Building Better Paragraphs

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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Organization and structure of thoughts and ideas is essential for strong writing. Hogan approaches writing as a building activity. Students learn the writing process and concise paragraph construction using clear, step by step building blocks. In keeping with the building theme, patterns of writing are broken into two units: formal or prescriptive paragraph structures and informal or loose paragraph structures. Each chapter builds on the skills discussed in previous chapters. The book is economically priced and offers comprehensive coverage of the paragraph. Part of the Advantage Series.
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Contents

Building the Foundation The Writing Process
1
Building Tightly Structured Paragraphs
61
Building Loosely Structured Paragraphs
109
Building an Essay from Paragraphs
149
Appendices
176
Index
206
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Gina Baaklini Hogan is a tenured professor in the English department at Citrus Community College in Glendora, California. She has developed and taught developmental English courses, trained and mentored faculty in teaching developmental writing, and helped create Citrus College's Writing Across-the-Curriculum Center. She is the Chair of the College Success Committee, a committee that advocates the core principles of Citrus' developmental program. Gina has an MS in Business Administration and an MA in English Composition and Literature and is currently working on a doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Gina is a naturalized citizen of the United States, and English is her third language. She understands the challenges inherent to learning effective communication skills, and her passion is helping others learn to write clearly and to appreciate the English language.

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