The Write Stuff Thinking Through Essays

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-27
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The Write Stuff: Thinking through Essays equips developing writers with the critical thinking skills they need to interpret and analyze information and express their ideas clearly and logically in writing.

Table of Contents

Part I Critical Thinking Skills 1

Introduction to Part I 1

 Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing 2

 Critical Thinking and Reading Techniques 22

 Paraphrase, Summary, and Analysis 44


Part II Writing Expository Paragraphs and Essays 58

Introduction to Part II 58

 Writing Expository Paragraphs 59

 The Building Blocks of Essays 82

 The Process of Drafting an Essay 103


Part III Writing and Critical Thinking in the Modes 142

Introduction to Part III 142

 Narration and Description 145

 Process 175

 Classification 197

 Definition 221

 Example and Illustration 241

 Cause and Effect 263

 Comparison and Contrast 287

 Argument and Persuasion 308

 Timed In-Class Essays and Essay Exams 335


Part IV Using Sources 345

Introduction to Part IV 345

 Using Sources with Integrity 346

 Writing Essays about Visuals 384

 Writing Essays about Readings 402


Part V Sentence Constructions and Common Sentence Errors 463

Introduction to Part V 463

 Sentence Parts 464

 Sentence Variety 501

 Correcting Major Sentence Errors 515


Part VI handbook of grammar, Mechanics, and Style 534

Introduction to Part VI 534

 Comma, Semicolon, and Colon 535

 Other Punctuation 558

 Correcting Common Shift and Construction Errors 582

 Spelling and Mechanics 607

 Tone, Style, and Word Choice 649

 Vocabulary in Context 665

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