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Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 2 / Edition 2

Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 2 / Edition 2

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FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 2 connects the reading and writing processes, showing how they reinforce one another. By reading high-interest professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. The book will also show you how these skills will help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781305633957
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dave Kemper has been a contributing partner with Write Source since 1986. He has co-authored FUSION 1, FUSION 2, WRITE 1 SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS, WRITE 2 PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS, and the complete line of Write Source handbooks and writing texts. In addition to his editorial work, Kemper has presented at national writing conventions and conducted writing workshops across the country. Prior to his work with Write Source, Kemper taught literature and writing for 11 years.

Dr. Verne Meyer is an educator and businessperson. For nine years, he taught English in high schools in Michigan and Wisconsin; and for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theatre history, and composition at Dordt College in Iowa. In 1977, with Pat Sebranek, Dr. Meyer cofounded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. A graduate of Calvin College (B.A.), Marquette University (M.A.), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.), he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER, THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. For students in grades 8 through 12, he co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. For businesspeople, he co-authored WRITE FOR BUSINESS and EFFECTIVE EMAIL MADE EZ. Dr. Meyer is currently a contributing editor for Write Source and UpWrite Press. He is also a featured speaker in the School Improvement Network's instructional videos, Writing Across the Curriculum.

Dr. John Van Rys (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature courses to college students for more than 25 years at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. He has been teaching as a full professor in the English Department at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, since 2005, where he also pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature. For over 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing, and on strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students (from reading to research to visual literacy). With Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has co-authored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Dr. Van Rys also has co-authored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for 16 years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Mr. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

Table of Contents

Part I: READING AND WRITING FOR SUCCESS. 1. The Reading-Writing Connection. 2. Approaches to Reading and Writing. 3. Critical Thinking and Viewing. Part II: READING AND WRITING ESSAYS. 4. Ideas. 5. Organization. 6. Coherence. 7. Voice. Part III: TYPES OF READING AND WRITING. 8. Reading and Writing Narratives Texts. 9. Reading and Writing Expository Texts. 10. Reading and Writing Arguments. Part IV: RESEARCH. 11. Understanding Research. 12. Research Report. Part V: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS. 13. Sentence Basics. 14. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences. 15. Agreement. 16. Sentence Problems. Part VI: WORD WORKSHOPS. 17. Noun. 18. Pronoun. 19. Verb. 20. Adjective and Adverb. 21. Conjunction and Preposition. Part VII: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS. 22. Capitalization. 23. Comma. 24. Quotation Marks and Italics. 25. Other Punctuation. Part VIII: READINGS FOR WRITING. 26. Anthology. Appendix. Index.

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