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Writing Paragraphs and Essays : Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills

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Summary

This workbook's systematic integration of reading and grammar together with basic writing instruction sets WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS apart.

Table of Contents

List of Readings Organized by Writing Skill
xii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xxi
Introduction to Writing 1(1)
About Writing
2(1)
Ways to Help Yourself Become a Better Writer
2(1)
Being Willing to Take a Risk
2(1)
Being Receptive
2(1)
Being Yourself
2(1)
Benefits of Becoming a Better Writer
3(1)
The Writing Process
3(1)
Prewriting
4(7)
Talking
4(2)
Freewriting
6(2)
Brainstorming
8(2)
Journal Writing
10(1)
Reading
10(1)
Searching the Internet
11(1)
Organizing
11(2)
Clustering
11(2)
Outlining
13(1)
Drafting
13(1)
Revising
14(2)
First Revision
14(1)
Second Revision
15(1)
Third Revision
15(1)
Editing
16(1)
Working in Small Groups
17(2)
Collaborative Learning
18(1)
Peer Review
18(1)
Revising with a New Perspective
18(1)
Using Computers
19(1)
Putting It All Together
20(3)
Collaborative Activity
20(1)
Internet Activities
20(3)
Unit 1: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs 23(64)
Writing Skills: Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
24(24)
The Topic Sentence
24(7)
Parts of a Topic Sentence
24(4)
Distinguishing Topic Sentences from Simple Facts
28(3)
The Paragraph
31(17)
Parts of a Paragraph
31(1)
The Paragraph Writing Process
31(5)
Elements of a Strong Paragraph
36(11)
Collaborative Activity
47(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
48(3)
Reading: Childhood
48(1)
Dr. Linda Coble
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Childhood
49(1)
Writing Assignment
49(1)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
50(1)
Paragraphs for Discussion and Analysis
51(5)
Student Writing
Summer at Aunt Clara and Uncle Frank's Farm
51(1)
Phyllis J. Hilding
Playhouse Under the Orange Tree
52(1)
Peggy Scarbrough
Concentration Camp
52(1)
Jan-Georg Roesch
Fort Leonard Wood
53(1)
Terry M. Donaldson
Munich
53(1)
John Schulz
Professional Writing
An Eyewitness Account of the San Francisco Earthquake, excerpt from article
54(1)
Jack London
Martin Luther King, excerpt from book
54(1)
Rae Bains
Making a World of Difference, excerpt from article in Experienced Engineer
55(1)
Birds of an Old Farm, excerpt from article
55(1)
Edwin Way Teale
Grammar for Effective Writing: Basic Sentence Skills
56(26)
Parts of Speech
57(4)
Nouns
57(1)
Pronouns
58(1)
Verbs
59(1)
Adjectives
59(1)
Adverbs
60(1)
Prepositions
60(1)
Conjunctions
60(1)
Interjections
61(1)
Finding Prepositional Phrases
61(4)
Finding Subjects and Verbs
65(4)
Subjects
65(2)
Verbs
67(2)
Recognizing Sentence-Structure Errors
69(2)
Sentence Fragments
69(1)
Comma Splices
70(1)
Run-On Sentences
70(1)
Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
71(3)
Forming Plural Nouns
71(1)
Forming Plural Verbs
71(3)
Recognizing Singular and Plural Pronouns
74(5)
Maintaining Consistent Verb Tense
79(3)
Putting It All Together
82(5)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
82(1)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
83(1)
Writing Assignment
83(1)
Working in a Group
83(1)
Working Individually
83(1)
Peer Review
84(1)
Final Checklist
84(1)
Internet Activities
84(3)
Unit 2: Being a Sensitive Writer 87(40)
Writing Skills: Interaction of Topic, Purpose, Audience, and Voice
88(14)
Topic and Purpose Influence Voice
91(1)
Purpose and Audience Influence Voice
91(1)
Word Choice Alters Voice
92(9)
Collaborative Activity
101(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
102(3)
Reading: Space to Sing
102(1)
Dean K. Terasaki
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
103(1)
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Prejudice
104(1)
Writing Assignment
104(1)
Peer Review
105(1)
Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis
105(6)
Student Writing
The Nursing Home
105(1)
Steve Bostrom
Subways
106(1)
Muriel Gray
