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Resources for Writers with Readings : From Paragraph to Essay

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1/1/2007
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Summary

The integration of comprehensive skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, and a lab manual makeResources for Writersthe most complete resource for readers who wish to improve their writing at the paragraph to essay level. Provides ample exercise/practice opportunity while learning about American culture. Comprehensive skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, a lab manual, and a cultural literacy theme. Exercise-based developmental writing at the paragraph to essay level.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
PART ONE Getting Started
1(50)
Your Strengths as a Writer
3(10)
Culture Note Roller Coasters
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 to the Lab Manual Online (LMO)
12(1)
The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs
13(31)
Culture Note World Geography
13(1)
Good Writing Is
13(1)
Recognizing Concise Writing
14(2)
Concise Writing Leads to Unity
16(4)
Recognizing Credible Writing
20(5)
Recognizing Clear Writing
25(10)
Recognizing Correct Writing
35(4)
Identifying the Four Cs Together
39(4)
What You Know Now
43(1)
Writing for a Reader and a Reason
44(7)
Culture Note Lullabies
44(1)
Writing for a Reader
44(3)
Writing for a Reason
47(2)
What You Know Now
49(2)
PART TWO The Writing Process
51(64)
Prewriting: Coming Up With Ideas
53(18)
Culture Note The Roaring Twenties
53(1)
Getting Started
53(1)
Freewriting
54(2)
Listing
56(1)
Questioning
57(1)
Keeping a Journal
58(2)
Clustering
60(1)
Outlining
61(3)
Using a Computer for Prewriting
64(5)
What You Know Now
69(2)
Drafting: Writing a Rough Draft
71(9)
Culture Note Quilting
71(1)
Ready to Put Pen to Paper
71(1)
Rough Drafts Are Not Perfect
71(1)
Writing a Rough Draft
72(3)
Using a Computer for Drafting
75(1)
What You Know Now
76(4)
Revising: Making Changes in Your Draft
80(19)
Culture Note Chocolate
80(1)
Think You're Done? Take Another Look
80(1)
Doing Step-by-Step Revision
81(1)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Concise
81(2)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Credible
83(2)
Making Sure Your Writing Is Clear
85(3)
Using a Computer to Revise Your Draft
88(1)
A Revised Draft
88(1)
Exchanging Help with Your Peers
89(5)
Setting Your Goals as a Writer
94(1)
What You Know Now
95(4)
Editing: Checking for Correctness
99(9)
Culture Note Winter Holidays
99(1)
The Importance of Editing
99(1)
Editing for Smooth, Effective Writing
100(1)
Proofreading for Sentence-Level Errors
101(2)
Using a Computer for Editing
103(4)
What You Know Now
107(1)
Putting the Writing Process Steps Together
108(7)
Culture Note Running
108(1)
The Writing Process in Action
108(4)
How to Tell What Comes Next
112(2)
What You Know Now
114(1)
PART THREE The Elements of Good Writing
115(100)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
117(16)
Culture Note Science
117(1)
What Is a Good Topic Sentence?
117(1)
Guidelines for Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
117(14)
What You Know Now
131(2)
Using Specific Details for Support and Illustration
133(16)
Culture Note Coffee
133(1)
Making Your Case
133(1)
Three Types of Details
133(4)
Knowing What Details to Choose
137(3)
Writing Vivid Details
140(7)
What You Know Now
147(2)
Organizing and Linking Ideas
149(19)
Culture Note Influential Musical Entertainers, 1930-1960
149(1)
Arranging the Pieces
149(1)
Organizing for Clarity
149(2)
Two Types of Order
151(3)
Using Transitions
154(5)
Combining Organizing Strategies
159(2)
Varying Transition Words and Terms
161(2)
Other Ways to Link Ideas
163(3)
What You Know Now
166(2)
Sensitive Writing
168(8)
Culture Note The Underground Railroad
168(1)
What Is Sensitive Language?
