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Writing for Life: Sentences and Paragraphs: Bk. 1 by D.J. Henry
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D.J. Henry wrote Writing for Life from the ground up for today's college student. The ground-breaking approach of combining instruction and visual tools makes writing, reading and thinking processes visible, and shows the processes rather than just telling students about them. Highly graphic layouts and unique visual pedagogy empower students to transfer the learning strategies they already use in interpreting the visual world to the task of writing.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents PART 1. GETTING READY TO WRITE 1. Prepare to Learn about Writing 2. Thinking through the Writing Process PART 2. WRITING PARAGRAPHS 3. Understanding the Paragraph 4. Using Thought Patterns to Develop Paragraphs PART 3. HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY 5. Understanding the Essay 6. Effective Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles 7. Writing with SUCCESS for an Essay Exam PART 4. THE BASIC SENTENCE 8. Subjects, Verbs, and the Simple Sentence 9. Compound and Complex Sentences PART 5. WRITING CLEAR SENTENCES 10. Sentence Variety 11. Sentence Clarity 12. Parallelism PART 6. RECOGNIZING AND AVOIDING ERRORS 13. Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences 14. Fragments 15. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 16. Subject-Verb Agreement 17. The Past Tense of Verbs 18. The Past Participle 19. Nouns and Pronouns 20. Adjectives and Adverbs PART 7. PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS 21. The Comma 22. The Apostrophe 23. Quotation Marks 24. End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point 25. Capitalization PART 8. UNDERSTANDING EXPRESSION 26. Revising for Effective Expression 27. Improving Your Spelling 28. Mastering Often Confused Words 29. Dialects and Standard English PART 9. READING SELECTIONS Appendix Index Detailed Table of Contents PART 1. GETTING READY TO WRITE 1. Prepare to Learn about Writing What's the Point of Preparing to Learn about Writing? Making a Point about Preparing to Learn about Writing: One Student Writer's Response Preparing Yourself to Learn about Writing The Attitude of Learning Create a Study Plan Learning Outcomes for Student Writers Using Learning Outcomes to Improve Your Writing Create a Portfolio of Your Work Academic Learning Log 2. Thinking through the Writing Process What's the Point of the Writing Process? Making a Point about the Writing Process: One Student Writer's Response Understanding the Point: Assessing the Writing Situation The Topic: What You Write The Purpose: Why You Write The Audience: Who Reads Your Writing Understanding the Point: Using the Writing Process Prewriting Drafting Revising Proofreading Academic Learning Log PART 2. WRITING PARAGRAPHS 3. Understanding the Paragraph What's the Point of a Paragraph? Three Levels of Information in a Paragraph The Parts of a Paragraph Developing Your Point Using a Paragraph The Point: The Main Idea Logical Order Relevant and Adequate Details Effective Expression Analyzing the Effectiveness of a Paragraph Scoring Guide for a Paragraph 4. Using Thought Patterns to Develop Paragraphs What's the Point of Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Paragraphs? The Descriptive Paragraph What's the Point of Description? Making a Point Using Description: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Description Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Narrative Paragraph What's the Point of Narration? Making a Point Using Narration: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Narrative Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Process Paragraph What's the Point of Process? Making a Point Using Process: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Process Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Example Paragraph What's the Point of Example? Making a Point Using Example: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Example Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Classification Paragraph What's the Point of Classification? Making a Point Using Classification: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Classification Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph What's the Point of Comparison and Contrast? Making a Point Using Comparison and Contrast: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Comparison and Contrast Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Definition Paragraph What's the Point of Definition? Making a Point Using Definition: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Definition Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Cause and Effect Paragraph What's the Point of Cause and Effect? Making a Point Using Cause and Effect: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal The Persuasive Paragraph What's the Point of Persuasion? Making a Point Using Persuasion: One Student Writer's Response Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Workshop: Persuasion Graphic Organizer and Writer's Journal PART 3. HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY 5. Understanding the Essay What's the Point of an Essay? The Parts of an Essay The Levels of Information in an Essay Making a Point Using an Essay: One Student Writer's Response Developing Your Point: Writing an Essay Step by Step Prewriting Organize Supporting Details: Use Logical Order Organize Supporting Details: Connect Paragraphs Write a Draft of Your Essay Revise Your Essay Draft Proofreading Your Essay Academic Learning Log Writing Assignments for an Essay Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life 6. Effective Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles What's the Point of Effective Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions? Making a Point Using Effective Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions: One Student Writer's Response Developing Your Point Using Effective Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions Effective Titles Effective Introductions Effective Conclusions Writing Assignments Considering Audience and Purpose Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 7. Writing with SUCCESS for an Essay Exam What's the Point of SUCCESS? Using SUCCESS during an Essay Exam Survey the exam Understand grading point values Control your time Create an answer plan Express a main idea Support ideas thoroughly and clearly Skim to edit Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 4. THE BASIC SENTENCE 8. Subjects, Verbs, and the Simple Sentence What's the Point of Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences? Understanding the Point of Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences Subjects Verbs The Simple Sentence Locating Subjects and Verbs to Identify Complete Thoughts Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 9. Compound and Complex Sentences What's the Point of Compound and Complex Sentences? Understanding the Point of Compound and Complex Sentences: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Compound and Complex Sentences A Compound Sentence A Complex Sentence Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 5. WRITING CLEAR SENTENCES 10. Sentence Variety What's the Point of Sentence Variety? Understanding the Point of Sentence Variety: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Sentence Variety Vary Sentence Purpose Vary Sentence Types Vary Sentence Openings Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 11. Sentence Clarity What's the Point of Sentence Clarity? Understanding the Point of Sentence Clarity: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Sentence Clarity Use Consistent Person and Point of View Use Consistent Number Use Consistent Tense Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 12. Parallelism What's the Point of Parallelism? Understanding the Point of Parallelism: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Parallelism Parallel Words Parallel Phrases Parallel Phrases Parallel Clauses Punctuation for Parallelism Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 6. RECOGNIZING AND AVOIDING ERRORS 13. Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences What's the Point of Correcting Run-ons--Comma Splices and Fused Sentences? Understanding the Point of Correcting Run-ons--Comma Splices and Fused Sentences: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Correcting Run-ons--Comma Splices and Fused Sentences Comma Splice Fused Sentence Five Ways to Correct Comma Splices and Fused Sentences Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 14. Fragments What's the Point of Correcting Fragments? Understanding the Point of Correcting Fragments: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Correcting Fragments Types of Fragments Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 15. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers What's the Point of Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers? Understanding the Point of Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Misplaced Modifiers Dangling Modifiers Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 16. Subject-Verb Agreement What's the Point of Subject-Verb Agreement? Understanding the Point of Subject-Verb Agreement: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Subject-Verb Agreement Key Verbs in the Present Tense: To Have, To Do, To Be Subjects Separated from Verbs Singular or Plural Subjects Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 17. The Past Tense of Verbs What's the Point of the Past Tense of Verbs? Understanding the Point of the Past Tense of Verbs: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: The Past Tense of Verbs Regular Verbs in the Past Tense Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense Key Verbs in the Past Tense: To Have, To Do, To Be Can/Could/Would Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 18. The Past Participle What's the Point of the Past Participle? Understanding the Point of the Past Participle: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: The Past Participle Past Participles of Regular Verbs Past Participles of Irregular Verbs Using the Present Perfect Tense Using the Past Perfect Tense Using the Passive Voice (To Be and the Past Participle) Using the Past Participle as an Adjective Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 19. Nouns and Pronouns What's the Point of Learning About Nouns and Pronouns? Understanding the Point of Learning About Nouns and Pronouns: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Nouns Count and Noncount Nouns Articles and Nouns Applying the Point: Pronouns How to Make Pronouns and Antecedents Agree How to Correct Faulty Pronoun Agreement How to Use Pronoun Case Clearly How to Make Clear Pronoun References How to Correct Faulty Pronoun References Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 20. Adjectives and Adverbs What's the Point of Learning About Adjectives and Adverbs? Understanding the Point of Learning About Adjectives and Adverbs: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Adjectives and Adverbs Participles as Adjectives Nouns and Verbs Formed as Adjectives Placement of Adjectives Order of Adjectives Adverbs Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 7. PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS 21. The Comma What's the Point of Commas? Understanding the Point of Commas: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Commas Commas with Items in a Series Commas with Introductory Elements Commas to Join Independent Clauses Correct Use of a Comma to Join Independent Clauses Commas with Parenthetical Ideas Commas with Nonessential Clauses Commas with Dates and Addresses Other Uses of the Comma Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 