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The Write Start : Sentences to Paragraphs with Professional and Student  Readings

The Write Start : Sentences to Paragraphs with Professional and Student Readings

ISBN 9781111350277
Edition 5
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
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Overview
Getting Started. 1. The Important Elements of Good Writing. Avoiding the Two Major Problems of Poor Writing. Understanding Good Versus Poor Writing. Good Writing: Four Misconceptions. Good Writing Doesn't Have to Be Complicated. Good Writing Doesn't Have to Be Long. Good Writing Is More Formal than Talking. Good Writing Needs Proper Punctuation. The Computer and Its Place in Writing. Chapter Self-Assessment Test 8. PART I: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 2. The Simple Sentence and the Independent Clause. The Subject. Nouns. Pronouns. Using Pronouns to Eliminate Repetition. Identifying Subjects. Subjects and Prepositional Phrases. The Verb. Action Verbs. Linking Verbs. Helping Verbs. Verb Tense (Time). Compound Subjects. Compound Verbs. Correcting Sentence Fragments. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 3. Linking Independent Clauses Using the Comma and Coordinators. Coordinating Conjunctions. Correcting Run-on and Comma Splice Sentences. Run-on. Comma Splice. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 4. Combining Independent Clauses Using the Semicolon. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 5. Combining Independent Clauses Using the Adverbial Conjunction. Putting It All Together. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 6. Adding a List. Punctuating and Placing the List. Parallelism in a Series. Using a Colon to Add Sentence Variety. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 7. The Dependent Clause. Independent versus Dependent Clauses. Punctuating Dependent Clauses. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 8. Adding Information to Sentences. The Introductory Phrase. Introductory Phrase Variety. The Introductory Word. Punctuating the Introductory Word. When to Use Introductory Words. Adding Interrupters to the Sentence. Putting It All Together: Sentence Combining to Improve. Paragraph Style. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. PART II: Writing Effective Paragraphs. Prewriting Activities. Listing. Clustering (Mind Mapping). Cubing. Cross-Examining. Brainstorming 1. 9. The Paragraph. The Topic Sentence. Support Sentences. Six Important Support Questions. Paragraph Unity. Paragraph Coherence. Logical Order of Events. Time Order. Space Order. Order of Ideas. Transitional Expressions. Key Concept Repetition. Substituting Pronouns for Key Nouns. Creating the Working Outline of a Paragraph. Writing the First Draft. Revising the First Draft. Proofreading: The Final Step. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 10. Description. Types of Description. Dominant Impressions. Sensory Images. Comparisons. Simile. Metaphor. Personification. Ten-Step Process for Writing the Descriptive Paragraph. Writing the Descriptive Paragraph. Example of the Ten-Step Process at Work. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 11. Narration. The Point of the Story. Developing the Narrative Paragraph. Model Narrative Paragraphs. Transitional Expressions: Showing Time Sequence. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 12. Using Examples. The Topic Sentence. Transitional Expressions: Introducing Examples. Using One Extended Example. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 13. Classification. Breaking Down a Topic. The Topic Sentence. Transitional Expressions: Linking Your Classifications. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 14. Process. Types of Process Organizing the Process Paragraph. Transitional Expressions: Connecting the Steps. The Topic Sentence. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 15. Comparison and Contrast. Deciding to Compare or Contrast. The Topic Sentence. Organizing Comparisons and Contrasts. Block Method. Point-by-Point Method. Transitional Expressions: Connecting Your Comparisons and Contrasts. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 16. Definition. Simple Definitions. Extended Definition. The Topic Sentence of an Extended Definition. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work.
Overview
Getting Started. 1. The Important Elements of Good Writing. Avoiding the Two Major Problems of Poor Writing. Understanding Good Versus Poor Writing. Good Writing: Four Misconceptions. Good Writing Doesn't Have to Be Complicated. Good Writing Doesn't Have to Be Long. Good Writing Is More Formal than Talking. Good Writing Needs Proper Punctuation. The Computer and Its Place in Writing. Chapter Self-Assessment Test 8. PART I: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 2. The Simple Sentence and the Independent Clause. The Subject. Nouns. Pronouns. Using Pronouns to Eliminate Repetition. Identifying Subjects. Subjects and Prepositional Phrases. The Verb. Action Verbs. Linking Verbs. Helping Verbs. Verb Tense (Time). Compound Subjects. Compound Verbs. Correcting Sentence Fragments. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 3. Linking Independent Clauses Using the Comma and Coordinators. Coordinating Conjunctions. Correcting Run-on and Comma Splice Sentences. Run-on. Comma Splice. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 4. Combining Independent Clauses Using the Semicolon. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 5. Combining Independent Clauses Using the Adverbial Conjunction. Putting It All Together. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 6. Adding a List. Punctuating and Placing the List. Parallelism in a Series. Using a Colon to Add Sentence Variety. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 7. The Dependent Clause. Independent versus Dependent Clauses. Punctuating Dependent Clauses. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 8. Adding Information to Sentences. The Introductory Phrase. Introductory Phrase Variety. The Introductory Word. Punctuating the Introductory Word. When to Use Introductory Words. Adding Interrupters to the Sentence. Putting It All Together: Sentence Combining to Improve. Paragraph Style. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. PART II: Writing Effective Paragraphs. Prewriting Activities. Listing. Clustering (Mind Mapping). Cubing. Cross-Examining. Brainstorming 1. 9. The Paragraph. The Topic Sentence. Support Sentences. Six Important Support Questions. Paragraph Unity. Paragraph Coherence. Logical Order of Events. Time Order. Space Order. Order of Ideas. Transitional Expressions. Key Concept Repetition. Substituting Pronouns for Key Nouns. Creating the Working Outline of a Paragraph. Writing the First Draft. Revising the First Draft. Proofreading: The Final Step. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 10. Description. Types of Description. Dominant Impressions. Sensory Images. Comparisons. Simile. Metaphor. Personification. Ten-Step Process for Writing the Descriptive Paragraph. Writing the Descriptive Paragraph. Example of the Ten-Step Process at Work. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 11. Narration. The Point of the Story. Developing the Narrative Paragraph. Model Narrative Paragraphs. Transitional Expressions: Showing Time Sequence. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 12. Using Examples. The Topic Sentence. Transitional Expressions: Introducing Examples. Using One Extended Example. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 13. Classification. Breaking Down a Topic. The Topic Sentence. Transitional Expressions: Linking Your Classifications. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 14. Process. Types of Process Organizing the Process Paragraph. Transitional Expressions: Connecting the Steps. The Topic Sentence. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 15. Comparison and Contrast. Deciding to Compare or Contrast. The Topic Sentence. Organizing Comparisons and Contrasts. Block Method. Point-by-Point Method. Transitional Expressions: Connecting Your Comparisons and Contrasts. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work. Chapter Self-Assessment Test. 16. Definition. Simple Definitions. Extended Definition. The Topic Sentence of an Extended Definition. Topic Bank. Writing Opportunities. Home. School. Work.

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