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Writer's World, The: Essays, 2009 MLA Update Edition,9780205735587

Writer's World, The: Essays, 2009 MLA Update Edition

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1/1/2010
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Summary

Whether your students enroll in the course with varying skill levels, whether they are native or nonnative speakers of English, or whether they learn better through the use of visuals,The Writerrs"s Worldcan help students with varying needs come together and excel at becoming stronger, more consistent, and more creative writers. This ground breaking developmental writing series was written and designed from the ground up to address the greatest teaching challenges and the diverse needs of todayrs"s students.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Writing Process
Exploring
Visualizing the Paragraph and the Essay
Key Steps in Exploring
Topic
Audience
Purpose
Exploring Strategies
Journal and Portfolio Writing
Developing the Main Idea
Key Steps in Developing the Main Idea
Writing a Thesis Statement
Developing the Supporting Ideas
Developing the Essay Plan
Key Steps in Developing the Essay Plan
Organizing Supporting Ideas
Developing an Essay Plan
Developing the First Draft
Key Steps in Developing the First Draft
Writing an Introduction
Writing Complete Body Paragraphs
Writing a Conclusion
Choosing an Essay Title
Writing the First Draft
Revising and Editing
Key Steps in Revising and Editing
Revising For Unity
Revising for Adequate Support
Revising for Coherence
Revising for Style
Editing for Errors
Writing the Final Draft
Essay Patterns
Illustration
What is Illustration?
The Illustration Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit an Illustration Essay
A Professional Essay: "Little Brother is Watching"
Narration
What is Narration?
The Narrative Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Narrative Essay
A Professional Essay: "Out of Sight"
Description
What is Description?
The Descriptive Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Descriptive Essay
A Professional Essay: "Living Among the Bees" vLucie L. Snodgrass
Process
What is a Process?
The Process Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Process Essay
A Professional Essay: "Do You Have What It Takes to Be Happy?"
What is Definition?
The Definition Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Definition Essay
A Professional Essay: "On Genius"
Classification
What is Classification?
The Classification Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Classification Essay
A Professional Essay: "Types of Correctional Officers"
Comparison and Contrast
What is Comparison and Contrast?
The Comparison and Contrast Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Comparison and Contrast Essay
A Professional Essay: "The Dating World"
Cause and Effect
What is Cause and Effect?
The Cause and Effect Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit a Cause and Effect Essay
A Professional Essay: "Friendless in North America"
Argument
What is Argument?
The Argument Essay
Explore Topics
The Thesis Statement
The Supporting Ideas
The Essay Plan
The First Draft
Revise and Edit an Argument Essay
A Professional Essay: "Keep Your Roses"
More College and Workplace Writing
Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Integrating Borrowed Information
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
The Research Essay
Planning a Research Paper
Gathering Information
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes
Organizing Your First Draft
Incorporating Visuals
Citing Sources
Using MLA Style
Sample Research Essay
Using APA Style
The Résumé and Letter Application
Preparing a Résumé
Writing a Letter of Application
Responding to Film and Literature
Responding to Film and Literature
Structuring Your Written Response
Becoming a Successful Student
Preparing for Exams
Writing Essay Exams
The Editing Handbook
Effective Sentences  
Section Theme
Conflict
Identify Subjects and Verbs
Identifying Subjects
Identifying Verbs
Sentence Combining
Understanding Key Words
Making Compound Sentences
Making Complex Sentences
Sentence Variety
What is Sentence Variety?
Varying the Opening Words
Combine Sentences with an Appositive
Combining Sentences with Relative Clauses
Writing Embedded Questions
Common Sentence Errors  
Section Theme
Urban Development
Fragments
What Are Fragments?
Phrase Fragments
Fragments with -ing and to
Explanatory Fragments
Dependent-Clause Fragments
Run-Ons
What Are Run-Ons?
Correcting Run-Ons
Faulty Parallel Structure
What is Parallel Structure?
Correcting Faulty Parallel Structure
Mistakes With Modifiers
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Section 3
Section Theme
International Trade
Subject-Verb Agreement
Basic Subject -Verb Agreement Rules
More Than One Subject
Special Subject Forms
Verb Before the Subject
Interrupting Words and Phrases
Verb Tenses
What is Verb Tense?
Past and Present Tenses
Past Participles
Present Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Tense
Passive Voice
Progressive Forms
Problems with Verbs
Verb Consistency
Avoiding Double Negatives
Non-Standard Forms -
Gonna, Gotta, Wanna
Problems in Conditional Forms
Non-Standard Forms - Would of, Could of, Should of Recognizing Gerunds and Inifinitives
More Parts of Speech  
Section Theme
Forces Of Nature
Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions
Count Nouns and Non-Count Nouns
Determiners
Prepositions
Pronouns
Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
Indefinite Pronouns
Vague Pronouns
Pronoun Shifts
Pronoun Case
Relative Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Comparative and Superlative Forms
Section 5
Section Theme
Plants And Insects
Exact Language
Use Specific and Detailed Vocabulary
Avoiding Wordiness and Redundancy
Avoiding Clichés
Using Standard English
Spelling and Commonly Confused Words
Spelling Rules
120 Commonly Misspelled Words
Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Words
Punctuation and Mechanics  
Section Theme
Human Development
Commas
What is a Comma?
Commas in a Series
Commas after Introductory Words or Phrases
Commas around Interrupting Words and Phrases
Commas in Compound Sentences
Commas in Complex Sentences
Apostrophes
What is an Apostrophe?
Apostrophes in Contractions
Apostrophes to Show Ownership
Apostrophes in Expressions of Time
Quotation Marks, Capitalization, and Titles
Quotation marks
Using Quotations in Research Essays
Capitalization
Titles
Numbers and Additional Punctuation
Numbers
Additional Punctuation
Editing
Editing Practice
Reading Strategies and Selections
From Reading to Writing
Reading Strategies
Reading Selections
Conflict
"The CSI Effect"
"Types of Rioters"
"Naming Good Path Elk"
Urban Development
"My African Childhood"
"Living Environments"
International Trade
"I, Telemarketer"
"The Rich Resonance of Small Talk"
"Google's China Web"
Forces Of Nature
"Weird Weather"
"The Rules of Survival"
"Into Thin Air"
"Monsoon Time"
Plants And Insects
Songs of Insects"
Nature Returns to the Cities"
Human Development
"Raunch Culture"
"Twixters"
"The Untranslatable Word 'Macho;"
"Medicating Ourselves"
The Basic Parts of a Sentence
Irregular Verb List
Verb Tenses
Combining Ideas in Sentences
Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary Logs
Credits
Index
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