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Serving as a rhetoric, reader, and handbook, Progressions provides unusually extensive support for the student by specifically showing what to do in every step of the writing process. Extensive attention is given to multiple strategies for working through every level of the writing process and students  are encouraged to develop their own effective writing processes.

 

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Table of Contents

Tips

Strategies for Learning from Textbooks xxi

Strategies for Succeeding in College xxii

Preface xxiii

 

PART ONE Succeeding in College 1

CHAPTER 1 Why Am I in This Class? 1

How Fast Can I become a Better Writer? 2

Understand the Writing Process 2

Read and Write Every Day 2

Use Your Resources 3

Why Do I Make So Many Mistakes When I Write? 3

Why Do I Need This Book? 4

How Will Writing Help Me in Other Classes? 4

How Can I Succeed in College? 5

Writing Assignment 7

 

PART TWO Writing Paragraphs and Essays 9

CHAPTER 2 The Writing Process: Planning

a Paragraph 9

The Process of Writing 9

Planning Your Writing 10

Establishing Your Purpose and Audience 10

Generating Ideas 12

Freewriting 12

Listing 14

Clustering 15

Combining Techniques 16

Outlining Your Writing 16

Contents

Succeeding in College: Use Strategies for Generating

Ideas 17

Tips: Planning Your Paragraph 17

Writing Assignment 18

 

CHAPTER 3 The Writing Process: Writing and Rewriting

a Paragraph 19

The Parts of a Paragraph 19

The Topic Sentence 21

Writing Your Topic Sentence 22

Considering Your Topic Sentence 23

Including an Assertion 23

Limiting Your Topic Sentence 23

Supporting Details 25

Identifying Kinds of Supporting Details 25

Including Facts and Examples 26

Telling a Story 26

Explaining Effects 26

Giving Reasons 27

Providing Adequate Supporting Detail 27

Considering Your Purpose and Audience 28

Using Transitions 28

The Closing 32

Writing and Rewriting 33

Writing 33

Rewriting 34

Revising 34

Editing 36

Succeeding in College: Use Your Writing

Knowledge in All Your Classes 37

Tips: Writing and Rewriting 38

Writing Assignment 38

 

CHAPTER 4 Writing an Essay 39

The Parts of an Essay 39

The Introduction 44

Writing Your Thesis 44

Writing Your Hook 46

Supporting Paragraphs 47

The Conclusion 48

Outlining Your Essay with an Outline Form 49

Rewriting Your Essay 50

Succeeding in College: Use the Outline Form for

Reworking and Studying Your

Class Notes 51

Tips: Writing an Essay 52

Writing Assignment 53

 

 

PART THREE Understanding the Sentence 55

CHAPTER 5 Identifying Subjects and Verbs 55

Subjects and Verbs 55

Identifying Verbs 55

Action Verbs 56

Linking Verbs 58

Helping Verbs 60

Sentences with More Than One Verb 63

Identifying Subjects 65

Complete and Simple Subjects 65

The Location of the Subject 68

Action-Word Subjects 68

Subjects with Prepositional Phrases 69

Sentences with More Than One Subject 72

Sentences That Are Commands, Requests, or

Suggestions 74

Learning from Textbooks 77

Succeeding in College: Notice the Subjects and Verbs in

Your Textbooks 79

Tips: Identifying Subjects and Verbs 79

Writing Assignment 80

 

CHAPTER 6 Improving Sentences with Coordination

and Subordination 81

Showing How Ideas in a Sentence Relate to Each

Other 81

The Difference between Clauses and Phrases 82

Independent and Dependent Clauses 83

Coordination 84

Joining Independent Clauses with a Coordinating

Conjunction 84

Joining Independent Clauses with a Conjunctive

Adverb 89

Joining Independent Clauses with a Semicolon 94

Subordination 98

Joining an Independent and a Dependent Clause with a

Subordinating Conjunction 98

Joining an Independent Clause with a Relative

Clause 102

Learning from Textbooks 109

Succeeding in College: Notice Coordinating

Conjunctions, Conjunctive Adverbs, and Subordinating

Conjunctions 110

Tips: Improving Sentences with Coordination and

Subordination 111

Writing Assignment 112

 

CHAPTER 7 Correcting Sentence Fragments 113

Recognizing Sentence Fragments 113

Correcting Sentence Fragments 114

Missing Subject Fragments 114

Incomplete Verb Fragments 118

Missing Subject and Verb Fragments 121

Dependent Clause Fragments 122

Learning from Textbooks 128

Succeeding in College: Use Fragments and

Abbreviations in Note-Taking 129

Tips: Finding and Correcting Sentence Fragments 129

Writing Assignment 130

 

