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Keys to successful writing : unlocking the writer within

Author: Marilyn Anderson
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Anderson
ISBN: 9780205519415 0205519415
OCLC Number: 123030151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rhetorical ContentsThematic ContentsPreface for InstructorsPreface for StudentsPART ONE: Exploring the Realm of College Reading and WritingChapter 1: Reading, Thinking, and Writing for College The Reading/Writing Connection Why We ReadCharacteristics of Successful College Writers and Readers"LET'S TELL THE STORY OF ALL AMERICA'S CULTURES," Ji-Yeon Mary YufillGuidelines for Being an Active Reading AudienceStrategies for Active Reading * Preview the Reading * Use Dictionary Definitions and Contextual Definitions * Annotate * Summarize * Respond in a Journal * Think CriticallyGuidelines for Note-taking in the ClassroomGuidelines for Connecting Reading and WritingPurpose * Focus * Material * Structure * StyleModel with Key Questions"A LETTER OF COMPLAINT," Matt Cirillo and Cindy SharpJournal Writing: The Reading LogBox: Using the Computer for College Reading and WritingOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Using Active Reading StrategiesBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 2: Defining the Essay and the Composing ProcessCharacteristics of the Essay"A BLACK ATHLETE LOOKS AT EDUCATION," Arthur AsheModel with Key Questions "MATILDA," DouglasW. CwiakGuidelines for Writing the Essay Purpose * Focus * Material * Structure * StyleAn Overview of the Composing ProcessDiscovering * Drafting * Revising * Polishing * Writer/Audience ResponseBox: Strategies for WritersJournal Writing: Examining Your Composing ProcessBox: Using the Computer: Opening a Planning FileOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Annotation"WHAT I HAVE LIVED FOR," Bertrand RussellBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsOne Essay's Trip through the Composing Process"AMERICAN MUSICIANS AND AMENDMENT RIGHTS," Cyrus DohertyChapter 3: Discovering Through PrewritingCharacteristics of PrewritingModel with Key Questions"PUBLIC PARKING AND ROAD WAR," Olasumbo DavisGuidelines for PrewritingConsider Your Audience * Allow Prewriting Free Rein * Mapping an EssayBox: Strategies for PrewritingJournal Writing: Discovery Entry"TO INVIGORATE LITERARY MIND, START MOVING LITERARY FEET," Joyce Carol OatesBox: Using the Computer: Organizing PrewritingOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Discovering Keys for PrewritingBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 4 Finding a Thesis and DraftingCharacteristics of a Thesis StatementGuidelines for Writing Thesis StatementsConsider Audience in Selecting a Subject * Check for a Controlling Idea * Avoid an Announcement * Use Specific Language * Establish an Appropriate Tone * Test and Reverse * Evaluating Thesis StatementsBox: Strategies for Writing Thesis StatementsCharacteristics of Drafting Model with Key Questions"DISHONESTY," Margarita FigueroaGuidelines for DraftingAssess Material * Order Material * Begin in the Middle * Outline * Draft in Sections * Define All Terms * Draft Multiple Versions * Reserve Technical Considerations * Share Drafts with PeersBox: Strategies for DraftingJournal Writing: From Idea to EssayBox: Using the Computer: Outlining Your Paper and Visiting WebsitesOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Practice in Outlining"STUTTERING TIME," Edward HoaglandBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 5: Using Body Paragraphs to Develop EssaysCharacteristics of Body ParagraphsModel with Key Questions"RELATIVITY," Jeremy SmithGuidelines for Body ParagraphsDetermine the Paragraph's Purpose * Use Topic Sentences * Develop Supporting Details * Organize Your Support * Use a Map for Levels of Support * Know When to Paragraph: Some General Rules * Signal Shifts in Thought * Avoid the Unclear "this" and "it" * Repeat Important Words * Use Parallel