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Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays, 6th Edition

By Kim Flachmann

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 2, 2013

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Mosaics illustrates how reading and writing are part of a interrelated process, and encourages students to discover how the “mosaics” of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole.

Table of Contents

Preface  

Part I         Reading and Writing: An Overview  

  1   Reading and Writing in College  

Why Learn How to Read and Write Well?  

Thinking of Yourself as a Reader and a Writer  

Keeping a Journal  

Reading and Writing in Tandem with Another Student  

  2   The Reading Process  

Visualizing the Reading Process  

The Reading Process  

Sample Reading Assignment  

  3   Reading Critically  

Preparing to Read  

Reading  

First Rereading  

Second Rereading  

  4   The Writing Process  

Visualizing the Writing Process  

The Writing Process  

Writing on a Computer  

Sample Writing Assignment  

  5   Preparing to Write  

Thinking  

Planning  

Writing a Thesis Statement  

6   Writing Effectively  

Developing Body Paragraphs  

Organizing Your Essay  

Writing the Introduction, Conclusion, and Title  

  7   Revising and Editing  

Revising 

Editing  

  8    Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Disciplines

Writing as a Way of Learning

Different Contexts for Writing

Types of Writing Across the Curriculum

Part II        Reading and Writing Effective Essays  

  9   Describing  

Preparing to Write a Description Essay  

Reading a Description Essay  

Margaret Bourke-White, “Dust Changes America”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Description Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Description Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Abby Reed, “Grandma’s House”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Description Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Description: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Mario Suarez, “El Hoyo”  

Linda Hogan, “Dwellings”  

Writing Workshop  

10  Narrating  161

Preparing to Write a Narration Essay  

Reading a Narration Essay  

Jane Maher, “Girl”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Narration Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Narration Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Tommy Poulos, “My Brother”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Narration Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Narration: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Lynda Barry, “The Sanctuary of School”  

Alice Walker, “Childhood”  

Writing Workshop  

11  Illustrating  

Preparing to Write an Illustration Essay  

Reading an Illustration Essay  

Julia Alvarez, “Hold the Mayonnaise”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing an Illustration Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing an Illustration Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  204

Reading a Student Essay  

Taleah Trainor, “Murphy’s Law”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Illustration Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Illustration: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Richard Rodriguez, “Dawn’s Early Light”  

France Borel, “The Decorated Body” 

Writing Workshop  

12  Analyzing a Process  

Preparing to Write a Process Analysis Essay  

Reading a Process Analysis Essay  

Carole Kanchler, “Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life in 7 Steps”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Process Analysis Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Process Analysis Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Emily Bliss, “You Too Can Procrastinate”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Process Analysis Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Process Analysis: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Brian O’Connell, “How to Protect Your Identity”  

David Levy, “Why We Have a Moon”  

Writing Workshop  

13   Comparing and Contrasting  

Preparing to Write a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Reading a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Lynn Neary, “How E-Books Will Change Reading and Writing”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Maria Castillo, “The Truth About Cats and Dogs”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Comparison/Contrast Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Comparison and Contrast: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Yi-Fu Tuan, “American Space, Chinese Place”  

Tony Cohan, “Between Worlds”  

Writing Workshop  292

14   Dividing and Classifying  

Preparing to Write a Division/Classification Essay  

Reading a Division/Classification Essay  

Candide31, “What Are Five Types of Self-Relaxation Stress Relievers?”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Division/Classification Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Division/Classification Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Sergio Mendola, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Division/Classification Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Division/Classification: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Bernice Reagon, “Black Music in Our Hands”  

Marion Winik, “What Are Friends For?”  

Writing Workshop  

15  Defining  329

Preparing to Write a Definition Essay  

Reading a Definition Essay  

Lars Eighner, “Dumpster Diving”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Definition Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Definition Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Francine Feinstein, “True Friends”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Definition Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Definition: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Isaac Asimov, “What Is Intelligence, Anyway?”  

