Blueprints For Writing: Building Essays by Pam MathisBlueprints For Writing: Building Essays by Pam Mathis

Blueprints For Writing: Building Essays

byPam Mathis

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BLUEPRINTS FOR WRITING: BUILDING ESSAYS demystifies the writing process by guiding you through each step of the essay plan, or blueprint. This text empowers you to write essays from the start, providing numerous practice exercises, activities, and prompts to help you along the way. BLUEPRINTS FOR WRITING focuses on the writing process in various modes of development, offering abundant student writing samples throughout, including more than thirty student essays. Part III includes four chapters on critical reading, providing close reading strategies and six professional readings, which are supplemented by more than twenty additional readings in an appendix. The text also includes comprehensive coverage of the most common grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and style issues that you will encounter. Coverage of incorporating research and practical writing are also included, complete with student samples that illustrate how writing is relevant to your academic, personal, and professional life.
Title:Blueprints For Writing: Building EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 1.3 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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Preface.PART I: THE WRITING PROCESS.1. An Overview of the Writing Process.The Writing Process: The Introduction. The Writing Process: The Body. The Writing Process: The Conclusion. The Writing Process: Proofreading and Editing. The Writing Process: Student Essays. Sample Essay Blueprint: "College Success Skills." "Advantages of Speaking Spanish" by Janie DeAnda. "Chismville" by Ryan Watson. Your Turn. Photo Op.2. The Thesis and Blueprint.Writing the Thesis: An Overview. Writing the Thesis: Deciding on a Topic. Your Turn. Your Paper. Writing the Thesis: Developing the Critical Opinion. Your Turn. Your Paper. Building a Simple Blueprint: Overview. Building a Simple Blueprint: The "Why" Blueprint. Building a Simple Blueprint: The "How" Blueprint. Building a Simple Blueprint: The "When" Blueprint. Building a Simple Blueprint: The "What" Blueprint. Putting the Thesis and Simple Blueprint Together: Forms of the Thesis and Simple Blueprint. Putting the Thesis and Simple Blueprint Together: Making Sure Your Simple Blueprint Is Parallel. Your Turn. Putting It All Together. Your Paper. Photo Op. Essay Blueprint.3. The Topic Sentence.The Topic Sentence: An Overview. Using Appropriate Transitions. Adding a Reminder of the Critical Opinion. Your Turn. Presenting the Point from the Simple Blueprint. Putting It All Together. Your Paper. Photo Op.4. Supporting Your Points.Types of Support: An Overview. Types of Support: Brief Examples. Types of Support: Narrative Examples. Types of Support: Statistics. Types of Support: Quotations. Types of Support: Combining Different Types of Support. Putting It All Together. Planning the Support for Your Essay. Your Paper. Photo Op.5. Coherence.Coherence: An Overview. Detailed Support. Your Turn. Your Turn. Transitions. Your Turn. Reminders. Your Turn. Putting It All Together. Your Paper. Photo Op.6. Unity.Unity: An Overview. Problems within Paragraphs. Your Turn. Problems within Essays. Your Turn. Your Paper. Photo Op.7. The Introduction: The Icing on the Cake.The Introduction: An Overview. Narrative Examples as Motivators. Related Quotations as Motivators. Startling Statistics as Motivators. Interesting Facts as Motivators. Straw Men as Motivators. Transitioning from Your Motivator to Your Thesis and Simple Blueprint. Putting It All Together. Your Paper. Photo Op.8. The Conclusion: Wrapping It Up.The Conclusion: An Overview. The Reworded Thesis. The Clincher. Putting It All Together. Your Paper. Photo Op.9. Proofreading and Editing.Proofreading and Editing: An Overview. Proofreading: An Overview and Tips. Editing: An Overview, Tips, and Examples. "Advantages of Learning to Manage Time" First Draft: Reading for Content Errors. Second Draft: Reading for Grammar and Punctuation Errors. Final Draft with Edits. "Media''s Representation of Skateboarding" First Draft: Reading for Content Errors. Second Draft: Reading for Grammar and Punctuation Errors. Final Draft with Edits. Your Turn. Your Paper. Photo Op.PART II: THE MODES OF WRITING.10. Narration.Narration: An Overview. Narrative Paragraphs: Writing a Topic Sentence. Your Turn. Narrative Paragraphs: Writing in Chronological Order and Using Appropriate Transitions. Your Turn. Narrative Paragraphs: Maintaining a Consistent Point of View. Your Turn. Narrative Paragraphs: Using a Consistent Verb Tense. Your Turn. Narrative Essays: The Writing Process. Essay Blueprint. Narrative Essays: The Body. Student Essay: "Handkerchief Anyone?" by Kevan Mathis. Narrative Essays: The Introduction. Narrative Essays: The Conclusion. Narrative Essays: More Student Essays. "Economic Slump-I Believe It!" by Miles Maxson. "A ''Nugget'' of Wisdom" by Georgina Harguey. Your Paper. Photo Op.11. Description.Description: An Overview. Descriptive Paragraphs: Creating a Dominant Point. Your Turn. Descriptive Paragraphs: Using Vivid Details. Your Turn. Descriptive Paragraphs: Using a Logical Arrangement. Your Turn. Descriptive Essays: The Writing Process. Essay Bl