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  • ISBN-13: 9780321461919
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/14/2006
  • Series: McWhorter Developmental Writing Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Writing Success starts Here!

 

I. GETTING STARTED

1. An Introduction to Writing

Writing

What Writing Is and Is Not

The Writing Process: An Overview

Beginning Tips for Generating Ideas

Writing Paragraphs

Writing Essays

            Sample Student Essay: College and the Marine Corps

Practical Advice for Getting Started

Peer Review

Writing Success Tip 1: Participating in Your Writing Class

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Internet Activities

2. The Reading-Writing Connection

Exploring The Reading-Writing Connection

Previewing before Reading

            Reading:  Ways to Improve Your Memory Saul M. Kassin

Reading for Meaning

Ways to Improve Your Memory

How to Record Your Thinking: Annotation

ESL Tip: Important Terms

Using Idea Maps

How to Write about a Reading

Writing Success Tip 2: Organizing a Place and Time to read and Write

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading:  What Really Scares Us? David Ropeik

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Internet Activities

3. Expanding Your Vocabulary

VOCABULARY

Why Improve Your Vocabulary?

Get the Right Tools

ESL Tip: Limitations of Two-Way Dictionaries Use Context Clues to Figure Out Unfamiliar Words

Pay Attention to Word Parts

Learn Idioms

Use Word Mapping to Expand Your Vocabulary

Develop a System for Learning New Words

ESL Tip: Learning English Vocabulary

Writing Success Tip 3: Improving Your Writing Vocabulary

WRITING ABOUT A READING

Thinking Before Reading

            READING: The buzz on Caffeine, Paul Cuadro

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Internet Activities

II. SENTENCE BASICS AND DEVELOPMENT

4. Complete Sentence Versus Fragments

Writing

What is a Fragment?

Subjects

Verbs

Clauses: An Overview

How to Spot and Revise Fragments: A Brief Review

ESL Tip: Learning from Your Mistakes

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 4: Keeping an Error Log

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading:  Scar, Cynthia Audet

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

5. Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

Writing

The Function of Punctuation

ESL Tip: Punctuation

Run-on Sentences

Comma Splices

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 5: Proofreading Tips

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading: Back to School: Students Must Be Prepared to Use Debt Wisely

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

6. Combining and Expanding Your Ideas

Writing

What Are Independent and Dependent Clauses?

How to Combine Ideas of Equal Importance

How to Combine Ideas of Unequal Importance

How to Write Compound-Complex Sentences

            STUDENT ESSAY:  “Miracles Made, Prayers Answered” Jennifer Tumiel

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 6: Writing with a Computer!

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  Not Close Enough for Comfort, David Bardeen

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

7. Using Adjectives and Adverbs to Describe

Writing

How to Use Adjectives to Describe

ESL Tip: Humor

ESL Tip: Adjectives

How to Use Adverbs to Describe

ESL Tip: Adverbs

How to Use Adjectives and Adverbs to Compare

            STUDENT ESSAY: The Longest Day, Gentry Carlson

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip: Spelling

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  The Homecoming, and Then the Hard Part, Anthony Swofford

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

8. Using Modifiers to Add Detail

Writing

Using Prepositional Phrases to Add Detail

Using -ing Phrases to Add Detail

Using Who, Which, and That Relative Clauses to Add Detail

ESL Tip: Using Relative Pronouns

             STUDENT ESSAY: Just Coffee, Please? Liz Cole

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 8: Avoiding Slang Expressions

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:   Before and After, Lance Armstrong

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

III. COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

9. Revising Confusing and Inconsistent Sentences

Writing

Using Pronouns Clearly and Correctly

ESL Tip: Pronoun Reference

Avoiding Shifts in Person, Number, and Verb Tense

Avoiding Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Using Parallelism

            STUDENT ESSAY: Rick’s Courage, Michaela Lozkova

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 9: Avoiding Trite Expressions

