At A Glance: Paragraphs by Lee BrandonAt A Glance: Paragraphs by Lee Brandon

At A Glance: Paragraphs

byLee Brandon

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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The Fifth Edition of AT A GLANCE: PARAGRAPHS guides you through the process of prewriting and writing paragraphs and optional short essays in specific and combined rhetorical modes. This text features forty integrated reading selections (with accompanying quizzes on the Student Companion Site), optional reading-based writing instruction (summary, reaction, and two-part response), a chapter introducing the short essay, a chapter that includes basic documentation with the 2009 MLA Update, and a brief handbook (supported by exercises and quizzes on the Student Companion Site).
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 ...
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Title:At A Glance: ParagraphsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.2 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0495906298

ISBN - 13:9780495906292

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Table of Contents

Preface.Student Overview.1. THE PARAGRAPH AND PREWRITING.The Paragraph Defined. A Sample Paragraph. The Writing Process. Prewriting: Using the Blank Sheet of Opportunity. Freewriting. Brainstorming. Clustering. Writing the Topic Sentence. Writing the Outline. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Paragraph and Prewriting.2. WRITING, REVISING, AND EDITING THE PARAGRAPH.Writing Your First Draft. The Recursive Factor. Revising Your Writing. Coherence. Language. Unity. Emphasis. Support. Sentences. Adding Editing to Your Revision. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Writing, Revising, and Editing.3. FROM READING TO WRITING.Reading-Based Writing. The Writing Component. The Reading Component. Reading-Based Writing and Other Approaches in Writing. Reading Techniques and Reading-Based Writing Forms. Reading Techniques. Underlining. Annotating. Outlining. Taking Notes. Reading-Based Writing Forms. Writing a Summary. Writing a Reaction. Writing a Two-Part Response. Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing. Basic Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing. Citations. Works Cited. Example of Reading-Based Writing. Student Reading-Based Paragraph (extracted from an essay). Essay for Discussion and Writing. Student Essay. "Everyone Pays the Price," Hadley McGraw. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: From Reading to Writing.4. PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS.Writing the Short Essay. Introductory Paragraph. Middle Paragraphs. Concluding Paragraph. Examining a Paragraph and an Essay. Student Writing. "Superman and Batman," (paragraph) Judy Urbina. "Superman and Batman" (essay) Judy Urbina. Topics for Short Essays. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Paragraphs and Essays.5. NARRATION: MOVING THROUG TIME.Writing Paragraphs of Narration. Situation. Conflict. Struggle. Outcome. Meaning. Practicing Patterns of Narration. Examining Paragraphs of Narration. Student Writing. "King of Klutziness," Joel Bailey. "Yearning for Love," Chantra Shastri. Professional Writing. "Voice Like Twigs Underfoot," Maxine Hong Kingston. Topics for Paragraphs of Narration. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Narration.6. DESCRIPTION: MOVING THROUGH SPACE AND TIME.Writing Paragraphs of Description. Types of Description. Imagery. Dominant Impression. Order: Time and Space. Practicing Patterns of Description. Examining Paragraphs of Description. Student Writing. "My Burning Scarf," Julie Lee. "The Drag," Mike Kavanagh. Professional Writing. "The Road to Cedar City," William Least Heat-Moon. Topics for Paragraphs of Description. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Description.7. EXEMPLIFICATION: WRITING WITH EXAMPLES.Writing Paragraphs of Exemplification. Characteristics of Good Examples. Techniques for Finding Examples. Connecting Examples with Purpose. Practicing Patterns of Exemplification. Examining Paragraphs of Exemplification. Student Writing. "Sweet and Sour Workplace," Sarah Betrue. Professional Writing. "When Those Tattoos Really Get Under the Skin," Peter Carlson. "Dropping Way Out," David Levine. "Georgia on My Mind," Ray Jenkins. Topics for Paragraphs of Exemplification. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topic. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification.8. ANALYSIS BY DIVISION: EXAMINING THE PARTS.Writing Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Organization. Sequence of Parts. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division. Examining Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Student Writing. "More Than Ordinary," Nancy Samuels. Professional Writing. "Golden Oldies," Jerry Bratcher. "Who Are Our Heroes?" Ponchitta Pierce. Topics for Paragraphs of Analysis by Division. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division. 9. PROCESS ANALYSIS: WRI