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Paragraphs and Essays by Lee E. Brandon
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Student Overview. The Flow of Writing: Icon and Theme. Practice with Principles. Strategies for Self-Improvement. Writing Process Worksheet. PART I: LINKING READING AND WRITING. 1. Reading for Writing. Text-Based and Reading-Related Writing. Types of Writing. Kinds of Support for Text-Based Writing. Basic Documentation in Text-Based Writing. Documentation in Action. Student Documented Paragraph. Student Text-Based Essay: Joseph Ponca, "Listening to the Air [Guitar]". Essay and Applications: Elizabeth Wong, "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl". Journal Writing. Cross-Curricular and Career-Related Writing. Writer's Guidelines. PART II: THE WRITING PROCESS. 2. The Writing Process: Stage One: Exploring / Experimenting / Gathering Information. The Writing Process Defined. The Writing Process Worksheet. The Assignment. Your Audience. Stage One Strategies. Writer's Guidelines. 3. The Writing Process: Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea / Organizing and Developing Support. Defining the Controlling Idea. Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence or Thesis. Organizing Support. Writer's Guidelines. 4. The Writing Process: Stage Three: Writing / Revising / Editing. Writing the First Draft. Revising. Editing. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Writer's Guidelines. 5. Writing the Paragraph. The Paragraph Defined. Basic Paragraph Patterns. The Writing Process and the Paragraph. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Writer's Guidelines. 6. Writing the Essay. The Essay Defined in Relation to the Developmental Paragraph. Special Paragraphs Within the Essay. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Writer's Guidelines. PART III: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS: INSTRUCTION, WITH INTEGRATED READING SELECTIONS. 7. Descriptive Narration: Moving Through Space and Time. Writing Descriptive Narration. Descriptive Patterns. Practicing Narrative Patterns. Practicing Descriptive Patterns. Finding Patterns in Photos. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph: Gary Soto, "One More Time". Essays: N. Scott Momaday, "The Story of a Well-Made Shield"; Gina Greenlee, "No Tears for Frankie"; Judith Ortiz Cofer, "More". Student Paragraphs, Essay, and Report: Chantra Shastri, "Yearning for Love"; Mike Kavanagh, "The Drag" [with stages]; Text-Based: Adam Rensky, "Rituals as Comfort Food for the Soul"; Career-Related: Douglas Ross, "Incident Report of the Falling Shoppers". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Descriptive Narration. Writer's Guidelines. 8. Exemplification: Writing with Examples. Writing Exemplification. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Exemplification. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph: David Levine, "Dropping Way Out". Essays: Eric Gall, "Little Brother Is Watching"; Adair Lara, "Who's Cheap?"; Jose Antonio Burciaga, "Tortillas"; Maya Angelou, "Liked for Myself". Student Paragraph and Essays: Garabed Yegavian, "Traveling the World at Home"; Lara Olivas, "Cheating Is Not Worth the Bother" [with stages]; Text-Based: Mason Arnold, "Grading a Professor's Writing". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Exemplification. Writer's Guidelines. 9. Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts. Writing Analysis by Division. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs: Jerry Bratcher, "Golden Oldies"; Leonard Engel, "The Zones of the Sea". Essay and Restaurant Review: Michael D. Lemonich, "Designer Babies"; Joyce Gallagher, "Dining at Mexican Fiesta". Student Paragraph and Essays: Nancy Samuels, "More Than Ordinary" [with stages]; Text-Based: Emmett Davis, "Elvis Presley, King of the Twentieth Century"; Career-Related: Roger Myers, "Air Traffic Control as a Career". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Analysis by Division. Writer's Guidelines. 10. Process Analysis: Writing About Doing. Writing Process Analysis. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs: Florence H. Pettit, "How to Sharpen a Knife"; L. Rust Hills, "How to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone". Essays: Garrison Keillor, "Attitude"; Geraldine Baum, "Flirting Fundamentals"; Career-Related: C. Edward Good and William Fitzpatrick, "A Successful Interview" Student Paragraph and Essay: Text-Based: Larry Gardner, "A Summary of 'How Low-Balling Works on Your Mind'"; Career-Related: Tina Sergio, "Doing a Flame Hair Tattoo" [with stages]. Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Process Analysis. Writer's Guidelines. 11. Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes. Writing Cause and Effect. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs: Anne Roiphe, "Why Marriages Fail"; Marian Wright Edelman, "Family Heroes and Role Models". Short Story: Irwin Shaw, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses". Three Views on Violence: Francis Flaherty, "The Ghetto Made Me Do It"; Judy Sheindlin and Josh Getlin, "Enough Is Enough"; Student Essay: Shandra Morgan, "Kick Me! Kiss Me!" Student Paragraph and Essays: Richard Blaylock, "The Classroom and Beyond" [with stages]; Gloria Mendez, "The Use of Self-Analysis"; Career-Related: Glen Dollar, "A Time to Talk and a Time to Shut Up". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Cause and Effect. Writer's Guidelines. 12. Classification: Establishing Groups. Writing Classification. Student Paragraph: Jose Morales, "Sorting Them Out". Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Classification. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph: William M. Pride, Robert J. Hughes, and Jack R. Kapoor, "Styles of Leadership". Essays: Robert J. Trotter, "How Do I Love Thee?"; Avi Friedman, "Living Environments"; Mary Ann Hogan, "Nag! Nag! Nag Stop! Stop!" Student Paragraph and Essay: Boris Belinsky, "Doctors Have Their Symptoms, Too" [with stages]; Text-Based: Joel Follette, "Community College Pressures". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Classification. Writer's Guidelines. 13. Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences. Writing Comparison and Contrast. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs: Sharon S. Brehm, "Blue as in Boy, Pink as in Girl"; Richard Rodriguez, "Public and Private"; Analogy: Charles Prebish, "Heavenly Father, Divine Goalie" Essays: Kathy Shaskan, "Chick Flicks vs. Macho Movies: Can You Tell the Difference?"; Bharati Mukherjee, "Two Ways to Become an American"; Suzanne Britt, "Neat People vs. Sloppy People". Student Paragraph and Essays: Thung Tran, "Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America" [with stages]; Text-Based: Lydia Hsiao, "Struggling Against Silence"; Career-Related: Tina Hsui, "A Razor That's a Cut Above the Competition" . Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Comparison and Contrast. Writer's Guidelines. 14. Definition: Clarifying Terms. Writing Definition. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Definition. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph: Gregory Moorhead and Ricky W. Griffin, "Burnout". Essays: John Leo, "Bully, Bully"; Rose Del Castillo Guilbault, "Americanization Is Tough on 'Macho'"; Janet Pearson, "Whose Values?"; Christopher Grant, "Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look". Student Paragraph and Essay: Linda Wong, "Going Too Far" [with stages]; Text-Based: Vincent Sheahan, "My-graines". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Definition. Writer's Guidelines. 15. Argument: Writing to Persuade. Writing Argument. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Argument. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Essays: Meghan Daum, "Shouldn't Men Have 'Choice' Too?"; Camille Paglia, "Rape: A Bigger Danger Than Feminists Know"; Suzanne Fields, "Let Granny Drive If She Can" Student Paragraph, Essay, and Proposal: Angela DeSarro, "My Life to Live--or Not" [with stages]; Text-Based: Eric Horner, "Schools as Political Combat Zones"; Career-Related Proposal: Roberto Betancourt, "Mandatory Tipping at BoBo's". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Argument. Writer's Guidelines. PART IV: USING SOURCES. 16. Writing the Research Paper. The Research Paper Defined. Ten Steps to Writing a Research Paper. Student Essay: Michael Chung, "Zoos--An Endangered Species?". Writer's Guidelines. PART V: HANDBOOK. 17. Writing Effective Sentences. Parts of Speech. Subjects and Verbs. Kinds of Sentences. Combining Sentences. Omissions. Variety in Sentence Types, Order, Length, Beginnings. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons. Verbs. Pronouns. Adjectives and Adverbs. Balancing Sentence Parts. Punctuation and Capitalization. Spelling. Avoiding Wordy Phrases. Brief Guide for ESL Students.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
International ed of 11th revised ed
Imprint
Heinle
Pages
544
Dimensions
214x274x22
ISBN-13
9780495898795
Product ID
3803671

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