Sentence StructuresBox: Strategies for Body ParagraphsJournal Writing: From Idea to ParagraphBox: Using the Computer: Moving from Prewriting to Paragraphing and EditingOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Peer Editing Body ParagraphsBox: Strategies for Peer Editing * Box: Critical Thinking inConnecting TextsChapter 6: Creating Effective Introductions and ConclusionsCharacteristics of IntroductionsModel with Key Questions"DON'T BE AFRAID TO POP THE HOOD," Tommy HonjoGuidelines for Introductions 113Hook Your Audience * Introduce the Subject * Establish a Voice and Tone * State the Thesis * Avoid Truisms or Generalized QuestionsBox: Strategies for IntroductionsCharacteristics of ConclusionsGuidelines for ConclusionsOffer Closure * Frame the Essay * Avoid PitfallsBox: Strategies for ConclusionsJournal Writing: Experimenting with Voice and ToneBox: Using the Computer: Crafting Conclusions and Online ResearchOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Beginnings and EndingsIntroductory Paragraphs * Concluding Paragraphs * Questions onIntroductions and ConclusionsBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 7: Revising and Polishing the EssayCharacteristics of RevisingModel with Key Questions"DISHONESTY," Margarita FigueroaGuidelines for RevisingAllow Time for Reflection * Use Audience Response: Peer and Instructor Editing * Rethink the Draft * Add to the Draft * Cut What Is Not Working * Make Substitutions * Rearrange MaterialBox: Strategies for RevisingCharacteristics of PolishingModel with Key Questions"PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH," Margarita FigueroaComma Rules ChartGuidelines for PolishingReread Your Revised Draft * Use Your Tools to Improve Weak Spots * Use Peer Editing and Instructor Response * Trim and Clarify * Eliminate Wordiness * Insert Cue Words * Create a Captivating Title * Check for Correct Manuscript Format Box: Strategies for PolishingJournal Writing: A Revision DialogueBox: Using the Computer: Revising and PolishingOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Peer EditingBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 8: Writing with SourcesCharacteristics of Source-Based WritingsModel with Key Questions"BLUE SKY, WHY?" Melissa LombardiGuidelines for Writing Essays with SourcesPose a Question to Launch Your Investigation * Identify Your Audience * Collect Data from Appropriate Sources * Evaluate Your Data * Record Your Data: Three Kinds of Notes * Avoid PlagiarismUse "The Sandwich" with Your QuotesDocumentationMove from Notes to a Plan * Incorporate Sources in Your DraftBox: Strategies for Essays Using SourcesJournal Writing: Sleuthing AroundBox: Using the Computer: Searching the Net and Citing SourcesUsing MLA and APA FormatOptions for WritingResponding to Writing: Dissecting a Student'sSource-Based Paper"TV: A BEAUTIFUL CURSE?" Brent MonacelliBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsPART TWO: Exploring Development Options: Choosing Patterns to Fit PurposeChapter 9: Writing About Events: Narration and IllustrationCharacteristics of NarrationModel with Key Questions "BRADY BUNCH WANNA-BE," Tori UedaGuidelines for Writing NarrationDetermine Your Purpose * Interview Sources If Helpful * Frame Thesis AroundSignificance of the Event * Set the Scene for Your Audience * Choose andMaintain a Consistent Point of View * Follow a Clear Order * Use Cue Words * Incorporate Descriptive Detail and Specific Action * Use Dialogue If AppropriateBox: Strategies for Writing NarrationOptions for Writing NarrationJournal Writing: The Autobiographical EntryCharacteristics of IllustrationModel with Key Questions"TRICK OF THE TRADE," David RedmondGuidelines for Writing IllustrationConsider Audience and Purpose * Decide on a Point to Illustrate * Choose and Evaluate Examples * Organize Examples to Suit Your PurposeBox: Strategies for Writing IllustrationOptions for Writing IllustrationBox: Using the Computer: Devising and Sharing NarrativesResponding to Writing: Examining