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Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings,9780134348872

Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings

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9780134348872

ISBN10:
0134348877
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Pub. Date:
4/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings is a skills-based writing text that takes students through the steps of the writing process so that they can create solid paragraphs and good essays.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
About The Authors xvi
PART I Preparing to Write 1(2)
Myths About Writing
3(10)
Myths About Writing
3(4)
Standard English
7(6)
Unit Talking Assignment
11(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
11(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
12(1)
Purpose and Audience
13(12)
Purpose
13(6)
Audience
19(6)
Unit Talking Assignment
23(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
23(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
23(2)
Gathering Ideas
25(12)
Talking Writing
25(2)
Freewriting
27(1)
Brainstorming
28(2)
Clustering
30(2)
Journal Writing
32(5)
Unit Talking Assignment
35(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
35(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
35(2)
PART II Writing Good Paragraphs 37(34)
The Topic Sentence of a Paragraph
39(10)
Talking and the Paragraph
41(1)
The Topic Sentence
41(8)
Unit Talking Assignment
47(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
47(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
48(1)
Adding Details
49(10)
Supporing Details
49(10)
Unit Talking Assignment
56(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
56(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
57(2)
Sticking to the Point and Linking Sentences
59(12)
Stick to the Point
59(2)
Prove the Point; Don't Merely Repeat it
61(1)
Link the Sentences
62(9)
Unit Talking Assignment
68(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
69(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
70(1)
PART III Paragraph Strategies 71(114)
Narrating
73(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
73(2)
How Can I Do It?
75(5)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
80(7)
Unit Talking Assignment
85(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
85(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
86(1)
Describing
87(10)
What Am I Trying to Do?
87(1)
How Can I Do It?
88(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
95(2)
Unit Talking Assignment
95(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
96(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
96(1)
Illustrating
97(12)
What Am I Trying to Do?
97(2)
How Can I Do It?
99(5)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
104(5)
Unit Talking Assignment
106(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
106(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
107(2)
Explaining a Process
109(12)
What Am I Trying to Do?
109(3)
How Can I Do It?
112(3)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
115(6)
Unit Talking Assignment
118(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
119(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
119(2)
Defining a Term
121(18)
What Am I Trying to Do?
121(2)
How Can I Do It?
123(9)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
132(7)
Unit Talking Assignment
137(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
137(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
137(2)
Classifying
139(12)
What Am I Trying to Do?
139(1)
How Can I Do It?
140(7)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
147(4)
Unit Talking Assignment
150(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
150(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
150(1)
Comparing and Contrasting
151(14)
What Am I Trying to Do?
151(1)
How Can I Do It?
152(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
162(3)
Unit Talking Assignment
164(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
164(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
164(1)
Arguing
165(20)
What Am I Trying to Do?
165(2)
How Can I Do It?
167(10)
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
177(8)
Unit Talking Assignment
183(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
184(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
184(1)
PART IV Writing Good Essays 185(62)
What Is an Essay?
187(16)
The Introduction
187(3)
The Body
190(3)
The Conclusion
193(1)
The Whole Essay
194(5)
The Title
199(4)
Unit Talking Assignment
200(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
201(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
201(2)
The Thesis Statement
203(12)
The Too-narrow Thesis Statement
204(2)
The Too-broad Thesis Statement
206(1)
The Uncommitted Thesis Statement
207(2)
The Unclear Thesis Statement
209(2)
The Good Thesis Statement
