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Overview

Progressions helps readers learn the characteristics of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; procedures for producing this writing; and applications of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence, Progressions provides abundant support for the reader by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205333752
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters begin with “A Sample Paragraph,” “The Topic Sentence,” and “Supporting Details,” and conclude with “Writing Assignment.”

Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College.

Checklists and Tips.

Preface.

I. THE WRITING PROCESS.

1. The Writing Process: Planning—Writing—Rewriting.

Planning Your Writing: Generating Ideas.
Planning Your Writing: Establishing Audience and Purpose.
Planning Your Writing: Ordering Ideas.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Writing in Other Classes.
Writing Your First Draft.
Rewriting: Revising Your First Draft.
Rewriting: Editing Your Draft.
Rewriting: Proofreading Your Final Draft.
Writing with a Computer.
Troubeshooting Your Writing Process.
Observing a Student Writer at Work.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Your Writing Process.

II. THE PARAGRAPH.

2. Paragraph Basics.

Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Highlighting Topic Sentences.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Identifying General and SpecificPoints.
Transitions and Repetition for Coherence.
The Closing.
3. Narration.

Supporting Details
Transitions That Signal Chronological Order
Writing Conversation.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Narration.
4. Description.

Transitions That Signal Spatial Order.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Description.
5. Illustration.

Transitions That Signal Illustration, Addition, and Emphatic Order.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College Writing: Using Illustration.
6. Process Analysis.

Transitions That Signal Chronological Order
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Process Analysis.
7. Definition.

Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Definition.
8. Comparison and Contrast.

Transitions That Signal Comparison and Contrast.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Comparison and Contrast.
9. Cause-and-Effect Analysis.

Transitions That Signal Effect and Addiction.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis.
10. Classification.

Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Classification.
11. Argument.

Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Argument.

III. THE ESSAY.

12. Writing an Essay.

The Parts of an Essay.
Planning the Essay with an Outline Map.
Student Essays to Study.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Notetaking.

IV. EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.

Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part Four.

13. Identifying Subjects and Verbs.

Subjects and Verbs.
Identifying Verbs.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Understanding Texts and Exam Questions.
Identifying Subjects.
14. Writing Effective Sentences.

Identifying Clauses.
Coordination: Method I.
Coordination: Method II.
Subordination: Method I.
Subordination: Method II.
Sentence Variety.
Parallelism: Words in Series and Pairs.
Parallelism: Pairs of Conjunctions.
Using Transitions.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Improving Reading Comprehension.
15. Avoiding Sentence Fragments.

Fragments That Result from Missing Subjects.
Fragments That Result from Incomplete Verbs.
Fragments That Result from Missing Subjects and Verbs.
Fragments That Result from Lack of Completeness.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Notetaking.
16. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices.

Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Period and a Capital Letter.
Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Semicolon.
Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices with a Comma and Coordinating Conjunction.
Warning Words and Phrases.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing In College: Seeing Relationships between Ideas.
17. Choosing Words Carefully.

Specific,Simple Word Choice.
Vocabulary Building.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing In College: Learning Specialized Vocabulary.
Slang.
Clichés.
Wordiness.
Double Negatives.
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Four.

V. GRAMMAR AND USAGE.

Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part V.

18. Using Verbs Correctly.

Verb Forms.
Subject-Verb Agreement.
Tense Shifts.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Writing Notes and Exam Answers.
19. Using Pronouns Correctly.

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing In College: Assessing Popular Usage.
Pronoun Reference.
Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns.
Person Shift.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Using Writing as a Study Aid.
20. Using Modifiers Correctly.

Adjectives and Adverbs.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Studying Graphs, Charts, and Tables.
21. Using Capitalization and Punctuation Correctly.

Capitalization.
Punctuation.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Seeing Connections.
22. Identifying Problems with Frequently Confused Words and Spelling.

Frequently Confused Words.
Spelling.
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College: Notetaking.
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Five.

VI. SENTENCE SKILLS WORKSHOP.

23. Single Skill Practice.

24. Multiple Skills Practice.

VII. FROM READING TO WRITING.

25. Writing in Response to Reading.

26. Writing Summaries and Essay Examination Anwers.

Appendixes.

Appendix I. Ten Tips for Success in College.

Appendix II. Helpful Web Sites.

Appendix III. Ten Tips for ESL Students.

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