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Overview

For courses in Developmental Writing.


Helps students discover and develop their own writing processes

The first in a two-book series on reading and writing comprehension, Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs seeks to help students build confidence in their personal and academic writing by exploring the relationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels. 


Acclaimed author Kim Flachmann demonstrates how these skills are integrated at every stage of communication, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. The 8th Edition features intuitive reorganization of content, a new design that better supports the material, and a number of new reading selections–helping students prepare for success in college and in their lives after graduation.


Also available with MyLab Writing 

By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab™ Writing personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. 


Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Writing does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Writing, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Table of contents

PART I: Reading and Writing for Success in College

1. Reading and Writing as Critical Thinking

2. Reading Critically

3. Writing Critically

4. Revising and Editing


PART II: Essays: Paragraphs in Context

5. How to Read an Essay

6. How to Write an Essay

7. Writing Workshop


PART III: Reading and Writing Effective Paragraphs

8. Describing

9. Narrating

10. Illustrating

11. Analyzing a Process

12. Comparing and Contrasting

13. Dividing and Classifying

14. Defining

15. Analyzing Causes and Effects

16. Arguing


PART IV: The Handbook

17. Parts of Speech

18. Phrases and Clauses

19. Subjects and Verbs

20. Fragments

21. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices

22. Regular and Irregular Verbs

23. Verb Tense

24. Subject-Verb Agreement

25. More on Verbs

26. Pronoun Problems

27. Pronoun Reference and Point of View

28. Pronoun Agreement

29. Adjectives

30. Adverbs

31. Modifier Errors

32. End Punctuation

33. Commas

34. Apostrophes

35. Quotation Marks

36. Other Punctuation Marks

37. Capitalization

38. Abbreviations and Numbers

39. Varying Sentence Structure

40. Parallelism

41. Combining Sentences

42. Standard and Nonstandard English

43. Easily Confused Words

44. Spelling

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