Writing to Communicate

Writing to Communicate : Paragraphs and Essays

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Intermediate Level. With a combined process and product approach to academic writing, this Second Edition (formerly title You're in Charge!) helps students progress from the basics of paragraph writing to full-length essays. The text's new models and exercises are centered around three main themes-milestones, ecology and relations- to help students generate content and build vocabulary for their writing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 12mm | 439.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrationsforms,ports.
  • 013027254X
  • 9780130272546

Table of contents

PART I: THE PARAGRAPH Theme: Milestones Chapter 1 Introduction to Academic Writing Beginning Studies at an AmericanUniversity Why Do You Write? How Do You Write? To Whom Do You Write? Writing to Communicate Chapter 2 Types of Paragraphs Lifetime Firsts Types of Paragraphs Narrative Paragraphs Descriptive Paragraphs Expository Paragraphs Mechanics Paragraph Format The Writing Process-Part 1 Step 1: Assessing the Assignment Step 2: Generating Ideas Step 3: Organizing Your Ideas Step 4: Writing the First Draft Writing to Communicate Paragraph Checklist Chapter 3 Organization of Paragraphs Holidays Basic Organization The Topic Sentence The Body (Supporting Sentences) The Concluding Sentence Mechanics Punctuation Marks Using Commas: Coordination Conjunctions The Writing Process-Part 2 Step 5: Rewriting Step 6: Writing the Final Draft Writing to Communicate Paragraph Checklist Chapter 4 Coherence and Cohesion Passages of Life Coherence Narrative Paragraphs and Chronological Ordering Descriptive Paragraphs and Spatial Ordering Expository Paragraphs and Logical Ordering Cohesion Linking Words Personal Pronouns The Definite Article Demonstrative Pronouns Synonyms Mechanics Using commas: Transitions and Adverbial Clauses Writing to Communicate Paragraph Checklist Chapter 5 Unity and Completeness Events in U.S.History Unity Completeness Mechanics Fragments Reviewing Coherence, Cohesion, Unity, and Completeness Writing to Communicate Paragraph Checklist PART II: THE ESSAY Theme: Ecology Chapter 6 From Paragraph to Essay Animals in Their Ecosystems Expanding the Paragraph Mechanics Semicolons with Transitions Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Chapter 7 The Thesis Statement How Human Beings Shape Their Environment Parts of a Thesis Statement Topic and Controlling Idea Predictor Rules for Thesis Statements Mechanics Comma Splices Run-on Sentences Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Chapter 8 The Introductory Paragraph Nature vs. Nurture Guidelines for Introductory Paragraphs Types of Introductory Paragraphs Anecdote Interesting Facts or Statistics Historical Introduction General to Specific Mechanics Using Commas: Lists Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Chapter 9 The Concluding Paragraph A Safe Environment Parts of a Concluding Paragraph Summary Restatement Final Comment Mechanics Comma Review Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Chapter 10 Body Paragraphs Population and the Environment Concrete Support Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences in Body Paragraphs Mechanics Punctuation Errors Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet PART III: RHETORICAL PATTERNS Theme: Relationships Chapter 11 Process Love Prewriting Graphic Organizers Freewriting Model Essays Paragraphs in the Process Essay Chronological Linking Words Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Other Essays Chapter 12 Classification Family and Work Prewriting Graphic Organizers Freewriting Model Essays Paragraphs in the Classification Essay Linking Words of Example and Consequence Linking Words of Example Linking Words of Consequence Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Other Essays Chapter 13 Cause and Effect Raising Children Prewriting Graphic Organizers Freewriting Model Essays The Introductory Paragraph in the Cause-and-Effect Essay Linking Words of Cause and Effect Transitions Subordinating Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions Prepositions Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Other Essays Chapter 14 Comparison and Contrast People and Nature Prewriting Graphic Organizers Freewriting Model Essays Concluding Paragraphs Linking Words and Punctuation Linking Words Writing to Communicate Peer Help Worksheet Other Essays Appendix 1 Writing Under Time Pressure Taking Essay Exams Writing Essays for Standardized Tests Appendix 2 The University Application Essay Organizing Your Essay Appendix 3 Computer Formatting Appendix 4 Punctuation Reviewing the Rules Punctuation Problems Appendix 5 Common Linking Words Appendix 6 General Peer Help Worksheet Appendix 7 Paragraph and Essay Evaluation Appendix 8 Suggested Correction Symbols Answer Keyshow more

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