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In Concert: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing engages readers by presenting each chapter in the context of a resonant theme, such as overcoming adversity, Internet dating, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Student and professional essays start each chapter and serve as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Author Kathleen McWhorter emphasizes critical thinking throughout, which helps to prepare learners for their future courses or careers.
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About the Author
Kathleen T. McWhorter is the author of more than a dozen textbooks, designed to help students succeed in college. Born in a rural farm community in Upstate New York, she went on to receive her EdD from SUNY Buffalo. For 34 years, she taught at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, where she is a professor emerita of humanities. Through her textbooks, Dr. McWhorter has helped an estimated 500,000 students improve their reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills.
Table of Contents
PART ONE — INTRODUCTION TO READING AND WRITING
1. An Overview of the Reading Process (with Writing)
2. An Overview of the Writing Process (with Reading) Vocabulary Workshop
PART TWO — READING, WRITING, AND ORGANIZING PARAGRAPHS
3. Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences
4. Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas
5. Organization: Basic Patterns
6. Organization: Additional Patterns
7. Strategies for Revising Paragraphs
PART THREE — READING AND WRITING ESSAYS
8. Reading, Planning, and Organizing Essays
9. Drafting and Revising Essays
10. Reading and Writing Essays with Multiple Patterns
11. Writing Essays Using Sources
PART FOUR — CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING
12. Critical Thinking: Making Inferences and Analyzing the Author’s Message
13. Critical Thinking: Evaluating the Author’s Techniques
14. Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing Arguments
PART FIVE — THEMATIC READER: WRITING IN RESPONSE TO READING
PART SIX — REVIEWING THE BASICS