Progressions with Readings

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Pearson Longman, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 574 pages
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"Progressions" helps readers learn the "characteristics" of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; "procedures" for producing this writing; and "applications" of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence, "Progressions" provides abundant support for the reader by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.

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Contents

PlanningWriting Rewriting
1
PART TWO The Paragraph CHAPTER
2
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER
4
CHAPTER
5
CHAPTER
6
CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER
8
Tips for Planning Your Argument Paragraph
157
PART THREE The Essay
161
The Conclusion
171
Tips for Writing an Essay
187
PART FOUR Effective Sentences
189
CHAPTER 20
201
Writing Effective Sentences
208
Tip for Identifying Clauses
210

CHAPTER
9
CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER
11
Tips for Generating Ideas
12
CHAPTER
19
CHAPTER
21
Tips for Editing
28
Purpose
36
Paragraph Basics
47
Tips for Writing Your Paragraph
76
Narration
79
Tips for Planning Your Narrative Paragraph
85
Description
87
Tips for Planning Your Descriptive Paragraph
92
Illustration
94
Tips for Planning Your Illustration Paragraph
100
Process Analysis
103
Tips for Planning Your Process Analysis
108
Definition
110
Tips for Planning Your Definition Paragraph
115
Writing Assignment
116
Comparison and Contrast
117
Tips for Planning Your Comparison and Contrast
125
Writing Assignment
126
CauseandEffect Analysis 1 27
129
Tips for Planning Your CauseandEffect Analysis
135
Classification
137
Tips for Planning Your Classification Paragraph
145
Argument
148
CHAPTER 15
256
Tips for Finding Sentence Fragments
268
Avoiding RunOn Sentences
271
Choosing Words Carefully
280
Tip for Specific Word Choice
281
Slang
286
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Four
295
PART FIVE Grammar and Usage
299
CHAPTER 22
301
Tips for Solving PronounAntecedent Agreement Problems
352
Tip for Finding Dangling Modifiers
383
Correctly
387
Identifying Problems with Frequently
425
Tips for Improving Your Spelling
448
Comprehensive Post Test for Part Five
459
PART SIX Sentence Skills Workshop
463
PART SEVEN From Reading to Writing
487
Narration
494
Argument
524
Answers
528
Hog
532
James Popkin with Katia Hetter Americas
538
TestTaking Tips
543
Ten Tips for Success in College
545
Answers to Diagnostic SelfAssessments
554
Credits
561
173
569
Copyright

About the author (2004)

Barbara Fine Clouse is a frequent conference presenter and seasoned writing instructor who has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. In addition to this new edition of THE STUDENT WRITER: Editor and Critic, Barbara has written a number of composition texts for McGraw-Hill, including WRITING: FROM INNER TO OUTER WORLD, PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE: A Rhetorical Reader, JUMPSTART! A Workbook for Writers WORKING IT OUT: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, a short prose reader for developmental students, which is avialable on Primis, McGraw's electronic database. Barbara's publications also include the fourth edition of PROGRESSIONS for Allyn & Bacon.

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