Going Places: Paragraph to Essay: Paragraph to Essay by Richard E BaileyGoing Places: Paragraph to Essay: Paragraph to Essay by Richard E Bailey

Going Places: Paragraph to Essay: Paragraph to Essay

byRichard E Bailey, Linda Denstaedt

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Title:Going Places: Paragraph to Essay: Paragraph to EssayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents

Part I: Writing in College

CHAPTER 1 Meeting the Demands of College Writing

Writing in College

Purpose and Form in Writing

Focus and Content

Critical Reading and Thinking

Five Strategies to Read and Think Critically

Read with a Pen

Ask Questions to Focus and Clarify Meaning

Make Personal Connections

Determine Important Information and Ideas

Drawing Inferences by Identifying Connection Between Parts of the Text

READING: "On Baking," by Richard Sennett

READING: Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan Setting Goals and Becoming a Reflective Student

Reflective Writing

CHAPTER 2 The Writing Process

The Writing Process

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Talking

Clustering

Brainstorming

Freewriting

Review Your Prewriting and Define Your Topic

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Focus Your Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence: Organizing and Connecting Ideas and Details

Revise

Revision Strategies

Read Critically

Reading Peer Papers: Response Groups

Edit

Eliminate Your Usual Errors

Editing Strategies

Reflect

Build Confidence

Identify Successes

Set Goals

CHAPTER 3 Writing Paragraphs in College

Content First

Paragraph Structure

Assignments and Topics

The Topic sentence

Focusing Your Topic Sentence

From Prewriting to Topic Sentence

Supporting details

Elaborating on Your Major Supporting Details

Being Specific

Concluding sentence

Paragraph Organization

Unity and coherence

Ordering Your Details

Part II: Paragraph Writing and Patterns of Thinking

CHAPTER 4 Description

Description

DESCRIPTION PARAGRAPH AT A GLANCE

DESCRIPTION THINKING

Elements of Description

Getting Started

Organizing Your Thinking

Comparisons and Description Thinking

DESCRIPTION IN PROCESS

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Brainstorming

Freewriting

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It. READING: from Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Revise with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

CHAPTER 5 Example

Example

Example Paragraph at a Glance

Example Thinking

Elements of Example

Getting Started

Types of Examples

Related Examples

Extended Examples

Examples as Proof

Elaborating on Examples

Organizing Your Thinking

Example in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Brainstorming

Freewriting

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Theresa's First Draft

Revise with a Plan

Theresa's Revision Plan and Revised Draft

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 6 Narrative

Narrative

Narrative Paragraph at a Glance

Narrative Thinking

Elements of Narrative

Getting Started

Narrative Detail

Making Connections

Narrative in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Clustering

Talking

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from The New Yorker, by Louis Menand

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Revise with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 7 Process

Process

Process Paragraph at a Glance

Process Thinking

Elements of Process

Key Details

Getting Started

Organizing the Details

Key Details

Process in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Brainstorming

Talk

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from "Polly Want a Ph.D?" by Mark Caldwell

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Revise with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 8 Classification

Classification

Classification Paragraph at a Glance

Classification Thinking

Elements of Classification

Getting Started

Providing Examples of Categories

Avoiding Stereotyping

Classification in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Brainstorming

Talk

Clustering

Talking

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Business Week, by Karen Kline

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Revise with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 9 Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect Paragraph at a Glance

Cause and Effect Thinking

Elements of Cause and Effect

Getting Started

Cause and Effect Details

Organizing Your Thinking

Cause and Effect in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Clustering

Talking

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Psychology Today, by Laurence Steinberg

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Revise with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 10 Comparison and Contrast

Comparison and Contrast

Comparison and Contrast Paragraph at a Glance

Comparison and Contrast Thinking

Elements of Comparison and Contrast

Getting Started

Points of Comparison and Contrast

Begin with Your Points of Comparison and Contrast

Begin with Details and Discover Points of Comparison and Contrast

Selecting and Elaborating on Your Details

Comparison and Contrast in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Talking

Brainstorming

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Time Bind, by Arlie Hochschild

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

How a Pro Does It: Arlie Hochschild

Rewrite with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 11 Definition

Definition

Definition Paragraph at a Glance

Definition Thinking

Elements of Definition

Getting Started

Examples and Details

Negatives

Definition in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Clustering

Freewriting

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Rewrite with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Chapter 12 Argument

