Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs / Edition 5

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Acclaimed instructor and author Kim Flachmann capitalizes on the growing trend of studying reading to sharpen writing skills. Throughout the text, students are shown the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing as they move back and forth through the tasks of pre-reading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing. Reading strategies are introduced in Chapter 1 and then integrated throughout the text. Meanwhile, as they are employing these reading strategies, students learn from their own writing–revising and editing their own writing.

Mosaics illustrates how thinking, reading, and writing are part of a interrelated process, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own thinking, reading, and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205824083
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/13/2010
  • Series: Flachmann Developmental Writing Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 1,141,276
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Flachmann received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Twentieth-Century American Literature at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation was a stylistic analysis of William Carlos Williams’ poetry. Kim has been teaching at California State University, Bakersfield, where she also administers the Composition Program–from remedial English through the Graduate Teaching Assistants. She has published numerous articles on rhetoric and American literature and has written six textbooks–among them a very successful college reader for Pearson (The Prose Reader, in its ninth edition) and a series of three books for Pearson, called Mosaics, for developmental English, progressing from sentence-level to paragraph-level and finally to essay work. In addition, she received the Outstanding Professor Award for 1998-99 at California State University, Bakersfield; the Rhetorician of the Year Award from the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in 2007; and an award from California Association of Teachers of English for Classroom Excellence in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Reading and Writing for Success in College

Chapter 1 Reading and Writing as Critical Thinking

Chapter 2 Reading Critically

Chapter 3 Writing Critically

Chapter 4 Revising

Chapter 5 Editing

Part II: Reading and Writing Effective Paragraphs

Chapter 6 Describing

Chapter 7 Narrating

Chapter 8 Illustrating

Chapter 9 Analyzing a Process

Chapter 10 Comparing and Contrasting

Chapter 11 Dividing and Classifying

Chapter 12 Defining

Chapter 13 Analyzing Causes and Effects

Chapter 14 Arguing

Part III: Essays: Paragraphs in Context

Chapter 15 Recognizing an Essay

Chapter 16 How to Read an Essay

Chapter 17 How to Write an Essay

Chapter 18 Revising and Editing a Student Essay

Chapter 19 Revising and Editing Your Own Essay

Chapter 20 Writing Workshop

Part IV: The Handbook

Chapter 21 Introduction 359

Unit 1 Sentences

Chapter 22 Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 23 Fragments

Chapter 24 Fused Sentences and Comma Splices

Unit 2 Verbs

Chapter 25 Regular and Irregular Verbs

Chapter 26 Verb Tense

Chapter 27 Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 28 More on Verbs

Unit 3 Pronouns

Chapter 29 Pronoun Problems

Chapter 30 Pronoun Reference and Point of View

Chapter 31 Pronoun Agreement

Unit 4 Modifiers

Chapter 32 Adjectives

Chapter 33 Adverbs

Chapter 34 Modifier Errors

Unit 5 Punctuation

Chapter 35 End Punctuation

Chapter 36 Commas

Chapter 37 Apostrophes

Chapter 38 Quotation Marks

Chapter 39 Other Punctuation Marks

Unit 6 Mechanics

Chapter 40 Capitalization

Chapter 41 Abbreviations and Numbers

Unit 7 Effective Sentences

Chapter 42 Varying Sentence Structure

Chapter 43 Parallelism

Chapter 44 Combining Sentences

Unit 8 Choosing the Right Words

Chapter 45 Standard and Nonstandard English

Chapter 46 Easily Confused Words

Chapter 47 Spelling

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