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In Concert: Reading and Writing

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Longman

Published Date: Aug 10, 2012

Description

In Concert is one of two titles in a new first edition series written for the integrated Reading/Writing Developmental English course by an author who is an expert in both fields of study - Kathleen McWhorter. In Concert, the second book in the series, correlates to the intermediate developmental reading level and the paragraph to essay developmental writing level.

Table of Contents

Reading and Writing Success Starts Here!

  • Use the Help Features in This Book
  • Reading and Writing Success Tips
    • Tip 1: Manage Your Time and Identify a Place to Study
    • Tip 2: Manage Your Electronic Life
    • Tip 3: Build Your Concentration
    • Tip 4: Keep a Writing Journal
    • Tip 5: Collaborate for Success

 

PART ONE Introduction to Reading and Writing

 

Chapter 1 An Overview of Active Reading

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is Active Reading?
    • Preview Before Reading
    • Form Guide Questions
    • Keys to Understanding What You Read
    • Build Your Vocabulary Through Reading
    • Think Critically
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
    • A Professional Essay A Brother Lost, Ashley Womble
  • Self-Test Summary

Vocabulary Workshops

  • Workshop 1:Expanding Your Vocabulary
  • Workshop 2:Using Context Clues
  • Workshop 3:Learning Specialized and Technical Vocabulary
  • Workshop 4: Using Word Parts

 

Chapter 2 An Overview of the Writing Process

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is Good Writing?
    • The Five Steps in Writing Process
    • Generate Ideas
    • Organize Your Ideas
    • Write a First Draft
    • Revise and Rewrite Drafts
    • Proofread Your Final Draft
    • Consider Your Audience and Purpose
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Education: The Open Road, Doug Mello
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Credit Card Smarts: Take Charge of Your Cards
  • Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 3 Reading and Learning from College Textbooks

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • Why Write as You Read and Study?
  • Reading
    • Strategies for Reading Textbooks
    • Use the SQ3R System for Learning from Textbooks
  • Writing
    • Use Learning and Recall Strategies
    • Highlight and Annotate
    • Outline
    • Map
    • Paraphrase
    • Summarize
    • Think Critically About Information in Textbooks
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • Textbook Excerpt How to Remember What You Study, Carole Wade and Carol Tavris
  • Self-Test Summary

 

Chapter 4 Reading and Evaluating Visuals

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • Why Use Visuals?
    • Use Strategies for Reading and Interpreting Visuals
    • Integrate Text and Visuals
    •  Types of Visuals
      • Photographs
      • Maps
      • Tables
      • Graphs
      • Diagrams
      • Charts
      • Infographics
      • Cartoons
    • Think Critically About Visuals
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Are You Hooked? Leah McLaughlin
  • Self-Test Summary

PART TWO Reading, Writing, and Organizing Paragraphs 

 

Chapter 5 Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is a Paragraph?
  • Reading
    • Locate the Topic
    • Locate the Main Idea
      • Tips for Locating the Topic Sentence
    • Think Critically About Main Ideas
  • Writing 000
    • Write Effective Topic Sentences
      • Choose a Manageable Topic
      • Tips for Writing Effective Topic Sentences
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay The Russian and U.S. School Systems, Kate Atkinson
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Greed, Cancer, and Pink KFC Buckets, John Robbins
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 6 Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Are Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas?
  • Reading
    • Identify Supporting Details
      • Types of Supporting Details
      • Think Critically About Details
    • Use Transitions to Guide Your Reading
    • Identify Implied Main Ideas
  • Writing
    • Select Relevant and Sufficient Details
    • Organize Details Effectively
    • Use Transitional Word and Phrases to Connect Details
    • Use Specific Words
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay The China Bug, James Sturm
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay The Most Hateful Words, Amy Tan
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 7 Organization: Basic Patterns

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Are Patterns of Organization?
  • Reading and Writing Time Sequence: Chronological Order, Process, and
  • Narration
    • What Is Time Sequence?
    • Reading Chronological Order, Process, and Narration
    • Writing Process Paragraphs
    • Writing Narration Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Description
    • What Is Description?
    • Reading Description
    • Writing Descriptive Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Example
    • What Is an Example?
    • Reading Examples
    • Writing Example Paragraphs
    • Thinking Critically About Patterns of Organization
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay From Bullet to Blue Sky, Yesenia De Jesus
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Cairo Tunnel, Amanda Fields
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 8 Organization: Additional Patterns

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Are Additional Patterns of Organization?
  • Reading and Writing Definition
    • What Is Definition?
    • Reading Definition
    • Writing Definition Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Classification
    • What Is Classification?
    • Reading Classification
    • Writing Classification Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Comparison and Contrast
    • What Are Comparison and Contrast?
    • Reading Comparison and Contrast
    • Writing Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Cause and Effect
    • What Is Cause and Effect?
    • Reading Cause and Effect
    • Writing Cause and Effect Paragraphs
  • Reading and Writing Other Patterns of Organization
    • Statement and Clarification
    • Summary
    • Addition
    • Spatial Order
    • Thinking Critically About Patterns of Organization
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Benefits of Joining the Military, by Jessica Nantka
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay E-Waste and E-Waste Recycling, Jay Withgott and Scott Brennan
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 9 Strategies for Revising Paragraphs

