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Strategies for College Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays, 2nd edition

  • Jeanette Harris
  • Ann Moseley

Published by Pearson (May 29th 2003) - Copyright © 2004

2nd edition

Strategies for College Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays

ISBN-13: 9780321104366

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Overview

Provides extensive coverage of both the writing and reading processes with a focus on academic writing––the type of writing students will be doing in their college careers. KEY TOPICS: Some of the major areas of coverage are the writing process, paragraph development, information gathering, essay development, revision, methods of development, sentence development and editing, critical reading and writing strategies. MARKET: Anyone interested in improving writing skills.

Table of contents



Preface.

Part I: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS.

1. Understanding the Writing Process.

Prewriting.

Writing.

Rewriting.
2. Selecting and Limiting a Topic.

Selecting Your Own Topic.

Modifying an Assigned Topic.

Limiting a Topic.
3. Setting Goals and Generating Ideas.

Using Invention Strategies.

Using Informal Planning Outlines.
4. Constructing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences.

Basic Structure of a Paragraph.

Writing Effective Topic Sentences.

Identifying Topic Sentences/Main Ideas in Paragraphs.
5. Constructing Paragraphs: Supporting Details.

Using Specific Details to Support Topic Sentences.

Patterns for Structuring Supporting Details.

Relevant and Irrelevant Details.
6. Moving From Paragraph to Essay.

Introduction: Stating the Thesis.

Body: Developing the Thesis.

Conclusion: Reemphasizing the Thesis.

From Paragraph to Essay.
7. Gathering Information.

Interviewing.

Observing.

Combining Interviews and Observations.
8. Achieving Coherence.

Arranging Ideas.

Connecting Ideas.

Unifying Ideas.

Achieving Coherence in Essays.
9. Revising Your Essay.

Revising for Focus and Unity.

Revising for Content and Development.

Revising for Organization and Coherence.

Strategies for Revising.

Editing and Proofreading.

Part II: METHODS OF DEVELOPMENT.

10. Description.

Understanding Description.

Writing Descriptive Paragraphs.

Writing Descriptive Essays.
11. Narration.

Understanding Narration.

Writing Narrative Paragraphs.

Writing Narrative Essays.
12.

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