Argument

Argument Paragraph at a Glance

Argument Thinking

Elements of Argument

Getting Started

Reviewing Evidence

Acknowledging Another Viewpoint

Negatives

Argument in Process

Select an Assignment

Prewriting: Write Before You Write

Freewriting

Talking

Drafting: Focus and Organize

Consider Your Audience

Topic Sentence

Unity and Coherence

Concluding Sentence

Write a First Draft

How a Pro Does It: READING, from Nickel and Dimed, byBarbara Ehrenreich

Revising: Read Critically, Then Rewrite

Read Critically

Rewrite with a Plan

Edit

Reflect

Part III: Going to the Next Level: Essay Writing and Patterns of ThinkingChapter 13 Essay Structure and the Writing ProcessThe EssayThe Essay at a Glance

Elements of Essay Structure

Essay Structure and the Formal Outline

Getting Started

Assignments and Topics

Prewriting

Introductions

Guidelines for Writing an Effective Introduction

Developing a Thesis

The Body of the Essay

Thesis and Topic Sentences

Supporting Details

Developing an Essay Plan

Unity and Coherence

Conclusions

Guidelines for Writing an Effective Conclusion

Revising and Editing Your Essay

Guidelines for Revising and Editing Your Essay

Titles

Chapter 14 Types of Essays

Types of Essays

Essay Structure at a Glance

Elements of the Essay

The Writing Process

Essays with One Pattern of Organization

Description essay

Example essay

Narrative essay

Process essay

Classification essay

Cause and effect essay

Comparison and contrast essay

Definition essay

Argumentative essay

Essays with Multiple Patterns of Organization

The Mixed Mode Essay at a Glance

Chapter 15 Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotation

Using Sources Correctly

Paraphrase

Steps for Writing an Accurate Paraphrase

Acknowledging Sources

Plagiarism

Copying and Pasting

Close Paraphrase

Summary

Steps for Writing an Accurate Summary

Capturing the Main Idea

Capturing the Basic Details of a Story

Providing an Overview of a Textbook, Magazine, or Journal Article

Quotation

Choosing quotations

Introducing quotations

Guidelines for Acknowledging Sources

Suggestions for Daily Practice

Chapter 16 The Documented Essay

Research and the Essay

The Documented Essay at a Glance

Elements of the Documented Essay

Getting Started

Locating information

Internet Sources

Periodical Literature

Library Catalog and Reference Books

Processing Information

Types of Information

Facts and Statistics

Authoritative Opinion

Case/example

Taking Notes

Using Your Computer to Take Notes

Using Note Cards to Record Notes

Integrating Sources

In-text Citations

Documenting Sources

General Guidelines for Citing Sources

Citing Different Types of Sources

Newspaper

Magazine

A Book by One Author

A Book by Two Authors

A book for More Than Two Authors

Two or More Books by the Same Author

An Article from an Anthology

Web Site

Electronic Source Retrieved from a Service

Chapter 17 Writing in Class: Short Answer and Essay Tests

In-Class Writing

AN IN-CLASS ESSAY AT A GLANCEELEMENTS OF IN-CLASS WRITINGTYPES OF IN-CLASS WRITING

Sentence-Length Short Answers

Paragraph-Length Short Answer

Essay-Length Answers

While Writing Your Essay Answer

How to Prepare for In-Class Writing

General Tips for Test Preparation

Specific Tips for Test Preparation

PART IV: THE TOOL KIT

Chapter 18 The Simple Sentence

An Introduction to the Simple Sentence

Finding Subjects and Predicates

The Subject

Nouns

Pronouns

Gerunds

A Tip for Finding the Simple Subject

Subjects and Prepositional Phrases

Subjects in Commands and Questions

The Predicate

Action Verbs

Linking Verbs

Helping Verbs and Verb Phrases

Chapter 19 Beyond the Simple Sentence: Compounds, Coordination, and Subordination

