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Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs, 6th Edition

By Kim Flachmann

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jul 31, 2013

Description

Acclaimed instructor and author Kim Flachmann capitalizes on the growing trend of studying reading to sharpen writing skills. Throughout the text, students are shown the interrelationship among thinking, reading, and writing as they move back and forth through the tasks of pre-reading and reading, prewriting and writing, and revising and editing.  Reading strategies are introduced in Chapter 1 and then integrated throughout the text.  Meanwhile, as they are employing these reading strategies, students learn from their own writing–revising and editing their own writing. 

 

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

Table of Contents

Part I: Reading and Writing for Success in College

Chapter 1  Reading and Writing as Critical Thinking

Chapter 2  Reading Critically

Chapter 3  Writing Critically

Chapter 4  Revising  

Chapter 5  Editing  

 

Part II: Reading and Writing Effective Paragraphs  

Chapter 6   Describing  

Chapter 7   Narrating  

Chapter 8   Illustrating  

Chapter 9   Analyzing a Process  

Chapter 10 Comparing and Contrasting  

Chapter 11  Dividing and Classifying  

Chapter 12  Defining  

Chapter 13  Analyzing Causes and Effects  

Chapter 14  Arguing  

 

Part III: Essays: Paragraphs in Context  

Chapter 15  Recognizing an Essay  

Chapter 16  How to Read an Essay  

Chapter 17  How to Write an Essay  

Chapter 18  Revising and Editing a Student Essay  

Chapter 19  Revising and Editing Your Own Essay  

Chapter 20  Writing Workshop  

 

Part IV: The Handbook

Chapter 21  Introduction   359

Unit 1  Sentences

Chapter 22  Subjects and Verbs  

Chapter 23  Fragments  

Chapter 24  Fused Sentences and Comma Splices  

Unit 2  Verbs

Chapter 25  Regular and Irregular Verbs  

Chapter 26  Verb Tense  

Chapter 27  Subject-Verb Agreement  

Chapter 28  More on Verbs  

Unit 3  Pronouns

Chapter 29 Pronoun Problems  

Chapter 30  Pronoun Reference and Point of View  

Chapter 31  Pronoun Agreement  

Unit 4  Modifiers

Chapter 32  Adjectives  

Chapter 33  Adverbs  

Chapter 34  Modifier Errors  

Unit 5  Punctuation

Chapter 35  End Punctuation  

Chapter 36  Commas  

Chapter 37  Apostrophes  

Chapter 38  Quotation Marks  

Chapter 39  Other Punctuation Marks  

Unit 6  Mechanics

Chapter 40  Capitalization  

Chapter 41  Abbreviations and Numbers  

Unit 7  Effective Sentences

Chapter 42  Varying Sentence Structure  

Chapter 43  Parallelism  

Chapter 44  Combining Sentences  

Unit 8  Choosing the Right Words

Chapter 45  Standard and Nonstandard English  

Chapter 46  Easily Confused Words  

Chapter 47  Spelling  

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