Text and Thought: An Integrated Approach to College Reading and Writing / Edition 2

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Text and Thought, 2/e offers a comprehensive approach to developing and strengthening both developmental reading and developmental writing skills. Incorporating the most essential and useful topics in reading and writing, this integrated book includes a wealth of writing exercises along with high-interest professional and textbook readings. Readers are first guided through the application of skills and then given an opportunity to practice these skills independently. The second edition offers strengthened coverage of both reading and writing, providing more exercises, essays and textbook excerpts, and increased coverage of vocabulary and the Internet. Resourceful, engaging, and up-to-date, Text and Thought, 2/e combines the complementary skills of reading and writing with an interactive approach. For those interested in developing their reading and writing skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321089199
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/13/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


A Word to Students About This Book.

1. Discovering Reading and Writing.

Your Goals and Needs.

Learning Styles.

What Is Reading?

Becoming a Better Reader.

The Stages of Reading.

What Is Writing?

Becoming a Better Writer.

The Stages of Writing.

A Final Note About the Writing Process.

Increasing Your Vocabulary.

Application: The Road Less Traveled, Dr. M. Scott Peck.

Chapter Summary.

2. Preparing for Reading and Writing.

Theme: Motivation and Emotion.

Reading Strategies.

Prior Knowledge.


Organizing Textbook Information.

Writing Strategies.

Stage 1: Discovering Topics.

Stage 2: Discovering Ideas.

Increasing Your Vocabulary.

Context Clues.



Textbook Selection 1: Motivation.

Textbook Selection 2: Emotion.

Additional Readings.

The Paring Knife, Michael Oppenheimer.

Unfair Game, Susan Jacoby.

Chapter Summary.

3. Working with Topics and Main Ideas.

Theme: Physiological Needs.

Topics and Main Ideas for Readers.

Identifying Topics.

Identifying Main Ideas.

Writing Paragraphs.

Writing Main Idea Sentences.

Writing Supporting Details.

Writing Concluding Sentences.


Textbook Selection 1: A Primary Drive: Hunger.

Textbook Selection 2: Eating Disorders.

Textbook Selection 3: Sleep and Dreaming.

Additional Reading.

To Sleep, Perchance to Stay Awake in Class, by Lynda Richardson.

Chapter Summary.

4. Working with Details.

Theme: Safety.

The Relationship Between Readers and Writers.

Patterns of Organization and Signal Words.





Cause and Effect.

Major and Minor Details.

Writing Coherent Paragraphs.

Time Order.

Place Order.

Order of Importance.


Textbook Selections on The Bill of Rights.

Newspaper Articles Dealing with Civil Rights.

5. Making Inferences.

Theme: Belonging.

Making Inferences from Experience.

Making Inferences About Causes and Effects.

Making Inferences About Purpose.

Making Inferences About Tone.

Making Inferences About Motive and Character.

Understanding Figurative Language.

Writing for an Audience.


Textbook Selection 1: Socialization.

Textbook Selection 2: Social Structure.

Textbook Selection 3: Conformity.

Additional Readings.

La Migra, Sasha Gregory Lewis.

Obedience to Authority, Stanley Milgram.

Chapter Summary.

6. Organizing Essays.

Theme: Love.

Elements of an Essay.

Thesis and Thesis Statement.

Introduction to an Essay.

Body of an Essay.

Conclusion of an Essay.

Revising an Essay.

Revision Through Reading.

Revision Through Collaboration.

First Draft.

Revised Draft.

7. Summarizing Passages.

Types of Essays and Passages.






Persuasive Essays.

Mixed Patterns.


Textbook Selection: Relationships.

Additional Reading.

Poem for a Divorced Daughter, Horace Coleman.

Additional Readings.

How I Learned to Read and Write, Frederick Douglass.

Cesar Chaves and La Causa from America and Its People: A Mosaic in the Making.

It's Not Easy Bein' Green, Jose Raposo.

Loving Your Enemies, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday in the Park, Bel Kaufman.

Harvest Bound, Ramon "Tianguis" Perez.

No Speak English, Sandra Cisneros.

The Correct English Handbook.

Parts of Speech.

Sentence Components.

Subject and Verb Agreement.

Using Pronouns Properly.

Active and Passive Voice.



Avoiding Common Errors.






Proofreading Sentences.


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