Overview1. The Paragraph and Prewriting. The Paragraph Defined. A Sample Paragraph. The Writing Process. Prewriting: Using the Blank Sheet of Opportunity. Freewriting. Brainstorming. Clustering. Writing the Topic Sentence. Writing the Outline. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Paragraph and Prewriting. 2. Writing, Revising, and Editing the Paragraph. Writing Your First Draft. The Recursive Factor. Revising Your Writing. Coherence. Language. Unity. Emphasis. Support. Sentences. Adding Editing to Your Revision. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Writing, Revising, and Editing. 3. Paragraphs and Essays. Writing the Short Essay. Introductory Paragraph. Middle Paragraphs. Concluding Paragraph. Examining a Paragraph and an Essay. Student Writing. 'Superman and Batman' (paragraph), Judy Urbina. 'Superman and Batman' (essay), Judy Urbina. Topics for Short Essays. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Paragraphs and Essays. 4. Reading Techniques. Underlining (Highlighting). Annotating. Taking Notes.SQ3R.Writer's Guidelines. 5. Reading-Based Writing. Reading-Based Writing Forms. Writing a Summary. Writing a Reaction. Writing a Two-Part Response. Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing. Basic Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing. Citations. Works Cited. Example of Reading-Based Writing. Student Reading-Based Paragraph (extracted from an essay). Essay for Discussion and Writing. 'Everyone Pays the Price,' Hadley McGraw. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Reading-Based Writing. 6. Narration: Moving Through Time. Writing Paragraphs of Narration. Situation; Conflict; Struggle; Outcome; Meaning. Practicing Patterns of Narration. Examining Paragraphs of Narration. Student Writing. 'King of Klutziness,' Joel Bailey. 'Yearning for Love,' Chantra Shastri. Professional Writing. 'Dark Day in the Dust Bowl,' John Steinbeck. Topics for Paragraphs of Narration. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Narration. 7. Description: Moving Through Space and Time. Writing Paragraphs of Description. Types of Description. Imagery. Dominant Impression. Order: Time and Space. Practicing Patterns of Description. Examining Paragraphs of Description. Student Writing. 'My Burning Scarf,' Julie Lee. Professional Writing. 'The Road to Cedar City,' William Least Heat-Moon. Topics for Paragraphs of Description. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Description. 8. Exemplification: Writing with Examples. Writing Paragraphs of Exemplification. Characteristics of Good Examples. Techniques for Finding Examples. Connecting Examples with Purpose. Practicing Patterns of Exemplification. Examining Paragraphs of Exemplification. Student Writing. 'Street Cop,' Justin Downey. 'Sweet and Sour Workplace,' Sarah Betrue. Professional Writing. 'Colorado Springs'Every Which Way,' Eric Schlosser. Topics for Paragraphs of Exemplification. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topic. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification. 9. Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts. Writing Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Procedure. Organization. Sequence of Parts. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division. Examining Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Student Writing. 'More Than Ordinary,' Nancy Samuels. 'Ben Franklin, Renaissance Person,' Allison Udell. Professional Writing. 'Zones of the Sea,' Leonard Engel et al. Topics for Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division. 10. Process Analysis: Writing About Doing. Writing Paragraphs of Process Analysis.Two Types of Process Analysis: Directive and Informative. Working with Stages. Basic Forms. Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis. Examining Paragraphs of Process Analysis. Student Writing. 'Pupusas: Salvadoran Delight,' Patty Serrano.