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Blueprints 1

Blueprints 1 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618144099

ISBN13: 978-0618144099
ISBN10: 0618144099
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2003
International: No

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Blueprints 1 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618144099

Keith S. Folse, Kathleen Mahnke, Elena Vestri Solomon and L. Williams

ISBN13: 978-0618144099
ISBN10: 0618144099
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This paragraph-to-essay text designed for intermediate ESL students focuses on the writing process and rhetorical modes, with an emphasis on issues specifically challenging to students at this level, such as paraphrasing, summarizing, and avoiding plagiarism. The authentic sources provide both models and a springboard for student writing.

The text opens with a chapter on the writing process and the structure of paragraphs. The middle chapters cover the rhetorical modes, and the last chapter teaches students to make the transition from paragraph to essay.

  • Condensed, manageable activities allow students to master paragraph writing.
  • Thematic readings allow students to analyze and react to writing from a variety of disciplines.
  • Grammar reinforcement throughout the text and appendices helps students better understand the link between writing and correct grammar.
  • A flexible organization allows instructors to teach chapters in any order.

Table of Contents

Blueprints Skills 1 Chart
Welcome to Blueprints
To the Teacher
To the Student
Preface to Blueprints 1
1. The Paragraph

Part A. Blueprints for the Paragraph

What Is a Paragraph?
The Three Main Parts of a Paragraph
Sources: Reading and Analyzing Sample Paragraphs. Source 1: Orlando: from Tiny Town to Major Metropolitan Area; Source 2: The Effects of Tourism on One Florida City
Unit 1 Transition Expressions: in addition (to), though and although, later
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Synthesizing

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing Paragraphs

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

2. Descriptive Paragraphs

Part A. Blueprints for Descriptive Paragraphs

What Is a Descriptive Paragraph?
Sources: Reading and Analyzing Sample Paragraphs. Source 1: Riding the Train to New York City; Source 2: Taking the "D" Train
Unit 2 Transition Expressions: when, as, while, and after
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Synthesizing

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing Descriptive Paragraphs

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

3. Process Paragraphs

Part A. Blueprints for Process Paragraphs

What Is a Process Paragraph?
Sources: Reading and Analyzing Sample Paragraphs. Source 1: Polygraph Testing; Source 2: DNA the Easy Way
Unit 3 Transition Expressions: first, next, then, and finally
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Synthesizing

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing Process Paragraphs

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

4. Definition Paragraphs

Part A. Blueprints for Definition Paragraphs

What Is a Definition Paragraph?
Sources: Reading and Analyzing Sample Paragraphs. Source 1: HIV; Source 2: AIDS
Unit 4 Transition Expressions: this (+ noun), according to, and in fact
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Synthesizing

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing Definition Paragraphs

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

5. Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs

Part A. Blueprints for Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs

What Is a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph?
Sources: Reading and Analyzing Sample Paragraphs. Source 1: The Internet and Intranets; Source 2: Shareware Versus Commercial Software
Unit 5 Transition Expressions: like, the same...as, in contrast, and whereas
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Synthesizing

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

6. Introducing the Essay

Part A. Blueprints for Writing Essays

What Is an Essay?
From Paragraph to Essay: An Example
Unit 6 Transition Expressions: for example, for instance, one..., another..., and such as
Working with Essay Outlines

Part B. The Writing Process: Practice Writing an Essay

The Writing Process: Writing Assignment
Additional Writing Assignments from the Academic Disciplines

Appendices

1. Documenting Information from Sources
2. Run-On Sentences
3. Comma Splices
4. Fragments
5. Partner Feedback Forms