At a Glance: Paragraphs

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Fourth Edition of AT A GLANCE: PARAGRAPHS guides students through the process of prewriting, paragraph structure, and developing a paragraph in specific and combined rhetorical modes. This text features new readings, optional text-based writing instruction, a chapter on writing the short essay, a brief handbook, and an emphasis on critical thinking.

Table of Contents

From Reading to Writing Reading to Write
Written Responses to Reading
Writing About What You Read
Kinds of Support for Text-Based Writing Basic Documentation
Documentation in Action Essay and Applications
Student Essay: "Everyone Pays the Price,"
Guidelines at a Glance: From Reading to Writing
The Paragraph and Prewriting
The Paragraph Defined
A Sample Paragraph
The Writing Process Prewriting
Using the Blank Sheet of Opportunity
Writing the Topic Sentence
Writing the Outline Writer's Guidelines at a Glance
The Paragraph and Prewriting
Writing, Revising, and Editing the Paragraph
Writing Your First Draft
Revising Your Writing Adding
Editing to Your Revision Writer's
Guidelines at a Glance: Writing, Revising, and Editing
Narration: Moving Through Time
Writing Paragraphs of Narration
Practicing Patterns of Narration
Examining Paragraphs of Narration
Student Writers: "King of Klutziness,"
"Yearning for Love,"
Professional Writer: "Voice Like Twigs Underfoot,"
Kingston Topics for Paragraphs of Narration
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Narration
Description: Moving Through Space and Time Writing
Paragraphs of Description Practicing
Patterns of Description Examining
Paragraphs of Description Student
Writers: "My Burning Scarf,"
"The Drag,"
Professional Writer: "Blue Winds Dancing,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Description Writer's
Guidelines at a Glance: Description
Exemplification: Writing with Examples
Writing Paragraphs of Exemplification
Practicing Patterns of Exemplification
Examining Paragraphs of Exemplification
Student Writer: "Sweet and Sour Workplace,"
Professional Writers
"When Cupid Aims at the Workplace,"
"Dropping Way Out,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Exemplification
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification
Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts
Writing Paragraphs of Analysis by Division
Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division
Examining Paragraphs of Analysis by Division
Student Writer: "More Than Ordinary,"
Professional Writers: "Golden Oldies,"
"Who Are Our Heroes?"
Topics for Paragraphs of Analysis by Division
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division
Process Analysis: Writing About Doing
Writing Paragraphs of Process Analysis
Basic Forms Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis
Examining Paragraphs of Process Analysis
Student Writers: "Making Faces,"
"Peruvian New Year, Miami Style,"
Professional Writers: "The Birth of an Island,"
"How to Sharpen a Knife,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Process Analysis
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Process Analysis
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes
Writing Paragraphs of Cause and Effect
Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect
Examining Paragraphs of Cause and Effect
Student Writers: "A Divorce with Reasons,"
"More Than the Classroom,"
Professional Writers: "Neighbors from Hell,"
"Results of Underage Drinking,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Cause and Effect Writer's
Guidelines at a Glance: Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Showing Similarities and Differences
Writing Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast Practicing
Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast
Examining Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast
Student Writers: "Two Loves: Puppy and True,"
"Chinese Parents and American Parents,"
Professional Writer: "Blue as in Boy, Pink as in Girl,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Comparison and Contrast
Definition: Clarifying Terms Writing
Paragraphs of Definition Practicing
Patterns of Definition Examining Paragraphs of Definition
Student Writers: "Prison Slang,"
"Going Too Far,"
"Festival of the Dead,"
Professional Writers: "Burnout,"
Topics for Paragraphs of Definition
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Definition
Argument: Writing to Influence Writing
Paragraphs of Argument Practicing
Patterns of Argument Examining Paragraphs of Argument
Student Writer: "My Life to Live--or Not,"
Professional Writers: "The Most Underrated Candy Bar,"
Patricia Volk; "The High Price of Steroid Studliness," Anastasia
Toufexis Topics for Paragraphs of Argument
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Argument
Paragraphs and Essays Writing the Short Essay
Examining a Paragraph and an Essay
Student Writer: "Get Them Off the Road" (paragraph)
"Get Them Off the Road" (essay)
Topics for Short Essays Writer's
Guidelines at a Glance: Paragraphs and Essays
Handbook Identifying Parts of Speech
Locating Subjects and Verbs Writing
Different Kinds of Sentences Combining
Sentences Variety in Sentences
Types, Order, Length, Beginnings Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons Omissions
When Parts Are Missing Working with Verb Forms
Giving Verbs Voice Selecting Pronoun Case
Matching Pronouns and Antecedents
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Eliminating
Dangling and Misplaced
Modifiers Balancing Sentence Parts
Avoiding Wordy Phrases Mastering
Punctuation Conquering Capitalization
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