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Part of a three-level developmental writing series that integrates critical thinking, reading, and writing, Mosaics: Focusing on Essays, Third Edition concentrates on the essay using the processes and skills common to all good academic writing by examining a host of writing samples. An abundance of exercises and activities is included to help readers apply the techniques and practices of good writing to their own work. This book is explored in five major parts: 1) a discussion of the writing process; 2) guidelines for writing essays in each rhetorical mode; 3) a look at writing with sources; 4) an anthology of reading selections; and 5) a complete handbook of grammar and usage. For professionals with a career in writing and/or education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130163110
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 850
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xvii
The Writing Process     1
Writing in College     2
Why Learn How to Write Well?     2
Thinking of Yourself as a Writer     4
Keeping a Journal     6
Writing with a Computer     7
The Writing Process     9
Visualizing the Writing Process     11
Writing in Tandem with a Student     12
Writing Assignment     13
Prewriting     14
Thinking     14
Planning     21
Writing a Thesis Statement     25
Developing Body Paragraphs     30
Support for Your Thesis Statement     30
Outlining     33
Topic Sentences     34
Specific Details     39
Organizing Your Essay     45
General to Particular     45
Particular to General     47
Chronological Order     49
Spatial Order     51
One Extreme to Another     53
Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title     58
Introduction     58
Conclusion     59
Title     60
Revising     63
RevisingChecklist     63
Editing     94
Editing Checklist     94
Your EQ (Editing Quotient)     95
How to Edit     104
Review of the Writing Process     109
Writing Effective Essays     113
Describing     115
Writing a Description Essay     116
"Dust Changes America"     116
How to Write a Description Essay     119
Working with a Student Essay     121
"Grandma's House"     122
Discovering How the Essay Works     122
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     124
Working with Your Own Essay     130
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     130
Practicing Description     135
Reading Suggestions     135
Service Learning Project     136
Writing Workshop     136
Revising Workshop     137
Editing Workshop     137
Reflecting on Your Writing     138
Narrating     139
Writing a Narration Essay     140
"Girl"     140
How to Write a Narration Essay     143
Working with a Student Essay     145
"My Brother"      145
Discovering How the Essay Works     146
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     148
Working with Your Own Essay     153
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     153
Practicing Narration     159
Reading Suggestions     159
Service Learning Project     159
Writing Workshop     159
Revising Workshop     160
Editing Workshop     161
Reflecting on Your Writing     161
Illustrating     162
Writing an Illustration Essay     163
"Hold the Mayonnaise"     163
How to Write an Illustration Essay     166
Working with a Student Essay     169
"Murphy's Law"     169
Discovering How the Essay Works     170
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     171
Working with Your Own Essay     177
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     177
Practicing Illustration     182
Reading Suggestions     182
Service Learning Project     183
Writing Workshop     183
Revising Workshop     184
Editing Workshop     184
Reflecting on Your Writing      185
Analyzing a Process     186
Writing a Process Analysis Essay     187
"Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life in 7 Steps"     187
How to Write a Process Analysis Essay     191
Worms with a Student Essay     193
"You Too Can Procrastinate"     194
Discovering How the Essay Works     195
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     196
Working with Your Own Essay     201
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     201
Practicing Process Analysis     206
Reading Suggestions     206
Service Learning Project     206
Writing Workshop     207
Revising Workshop     208
Editing Workshop     208
Reflecting on Your Writing     208
Comparing and Contrasting     210
Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay     211
"Thrills and Chills"     211
How to Write a Comparison/Contrast Essay     216
Working with a Student Essay     219
"The Truth About Cats and Dogs"     219
Discovering How the Essay Works     220
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     221
Working with Your Own Essay     227
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     227
Practicing Comparison/Contrast     232
Reading Suggestions     232
Service Learning Project     232
Writing Workshop     233
Revising Workshop     234
Editing Workshop     234
Reflecting on Your Writing     235
Dividing and Classifying     236
Writing a Division/Classification Essay     237
"The Sound of Music: Enough Already"     237
How to Write a Division/Classification Essay     239
Working with a Student Essay     242
"Won't You Be My Neighbor"     242
Discovering How the Essay Works     244
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     244
