Building reading and writing skills doesn't have to be an intimidating experience. Let this book be your guide. FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 1 connects the reading and writing processes so that they reinforce one another. By reading interesting professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. You'll also learn how these skills can help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses.
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 eleven years.
Dr. Verne Meyer is a businessperson and an educator who has taught in high schools and in college. In 1977, he co-founded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. A graduate of Calvin College, Marquette University, and the University of Minnesota, he has co-authored FUSION 1, FUSION 2, WRITE 1 SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS, WRITE 2 PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS, and more than a dozen English handbooks, including WRITE SOURCE 2000, WRITERS INC, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, THE COLLEGE WRITER, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITING EFFECTIVE E-MAIL. Today, Dr. Meyer is a contributing editor for Write Source, Houghton Mifflin, and UpWrite Press. He also leads writing workshops across the United States.
Dr. John Van Rys is a Professor of English at Redeemer University College, in Ancaster, Ontario. A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University, Van Rys has taught a wide range of writing courses for more than twenty-five years in Canada and the United States: Freshman Composition, Expository Writing, Argumentation, Creative Nonfiction, and Business Writing. Van Rys also teaches literature courses, primarily in Canadian literature. While he does scholarly work on Canadian authors such as Alice Munro, he has also co-authored several writing texts, including The College Writer (now in its fifth edition), The Business Writer, and COMP. He is the lead author of The Research Writer: Curiosity, Discovery, Dialogue; the Canadian edition of COMP; and Writing Life: A Canadian Student's Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching.
Pat Sebranek is a businessperson and an educator who co-founded Write Source in 1977. Prior to founding Write Source, Mr. Sebranek taught writing and speaking at the high school level for 16 years, where he developed several courses aimed at helping students use the writing process more effectively. He has co-authored Fusion 1, Fusion 2, Write 1 Sentences to Paragraphs, Write 2 Paragraphs to Essays, and many more English handbooks, including Write Source 2000, Writers INC, Write for College, The College Writer, Write for Business, The Business Writer, and Writing Effective E-Mail. He continues to contribute to products that will help individuals improve their communication skills.
Table of Contents
Part I: READING AND WRITING FOR SUCCESS. 1. The Reading-Writing Connection. 2. Understanding the Reading and Writing Processes. 3. Using Reading and Writing Strategies. 4. Improving Vocabulary. 5. Critical Thinking and Viewing. Part II: READING AND WRITING PARAGRAPHS. 6. Ideas. 7. Organization. 8. Voice. 9. Reading and Writing Essays. Part III: TYPES OF READING AND WRITING. 10. Reading and Writing Narratives Texts. 11. Reading and Writing Expository Texts. 12. Reading and Writing Arguments. Part IV: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH. 13. Conducting Research. Part V: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS. 14. Sentence Basics. 15. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences. 16. Agreement. 17. Sentence Problems. Part VI: WORD WORKSHOPS. 18. Nouns. 19. Pronouns. 20. Verbs. 21. Adjectives and Adverbs. 22. Conjunctions and Prepositions. Part VII: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS. 23. Capitalization. 24. Comma. 25. Quotation Marks and Italics. 26. Other Punctuation. Part VIII: READINGS FOR WRITING. 27. Anthology Appendix. Index.