169(1)
Using Sensitive Language
169(7)
Choosing the Best Words
176(10)
Culture Note Abraham Lincoln
176(1)
Understanding Language Choices
176(1)
Choosing Language for Formal Writing Assignments
176(10)
Improving Your Spelling
186(7)
Culture Note Tomatoes
186(1)
Understanding Your Spelling Habits
186(1)
Improving Your Spelling
186(3)
Frequently Misspelled Words
189(4)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
193(7)
Culture Note Florida
193(1)
Understanding the Value of a Wide Vocabulary
193(1)
Stretching Your Vocabulary
193(7)
Using the Dictionary
200(15)
Culture Note Diamonds
200(1)
Benefits of Using the Dictionary
200(6)
Understanding the Dictionary
206(9)
PART FOUR Strategies for Paragraph Development
215(158)
Providing Illustrations and Examples
217(16)
Culture Note New York City
217(1)
What Is an Illustration and Example Paragraph?
217(1)
Real-Life Writing
218(1)
A Model Paragraph: Illustration and Example
219(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
221(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
221(1)
Developing Specific Details
222(3)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
225(3)
What You Know Now
228(5)
Narrating an Event or a Story
233(18)
Culture Note Fairy Tales
233(1)
What Is a Narrative Paragraph?
233(1)
Real-Life Writing
233(2)
A Model Paragraph: Narrative
235(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
237(2)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
239(1)
Developing Specific Details for Narration
239(4)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
243(4)
What You Know Now
247(4)
Describing a Scene, a Person, or an Object
251(16)
Culture Note Influential Painters
251(1)
What Is a Descriptive Paragraph?
251(1)
Real-Life Writing
251(2)
A Model Paragraph: Description
253(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
255(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
255(1)
Developing Specific Details
256(4)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
260(3)
What You Know Now
263(4)
Classifying and Dividing
267(18)
Culture Note Financial Habits
267(1)
What Are Classification and Division Paragraphs?
267(3)
Real-Life Writing
270(1)
A Model Paragraph: Classification and Division
270(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
272(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
273(1)
Developing Specific Details
274(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
275(5)
What You Know Now
280(5)
Explaining a Process
285(19)
Culture Note The U.S. Civil War and the Old South
285(1)
What Is a Process Paragraph?
285(1)
Real-Life Writing
286(1)
A Model Paragraph: Explaining a Process
287(1)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
288(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
289(1)
Developing Specific Details
290(2)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
292(7)
What You Know Now
299(5)
Comparing and Contrasting
304(21)
Culture Note Health and Fitness
304(1)
What Is a Comparison or Contrast Paragraph?
304(1)
Real-Life Writing
305(1)
A Model Paragraph: Contrast
306(2)
A Model Paragraph: Comparison
308(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
310(3)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
313(1)
Developing Specific Details
313(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
314(7)
What You Know Now
321(4)
Explaining Cause and Effect
325(17)
Culture Note The American Revolution
325(1)
What Is a Cause and Effect Paragraph?
325(1)
Real-Life Writing
326(1)
A Model Paragraph: Cause and Effect
327(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
329(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
329(2)
Developing Specific Details
331(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
332(6)
What You Know Now
338(4)
Defining Terms
342(15)
Culture Note Baseball, the American Pastime
342(1)
What Is a Definition Paragraph?
342(1)
Real-Life Writing
342(1)
Types of Definitions and Model Paragraphs
343(8)
Choosing a Topic for Development
351(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
352(1)
Developing Specific Details
352(1)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
352(2)
What You Know Now
354(3)
Arguing a Position
357(16)
Culture Note Civility
357(1)
What Is an Argument Paragraph?
357(1)
Real-Life Writing
358(1)
A Model Paragraph: Argument
359(2)
Choosing a Good Topic for Development
361(1)
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
362(1)
Developing Specific Details
362(3)
Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
365(3)
What You Know Now
368(5)
PART FIVE Writing Essays
373(58)
The Essay and the Thesis Statement
375(24)
Culture Note Everyday Technology
375(1)
What Is an Essay?