Working with Your Own Essay     250
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     250
Practicing Division And Classification     255
Reading Suggestions     255
Service Learning Project     256
Writing Workshop     256
Revising Workshop     257
Editing Workshop     257
Reflecting on Your Writing     258
Defining     259
Writing a Definition Essay     260
"Dumpster Diving"      260
How to Write a Definition Essay     262
Working with a Student Essay     265
"True Friends"     265
Discovering How the Essay Works     266
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     267
Working with Your Own Essay     272
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     273
Practicing Definition     278
Reading Suggestions     278
Service Learning Project     278
Writing Workshop     278
Revising Workshop     279
Editing Workshop     280
Reflecting on Your Writing     280
Analyzing Causes and Effects     281
Writing a Cause/Effect Essay     282
"Why Do Schools Flunk Biology?"     282
How to Write a Cause/Effect Essay     285
Working with a Student Essay     287
"The Budget Crisis"     288
Discovering How the Essay Works     289
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     289
Working with Your Own Essay     295
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     295
Practicing Cause/Effect     300
Reading Suggestions     300
Service Learning Project     300
Writing Workshop     301
Revising Workshop     302
Editing Workshop     302
Reflecting on Your Writing     302
Arguing     304
Writing an Argument Essay     305
"Racial Profiling Is Unjust"     305
How to Write an Argument Essay     307
Working with a Student Essay     312
"A Call for Policies on Drinking"     312
Discovering How the Essay Works     314
Revising and Editing the Student Essay     315
Working with Your Own Essay     322
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay     322
Practicing Argument     328
Reading Suggestions     328
Service Learning Project     328
Writing Workshop     328
Revising Workshop     329
Editing Workshop     330
Reflecting on Your Writing     330
The Essay with Sources     331
Recognizing an Essay with Sources     332
"Children as Robots"     332
Avoiding Plagiarism     339
Common Knowledge     339
Original Ideas     339
Using and Synthesizing Sources     341
Direct Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary      343
Taking Notes on Sources     345
Finding Sources     352
Credibility of Sources     352
Consulting Online Databases, Full-Text Indexes, and Electronic Journal Collections     353
Searching for Web Sites     358
Using the Library     361
How to Write an Essay with Sources     363
Service Learning     375
Thinking About Your Service Learning Project     375
Initiating Your Service Learning Project     376
Revising and Editing an Essay with Sources     381
Revising Checklist     381
Editing Checklist     382
Revising and Editing a Student Essay with Sources     382
"Space Bucks"     383
Revising and Editing Your Own Essay with Sources     392
Writing Workshop     396
Guidelines for Writing an Essay with Sources     396
Service Learning Project     397
Revising Workshop     397
Editing Workshop     398
Reflecting on Your Writing     398
From Reading to Writing     399
Describing     400
"El Hoyo"     400
"Dwellings"     404
Narrating      411
"The Sanctuary of School"     411
"Writer's Retreat"     414
Illustrating     421
"I Just Wanna Be Average"     421
"Getting to Know About You and Me"     426
Analyzing a Process     431
"Don't Be Cruel"     431
"Why We Have a Moon"     437
Comparing and Contrasting     443
"The American Family"     443
"Between Worlds"     451
Dividing and Classifying     456
"Black Music in Our Hands"     456
"What Are Friends For?"     462
Defining     466
"Ways to Ai"     466
"Healing Myself with the Power of Work"     470
Analyzing Causes and Effects     474
"A Family Dilemma: To Scout or Not to Scout?"     474
"Happiness Is Catching: Why Emotions Are Contagious"     477
Arguing     482
"We Are Training Our Kids to Kill"     482
"Anti-Loitering Laws Can Reduce Gang Violence"     492
"Anti-Loitering Laws Are Ineffective and Biased"     495
The Handbook     501
Introduction: Parts of Speech, Phrases, and Clauses     503
Parts of Speech     503
Phrases      520
Clauses     522
Sentences
Subjects and Verbs     527
Fragments     535
Fused Sentences and Comma Splices     548
Unit Tests     555
Verbs
Regular and Irregular Verbs     558
Verb Tense     569
Subject-Verb Agreement     585
More on Verbs     599
Unit Tests     605
Pronouns
Pronoun Problems     607
Pronoun Reference and Point of View     619
Pronoun Agreement     626
Unit Tests     632
Modifiers
Adjectives     635
Adverbs     646
Modifier Errors     660
Unit Tests     666
Punctuation
End Punctuation     668
Commas     674
Apostrophes     687
Quotation Marks     696
Other Punctuation Marks     705
Unit Tests     713
Mechanics
Capitalization     715
Abbreviations and Numbers     721
Unit Tests     728
Effective Sentences
Varying Sentence Structure     730
Parallelism     737
Combining Sentences     742
Unit Tests      752
Choosing the Right Word
Standard and Nonstandard English     754
Easily Confused Words     764
Spelling     775
Unit Tests     787
Appendixes     789
Credits     825
Index     823
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Preface

