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Writer's World, The: Paragraphs and Essays Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 4th Edition

By Lynne Gaetz, Suneeti Phadke

Published by Longman

Published Date: Dec 23, 2013


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The Writer’s World series was written to address the diverse needs of today’s students: students whose first language is not English, students who respond favorably to visuals, and students who have varying skill levels.


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0321895126 / 9780321895127 Writer's World, The: Paragraphs and Essays

Table of Contents


Part I       The Writing Process

Chapter 1   Exploring                                                                                  

The Paragraph and the Essay

Visualizing the Writing Process

What is Exploring?




Exploring Strategies

Journal and Portfolio Writing

Chapter 2   Developing                                                      

What is Developing?

Narrow the Topic

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Chapter 3   Revising and Editing                                                 

What is Revising and Editing?

Revise for Unity

Revise for Adequate Support

Revise for Coherence

Revise for Style

Edit for Errors

Write the Final Draft

Part II       Paragraph Patterns

Chapter 4   Illustration                                

What is Illustration?

The Illustration Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit an Illustration Paragraph

Chapter 5   Narration                                                          

What is Narration?

The Narrative Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Narrative Paragraph

Chapter 6   Description                                                      

What is Description?

The Descriptive Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Descriptive Paragraph

Chapter 7   Process                                                            

What is a Process?

The Process Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Process Paragraph

Chapter 8   Definition                                                          

What is Definition?

The Definition Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Definition Paragraph

Chapter 9   Classification                                                               

What is Classification?

The Classification Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Classification Paragraph

Chapter 10   Comparison and Contrast                                                                

What is Comparison and Contrast?

The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

Chapter 11   Cause and Effect                                                       

What is Cause and Effect?

The Cause and Effect Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Cause and Effect Paragraph

Chapter 12   Argument                                

What is Argument?

The Argument Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit an Argument Paragraph

Part III      The Essay

Chapter 13   Writing the Essay                                          

Explore Topics

The Thesis Statement

The Supporting Ideas

The Essay Plan

The Introduction

The Conclusion

The First Draft

Revising and Editing the Essay

The Essay Title

The Final Draft

Chapter 14   Essay Patterns                                                                                               

The Illustration Essay

The Narrative Essay

The Descriptive Essay

The Process Essay

The Definition Essay

The Classification Essay

The Comparison and Contrast Essay

The Cause and Effect Essay

The Argument Essay

Chapter 15   Enhancing Your Writing with Research                                         

What is Research?

Research for Academic Writing

Gathering Information

Evaluating Sources

Add a Paraphrase, Summary, or Quotation

Cite Sources Using MLA Style

Sample Research Essay Using MLA Style

Part IV     The Editing Handbook

Section 1      Effective Sentences  Section Theme  Popular Culture

Chapter 16 Simple Sentences

Identify Prepositional Phrases

Identify Verbs

Helping Verbs

Chapter 17   Compound Sentences                                  

Compare Simple and Compound Sentences

Combine Sentences Using Coordinating Conjunctions

Combine Sentences Using Semicolons

Combine Sentences Using Transitional Expressions

Chapter 18   Complex Sentences                                     

What is a Complex Sentence?

Use Subordinating Conjunctions

Use Relative Pronouns

Use Embedded Questions

Chapter 19   Sentence Variety

What is Sentence Variety?

Combine Sentences

Include a Question, a Quotation, or an Exclamation

Vary the Opening Words

Combine Sentences with a Present Participle

Combine Sentences with a Past Participle

Combine Sentences with an Appositive

Section 2      Common Sentence Errors  Section Theme  PSYCHOLOGY

Chapter 20   Fragments                              


Chapter 21   Run-Ons


Chapter 22 Faulty Parallel Structure                              

What is Parallel Structure?

Identify Faulty Parallel Structure

Section 3      Problems with Verbs  ª  Section Theme  POLITICAL INTRIGUE

Chapter 23   Present and Past Tenses                            

What is Verb Tense?

The Simple Present Tense

The Simple Past Tense

Avoid Double Negatives

Chapter 24   Past Participles                                                         

Past Participles

The Present Perfect Tense: have/has + Past Participle

The Past Perfect Tense:  had + Past Participle

The Passive Voice: be + Past Participle

Chapter 25   Other Verb Forms                             

Problems with Progressive Forms (-ing Verbs)

Nonstandard Forms: gonna, gotta, wanna

Problems with Conditional Forms

Nonstandard Forms: would of, could of, should of

Section 4      Verb Agreement and Consistency  Section Theme  COLLEGE LIFE  

Chapter 26   Subject-Verb Agreement      

Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

More Than One Subject

Special Subject Forms

Verb Before the Subject

Interrupting Words and Phrases

Chapter 27   Tense Consistency   

Consistent Verb Tense                                        

Section 5      More Parts of Speech  Section Theme  INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES

Chapter 28   Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions

Singular and Plural Nouns

Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns



Chapter 29   Pronouns                    

Pronoun Case

Relative Pronouns (who, whom, which, that, whose)

Reflexive Pronouns (-self/ -selves)

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Indefinite Pronouns

Vague Pronouns

Pronoun Shifts

Section 6      Modifiers  Section Theme  HEALTH CARE  

Chapter 30   Adjectives and Adverbs                                                                               



Comparative and Superlative Forms

Chapter 31   Mistakes and Modifiers                    

Misplaced Modifiers

Dangling Modifiers

Section 7      Word Use and Spelling  Section Theme  THE LEGAL WORLD   

Chapter 32   Exact Language                                                         

Use Specific and Detailed Vocabulary

Avoid Wordiness ad Redundancy

Avoid Clichés

Standard English Versus Slang

Chapter 33   Spelling and Commonly Confused Words

Spelling Rules

120 Commonly Misspelled Words

Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Words

Section 8      Punctuation and Mechanics  Section Theme  THE WORKPLACE        

Chapter 34   Commas

What Is a Comma?

Commas in a Series

Commas After Introductory Words and Phrases

Commas Around Interrupting Words and Phrases

Commas in Compound Sentences

Commas in Complex Sentences

Commas in Business Letters

Chapter 35   The Apostrophe, Quotation Marks, and Titles

The Apostrophe

Quotation Marks

Punctuation of Titles

Chapter 36   Capitalization and Other Punctuation Marks


Other Punctuation Marks

Section 9      Editing          

Chapter 37   Editing Paragraphs and Essays

Part V      Reading Strategies and Selections

Chapter 38   From Reading to Writing

Reading Strategies

Reading Selections

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-321-96405-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-96405-2

Format: Book

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