CHAPTER 8 Correcting Run-on Sentences and

Comma Splices 131

Recognizing Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices 131

Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices 132

Using a Period and a Capital Letter 132

Using a Comma and a Coordinating Conjunction 133

Using a Semicolon, Conjunctive Adverb, and

Comma 134

Using a Semicolon 137

Learning from Textbooks 140

Succeeding in College: Make Inferences When You

Read 141

Tips: Finding and Correcting Run-On Sentences and

Comma Splices 142

Writing Assignment 142

Comprehensive Posttest: Understanding the Sentence 143

 

PART FOUR Using Verbs Correctly 147

CHAPTER 9 Using the Present Tense and Achieving

Subject–Verb Agreement 147

Understanding the Present Tense and Number 147

Making Subjects and Verbs Agree in the

Present Tense 148

Using Am/Is/Are ( Forms of Be) 151

Using Am/Is/Are as Helping Verbs 152

Forming Contractions with Is/Are 152

Using Have/Has 155

Using Have/Has as Helping Verbs 155

Forming Contractions with Have/Has 155

Using Do/Does 157

Using Do/Does as Helping Verbs 157

Forming Contractions with Do/Does 158

Making Subjects and Verbs Agree in Special Situations 161

Compound Subjects 161

Collective Noun Subjects 162

Indefinite Pronoun Subjects 163

Subjects with Prepositional Phrases 165

Inverted Order 167

Relative Pronouns as Subjects 168

Learning from Textbooks 174

Succeeding in College: Speak Up in Class 175

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with the

Present Tense and Subject–Verb Agreement 176

Writing Assignment 176

 

CHAPTER 10 Using the Past Tense 177

Understanding the Past Tense 177

Forming the Past Tense of Regular Verbs 177

Forming the Past Tense of Irregular Verbs 179

Using Was and Were (Forms of Be ) 183

Using Was/Were as Helping Verbs 184

Forming Contractions with Was/Were 184

Learning from Textbooks 187

Succeeding in College: Use the Past to Your

Advantage 189

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with the

Past Tense 189

Writing Assignment 190

 

CHAPTER 11 Using the Perfect Tenses and Choosing

Active and Passive Voice 191

Understanding the Past Participle 191

Understanding the Present Perfect Tense 195

Understanding the Past Perfect Tense 197

Understanding the Active and Passive Voices 202

Learning from Textbooks 204

Succeeding in College: Speak Appropriately to

Your Instructors about Grades 206

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

the Perfect Tenses and Active and Passive

Voices 206

Writing Assignment 207

 

CHAPTER 12 Using the Progressive Tenses 208

Understanding the Present Participle 208

Understanding the Present Progressive Tense 209

Understanding the Past Progressive Tense 212

Learning From Textbooks 217

Succeeding in College: Determine Your Learning

Style 218

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

the Progressive Tenses 218

Writing Assignment 219

 

CHAPTER 13 Eliminating Inappropriate Tense Shifts 220

Recognizing Tense Shifts 220

Understanding the Sequence of Tense 223

Learning from Textbooks 226

Succeeding in College: Avoid Tense Shifts in

Note-taking 227

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with Tense

Shifts 228

Writing Assignment 228

Comprehensive Posttest: Using Verbs Correctly 229

 

PART FIVE Using Pronouns Correctly 233

CHAPTER 14 Using Pronouns 233

Understanding Nouns, Pronouns, and Antecedents 233

Making Pronouns Agree with Their Antecedents 235

Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree in Special

Situations 236

Compound Subject Antecedents 236

Collective Noun Antecedents 238

Phrases after the Antecedent 240

Indefinite Pronoun Antecedents 241

Nonsexist Usage 244

Using Pronouns as Subjects, Objects, and Possessives 246

Pronouns as Subjects 246

Pronouns as Objects 247

Pronouns as Possessives 248

Who, Whom, and Whose 249

Choosing Subject and Object Pronouns in Special

Situations 251

Subject and Object Pronouns in Compounds 251

Subject and Object Pronouns in Comparisons 253

Subject and Object Pronouns Paired with

Antecedents 255

Using Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns 258

Learning from Textbooks 261

Succeeding in College: Pay Attention to Pronouns 262

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

Pronouns 262

Writing Assignment 263

 

CHAPTER 15 Solving Common Pronoun Problems 264

Avoiding Inappropriate Person Shifts 264

Eliminating Unnecessary Pronouns 267

Avoiding Unclear Antecedents 268

Avoiding Unstated Antecedents 269

Learning from Textbooks 273

Succeeding in College: Write on a Deadline

with Confidence 274

Tips: Finding and Correcting Common

Pronoun Problems 275

Writing Assignment 276

Comprehensive Posttest: Using Pronouns Correctly 277

 