PREFACE TO THE INSTRUCTOR

Experience tells us that students have the best chance of succeeding in college if they learn how to respond productively to the varying academic demands made on them throughout the curriculum. One extremely important part of this process is being able to analyze ideas and think critically about issues in many different subject areas. Mosaics: Focusing on Essays is the third in a series of three books that teach the basic skills essential to all good academic writing. This series illustrates how the companion skills of reading and writing are parts of a larger, interrelated process that moves back and forth through the tasks of prereading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing. In other words, the Mosaics series shows how these skills are integrated at every stage of the writing process.

THE MOSAICS SERIES

This second edition of the Mosaics series consists of three books, each with a different emphasis: Focusing on Sentences in Context, Focusing on Paragraphs in Context, and Focusing on Essays. The first book highlights sentence structure, the second book paragraph development, and the third the composition of essays. Each book introduces the writing process as a unified whole and asks students to begin writing in the very first chapter. Each volume also moves from personal to more academic writing. The books differ in the length and level of their reading selections, the complexity of their writing assignments, the degree of difficulty of their revising and editing strategies, and the length and level of their student writing samples.

This entire three-book seriesis based on the following fundamental assumptions:

  • Students build confidence in their ability to read and write by reading and writing.
  • Students learn best from discovery and experimentation rather than from instruction and abstract discussions.
  • Students need to discover their personal writing process.
  • Students learn both individually and collaboratively.
  • Students profit from studying both professional and student writing.
  • Students benefit most from assignments that actually integrate thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Students learn how to revise by following clear guidelines.
  • Students learn grammar and usage rules by editing their own writing.
  • Students must be able to transfer their writing skills to all their college courses.
  • Students must think critically and analytically to succeed in college.

HOW THIS BOOK WORKS

Mosaics: Focusing on Essays teaches students how to write effective essays. For flexibility and easy reference, this book is divided into five parts:

  • Part I: The Writing Process
  • Part II: Writing Effective Essays
  • Part III: The Research Paper: Sources in Context
  • Part IV: From Reading to Writing
  • Part V: The Handbook

Part I: The Writing Process. All eight chapters in Part I demonstrate the cyclical nature of the writing process. They begin with the logistics of getting ready to write and then move systematically through the interlocking stages of the process by following a student essay from prewriting to revising and editing. Part I ends with a quiz that students can take to identify their "Editing Quotient"—their strengths and weaknesses in grammar and mechanics.

Part II: Writing Effective Essays. Part II, the heart of the instruction in this text, teaches students how to write essays by introducing the rhetorical modes as patterns of development. It moves from personal writing to more academic types of writing: describing, narrating, illustrating, analyzing a process, comparing and contrasting, dividing and classifying, defining, analyzing causes and effects, and arguing. Within each chapter, students write their own essays, read professional essays, study the essays of other students, and finally revise and edit the essay they wrote earlier in the chapter. By following specific guidelines, students learn how to produce a successful essay using each rhetorical mode.