Growing Up Chicana
107(1)
Eva Montoya
Professional Writing
Dear Dad, excerpt from book
108(1)
Louie Anderson
Getting Off the Roller Coaster
109(2)
Jerry L. Palmer
Grammar for Effective Writing: Consistent Point of View
111(9)
Determining Point of View
112(1)
Maintaining Consistent Point of View
113(2)
Revising Inconsistent Point of View
115(5)
Consistent 3rd Person Point of View
116(1)
Consistent 1st Person Point of View
117(1)
Consistent 2nd Person Point of View
117(3)
Putting It All Together
120(7)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
120(1)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
121(2)
Writing Assignment
121(1)
Working in a Group
122(1)
Working Individually
122(1)
Final Checklist
123(1)
Internet Activities
123(4)
Unit 3: Organizing Ideas and Writing Them Clearly 127(56)
Writing Skills: The Thesis Sentence
128(18)
Thesis Sentence That States the Direction
128(1)
Thesis Sentence That States the Direction and Previews Main Points
129(1)
Coordinate and Subordinate Ideas in Thesis Sentences
129(5)
Overlapping Coordinate Ideas
134(1)
Parallel Grammatical Form in Thesis Sentences
135(4)
Generating a Thesis Sentence
139(5)
State your topic
139(1)
Brainstorm to find a direction
139(1)
Find a direction
139(1)
Brainstorm with direction
139(1)
Cluster entries that fit together
139(1)
Formulate the thesis sentence
139(5)
Arranging the Order of Divisions or Subtopics
144(2)
Collaborative Activity
146(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
146(6)
Readings: Drawing the Lines
146(1)
Liz Hufford
Your College Years
147(3)
Dr. Bob Hartman
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
150(2)
Quotations: Additional ideas on Independence
150(1)
Writing Assignment
151(1)
Working Individually
151(1)
Peer Review
152(1)
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
152(6)
Student Writing
Respect
152(1)
Phyllis J. Hilding
Being a Student
153(1)
Young Mi Dauer
Golf
154(2)
Kathy Bagby
Professional Writing
Building a Better Home, excerpt from article
156(2)
John K. Terres
Grammar for Effective Writing: Eliminating Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices
158(17)
Fragments
158(8)
Fragments That Contain No Subject
158(1)
Fragments That Have No Verb
159(1)
Fragments with Verb Forms That Cannot Be the Main Verb
160(4)
Fragments That Have Both a Subject and a Verb but Are Preceded by a Subordinator
164(2)
Run-On Sentences
166(1)
Ways to Revise Run-On Sentences
167(4)
Add a period at the end of each complete thought
167(1)
Use a comma and a coordinate conjunction
168(1)
Use a semicolon
169(1)
Use a semicolon, a conjunctive adverb, and a comma
170(1)
Use a subordinator
171(1)
Comma Splices
171(1)
Ways to Revise Comma Splices
172(3)
Use a comma and a coordinate conjunction
172(1)
Use a semicolon
172(1)
Use a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb
172(1)
Use a subordinator that logically links the two sentences
172(3)
Putting It All Together
175(8)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
175(2)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
177(3)
Working in a Group
177(2)
Writing Assignment/Working in a Group
179(1)
Working Individually
180(1)
Final Checklist
180(1)
Internet Activities
181(2)
Unit 4: Writing with More Depth and Variety 183(50)
Writing Skills: Writing with Examples
184(21)
The Purpose of Examples
184(1)
Sources of Examples
185(3)
Personal Experiences
185(1)
Observations of Other People
186(1)
Short Stories, Novels, Television, or Movies
186(1)
Facts, Statistics, or Reports from Authoritative Sources
187(1)
Generating Examples Through Freewriting and Brainstorming
188(5)
Freewriting for Examples
188(1)
Brainstorming for Examples
189(1)
How Finding Examples Fits into the Writing Process
189(4)
Extended Examples and Shorter, Interrelated Examples
193(12)
Extended Examples
193(2)
Shorter, Detailed, Interrelated Examples
195(2)
Stressing Relevance in Short, Interrelated Examples
197(2)
Deciding How Many Short Examples to Use
199(6)
Collaborative Activity
205(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
205(4)
Reading: Would You Know a Computer If You Met One?
