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Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond : With Integrated Readings

Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond : With Integrated Readings

ISBN 9781133591924
Edition 7
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
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Overview
PART I: LINKING READING AND WRITING. Every chapter in this Part includes Writer''s Guidelines. 1. Solutions to Common Reading Problems Reading and Writing. Reading Speed. Common Reading Problems. Vocabulary Needs for Reading. Finding the Ideal Time, Place, and Schedule for Reading. 2. Reading Techniques SQ3R--A Systematic Approach. Underlining. Annotating. Outlining, Taking Notes. 3. Reading-Based Writing: Forms and Applications: The Writing Component. Reading-Based Writing Forms: Summary, Reaction, Two-Part Response (Summary and Reaction). Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing. Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing. Examples of Reading-Based Writing. Essay for Discussion and Writing: 'Everyone Pays the Price.' PART II: WRITING SENTENCES. Chapters 4-14 include these features: 'Microtheme.' 'Chapter Review.' and 'Chapter Review Exercises.' 4. Parts of Speech. Principles for Identification and Function: Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions; Interjections. 5. Subjects and Verbs. Subjects: Implied Subjects; Trouble with Prepositional Phrases and the Words Here and There. Verb Thttp://orcaweb.cengage.com/(S(x0iwxw55ttmahx454qkfkf55))/channels/frmSh ortTOC.aspxypes. Verb Phrases. Trouble with Never, Not, and Hardly. Compound Verbs. Verbals. Location of Subjects and Verbs. 6. Kinds of Sentences. Clauses: Independent, Dependent, Relative. Trouble Spot: Prepositional Phrases. Writing Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex. Procedure for Sentence Analysis. 7. Combining Sentences. Coordination: The Compound Sentence. Subordination: The Complex Sentence. Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence. Punctuation. Other Ways to Combine Ideas: appositives prepositional phrases, participial phrases. Omission: When Parts Are Missing. Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings. 8. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons. Fragments. Acceptable Fragments. Problems: Dependent Clauses as Fragments, Fragments as Word Groups Without Subjects or Without Verbs. Phrases as Fragments. Subordinating Conjunctions. Comma Splices and Run-Ons. Techniques for Spotting Problem Sentences. Four ways to Correct Comma Splices and Run-Ons. 9. Verbs. Regular and Irregular Verbs. 'Problem' Verbs. The Twelve Verb Tenses. Subject-Verb Agreement. Consistency in Tense. Active and Passive Voice. Strong Voice. Subjunctive Mood. 10. Pronouns. Pronoun Cases: Subjective and Objective. Techniques for Determining Case. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: Person, Number, Gender. Pronoun Reference. 11. Adjectives and Adverbs. Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs. Comparative and Superlative Forms. Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. 12. Balancing Sentence Parts. Basic Principles of Parallelism. Signal Words. Combination Signal Words. 13. Punctuation and Capitalization. End Punctuation. Commas to Separate and to Set Off. Semicolons. Italics. Dashes. Colons. Parentheses. Brackets. Apostrophes. Hyphens. Capitalization. 14. Spelling and Phrasing. Steps to Efficient Spelling. Your Spell Checker. Spelling Tips. Frequently Misspelled Words. Confused Spelling and Confusing Words. Wordy Phrases. 15. The Top 25 Editing Errors. Revise with CLUESS. Edit with CGPS. 'Top 25 Editing Errors.' Capitalization: Top 6 Editing Errors. Grammar: Top 7 Editing Errors. Punctuation: Top 6 Editing Errors. Spelling: Top 6 Editing Errors. Six Practice Exercises. PART III: USING THE WRITING PROCESS. Every chapter in this Part includes Writer''s Guidelines 16. The Writing Process: Stage One: Exploring/Experimenting/Gathering Information. The Paragraph Defined. Basic Paragraph Patterns. Stage One Strategies: Freewriting, Brainstorming, Clustering, and Gathering Information. 17. The Writing Process: Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea/Organizing and Developing Support. Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence or Thesis. Writing an Outline. 18. The Writing Process: Stage Three: Writing/Revising/Editing. Writing Your First Draft. Drafting. The