Part III: The Research Paper: Sources in Context. The next section of this text helps students move from writing effective essays to writing a research paper. It systematically illustrates the details of writing a term paper. Then it explains the research paper through student examples. Part III ends with a series of writing assignments and workshops designed to encourage your students to write, revise, and edit a research paper and then reflect on their own writing process.

Part IV: From Reading to Writing. Part IV of this text is a collection of readings arranged by rhetorical mode. Multiple rhetorical strategies are at work in most of these essays, but each is classified according to its primary rhetorical purpose. As a result, you can refer your students to particular essays in this part that demonstrate a rhetorical mode you are studying in Part II. In this way, students can actually see the features of each rhetorical mode at work in different pieces of writing. Each professional essay is preceded by prereading activities that will help your students focus on the topic at hand and then is followed by 10 questions that move students from literal to analytical thinking skills as they consider the essay's content, purpose, audience, and paragraph structure.

Part V: The Handbook. Part V is a complete handbook, including exercises, that covers eight main categories: Sentences, Verbs, Pronouns, Modifiers, Punctuation, Mechanics, Effective Sentences, and Choosing the Right Word. These categories are coordinated with the Editing Checklist that appears periodically throughout this text. Each chapter starts with five self-test questions so that students can determine their strengths and weaknesses in a specific area. The chapters provide at least three types of practice after each grammar concept, moving the students systematically from identifying exercises to writing their own sentences. Each unit ends with a practical "Editing Workshop" that asks students to use the skills they just learned to edit another student's writing and then their own writing.

APPENDIXES

The appendixes will help your students keep track of their progress in the various skills they are learning throughout this text. References to these appendixes are interspersed throughout the book so that students know when to use them as they study the concepts in each chapter:

  • Appendix 1: Critical Thinking Log
  • Appendix 2: Revising and Editing Peer Evaluation Forms
  • Appendix 3: Revising and Editing Peer Evaluation Forms for a Research Paper
  • Appendix 4: Test Yourself Answers Appendix 5: Editing Quotient Error Chart
  • Appendix 6: Error Log
  • Appendix 7: Spelling Log

OVERALL GOAL

Ultimately, each book in the Mosaics series portrays writing as a way of thinking and processing information. One by one, these books encourage students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own writing process work together to form a coherent whole. By demonstrating the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels, these books promise to help prepare your students for success in college throughout the curriculum.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Several unique and exciting features separate this book from other basic writing texts:

  • It moves students systematically from personal to academic writing.
  • It uses both student writing and professional writing as models.
  • It demonstrates all aspects of the writing process through student writing.
  • It integrates reading and writing throughout the text.
  • It teaches revising and editing through student writing.
  • It features culturally diverse reading selections that are of high interest to students.
  • It teaches rhetorical modes as patterns of thought.
  • It helps students discover their own writing process.
  • It includes a complete handbook with exercises.
  • It offers worksheets for students to chart their progress in reading and writing.

INSTRUCTOR'S TEACHING PACKAGE

Annotated Instructor's Edition—ISBN 0-13-094212-X. For the first time, Mosaics has an Annotated Instructor's Edition. Written by Kim Flachmann and Cheryl Smith, the AIE contains in-text answers and marginal annotations to help instructors prepare thoroughly for class. The AIE gives both experienced and new instructors ideas about how to get the most out of the text, providing teaching tips, summaries of the readings, readability levels for the essays, additional writing activities, ideas for incorporating the Internet into class, and much more. This supplement is free to adopters.

Instructor's Resource Manual—ISBN 0-13-094693-1. Also written by Kim Flachmann and Cheryl Smith, the Instructor's Resource Manual contains sample syllabi, additional teaching strategies (both general and specific), sample quizzes, journal assignments, additional writing assignments, rubrics for marking essays, and much more. It is available in print or electronic format and is free to adopters.