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading: Sudanese describes how he became a slave at 7, Lornet Turnbull

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

10. Using Verbs Correctly

Writing

Using Verb Tenses Correctly

Using Irregular Verbs Correctly

Avoiding Subject-Verb Agreement Errors

Using Active Instead of Passive Voice

            STUDENT ESSAY: The Places in My Life, Rachel Goodman

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 10: Eliminating Wordiness and Redundancy

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading: If ER Nurses Crash, Will Patients Follow? Paul Duke

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

IV. PARAGRAPH BASICS AND DEVELOPMENT

11. Planning and Organizing

Writing

Choosing a Topic

ESL Tip: Choosing a Topic

Keeping Your Reader in Mind

Generating Ideas

Organizing Your Ideas

            STUDENT ESSAY: Am I Conformist? Ebtisam Abusamak

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 11: Using the Computer to Generate Ideas

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  Can I Get You Some Manners With That? Christie Scotty

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

12. Drafting and Revising

Writing

Choosing a Manageable Topic

Writing Topic Sentences

Developing the Paragraph

Revising Paragraphs

Revision Checklist

Student Writing in Progress: Three versions of The Emotional Wall, Tracy Burgio

            Student Essay: First draft showing revisions

            Student Essay: Second Draft showing revisions

            Student Essay: Final Draft

STTUDENT ESSAY: Beautiful Words + Beautiful Images + One Beautiful Advertisement,

Rachel Goodman

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Revision Checklist

Writing Success Tip 12: Using Nonsexist Language

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading: Can Self-Esteem Fight Poverty and Drugs, Teo Furtado

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

13. Developing, Arranging, and Connecting Details

Writing

Developing a Paragraph Using Specific Details

Methods of Arranging Details

            STUDENT ESSAY: Halloween: Fun without Cultural Guilt, Maya Prestwich

Evaluating the Essay

ESL Tip: Halloween

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Revision Checklist

Writing Success Tip 13: How to Write a Summary

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            Reading:  A Brother’s Murder Brent Staples

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

14. Using Methods of Organization

METHODS OF ORGANIZATION

A: NARRATION

What is Narration?

How to Develop a Narrative Paragraph

How to Organize a Narrative Paragraph

B: DESCRIPTION

What is description?

How to Develop a Descriptive Paragraph

How to Organize a Descriptive Paragraph

C: EXAMPLE

What is an Example?

How to Develop an Example Paragraph

How to Organize an Example Paragraph

D: DEFINITION

What is Definition?

How to Develop a Definition Paragraph

How to Organize a Definition Paragraph

E: COMPARISON-CONTRAST

What is Comparison-Contrast?

How to Develop a Comparison-Contrast Paragraph

How to Organize a Comparison-Contrast Paragraph

F: CLASSIFICATION

What is Classification?

How to Develop a Classification Paragraph

How to Organize a Classification Paragraph

G: PROCESS

What is Process?

How to Develop a Process Paragraph

How to Organize a Process Paragraph

H: CAUSE AND EFFEXT

What is Cause and Effect?

How to Develop a Cause and Effect Paragraph

How to Organize a Cause and Effect Paragraph

I: ARGUMENT

What is Argument?

How to Develop an Argument Paragraph

How to Organize an Argument Paragraph

            STUDENT ESSAY: What My Culture Means to Me, Darlene Gallardo

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 14: Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  Mom Forced to Choose Sons During Tsunami,  Meraiah Foley

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

V. COMMON PARAGRAPH PROBLEMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

15. Revising Underdeveloped Paragraphs

Writing

Revising Ineffective Topic Sentences

Revising Paragraphs to Add Supporting Details

            STUDENT ESSAY: How to Raise a Happy Human, Rachel Goodman

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 15: How to Credit Sources

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  How to Put Off Doing a Job, Andy Rooney

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

Revision Checklist

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

16. Using an Idea Map to Spot Revision Problems

Writing

Does Your Paragraph Stray From Your Topic?