Overview
PART I: LINKING READING AND WRITING. Every chapter in this Part includes Writer''s Guidelines. 1. Solutions to Common Reading Problems Reading and Writing. Reading Speed. Common Reading Problems. Vocabulary Needs for Reading. Finding the Ideal Time, Place, and Schedule for Reading. 2. Reading Techniques SQ3R--A Systematic Approach. Underlining. Annotating. Outlining, Taking Notes. 3. Reading-Based Writing: Forms and Applications: The Writing Component. Reading-Based Writing Forms: Summary, Reaction, Two-Part Response (Summary and Reaction). Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing. Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing. Examples of Reading-Based Writing. Essay for Discussion and Writing: 'Everyone Pays the Price.' PART II: WRITING SENTENCES. Chapters 4-14 include these features: 'Microtheme.' 'Chapter Review.' and 'Chapter Review Exercises.' 4. Parts of Speech. Principles for Identification and Function: Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives; Adverbs; Prepositions; Conjunctions; Interjections. 5. Subjects and Verbs. Subjects: Implied Subjects; Trouble with Prepositional Phrases and the Words Here and There. Verb Thttp://orcaweb.cengage.com/(S(x0iwxw55ttmahx454qkfkf55))/channels/frmSh ortTOC.aspxypes. Verb Phrases. Trouble with Never, Not, and Hardly. Compound Verbs. Verbals. Location of Subjects and Verbs. 6. Kinds of Sentences. Clauses: Independent, Dependent, Relative. Trouble Spot: Prepositional Phrases. Writing Sentences: Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex. Procedure for Sentence Analysis. 7. Combining Sentences. Coordination: The Compound Sentence. Subordination: The Complex Sentence. Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence. Punctuation. Other Ways to Combine Ideas: appositives prepositional phrases, participial phrases. Omission: When Parts Are Missing. Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings. 8. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons. Fragments. Acceptable Fragments. Problems: Dependent Clauses as Fragments, Fragments as Word Groups Without Subjects or Without Verbs. Phrases as Fragments. Subordinating Conjunctions. Comma Splices and Run-Ons. Techniques for Spotting Problem Sentences. Four ways to Correct Comma Splices and Run-Ons. 9. Verbs. Regular and Irregular Verbs. 'Problem' Verbs. The Twelve Verb Tenses. Subject-Verb Agreement. Consistency in Tense. Active and Passive Voice. Strong Voice. Subjunctive Mood. 10. Pronouns. Pronoun Cases: Subjective and Objective. Techniques for Determining Case. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement: Person, Number, Gender. Pronoun Reference. 11. Adjectives and Adverbs. Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs. Comparative and Superlative Forms. Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. 12. Balancing Sentence Parts. Basic Principles of Parallelism. Signal Words. Combination Signal Words. 13. Punctuation and Capitalization. End Punctuation. Commas to Separate and to Set Off. Semicolons. Italics. Dashes. Colons. Parentheses. Brackets. Apostrophes. Hyphens. Capitalization. 14. Spelling and Phrasing. Steps to Efficient Spelling. Your Spell Checker. Spelling Tips. Frequently Misspelled Words. Confused Spelling and Confusing Words. Wordy Phrases. 15. The Top 25 Editing Errors. Revise with CLUESS. Edit with CGPS. 'Top 25 Editing Errors.' Capitalization: Top 6 Editing Errors. Grammar: Top 7 Editing Errors. Punctuation: Top 6 Editing Errors. Spelling: Top 6 Editing Errors. Six Practice Exercises. PART III: USING THE WRITING PROCESS. Every chapter in this Part includes Writer''s Guidelines 16. The Writing Process: Stage One: Exploring/Experimenting/Gathering Information. The Paragraph Defined. Basic Paragraph Patterns. Stage One Strategies: Freewriting, Brainstorming, Clustering, and Gathering Information. 17. The Writing Process: Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea/Organizing and Developing Support. Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence or Thesis. Writing an Outline. 18. The Writing Process: Stage Three: Writing/Revising/Editing. Writing Your First Draft. Drafting. The

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