Instructor's Resource CD. This CD contains video clips of the author discussing how to use the Mosaics series effectively in class. Designed with the new instructor in mind and organized around specific parts of each text in the series, this CD will provide instructors with concrete teaching strategies taken from Kim Flachmann's own classroom. It is free to adopters. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for a copy.

STUDENT'S LEARNING PACKAGE

Prentice Hall WORDS. An Internet-based assessment tool like no other in the developmental English market, Prentice Hall WORDS provides students with summary instruction and practice on each element of writing as presented in the Mosaics series. Prentice Hall WORDS includes over 200 learning modules covering the writing process, paragraph and essay development, and grammar. For each module, students have access to the following online features:

  • Watch Screens that provide an audio and animated summary of the content;
  • Recall Questions that test their comprehension of the content;
  • Apply Questions that test their ability to apply the concepts to existing writing;
  • Write Questions that prompt students to generate their own prose using the concepts.

This technology solution frees up class time -by allowing students to work individually on their areas of weakness. The software measures and tracks students' progress through the course with an easy-to-use management system. Writing Pro is available at a discount when packaged with the text. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for more information and a demonstration.

Companion Web Site: our site. The Companion Web Site allows students to gain a richer perspective and a deeper understanding of the concepts and issues discussed in Mosaics: Focusing on Essays. This site is free to all students. Features of this site include the following:

  • Chapter learning objectives that help students organize key concepts;
  • On-line quizzes, which include instant scoring and coaching;
  • Essay questions that test students' critical thinking skills;
  • Built-in routing that gives students the ability to forward essay responses and graded quizzes to their instructors.

The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary, Third Edition—ISBN 0-13-032870-7. With over 1.5 million Signet copies in print and over 115,000 definitions, this dictionary is available free to your students when packaged with the text.

The New American Roget's College Thesaurus—ISBN 0-13-045258-0. With over 17 million Signet copies in print, this latest edition of the classic paperback thesaurus contains over 20,000 new words and phrases and over 1,500 additional entries. This thesaurus is available free to your students when packaged with the text.

English on the Internet 2001: Evaluating Online Resources—ISBN 0-13-0194840. This completely revised guide helps students develop the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate on-line sources critically. This supplement is available free when packaged with the text.

The Prentice Hall ESL Workbook—ISBN 0-13-092323-0. This 138-page workbook is designed for use with a developmental English textbook to improve English grammar skills. Divided into seven major units, this workbook provides thorough explanations and exercises in the most challenging grammar topics for non-native speakers of English. With over 80 exercise sets, this guide provides ample instruction and practice with nouns; articles, verbs, modifiers, pronouns, prepositions, and sentence structure. The PH ESL Workbook also contains an annotated listing of key ESL Internet sites for further study and practice, an answer key to all the exercises so that students can study at their own pace, and a glossary for students to look up difficult words and phrases. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for a copy.

The Prentice Hall Grammar Workbook—ISBN 0-13-042188-X. This 21-chapter workbook is a comprehensive source of instruction for students who need additional grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Covering such topics as subject-verb agreement, conjunctions, modifiers, capital letters, and vocabulary, each chapter provides ample explanations, examples, and exercises. The exercises contain enough variety to ensure students' mastery of each concept. This supplement is available to students packaged by itself or with the text at a discount.

The Prentice Hall TASP Writing Study Guide—ISBN 0-13-041585-5. Designed for students studying for the Texas Academic Skills Program test, this guide prepares students for the TASP by familiarizing them with the elements of the test and giving them strategies for success. The authors, both from Prairie View A&M, provide practice exercises for each element of the writing and multiple-choice portions of the exam, and the guide ends with a full-length practice test with answer key so that students can evaluate their own progress. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for a copy.

Ask your local Prentice Hall representative for information about our ever-growing list of supplements for both instructors and students.

