Your Spelling
673(7)
Culture Note Tomatoes
673(1)
Understanding Your Spelling Habits
673(1)
Improving Your Spelling
673(3)
Frequently Misspelled Words
676(4)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
680(7)
Culture Note Florida
680(1)
Understanding the Value of a Wide Vocabulary
680(1)
Stretching Your Vocabulary
680(7)
Using the Dictionary
687(14)
Culture Note Diamonds
687(1)
Benefits of Using the Dictionary
687(6)
Understanding the Dictionary
693(8)
Sentence Combining for Variation
701(15)
Culture Note Dr. Seuss
701(1)
Recognizing Your Writing Style
701(1)
Coordination: Adding Equally Important Ideas
702(3)
Subordination: Adding Less Important Ideas
705(4)
Combining Sentences for Brevity and Variety
709(7)
Tips for Second-Language Writers
716(13)
Culture Note Football
716(1)
Understanding ESL Needs
716(1)
Using Subjects Correctly
716(7)
Using Verbs Correctly
723(2)
Using Adjectives Correctly
725(1)
Using Prepositions Correctly
726(3)
PART EIGHT Readings for Informed Writing
729
How We Learn
``All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten''
734(4)
Robert Fulghum
``A Homemade Education''
738(5)
Malcolm X
``A Uniform Policy''
743(5)
Rene Sanchez
``Freedom''
748(5)
Joyce Jarrett
``What Is Intelligence, Anyway?''
753(4)
Isaac Asimov
``Education''
757(5)
E. B. White
``Hold Your Horsepower''
762(5)
Lyla Fox
``Grades and Self-Esteem''
767(7)
Randy Moore
What We Value
``Money for Morality''
774(5)
Mary Arguelles
``The Ways We Lie''
779(9)
Stephanie Ericsson
``Why Vote? Let's Cite the Reasons''
788(4)
Mark Lacter
``Manners Matter''
792(6)
Judith Martin
``Confessions of a Quit Addict''
798(6)
Barbara Graham
How We Live
``Back, but Not Home''
804(5)
Maria Muniz
``My Mother's English''
809(7)
Amy Tan
``The Plot Against People''
816(5)
Russell Baker
``Neat People Versus Sloppy People''
821(5)
Suzanne Britt
``What Is Poverty?''
826
Jo Goodwin Parker
Lab Manual
1(1)
Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details
3(2)
Concise, Credible, and Clear Writing
5(2)
The Four Cs
7(2)
Audience and Purpose
9(2)
Prewriting Practice
11(2)
Writing a Rough Draft
13(2)
Revising a Draft
15(2)
Editing and Proofreading
17(2)
The Whole Writing Process
19(2)
The Topic Sentence
21(2)
Using Specific Details
23(2)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
25(2)
Checking for Correct Sentences
27(2)
Practice with Illustration and Examples
29(2)
Practice with Narration
31(2)
Practice with Description
33(2)
Practice with Classification and Division
35(2)
Practice with Explaining a Process
37(2)
Practice with Comparison and Contrast
39(2)
Practice with Cause and Effect
41(2)
Practice with Definition
43(2)
Practice with Argument
45(2)
Writing Paragraphs for an Essay
47(2)
Planning an Essay
49(2)
Evaluating Essay Support and Development
51(2)
Writing an Essay
53(2)
Writing Summaries
55(2)
Writing to Get a Job
57(2)
Using Prepositional Phrases
59(2)
Recognizing Subjects and Verbs
61(2)
Identifying Clauses
63(2)
Correcting Run-On Sentences
65(2)
Correcting Fragments
67(2)
Present and Past Tenses for Regular Verbs
69(2)
Present and Past Tenses for Irregular Verbs
71(2)
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
73(2)
Making Verb Tenses Correct and Consistent
75(2)
Types of Pronouns
77(2)
Pronoun Consistency
79(2)
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
81(2)
Correcting Misplaced Modifiers
83(2)
Correcting Dangling Modifiers
85(2)
Correcting Faulty Parallelism
87(2)
Using Commas
89(2)
Using Apostrophes
91(2)
Using Quotation Marks
93(2)
Using Other Punctuation Marks
95(2)
Using Correct Capitalization
97(2)
Using Numbers and Abbreviations
99(2)
Using Proper Format
101(2)
Using Sensitive Language
103(2)
Using Words That Look and Sound Alike
105(2)
Using the Best Words
107(2)
Spelling Correctly
109(2)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
111(2)
Using the Dictionary
113(2)
Sentence Variety
115(2)
Addressing ESL Issues
117
Credits 1(1)
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