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Writer's Resources: From Paragraph to Essay,9780155049956

Writer's Resources: From Paragraph to Essay

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Summary

Using four student peers who share their work throughout the book and an accompanying CD-ROM, this worktext provides resources to help students develop their own writer's voice.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
About the Text xix
Organization xx
Getting Started xx
The Writing Process xx
The Structure of the Paragraph xxi
The Structure of the Essay xxi
Rhetorical Patterns xxi
Writing Elements and Skills xxii
Readings xxiii
Features xxiii
Student Models xxiii
Focus on Writing Process xxiii
Transition from Paragraph to Essay xxiii
Flexibility xxiii
Supplements xxiv
Writer's Resources CD-ROM xxiv
Writer's Resources On-line Testing Program xxiv
Instructors' Manual xxiv
Acknowledgements xxv
About the Authors xxv
To the Student xxvi
Part I: Getting Started 1(28)
Finding Your Voice
3(12)
Why Write?
3(2)
Spotlight on People
5(1)
Shoshana Nisbet
5(1)
Make Yourself Heard
5(1)
Voice
6(1)
What Is Voice?
6(1)
Developing Voice
6(1)
Meet the Peers
7(8)
Using Journals
15(14)
What Is a Writer's Journal?
15(1)
Related Readings
16(1)
Professional Journals
17(7)
Suggested Journal Topics
24(1)
What Is a Reader's Journal?
25(4)
Questions to Ask about Readings
25(1)
Peer Reader's Journal Selections
26(3)
Part II: The Writing Process 29(64)
Introduction
30(3)
Writing in Class
31(2)
First Steps
33(20)
Understanding the Assignment
33(1)
Narrowing the Topic
34(3)
Using a Narrowing Tree
34(1)
Brainstorming
35(2)
Determining the Writing Context
37(6)
Purpose
37(1)
Audience
38(3)
Tone
41(2)
Formulating a Main Idea
43(2)
Generating Supporting Ideas
45(8)
Brainstorming
45(3)
Freewriting
48(1)
Listing
49(1)
Clustering
49(1)
Dividing
50(3)
Writing a Paragraph
53(18)
Stating the Main Idea
53(1)
Turning a Discussion Question into a Topic Sentence
54(1)
Organizing Supporting Ideas
54(4)
Mapping
54(2)
Outlining
56(2)
Drafting
58(1)
Revising
59(5)
Peer Feedback
60(1)
Instructor Feedback
61(1)
Self-Evaluation
62(2)
Editing
64(5)
Getting the Paragraph Back
69(2)
Writing an Essay
71(22)
Stating the Main Idea
71(1)
Outlining the Essay
72(5)
Using Outline Form
72(3)
Creating an Outline
75(1)
Generating More Ideas
76(1)
Drafting
77(2)
Drafting Body Paragraphs
77(1)
Drafting the Introduction
77(1)
Drafting the Conclusion
78(1)
Revising
79(7)
Peer Feedback
80(2)
Instructor Feedback
82(1)
Self-Evaluation
82(4)
Editing
86(5)
Getting the Essay Back
91(2)
Part III: The Structure of the Paragraph 93(22)
The Paragraph
95(20)
The Paragraph's Structure
95(1)
The Topic Sentence
96(5)
Statement of Opinion
97(1)
Focus
98(1)
Placement
99(1)
Generating a Topic Sentence
100(1)
Support
101(12)
Specific Detail
102(1)
Relation to Topic Sentence
102(1)
Unity
103(2)
Building Strong Support Using a Map or an Outline
105(2)
Coherence
107(1)
Organization of Supports
108(5)
The Conclusion
113(1)
The Title
113(2)
Part IV: The Structure of the Essay 115(26)
The Essay
117(24)
From Paragraph to Essay
118(2)
The Introduction
120(5)
The Attention-Getter and Background Information
121(2)
Appeal to Audience
123(1)
Length and Placement
124(1)
Thesis
125(1)
Blueprinted Thesis
125(1)
Body Paragraphs
126(7)
The Conclusions in Body Paragraphs
128(1)
Transitions
129(1)
Number
130(1)
Order
130(3)
Conclusion
133(1)
Length
134(1)
The Title
134(7)
Part V: Rhetorical Patterns 141(126)
Introduction
142(1)
Description
143(16)
Examples of Description
143(2)
Description of a Person
143(1)
Description of a Place
144(1)
Description of an Object
144(1)
How Is a Description Organized?