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Introduction

PREFACE TO THE INSTRUCTOR

Experience tells us that students have the best chance of succeeding in college if they learn how to respond productively to the varying academic demands made on them throughout the curriculum. One extremely important part of this process is being able to analyze ideas and think critically about issues in many different subject areas. Mosaics: Focusing on Essays is the third in a series of three books that teach the basic skills essential to all good academic writing. This series illustrates how the companion skills of reading and writing are parts of a larger, interrelated process that moves back and forth through the tasks of prereading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing. In other words, the Mosaics series shows how these skills are integrated at every stage of the writing process.

THE MOSAICS SERIES

This second edition of the Mosaics series consists of three books, each with a different emphasis: Focusing on Sentences in Context, Focusing on Paragraphs in Context, and Focusing on Essays. The first book highlights sentence structure, the second book paragraph development, and the third the composition of essays. Each book introduces the writing process as a unified whole and asks students to begin writing in the very first chapter. Each volume also moves from personal to more academic writing. The books differ in the length and level of their reading selections, the complexity of their writing assignments, the degree of difficulty of their revising and editing strategies, and the length and level of their student writing samples.

This entirethree-book series is based on the following fundamental assumptions:

  • Students build confidence in their ability to read and write by reading and writing.
  • Students learn best from discovery and experimentation rather than from instruction and abstract discussions.
  • Students need to discover their personal writing process.
  • Students learn both individually and collaboratively.
  • Students profit from studying both professional and student writing.
  • Students benefit most from assignments that actually integrate thinking, reading, and writing.
  • Students learn how to revise by following clear guidelines.
  • Students learn grammar and usage rules by editing their own writing.
  • Students must be able to transfer their writing skills to all their college courses.
  • Students must think critically and analytically to succeed in college.

HOW THIS BOOK WORKS

Mosaics: Focusing on Essays teaches students how to write effective essays. For flexibility and easy reference, this book is divided into five parts:

  • Part I: The Writing Process
  • Part II: Writing Effective Essays
  • Part III: The Research Paper: Sources in Context
  • Part IV: From Reading to Writing
  • Part V: The Handbook

Part I: The Writing Process. All eight chapters in Part I demonstrate the cyclical nature of the writing process. They begin with the logistics of getting ready to write and then move systematically through the interlocking stages of the process by following a student essay from prewriting to revising and editing. Part I ends with a quiz that students can take to identify their "Editing Quotient"—their strengths and weaknesses in grammar and mechanics.

Part II: Writing Effective Essays. Part II, the heart of the instruction in this text, teaches students how to write essays by introducing the rhetorical modes as patterns of development. It moves from personal writing to more academic types of writing: describing, narrating, illustrating, analyzing a process, comparing and contrasting, dividing and classifying, defining, analyzing causes and effects, and arguing. Within each chapter, students write their own essays, read professional essays, study the essays of other students, and finally revise and edit the essay they wrote earlier in the chapter. By following specific guidelines, students learn how to produce a successful essay using each rhetorical mode.

Part III: The Research Paper: Sources in Context. The next section of this text helps students move from writing effective essays to writing a research paper. It systematically illustrates the details of writing a term paper. Then it explains the research paper through student examples. Part III ends with a series of writing assignments and workshops designed to encourage your students to write, revise, and edit a research paper and then reflect on their own writing process.

Part IV: From Reading to Writing. Part IV of this text is a collection of readings arranged by rhetorical mode. Multiple rhetorical strategies are at work in most of these essays, but each is classified according to its primary rhetorical purpose. As a result, you can refer your students to particular essays in this part that demonstrate a rhetorical mode you are studying in Part II. In this way, students can actually see the features of each rhetorical mode at work in different pieces of writing. Each professional essay is preceded by prereading activities that will help your students focus on the topic at hand and then is followed by 10 questions that move students from literal to analytical thinking skills as they consider the essay's content, purpose, audience, and paragraph structure.