375(1)
Essay Form
376(1)
A Model Essay
377(1)
Writing an Effective Thesis Statement
378(6)
Developing the Paragraphs in an Essay
384(1)
Introductory Paragraph
385(3)
Body Paragraphs
388(1)
Conclusion
389(2)
What You Know Now
391(8)
Prewriting for and Drafting Your Essay
399(18)
Culture Note Running Revisited
399(1)
Using the Writing Process with Essays
399(1)
A Model Essay
400(2)
Prewriting for Your Essay
402(3)
Drafting Your Essay
405(7)
What You Know Now
412(5)
Revising and Editing Your Essay
417(14)
Culture Note Processing Chocolate
417(1)
Revising Your Essay
418(6)
Editing Your Essay
424(2)
What You Know Now
426(5)
PART SIX Writing for Different Purposes
431(38)
Essay Exams
433(12)
Culture Note The Salem Witch Trials
433(1)
What's Good About an Essay Exam?
434(1)
Before the Exam
434(2)
During the Exam
436(6)
What You Know Now
442(3)
Writing Summaries
445(5)
Culture Note Malcolm X
445(1)
Summaries Are Useful
445(1)
Writing an Effective Summary
446(1)
A Model Summary
447(2)
What You Know Now
449(1)
Writing to Get a Job
450(9)
Culture Note The Resume
450(1)
Employers Value Good Writing Skills
450(1)
Crafting a Resume
450(4)
Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job
454(2)
Writing and Sending E-mail
456(1)
What You Know Now
457(2)
Proper Format
459(10)
Culture Note San Francisco
459(1)
General Format Guidelines
459(1)
A Model Student Essay
460(9)
PART SEVEN Writing Correct Sentences
469(150)
Grammar and Punctuation Diagnostics
471(1)
Grammar
471(4)
Punctuation
475(2)
Prepositional Phrases
477(5)
Culture Note Fables
477(1)
Identifying Prepositional Phrases
478(4)
Subjects and Verbs
482(11)
Culture Note Proverbs and Idioms
482(1)
The Main Parts of a Sentence
482(1)
Identifying Verbs
482(3)
Identifying the Subject
485(1)
Finding More Than One Subject or Verb
486(1)
What to Watch Out For
486(7)
Clauses
493(9)
Culture Note Bread
493(1)
Clauses and Sentences
493(1)
What Is a Clause?
493(2)
Independent Clauses
495(1)
Dependent Clauses
495(2)
Sentences Built with Clauses
497(5)
Run-On Sentences
502(18)
Culture Note William Shakespeare
502(1)
What Is a Run-On Sentence?
502(1)
Fixing Run-On Sentences
503(17)
Fragments
520(17)
Culture Note Marvels of Modern Construction
520(1)
What Is a Fragment?
520(1)
Recognizing and Correcting Dependent Clause Fragments
520(6)
Recognizing and Correcting Phrase Fragments
526(6)
Recognizing and Correcting Missing-Information Fragments
532(5)
Regular Verbs
537(10)
Culture Note Psychology
537(1)
The Principal Parts of Regular Verbs
537(2)
Forming the Tenses of Regular Verbs
539(8)
Irregular Verbs
547(11)
Culture Note European Explorers
547(1)
The Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
547(6)
The Big Three: to be, to do, and to have
553(5)
Subject-Verb Agreement
558(9)
Culture Note Classical Music and Musicians
558(1)
Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement
558(1)
Agreement When Words Come Between the Subject and the Verb
559(1)
Agreement When the Verb Comes Before the Subject
560(1)
Agreement When the Subject Has Two or More Parts
561(2)
Agreement When the Subject Is an Indefinite Pronoun
563(4)
Verb Tense and Verb Consistency
567(6)
Culture Note American Legends
567(1)
Consistency in Verb Tense
567(3)
Changing Verb Tense
570(3)
Pronoun Types
573(11)
Culture Note The Olympic Games
573(1)
Recognizing Pronouns
573(1)
Subject Pronouns
574(2)
Object Pronouns
576(2)
Possessive Pronouns
578(1)
Pronouns Ending in -self or-selves
579(2)
Demonstrative Pronouns
581(3)
Pronoun Agreement
584(10)
Culture Note Texas
584(1)
Pronoun Agreement
585(3)
Pronoun Reference
588(1)
Pronoun Consistency and Point of View
589(5)
Adjectives and Adverbs
594(9)
Culture Note Sleep
594(1)
What Is an Adjective?
