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Expressways: Scenarios for Paragraph and Essay Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 4, 2012

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Expressways: Scenarios for Paragraph and Essay Writing features an integrated reading-writing, critical thinking, and visual literacy approach to teaching academic, workplace, and everyday writing skills.


In addition to covering all of the fundamental topics at the paragraph-to-essay level (the writing process, paragraph and essay writing strategies, and grammar lessons), Kathleen McWhorter appeals to students by connecting the classroom to the real world using visual learning tools, realistic examples of successful writing through student models and high-interest readings, and abundant exercise sets. The text provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of the reading-writing connection, full instruction on the methods of development, editing exercises, collaborative activities, complete MyWritingLab integration with e-text, and a renewed focus on thinking critically and visual literacy.

Table of Contents

Part I  Getting Started


CHAPTER 1  The Writing Process: An Overview

CHAPTER 2  The Active Reading Process


Part II  Paragraph Writing Strategies


CHAPTER 3 Writing Topic Sentences

CHAPTER 4 Developing and Arranging Details

CHAPTER 5 Strategies for Revising   


Part III  Essay Writing Strategies


CHAPTER 6 Planning and Organizing Your Essay      

CHAPTER 7 Drafting and Revising Essays


Part IV  Methods of Development


CHAPTER 8 Narration

CHAPTER 9 Description

CHAPTER 10 Process

CHAPTER 11 Example

CHAPTER 12 Classification

CHAPTER 13 Definition

CHAPTER 14 Comparison and Contrast

CHAPTER 15 Cause and Effect

CHAPTER 16 Argument




CHAPTER 17 Using and Synthesizing Sources

CHAPTER 18 Writing Essay Exams and Taking


Part VI  Read and Respond


Part VII  Reviewing the Basics


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Expressways: Scenarios for Paragraph and Essay Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-07452-5