Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs / Edition 6 available in Paperback
For courses in Developmental Writing.
Helps students discover and develop their own writing processes
The first in a two-book series on reading and writing comprehension, Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs seeks to help students build confidence in their personal and academic writing by exploring the relationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels.
Acclaimed author Kim Flachmann demonstrates how these skills are integrated at every stage of communication, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. The 8th Edition features intuitive reorganization of content, a new design that better supports the material, and a number of new reading selections–helping students prepare for success in college and in their lives after graduation.
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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
11. Analyzing a Process
12. Comparing and Contrasting
13. Dividing and Classifying
15. Analyzing Causes and Effects
PART IV: The Handbook
17. Parts of Speech
18. Phrases and Clauses
19. Subjects and Verbs
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
31. Modifier Errors
32. End Punctuation
35. Quotation Marks
36. Other Punctuation Marks
38. Abbreviations and Numbers
39. Varying Sentence Structure
41. Combining Sentences
42. Standard and Nonstandard English
43. Easily Confused Words