At a Glance: Paragraphs

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Cengage Learning, Feb 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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The Fourth Edition of AT A GLANCE: PARAGRAPHS guides students through the process of prewriting, paragraph structure, and developing a paragraph in specific and combined rhetorical modes. This text features new readings, optional text-based writing instruction, a chapter on writing the short essay, a brief handbook, and an emphasis on critical thinking.
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Contents

From Reading to Writing
1
The Paragraph and Prewriting
26
Writing Revising and Editing the Paragraph
45
Narration Moving Through Time
55
Description Moving Through Space and Time
65
Exemplification Writing with Examples
76
Analysis by Division Examining the Parts
86
Process Analysis Writing About Doing
96
Comparison and Contrast Showing Similarities and Differences
122
Definition Clarifying Terms
135
Argument Writing to Influence
148
Paragraphs and Essays
158
Handbook
167
Acknowledgments
204
Index
205
Copyright

Cause and Effect Determining Reasons and Outcomes
110

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Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

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