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Writer's World, The: Sentences and Paragraphs (Book Alone),9780131830417

Writer's World, The: Sentences and Paragraphs (Book Alone)

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0131830414
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Summary

The Writerrs"s Worldaddresses the diverseneedsof your students by meeting the needs of nonnative English speakers, visual learners and students with varying skill levels! What are the diverseneedsof your students? Do you have students with varying skill levels? Do you have nonnative English speakers in your courses? How many of your students are visual learners? Lynne Gaetz and Suneeti Phadke put their classroom teaching experience to use by writingThe Writerrs"s World for you and your students. 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 viii
PART The Writing Process
2(104)
Exploring
3(9)
What is Exploring?
3(1)
Topic
4(1)
Audience
4(1)
Purpose
5(1)
Exploring Strategies
5(5)
Journal and Portfolio Writing
10(2)
Developing
12(20)
What is Developing?
12(2)
Narrow the Topic
14(1)
The Topic Sentence
15(5)
The Supporting Ideas
20(8)
The Paragraph Plan
28(1)
The First Draft
29(3)
Revising and Editing
32(11)
What is Revising and Editing?
32(1)
Revise for Unity
33(1)
Revise for Adequate Support
34(2)
Revise for Coherence
36(2)
Revise for Style
38(1)
Edit for Errors
38(3)
The Final Draft
41(2)
Paragraph Patterns
43(46)
What Are Paragraph Patterns?
43(1)
The Illustration Paragraph
44(5)
The Narrative Paragraph
49(5)
The Descriptive Paragraph
54(6)
The Process Paragraph
60(5)
The Definition Paragraph
65(5)
The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph
70(5)
The Cause and Effect Paragraph
75(6)
The Argument Paragraph
81(8)
Writing the Essay
89(17)
Exploring the Essay
89(3)
Explore Topics
92(1)
The Thesis Statement
93(3)
The Supporting ideas
96(1)
The Essay Plan
97(1)
The Introduction
98(2)
The Conclusion
100(2)
The First Draft
102(1)
Revising and Editing the Essay
102(1)
The Final Draft
103(3)
PART The Editing Handbook
106(2)
Grammar Section 1: Some Parts of Speech
108(39)
Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions
108(19)
Nouns
109(5)
Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns
114(2)
Determiners
116(4)
Prepositions
120(7)
Pronouns
127(20)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
128(2)
Indefinite Pronouns
130(2)
Vague Pronouns
132(1)
Pronoun Shifts
133(1)
Pronoun Case
134(2)
Problems with Possessive Pronouns
136(4)
Relative Pronouns
140(2)
Reflexive Pronouns (-self, -selves)
142(5)
Grammar Section 2: Problems with Verbs
147(77)
Subjects and Verbs
147(12)
Identifying Subjects
148(3)
Identifying Prepositional Phrases
151(2)
Identifying Verbs
153(6)
Present and Past Tenses
159(19)
Understanding Verb Tense
160(1)
The Simple Present Tense
160(6)
The Simple Past Tense
166(8)
Avoiding Double Negatives
174(4)
Past Participles
178(19)
Past Participles
179(4)
The Present Perfect Tense: Have/Has & Past Participle
183(4)
The Past Perfect Tense: Had & Past Participle
187(3)
The Past Participle as an Adjective
190(1)
The Passive Voice: Be & Past Participle
190(7)
Progressive Tenses
197(11)
Understanding Progressive Tenses
198(1)
Present Progressive
198(2)
Past Progressive
200(2)
Using Complete Verbs
202(1)
Other Progressive Forms
203(5)
Other Verb Forms
208(16)
Modals
209(4)
Nonstandard Forms: Gonna, Gotta, Wanna
213(1)
Conditional Forms
214(4)
Gerunds and Infinitives
218(6)
Grammar Section 3: Verb Agreement and Consistency
224(24)
Subject-Verb Agreement
224(16)
Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
225(4)
Verb Before the Subject
229(2)
More Than One Subject
231(1)
Special Subject Forms
231(3)
