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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings with NEW MyWritingLab Access Code Card

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Summary

For Developmental writing courses There are many different ways in which developing writers learn. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall have created a writing series that takes into account many of the known difficulties that developing writing students have with English language skills and strategies. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings, 5/e 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-visual, auditory, and collaborative learners-learn and retain the material. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings with NEW MyWritingLab Access Code Card, 5/e Package consists of: 0135008778 / 9780135008775Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings 0205869203 / 9780205869206 NEW MyWritingLab Generic -- Valuepack Access Card

Table of Contents

* Every Unit ends with Unit Test, Unit Talk-Write Assignment, Unit Collaborative Assignment, Unit Writing Assignment, & Photo Writing Assignment for this reason it is only listed once in Unit 1

 

UNIT 1: The ESL Student and the Native Speaker           

Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student       

A General Note to Both the Native Speaker and ESL Student  

  • Unit Test         
  • Unit Talk-Write Assignment     
  • Unit Collaborative Assignment
  • Unit Writing Assignment           
  • Photo Writing Assignment          

UNIT 2: Myths About Writing         

Myths About Writing   

Standard English          

           

UNIT 3: Purpose and Audience       

Purpose           

Audience         

Computer Writing Assignment

           

UNIT 4: Gathering Ideas     

Talking Writing            

Freewriting      

Brainstorming  

Clustering        

Journal Writing            

 

 

           

PART 2: SENTENCE BASICS          

Unit 5  The Sentence            

Subject and Verb        

Prepositional Phrases   

Action Verbs and Linking Verbs          

Helping Verbs

Verbals           

Compound Subjects and Verbs           

           

Unit 6:  Building Sentences  

Dependent and Independent Clauses    

Three Basic Sentence Types    

The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation   

Sentence Variety         

           

Unit 7: The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors      

Error No. 1 Sentence Fragments          

Error No. 2 Run-On Sentences            

Error No. 3 Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement

Error No. 4 Incorrect Verb Forms       

Error No. 5 Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have       

Error No. 6 Passive Voice       

Error No. 7 Shift in Tense        

Error No. 8 Shift in Point of View        

Error No. 9 Unclear or Missing Referent          

Error No. 10 Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism

Error No. 11 Trouble with Using Adverbs and Adjectives in Comparisons and Superlatives      

Error No. 12 Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers

Error No. 13 Omitted Commas, Part I

Error No. 14 Omitted Commas, Part II            

Error No. 15 Apostrophe Problems     

Error No. 16 Trouble with Quotation Marks    

Error No. 17 Incorrect Capitalization, Part I     

Error No. 18 Incorrect Capitalization, Part II   

Error No. 19 Misspelled Words, Part I            

Error No. 20 Misspelled Words, Part II

           

 

 

PART 3: WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS        

Unit 8: The Paragraph and the Topic Sentence      

Talking and the Paragraph        

The Topic Sentence     

           

Unit 9: Adding Details          

Supporting Details       

           

Unit 10: Sticking to the Point, Proving the Point, and Linking Sentences

Stick to the Point         

Prove the Point, Don’t Merely Repeat It          

Link the Sentences       

           

 

 

PART 4: PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES     

Unit 11: Narrating     

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 12: Describing   

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 13: Illustrating   

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 14: Explaining a Process          

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 1 5: Defining a Term     

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 16: Classifying  

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 17: Comparing and Contrasting           

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 18: Cause and Effect    

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

Unit 19: Arguing        

What Am I Trying to Do?        

How Can I Do It?       

What Do I Need to Look Out For?     

           

 

 

PART 5: WRITING GOOD ESSAYS         

Unit 20: Moving from Paragraphs to Essays          

Moving from Paragraphs to an Essay   

Tips for Writing Essays            

Model Essay   

           

Unit 21: The Thesis Statement        

Common Faults of the Thesis Statement           

The Good Thesis Statement     

           

Unit 22: Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End    

The Introduction          

The Conclusion            

The Whole Essay         

The Title          

           

Unit 23: Revising, Editing, and Proofreading          

Revising           

Editing

Proofreading    

Student Essay in Progress        

 

          

 

PART 6 : READINGS         

Help for Your Reading

Narrating       

*Santa With a Suntan: A Jamaican Christmas, Anthony C. Winkler

The Circuit, Francisco Jiminez  

Describing     

*A Different Sort of Time, Ian McDonald

*The Story of His Life , Bart Edelman  

Illustrating     

So Who Makes Up All Those Signs That Tell Us What We Mustn’t Do? Bailey White Long Live High School Rebels, Thomas French            

Explaining a Process

How I Was Bathed, Michael Ondaatje

*Foot Binding, Lisa See           

Defining

Bullying Broadly Defined, John Leo      

“Both” or “Other”? It’s Not as Clear as Black and White, Pamela Swanigan     

Classifying     

Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett     

The Plot Against People, Russell Baker            

Comparing and Contrasting

Doctor-as-God Is Dead, or Dying, Ellen Goodman      

They Stole Our Childhood, Lee Goldberg        

Cause and Effect       

*The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Papa, The Teacher, Leo Buscaglia       

Arguing          

Cure me If You Can, Michael Kingsley

If I Were a Carpenter, John Balzar



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