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Writer's World, The: Paragraphs and Essays,9780131409460

Writer's World, The: Paragraphs and Essays

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Summary

With a contemporary, open design, over 60 images and additional tables, charts, and graphs,The Writerrs"s Worldsupportsvisual learnerslike no other text. Many chapter-opening photos are linked to concepts to help students retain key information. The Visualizing Writing CD-Rom, included in every copy ofThe Writerrs"s World,features 55 audio and animated "mini-lectures" on key writing and grammar topics. These mini-lectures help engage visual and audio learners by providing pertinent information in additional format.

Table of Contents

Preface x
PART The Writing Process
2(50)
Exploring
3(13)
The Paragraph and the Essay
3(1)
What Is Exploring?
4(1)
Topic
5(1)
Audience
5(2)
Purpose
7(2)
Exploring Strategies
9(4)
Journal and Portfolio Writing
13(3)
Developing
16(22)
What Is Developing?
16(2)
Narrow the Topic
18(1)
The Topic Sentence
19(5)
The Supporting Ideas
24(7)
The Paragraph Plan
31(4)
The First Draft
35(3)
Revising and Editing
38(14)
What Is Revising and Editing?
38(1)
Revise for Unity
39(1)
Revise for Adequate Support
40(3)
Revise for Coherence
43(2)
Revise for Style
45(2)
Edit for Errors
47(2)
Write the Final Draft
49(3)
PART Paragraph Patterns
52(116)
Illustration
53(11)
Explore Topics
53(1)
What Is Illustration?
54(1)
The Illustration Paragraph
54(3)
The Topic Sentence
57(1)
The Supporting Ideas
57(1)
The Paragraph Plan
58(1)
The First Draft
59(1)
Revise and Edit an Illustration Paragraph
60(4)
Narration
64(12)
Explore Topics
64(1)
What Is Narration?
65(1)
The Narrative Paragraph
65(3)
The Topic Sentence
68(2)
The Supporting Ideas
70(1)
The Paragraph Plan
71(1)
The First Draft
72(1)
Revise and Edit a Narrative Paragraph
72(4)
Description
76(12)
Explore Topics
76(1)
What Is Description?
77(1)
The Descriptive Paragraph
77(3)
The Topic Sentence
80(1)
The Supporting Ideas
81(1)
The Paragraph Plan
82(1)
The First Draft
83(1)
Revise and Edit a Descriptive Paragraph
84(4)
Process
88(12)
Explore Topics
88(1)
What Is a Process?
89(1)
The Process Paragraph
89(3)
The Topic Sentence
92(1)
The Supporting Ideas
93(1)
The Paragraph Plan
94(1)
The First Draft
95(1)
Revise and Edit a Process Paragraph
96(4)
Definition
100(13)
Explore Topics
100(1)
What Is Definition?
101(1)
The Definition Paragraph
101(2)
The Topic Sentence
103(3)
The Supporting Ideas
106(1)
The Paragraph Plan
107(1)
The First Draft
108(1)
Revise and Edit a Definition Paragraph
109(4)
Classification
113(13)
Explore Topics
113(1)
What Is Classification?
114(1)
The Classification Paragraph
114(5)
The Topic Sentence
119(1)
The Supporting Ideas
120(1)
The Paragraph Plan
120(1)
The First Draft
121(1)
Revise and Edit a Classification Paragraph
121(5)
Comparison and Contrast
126(14)
Explore Topics
126(1)
What Is Comparison and Contrast?
127(1)
The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph
127(5)
The Topic Sentence
132(2)
The Supporting Ideas
134(1)
The Paragraph Plan
134(1)
The First Draft
135(1)
Revise and Edit a Comparison and Contrast Paragraph
136(4)
Cause and Effect
140(13)
Explore Topics
140(1)
What Is Cause and Effect?
141(1)
The Cause and Effect Paragraph
141(3)
The Topic Sentence
144(2)
The Supporting Ideas
146(1)
The Paragraph Plan
147(1)
The First Draft