145(1)
Sample Thesis Statements for Description
146(1)
Transitional Devices for Description
147(1)
Tips on Planning a Description
147(12)
Describing a Person
150(4)
Describing a Place
154(2)
Describing an Object
156(3)
Narration
159(12)
Examples of Narration
159(3)
How Is Narration Organized?
162(2)
Sample Thesis Statement for Narration
164(1)
Transitions
165(1)
Tips on Planning a Narration
165(6)
Illustration or Example
171(10)
Examples of Illustration or Example
171(2)
How Is Example Organized?
173(2)
Sample Thesis Statements for Example or Illustration
175(1)
Transitions
175(1)
Tips on Planning an Example or Illustration
176(5)
Process Analysis
181(8)
Examples of Process Analysis
181(2)
How Is Process Analysis Organized?
183(1)
Sample Thesis Statements
184(1)
Transitions
185(1)
Tips for Planning a Process Analysis
185(4)
Cause and Effect
189(10)
Examples of Cause and Effect
189(1)
How Is Cause and Effect Organized?
190(2)
Sample Thesis Statements for Cause and Effect
192(1)
Transitions
192(1)
Tips on Planning Cause or Effect
193(6)
Comparison and Contrast
199(16)
Examples of Comparison/Contrast
199(3)
How Is Comparison/Contrast Organized?
202(2)
Sample Thesis Statements
204(2)
Transitional Devices for Comparison/Contrast
206(1)
Tips for Planning Comparison/Contrast
207(8)
Definition
215(10)
Examples of Definition
215(2)
How Is Definition Organized?
217(2)
Sample Thesis Statements for Definition
219(1)
Transitions
219(1)
Tips on Planning a Definition
219(6)
Classification
225(10)
Examples of Classification
225(3)
How Is Classification Organized?
228(1)
Sample Thesis Statements for Classification
228(2)
Transitions
230(1)
Tips on Planning Classification
230(5)
Summary
235(12)
Examples of Summary
235(3)
How Is a Summary Organized?
238(3)
Sample Thesis Statements for Summary
241(1)
Common Transitions for Summary
241(1)
Tips on Planning a Summary
242(5)
Analysis and Division
247(10)
Examples of Analysis and Division
248(1)
How Are Analysis and Division Organized?
249(1)
Sample Thesis Statements for Analysis and Division
250(1)
Analysis
250(1)
Division
251(1)
Transitions
251(1)
Tips on Analysis or Division
252(5)
Analysis
252(1)
Division
252(5)
Persuasion
257(10)
Examples of Persuasion
257(3)
How Is Persuasion Organized?
