Contents Note: Each chapter in Part I concludes with a Review and Review Exercises. Each chapter in Parts II and III concludes with Writer's Guidelines. Student Overview Part One: Writing Sentences Part Two: Writing Paragraphs and Beyond Part Three: Connecting Reading and Writing Appendix Strategies for Self-Improvement Writing Process Worksheet I. Writing Sentences 1. Subjects and Verbs Subjects Verbs Location of Subjects and Verbs 2. Kinds of Sentences Clauses Types of Sentences Procedure for Sentence Analysis 3. Combining Sentences Coordination: The Compound Sentence Subordination: The Complex Sentence Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence Other Ways to Combine Ideas 4. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons Fragments Comma Splices and Run-Ons Techniques for Spotting Problem Sentences 5. Verbs Regular and Irregular Verbs "Problem" Verbs The Twelve Verb Tenses Subject-Verb Agreement Consistency in Tense Active and Passive Voice Strong Verbs Subjunctive Mood 6. Pronouns Pronoun Case Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Pronoun Reference 7. Adjectives and Adverbs Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs Comparative and Superlative Forms Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 8. Balancing Sentence Parts Basic Principles of Parallelism Signal Words Combination Signal Words 9. Punctuation and Capitalization End Punctuation Commas Semicolons Question Marks Punctuation with Quotation Marks Italics Dashes Colons Parentheses Brackets Apostrophes Hyphens Capitalization 10. Spelling Steps to Efficient Spelling Your Spell Checker Spelling Tips Frequently Misspelled Words Confused Spelling and Confusing Words II. Writing Paragraphs and Beyond 11. The Writing Process for the Paragraph: Stage One: Exploring/Experimenting/Gathering Information The Paragraph Basic Paragraph Patterns The Writing Process Stage One Strategies 12. The Writing Process for the Paragraph: Stage Two: Writing the Controlling Idea/Organizing and Developing Support Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence Writing an Outline 13. The Writing Process for the Paragraph: Stage Three: Writing/Revising/Editing Writing Your First Draft Revising Your Writing Editing Your Writing The Writing Process Worksheet 14. From Paragraph to Essay Writing the Short Essay Examing a Paragraph and an Essay Topics for Short Essays III. Connecting Reading and Writing 15. Writing About Reading Selections Reading for Writing Forms of Writing Hadley McGraw, Everyone Pays the Price Yi-Fu Tuan, American Space, Chinese Place Journal Writing 16. Narration: Moving Through Time Writing Narrative Paragraphs Connecting Reading and Writing: Growing Pains and Pleasures Joel Bailey, King of Klutziness Charles C. Ortiz, Not Invulnerable Maxine Hong Kingston, Voice Like Twigs Underfoot Maya Angelou, Liked for Myself Practicing Narrative Patterns Topics for Writing Narrative 17. Description: Moving Through Space and Time Writing Descriptive Paragraphs Connecting Reading and Writing: Prized and Despised Possessions Janice Hall, Latchkey Maria Varela, My Banana Car Gary Soto, The Jacket N. Scott Momaday, The Story of a Well-Made Shield Practicing Descriptive Patterns Topics for Writing Description 18. Exemplification: Writing with Examples Writing Paragraphs of Exemplification Connecting Reading and Writing: Living in the Age of Irritations Sarah Betrue, Sweet and Sour Workplace Roy Rivenburg, The Mean Season Jennifer Oldham, Amid Backlash, Calls for Cell Phone Etiquette Practicing Patterns of Exemplification Topics for Writing with Examples 19. Process Analysis: Writing About Doing Writing Paragraphs of Process Analysis Two Types of Process Analysis: Directive and Informative Working with Stages Basic Forms Combined Forms Useful Prewriting Procedure Connecting Reading and Writing: The Joy and Grief of Work Seham Hemmat, Making Faces J. Kim Birdine, The Skinny on Working for a Dermatologist Barbara Garson, McDonald's--We Do It All for You Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis Topics for Writing Process Analysis 20. Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes Writing Paragraphs of Cause and Effect Connecting Reading and Writing: Compulsions and Addictions Louis Crissman, My Dad, the Bank Robber Linda Ellerbee, Television Changed My Family Forever Bob Walter, Work, Work, Work: For Workaholics, the Job Can Be a Disease Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect Topics for Writing Cause and Effect 21. Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences Writing Paragraphs of Comparison and Contrast Generating Topics and Working with the 4 Ps Connecting Reading and Writing: Cultural Blends and Clashes Thung Tran, Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America Judy Urbina, Superman and Batman Joseacute; Antonio Burciaga, A Mixed Tex-Cal Marriage Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast Topics for Writing Comparison and Contrast 22. Argument: Writing to Persuade Writing Paragraphs of Argument Connecting Reading and Writing: To Regulate or Not Eric Miller, A New Wind Blowing (pargraph) Eric Miller, A New Wind Blowing (essay) Louis Nizer, How About Low-Cost Drugs for Addicts? Keith A. King, Should School Uniforms Be Mandated? Practicing Patterns of Argument Topics for Writing Argument 23. Mixed Bag The Mix in the Bag John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes, Listening to the Air Sheila Ferguson, Soul Food at a Black American Family Reunion Jonathan Gaw, Are Kids Too Tangled in the Web? Chantra Shastri, Yearning for Love Michael Holguin, Someone Is Listening Appendixes. A. Parts of Speech. B. Taking Tests. C. Writing the Job Application Letter and a Reacute;sumeacute;. D. Brief Guide for ESL StudentsKelly Brandon is the author of 'Sentences, Paragraphs, And Beyond, Third Edition', published 2000 under ISBN 9780618042623 and ISBN 0618042628.