148(1)
Revise and Edit a Cause and Effect Paragraph
149(4)
Argument
153(15)
Explore Topics
153(1)
What Is Argument?
154(1)
The Argument Paragraph
155(2)
The Topic Sentence
157(1)
The Supporting Ideas
158(4)
The Paragraph Plan
162(1)
The First Draft
163(1)
Revise and Edit an Argument Paragraph
164(4)
PART The Essay
168(84)
Writing the Essay
169(24)
Explore Topics
169(2)
The Thesis Statement
171(3)
The Supporting Ideas
174(4)
The Essay Plan
178(3)
The Introduction
181(4)
The Conclusion
185(1)
The First Draft
186(1)
Revising and Editing the Essay
187(2)
The Essay Title
189(2)
The Final Draft
191(2)
Essay Patterns
193(44)
The Illustration Essay
194(4)
The Narrative Essay
198(5)
The Descriptive Essay
203(5)
The Process Essay
208(5)
The Definition Essay
213(4)
The Classification Essay
217(5)
The Comparison and Contrast Essay
222(5)
The Cause and Effect Essay
227(4)
The Argument Essay
231(6)
Enhancing Your Writing with Research
237(15)
What Is Research?
237(1)
Research for Academic Writing
237(1)
Evaluate Sources
238(2)
Add a Paraphrase, Summary, or Quotation
240(6)
Cite Sources
246(6)
PART The Editing Handbook
252(2)
Grammar Section 1: Effective Sentences
254(52)
Simple Sentences
254(12)
Identify Subjects
254(3)
Identify Prepositional Phrases
257(2)
Identify Verbs
259(2)
Helping Verbs
261(5)
Compound Sentences
266(12)
Compare Simple and Compound Sentences
266(1)
Combine Sentences Using Coordinating Conjunctions
267(3)
Combine Sentences Using Semicolons
270(2)
Combine Sentences Using Transitional Expressions
272(6)
Complex Sentences
278(13)
What Is a Complex Sentence?
278(1)
Use Subordinating Conjunctions
279(6)
Use Relative Pronouns
285(2)
Use Embedded Questions
287(4)
Sentence Variety
291(15)
What Is Sentence Variety?
291(1)
Combine Sentences
292(1)
Include a Question, a Quotation, or an Exclamation
293(1)
Vary the Opening Words
294(2)
Combine Sentences with a Present Participle
296(2)
Combine Sentences with a Past Participle
298(2)
Combine Sentences with an Appositive
300(6)
Grammar Section 2: Common Sentence Errors
306(24)
Fragments and Run-Ons
306(14)
Fragments
306(6)
Run-Ons
312(8)
Faulty Parallel Structure
320(10)
What Is Parallel Structure?
320(2)
Identify Faulty Parallel Structure
322(8)
Grammar Section 3: Problems with Verbs
330(38)
Present and Past Tenses
330(15)
What Is Verb Tense?
330(1)
The Simple Present Tense
331(4)
The Simple Past Tense
335(6)
Avoid Double Negatives
341(4)
Past Participles
345(13)
Past Participles
345(3)
The Present Perfect Tense: have/has + Past Participle
348(2)
The Past Perfect Tense: had + Past Participle
350(1)
The Passive Voice: be + Past Participle
351(7)
Other Verb Forms
358(10)
Problems with Progressive Forms (-ing) Verbs
358(2)
Nonstandard Forms: gonna, gotta, wanna
360(2)
Problems with Conditional Forms
362(1)
Nonstandard Forms: would of, could of, should of
363(5)
Grammar Section 4: Verb Agreement and Consistency
368(21)
Subject-Verb Agreement
368(15)
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
368(5)
More Than One Subject
373(1)
Special Subject Forms
374(3)
Verb Before the Subject
377(1)
Interrupting Words and Phrases
378(5)
Tense Consistency
383(6)
Consistent Verb Tense
383(6)
Grammar Section 5: More Parts of Speech
389(36)
Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions
389(16)
Singular and Plural Nouns
389(5)
Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns
394(2)
Determiners
396(3)
Prepositions
399(6)
Pronouns
405(20)
Pronoun Case
405(6)
Relative Pronouns (who, whom, which, that, whose)
411(1)
Reflexive Pronouns (-self/-selves)
412(2)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
414(1)
Indefinite Pronouns
415(4)
Vague Pronouns
419(1)
Pronoun Shifts
420(5)
Grammar Section 6: Modifiers
425(25)
Adjectives and Adverbs
425(14)
Adjectives
425(3)
Adverbs
428(4)
Comparative and Superlative Forms
432(7)
Mistakes with Modifiers
439(11)
Misplaced Modifiers
439(4)
Dangling Modifiers
443(7)
Grammar Section 7: Word Use and Spelling
450(27)
Exact Language
450(9)
Use Specific and Detailed Vocabulary
450(3)
Avoid Wordiness and Redundancy
453(1)
Avoid Cliches
454(1)
Standard English vs. Slang
455(4)
Spelling and Commonly Confused Words
459(18)
Spelling Rules
459(7)
120 Commonly Misspelled Words
466(3)
Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Words
469(8)
Grammar Section 8: Punctuation and Mechanics
477(35)
Commas
477(13)
What Is a Comma?
477(1)
Commas in a Series
478(1)
Commas After Introductory Words or Phrases
479(1)
Commas Around Interrupting Words and Phrases
480(2)
Commas in Compound Sentences
482(1)
Commas in Complex Sentences
483(1)
Commas in Business Letters
484(6)
The Apostrophe, Quotation Marks, and Titles
490(13)
The Apostrophe
490(5)
Quotation Marks
495(3)
Punctuation of Titles
498(5)
Capitalization and Other Punctuation Marks
503(9)
Capitalization
503(3)
Other Punctuation Marks
506(6)
Grammar Section 9: Editing
512(12)
Editing Paragraphs and Essays
512(12)
PART Reading Strategies and Selections
524(89)
From Reading to Writing
525(88)
Reading Strategies
525(5)
Reading Selections
530(63)
Reading 1: ``Aunt Tee,''
530(3)
Maya Angelou
Reading 2: ``Dealing with People,''
533(3)
Greg McGrew
Reading 3: ``How to Get All-Day Energy,''
536(2)
Maria Noel Mandile
Reading 4: ``When the Legal Thing Isn't the Right Thing,''
538(3)
Deborah Mead
Reading 5: ``My Head Rolled in Syria,''
541(4)
Josh Freed
Reading 6: ``Enough Is Enough,''
545(3)
Judy Sheindlin
Josh Getlin
Reading 7: ``Growing Up in Cyberspace,''
548(4)
Brent Staples
Reading 8: ``Nothing But Net,''
552(2)
Scott Bekker
Reading 9: ``Fads,''
554(3)
David A. Locher
Reading 10: ``The Never-Ending Question: Who Am I?''
557(3)
Raul A. Reyes
Reading 11: ``Dancing with Fear,''
560(2)
Bebe Moore Campbell
Reading 12: ``Interview with Jimmy Baca,''
562(3)
Elizabeth Farnsworth
Reading 13: ``It's Class, Stupid!''
565(3)
Richard Rodriguez
Reading 14: ``The Case for Affirmative Action: An Open Letter to Five Justices,''
568(4)
Dave Malcolm
Reading 15: ``Body Over Mind,''
572(3)
Mitch Albom
Reading 16: ``Dying to Be Bigger,''
575(5)
Reading 17: ``Bound Feet,''
580(3)
Jung Chang
Reading 18: ``The Old-Time Pueblo World,''
583(3)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Reading 19: ``The Diagnosis,''
586(3)
Richard Selzer
Reading 20: ``Religious Faith Versus Spirituality,''
589(4)
Neil Bissoondath
Appendices
Appendix 1: Grammar Glossary
593(2)
Appendix 2: Irregular Verbs
595(2)
Appendix 3: A Quick Guide to Verb Tenses
597(1)
Appendix 4: Combining Ideas in Sentences
598(1)
Appendix 5: Punctuation and Mechanics
599(3)
Appendix 6: Writing Paragraphs and Essays in Exams
602(6)
Appendix 7: Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary Logs
608(5)
Credits 613(2)
Index 615


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