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Along These Lines : Writing Paragraphs and Essays -Text Only

Along These Lines : Writing Paragraphs and Essays -Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131112193

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Along These Lines : Writing Paragraphs and Essays -Text Only - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131112193

John Biays and Carol Wershoven

ISBN13: 978-0131112193
ISBN10: 0131112198
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

fFor courses in Basic Writing, at the sentence to paragraph level or paragraph to essay level.

Beginning writers need constant reinforcement of the stages of the writing process. Unlike other texts--which stop coverage of the writing process after a few chapters--this book takes students through all the steps of the writing process from generating ideas, to planning, to drafting and revising, and editing in every chapter.

Features :

  • NEW--4-color design.
  • Allows students to identify key elements and concepts more easily.
  • Writing process instruction in every writing chapter.
  • Gives students structure to learn how to write.
  • Collaborative exercises/Peer review sheets--Includes writing and editing with peers; interviewing classmates; reacting to others' suggestions; and building on others' ideas.
  • Gives students the opportunity to write for an audience, and to learn the connections between purpose, process, and product.
  • AIE/IRM.
  • Provides extensive instructor support.
  • PH WORDS online program.
  • Offers more practice and assessment.
  • Companion Website/Course management.
  • Gives students more practice to instill confidence in their understanding of the concepts and skills.
  • PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS ONLY
  • NEW--Chapter in the Paragraph and Essay text on Different Essay Patterns--Provides examples of each essay pattern, in each step of composition, from generating ideas to proofreading.
  • Helps instructors spend more time familiarizing their students with the essay form.
  • NEW--Chapter on Writing a Paragraph in the Paragraph and Essay text.
  • Helps instructors introduce students to a basic paragraph before beginning specific patterns.
  • NEW--Material on common "trouble spots" for students--Includes transitions exercises in each writing chapter, a new chapter on Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices, and new, separate chapters on punctuation trouble spots: the comma and the apostrophe.
  • Helps reinforce often-difficult concepts for students with additional practice.

Author Bio

Biays, John Sheridan : Broward Community College


Wershoven, Carol : Palm Beach Community College

Table of Contents

Writing Paragraphs and Essays

PART I: WRITING IN STEPS: THE PROCESS APPROACH

1. Writing a Paragraph

Beginning the Thought Lines: Gathering Ideas
Focusing the Thought Lines
Outlines: Devising a Plan for a Paragraph
Coherence: Putting Your Details in Proper Order
Rough Lines: Drafting and Revising a Paragraph
Final Lines: Proofreading and Polishing a Paragraph
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Paragraph
Writing From Reading: The Writing Process
Sticky Stuff, Kendall Hamilton and Tessa Namuth


2. Illustration

What is Illustration? Writing the Illustration Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Illustration Paragraph
Peer Review Form for an Illustration Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Illustration
Spanglish, Janice Castro, with Dan Cook and Cristina Garcia


3. Description

What is Description? Writing the Description Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Descriptive Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Descriptive Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Description
A Present for Popo, Elizabeth Wong


4. Narration

What is Narration? Writing the Narrative Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Narrative Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Narrative Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Narration
Rocky Rowf, Edna Buchanan


5. Process

What is Process? Writing the Process Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Process Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Process Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Process
How to Write a Personal Letter, by Garrison Keillor


6. Comparison and Contrast

What is Comparison? What is Contrast? Writing the Comparison or Contrast Paragraphs in Steps
Drafting and Revising
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Comparison or Contrast Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Comparison or Contrast Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Comparison or Contrast
Against All Odds, I'm Just Fine, by Brad Wackerlin


7. Classification

What is Classification? Writing the Classification Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Classification Paragraph
Peer Review Form for Classification Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Classification
Three Disciplines for Children, by John Holt


8. Definition

What is Definition? Writing the Definition Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Definition Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Definition Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Definition
Breaking the Bonds of Hate, by Virak Khiev


9. Cause and Effect

What is Cause and Effect? Writing the Cause or Effect Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Cause or Effect Paragraph
Peer Review Form for a Cause or Effect Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Cause or Effect
Students in Shock, by John Kellmayer


10. Argument

What is Argument? Writing the Argument Paragraph in Steps
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Argument Paragraph
Peer Review Form for an Argument Paragraph
Writing From Reading: Argument
Athletic Heroes, by James Beekman


11. Writing an Essay

What is an Essay? Writing the Introduction
Writing the Body of the Essay
Writing the Conclusion
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Essay
Peer Review Form for an Essay
Writing From Reading: The Essay
Eleven, by Sandra Cisneros