Narrative Strategies"A HANGING," George OrwellResponding to Orwell's NarrativeResponding to Your Own Narrative DraftBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 10 Observing the World: Description and Definition Characteristics of DescriptionModel with Key Questions"DOUBLE A'S, DOUBLE JOYS," Brenda GrantGuidelines for Writing DescriptionConsider Audience and Purpose * Focus Range of Subject * Select Important Details * Follow a Clear Order * Use Vivid WordsBox: Strategies for Writing DescriptionOptions for Writing DescriptionCharacteristics of DefinitionModel with Key Questions"BETTER LATE THAN NEVER," Ravinder DegunGuidelines for Writing DefinitionConsider Audience and Purpose * Determine Range of Subject * Various Kinds of Definition * Follow a Clear Order * Use Precise Words * Avoid Circular DefinitionsBox: Strategies for Writing DefinitionsOptions for Writing DefinitionChallenge Option: Combining PatternsJournal Writing: Sensory Isolation and Word AssociationDescription * DefinitionBox: Using the Computer: Developing Descriptions and DiscoveringNew Worlds on the WebResponding to Writing: ComparisonsBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 11 Making Connections: Process and Cause/EffectCharacteristics of ProcessModel with Key Questions"TWILIGHT SPECIAL," Rachel GibsonGuidelines for Writing ProcessIdentify Your Purpose and Audience * Focus Your Subject * Structure the Process Using Steps and Cue Words * Explain Every Step with Precise Detail * Maintain a Consistent Tense and Point of View * Define All Necessary Equipment and Terms * Conclude ThoughtfullyBox: Strategies for Writing ProcessOptions for Writing Essays Using ProcessChallenge Option: Combining PatternsCharacteristics of Cause/EffectModel with Key Questions"TV AS A CULPRIT," Swarupa ReddyGuidelines for Writing Cause/Effect Determine Purpose and Audience * Focus Your Subject * Sketch Out a Structure: Three Alternate Plans * Connect with Cue Words * Use Specific Details * Avoid Possible PitfallsBox: Strategies for Writing Cause/EffectOptions for Writing Cause/EffectChallenge Option: Combining PatternsJournal Writing: ConnectionsProcess * Cause/Effect: The Time LineBox: Using the Computer: Finding Information on the InternetResponding to Writing: Keeping a Progress LogBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 12 Showing Relationships: Comparison/Contrast and Division/ClassificationCharacteristics of Comparison/ContrastModel with Key Questions"MEN ARE MAKITA, WOMEN ARE MARIGOLDS," Yen GlassmanGuidelines for Writing Comparison/ContrastDetermine Your Purpose and Audience * Identify Similar Subjects toCompare or Contrast * Focus Your Subject * Choose Points and Maintain a Balance * Sketch Out a Structure: Two Possible Plans * Use Cue Words Box: Strategies for Writing Comparison/ContrastOptions for Writing Comparison/ContrastChallenge Option: Combining PatternsCharacteristics of Division/ClassificationModel with Key Questions"COWORKERS," Chuks OfoegbuGuidelines for Writing Division/ClassificationConnect Subject, Audience, and Purpose * Identify a Unifying Principle * Limit Divisions or Categories * Determine a Plan * Polish for PizzazzBox: Strategies for Writing Division/ClassificationOptions for Writing Division/ClassificationChallenge Option: Combining PatternsJournal Writing: Types and StereotypesComparison/Contrast * Division/ClassificationBox: Using the Computer: Comparing and ContrastingInformation and WebsitesResponding to Writing: A Scavenger HuntBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsChapter 13 Taking a Stand: ArgumentCharacteristics of Argument"WHERE THE GUYS ARE NOT: THE GROWING GENDER IMBALANCE IN COLLEGE DEGREES AWARDED," OpportunityModel with Key Questions"LET'S MIX IT UP," Brian VillapuduaGuidelines for Writing ArgumentChoose a Controversial Subject * Assess Your Audience * Focus Subject with a Reasonable Claim * Choose a Pattern of Development * Use a Variety of Reliable, Current, Audience-Appropriate Evidence * Acknowledge the