Making Sense: A Guide for Readers And Writers / Edition 1

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Making Sense is a combined developmental English book integrating reading and writing instruction in every chapter. Integrated instruction in developmental reading and writing makes the book perfect for those interested in developing both reading and writing skills. Multicultural selections are included throughout the book. Emphasis on metacognition helps the reader understand how to learn and apply their learning style to other courses for success. Chapters 1-9 are organized by theme (memory, intelligence, stress, etc.) that connects reading/writing skills and improves comprehension skills. Scaffolded instruction in vocabulary allows the reader to have a firm foundation as he moves on to more complex skills. Includes a mini-grammar handbook with exercises for reference. For those interested in developing their reading and writing skills at both the 10-12+ grade level and the essay level, respectively.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205313358
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,270,832
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Making Sense: Your Job as a Reader and a Writer.

Chapter Theme: Learning to Learn.


2. Planning to Read and Write.

Chapter Theme: Memory.

3. Constructing Main Ideas when Reading and Writing Paragraphs.

Chapter Theme: Intelligence.

4. Reading and Writing Multi-Paragraph Passages and Essays.

Chapter Theme: Emotional Intelligence.


5. Revising Meaning through Supporting Details.

Chapter Theme: Stress.

6. Revising Meaning through Coherence.

Chapter Theme: Diet and Nutrition.

7. Making Sense with Text Patterns.

Chapter Theme: Sports and Physical Fitness.


8. Making Sense by Understanding Audience, Purpose, Point of View and Tone.

Chapter Theme: Living in a Diverse Community.

9. Making Sense with Facts, Inferences, and Opinions.

Chapter Theme: Making Choices in a Diverse Community.


Chapters 10-30.


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