9781413029307

The Writer’s Response A Reading-Based Approach To Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413029307

  • ISBN10:

    1413029302

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/25/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing-unity, coherence, and support-but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice-and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say.

Table of Contents

The Reading-Writing Conversation
Writing with a Central Idea
Reading for the Central Idea
Supporting the Central Idea
Unity and Coherence Unity
Writing About Reading
Summarizing and Responding to Reading
Evaluating Reading Selections
Synthesizing Ideas from Reading Selections
Arguing from Several Reading Selections
Editing Skills
Some Basic Editing Terms
Sentence Fragments
Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Consistency in Verb Tense and Verb Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Case
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Comma Usage
Semicolons and Colons
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Titles, Capitalization, and Numbers
Clear and Concise Sentences
Additional Readings for Writing
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