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Table of Contents

I. WRITING AS A COMPOSING PROCESS.

1. The Reasons for Writing.

2. The Composing Process.

3. Composing a Powerful Paragraph.

4. Composing an Effective Essay.

Unit I Synthesis for Success.

II. STRENGTHENING WRITING.

5. Developing Ideas.

6. Achieving Coherence.

7. Writing Directly and Vividly.

8. Creating Sentence Variety.

Unit II Synthesis for Success.

III. COMPOSING TYPES OF PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS.

9. Composing a Description.

10. Composing Narratives.

11. Explaining a Process.

12. Drawing Comparisons and Contrasts.

13. Making Classifications.

14. Composing Definitions.

15. Examining Causes or Effects.

16. Summarizing and Responding.

17. Persuading an Audience.

18. Writing Essay Exams.

19. Writing on the Job.

Unit III Synthesis for Success.

IV. TROUBLESHOOTING.

20. Writing Complete Sentences.

21. Joining Sentences Through Coordination and Subordination.

22. Checking Subject-Verb Agreement and Noun Plurals.

23. Checking Past-Tense and Past-Participle Forms.

24. Achieving Consistency.

25. Using Pronouns.

26. Strengthening Modifiers.

27. Using Apostrophes, Hyphens, and Capital Letters.

28. Checking Punctuation.

29. Checking Sound-alike and Look-alike Words.

Unit IV Synthesis for Success.

READING SELECTIONS.

Andy Rooney, “Talking Trash.”

Jo Goodwin Parker, “What Is Poverty?”

Gloria Uduando, “Reflections.”

Karen P. Bellitto, “A Tale of Two Gravies.”

Bob Greene, “From a Grandpa, Above and Beyond” and “Love Finds a Way.”

Gale Lawrence, “Baby Birds.”

Suzanne Britt, “Neat People vs. Sloppy People.”

Judith Viorst, “Friends, Good Friends–and Such Good Friends.”

Linda Hogan, “Walking.”

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Excerpt from “The Story of My Body.”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “Where My Mother’s Voice Led Me.”

Marcus Marbry, ”Living in Two Worlds.”

Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue.”

Andrew Sullivan, “Why the M Word Matters to Me.”

The Economist, “The World Is Too Fat Too Bad.”

Answer to Chapter Exercises.

Quotations and Proverbs.

Glossary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321276469
Author:
Meyers, Alan
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pearson English Value Textbook Series
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.3 x 0.84 in 1082 r

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