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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings,9780130996978

Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings

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9780130996978

ISBN10:
0130996971
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This innovative text/workbook is based on the assumption that native English speakers have a built-in "ear" for their languagei.e., can "hear" the patterns and rhythms that underlie speaking fluencyand that fluency in writing can be developed through applying this inner "ear" when working through an abundance and variety of special exercises.

Table of Contents

About the Authors xviii
Preface xix
PART I Preparing to Write 1(44)
Myths About Writing
3(14)
Myths About Writing
3(6)
Standard English
9(8)
Talk Write
13(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
14(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
14(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
15(2)
Purpose and Audience
17(14)
Purpose
17(7)
Audience
24(7)
Talk Write
27(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
28(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
29(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
29(2)
Gathering Ideas
31(14)
Talking Writing
31(2)
Freewriting
33(1)
Brainstorming
34(2)
Clustering
36(2)
Journal Writing
38(7)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
41(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
43(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
43(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
43(2)
PART II Writing Good Paragraphs 45(40)
The Topic Sentence of a Paragraph
47(12)
Talking and the Paragraph
49(1)
The Topic Sentence
49(10)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
55(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
56(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
57(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
57(2)
Adding Details
59(12)
Supporting Details
59(12)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
66(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
68(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
68(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
69(2)
Sticking to the Point and Linking Sentences
71(14)
Stick to the Point
71(2)
Prove the Point; Don't Merely Repeat It
73(2)
Link the Sentences
75(10)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
81(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
82(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
83(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
83(2)
PART III Paragraph Strategies 85(128)
Narrating
87(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
87(2)
How Can I Do It?
89(5)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
94(9)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
99(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
100(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
101(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
101(2)
Describing
103(12)
What Am I Trying to Do?
103(1)
How Can I Do It?
104(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
111(4)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
112(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
113(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
113(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
114(1)
Illustrating
115(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
115(2)
How Can I Do It?
117(6)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
123(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
125(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
126(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
126(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
127(2)
Explaining a Process
129(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
129(3)
How Can I Do It?
132(3)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
135(8)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
138(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
140(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
140(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
141(2)
Defining a Term
143(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
143(2)
How Can I Do It?
145(9)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
154(7)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
159(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
160(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
160(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
160(1)
Classifying
161(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
161(1)
How Can I Do It?
162(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
169(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
172(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
173(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
173(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
173(2)
Comparing and Contrasting
175(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
175(1)
How Can I Do It?
176(11)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
187(4)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
188(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
189(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
189(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
190(1)
Arguing
191(22)
What Am I Trying to Do?
191(2)
How Can I Do It?
193(11)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
204(9)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
210(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
211(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
211(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
212(1)
PART IV Writing Good Essays 213(70)
What Is an Essay?
215(18)
The Introduction
215(3)
The Body
218(3)
The Conclusion
221(2)
The Whole Essay
223(4)
The Title
