Writing for Life Paragraph to Essay (with MyWritingLab)

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-31
  • Publisher: Longman
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Students are motivated to improve their writing through the interaction with real-life writing situations and a visual pedagogy system that enables them to transfer familiar learning tactics to the instruction. Real-life writing situations with assignments pulled from college, work, and everyday life. Paragraph-to-essay level writing courses.

Table of Contents

Getting Ready to Write
Getting Ready to Learn About Writing
Thinking through the Writing Process
Using Patterns to Develop Paragraphs
Understanding the Paragraph
The DescriptiveParagraph
The NarrativeParagraph
The Process Paragraph
The Example Paragraph
The Classification Paragraph
The Comparison Contrast Paragraph
The Definition Paragraph
Cause and Effect Paragraph
The Persuasion Paragraph
How to Write an Essay
Understanding the Essay
Effective Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Essays
The Basic Sentence
Subjects, Verbs, and the Simple Sentence
Compound and Complex Sentences
Writing Clear Sentences
Sentence Variety
Sentence Clarity
Recognizing and Avoiding Errors
Comma Splices and Run-ons
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Subject-Verb Agreement
The Past Tense of Verbs
The Past Participle
Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Punctuation and Mechanics
The Comma
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point
Understanding Expression
Revising for Effective Expression
Improving Your Spelling
Mastering Often Confused Words
Dialects and Standard English
Reading Selections Description
Snow United States Park Services
Design Submission to the Vietnam Memorial Competition NARRATION
from The Measure of a Man
A Spiritual Autobiography Amy Tan, Confessions PROCESS
Cyberschool Mark Twain, Old Age EXAMPLE/ILLUSTRATION
Why I Am Pale Nikki Giovanni, My Own Style CLASSIFICATION
Ways of Meeting Oppression
The Ugly Truth about Beauty Rachel Carson
A Fable for Tomorrow DEFINITION
The Fine Art of Sighing May Paumier Jones
Siena, Burnt, and Raw CAUSE/EFFECT E. B. White, Hunger Stephen King
Why We Crave Horror Movies PERSUASION Yuh J-Yeon
Let s Tell the Story of All America s Cultures
Statement on Rating the Ratings System
The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Statement for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
Hearing on Entertainment Ratings July 25, 2001 LAYERED PATTERNS
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life Gary Soto, The Jacket
Using Sources in Your Writing
Writing with SUCCESS for an Essay Exam
The Writing Portfolio Index
Establishing Good Character
Securing Good Will Voice and Rhetorical Distance
Grammatical Person
Verb Tense and Voice
Word Size
Punctuation Situated Ethos Rhetoric
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