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Get Writing : Sentences and Paragraphs (06 - Old Edition)

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GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS is a flexible textbook that meets the needs of a variety of developmental writers including recent high school graduates, working adults, and those for whom English is a second language. GET WRITING gives students the opportunity to acquire skills and develop confidence through their own writing. It encourages students to write about their own goals, families, jobs, college-life, personal interests, and the world around them. Throughout the book students have the opportunity to express themselves on a range of issues, then examine and improve their words, sentences, and paragraphs. Above all, GET WRITING asks students to think critically and sharpen their editing skills by asking them two basic questions: "What are you trying to say?" and "What have you written?"

Synopsis:

Become a better writer with GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS! With guided questions and revisions, a handbook reference section, and a focus on real world writing, this developmental English text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. With features such as Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, an online synchronous tutoring that gives you the opportunity to have an experienced writer guide you through the writing process, improving your writing skills has never been easier.

Synopsis:

This sentence to paragraph level developmental writing text will always give your students something to write about by offering four assignments in each chapter (even grammar chapters), assignments based on visual prompts, and guided question/revision strategy to help students focus their critical thinking skills. Complete handbook/reference section at end provides instant help for students. The book package includes Writing Now technology that offers self-assessment opportunities as well as online tutorials emphasizing improvement of writing skills. vMentor technology provides online synchronous tutoring.