227(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
228(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
230(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
231(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
231(2)
The Thesis Statement
233(14)
The Too-narrow Thesis Statement
234(2)
The Too-broad Thesis Statement
236(1)
The Uncommitted Thesis Statement
237(2)
The Unclear Thesis Statement
239(2)
The Good Thesis Statement
241(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
244(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
244(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
245(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
245(2)
Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End
247(20)
The Introduction
247(6)
The Body
253(5)
The Conclusion
258(3)
The Whole Essay
261(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
263(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
264(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
265(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
265(2)
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
267(16)
Revising
267(5)
Editing
272(4)
Proofreading
276(1)
Student Essay in Progress
276(7)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
280(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
281(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
282(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
282(1)
PART V Sentence Basics 283(32)
The Sentence
285(16)
Subject and Verb
285(2)
Prepositional Phrases
287(2)
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
289(2)
Helping Verbs
291(1)
Verbals
292(3)
Compound Subjects and Verbs
295(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
297(2)
Unit Test
299(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
299(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
300(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
300(1)
Building Sentences
301(14)
Dependent and Independent Clauses
301(2)
Three Basic Sentence Types
303(6)
Sentence Variety
309(6)
Unit Talk Write Assignment
310(1)
Unit Test
311(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
313(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
313(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
313(2)
PART VI The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors 315(152)
Sentence Fragments
317(10)
Fragments Caused by a Missing Subject
317(1)
Fragments Due to -ing Words
318(1)
Fragments Due to ``To'' Clauses
319(2)
Fragments Due to Dependent Words
321(2)
Fragments Due to Added Details
323(4)
Unit Test
325(2)
Run-on Sentences
327(6)
Correcting Run-on Sentences
328(5)
Unit Test
331(2)
Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement
333(12)
Do, Don't, Was, and Wasn't
334(1)
Each, Every, Either/Or, and Neither/Nor
335(1)
Phrases Between a Subject and Its Verb
336(1)
Sentences Beginning with There/Here
337(1)
Questions
338(1)
Compound Subjects Joined by And, Or, Either/Or, or Neither/Nor
339(2)
The Indefinite Pronouns Each, Everyone, Anybody, Somebody, and Nobody
341(1)
Who, Which, and That
341(4)
Unit Test
343(2)
Incorrect Verb Forms
345(12)
Omitting the Helping Verb in a Past Participle
346(1)
Irregular Verbs
347(5)
Problem Verbs
352(2)
Lie/Lay, Sit/Set, Rise/Raise: Does It Really Matter?
354(3)
Unit Test
355(2)
Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have
357(12)
Present Tense Endings
357(2)
Past Tense Endings
359(1)
Problems with -ing Verbs
360(2)
Difficult Verbs
362(7)
Unit Test
367(2)
Passive Voice
369(4)
Unit Test
372(1)
Shift in Tense
373(4)
Unit Test
376(1)
Shifting Point of View
377(4)
Unit Test
380(1)
Unclear or Missing Referent
381(6)
Unclear Referents
381(2)
Missing Referents
383(4)
Unit Test
386(1)
Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism
387(8)
Sexism in Writing
389(6)
Unit Test
393(2)
Trouble with Comparisons and Superlatives
395(8)
Comparisons
396(2)
Superlatives
398(5)
Unit Test
402(1)
Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers
403(6)
Dangling Modifiers
403(2)
Misplaced Modifiers
405(4)
Unit Test
408(1)
Omitted Commas, Part I
409(4)
The Comma (,)
409(4)
Unit Test
412(1)
Omitted Commas, Part II
413(6)
Unit Test
418(1)
Apostrophe Problems
419(6)
Unit Test
423(2)
Trouble with Quotation Marks
425(6)
Unit Test
429(2)
Incorrect Capitalization, Part I
431(8)
Unit Test
437(2)
Incorrect Capitalization, Part II
439(8)
Unit Test
445(2)
Misspelled Words, Part I
447(12)
Tips for Improving Your Spelling
447(1)
Rules for Spelling
447(12)
Unit Test
457(2)
Misspelled Words, Part II
459(8)
Homophones and Frequently Confused Words
459(4)
Commonly Misspelled Words
463(4)
Unit Test
465(2)
PART VII Readings 467(70)
Help for Your Reading
469(3)
Narrating
472(9)
Daddy Tucked the Blanket
472(4)
Randall Williams
The Circuit
476(5)
Francisco Jiminez
Describing
481(11)
My Grandmother, the Bag Lady
481(4)
Patsy Neal
Black Cadillac
485(3)
Bart Edelman
A View from Mount Ritter
488(4)
Joseph T. O'Connor
Illustrating
492(9)
So Who Makes Up All Those Signs That Tell Us What We Mustn't Do?
492(4)
Bailey White
Long Live High School Rebels
496(5)
Thomas French
Explaining a Process
501(7)
How I Was Bathed
501(3)
Michael Ondaatje
How to Ace a Job Interview
504(4)
Richard Koonce
Defining
508(7)
Cheating
508(4)
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
``Both'' or ``Other''? It's Not as Clear as Black and White
512(3)
Pamela Swanigan
Classifying
515(6)
Wait Divisions
515(3)
Tom Bodett
The Plot Against People
518(3)
Russell Baker
Comparing and Contrasting
521(9)
Sadie and Maud
521(3)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Doctor-as-God Is Dead, or Dying
524(3)
Ellen Goodman
They Stole Our Childhood
527(3)
Lee Goldberg
Arguing
530(7)
Tune In to TV, Tune Out to Language
530(3)
Jack Smith
`Retaining' School Children Indicates Educators' Failure
533(4)
Gerald W. Bracey
Credits 537(2)
Index 539


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