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WRITE 1 (with Basic Writing CourseMate Printed Access Card)

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Created entirely by a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, WRITE 1: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS is the first book in a two-book series devoted to helping students succeed as writers in college and in the workplace. The series is built on the premise that today's students must develop effective communication skills in order to thrive in our information-driven world. WRITE 1 includes extensive coverage of writing, speaking, collaborating, and thinking critically, all at a value-based price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618642199
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(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

Preface. PART 1: WRITING AND READING FOR SUCCESS. 1. Writing and Learning. Writing to Learn. Writing to Share Learning. Considering the Range of Writing. Reviewing Writing and Learning. 2. Reading and Learning. Reading to Learn. Using Reading Strategies. Reading Graphics. Reviewing Reading and Learning. 3. Making the Writing-Reading Connection. Analyzing the Assignment. Using the Traits. Using Graphic Organizers. Reviewing the Reading-Writing Connection. PART 2: THE WRITING PROCESS AND THE TRAITS OF WRITING 4. Using the Writing Process and the Traits. Understanding the Writing Process. The Steps in the Process. Understanding the Traits of Writing. Connecting the Process and the Traits. 5. Prewriting. Analyzing the Assignment. Selecting a Topic. Gathering Details. Finding a Focus. Choosing a Pattern of Organization. Organizing Your Information. Reviewing Prewriting. 6. Drafting. Following a Drafting Plan. Forming a Meaningful Whole. Developing Your Ideas. Using Levels of Detail. Reviewing Drafting. 7. Revising. Understanding Revising. Strong Writing. Understanding the Basic Moves. Reviewing with Peers. Reviewing Revision. 8. Editing. Understanding Word Choice. Fluent Sentences. Checking for Correctness. Editing Academic Writing. Reviewing Editing. PART 3: DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS. 9. Description, Illustration, and Definition. Analyzing a Descriptive Paragraph. Descriptive Paragraph. Analyzing an Illustration Paragraph. Writing an Illustration Paragraph. Analyzing a Definition Paragraph. Writing a Definition Paragraph. Reviewing Description, Illustration, and Definition. 10. Narrative Paragraph. Reviewing a Narrative Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Punctuating Dialogue. Reviewing Narrative Writing. 11. Classification Paragraph. Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Subject-Verb Agreement. Reviewing Classification Writing. 12. Process Paragraph. Reviewing a Process Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Sentence Errors. Reviewing Process Writing. 13. Comparison-Contrast Paragraph. Reviewing a Comparison Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Comma Use. Reviewing Comparison Writing. 14. Cause-Effect Paragraph. Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Reviewing Cause-Effect Writing. 15. Argument Paragraph. Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Mechanics. Reviewing Argument Writing. 16. Writing Essays. Reviewing an Academic Essay. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Essay. Editing: Modifiers. Preparing Your Final Copy. PART 4: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS. 17. Sentence Basics. Subjects and Verbs (Predicates). Special Types of Subjects. Verbs (Predicates). Adjectives. Adverbs. Prepositional Phrases. Clauses. Real-World Application. 18. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences. Simple Sentences. Simple Sentences with Compound Subjects. Simple Sentences with Compound Verbs. Compound Sentences. Complex Sentences. Complex Sentences with Relative Clauses. Real-World Application. 19. Sentence Style. Varying Sentence Lengths. New Beginnings I. New Beginnings II. Using Coordination. Using Subordination. Combining by Moving Parts. Combining by Deleting. Sentence Expanding. Sentence Modeling. Real-World Application. 20. Agreement. Subject-Verb Agreement. Agreement with Two Subjects. Agreement with I and You. Agreement with Singular Indefinite Pronouns. Agreement with Other Indefinite Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Real-World Application. 21. Sentence Fragments. Common Fragments. Tricky Fragments. Real-World Application. 22. Comma Splices, Run-Ons, and Ramblers. Comma Splices. Run-On Sentences. Rambling Sentences. Real-World Application. 23. Additional Sentence Problems. Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers. Shifts in Sentences. Real-World Application. PART 5: WORD WORKSHOPS. 24. Noun. Classes of Nouns. Singular or Plural. Tricky Plurals. Count and Noncount Nouns. Articles. Other Noun Markers. Real-World Application. 25. Pronoun. Personal Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Indefinite Pronouns. Relative Pronouns. Other Pronoun Types. Real-World Application. 26. Verb. Verb Classes. Number and Person of Verb. Voice of Verb. Present and Future Tense Verbs. Past Tense Verbs. Progressive Tense Verbs. Perfect Tense Verbs. Verbals. Verbals as Objects. Real-World Application. 27. Adjective and Adverb. Adjective Basics. Adjective Order. Adjective Questions and Adjectivals. Adverb Basics. Placement of Adverbs. Adverb Questions and Adverbials. Real-World Application. 28. Conjunction and Preposition. Coordinating and Correlative Conjunctions. Subordinating Conjunctions. Common Prepositions. By, At, On, and In. Real-World Application. PART 6: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS. 29. Comma. In Compound Sentences and After Introductory Clauses. With Introductory Words and Equal Adjectives. Between Items in a Series and Other Uses. With Appositives and Other Word Groups. Real-World Application. 30. Apostrophe. Contractions and Possessives. Real-World Application. 31. Semicolon, Colon, Hyphen, Dash. Semicolons and Colons. Hyphens. Dashes. Real-World Application. 32. Quotation Marks and Italics. Quotation Marks. Italics. Real-World Application. 33. Capitalization. Basic Capitalization. Advanced Capitalization. Other Capitalization Rules I. Other Capitalization Rules II. Real-World Application. PART 7: READINGS. 34. Narrative Essays. Understanding Narrative Essays. "A Brother's Murder" by Brent Staples. "My Body Is My Own Business" by Naheed Mustafa. "A Homemade Education" by Malcolm X. Writing a Narrative Essay. 35. Process Essays. Understanding Process Essays. From The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch. From "Flirting Fundamentals" by Geraldine Baum. From "How to Handle Conflict" by P. Gregory Smith. Writing a Process Essay. 36. Comparison-Contrast Essays. Understanding Comparison Essays. "Two Views of the Same News Find Opposite Biases" by Shankar Vedantam. "Los Chinos Discover el Barrio" by Luis Torres. "Two Ways to Belong in America" by Bharati Mukherjee. Writing a Comparison Essay. 37. Cause-Effect Essays. Understanding Cause-Effect Essays. "Study Says Flirtatious Women Get Fewer Raises" by Del Jones. "What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace" by Brent Staples. "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King. Writing a Cause-Effect Essay. 38. Argument Essays. Understanding Argument Essays. "When Greed Gives Way to Giving" by Ana Veciana-Suarez. "Shouldn't Men Have 'Choice' Too?" by Meghan Daum. "In Praise of the F Word" by Mary Sherry. Writing an Argument Essay. Index. In Review Cards.

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