Interrupting Words and Phrases
234(6)
Tense Consistency
240(8)
Consistent Verb Tense
241(7)
Grammar Section 4: Effective Sentences
248(40)
Sentence Combining 1
248(13)
Comparing Simple and Compound Sentences
249(1)
Combining Sentences Using Coordinating Conjunctions
249(4)
Combining Sentences Using Semicolons
253(2)
Combining Sentences Using Transitional Expressions
255(6)
Sentence Combining 2
261(14)
Understanding Complex Sentences
262(1)
Using Subordinating Conjunctions
262(5)
Using Relative Pronouns
267(3)
Combining Questions
270(5)
Sentence Variety and Exact Language
275(13)
Achieving Sentence Variety
276(3)
Using Specific Vocabulary
279(2)
Avoiding Cliches
281(2)
Slang versus Standard English
283(5)
Grammar Section 5: Common Sentence Errors
288(28)
Fragments
288(10)
Understanding Fragments
289(1)
Phrase Fragments
289(1)
Explanatory Fragments
290(2)
Dependent-Clause Fragments
292(6)
Run-Ons
298(7)
Understanding Run-Ons
299(6)
Faulty Parallel Structure
305(11)
Identifying Parallel Structure
306(1)
Correcting Faulty Parallel Structure
307(9)
Grammar Section 6: Modifiers
316(28)
Adjectives and Adverbs
316(17)
Adjectives
317(4)
Adverbs
321(4)
Comparative and Superlative Forms
325(8)
Mistakes with Modifiers
333(11)
Misplaced Modifiers
334(4)
Dangling Modifiers
338(6)
Grammar Section 7: Word Use and Spelling
344(25)
Spelling
344(15)
Improving Your Spelling
345(1)
Writing ie or ei
345(2)
Adding Prefixes and Suffixes
347(5)
Writing Two-Part Words
352(1)
Commonly Misspelled Words
353(6)
Commonly Confused Words
359(10)
Commonly Confused Words
360(9)
Grammar Section 8: Punctuation and Mechanics
369(37)
Commas
369(14)
Understanding Commas
370(1)
Commas in a Series
370(1)
Commas After Introductory Words and Phrases
371(1)
Commas Around Interrupting Words and Phrases
371(3)
Commas in Compound Sentences
374(1)
Commas in Complex Sentences
375(3)
Commas in Business Letters
378(5)
The Apostrophe
383(11)
Understanding Apostrophes
384(1)
Using Apostrophes in Contractions
384(3)
Using Apostrophes to Show Ownership
387(2)
Using Apostrophes in Expressions of Time
389(5)
Quotation Marks and Capitalization
394(12)
Direct and Indirect Quotations
395(1)
Quotation Marks
395(5)
Capitalization
400(2)
Titles
402(4)
Grammar Section 9: Editing
406(10)
Editing Practice
406(10)
PART Reading Strategies and Selections
416(57)
Reading Strategies and Selections
417(56)
Reading Strategies
417(4)
Reading Selections
421(41)
Reading 1: ``Fish Cheeks''
421(2)
Amy Tan
Reading 2: ``The Hijab''
423(2)
Naheed Mustafa
Reading 3: ``A Conversation with John E. Smelcer''
425(3)
Dale E. Seeds
Reading 4: ``The Point Is?''
428(2)
John G. Tufts
Reading 5: ``Sports and Life: Lessons to Be Learned''
430(3)
Jeff Kemp
Reading 6: ``Birth''
433(2)
Maya Angelou
Reading 7: ``For Marriage''
435(1)
Kirsteen Macleod
Reading 8: ``Against Marriage''
436(2)
Winston Murray
Reading 9: ``The Appalling Truth''
438(4)
Dorothy Nixon
Reading 10: ``The New Addiction''
442(2)
Josh Freed
Reading 11: ``The Culture War''
444(3)
Linda Chavez
Reading 12: ``Going Thin in Fiji''
447(2)
Ellen Goodman
Reading 13: ``What It Feels Like to Walk on the Moon''
449(3)
Buzz Aldrin
Reading 14: ``The Zoo Life''
452(2)
Yann Martel
Reading 15: ``Political Activism''
454(3)
Craig Stern
Reading 16: ``How to Handle Conflict''
457(2)
P. Gregory Smith
Reading 17: ``The Rewards of `Dirty Work'''
459(3)
Linda L. Lindsey
Stephen Beach
Appendices
Appendix 1: Grammar Glossary
462(2)
Appendix 2: Verb Tenses
464(1)
Appendix 3: Combining Ideas in Sentences
465(1)
Appendix 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
466(3)
Appendix 5: Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary Logs
469(4)
Credits 473(2)
Index 475


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