9780495908302

Writer's Resources From Paragraph to Essay

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495908302

  • ISBN10:

    0495908304

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2012
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

The best way to learn to write well is through the use of clear examples and abundant practice. WRITER'S RESOURCES: FROM PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY 3/e helps develop students' confidence and skills as writers by presenting concepts in simple, clear fashion, and reinforcing them with numerous student peer examples and frequent practice exercises that allow students the opportunity to apply what they have learned. Using four student peers who share their advice and examples of writing throughout the book, this paragraph-to-essay level text teaches students the fundamentals of the writing process, including paragraph and essay structure and development and rhetorical patterns. The authors impart the essentials of grammar and mechanics by providing the kind of peer encouragement and supportive learning environment that will help your students take the risks necessary to become better writers. WRITER'S RESOURCES: FROM PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY as well as a myriad of additional exercises and activities on CengageNOW for Writing will help your students improve their writing and develop their own distinct writer's voice.

Table of Contents

Rhetorical ContentsPrefaceTo the Student
Getting Started
The Power of Language
Why Write?
Spotlight on People
Make Yourself Heard
What Is Voice?
Developing Your Voice
Meet the Peers
Writing Assignment
The Challenge Ahead
Reaching for the Highest Star
Estanley Baptiste works hard to support himself and succeed in school while helping others
Succeeding in College
Develop the Right Attitude
Get Organized
Practice Your Writing Skills
Use Your Resources
Writing Assignment
Writing Paragraphs and Essays
College Writing
The Formats for College Writing: The Paragraph and the Essay
The Writing Process for Paragraphs and Essays
Writing a Paragraph
The Structure of the Paragraph
The Writing Process
Narrowing the Topic to a Tentative Topic Sentence
The Topic
The Topic Sentence
Generating Ideas to Support the Topic Sentence
Free Writing
Brainstorming or Listing
Clustering
Dividing
Developing and Organizing the Supporting Sentences
Supporting Sentences
Using a Map or Outline to Build Strong Supporting Sentences
Developing Supporting Sentences with Specific Detail
Organizing Sentences in the Paragrap
Drafting the Paragraph
Using a Map or Outline to Write a Draft
Coherence
The Conclusion and the Title
Revising the Content
Self Evaluation
Checking Supporting Sentences for Unity
Peer Feedback
Instructor Feedback
Editing the Paragraph for Grammar and Punctuation
Getting the Paragraph Back
Exploring the Paragraph
Four Student Models of the Writing Process with Activities
"Read All About It". Using Brainstorming and an Outline to Write a Paragraph
"A Luxury Ride". Using Dividing and a Map to Write a Paragraph
"O, The Boss". Using Clustering and an Outline to Write a Paragraph
"Save the Pond". Using Free Writing and a Map to Write a Paragraph
Six Student Paragraphs with Activities
"The City of Song". Using an Outline to Identify Specific Details and their Relation to the Topic Sentence
"My Sanctuary". Placing the Topic Sentence in the Middle of the Paragraph and Organizing the Supporting Sentences from Strongest to Weakest
"A Difficult Destination". Placing the Topic Sentence at the End of the Paragraph and Organizing the Supporting Sentences with the Strongest Last
"A Great Doctor". Using a Variety of Sentence Types
"Help for Veterans". Using Appropriate Vocabulary and Strong Verbs
"My Awesome Job at the Pharmacy". Choosing and Appropriate Conclusion and Title
Exploring the Paragraph.Four Student Models of the Writing Process with Activities
"Read All About It". Using Brainstorming and an Outline to Write a Paragraph
"A Luxury Ride". Using Dividing and a Map to Write a Paragraph
"O, The Boss". Using Clustering and an Outline to Write a Paragraph
"Save the Pond". Using Free Writing and a Map to Write a Paragraph
Six Student Paragraphs with Activities
"The City of Song". Using an Outline to Identify Specific Details and their Relation to the Topic Sentence
"My Sanctuary". Placing the Topic Sentence in the Middle of the Paragraph and Organizing the Supporting Sentences from Strongest to Weakest
"A Difficult Destination". Placing the Topic Sentence at the End of the Paragraph and Organizing the Supporting Sentences with the Strongest Last
"A Great Doctor". Using a Variety of Sentence Types
"Help for Veterans". Using Appropriate Vocabulary and Strong Verbs
"My Awesome Job at the Pharmacy". Choosing and Appropriate Conclusion and Title
Writing an Essay
From Paragraph to Essay
The Parts of the Essay
Narrowing the Topic to a Tentative Thesis Statement
Thesis or Thesis Statement Focus
Turning a Discussion Question into a
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