Part V: The Handbook. Part V is a complete handbook, including exercises, that covers eight main categories: Sentences, Verbs, Pronouns, Modifiers, Punctuation, Mechanics, Effective Sentences, and Choosing the Right Word. These categories are coordinated with the Editing Checklist that appears periodically throughout this text. Each chapter starts with five self-test questions so that students can determine their strengths and weaknesses in a specific area. The chapters provide at least three types of practice after each grammar concept, moving the students systematically from identifying exercises to writing their own sentences. Each unit ends with a practical "Editing Workshop" that asks students to use the skills they just learned to edit another student's writing and then their own writing.

APPENDIXES

The appendixes will help your students keep track of their progress in the various skills they are learning throughout this text. References to these appendixes are interspersed throughout the book so that students know when to use them as they study the concepts in each chapter:

  • Appendix 1: Critical Thinking Log
  • Appendix 2: Revising and Editing Peer Evaluation Forms
  • Appendix 3: Revising and Editing Peer Evaluation Forms for a Research Paper
  • Appendix 4: Test Yourself Answers Appendix 5: Editing Quotient Error Chart
  • Appendix 6: Error Log
  • Appendix 7: Spelling Log

OVERALL GOAL

Ultimately, each book in the Mosaics series portrays writing as a way of thinking and processing information. One by one, these books encourage students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own writing process work together to form a coherent whole. By demonstrating the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels, these books promise to help prepare your students for success in college throughout the curriculum.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Several unique and exciting features separate this book from other basic writing texts:

  • It moves students systematically from personal to academic writing.
  • It uses both student writing and professional writing as models.
  • It demonstrates all aspects of the writing process through student writing.
  • It integrates reading and writing throughout the text.
  • It teaches revising and editing through student writing.
  • It features culturally diverse reading selections that are of high interest to students.
  • It teaches rhetorical modes as patterns of thought.
  • It helps students discover their own writing process.
  • It includes a complete handbook with exercises.
  • It offers worksheets for students to chart their progress in reading and writing.

INSTRUCTOR'S TEACHING PACKAGE

Annotated Instructor's Edition—ISBN 0-13-094212-X. For the first time, Mosaics has an Annotated Instructor's Edition. Written by Kim Flachmann and Cheryl Smith, the AIE contains in-text answers and marginal annotations to help instructors prepare thoroughly for class. The AIE gives both experienced and new instructors ideas about how to get the most out of the text, providing teaching tips, summaries of the readings, readability levels for the essays, additional writing activities, ideas for incorporating the Internet into class, and much more. This supplement is free to adopters.

Instructor's Resource Manual—ISBN 0-13-094693-1. Also written by Kim Flachmann and Cheryl Smith, the Instructor's Resource Manual contains sample syllabi, additional teaching strategies (both general and specific), sample quizzes, journal assignments, additional writing assignments, rubrics for marking essays, and much more. It is available in print or electronic format and is free to adopters.

Instructor's Resource CD. This CD contains video clips of the author discussing how to use the Mosaics series effectively in class. Designed with the new instructor in mind and organized around specific parts of each text in the series, this CD will provide instructors with concrete teaching strategies taken from Kim Flachmann's own classroom. It is free to adopters. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for a copy.

STUDENT'S LEARNING PACKAGE

Prentice Hall WORDS. An Internet-based assessment tool like no other in the developmental English market, Prentice Hall WORDS provides students with summary instruction and practice on each element of writing as presented in the Mosaics series. Prentice Hall WORDS includes over 200 learning modules covering the writing process, paragraph and essay development, and grammar. For each module, students have access to the following online features:

  • Watch Screens that provide an audio and animated summary of the content;
  • Recall Questions that test their comprehension of the content;
  • Apply Questions that test their ability to apply the concepts to existing writing;
  • Write Questions that prompt students to generate their own prose using the concepts.

This technology solution frees up class time -by allowing students to work individually on their areas of weakness. The software measures and tracks students' progress through the course with an easy-to-use management system. Writing Pro is available at a discount when packaged with the text. Contact your local Prentice Hall representative for more information and a demonstration.

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