Writing For Life: Paragraphs And Essays Plus Mylab Writing With Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package by D. J. HenryWriting For Life: Paragraphs And Essays Plus Mylab Writing With Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package by D. J. Henry

Writing For Life: Paragraphs And Essays Plus Mylab Writing With Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package

byD. J. Henry, Dorling Kindersley

Book & Toy | February 24, 2016

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Acclaimed textbook author D.J. Henry is a veteran teacher with over 25 years of community college experience and is a former developmental education student herself. Over the course of her teaching career, she has served on several federally funded grants designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technolog...
Title:Writing For Life: Paragraphs And Essays Plus Mylab Writing With Pearson Etext -- Access Card PackageFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:704 pages, 10.63 × 8.43 × 0.87 inPublished:February 24, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Ready to Write

1. Preparing to Learn About Writing

2. Thinking Through the Writing Process


Part II: Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Paragraphs

3. Understanding the Paragraph

4. The Descriptive Paragraph

5. The Narrative Paragraph

6. The Process Paragraph

7. The Example Paragraph

8. The Classification Paragraph

9. The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

10. The Definition Paragraph

11. The Cause and Effect Paragraph

12. The Persuasive Paragraph


Part III: How to Write an Essay

13. Understanding the Essay

14. Effective Titles, Introductions, and Conclusions

15. Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Essays

16. Research Strategies and Resources


Part IV: The Basic Sentence

17. Nouns and Pronouns

18. Adjectives and Adverbs

19. Verbs

20. Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences

21. Compound and Complex Sentences


Part V: Editing the Basic Sentence

22. Editing Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

23. Editing Fragments into Sentences

24. Editing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

25. Editing for Subject-Verb Agreement: Present Tense


Part VI: Revising to Improve Expression

26. Revising for Sentence Variety

27. Revising for Sentence Clarity: Person, Point of View, Number, and Tense

28. Revising for Parallelism

29. Revising for Effective Expression


Part VII: Punctuation and Mechanics

30. The Comma

31. The Apostrophe

32. Quotation Marks

33. End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, and Exclamation Point

34. Capitalization

35. Improving Your Spelling


Part VIII: Reading Selections

What's the Point of Reading to Write?

Effective Strategies for Responding to Reading Selections

Nineteen Reading Selections


Rupert Brooke, Niagara Falls

Maya Lin, Maya Lin’s Design Submission to the Vietnam Memorial Competition


Luis J. Rodriguez, Latino Heritage Month: Who We Are . . . And Why We Celebrate?

Amy Tan, Confessions


Rebecca J. Donatelle, Managing Stress in College

Ernest Hemingway, Camping Out


Judith Ortiz Cofer, Don’t Call Me a Hot Tamale

Buzz Bissinger Football’s Bloodiest Secret


D. J. Henry,The Fundamentals of Forgiveness

Melissa Guitron, I Am Enough


Deborah Tannen, The Talk of the Sandbox; How Johnny and Suzy’s Playground Chatter Prepares Them for Life at the Office

Sergio Troncoso The Loss of Juárez: How Has the Violence in Juárez Changed Border Culture?


Jo Goodwin-Parker, What is Poverty?

Jan Hoffman, Cool at 13, Adrift at 23


Michael S. Malone, Through Young Eyes

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies


Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Lecture——The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Bonnie Taub-DIx, Hungry vs. Healthy: The School Lunch Controversy


Libby Page, Can Virtual Classrooms Beat Face-to-Face Interaction?

Text Credits 670

Photo Credits 671

Index 673

1917 Words/9.3 GE/1200L

629 Words/11.3 GE/1290L

1125 Words/13.6 GE/1340L

649 Words/4.4 GE/800L

2520 Words/10.2 GE/1080L

1053 Words/7.9 GE/1160L

2091 Words/10.4 GE/1200L

1418 Words/9.9 GE/