Does Every Detail Belong?

Are Your Details Arranged and Developed Logically?

Is Your Paragraph Balanced?

Is Your Paragraph Repetitious?

             STUDENT ESSAY: Sports and Life, Zoe Cole

First Draft

Final Draft

Evaluating the Essay

Paragraph Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 16: Writing Application Letters

Writing about a Reading

Thinking before Reading

            READING:  Drivers Let Big Brother In to Get a Break, Kevin Maney

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

Revision Checklist

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

VI. ESSAYS BASICS, DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMON PROBLEMS

17. Essay Basics and Development

An Overview of the Essay

The Structure of an Essay

Planning Your Essay

Write Strong Thesis Statements

Support Your Thesis with Substantial Evidence

            STUDENT ESSAY: Angie’s Big Show, Alicia

Evaluating the Essay

Make Connections Among Your Ideas Clear

Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title

Essay Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 17: Writing Essay Exam Answers

WRITING ABOUT A READING

Thinking Before Reading

            READING: Callling in Late, Kate Zernike

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

Revision Checklist

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

18. Avoiding Common Problems in Essays

Five Key Essay Writing Problems and How to Fix Them

Problem # 1: The Topic is too Broad

Problem # 2: The Topic is too Narrow

Problem # 3: The Thesis Statement Needs Revsion

Problem # 4: The Essay is Underdeveloped

Problem # 5: The Essay is Disorganized

Using Maps to Guide Your Revision

Seeking Further Help

            STUDENT ESSAY: My Big Deal Knee Surgery, Anna Majerczyk

Evaluating the Essay

Essay Writing Scenarios

Writing Success Tip 18: Taking Writing Competency Tests

WRITING ABOUT A READING

Thinking Before Reading

            READING: From Now On, Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders, Dave Barry

Getting Ready to Write

Reviewing the Reading

Examining the   Reading: Using an Idea Map to Review the Reading

Strengthening Your Vocabulary

Reacting to Ideas: Discussion and Journal Writing

Writing about the Reading

Paragraph Options

Essay Options

Revision Checklist

CHAPTER REVIEW AND PRACTICE

Chapter Review

Editing Practice

Internet Activities

VII. A MULTICULTURAL READER

The Beautiful Laughing Sisters---An Arrival Story,  Mary Pipher

In a Green Mood, Sabrina Ford

3.   Los Chinos Discover el Barrio, Luis Torres

4.   The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl, Elizabeth Wong

5.     A Note to Parents, Ruben  Navarrette, Jnr.

Are Latinos Different? Sandra Márquez

Light Skin Versus Dark, Charisse Jone

Thank You M’am, Langston Hughes

Tiger Woods and the Emerging Multiracial Identity: Mapping New Ethnic

Terrain, James M. Henslin

VIII. REVIEWING THE BASICS

Guide to Reviewing the Basics

A. Understanding the Parts of Speech

A.1  Nouns

A.2  Pronouns

A.3  Verbs

A.4  Adjectives

A.5  Adverbs

A.6  Conjunctions

A.7  Prepositions

A.8  Interjections

B. Understanding the Parts of Sentences

B.1  Subjects

B.2  Predicates

B.3  Complements

B.4  Basic Sentence Patterns

B.5  Expanding the Sentence with Adjectives and Adverbs

B.6  Expanding the Sentence with Phrases

B.7  Expanding the Sentence with Clauses

B.8  Basic Sentence Classifications

C. Using Punctuation Correctly

C.1  End Punctuation

C.2  Commas

C.3  Unnecessary Commas

C.4  Colons and Semicolons

C.5  Dashes, Parentheses, Hyphens, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks

D. Managing Mechanics and Spelling

D.1  Capitalization

D.2  Abbreviations

D.3  Hyphenation and Word Division

D.4  Numbers

D.5  Suggestions for Improving Spelling

D.6  Six Useful Spelling Rules

Text and Cartoon Credits

 

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