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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780131523685

ISBN10:
0131523686
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Writing Talk addresses students' diverse learning styles by providing the most varied practice exercises. Each student learns differently. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall created a writing series to help instructors reach more students. Writing Talk reaches more students by providing the most varied practice exercises of any writing text. Every unit contains Practice Exercises, Unit Tests, Unit Talk-Write Exercises, Unit Collaborative Assignments, Unit Writing Assignments, and Photo Writing Assignments. These diverse exercises will help students of all types, including visual, audio, and collaborative learners learn and retain the material.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix
Preface xi
PART 1 PREPARING TO WRITE
1(66)
The ESL Student and the Native Speaker
1(18)
Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student
2(9)
A General Note to Both the Native Speaker and ESL Student
11(8)
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
29(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
30(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
32(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
32(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
33(2)
Purpose and Audience
35(16)
Purpose
35(6)
Audience
41(10)
Unit Test
45(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
46(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
47(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
48(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
48(1)
Computer 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
62(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
63(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
65(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
65(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
66(1)
PART 2 WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS
67(48)
The Paragraph and the Topic Sentence
67(16)
Talking and the Paragraph
69(1)
The Topic Sentence
69(14)
Unit Test
78(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
80(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
81(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
81(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
82(1)
Adding Details
83(16)
Supporting Details
84(15)
Unit Test
93(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
94(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
95(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
96(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
97(2)
Sticking to the Point, Proving the Point, and Linking Sentences
99(16)
Stick to the Point
99(2)
Prove the Point, Don't Merely Repeat It
101(2)
Link the Sentences
103(12)
Unit Test
109(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
110(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
111(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
112(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
113(2)
PART 3 PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES
115(170)
Narrating
115(20)
What Am I Trying to Do?
116(1)
How Can I Do It?
117(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
124(11)
Unit Test
130(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
131(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
133(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
133(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
134(1)
Describing
135(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
135(1)
How Can I Do It?
136(8)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
144(7)
Unit Test
146(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
148(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
149(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
149(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
150(1)
Illustrating
151(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
152(2)
How Can I Do It?
154(8)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
162(7)
Unit Test
164(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
165(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
167(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
167(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
168(1)
Explaining a Process
169(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
170(2)
How Can I Do It?
172(6)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
178(9)
Unit Test
181(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
182(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
183(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
184(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
185(2)
Defining a Term
187(22)
What Am I Trying to Do?
188(2)
How Can I Do It?
190(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
200(9)
Unit Test
204(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
205(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
206(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
207(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
207(2)
Classifying
209(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
209(2)
How Can I Do It?
211(8)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
219(8)
Unit Test
222(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
224(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
225(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
225(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
226(1)
Comparing and Contrasting
227(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
228(1)
How Can I Do It?
229(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
239(6)
Unit Test
240(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
241(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
242(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
242(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
243(2)
Cause and Effect
245(16)
What Am I Trying to Do?
247(2)
How Can I Do It?
249(5)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
254(7)
Unit Test
257(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
257(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
259(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
259(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
260(1)
Arguing
261(24)
What Am I Trying to Do?
262(1)
How Can I Do It?
263(12)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
275(10)
Unit Test
280(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
282(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
283(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
283(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
284(1)
PART 4 WRITING GOOD ESSAYS
285(68)
Moving from Paragraphs to Essays
285(16)
Moving from Paragraphs to an Essay
285(4)
Tips for Writing Essays
289(4)
Model Essay
293(8)
Unit Test
295(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
297(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
299(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
300(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
300(1)
The Thesis Statement
301(16)
Common Faults of the Thesis Statement
303(8)
The Good Thesis Statement
311(6)
Unit Test
313(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
314(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
314(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
315(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
315(2)
Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End
317(18)
The Introduction
317(6)
The Conclusion
323(2)
The Whole Essay
325(2)
The Title
327(8)
Unit Test
329(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
330(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
332(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
332(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
333(2)
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
335(18)
Revising
336(5)
Editing
341(3)
Proofreading
344(1)
Student Essay in Progress
344(9)
Unit Test
348(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
349(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
350(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
351(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
351(2)
PART 5 SENTENCE BASICS
353(34)
The Sentence
353(18)
Subject and Verb
353(2)
Prepositional Phrases
355(3)
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
358(2)
Helping Verbs
360(1)
Verbals
361(4)
Compound Subjects and Verbs
365(6)
Unit Test
366(1)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
367(2)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
369(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
369(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
370(1)
Building Sentences
371(16)
Dependent and Independent Clauses
371(2)
Three Basic Sentence Types
373(6)
The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation
379(1)
Sentence Variety
380(7)
Unit Test
381(2)
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
383(1)
Unit Collaborative Assignment
384(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
384(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
385(2)
PART 6 THE 20 MOST COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS
387(154)
Error No. 1 Sentence Fragments
389(8)
Error No. 2 Run-On Sentences
397(6)
Error No. 3 Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement
403(10)
Error No. 4 Incorrect Verb Forms
413(12)
Error No. 5 Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have
425(12)
Error No. 6 Passive Voice
437(6)
Error No. 7 Shift in Tense
443(6)
Error No. 8 Shift in Point of View
449(4)
Error No. 9 Unclear or Missing Referent
453(8)
Error No. 10 Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism
461(8)
Error No. 11 Trouble with Using Adverbs and Adjectives in Comparisons and Superlatives
469(8)
Error No. 12 Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers
477(6)
Error No. 13 Omitted Commas, Part I
483(4)
Error No. 14 Omitted Commas, Part II
487(6)
Error No. 15 Apostrophe Problems
493(6)
Error No. 16 Trouble with Quotation Marks
499(6)
Error No. 17 Incorrect Capitalization, Part I
505(8)
Error No. 18 Incorrect Capitalization, Part II
513(8)
Error No. 19 Misspelled Words, Part I
521(12)
Error No. 20 Misspelled Words, Part II
533(8)
PART 7 READINGS
541(76)
Help for Your Reading
543(3)
Narrating
546(9)
Daddy Tucked the Blanket
546(4)
Randall Williams
The Circuit
550(5)
Francisco Jiminez
Describing
555(11)
My Grandmother, the Bag Lady
555(4)
Patsy Neal
Black Cadillac
559(3)
Bart Edelman
A View from Mount Ritter
562(4)
Joseph T. O'Connor
Illustrating
566(9)
So Who Makes Up All Those Signs that Tell Us What We Mustn't Do?
566(4)
Bailey White
Long Live High School Rebels
570(5)
Thomas French
Explaining a Process
575
How I Was Bathed
575(3)
Michael Ondaatje
Research Can Beat Making a Frustrating Call to Tech Support
578
Bill Husted
Defining
571(17)
Bullying Broadly Defined
581(4)
John Leo
``Both'' or ``Other''? It's Not as Clear as Black and White
585(3)
Pamela Swanigan
Classifying
588(6)
Wait Divisions
588(3)
Tom Bodett
The Plot Against People
591(3)
Russell Baker
Comparing and Contrasting
594(6)
Doctor-as-God Is Dead, or Dying
594(3)
Ellen Goodman
They Stole Our Childhood
597(3)
Lee Goldberg
Cause and Effect
600(8)
Who Killed Benny Paret?
600(4)
Norman Cousins
Papa, The Teacher
604(4)
Leo Buscaglia
Arguing
608(9)
Cure me If You Can
608(5)
Michael Kingsley
If I Were a Carpenter
613(4)
John Balzar
Credits 617(2)
Index 619


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