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Catalyst - Writing from Reading

Catalyst - Writing from Reading - 08 edition

Catalyst - Writing from Reading - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780618474783

ISBN10: 0618474781

Catalyst - Writing from Reading by Suzanne Kalbach and Steve  Ed. Jones - ISBN 9780618474783
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Catalyst - Writing from Reading by Suzanne Kalbach and Steve  Ed. Jones - ISBN 9780618474783

ISBN13: 9780618474783

ISBN10: 0618474781

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08

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Summary

Connecting students' everyday experiences to different academic disciplines, Catalyst uses a variety of readings as a springboard for writing.

  • Compelling readings on topics such as personalities, the meaning of art, the history of architecture, and the role of sports engage students and act as a catalyst for writing.
  • A balanced approach to writing guides students through the writing process and teaches them the mechanics of good writing.
  • Grammar explanations and exercises woven throughout each chapter help students express their ideas more clearly.
  • Vocabulary exercises introduce high-frequency words students need in their daily lives plus words from the Academic Word List students will encounter in college.
  • A variety of discussion questions encourage students to summarize readings and draw conclusions - essential skills for academic success.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Writing About Yourself
2. Family Pressures
3. The Power of Murals
4. New Life for Cities
5. A Sense of Place
6. Living Without Fear
7. Paved with Gold?
8. A Better World Through Sports?
Appendix 1. Vocabulary
Appendix 2. Irregular Verbs and Past Tense Forms
Appendix 3. Skills Index