211(4)
Unit Talking Assignment
213(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
213(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
214(1)
Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End
215(18)
The Introduction
215(6)
The Body
221(5)
The Conclusion
226(2)
The Whole Essay
228(5)
Unit Talking Assignment
231(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
231(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
232(1)
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
233(14)
Revising
233(5)
Editing
238(2)
Proofreading
240(1)
Student Essay in Progress
241(6)
Unit Talking Assignment
245(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
245(1)
Photo Writing Assignment
245(2)
PART V Sentence Basics 247(22)
The Sentence
249(12)
Subject and Verb
249(1)
Prepositional Phrases
250(2)
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
252(1)
Helping Verbs
253(2)
Verbals
255(3)
Compound Subjects and Verbs
258(3)
Unit Test
259(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
259(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
260(1)
Building Sentences
261(8)
Dependent and Independent Clauses
261(2)
Three Basic Sentence Types
263(3)
Sentence Variety
266(3)
Unit Test
267(1)
Unit Talking Assignment
268(1)
Unit Writing Assignment
268(1)
PART VI The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors 269(148)
Sentence Fragments
271(10)
Fragments Caused by a Missing Subject
271(1)
Fragments Due to -ing Words
272(1)
Fragments Due to ``To'' Clauses
273(2)
Fragments Due to Dependent Words
275(2)
Fragments Due to Added Details
277(4)
Unit Test
278(3)
Run-on Sentences
281(6)
Correcting Run-on Sentences
282(5)
Unit Test
285(2)
Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement
287(12)
Do, Don't, Was, and Wasn't
288(1)
Each, Every, Either/or, and Neither/Nor
289(1)
Phrases Between a Subject and Its Verb
290(1)
Sentences Beginning with There/Here
291(1)
Questions
292(1)
Compound Subjects Joined by And, Or, Either/Or, or Neither/Nor
293(2)
The Indefinite Pronouns Each, Everyone, Anybody, Somebody, and Nobody
295(1)
Who, Which, and That
295(4)
Unit Test
296(3)
Incorrect Verb Forms
299(12)
Omitting the Helping Verb in a Past Participle
300(1)
Irregular Verbs
301(5)
Problem Verbs
306(2)
Lie/Lay, Sit/Set, Rise/Raise: Does It Really Matter?
308(3)
Unit Test
308(3)
Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have
311(12)
Present Tense Endings
311(2)
Past Tense Endings
313(1)
Problems with -ing Verbs
314(2)
Difficult Verbs
316(7)
Unit Test
321(2)
Passive Voice
323(4)
Unit Test
325(2)
Shift in Tense
327(4)
Unit Test
329(2)
Shifting Point of View
331(4)
Unit Test
333(2)
Unclear or Missing Referent
335(6)
Unclear Referents
335(2)
Missing Referents
337(4)
Unit Test
339(2)
Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism in Writing
341(6)
Sexism in Writing
343(4)
Unit Test
345(2)
Trouble with Comparisons and Superlatives
347(8)
Comparisons
348(2)
Superlatives
350(5)
Unit Test
352(3)
Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers
355(6)
Dangling Modifiers
355(2)
Misplaced Modifiers
357(4)
Unit Test
360(1)
Omitted Commas, Part I
361(4)
The Comma (,)
361(4)
Unit Test
363(2)
Omitted Commas, Part II
365(6)
Unit Test
369(2)
Apostrophe Problems
371(6)
Unit Test
375(2)
Trouble with Quotation Marks
377(6)
Unit Test
381(2)
Incorrect Capitalization, Part I
383(8)
Unit Test
388(3)
Incorrect Capitalization, Part II
391(8)
Unit Test
398(1)
Misspelled Words, Part I
399(10)
Tips for Improving Your Spelling
399(1)
Rules for Spelling
399(10)
Unit Test
408(1)
Misspelled Words, Part II
409(8)
Homophones and Frequently Confused Words
409(4)
Commonly Misspelled Words
413(4)
Unit Test
415(2)
PART VII Readings 417(68)
Help for Your Reading
419(3)
Narrating
422(8)
For Better or Worse
422(4)
Robert Fulghum
Daddy Tucked the Blanket
426(4)
Randall Williams
Describing
430(11)
My Grandmother, the Bag Lady
430(4)
Patsy Neal
Black Cadillac
434(3)
Bart Edelman
A Gloomy Waitress
437(4)
John Steinbeck
Illustrating
441(9)
So Who Makes Up All Those Signs That Tell Us What We Mustn't Do?
441(4)
Bailey White
Long Live High School Rebels
445(5)
Thomas French
Explaining a Process
450(6)
How I Was Bathed
450(3)
Michael Ondaatje
Words for the New Year
453(3)
Ann Landers
Defining
456(6)
A Jerk Can't See Himself as Others Do
456(3)
Sydney J. Harris
Both or ``Other''? It's Not as Clear as Black and White
459(3)
Pamela Swanigan
Classifying
462(6)
Wait Divisions
462(3)
Tom Bodett
The Plot Against the People
465(3)
Russell Baker
Comparing and Contrasting
468(9)
Sadie and Maud
468(3)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Doctor-as-God Is Dead or Dying
471(3)
Ellen Goodman
They Stole Our Childhood
474(3)
Lee Goldberg
Arguing
477(8)
Tune In to TV, Tune Out to Language
477(3)
Jack Smith
Beware the Professional Worriers
480(5)
P.J. O'Rourke
Credits 485(2)
Index 487


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