594(4)
What Is an Adverb?
598(1)
Correcting Common Errors with Adjectives and Adverbs
599(4)
Misplaced Modifiers
603(5)
Culture Note Tornadoes
603(1)
What Is a Misplaced Modifier?
604(2)
Correcting Misplaced Modifiers
606(2)
Dangling Modifiers
608(5)
Culture Note Milk
608(1)
What Is a Dangling Modifier?
608(1)
Correcting Dangling Modifiers
608(5)
Errors in Parallelism
613(6)
Culture Note Cookies
613(1)
What Is Parallelism?
613(1)
Recognizing Special Sentence Structures
614(2)
Balanced Word Order
616(3)
PART EIGHT Punctuation and Mechanics
619(94)
Commas
621(11)
Culture Note Chicago
621(1)
Understanding Commas
621(1)
Setting Items Apart in a Series
622(2)
Setting Off Introductory Material
624(1)
Setting Off Information That Interrupts the Main Ideas in a Sentence
624(3)
Joining Two Independent Clauses Linked by a Coordinating Conjunction
627(1)
Setting Off Direct Quotations
628(1)
Clarifying Everyday Information
629(3)
Apostrophes
632(11)
Culture Note Viruses
632(1)
Understanding the Apostrophe
632(1)
Showing the Omission of Letters
632(2)
Showing Possession or Ownership
634(4)
Unnecessary Apostrophes
638(5)
Quotation Marks
643(9)
Culture Note feminism and Gloria Steinem
643(1)
Understanding Quotation Marks
643(1)
Setting Off Direct Quotations
643(4)
Setting Off Titles of Short Works
647(2)
Setting Off Special Words or Expressions
649(1)
Single Quotation Marks
649(3)
Other Punctuation Marks
652(7)
Culture Note Marilyn Monroe, an American Legend
652(1)
Understanding Other Punctuation Marks
653(1)
Semicolons
653(1)
Colons
654(1)
Hyphens
655(1)
Dashes
656(1)
Parentheses
657(2)
Capitalization
659(8)
Culture Note Natural Wonders of the World
659(1)
Main Uses of Capital Letters
659(3)
Additional Uses of Capital Letters
662(2)
Unnecessary Capitalization
664(3)
Numbers and Abbreviations
667(5)
Culture Note The Battle of the Little Big Horn
667(1)
Using Numbers
667(1)
Using Abbreviations
668(4)
Words That Look and Sound Alike
672(12)
Culture Note Los Angeles
672(1)
Understanding Homonyms
672(6)
Other Commonly Confused Words
678(6)
Sentence Combining for Variety
684(15)
Culture Note Dr. Seuss
684(1)
Recognizing Your Writing Style
684(1)
Coordination: Adding Equally Important Ideas
685(3)
Subordination: Adding Less Important Ideas
688(3)
Combining Sentences for Brevity and Variety
691(8)
Tips for Second-Language Writers
699(14)
Culture Note Football
699(1)
Understanding ESL Needs
699(1)
Using Subjects Correctly
699(7)
Using Verbs Correctly
706(2)
Using Adjectives Correctly
708(2)
Using Prepositions Correctly
710(3)
PART NINE Readings for Informed Writing
713
How We Learn
Reading 1 ``All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,''
718(4)
Robert Fulghum
Reading 2 ``A Homemade Education''
722(4)
Malcolm X
Reading 3 ``How I Started Writing Poetry''
726(6)
Reginald Lockett
Reading 4 ``Education,''
732(4)
E. B. White
Reading 5 ``Hold Your Horsepower''
736(5)
Lyla Fox
Reading 6 ``Grades and Self-Esteem''
741(7)
Randy Moore
What We Value
Reading 7 ```Blaxicans' and Other Reinvented Americans''
748(6)
Richard Rodriguez
Reading 8 ``Money for Morality''
754(4)
Mary Arguelles
Reading 9 ``The Ways We Lie''
758(8)
Stephanie Ericsson
Reading 10 ``Have You Heard? Gossip Turns Out to Serve a Purpose''
766(6)
Benedict Carey
Reading 11 ``Manners Matter''
772(4)
Judith Martin
Reading 12 ``Confessions of a Quit Addict''
776(6)
Barbara Graham
How We Live
Reading 13 ``Back, but Not Home''
782(5)
Maria Muniz
Reading 14 ``My Mother's English''
787(5)
Amy Tan
Reading 15 ``The Plot Against People''
792(4)
Russell Baker
Reading 16 ``A Nonsmoker with a Smoker''
796(5)
Phillip Lopate
Reading 17 ``What Is Poverty?''
