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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings,9780130978868

Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings

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0130978868
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Developmental Writing at the paragraph, or paragraph to short essay level. This innovative, confidence-building text/workbook is based on the assumption that students can use their verbal and oral skills to develop better writing skills. It presents writing not as a totally new discipline, but merely as a more logical and formal application of an expertise students already havetalking. A multitude of exercises, assignments, and writing suggestions give students the practice to develop their writing, editing, and revising skills while building an understanding of basic grammar.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vii
Preface ix
PART 1 PREPARING TO WRITE 1(66)
The ESL Student and the Native Speaker
1(18)
Differences Between a Native and an ESL Speaker
2(17)
Unit Test
11(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
12(3)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
15(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
16(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
17(2)
Myths About Writing
19(16)
Myths About Writing
19(7)
Standard English
26(9)
Unit Test
30(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
31(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
32(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
33(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
34(1)
Purpose and Audience
35(16)
Purpose
35(7)
Audience
42(9)
Unit Test
46(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
46(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
48(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
48(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
49(2)
Gathering Ideas
51(16)
Talking Writing
52(1)
Freewriting
53(2)
Brainstorming
55(3)
Clustering
58(2)
Journal Writing
60(7)
Unit Test
63(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
63(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
65(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
66(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
66(1)
PART 2 WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS 67(44)
The Topic Sentence of a Paragraph
67(14)
Talking and the Paragraph
69(1)
The Topic Sentence
70(11)
Unit Test
75(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
77(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
79(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
79(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
80(1)
Adding Details
81(14)
Supporting Details
82(13)
Unit Test
90(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
90(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
92(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
92(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
93(2)
Sticking to the Point and Linking Sentences
95(16)
Stick to the Point
96(3)
Link the Sentences
99(12)
Unit Test
105(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
106(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
107(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
108(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
109(2)
PART 3 PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES 111(148)
Narrating
111(20)
What Am I Trying to Do?
112(1)
How Can I Do It?
113(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
120(11)
Unit Test
126(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
128(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
129(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
130(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
130(1)
Describing
131(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
131(1)
How Can I Do It?
132(8)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
140(7)
Unit Test
142(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
144(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
145(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
145(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
146(1)
Illustrating
147(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
148(2)
How Can I Do It?
150(5)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
155(6)
Unit Test
157(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
158(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
159(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
160(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
160(1)
Explaining a Process
161(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
162(2)
How Can I Do It?
164(6)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
170(9)
Unit Test
173(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
174(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
175(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
176(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
177(2)
Defining a Term
179(22)
What Am I Trying to Do?
180(2)
How Can I Do It?
182(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
192(9)
Unit Test
196(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
198(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
199(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
199(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
200(1)
Classifying
201(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
201(2)
How Can I Do It?
203(8)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
211(8)
Unit Test
214(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
216(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
217(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
217(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
218(1)
Comparing and Contrasting
219(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
220(1)
How Can I Do It?
221(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
231(4)
Unit Test
232(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
232(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
234(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
234(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
234(1)
Arguing
235(24)
What Am I Trying to Do?
236(1)
How Can I Do It?
237(11)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
248(11)
Unit Test
255(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
256(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
257(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
258(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
258(1)
PART 4 WRITING GOOD ESSAYS 259(78)
What Is an Essay?
259(22)
The Introduction
260(2)
The Body
262(4)
The Conclusion
266(2)
The Whole Essay
268(4)
The Title
272(9)
Unit Test
274(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
275(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
277(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
278(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
279(2)
The Thesis Statement
281(16)
Common Faults of the Thesis Statement
283(8)
The Good Thesis Statement
291(6)
Unit Test
293(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
294(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
295(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
295(1)
Photo Writing Assignmentœ
296(1)
Organizing your Essay, from Beginning to End
297(22)
The Introduction
297(6)
The Body
303(5)
The Conclusion
308(2)
The Whole Essay
310(9)
Unit Test
313(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
315(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
316(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
317(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
317(2)
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
319(18)
Revising
320(5)
Editing
325(2)
Proofreading
327(1)
Student Essay in Progress
328(9)
Unit Test
332(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
332(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
334(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
334(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
335(2)
PART 5 SENTENCE BASICS 337(34)
The Sentence
337(18)
Subject and Verb
337(2)
Prepositional Phrases
339(3)
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
342(2)
Helping Verbs
344(1)
Verbals
345(1)
Participles
346(1)
Infinitives
347(2)
Compound Subjects and Verbs
349(6)
Unit Test
350(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
351(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
353(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
354(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
354(1)
Building Sentences
355(16)
Dependent and Independent Clauses
355(3)
Three Basic Sentence Types
358(5)
The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation
363(1)
Sentence Variety
364(7)
Unit Test
366(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
367(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
368(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
368(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
369(2)
PART 6 THE 20 MOST COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS 371(160)
Error No. 1 Sentence Fragments
373(10)
Error No. 2 Run-On Sentences
383(6)
Error No. 3 Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement
389(12)
Error No. 4 Incorrect Verb Forms
401(12)
Error No. 5 Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have
413(12)
Error No. 6 Passive Voice
425(6)
Error No. 7 Shift in Tense
431(6)
Error No. 8 Shift in Point of View
437(6)
Error No. 9 Unclear or Missing Referent
443(8)
Error No. 10 Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism
451(8)
Error No. 11 Trouble with Comparisons and Superlatives
459(8)
Error No. 12 Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers
467(6)
Error No. 13 Omitted Commas, Part 1
473(4)
Error No. 14 Omitted Commas, Part 2
477(6)
Error No. 15 Apostrophe Problems
483(6)
Error No. 16 Trouble with Quotation Marks
489(6)
Error No. 17 Incorrect Capitalization, Part 1
495(8)
Error No. 18 Incorrect Capitalization, Part 2
503(8)
Error No. 19 Misspelled Words, Part 1
511(12)
Error No. 20 Misspelled Words, Part 2
523(8)
PART 7 READINGS 531(2)
Help for your Reading 533(3)
Narrating 536(9)
Daddy Tucked the Blanket
536(4)
Randall Williams
The Circuit
540(5)
Francisco Jiminez
Describing 545(11)
My Grandmother, the Bag Lady
545(4)
Patsy Neal
Black Cadillac
549(3)
Bart Edelman
A View from Mount Ritter
552(4)
Joseph T. O'Connor
Illustrating 556(9)
So Who Makes Up All Those Signs that Tell Us What We Mustn't Do?
556(4)
Bailey White
Long Live High School Rebels
560(5)
Thomas French
Explaining a Process 565(6)
How I Was Bathed
565(3)
Michael Ondaatje
Research Can Beat Making a Frustrating Call to Tech Support
568(3)
Bill Husted
Defining 571(7)
Bullying Broadly Defined
571(4)
John Leo
``Both'' or ``Other''? It's Not as Clear as Black and White
575(3)
Pamela Swanigan
Classifying 578(6)
Wait Divisions
578(3)
Tom Bodett
The Plot Against People
581(3)
Russell Baker
Comparing and Contrasting 584(6)
Doctor-as-God Is Dead, or Dying
584(3)
Ellen Goodman
They Stole Our Childhood
587(3)
Lee Goldberg
Arguing 590(7)
Tune In to TV, Tune Out to Language
590(3)
Jack Smith
If I Were a Carpenter
593(4)
John Balzar
Credits 597(2)
Index 599


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