Mosaics: Focusing on Paragraphs in Context
Part of a three-level developmental writing series that integrates critical thinking, reading, writing, revising, and editing. This volume teaches the processes and skills common to all good academic writing. It includes both professional and student models as well as a multitude of exercises and activities which help users apply the techniques and skills to their own writing. This handbook focuses on paragraphs in the context of essays, with related grammar, syntax, and mechanics covered in detail in the r Revising and Editing sections. The rhetorically based instruction is repeated at more sophisticated levels in each of the three books.
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WRITING EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS
PARAGRAPHS IN CONTEXT
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body paragraph Chapter 30 Chapter 48 Chapter 55 Choice and Spelling close as possible condoms contain specific details convey the paragraph's dependent clause details that support essay examples explain the topic Explain your answer Fable for Tomorrow find and correct five Ws following sentences fragments freight liners idea and appear Identifying Underline include enough details Intuitors Irregular Verbs Linking Verb method of organization minutes per writer modifiers as close nouns paragraph contain specific paragraph organized logically paragraph support paragraph's controlling idea pole vault product placement Punctuation and Mechanics Read your revised readers Review Practice revised paragraph REVISING AND EDITING rhetorical mode run-on sentences Russell Freedman Sensers sentences move smoothly sentences punctuated correctly smoothly and logically subjects and verbs subordinating conjunctions support the topic thesis statement Thinking Critically topic sentence convey verbs agree words capitalized properly words spelled correctly words they modify words used correctly writing process