260(2)
Sample Thesis Statements for Persuasion
262(1)
Transitions
262(1)
Tips on Planning Persuasion
263(4)
Part VI: Writing Elements and Skills 267(192)
Introduction
268(1)
Parts of Speech
269(12)
Nouns
269(1)
Pronouns
270(4)
Verbs
274(2)
Prepositions
276(1)
Adjectives
277(1)
Adverbs
278(1)
Conjunctions
278(1)
Interjections
279(2)
Spelling
281(6)
Common Rules for Spelling
281(2)
Rule 1
281(1)
Rule 2
282(1)
Rule 3
282(1)
Rule 4
283(1)
Frequently Misspelled Words
283(3)
List 1: Everyday Words
284(1)
List 2: Academic Words
285(1)
Some Other Easy Ways to Improve Your Spelling
286(1)
Problem Words
287(12)
List 1
287(5)
List 2
292(7)
Capitalization
299(4)
Sentence Beginnings
299(1)
Proper Nouns
299(1)
People
299(1)
Places
300(1)
Things
300(2)
Quotes
302(1)
Word Choice
303(18)
Clear Language
304(9)
Abstract and Concrete Words
304(1)
General and Specific Words
305(1)
Vivid Adjectives
306(1)
Comma Usage with Adjectives
306(1)
Specific Verbs
307(2)
Colorful Adverbs
309(2)
Denotation
311(1)
Connotation
312(1)
Writing Style
313(8)
Appeal to the Senses
313(1)
Figurative Language
313(1)
Appropriate Vocabulary
314(2)
Pitfall 1: Unfamiliar Synonyms
316(1)
Pitfall 2: Slang
317(1)
Pitfall 3: Cliches
317(1)
Pitfall 4: Wordiness
318(3)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
321(6)
Subjects
321(3)
Finding the Subject
321(1)
Problems with Identifying the Subject
322(2)
Verbs
324(3)
Finding the Verb
324(1)
Problems with Identifying the Verb
325(2)
Subject-Verb Agreement
327(8)
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
327(1)
Problem Subjects
328(3)
Indefinite Pronouns
328(1)
Singular or Plural Words
329(1)
Collective Nouns
329(1)
Fields of Study
330(1)
Compound Subjects
330(1)
Gerunds
330(1)
Problem Verbs
331(1)
Irregular Verbs
331(1)
Problem Sentence Structures
332(3)
Prepositions
332(1)
Reversed Order
332(1)
Dependent Clauses
332(3)
Verb Tenses
335(10)
Forming the Past Tense and Past Participle
335(5)
Regular Verbs
335(1)
Irregular Verbs
336(4)
Using the Past Participle
340(1)
The Present Perfect Tense
340(1)
The Past Perfect Tense
340(1)
The Passive Voice
341(1)
Using the Past Participle as an Adjective
342(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Tense
342(1)
Review
342(3)
Sentence Types
345(4)
Clauses
345(1)
Phrases
346(1)
Sentence Types
347(1)
Simple
347(1)
Compound
347(1)
Complex
347(1)
Compound-Complex
347(1)
Sentence Purposes
348(1)
Declarative
348(1)
Interrogative
348(1)
Imperative
348(1)
Exclamatory
348(1)
Sentence Fragments
349(6)
Missing-Subject Fragments
350(1)
Missing-Verb Fragments
350(1)
Missing-Subject-and-Verb Fragments
351(1)
Dependent-Clause Fragments
351(1)
Finding Fragments
351(4)
Run-ons
355(4)
Types of Run-ons
355(1)
Ways to Correct Run-ons
356(3)
Sentence Combining
359(16)
Coordination
360(4)
Coordinating Conjunctions
360(1)
Compound Predicates
361(1)
Conjunctive Adverbs and Transitional Expressions
362(2)
Subordination Strategies
364(6)
Subordinating Conjunctions
365(1)
Relative Pronouns
366(2)
Appositives
368(1)
Verbal Phrases
368(2)
Using Coordination or Subordination
370(5)
Sentence Variety
375(10)
Vary Sentence Beginnings
377(2)
Use a Synonym
377(1)
Use a Transition
377(1)
Rearrange the Sentence
377(1)
Use a Pronoun
378(1)
Combine Two Sentences
378(1)
Vary Sentence Length
379(1)
Vary the Placement of Important Information
380(2)
Vary the Sentence Structure
382(3)
Commas
385(14)
Dates and Addresses
385(1)
Misuses
385(1)
Series
386(1)
Misuses
386(1)
Compound Sentences
386(2)
Misuses