205(3)
Alicia Ottenberg
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
208(1)
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Technology and Quality of Life
208(1)
Writing Assignment
208(1)
Working Individually
209(1)
Peer Review
209(1)
Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis
209(10)
Student Writing
Legacy
209(1)
Renee Robbe
A Surprising Experience
210(2)
Mauro Guzman
What Have You Done to Help Someone?
212(1)
Gudrun Waltraud Lorke
Responsibility
213(1)
Charles Marchbanks
Professional Writing
Wandering Through Winter, excerpt from book
214(1)
Edwin Way Teale
Overheard on a Train Trip Through England, excerpt from book
215(1)
Paul Theroux
Courtship Through the Ages, exerpt from book
216(3)
James Thurber
Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety--Forming and Punctuating Compound Sentences
219(8)
Sentence Variety--Forming and Punctuating Compound Sentences
219(8)
Using a Comma and a Coordinate Conjunction
219(2)
Using a Conjunctive Adverb
221(2)
Using a Semicolon
223(4)
Putting It All Together
227(6)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
227(2)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
229(2)
Writing Assignment/Working in a Group
229(1)
Working Individually to Write an Essay
230(1)
Peer Review
230(1)
Final Checklist
231(1)
Internet Activities
231(2)
Unit 5: Reaching an Audience by Creating Interest 233(56)
Writing Skills: Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
234(23)
The Purpose of Introductory Paragraphs
234(1)
Developing Introductory Paragraphs
234(1)
Composing the Thesis Sentence
235(1)
Developing the Hook
235(9)
Using Personal Examples
235(2)
Using Quotations
237(2)
Using Facts or Statistics
239(2)
Using Rhetorical Questions
241(1)
Using Current Events
242(1)
Using Contrast to the Thesis Sentence
243(1)
Creating a Transition to the Thesis Sentence
244(5)
The Purpose of Concluding Paragraphs
249(1)
Recognizing Weak Conclusions
250(2)
Recognizing and Writing Strong Conclusions
252(4)
Collaborative Activity
256(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
257(5)
Reading: Women in Science and Engineering
257(2)
Shyrl Emhoff
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
259(3)
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Personal Challenges
259(1)
Writing Assignment/Working with a Partner
260(1)
Working on Your Own
261(1)
Peer Review
261(1)
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
262(7)
Student Writing
Dancer
262(1)
Nancy Chandler
Qualities I Appreciate About My Dad
263(2)
Agustin Rojas
A Good Manager
265(1)
Marlene Reed
The Right Thing to Do
266(1)
Jeff Collins
Living in Another Country
267(2)
Alberto Montano Hernandez
Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety--Using Complex Sentences
269(12)
Independent and Dependent Clauses
269(12)
Using Subordinators to Form Complex Sentences
270(6)
Putting the Dependent Clause First
276(1)
Putting the Dependent Clause Last
277(1)
Choosing Who or Whom
278(3)
Putting It All Together
281(8)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
281(3)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
284(1)
Writing Assignment/Working in a Group
284(1)
Working Individually
284(1)
Final Checklist
285(1)
Internet Activities
285(4)
Unit 6: Making Ideas Flow Clearly 289(48)
Writing Skills: Coherence
290(9)
Creating Coherence Within Paragraphs
290(5)
Repeating Key Words
291(1)
Using Time Words and Transitional Words
292(1)
Using Pronouns and Words That Point Out
293(2)
Creating Coherence Between Paragraphs
295(4)
Collaborative Activity
299(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
299(4)
Reading: Harley a Bad Word to Say
299(2)
Patrick Haas
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
301(2)
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Kindness and Gratitude
301(1)
Writing Assignment
302(1)
Working Together
302(1)
Working Individually
302(1)
Peer Review
303(1)
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
303(7)
Student Writing
Home: Just How Safe Is It?
