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Overview

Resources for Writers provides instruction for the developing writer with a unique focus on cultural literacy. From sample paragraphs on the differences between capitalism and communism to mini-biographies of Jim Thorpe and Harriet Tubman, Resources for Writers will provide students with a cultural foundation upon which to build further writing skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321172228
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/24/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I. GETTING STARTED.

1. Your Strengths as a Writer.

2. The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs.

3. Practice with the Four Cs.

4. Writing for a Reader and a Reason.

II. THE WRITING PROCESS.

5. Prewriting: Coming Up With Ideas.

6. Drafting: Writing a Rough Draft.

7. Revising: Making Changes in Your Draft.

8. Editing: Checking for Correctness.

9. Putting the Writing Process Steps Together.

III. THE ELEMENTS OF GOOD WRITING.

10. Writing an Effective Topic Sentence.

11. Using Specific Details for Support and Illustration.

12. Organizing and Linking Ideas.

13. Writing Correct Sentences.

IV. STRATEGIES FOR PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT.

14. Providing Illustrations and Examples.

15. Narrating an Event or Story.

16. Describing a Scene, Person, or Object.

17. Classifying and Dividing.

18. Explaining a Process.

19. Comparing and Contrasting.

20. Explaining Causeand Effect.

21. Defining Terms.

22. Arguing a Position.

V. WRITING ESSAYS.

23. The Parts of an Essay.

24. Prewriting for and Drafting Your Essay.

25. Revising and Editing Your Essay.

VI. WRITING FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.

26. Essay Exams.

27. Writing Summaries.

28. Writing to Get a Job.

VII. WRITING CORRECT SENTENCES.

29. Prepositional Phrases.

30. Subjects and Verbs.

31. Clauses.

32. Run-On Sentences.

33. Fragments.

34. Regular Verbs.

35. Irregular Verbs.

36. Subject-Verb Agreement.

37. Verb Tense and Tense Consistency.

38. Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View.

39. Pronoun Types.

40. Simple Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs.

41. Misplaced Modifiers.

42. Dangling Modifiers.

43. Errors in Parallelism.

44. Commas.

45. Apostrophes.

46. Quotation Marks.

47. Other Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semi-colons, Parentheses, Dashes, and Hyphens.

48. Capitalization.

49. Numbers and Abbreviations.

50. Formal Writing Format.

51. Sensitive Language.

52. Words That Look and Sound Alike.

53. Choosing the Best Words.

54. Improving Your Spelling.

55. Expanding Your Vocabulary.

56. Using the Dictionary.

57. Sentence Combining For Variety.

58. Tips for Second Language Writers.

VIII. READINGS FOR INFORMED WRITING.

How We Learn.

Reading 1. “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” Robert Fulghum.
Reading 2. “A Homemade Education,” Malcolm X.
Reading 3. “A Uniform Policy,” Rene Sanchez.
Reading 4. “Freedom,” Joyce Jarrett.
Reading 5. “What Is Intelligence, Anyway?” Isaac Asimov.
Reading 6. “Education,” E. B. White.
Reading 7. “Hold Your Horsepower,” Lyla Fox.
Reading 8. “Grades and Self-Esteem,” Randy Moore.
What We Value.

Reading 9. “Money for Morality,” Mary Arguelles.
Reading 10. “The Ways We Lie,” Stephanie Ericsson.
Reading 11. “Why Vote? Let's Cite the Reasons,” Mark Lacter.
Reading 12. “Manners Matter,” Judith Martin.
Reading 13. “Confessions of a Quit Addict,” Barbara Graham.
How We Live.

Reading 14. “Back, but Not Home,” Maria Muniz.
Reading 15. “My Mother’s English,” Amy Tan.
Reading 16. “The Plot against People,” Russell Baker.
Reading 17. “Neat People versus Sloppy People,” Suzanne Britt.
Reading 18. “What Is Poverty?” Jo Goodwin Parker.

Lab Manual Online.

Activity 1. Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details.

Activity 2. Concise, Credible, and Clear Writing.

Activity 3. The Four Cs.

Activity 4. Audience and Purpose.

Activity 5. Overview of the Writing Process.

Activity 6. Facing and Conquering the Blank Page.

Activity 7. Drafting: First to Final Drafts.

Activity 8. Making Changes: Revision.

Activity 9. Editing for Clarity and Correctness.

Activity 10. Editing and Proofreading.

Activity 11. Paragraph Overview.

Activity 12. Making a Point: The Topic Sentence.

Activity 13. Proving Your Point: Using Specific Examples for Support and Illustration.

Activity 14. Organizing and Linking Your Ideas.

Activity 15. Writing Correct Sentences.

Activity 16. Different Organizational Strategies.

Activity 17. Illustration and Example.

Activity 18. Narration.

Activity 19. Description.

Activity 20. Classification and Division.

Activity 21. Process Analysis.

Activity 22. Compare and Contrast.

Activity 23. Cause and Effect.

Activity 24. Definition.

Activity 25. Argument.

Activity 26. Essay Overview.

Activity 27. Paragraphs in an Essay.

Activity 28. Planning an Essay.

Activity 29. Revising an Essay.

Activity 30. Essay Exams.

Activity 31. Writing Summaries.

Activity 32. Writing to Get a Job.

Activity 33. Grammar Overview.

Activity 34. Prepositional Phrases.

Activity 35. Subjects and Verbs.

Activity 36. Clauses and Other Phrases.

Activity 37. Run-On Sentences.

Activity 38. Fragments.

Activity 39. Regular.

Activity 40. Irregular Verbs.

Activity 41. Subject-Verb Agreement.

Activity 42. Verb Tense and Tense Consistency.

Activity 43. Pronoun Case, Pronoun Agreement, and Point of View.

Activity 44. Different Pronoun Types.

Activity 45. Simple Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs.

Activity 46. Misplaced Modifiers.

Activity 47. Dangling Modifiers.

Activity 48. Errors in Parallelism.

Activity 49. Punctuation Overview.

Activity 50. Commas.

Activity 51. Apostrophes.

Activity 52. Quotation Marks.

Activity 53. Other Punctuation Marks.

Activity 54. Capitalization.

Activity 55. Numbers and Abbreviations.

Activity 56. Formal Writing.

Activity 57. Common Errors in Usage.

Activity 58. Unbiased Language.

Activity 59. Choosing the Right Words.

Activity 60. Choosing the Best Words.

Activity 61. Spelling Well.

Activity 62. Expanding Your Vocabulary.

Activity 63. Using the Dictionary.

Activity 64. Varying Sentences Types.

Activity 65. Sentence Combining.

Supplemental Activities.

Activity 66. TASP Practice Exam.

Activity 67. Practice with the Florida State Exit Exam.
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