Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 2

Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 2

by D. J. Henry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205668712

ISBN-13: 2900205668716

Pub. Date: 01/18/2010

Publisher: Longman

For courses in Writing.

Skills for writing–process and strategy

Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays is part of a two-book series that helps students understand the importance of strong writing skills and motivates them to become better writers. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning, and to

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For courses in Writing.

Skills for writing–process and strategy

Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays is part of a two-book series that helps students understand the importance of strong writing skills and motivates them to become better writers. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning, and to transfer the strategies they currently apply to reading visuals to reading and writing text. The Fourth Edition offers high-interest topics, meaningful visuals, clear learning objectives, a wealth of examples, and ample opportunities for students to exercise their own writing skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205668716
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Series:
Henry Writing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Ready to Write

1. Preparing to Learn About Writing

2. Thinking Through the Writing Process

Part II: Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Paragraphs

3. Understanding the Paragraph

4. The Descriptive Paragraph

5. The Narrative Paragraph

6. The Process Paragraph

7. The Example Paragraph

8. The Classification Paragraph

9. The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

10. The Definition Paragraph

11. The Cause and Effect Paragraph

12. The Persuasive Paragraph

Part III: How to Write an Essay

13. Understanding the Essay

14. Effective Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions

15. Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Essays

16. Research Strategies and Resources

Part IV: The Basic Sentence

17. Nouns and Pronouns

18. Adjectives and Adverbs

19. Verbs

20. Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences

21. Compound and Complex Sentences

Part V: Editing the Basic Sentence

22. Editing Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

23. Editing Fragments into Sentences

24. Editing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

25. Editing for Subject-Verb Agreement: Present Tense

Part VI: Revising to Improve Expression

26. Revising for Sentence Variety

27. Revising for Sentence Clarity: Person, Point of View, Number, and Tense

28. Revising for Parallelism

29. Revising for Effective Expression

Part VII: Punctuation and Mechanics

30. The Comma

31. The Apostrophe

32. Quotation Marks

33. End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, and Exclamation Point

34. Capitalization

35. Improving Your Spelling

Part VIII: Reading Selections

What's the Point of Reading to Write?

Effective Strategies for Responding to Reading Selections

Nineteen Reading Selections

Description

Rupert Brooke, Niagara Falls

Maya Lin, Maya Lin’s Design Submission to the Vietnam Memorial Competition

Narration

Luis J. Rodriguez, Latino Heritage Month: Who We Are . . . And Why We Celebrate?

Amy Tan, Confessions

Process

Rebecca J. Donatelle, Managing Stress in College

Ernest Hemingway, Camping Out

Illustration

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Don’t Call Me a Hot Tamale

Buzz Bissinger Football’s Bloodiest Secret

Classification

D. J. Henry,The Fundamentals of Forgiveness

Melissa Guitron, I Am Enough

Comparison—Contrast

Deborah Tannen, The Talk of the Sandbox; How Johnny and Suzy’s Playground Chatter Prepares Them for Life at the Office

Sergio Troncoso The Loss of Juárez: How Has the Violence in Juárez Changed Border Culture?

Definition

Jo Goodwin-Parker, What is Poverty?

Jan Hoffman, Cool at 13, Adrift at 23

Cause—Effect

Michael S. Malone, Through Young Eyes

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies

Persuasion

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Lecture——The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Bonnie Taub-DIx, Hungry vs. Healthy: The School Lunch Controversy

Argument

Libby Page, Can Virtual Classrooms Beat Face-to-Face Interaction?

Text Credits 670

Photo Credits 671

Index 673

1917 Words/9.3 GE/1200L

629 Words/11.3 GE/1290L

1125 Words/13.6 GE/1340L

649 Words/4.4 GE/800L

2520 Words/10.2 GE/1080L

1053 Words/7.9 GE/1160L

2091 Words/10.4 GE/1200L

1418 Words/9.9 GE/

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