303(2)
Cynthia L. Vinzant
Education
305(1)
Jan-Georg Roesch
Never Again Homeless
306(1)
Kimberly Adair
Professional Writing
The Strategy of Futureness, excerpt from book
307(3)
Alvin Toffler
Mechanics for Effective Writing: Reviewing Punctuation
310(17)
Using Commas
310(9)
Items in a Series
311(2)
Introductory Expressions
313(1)
Commas for Clarity
314(1)
Identifying and Nonidentifying Expressions
315(1)
Interrupters
315(1)
Misunderstandings
315(2)
Addresses and Dates
317(1)
Direct Address
318(1)
Using Quotation Marks
319(1)
Other Punctuation with Quotation Marks
319(1)
Quotations Within Quotations
320(1)
Words or Phrases That Require Special Attention
320(1)
Titles Contained Within Larger Works
320(1)
Using Apostrophes
320(1)
Possessive Nouns
320(1)
Possessive Pronouns
321(1)
Contractions
321(1)
Using Underlining
321(1)
Using Parentheses
322(1)
Punctuating Sentences
323(4)
Simple Sentences
323(1)
Compound Sentences
324(1)
Compound-Complex Sentences
324(3)
Putting It All Together
327(10)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
327(3)
Collaborative Activity: Memory Made Manageable
330(3)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
333(1)
Writing Assignment/Working Individually
333(1)
Peer Review
333(1)
Final Checklist
334(1)
Internet Activities
334(3)
Unit 7: Composing with Effective Alternate Patterns 337(62)
Writing Skills: Methods of Development
338(26)
Illustration
339(3)
Writing Assignment
342(1)
Comparison/Contrast
342(8)
Writing Assignment
350(1)
Classification
350(2)
Writing Assignment
352(1)
Definition
352(2)
Writing Assignment
354(1)
Cause/Effect Analysis
354(3)
Writing Assignment
356(1)
Process Analysis
357(3)
Writing Assignment
359(1)
Argumentation
360(4)
Writing Assignment
363(1)
Collaborative Activity
364(1)
Writing Assignment
364(1)
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
364(6)
Reading: Did You Do Your Best?
364(6)
James W. Reed
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
368(1)
Quotations: Additional Ideas on Success and and the Future
368(1)
Writing Assignment/Working in a Group
368(1)
Working Individually
369(1)
Peer Review
369(1)
Paragraphs for Discussion and Analysis
370(15)
Student Writing
Illustration--Heroes--``Sung'' and ``Unsung''
370(1)
Lorena Acosta
Comparison/Contrast--The Baptism in Blood and the Beach Party
371(3)
Lonnie B. Noah III
Classification--Which One Are You?
374(1)
Kristi Von Aspen
Definition--Wealth
375(1)
Andrea Gonzales
Winter
375(1)
Joan Papke
A Run
376(1)
Tim Darcy
Cause and Effect Analysis--Parenting: Singular
377(2)
Jenefer Radas
Process Analysis--Reducing Fear of a Hospital Stay for a Child
379(2)
Eric Beach
Argumentation--Steroids and Bodybuilders
381(1)
Samuel David
Professional Writing
Blend of Patterns--The Mutt Who Saved Mr. Lambert
382(3)
William Thomas
Mechanics for Effective Writing: Capitalization
385(5)
Capitalizing First Words
385(1)
Capitalizing Names
385(2)
Capitalizing Places, Events, Brand Names, and Dates
387(1)
More Capitalization Rules
388(2)
Putting It All Together
390(9)
Cumulative Unit Exercise
390(2)
Collaborative Writing Project: Working and Learning Together
392(2)
Writing Assignment
393(1)
Peer Review
394(1)
Final Checklist
394(1)
Internet Activities
394(5)
Appendix A Confusing Words 399(16)
Appendix B Keeping a Journal 415(2)
Appendix C Irregular Verbs 417(2)
Appendix D Spelling 419(1)
Appendix E Using Documented Support 419(6)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Items in Exercises (Including Appendixes A and D) 425(44)
Credits 469(2)
Index 471


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