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is Revision?
  • Reading
    • Read Critically to Revise
  • Writing
    • Consider Your Purpose and Audience
    • Examine Your Ideas
    • Revise for Specific and Vivid Language
    • Edit for Correctness
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay My Unexpected Addiction, E lizabeth Lawson
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Who Should Live, and Who Should Die? The Dilemma of Rationing Medical Care, James M. Henslin
  • Self-Test Summary

PART Three Reading and Writing Essays

 

Chapter 10 Reading, Planning, and Organizing Essays

 

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • Why Read and Write Essays?
  • Reading
    • Read Essays to Build Comprehension and Recall
    • Understand the Structure of an Essay
      • To Catch A Liar Sandra Parshall
      • Mind Your Own Browser Simson L. Garfinkel
    • Read for Retention, Recall, and Response
    • Think Critically About Essays
  • Writing
    • Choose a Topic
    • Generate Ideas About Your Topic
    • Plan Your Essay
    • Organize Your Essay
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • Student Freewriting, Ted Sawchuck
    • Read and Respond
      • Measuring Success by Access to Gadgets, Patrick Smith
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 11 Drafting and Revising Essays

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
  • What Is a Draft?
  • Reading
  • Read While Drafting
  • Writing
  • Write and Revise Your Thesis Statement
  • Support Your Thesis with Substantial Evidence
  • Use Transitions to Make Connections
  • Write the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title
  • Think Critically About Your Draft and How to Revise It
  • Edit and Proofread
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
  • Read and Respond
  • A Student Essay Relationships 2.0: Dating and Relating in the Internet
  • Age, Ted Sawchuck
  • Read and Respond
  • A Professional Essay Stop Asking Me My Major, Scott Keyes
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 12 Reading and Writing Essays with Multiple Patterns

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is a Multi-Pattern Essay?
  • Reading
    • Recognizing Multiple Patterns
  • Writing
    • Choose a Primary Pattern of Organization for Your Essay
    • Common Secondary Patterns of Organization
    • Plan and Write a Multi-Pattern Essay
    • Use Multiple Patterns in Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and
    • Conclusions
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Gang Life: Better from the Outside, Dejohn Harris
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Emotional Troubles for “Cyberbullies” and Victims, Denise Mann
  • Self-Test Summary

PART Four Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

 

Chapter 13 Critical Thinking: Making Inferences and Analyzing the Author’s Message

 

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is Critical Thinking?
  • Reading
    • Make Inferences
    • Assess the Source and Author Qualifications
    • Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion
    • Evaluate Evidence and Omissions
    • Analyze Tone
  • Writing
    • Think Critically When Writing
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Making a Difference, Quinne Sember
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Are Latinos Different? Sandra Márquez
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 14 Critical Thinking: Evaluating the Author’s Techniques

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • Why Evaluate the Author’s Techniques?
  • Reading
    • Understand Connotative and Figurative Language
    • Analyze Assumptions
    • Evaluate Generalizations
    • Identify Bias
  • Writing
    • Write Effectively and Fairly
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay From Ignorant Bliss to Painful Awareness, Aurora
      • Gilbert
    • Read and Respond
      • A Professional Essay Sweatshops at Sea, Virginia Sole-Smith
  • Self-Test Summary

Chapter 15 Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing Arguments

  • Focusing on Reading and Writing
    • What Is an Argument?
  • Reading
    • The Parts of an Argument
    • Read an Argument Effectively
    • Think Critically About Arguments
      • From a Vegetarian: Looking at Hunting from Both Sides Now, Timothy Denesha
  • Writing
    • Write Argument Paragraphs
    • Write Argument Essays
  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Marijuana: An Argument for Legalization, Quinne Sember
    • Read and Respond
      • Paired Professional Essays Should Online States Ban Postings by Groups the Government Identifies as Terrorists?
      • Reading 1: Pro Argument from Sen. Joseph Lieberman
      • Reading 2: Con Argument Leslie Harris and John Morris
  • Self-Test Summary

PART five Reading and Writing from Sources

 

Chapter 16 Writing Essays Using Sources

  • Integrating Reading and Writing
    • What Is an Essay that Uses Sources?
    • Find and Record Appropriate Sources
    • Use Sources to Support Your Thesis and Develop Your Essay
    • Synthesize Sources
    • Document Sources
    • An Overview of MLA Style
    • An Overview of APA Style
    • Read and Respond
      • A Student Essay Weighing the Consequences of Censorship in the Media, Adam Simmons (MLA)
  • Self-Test Summary

 

PART SIX Handbook: Reviewing the Basics

  • A. U nderstanding the Parts of Speech 
  • B. U nderstanding the Parts of Sentences 
  • C. Avo iding Sentence Errors 
  • D. Writing Effective Sentences 
  • E. Us ing Punctuation Correctly
  • F. M anaging Mechanics and spelling
  • G. Error Correction Exercises 

 

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