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Mark Connelly graduated from Caroll College after studying at the University of London and touring Eastern Europe and Russia. He received an MA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he completed his Ph.D. in English in 1984. His fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Milwaukee Magazine, Contemporary Atlanta, and numerous university journals. His previous books include The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, and Deadly Closets: The Fiction of Charles Jackson. His textbooks The Sundance Reader and The Sundance Writer were [are?] based on twenty years' experience teaching writing in two-year technical schools, community colleges, and four year universities.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Started. 1. WHY WRITE? Responding to Images. Writing Activity. Goals of This Book. Using Get Writing. Working Together. What is Good Writing? The Writing Context. Strategies for Succeeding in Writing Courses. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. Points to Remember. 2. THE WRITING PROCESS. Responding to Images. The Writing Process. Step One: Prewrite. Strategies for Increasing Critical Thinking. Prewriting Techniques. Writing Activity. Step Two: Plan. Developing a Thesis. Working Together. Organizing Support. Creating an Outline. Writing Activity. Step Three: Write. Writing Activity. Step Four: Cool. Step Five: Revise. Peer Review Guidelines. Revising Activity. Step Six: Edit. Editing Activity. Avoiding Plagiarism. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. Points to Remember. Part 2: Developing Paragraphs. 3. DEVELOPING TOPIC SENTENCES AND CONTROLLING IDEAS. Responding to Images. What is a Paragraph? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas. Paragraphs Without Topic Sentences. Revising Paragraphs. Working Together. Using Paragraph Breaks in Dialogue. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 4. SUPPORTING TOPIC SENTENCES WITH DETAILS. Responding to Images. What Are Supporting Details? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Steps to Building Effective Paragraphs. Types of Support. Blending Support. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 5. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS USING DESCRIPTION. Responding to Images. What is Description? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Creating Dominant Impressions. Exam Skills. Improving Dominant Impressions and Support. Readings: Student Paragraphs. Putting Paragraphs Together. "Gaza Diary," Chris Hedges. "My Ecumenical Father," Jose Antonio Burciaga. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. 6. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS USING NARRATION. Responding to Images. What is Narration? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Writing Narration: Making a Point. Exam Skills. Writing Narrative: Using Transitions. Writing Narrative: Using Dialogue. Reading: Student Paragraphs. Putting Paragraphs Together. "Tickets to Nowhere," Andy Rooney. "The Fender Bender," Ramon "Tianguis" Perez. Steps to Writing Narrative Paragraphs. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. 7. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS USING EXAMPLE. Responding to Images. What is Example? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Writing Example Paragraphs. Types of Examples. Writing Example: Using Transitions. Exam Skills. Reading: Student Paragraphs. Putting Paragraphs Together. "The Company Man," Ellen Goodman. "Odd Enders," Larrry Orenstein. Steps to Writing Example Paragraphs. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. 8. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS USING COMPARISON/CONTRAST. Responding to Images. What is Comparison and Contrast? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast. Writing to Explain. Writing to Convince. Organizing Comparison Paragraphs. Exam Skills. Readings: Student Paragraphs. Putting Paragraphs Together. "Chinese Space, American Space," Yi Fu-Tuan. "Neat People vs. Sloppy People," Suzanne Britt. Steps to Writing Comparison Contrast Paragraphs. Working Together. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. Points to Remember. 9. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS USING CAUSE AND EFFECT. Responding to Images. What is Cause and Effect? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Cause and Effect: Critical Thinking. Exam Skills. Readings: Student Paragraphs. Putting Paragraphs Together. "Why We Crave Horror Movies," Stephen King. "I Refuse to Live in Fear," Diana Bletter. Steps to Writing Cause and Effect Paragraphs. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. 10. TOWARD THE ESSAY. Responding to Images. What is an Essay? The Introduction. The Body. The Conclusion. Developing Topic Sentences in Outlines. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. 11. WRITING AT WORK. Responding to Images. E-mail. Strategies for Writing E-mail. Resumes and Cover Letters. Strategies for Writing Resumes. Strategies for Writing Cover Letters. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. Points to Remember. Part 3: Writing Sentences. 12. RECOGNIZING THE POWER OF WORDS. Responding to Images. The Power of Words. What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Use Correct Words. Use Effective Words. Use Appropriate Words. Be Aware of Connotations. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 13. WRITING SENTENCES. Responding to Images. What is a Sentence? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? The Parts of Speech. Subjects and Verbs. Locating Hidden Subjects. Prepositional Phrases. Building Sentences: Independent and Dependent Clauses. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 14. AVOIDING FRAGMENTS. Responding to Images. What Do You Know? What are Fragments? Acceptable Fragments. What Are You Trying to Say? Correcting Fragments. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 15. BUILDING SENTENCES USING COORDINATION AND SUBORDINATION. Responding to Images. What Do You Know? What Are Coordination and Subordination? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Types of Sentences. Coordination. Working Together. Subordination. What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Working Together. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. Writing on the Web. What Do Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 16. REPAIRING RUN-ONS AND COMMA SPLICES. Responding to Images. What Are Run-ons? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices. Fused Sentences. Comma Splices. Repairing Run-ons: Minor Repairs. Critical Thinking: Run-ons Needing Major Repairs. Methods of Repairing Run-ons. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 17. CORRECTING DANGLING AND MISPLACED MODIFIERS. Responding to Images. What Are Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers? Dangling Modifiers. What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Avoiding Dangling Modifiers. Misplaced Modifiers. Working Together. Cumulative Exercise. Writing on the Web. Critical Thinking. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 18. UNDERSTANDING PARALLELISM. Responding to Images. What is Parallelism? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Overcoming Parallelism Errors. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. Part 4: Understanding Grammar. 19. SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT. Responding to Images. What is Subject-Verb Agreement? Grammar Choices and Meaning. What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Special Nouns and Pronouns. Critical Thinking. Cumulative Exercise. Working Together. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 20. VERB TENSE, MOOD, AND VOICE. Responding to Images. What is Tense? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? Common Helping Verbs. Regular and Irregular Verbs. Problem Verbs: Lie/Lay, Rise/Raise, Set/Sit. Shifts in Tense. Working Together. Subjunctive Mood. Active and Passive Voice. Other Verb Problems. Double Negatives. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 21. PRONOUN REFERENCE, AGREEMENT, AND CASE. Responding to Images. What Are Pronouns? Types of Pronouns. Using Pronouns. What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Pronoun Reference. Pronoun Agreement. Avoiding Sexism. Avoiding Shifts in Point of View. Using the Right Case. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 22. ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS. Responding to Images. What Are Adjectives and Adverbs? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Understanding Adjectives. Understanding Adverbs. Grammar Choices and Meaning. Comparisons. Using Superlatives. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 23. PREPOSITIONS. Responding to Images. What Are Prepositions? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? Commonly Confused Prepositions. Locating Prepositions. Working Together. Cumulative Exercise. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. Part 5: Using Punctuation and Mechanics. 24. COMMAS AND SEMICOLONS. Responding to Images. What Are Commas and Semicolons? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? The Comma. Comma Uses. Avoiding Unnecessary Commas. Semicolons. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 25. OTHER MARKS OF PUNCTUATION. Responding to Images. What Are the Other Marks of Punctuation? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? The Apostrophe. Quotation Marks. Colons. Parentheses. Brackets. Dash. Hyphen. Ellipsis. Slash. Question Mark. Exclamation Point. Period. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 26. CAPITALIZATION. Responding to Images. What is Capitalization? What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Rules for Capitalization. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. 27. CORRECTING SPELLING ERRORS. Responding to Images. What Do You Know? What Are You Trying to Say? What Have You Written? Steps to Improving Spelling. Commonly Misspelled Words. Commonly Confused Words. Forming Plurals. Adding Endings. Cumulative Exercise. Working Together. Critical Thinking. Writing on the Web. Responding to Images. What Have You Learned? Points to Remember. HANDBOOK. Basic Sentence Structure. Phrases and Clauses. Types of Sentences. Parts of Speech. Sentence Errors. Fragments. Run-ons. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices. Verbs. Subject-Verb Agreement. Verb Tense. Problem Verbs. Shifts in Tense. Pronouns. Reference. Agreement. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. Faulty Parallelism. Adjectives and Adverbs. Capitalization. Commas. Semi-colons. Other Marks of Punctuation. Spelling. Commonly Confused Words. Commonly Misspelled Words. 200 Topics for College Writing. ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED EXERCISES.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780155063167
Subtitle:
Sentences and Paragraphs
Author:
Connelly, Mark
Author:
Connelly, Mark (Mark Connelly)
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Writing; Editing; Critical Thinking; Communication
Subject:
Writing
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Critical thinking
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Student
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
2.31 in.

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"Synopsis" by , Become a better writer with GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS! With guided questions and revisions, a handbook reference section, and a focus on real world writing, this developmental English text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. With features such as Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, an online synchronous tutoring that gives you the opportunity to have an experienced writer guide you through the writing process, improving your writing skills has never been easier.
"Synopsis" by , This sentence to paragraph level developmental writing text will always give your students something to write about by offering four assignments in each chapter (even grammar chapters), assignments based on visual prompts, and guided question/revision strategy to help students focus their critical thinking skills. Complete handbook/reference section at end provides instant help for students. The book package includes Writing Now technology that offers self-assessment opportunities as well as online tutorials emphasizing improvement of writing skills. vMentor technology provides online synchronous tutoring.
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