387(1)
Introductory Elements
388(2)
Verbal Phrases
388(1)
Prepositional Phrases
389(1)
Dependent Clauses
389(1)
Misuses
389(1)
Interrupters
390(9)
Small Words
390(1)
Direct Address
391(1)
Transitions
391(1)
Appositives
392(2)
Nonrestrictive Elements
394(1)
Restrictive Elements
394(5)
Apostrophes
399(8)
Contractions
399(1)
Possession
400(7)
Determining Possession
400(1)
Word Order ion a Possessive Case
400(1)
Placement of the Apostrophe in Possessive Phrases
401(1)
Plural Owners
402(1)
Determiners
402(1)
Irregular Plural Owners
403(1)
Possessive Pronouns
403(1)
Letters and Numerals
404(3)
Pronoun Agreement
407(8)
Antecedents
408(1)
Avoiding Sexist Language
408(1)
Agreement Errors
409(1)
Problem Antecedents
410(2)
Compound Antecedents
410(1)
Indefinite Pronouns as Antecedents
410(1)
Collective Nouns as Antecedents
411(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Number
412(1)
Avoiding Shifts in Person
412(1)
Limiting Use of the Second Person
413(1)
Related Agreement Errors
413(2)
Pronoun Reference and Case
415(12)
Pronoun Reference
415(4)
Ambiguous Pronoun Reference
415(2)
Vague Reference
417(1)
Implied reference
418(1)
Pronoun Case
419(8)
Subjective Case
419(1)
Objective Case
419(1)
After Prepositions
420(1)
Tests to Determine Case
420(1)
Comparisons and Pronoun Case
421(1)
Pronouns within an Appositive
422(1)
Who/Whom
423(4)
Semicolons and Colons
427(6)
Semicolons
427(4)
With Indepenedent Clauses
427(1)
With Conjunctive Adverbs or Transitional Expressions
428(2)
With Items in a Series
430(1)
Colons
431(2)
To Introduce a List
431(1)
After Following/As Follows
431(2)
Modifiers
433(8)
Misplaced Modifiers
433(1)
Limiting Modifiers
434(1)
Squinting Modifiers
435(1)
Split Infinitives
436(1)
Dangling Modifiers
437(4)
With Verbal Phrases
437(1)
With Imperatives
438(3)
Parallelism
441(8)
Items in a Series
441(1)
Pairs
442(1)
Comparisons
443(1)
Phrases and Clauses
444(1)
Parallel Words
444(5)
Editing for English Errors
449(10)
The Art of Editing
449(2)
Editing Plan
449(1)
Tips for Effective Editing
450(1)
Basic Editing Practice
451(2)
Intermediate Editing Practice
453(2)
Advanced Editing
455(4)
Part VII: Readings 459(90)
Why White Lies Hurt
460(5)
Grace Bennett
Not in Our Town
465(7)
Edwin Dobb
Friends and Healers
472(4)
Daniel Foster
Growing Through a Phase
476(4)
Jeff Galloway
What's Your Emotional IQ?
480(6)
Daniel Goleman
Jordan is Never Afraid of Failure
486(4)
Bob Greene
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
490(6)
Martin Luther King
Invisible Hand
496(7)
Patrick Mazza
Why Happy Families Are Different
503(6)
John Obedzinski
Who Are Our Heroes?
509(5)
Ponchitta Pierce
Helping Children through Divorce
514(8)
Rita Rooney
Excerpt from I Just Wanna Be Average
522(6)
Mike Rose
Do Valedictorians Succeed Big in Life?
528(5)
Michael Ryan
Who Is Great?
533(6)
Michael Ryan
A Brother's Murder
539(5)
Brent Staples
Martin Luther King
544(5)
Jack E. White
Appendix: Rules and Tools 549(18)
Capitalization
549(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
550(1)
Fragments
551(1)
Run-ons
551(1)
Commas
552(1)
Apostrophes
552(1)
Pronoun Agreement
553(1)
Pronoun Reference
553(1)
Ambiguous Pronoun Reference
553(1)
Vague Reference
553(1)
Implied Reference
554(1)
Pronoun Case
554(1)
Who and Whom
554(1)
Semicolons and Colons
554(1)
Modifiers
555(1)
Misplaced Modifiers
555(1)
Limiting Modifiers
555(1)
Dangling Modifiers
555(1)
Parallelism
555(11)
Error List
566(1)
Index 567


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