PART SIX Using Modifiers Correctly 279

CHAPTER 16 Using Adjectives and Adverbs 279

Using Adjectives 279

Using Adverbs 280

Choosing Adjectives and Adverbs in Special

Situations 283

Good/Well 283

Bad/Badly 284

Avoiding Double Negatives 286

Using Adjectives and Adverbs in Comparisons 288

Comparing Two with Comparative Forms 288

Comparing More Than Two with Superlative

Forms 290

Irregular Comparative and Superlative

Forms 293

Learning from Textbooks 296

Succeeding in College: Think Positively 297

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

Adjectives and Adverbs 297

Writing Assignment 298

 

CHAPTER 17 Using Prepositional Phrases, Participles,

and Infinitives 299

Understanding Prepositional Phrases 299

Using In, On, and At 302

Using Prepositions in Common

Expressions 303

Understanding Participles and Participle Phrases 307

Understanding Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases 311

Avoiding Dangling Modifiers 314

Learning from Textbooks 317

Succeeding in College: Use Computers Wisely 319

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems

with Prepositional Phrases, Participles,

and Infinitives 320

Writing Assignment 320

Comprehensive Posttest: Using Modifiers Correctly 321

 

PART SEVEN Improving Sentences 323

CHAPTER 18 Achieving Sentence Variety 323

Begin with One or Two – ly Adverbs 323

Begin with a Present Participle or Present Participle Phrase 325

Begin with a Past Participle or a Past Participle Phrase 328

Begin with a Prepositional Phrase 329

Begin with a Dependent Clause 331

Learning from Textbooks 335

Succeeding in College: Listen Actively 337

Tips: Improving Sentence Variety 337

Writing Assignment 338

 

CHAPTER 19 Solving Special Sentence Structure Problems 339

Achieving Parallelism 339

Achieving Parallelism with Words in

Series or Pairs 339

Achieving Parallelism with Paired

Conjunctions 343

Avoiding Simple Subjects in Prepositional Phrases 346

Avoiding Illogical Equations with Forms of Be 348

Avoiding Mixed Sentence Structures 350

Learning from Textbooks 353

Succeeding in College: Overcome Procrastination 354

Tips: Finding and Correcting Special

Sentence Structure Problems 354

Writing Assignment 355

Comprehensive Posttest: Improving Sentences 357

 

PART EIGHT Capitalizing, Punctuating, and Spelling

Correctly 359

CHAPTER 20 Using Capital Letters and End Marks 359

Using Capital Letters 359

Using End Marks 365

Learning from Textbooks 368

Succeeding in College: Study Images 369

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

Capital Letters and End Marks 370

Writing Assignment 370

 

CHAPTER 21 Using Commas 371

Using Commas to Separate Items in a Series 371

Using Commas after Introductory Elements 373

Using Commas with Coordination 374

Using Commas with Interrupters 376

Using Commas with Dates and Addresses 380

Learning from Textbooks 382

Succeeding in College: Build Your Vocabulary 383

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with

Commas 383

Writing Assignment 384

 

CHAPTER 22 Using Apostrophes 385

Using Apostrophes to Show Possession 385

Using Apostrophes for Contractions 389

Learning from Textbooks 394

Succeeding in College: Improve Your Concentration 396

Tips : Finding and Correcting Problems with

Apostrophes 397

Writing Assignment 397

 

CHAPTER 23 Punctuating Quotations 398

Understanding Direct Quotations 398

Punctuating Direct Quotations 399

Understanding Indirect Quotations 403

Learning from Textbooks 408

Succeeding in College: Know What to Listen To 409

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with Punctuating

Quotations 410

Writing Assignment 410

 

CHAPTER 24 Using Frequently Confused Words

and Spelling Correctly 411

Using Frequently Confused Words 411

A/An 411

A lot/Alot 413

Accept/Except 413

Advice/Advise 413

Affect/Effect 414

All Ready/Already 415

All Right/Alright 415

Been/Being 415

Beside/Besides 417

Buy/By 417

Can/Could 418

Good/Well 419

Have/Of 419

Hear/Here 419

Its/It’s 420

Know/No and Knew/New 421

Lie/Lay 421

Loose/Lose 422

Passed/Past 423

Principal/Principle 424

Quiet/Quit/Quite 425

Rise/Raise 425

Sit/Set 426

Suppose/Supposed 427

Than/Then 428

There/Their/They’re 429

Threw/Through 430

To/Too/Two 431

Use/Used 431

Were/We’re/Where 432

Who’s/Whose 433

Will/Would 434

Your/You’re 434

Spelling Correctly 436

Spelling List 446

Learning from Textbooks 448

Succeeding in College: Use Mnemonics 449

Tips: Finding and Correcting Problems with Frequently

Confused Words and Spelling 450

Writing Assignment 450

Comprehensive Posttest: Capitalizing, Punctuating, and

Spelling Correctly 451

 

