The Writer’s Workplace with Readings Building College Writing Skills

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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For the past twenty years, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE has served the needs of half a million two-year and four-year students as they have worked their way toward rewarding careers in many fields. John Scarry and Sandra Scarry present writing instruction in a clear and manageable form, with step-by-step explanations to help build and maintain students' confidence in their writing. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student is unique, with different backgrounds and interests that must be accounted for as they engage in the writing process. In addition, this new edition offers instructors the opportunity to customize their own version of the book by including or excluding any sections that they do or do not teach in their course-making this a text that reflects not only the students' needs and experiences, but their instructor's as well.

Table of Contents

An Invitation To Writing
Gathering Ideas for Writing
Recognizing the Elements of Good Writing
Creating Effective Sentences
Finding Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Understanding Fragments and Phrases
Combining Sentences Using Three Options for Coordination
Combining Sentences Using Subordination
Correcting Fragments and Run-Ons
Choosing Correct Pronouns
Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure
Practicing Irregular Verbs
Mastering Verb Tenses
Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
Understanding the Power Of Words
Choosing Words that Work
Paying Attention to Look-Alikes and Sound-Alikes
Creating Effective Paragraphs
Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
Working with Paragraphs: Supporting Details
Developing Paragraphs: Illustration
Developing Paragraphs: Narration
Developing Paragraphs: Description
Developing Paragraphs: Process Analysis
Developing Paragraphs: Comparison/Contrast
Developing Paragraphs: Cause and Effect
Developing Paragraphs: Definition and Classification
Structuring The College Essay
Moving from the Paragraph to the Essay
Following the Progress of a Student Essay
Writing an Essay Using Examples, Illustrations, or Anecdotes
*Professional Essay: "Darkness at Noon" by Harold Krents
Writing an Essay Using Narration
*Professional Essay: "Salvation" by Langston Hughes
Writing an Essay Using Process Analysis
Professional Essay: "How to Ace a Job Interview" by Richard Koonce
Writing an Essay Using Comparison/Contrast
*Professional Essay: "The Ugly Truth About Beauty" by Dave Barry
Writing an Essay Using Persuasion
*Professional Essay: "It's Time We Helped Patients Die" by Dr
Howard Caplan
Professional Essay: "Censorship or Common Sense?" by Roxana Robinson
Other College Writing: The Research Paper and the Essay Exam
Further Readings For The College Writer
Strategies for the Active Reader
Summer Reading, Michael Dorris
My Daughter Smokes, Alice Walker
The Paterson Public Library, Judith Ortiz-Cofer
A Day at the Theme Park, W. Bruce Cameron
Unforgettable Miss Bessie, Carl T. Rowan
My Heroes, Elizabeth Berg
America's Gambling Craze, James Popkin with Katia Hetter
On Writing, Stephen King
How to Mark a Book, Mortimer Adler
Neat People vs. Sloppy People, Suzanne Britt
Dream Houses, Tenaya Darlington
Why Marriages Fail, Anne Roiphe
Requiem for the Champ, June Jordan
I'm a Banana and Proud of It, Wayson Choy
The Ways of Meeting Opression, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
The Changing American Family, Alvin and Heidi Toffler
No Comprendo, Barbara Mujica
Why Don't These Women Just Leave? Elaine Weiss
Should Women Go into Combat? Catherine L. Aspy
Where Have All the Fathers Gone? Chicago Tribune Editorial
Reference Guide for the ESOL Student
Parts of Speech
Irregular Verbs
Answer Key to Practices and Selected Exercises
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