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At a Glance: Reader

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Quick, comprehensive writing guidance at a low cost—the At a Glance series can be paired with any developmental title or used independently. This flexible series includes a separate textbook for sentences, paragraphs, essays, and a reader. Each book features clear, concise instruction reinforced by extensive practice, exercises, and examples.At a Glance: Readings features thirty paired readings covering different patterns of writing, including definition, compare and contrast, and cause an effect. Useful tools ...

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Overview

Quick, comprehensive writing guidance at a low cost—the At a Glance series can be paired with any developmental title or used independently. This flexible series includes a separate textbook for sentences, paragraphs, essays, and a reader. Each book features clear, concise instruction reinforced by extensive practice, exercises, and examples.At a Glance: Readings features thirty paired readings covering different patterns of writing, including definition, compare and contrast, and cause an effect. Useful tools include guide questions for discussion and critical thinking, suggested topics for writing in response to individual reading selections and thematic groups, and a discussion of the writing process, including a student writing demonstration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618542291
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/9/2005
  • Series: At a Glance Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

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Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 3-13 conclude with Reading-Related Writing. 1. Writing Paragraphs and Essays The Writing Process: Prewriting The Writing Process: Writing, Revising, and Editing The Paragraph and Its Parts The Essay and Its Parts Reading-Related Writing Informal Documentation Formal Documentation Demonstration: Student Essay, "My-graines," Vincent Sheahan 2. Combined and Specific Patterns of Writing Combined Patterns of Writing Specific Patterns of Writing 3. Chapters from the Book of Love "How Do I Love Thee?" Robert J. Trotter "Romantic Love, Courtship, and Marriage," Ian Robertson "Why Marriages Fail," Anne Roiphe "The Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin "The Ballad of Anna Banana," John Cordell 4. Your Cheatin' Heart "The Roots of Temptation," Benedict Carey "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses," Irvin Shaw "Frankie and Johnny," Anonymous 5. Drivers: Youngsters—Oldsters/Speedsters—Slowsters "Let Granny Drive If She Can," Suzanne Fields "A Modest Proposal: Guys Shouldn't Drive Till 25," Joyce Gallagher 6. Neat-Freaks and Foes "Neat People vs. Sloppy People," Suzanne Britt "The Messy Are in Denial," Joyce Gallagher 7. Writing on the Wall "Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look," Christopher Grant "Creepin' While You're Sleepin,'" Stephen Lemons 8. Workplaces from Hell "How to Deal with a Difficult Boss," Donna Brown Hogarty "Coworkers from Hell and How to Cope," Erica Monfred 9. Guns to Go "Letting Teachers Pack Guns Will Make America's Schools Safer," John R. Lott, Jr. "Get a Knife, Get a Dog, But Get Rid of Guns," Molly Ivins 10. Rocking Chair Rhapsodies and Blues "Ultimate Recycling: Adopt an Elder," Heather Cash "Tamales, a Family Production," Lvette Lohayza "Though Blindness Came to Grandpa, He Could See," John Cordell 11. Changing (Gender) Places "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus," John Gray "The Opposite Sex," Steven Doloff 12. Fast Food Workers—Robots or Thinkers? "Behind the Counter," Eric Schlosser "Low Wages, High Skills," Katherine S. Newman 13. Bullies 'R' Us? "Bully, Bully," John Leo "No Tears for Frankie," Gina Greenlee "Walk in My Full-Figure Shoes," Karen Peterson "Someone Is Listening," Michael Holguin Appendix: Handbook Subjects and Verbs Kinds of Sentences Sentence Problems Sentence Combining Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings Parallel Structure Omissions: When Parts Are Missing Verbs Pronouns Adjectives and Adverbs Avoiding Wordy Phrases Punctuation Capitalization

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