PART NINE From Reading to Writing 453

CHAPTER 25 Becoming a Better Reader 453

The Connection between Reading and Writing 453

Active Reading 454

A Sample Active Reading 455

Karen S. Peterson “The Truth about Our Little

White Lies” 456

Active Reading of College Textbooks 457

Readings 459

Kathleen Carlin “You Become What You Wear” 459

Amy Tan “Fish Cheeks” 462

Larissa MacFarquhar “New Math” 464

Frederick Douglass “How I Learned to Read and

Write” 467

Courtney Housam “Proud to Be ADD” 471

David Bodanis “What's in Your Toothpaste?” 473

Tunku Varadarajan “Baby Names, Big Battles” 476

Mark Twain “Two Views of the Mississippi” 479

Nancy Gibbs “Sticks and Stones” 481

Irene Sullivan “Keeping Kids outside the System” 484

Sue Horton “There's Teaching, and There's

Learning” 487

 

CHAPTER 26 Writing Essay Examination Answers 490

Writing Essay Examination Answers 490

Two Answers to Study 492

Appendix Editing Workshop 495

Editing for One Kind of Error 495

Editing for a Mix of Errors 501

Credits 509

Index 511

 

Tips

Planning Your Paragraph 17

Writing and Rewriting 38

Writing an Essay 52

Identifying Subjects and Verbs 79

Improving Sentences with Coordination and Subordination 111

Finding and Correcting Sentence Fragments 129

Finding and Correcting Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices 142

Finding and Correcting Problems with the Present Tense and Subject–Verb

Agreement 176

Finding and Correcting Problems with the Past Tense 189

Finding and Correcting Problems with the Perfect Tenses and Active

and Passive Voice 206

Finding and Correcting Problems with the Progressive Tenses 218

Finding and Correcting Problems with Tense Shifts 228

Finding and Correcting Problems with Pronouns 262

Finding and Correcting Common Pronoun Problems 275

Finding and Correcting Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs 297

Finding and Correcting Problems with Prepositional Phrases,

Participles, and Infinitives 320

Improving Sentence Variety 337

Finding and Correcting Special Sentence Structure Problems 357

Finding and Correcting Problems with Capital Letters and End Marks 370

Finding and Correcting Problems with Commas 383

Finding and Correcting Problems with Apostrophes 397

Finding and Correcting Problems with Punctuating Quotations 410

Finding and Correcting Problems with Frequently Confused

Words and Spelling 450

Strategies for Learning from Textbooks

Identifying Subjects and Verbs 77

Using Coordination and Subordination 109

Noticing Sentence Fragments 128

Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices 140

Using the Present Tense and Achieving Subject–Verb Agreement 174

Using the Past Tense 187

Using the Perfect Tenses and Active and Passive Voice 204

Using the Progressive Tenses 217

Avoiding Tense Shifts 226

Using Pronouns 261

Avoiding Pronoun Problems 273

Using Adjectives and Adverbs 296

Using Prepositional Phrases, Participles, and Infinitives 317

Achieving Sentence Variety 335

Solving Sentence Structure Problems 353

Using Capital Letters and End Marks 368

Using Commas 382

Using Apostrophes 394

Punctuating Quotations 408

Using Frequently Confused Words and Spelling Correctly 448

 

Strategies for Succeeding in College

Use Strategies for Generating Ideas 17

Use Your Writing Knowledge in All Your Classes 37

Use the Outline Form for Reworking and Studying Your Class Notes 51

Notice the Subjects and Verbs in Your Textbooks 79

Notice Coordinating Conjunctions, Conjunctive Adverbs,

and Subordinating Conjunctions 110

Use Fragments and Abbreviations in Note-taking 129

Make Inferences When You Read 141

Speak Up in Class 175

Use the Past to Your Advantage 189

Speak Appropriately to Your Instructors about Grades 206

Determine Your Learning Style 218

Avoid Tense Shifts in Note-taking 227

Pay Attention to Pronouns 262

Write on a Deadline with Confidence 274

Think Positively 297

Use Computers Wisely 319

Listen Actively 337

Overcome Procrastination 354

Study Images 369

Build Your Vocabulary 383

Improve Your Concentration 396

Know What to Listen To 409

Use Mnemonics 449