9781413001877

Writer's Resources From Sentence to Paragraph (with Writer's Resources 2.0 BCA/iLrn CD-ROM)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413001877

  • ISBN10:

    1413001874

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 2003-10-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Focusing on the writing process and early writing assignments, this workbook introduces peers whose writing samples are developed and followed throughout the book. An accompanying interactive CD-ROM provides additional exercises and instructional support.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About the Text xi
Organization xii
Features xii
Supplements xiii
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Authors xiv
To the Student xv
Part I: Making the Transition to College
1(24)
Getting Started
3(12)
Getting to Know Your Materials
4(2)
Getting to Know Your Classmates
6(2)
Working with Classmates
8(3)
Getting Organized
11(4)
Setting Goals and Overcoming Obstacles
15(10)
Examining Attitudes and Expectations
16(1)
Setting Long-Term Goals
17(1)
Setting Short-Term Goals
18(1)
Problem Solving
19(6)
Part II: Beginning College Writing
25(64)
Using a Journal
27(6)
What Is a Writer's Journal?
28(1)
Your Journal
29(2)
Suggested Journal Topics
31(2)
Writing a Paragraph
33(32)
Understanding the Assignment
34(1)
Narrowing the Topic
34(4)
Determining the Writing Context
38(1)
Formulating a Topic Sentence
39(3)
Developing the Topic Sentence with Supporting Details
42(1)
Generating Ideas for Support
42(11)
Drafting
53(9)
Reviewing the Paragraph Writing Process
62(2)
Getting the Paragraph Back
64(1)
Patterns of Development
65(24)
Narration
65(5)
Illustration or Example
70(5)
Comparison and Contrast
75(7)
Cause and Effect
82(7)
Part III: Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
89(184)
Learning to Write Correctly
91(6)
Be Curious
91(1)
Rely on Your Resources
91(2)
Become a Skillful Learner
93(4)
Capitalization
97(8)
Sentence Beginnings
97(1)
Proper Nouns
98(7)
Problem Words
105(12)
List I
106(5)
List II
111(6)
Parts of Speech
117(16)
Nouns
118(1)
Pronouns
119(2)
Adjectives
121(3)
Verbs
124(1)
Adverbs
125(3)
Prepositions
128(1)
Conjunctions
129(2)
Interjections
131(2)
Word Choice
133(14)
Effective Word Choice
134(5)
Ineffective Word Choice
139(8)
Subject-Verb Identification
147(12)
Subjects
148(4)
Verbs
152(7)
Subject-Verb Agreement
159(16)
Singular and Plural Subjects
159(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
160(15)
Verb Tenses
175(14)
Forming the Past Tense and Past Participle
175(6)
Using the Past Participle
181(3)
Avoiding Shifts in Tense
184(5)
Sentence Parts and Types
189(6)
Definition of a Sentence
189(1)
Definition of a Clause
190(1)
Definition of a Phrase
190(1)
Sentence Types
191(1)
Sentence Purposes
192(3)
Sentence Fragments
195(10)
Types of Fragments
196(3)
Identifying and Correcting Fragments
199(6)
Run-ons
205(8)
Types of Run-ons
206(1)
Identifying and Correcting Run-ons
207(6)
Commas
213(16)
The Purpose of Using Commas
213(1)
The Two Most Important Comma Rules: Compound Sentences and Introductory Elements
213(8)
Other Useful Comma Rules: Transitions, Series, Dates
221(8)
Pronoun Agreement
229(12)
Pronoun Agreement
230(4)
Avoiding Shifts in Number and Person
234(7)
Apostrophes
241(10)
Contractions
241(1)
Possession
242(5)
Letters and Numerals
247(4)
Sentence Combining
251(14)
Coordination
252(4)
Subordination
256(3)
Using Coordination and Subordination
259(6)
Sentence Variety
265(8)
Sentence Variety Techniques
266(7)
Part IV: Readings
273(78)
Successful Reading Strategies
275(6)
Active Reading
275(4)
Using a Reader's Journal
279(2)
Measles, Mumps, and Chicken Pox
281(3)
Faith Andrews Bedford
Papa, the Philosopher
284(4)
Leo Buscaglia
Consider This
288(4)
Jack Canfield
The First Job
292(2)
Sandra Cisneros
From An American Childhood
294(4)
Annie Dillard
From The Bats
298(4)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Girl Who Helped the Samburu
302(3)
Cathy Dyson
The Coming Job Boom
305(6)
Daniel Eisenberg
Too Good to Be True
311(3)
John Garrity
The Man Who Planted Trees
314(4)
Jean Giono
From Long Quiet Highway
318(4)
Natalie Goldberg
Blind to Failure
322(7)
Karl Taro Greenfeld
What Happens to a Dream Deferred?
329(1)
Langston Hughes
The River
329(3)
Bruce Springsteen
Saying Good-Bye
332(3)
Cynthia Jabs
When Life Imitates Video
335(3)
John Leo
From I Just Wanna Be Average
338(4)
Mike Rose
Boys to Men
342(4)
Ellen Sherman
From The Knock Out
346(5)
Brent Staples
Part V: Appendixes
351(44)
Appendix A: English as a Second Language (ESL)
353(22)
Appendix B: Spelling
375(6)
Appendix C: Creating a Portfolio
381(6)
Appendix D: Paragraph Writing Checklists
387(8)
Index 395

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