Opposition * Order the Argument: Two Possible Plans * Use Cue Words to Advance Argument * Include Appropriate, Fair-Minded Appeals * Avoid Logical FallaciesBox: Strategies for ArgumentationJournal Writing: An Opinion InventoryBox: Using the Computer: Writing, Developing, and Observing ArgumentsOptions for Writing ArgumentResponding to Writing: Assessing Strategies for Writing ArgumentBox: Critical Thinking in Connecting TextsPART THREE: Exploring Other Options: A Writer's ToolkitUnit 1 Timed WritingSample Timed WritingGuidelines for Timed WritingMake Preparations * Understand the QuestionBox: Directives Used in Timed Writing * Allocate Time * Find a Thesis and Sketch a Plan * Draft and Reread * Revise and Polish"COFFIN NAILS," Russell FullertonBox: Strategies for Timed WritingUnit 2 Writing about Film and LiteratureBox: Key Terms in Film and LiteratureQuestions for Analyzing FilmQuestions for Analyzing Literature Model Essay"FRANKIE, MAGGIE, AND THE RING""DOWN HERE IN THE HOBBIT HOLE," Mark SundeenResponding to PoetryBox: Key Terms in Understanding Poetry"MONET REFUSES THE OPERATION," Lisel MuellerBox: Strategies for Using the Five Keys when Writing About Film and LiteratureUnit 3 Connecting with Your Audience: Public Speaking and WritingPublic SpeakingPurpose * Focus * Material * Structure * Style"TWO WAYS TO ACHIEVE SOCIAL CHANGE," Emily AndersonPublic Writing Living History ProjectPART FOUR: Exploring Other Writers: A Collection Of ReadingsThematic ContentsCollege Community"Generation 9/11" * Kay Randall"The Path of Books and Bootstraps" * Jill Leovy"We're Lying: Safe Sex and White Lies in the Time of AIDS" * Meghan DaumWork Community"Ambition" * Perri Klass"Zipped Lips" * Barbara Ehrenreich"Delivering the Goods" * Bonnie Jo Campbell"The Turning Point" * Craig Swanson"McDonald's Is Not Our Kind of Place" * Amitai Etzioni"Facing Down Abusers" * Im Jung KwuonCivic Community"The Geography of the Imagination" * Guy Davenport"Grant Wood: American Gothic" (poem) * Jane Yolen"Offering Euthanasia Can Be an Act of Love" * Derek Humphry"Who Gets to Choose?" * Jean Nandi"American Health, Then and Now" * Bryan Williams and Sharon Knight"Our Biotech Bodies, Ourselves" * James PetkokourisWriter's Community"Welcome to the E-mail Combat Zone" * Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman"A List of Topics for Writing Practice" * Natalie GoldbergFamily Community"Whose Eyes Are Those, Whose Nose?" * Margaret Brown "The Meanings of a Word" * Gloria Naylor"Crazy for Dysfunction" * Douglas CruickshankGlobal Community"The Salsa Zone" * Richard Rodriguez"Illusions are Forever" * Jay ChiatPART FIVE: Editing Essays: A Concise HandbookGuide to the HandbookDiagnostic TestDiagnostic Test Error Analysis ChartReviewing Parts of SpeechNouns * Pronouns * Verbs * Adjectives * Adverbs * Prepositions * Conjunctions * InterjectionsWriting SentencesSubjects * Verbs * Clauses * Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-ComplexSentence CombiningCoordination * SubordinationSolving Sentence ProblemsFragments * Run-ons and Comma Splices * Faulty Parallelism * Mixed ConstructionSolving Verb ProblemsVerb Tenses * Subject/Verb Agreement * Tense Shifts * Voice * Faulty PredicationSolving Pronoun ProblemsPronoun Agreement * Pronoun Case * Pronoun Reference * Pronoun ShiftSolving Adverb and Adjective ProblemsAdverb and Adjective Usage * Double Negatives * Faulty ComparisonSolving Modifier ProblemsDangling Modifiers * Misplaced ModifiersSolving Punctuation ProblemsCommas * Semicolons * Colons * End Punctuation * Apostrophes * Quotation Marks * Italics * Hyphens * Dashes * Parentheses * Brackets * Ellipsis PointsSolving Mechanics ProblemsCapitalization * Abbreviations * Numbers * Manuscript FormatSolving Spelling ProblemsSpelling Rules * Words Frequently Misspelled * Using the Wrong WordChoosing the Right Word Common PrepositionsCommon Subordinating ConjunctionsOther Irregular VerbsSolving ESL ProblemsGlossaryCredits Index
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