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For the past twenty years, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE has served the needs of half a million two-year and four-year students as they have worked their way toward rewarding careers in many fields. John Scarry and Sandra Scarry present writing instruction in a clear and manageable form, with step-by-step explanations to help build and maintain students' confidence in their writing. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student is unique, with different backgrounds and interests that must be accounted for as they engage in the writing process. In addition, this new edition offers instructors the opportunity to customize their own version of the book by including or excluding any sections that they do or do not teach in their course-making this a text that reflects not only the students' needs and experiences, but their instructor's as well.
Table of Contents
|An Invitation To Writing|
|Gathering Ideas for Writing|
|Recognizing the Elements of Good Writing|
|Creating Effective Sentences|
|Finding Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences|
|Making Subjects and Verbs Agree|
|Understanding Fragments and Phrases|
|Combining Sentences Using Three Options for Coordination|
|Combining Sentences Using Subordination|
|Correcting Fragments and Run-Ons|
|Choosing Correct Pronouns|
|Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure|
|Practicing Irregular Verbs|
|Mastering Verb Tenses|
|Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation|
|Understanding the Power Of Words|
|Choosing Words that Work|
|Paying Attention to Look-Alikes and Sound-Alikes|
|Creating Effective Paragraphs|
|Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas|
|Working with Paragraphs: Supporting Details|
|Developing Paragraphs: Illustration|
|Developing Paragraphs: Narration|
|Developing Paragraphs: Description|
|Developing Paragraphs: Process Analysis|
|Developing Paragraphs: Comparison/Contrast|
|Developing Paragraphs: Cause and Effect|
|Developing Paragraphs: Definition and Classification|
|Structuring The College Essay|
|Moving from the Paragraph to the Essay|
|Following the Progress of a Student Essay|
|Writing an Essay Using Examples, Illustrations, or Anecdotes|
|*Professional Essay: "Darkness at Noon" by Harold Krents|
|Writing an Essay Using Narration|
|*Professional Essay: "Salvation" by Langston Hughes|
|Writing an Essay Using Process Analysis|
|Professional Essay: "How to Ace a Job Interview" by Richard Koonce|
|Writing an Essay Using Comparison/Contrast|
|*Professional Essay: "The Ugly Truth About Beauty" by Dave Barry|
|Writing an Essay Using Persuasion|
|*Professional Essay: "It's Time We Helped Patients Die" by Dr|
|Professional Essay: "Censorship or Common Sense?" by Roxana Robinson|
|Other College Writing: The Research Paper and the Essay Exam|
|Further Readings For The College Writer|
|Strategies for the Active Reader|
|Summer Reading, Michael Dorris|
|My Daughter Smokes, Alice Walker|
|The Paterson Public Library, Judith Ortiz-Cofer|
|A Day at the Theme Park, W. Bruce Cameron|
|Unforgettable Miss Bessie, Carl T. Rowan|
|My Heroes, Elizabeth Berg|
|America's Gambling Craze, James Popkin with Katia Hetter|
|On Writing, Stephen King|
|How to Mark a Book, Mortimer Adler|
|Neat People vs. Sloppy People, Suzanne Britt|
|Dream Houses, Tenaya Darlington|
|Why Marriages Fail, Anne Roiphe|
|Requiem for the Champ, June Jordan|
|I'm a Banana and Proud of It, Wayson Choy|
|The Ways of Meeting Opression, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr|
|The Changing American Family, Alvin and Heidi Toffler|
|No Comprendo, Barbara Mujica|
|Why Don't These Women Just Leave? Elaine Weiss|
|Should Women Go into Combat? Catherine L. Aspy|
|Where Have All the Fathers Gone? Chicago Tribune Editorial|
|Reference Guide for the ESOL Student|
|Parts of Speech|
|Answer Key to Practices and Selected Exercises|
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