Building on the Simple Sentence: Compound Subjects and Compound Predicates

Compound Subjects

Compound Predicates

The Compound Sentence and Coordination

Coordination Using a Comma and a Conjunction

Coordination Using a Semicolon and a Conjunctive Adverb

Coordination Using a Semicolon

The Complex Sentence and Subordination

Subordination and the Relative Clause

Chapter 20 The Sentence Fragment

Types of Fragments

Noun PhraseFragments

Adjective Phrase Fragments

Prepositional Phrases

Verbals

Dependent Clause Fragment

Chapter 21 Comma Splices and Run Ons

Comma Splices

Identifying and Correcting Comma Splice

Using End Punctuation to Correct Comma Splices

Additional Options for Correcting Comma Splices

Add an appropriate conjunction after the comma

Substitute a semicolon for the comma and add a conjunctive adverb followed by a comma

Add an appropriate subordinating conjunction

Run Ons

Using End Punctuation to Correct Run Ons

Additional Options for Correcting Run Ons

Add an appropriate conjunction and a comma

Add a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb

Add an Appropriate Subordinating Conjunction

Chapter 22 Editing Verb Errors: Agreement, Irregular Verbs, and Consistency

Verbs and Verb Agreement

Verbs

Subject and Verb Agreement

Regular Verbs in Present Tense

Irregular Verbs in Present Tense: Be, Have, Do

Agreement and Irregular Verbs in Past Tense

Additional Verb Agreement Problems

Irregular Verbs

Consistent Verb Tense

Chapter 23 Pronoun Agreement, Case, and Consistency

Pronoun Agreement

Detecting Errors in Pronoun Agreement

Indefinite Pronouns and Agreement

Pronoun Case

Compound Subjects and Objects, Sentences with Than and As

Pronoun Consistency

Chapter 24 Punctuation

Commas

Commas and Conjunctions

Commas and Introductory Modifiers

Commas with Interrupters/Parenthetical Modifiers

Commas in a Series

Semicolons and Colons

Semicolon

Colon

Quotation Marks

Quotations That Are Complete Sentences

Partial Quotations

Indirect Quotes

Internal Quotations and Titles

Apostrophes

Possessive Forms

Contractions

Plurals

Chapter 25 Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives

Adverbs and the -ly Ending

Good/Well, Bad/Badly, Real/Really

Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives

Adverbs, Comparatives and Superlatives

Complete Adjectives and Adverbs

Hyphenated Adjectives

Chapter 26 Mechanics

Spelling

Spelling Tips

Basic Spelling Rules

Commonly Misspelled Words

Commonly Misused Words

Capitalization

Numbers

Abbreviations

PART V: READING AND THINKING CRITICALLY

Chapter 27 Building Vocabulary

Collect Vocabulary Daily

Use a Dictionary and Thesaurus

Getting Acquainted with a Dictionary

How to Effectively Use a Dictionary

Getting Acquainted with a Thesaurus

How to Effectively Use a Thesaurus

READING: from "Tiananmen Square," by John Simpson

Write with a Thesaurus and a Dictionary

Improve Word Choice

Precise Nouns and Verbs

Tone

READING: from "Fad Diets," (American Heart Association)

Denotation and Connotation

Appropriate Word Choice

Chapter 28 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing

Critical Reading

Five Strategies for Effective Reading

Preview

Ask Questions

Connect to Prior Knowledge

Identify Important Information

Reread

Read with a Pen

READING: "A Simple Glass of Water," By Ted Fishman

Additional Readings

"Too Much Homework, Too Little Play," by Kathy Seal

"In Defense of Zoos" from The Life of Pi, by Yann Martell

"Night Walker," by Brent Staples

"Fuel for Thought," by James Surowiecki

"You've Got Hate Mail," by Lydie Raschka

"The Body of the Beholder," by Michele Ingrassia

"Dogs Need a Best Friend, Too," by Michelle Slatalla

"Hitting Bottom: Why America Should Outlaw Spanking," by Emily Bazelon

"Migrant Father," by Nasdijj

"How to Fight a Duel," by Adam Goodheart

"The Ice Bear Cometh, Wearing Nothing but a Speedo," by Lewis Gordon Pugh

"Anatomy Lessons: A Vanishing Rite for Young Doctors," by Abigail Zuger

"Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You," by Laura M. Holson

"The Replacement," by Sanford J. Ungar

"Emotions Run Amok in Sleep-Deprived Brains" by Charles E. Choi

"Desperate to Learn English," by Alice Callaghan

"Paving the Way for Profits," by Daniel Gross