22. The Apostrophe What's the Point of the Apostrophe? Understanding the Point of the Apostrophe: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: The Apostrophe The Apostrophe for Ownership The Apostrophe for Contractions Common Misuses of the Apostrophe Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 23. Quotation Marks What's the Point of Quotation Marks? Understanding the Point of Quotation Marks: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Quotation Marks Formatting and Punctuating Direct Quotations Formatting and Punctuating Dialogue Direct and Indirect Quotations Titles Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 24. End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point What's the Point of End Punctuation? Understanding the Point of End Punctuation: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: End Punctuation The Period The Question Mark The Exclamation Point Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 25. Capitalization What's the Point of Capitalization? Understanding the Point of Capitalization: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Capitalization Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 8. UNDERSTANDING EXPRESSION 26. Revising for Effective Expression What's the Point of Effective Expression? Understanding the Point of Effective Expression: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Effective Expression Use Concise Language Use Active and Positive Language Use Concrete Language Use Fresh Language Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 27. Improving Your Spelling What's the Point of Improving Your Spelling? Understanding the Point of Improving Your Spelling: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Improving Your Spelling Five Steps to Improve Your Spelling Rules for Improving Your Spelling Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 28. Mastering Often Confused Words What's the Point of Mastering Often-Confused Words? Understanding the Point of Mastering Often-Confused Words: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Mastering Often-Confused Words Three Reasons for Word Confusion Thirty Commonly Confused Words Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log 29. Dialects and Standard English What's the Point of Dialects and Standard English? Understanding the Point of Dialects and Standard English: One Student Writer's Response Applying the Point: Dialects and Standard English Understanding Articles and Nouns Understanding Sequence of Verb Tenses Understanding Prepositions Understanding Idioms Writing Assignments Writing for Everyday Life Writing for College Life Writing for Working Life Academic Learning Log PART 9. READING SELECTIONS What's the Connection Between Reading and Writing? Understanding the Connection Between Reading and Writing Applying the Point: The Connection Between Reading and Writing How to Annotate a Text How to Write a Summary A Reading Strategy for a Writer Eighteen Reading Selections DESCRIPTION Water, Rachel Schneller Rain of Fire, Evan Thomas NARRATION For My Indian Daughter, Lewis Sawaquat Fish Cheeks, Amy Tan PROCESS "A Guide to Grief," The Hospice Council of Metropolitan Washington What to Cook? Planning Menus, Alice Waters ILLUSTRATION "Don't Leave School Just Yet," Rachel Ashwell The Whistle, Benjamin Franklin CLASSIFICATION Birth Order--Does It Really Make Any Sense? Kevin Leman Why I Want a Wife, Judy Brady COMPARISON-CONTRAST Two Views of the Mississippi, Mark Twain My Favorite Guys, John Madden DEFINITION Who We Are: 9/6/05, Chris Rose A Bad Apology Is Worse Than No Apology, Randy Pausch CAUSE-EFFECT Scientists Debate Tech Effect on Brain, Malcolm Ritter Write for Your Life, Anna Quindlen PERSUASION Wimbledon Has Sent Me a Message: I'm Only a Second-Class Champion, Venus Williams Are Women Earning More Than Men? Warren Farrell Appendix Learning Outcomes for a Student Writer Academic Learning Log Feedback logs My Writing Process Understanding the Reading Process SQ3R Index

Author Biography

D. J. Henry is a veteran teacher with over 25 years of community college classroom experience and an acclaimed textbook author. During the course of her teaching career, D.J. Henry has served on several federally funded grants designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technological supports. D.J. Henry has extensive experience in the standardized testing of literacy competencies. She worked with the State of Florida from 1982 to 2002 as an item writer, rubric writer, and reader for the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and the State Developmental Reading and Writing Exit Exam. D.J. Henry also served as a reader for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) for over 15 years. D.J. Henry has several esteemed publications, including a three-book college reading series with Longman Publishers (The Skilled Reader, The Effective Reader, and The Master Reader). Adopted at over 1,100 institutions nation wide, the series had an immediate and profound impact on the teaching of college reading, and is the most successful launch of a first edition reading series in over two decades. Another highly regarded publication is D.J. Henry's Thinking Through the Test (Longman Publishers), a study guide for the State Developmental Reading and Writing Exit Exam in Florida. Additionally, she has also published innovations in authentic assessments that utilize student portfolio pedagogies. A passionate educator and dedicate colleague, D.J. Henry continues to share her expertise in reading, writing, and authentic assessment through numerous presentations and workshops at national, regional, and local conferences and individual colleges.
Release date Australia
January 3rd, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour line drawings
Imprint
Longman Inc
Pages
560
Dimensions
216x276x23
ISBN-13
9780321392329
Product ID
3965037

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