12. Different Essay Patterns

Illustration
Writing the Illustration Essay in Steps
Writing an Illustration Essay
Description
Writing the Descriptive Essay in Steps
Writing a Descriptive Essay
Narration
Writing the Narrative Essay in Steps
A Narrative Essay
Process
Writing the Process Essay in Steps
Writing a Process Essay
Comparison and Contrast
Writing the Comparison or Contrast Essay in Steps
Classification
Writing the Classification Essay in Steps
Writing a Classification Essay
Definition
Writing the Definition Essay in Steps
Writing a Definition Essay
Cause and Effect
Writing a Cause or Effect Essay
Argument
Writing the Argument Essay in Steps
Writing an Argument Essay


13. Writing From Reading

What is Writing From Reading? An Approach to Writing From Reading
Writing a Summary of a Reading
Writing a Reaction to a Reading
Writing For an Essay Test
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignment
Writing Your Own Paragraph on "A Ridiculous Addiction
" Peer Review Form For Writing From Reading
Writing From Reading
My Daughter Smokes, by Alice Walker
Parental Discussion, by Dennis Hevesi


PART II: THE BOTTOM LINE: GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS

14. The Simple Sentence

Recognizing a Sentence
Recognizing Verbs
Recognizing Subjects
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Word Order


15. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

Options for Combining Simple Sentences
Option 1: Using a Comma with a Coordinating Conjunction
Option 2: Using a Semicolon Between Two Simple Sentences
Option 3: Using a Semicolon and a Conjunctive Adverb


16. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

Run-on Sentences
Steps For Correcting Run-On Sentences
Comma Splices
Correcting Comma Splices


17. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

More on Combing Simple Sentences
Option 4: Using a Dependent Clause to Begin a Sentence
Option 5: Using a Dependent Clause to End a Sentence


18. Avoiding Sentence Fragments

Recognizing Fragments: Step 1
Recognizing Fragments: Step 2
Correcting Fragments


19. Using Parallelism in Sentences

Achieving Parallelism


20. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

What are Adjectives? Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative Forms
What are Adverbs? Hints About Adjectives and Adverbs


21. Correcting Problems with Modifiers

Correcting Modifier Problems
Reviewing the Steps and the Solutions


22. Using Verbs Correctly

Using Standard Verb Forms
The Present Tense
The Past Tense
The Four Main Forms of a Verb: Present, Past, Present Participle, and Past Participle
Irregular Verbs


23. More on Verbs: Consistency and Voice

Consistent Verbs Tenses
The Present Perfect Tense
The Past Perfect Tense
Passive and Active Voice


24. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

Pronouns as Subjects
Special Problems With Agreement
Compound Subjects
Indefinite Pronouns
Collective Nouns
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree: The Bottom Line


25. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

Nouns and Pronouns
Agreement of a Pronoun and its Antecedent
Indefinite Pronouns
Collective Nouns
Pronouns and Their Antecedents: Being Clear


26. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

Choosing the Case of Pronouns
Common Errors With Case of Pronouns


27. Punctuation: The Period and the Question Mark

The Period
The Question Mark


28. The Comma

Use a Comma as a Lister
Use a Comma as a Linker
Use a Comma as an Introducer
Use a Comma as an Inserter


29. Punctuation: The Semicolon and the Colon

The Semicolon
The Colon


30. Punctuation: The Apostrophe

The Apostrophe


31. Other Punctuation and Mechanics

The Exclamation Mark
The Dash
Parenthesis
The Hyphen
Quotation Marks
Capital Letters
Numbers
Abbreviations


32. Spelling

Vowels and Consonants
Spelling Rule 1: Doubling a Final Consonant
Spelling Rule 2: Dropping the Final E
Spelling Rule 3: Changing the final y to i
Spelling Rule 4: Adding -s or -es
Spelling Rule 5: Using ie or ei
How Do You Spell It? One Word or Two? Commonly Misspelled Words


33. Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike

Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike
More Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike


34. Word Choice

Precise Language
Wordiness
Cliches


35. Sentence Variety

Balancing Long and Short Sentences
Using Different Ways to Begin Sentences
Using Different Ways to Join Ideas


Appendix: Grammar for ESL Students
Nouns and Articles
Nouns or Pronouns Used as Subjects
Verbs
Contractions and Verbs
Prepositions
Credits
Index
Writing Paragraphs and Essays

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