The Practical Writer with Readings / Edition 6

The Practical Writer with Readings / Edition 6

by Edward P. Bailey, Philip A. Powell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0155052985

ISBN-13: 9780155052987

Pub. Date: 11/11/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The Practical Writer with Readings provides you with a manageable step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. Everything you need to master college-level writing is right here! A proven model for writing takes you through a two-stage process of crafting the one-paragraph

Overview

The Practical Writer with Readings provides you with a manageable step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. Everything you need to master college-level writing is right here! A proven model for writing takes you through a two-stage process of crafting the one-paragraph essay and concludes with techniques on how to write a sound five-paragraph essay. More than 50 student-written paragraphs and essays illustrate how various students approach the writing process. Comprehensive guidelines for writing a successful 3,000- to 4,000-word research paper are provided, Part 5, "The Research Paper," reflects the latest MLA recommendations for format and documentation and includes strategies for finding and using online sources and citing electronic sources. A mini-handbook on punctuation and expression offers sets of exercises on everything from comma splices to subject-verb agreement, Chapter 6, "Tips on the Writing Process," features a new section on peer review; the Readings section features new essays on sports and leisure. Correlations to the updated Book Companion Website with Test Your Knowledge sections are consistently integrated throughout the text. New icons prompt you to use the website as a tool to hone your skills as well as to further your study and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155052987
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/11/2002
Edition description:
6TH
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vi
Acknowledgments     viii
A Model for Writing     1
The One-Paragraph Essay (Stage I)     3
Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage I)     5
Support: Examples, Statistics, Statements by Authorities     4
Topic Sentence     27
Unity     34
Coherence     38
Tips on the Writing Process     46
The One-Paragraph Essay (Stage II)     53
Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage II)     55
Support: Subtopic Sentences     60
Checklist for the One-Paragraph Essay     67
The Five-Paragraph Essay     7
Overview of the Five-Paragraph Essay     71
Alternative Techniques of Layout     84
Thesis Statement with Blueprint     91
Central Paragraphs     98
Introduction     105
Conclusion     108
Checklist for the Five-Paragraph Essay     12
Beyond the Model Essay     113
More Patterns of Development     115
Comparison and Contrast     117
Cause and Effect     126
Classification     136
Process     144
The ResearchPaper     149
Overview of the Research Paper     151
Finding Support     188
Taking and Organizing Notes     209
Organizing Your Thoughts and Support     222
Using Borrowed Material in Your Paper     235
Parenthetical Documentation     247
Works Cited     256
Improving Your Punctuation and Expression     289
Punctuation     291
Definitions     293
Sentence Fragment     303
Comma Splice and Fused Sentence     308
Comma     313
Semicolon     322
Colon     326
Dash     330
Apostrophe     334
Quotation Marks     337
Expression     345
Subordination     347
Sentence Variety     352
Parallelism     358
Misused Modifiers     368
Subject-Verb Agreement     374
Pronoun Agreement     381
Passive Voice     388
Word Choice     395
Sample Student Essays     401
Appenddixes     453
Theme Format     453
Commonly Confused Words      455
Glossary of Grammatical Terms     460
Index     464

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