Mosaics: Focusing on Sentences in Context / Edition 2

Mosaics: Focusing on Sentences in Context / Edition 2

by Kim Flachmann
     
 

Part of a three-level developmental series that integrates critical thinking, reading, writing, revising, and editing, this book teaches the processes and skills common to all good academic writing. It includes both professional and student writing samples as well as a multitude of exercises and activities that address the writing

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Overview

Part of a three-level developmental series that integrates critical thinking, reading, writing, revising, and editing, this book teaches the processes and skills common to all good academic writing. It includes both professional and student writing samples as well as a multitude of exercises and activities that address the writing process, writing effective sentences, sentences in context, and readings. This is for anyone looking to develop effective reading comprehension and writing skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130163141
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
687
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: All chapters begin with Introduction and conclude with Chapter Review, Editing a Student Paragraph, and Editing Your Own Paragraph, except for chapters 1 through 7, and 33 through 47.)

I. THE WRITING PROCESS.

1. Writing Successful Sentences.

Your Approach to Writing. Writing Assignments.

2.Understanding the Writing Process.

Picture the Process.

3. Prewriting.

Thinking. Planning.

4. Writing.

Writing the Topic Sentence. Developing. Organizing. Drafting.

5. Revising.

Revising Checklist.

6. Editing.

Editing Checklist. Your EQ (Editing Quotient). How to Edit.

II. WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.

Introduction: Parts of Speech, Phrases, and Clauses.

Parts of Speech. Phrases. Clauses.

Unit 1. Sentences.

7. Subjects and Verbs.

Subjects. Verbs.

8. Fragments.

About Fragments. Identifying and Correcting Fragments.

9. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices.

Identifying Fused Sentences and Comma Splices. Correcting Fused Sentences and Comma Splices.

Unit 1. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 2. Verbs.

10. Regular and Irregular Verbs.

Regular Verbs. Irregular Verbs. Using Lie/Lay and Sit/Set Correctly.

11. Verb Tense.

Present Tense. Past Tense. Using Helping Words with Past Participles. Using -ing Verbs Correctly. Problems with be. Problems with do. Problems with have.

12. Subject-Verb Agreement.

Subject-Verb Agreement. Words Separating. Subjects and Verbs. More than One Subject. Verbs Before Subjects. Collective Nouns. Indefinite Pronouns.

13. More on Verbs.

Consistent Verb Tense. Using the Active Voice

Unit 2. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 3. Pronouns.

14. Pronoun Problems.

Pronouns as Subjects. Pronouns as Objects. Possessive Pronouns. Pronouns in Comparisons. Demonstrative Pronouns.

15. Pronoun Reference and Point of View.

Pronoun Reference. Shifting Point of View.

16. Pronoun Agreement.

Indefinite Pronouns. Avoiding Sexism.

Unit 3. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 4. Modifiers.

17. Adjectives.

Using Adjectives. Comparing with Adjectives. Common Adjective Errors. Using Good and Bad Correctly.

18. Adverbs.

Using Adverbs. Comparing with Adverbs. Adjective or Adverb?. Double Negatives. Using Good/Well and Bad/Badly Correctly.

19. Modifier Errors.

Misplaced Modifiers. Dangling Modifiers.

Unit 4. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 5. Punctuation.

20. End Punctuation.

Period. Question Mark. Exclamation Point.

21. Commas.

Commas with Items in a Series. Commas with Introductory Words. Commas with Independent Clauses. Commas with Interrupters. Commas with Direct Quotations. Other Uses of Commas.

22. Apostrophes.

Marking Contractions. Showing Possession. Common Apostrophe Errors.

23. Quotation Marks.

Direct Quotations. Indirect Quotations. Capitalizing and Using Other Punctuation Marks with Quotation Marks. Quotation Marks Around Titles.

24. Other Punctuation Marks.

Semicolons. Colons. Dashes and Parentheses.

Unit 5. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 6. Mechanics.

25. Capitalization.

26. Abbreviations and Numbers.

Abbreviations. Numbers.

Unit 6. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 7. Effective Sentences.

27. Varying Sentence Structure.

28. Parallelism.

29. Combining Sentences.

Simple Sentences. Compound Sentences. Complex Sentences. Compound-Complex Sentences.

Unit 7. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

Unit 8. Choosing the Right Word.

30. Standard and Nonstandard English.

Standard and Nonstandard English. Nonstandard English. Slang.

31. Easily Confused Words.

Easily Confused Words, Part I. Easily Confused Words, Part II. Easily Confused Words, Part III.

32. Spelling.

Spelling Hints. Spelling Rules. Commonly Misspelled Words.

Unit 8. Tests.

Unit Writing Assignments.

III. PARAGRAPHS: SENTENCES IN CONTEXT.

33. Recognizing a Paragraph.

34. How to Read a Paragraph.

35. How to Write a Successful Paragraph.

36. Revising and Editing a Student Paragraph.

37. Revising and Editing Your Own Paragraph.

38. Writing Workshop.

IV. FROM READING TO WRITING.

39. Describing.

Colette Russell, "A Day in the Homeless Life." Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood."

40. Narrating.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., "A Giant Step." Elizabeth Wong, "The Struggle to be an All-American Girl."

41. Illustrating.

Sherry Hemman Hogan, "A Question of Trust." Bailey White, "Mortality."

42. Analyzing a Process

Tomás Robles, "Ferrying Dreamers to the Other Side." Peter Jaret, "Stress Free in 10 Minutes: 7 Ways to Chill Out and Recharge."

43. Comparing and Contrasting.

Lisen Stromberg, "My Son the Cross-Dresser." Dave Barry, "The Ugly Truth about Beauty."

44. Dividing and Classifying.

Annie Murphy Paul, "Dads." John Roger and Peter McWilliams, "Why Do We Resist Learning?"

45. Defining.

Monica Ramirez Basco, "The Perfect Trap." Roberto Santiago, "Black and Latino."

46. Analyzing Causes and Effects.

Bryan Johnson, "How the Navy Changed My Life." Lewis Sawaquat, "For My Indian Daughter."

47. Arguing.

Roger Sipher, "So That Nobody Has to Go to School If They Don't Want To." John Romano, "It's a Job for Parents, Not the Government."

Appendixes.

Credits.

Index.

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