Janice Castro, “Spanglish Spoken Here”  

Writing Workshop  

16   Analyzing Causes and Effects  

Preparing to Write a Cause/Effect Essay  

Reading a Cause/Effect Essay  

LynNell Hancock, “Why Do Schools Flunk Biology?” 

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing a Cause/Effect Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing a Cause/Effect Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Jefferson Wright, “The Budget Crisis”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Cause/Effect Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Cause/Effect: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Linda Lee Andujar, “Shedding the Weight of My Dad’s Obsession”  

Stacey Colino, “Happiness Is Catching: Why Emotions Are Contagious”  

Writing Workshop  

17   Arguing  

Preparing to Write an Argument Essay  

Reading an Argument Essay  

Bob Herbert, “Jim Crow Policing”  

Discovering How This Essay Works  

Writing an Argument Essay  

Reading the Prompt  

Thinking About the Prompt  

Guidelines for Writing an Argument Essay  

Writing a Draft of Your Essay  

Revising and Editing  

Reading a Student Essay  

Cyndi Pourgerami, “Online vs. Traditional Classes”  

Revising and Editing the Student Essay  

Reading Your Own Argument Essay  

Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Practicing Argument: From Reading to Writing  

Reading Workshop  

Warner Todd Huston, “Wrong Call for Regulating Sexting”  

Michelle Minton, “Lower the Drinking Age for Everyone”  

Jody Montgomery, “Parenting in Progress: Underage Drinking is Not OK”  

Writing Workshop  

Part III       The Research Paper  

18  Recognizing a Research Paper  

Mary Minor, “Children as Robots”  

19  Avoiding Plagiarism  

Common Knowledge  

Original Ideas  

Using and Synthesizing Sources  

Direct Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary  

Taking Notes on Sources  

20  Finding Sources  

Credibility of Sources  

Consulting Academic Databases 

Searching for Web Sites  

Using the Library  

21  Writing a Research Paper  

Choose a Subject

Write a Thesis Statement

Find Sources to Support Your Thesis

Take Notes on Your Sources

Make a Working Outline

Write Your Introduction

Develop Your Supporting Paragraphs

Use Your Sources as Evidence

Write Your Conclusion

Add a Creative Title

Check Your Documentation Format

22  Documenting Sources  

Introducing Your Sources  

Documentation Format  

Using a Handbook 

23  Revising and Editing a Research Paper  

Revising and Editing a Student’s Research Paper  

Rick Schroeder, “Space Bucks”  

Revising and Editing Your Own Research Paper  

24  Writing Workshop  

Writing a Research Paper  

Revising Workshop  

Editing Workshop  

Reflecting on Your Writing  

Part IV      The Handbook  

< Unit 1 The Basics

25  Parts of Speech  

26  Phrases and Clauses  

< Unit 2 Sentences

27  Subjects and Verbs  

28  Fragments  

29  Fused Sentences and Comma Splices  

< Unit 3 Verbs

30  Regular and Irregular Verbs  

31  Verb Tense  

32  Subject—Verb Agreement  

33  More on Verbs  

< Unit 4 Pronouns

34  Pronoun Problems  

35  Pronoun Reference and Point of View  

36  Pronoun Agreement  

< Unit 5 Modifiers

37  Adjectives  

38  Adverbs  

39  Modifier Errors  

< Unit 6 Punctuation

40  End Punctuation  

41  Commas  

42  Apostrophes  

43  Quotation Marks  

44  Other Punctuation Marks  

< Unit 7 Mechanics

45  Capitalization  

46  Abbreviations and Numbers 

< Unit 8 Effective Sentences

47  Varying Sentence Structure  

48  Parallelism  

49  Combining Sentences  

< Unit 9 Choosing the Right Word  

50  Standard and Nonstandard English  

51  Easily Confused Words  

52  Spelling  

Appendixes  

Credits  

Index  

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