The Dolphin Writer Book 3: Crafting Essays / Edition 1by Houghton Mifflin Co.
The Dolphin Writer is a three-volume series focusing on writing--from sentences to paragraphs to essays--in an easy-to-understand format and at an affordable price. Each volume of the The Dolphin Writer presents students with comprehensive yet approachable coverage of the writing process, from prewriting through peer evaluation, revision, and preparation of the… See more details below
The Dolphin Writer is a three-volume series focusing on writing--from sentences to paragraphs to essays--in an easy-to-understand format and at an affordable price. Each volume of the The Dolphin Writer presents students with comprehensive yet approachable coverage of the writing process, from prewriting through peer evaluation, revision, and preparation of the final paper, and each also includes a section of numerous level-appropriate readings. A focus on student success in all areas of reading, writing, and studying helps students organize, manage, and implement techniques, including how to use a computer to assist in the writing process. Book Three includes complete coverage of essay skills.
Table of Contents
Note: Each chapter begins with Goals, includes a Review, and concludes with Web Work. Each of the Reading Selections in Part IV is followed by Mode and Skill Check questions and Questions for Writing and Discussion. I. Writing, Reading, and Thinking 1. Improving Writing and Thinking Writing as Opportunity The Opportunities Before You Now 2. More on the Reading/Writing Connection Active Reading Critical Reading Reading Visuals Critically Keeping a Reading Journal Writing Opportunities II. The Writing Process 3. Prewriting The Writing Process Prewriting Writing for Success: More Prewriting Techniques Topic to Thesis Considering Your Topic, Audience, and Purpose Prewriting to Thesis: A Student Demonstration 4. Organizing and Outlining Organizing Outlining Writing for Success: The Many Uses of Outlines Organizing and Outlining: A Student Demonstration 5. Writing the Essay The Thesis Statement The Introduction The Body of the Essay The Conclusion Some Helpful Tips for Composition Writing for Success: Tips for Successful Collaborative Writing Writing an Essay: A Student Demonstration 6. Revising Revising Versus Editing Revising for Completeness Revising for Cohesiveness Revising for Coherence Two Important Revision Tips Writing for Success: Tips for Collaborative Revision Revising an Essay: A Student Demonstration 7. Proofreading, Editing, and Preparing a Final Draft Editing to Improve Style Editing to Correct Major Sentence Errors Editing Errors in Grammar and Mechanics Editing Spelling Errors Preparing the Final Draft Writing for Success: The Importance of Error-Free Professional and Personal Writing Editing an Essay: A Student Demonstration II. Developing Essays with the Rhetorical Modes 8. Narration Writing a Narrative Essay Using Vivid Language Using Figurative Language In Summary: Steps in Writing Narrative Essays Topic Ideas for Narrative Essays 9. Description Writing a Descriptive Essay Using Vivid and Figurative Language The Narrative/Descriptive Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Descriptive Essays Topic Ideas for Descriptive Essays 10. Process Writing a Process Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Process Essays Topic Ideas for Process Essays 11. Illustration Writing an Illustration Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Illustration Essays Topic Ideas for Illustration Essays 12. Classification Writing a Classification Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Classification Essays Topic Ideas for Classification Essays 13. Division Writing a Division Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Division Essays Topic Ideas for Division Essays 14. Comparison/Contrast Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Comparison/Contrast Essays Topic Ideas for Comparison/Contrast Essays 15. Cause/Effect Writing a Cause/Effect Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Cause/Effect Essays Topic Ideas for Cause/Effect Essays 16. Definition Writing a Definition Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Definition Essays Topic Ideas for Definition Essays 17. Argument Writing an Argumentative Essay In Summary: Steps in Writing Argumentive Essays Topic Ideas for Argumentive Essays 18. Combining Modes of Development Some Common Combinations Writing an Essay Using a Combination of Modes In Summary: Steps in Combining Modes Topic Ideas for Combining Modes 19. Using Source Material to Improve Essays Determining the Need for Source Material Types of Sources Evaluating the Credibility of Sources Writing a Summary Note-Taking Methods Writing a First Draft Using Outline and Notes What Is Plagiarism? Integrating Source Material Sample Documented Essay Topic Ideas for Essays That Include Source Material III. Reading Selections Lillian Diaz-Imbelli, "El Viejo" Reggie Jones as told to Liz Welch, "The Guardian" Dave Barry, "Motivate! Then Fail! New Year's Resolutions" Christine Rosen, "Bad Connections" Robert Lipsyte, "Experts Shmexperts" Brent Staples, "Just Walk on By" Yuki Noguchi, "Life and Romance in 160 Characters or Less" Dinesh D'Souza, "Becoming American" Constance Faye Mudore, "Working with Difficult People" Dana Gioia, "Why Literature Matters" IV. Handbook Parts of Speech The Basic Sentence Coordination Subordination Parallelism Combining Sentences Mechanics Spelling
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