801
Jo Goodwin Parker
Lab Manual
1(1)
Lab Activity 1 Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details
3(2)
Lab Activity 2 Concise, Credible, and Clear Writing
5(2)
Lab Activity 3 Audience and Purpose
7(2)
Lab Activity 4 Prewriting Practice
9(2)
Lab Activity 5 Writing a Rough Draft
11(2)
Lab Activity 6 Revising a Draft
13(2)
Lab Activity 7 Editing and Proofreading
15(2)
Lab Activity 8 The Whole Writing Process
17(2)
Lab Activity 9 The Topic Sentence
19(2)
Lab Activity 10 Using Specific Details
21(2)
Lab Activity 11 Organizing and Linking Your Ideas
23(2)
Lab Activity 12 Sensitive Writing
25(2)
Lab Activity 13 Choosing the Best Words
27(2)
Lab Activity 14 Spelling Correctly
29(2)
Lab Activity 15 Expanding Your Vocabulary
31(2)
Lab Activity 16 Using the Dictionary
33(2)
Lab Activity 17 Practice with Illustration and Examples
35(2)
Lab Activity 18 Practice with Narration
37(2)
Lab Activity 19 Practice with Description
39(2)
Lab Activity 20 Practice with Classification and Division
41(2)
Lab Activity 21 Practice with Explaining a Process
43(2)
Lab Activity 22 Practice with Comparison and Contrast
45(2)
Lab Activity 23 Practice with Explaining Cause and Effect
47(2)
Lab Activity 24 Practice with Definition
49(2)
Lab Activity 25 Practice with Argument
51(2)
Lab Activity 26 Writing Paragraphs for an Essay
53(2)
Lab Activity 27 Planning an Essay
55(2)
Lab Activity 28 Evaluating Essay Support and Development
57(2)
Lab Activity 29 Writing an Essay
59(2)
Lab Activity 30 Writing Summaries
61(2)
Lab Activity 31 Writing to Get a Job
63(2)
Lab Activity 32 Using Proper Format
65(2)
Lab Activity 33 Using Prepositional Phrases
67(2)
Lab Activity 34 Recognizing Subjects and Verbs
69(2)
Lab Activity 35 Identifying and Using Clauses
71(2)
Lab Activity 36 Correcting Run-On Sentences
73(2)
Lab Activity 37 Correcting Fragments
75(2)
Lab Activity 38 Present and Past Tenses for Regular Verbs
77(2)
Lab Activity 39 Present and Past Tenses for Irregular Verbs
79(2)
Lab Activity 40 Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
81(2)
Lab Activity 41 Making Verb Tenses Correct and Consistent
83(2)
Lab Activity 42 Types of Pronouns
85(2)
Lab Activity 43 Pronoun Consistency
87(2)
Lab Activity 44 Using Adjectives and Adverbs
89(2)
Lab Activity 45 Correcting Misplaced Modifiers
91(2)
Lab Activity 46 Correcting Dangling Modifiers
93(2)
Lab Activity 47 Correcting Faulty Parallelism
95(2)
Lab Activity 48 Using Commas
97(2)
Lab Activity 49 Using Apostrophes
99(2)
Lab Activity 50 Using Quotation Marks
101(2)
Lab Activity 51 Using Other Punctuation Marks
103(2)
Lab Activity 52 Using Correct Capitalization
105(2)
Lab Activity 53 Using Numbers and Abbreviations
107(2)
Lab Activity 54 Using Words That Look and Sound Alike
109(2)
Lab Activity 55 Sentence Variety
111(2)
Lab Activity 56 Addressing ESL Issues
113
Credits 1(1)
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