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Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs / Edition 6

Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs / Edition 6

by Kim Flachmann
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    ISBN-13: 2900205890544
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 08/14/2013
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 704
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Kim Flachmann teaches at the California State University, Bakersfield, where she also administers the Composition Program – from remedial English through the Graduate Teaching Assistants. She was chosen Outstanding Professor at CSUB in 1998-99. She also was Rhetorician of the Year for the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in 2007 and was the recipient of the California Association of Teachers of English Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. She has published numerous articles on rhetoric and American literature and has written seven textbooks, among them a college reader ( The Prose Reader in its 11th Edition), a series of three books for developmental English called Mosaics: Reading and Writing Sentences , Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs , and Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays , and Nexus: A Rhetorical Reader for Writers , which combines traditional rhetorical modes with students’ interest in technology.

    Kim has dedicated her career to helping students achieve their goals in life through communication. Her mission has always been to teach others how to write well, which she believes is one of the most important gifts we can give our students. She believes that reading and writing are the gateways to each student’s full potential and success in life.

    Table of Contents

    PART I: Reading and Writing for Success in College

    1. Reading and Writing as Critical Thinking

    2. Reading Critically

    3. Writing Critically

    4. Revising and Editing

    PART II: Essays: Paragraphs in Context

    5. How to Read an Essay

    6. How to Write an Essay

    7. Writing Workshop

    PART III: Reading and Writing Effective Paragraphs

    8. Describing

    9. Narrating

    10. Illustrating

    11. Analyzing a Process

    12. Comparing and Contrasting

    13. Dividing and Classifying

    14. Defining

    15. Analyzing Causes and Effects

    16. Arguing

    PART IV: The Handbook

    17. Parts of Speech

    18. Phrases and Clauses

    19. Subjects and Verbs

    20. Fragments

    21. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices

    22. Regular and Irregular Verbs

    23. Verb Tense

    24. Subject-Verb Agreement

    25. More on Verbs

    26. Pronoun Problems

    27. Pronoun Reference and Point of View

    28. Pronoun Agreement

    29. Adjectives

    30. Adverbs

    31. Modifier Errors

    32. End Punctuation

    33. Commas

    34. Apostrophes

    35. Quotation Marks

    36. Other Punctuation Marks

    37. Capitalization

    38. Abbreviations and Numbers

    39. Varying Sentence Structure

    40. Parallelism

    41. Combining Sentences

    42. Standard and Nonstandard English

    43. Easily Confused Words

    44. Spelling

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