Ideas and Aims

Ideas and Aims

By: Tim Taylor (author), Linda Copeland (author)Paperback

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(TM) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN-10: 032188180X /ISBN-13: 9780321881809. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133944131 / ISBN-13: 9780133944136, ISBN-10: 013394414X / ISBN-13: 9780133944143, and ISBN-10: 0205830609 / ISBN-13: 9780205830602. MyWritingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Developmental Writing. A one-of-a-kind resource to improve writing skills IDEAS and Aims fulfills a growing need in our classrooms for a different approach and a different type of writing textbook. Its consistent focus on subject, purpose, audience, and genre leads students to effectively analyze writing situations they will encounter in their classes and beyond. This is accomplished through use of an easy to remember template called IDEAS [Interest, Details, Explanation, Audience, and Style] helping students see writing not only as an important academic tool but as a necessary skill for their personal and professional lives. Also available with MyWritingLab(TM) This title is also available with MyWritingLab-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. A full Pearson e-text version of IDEAS and Aims is available in MyWritingLab, complemented by plentiful sample documents, videos, and exercises arranged in a learning path specific to this text.

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NOTE: Both brief and comprehensive tables of contents follow. BRIEF CONTENTS PART ONE: READING AND WRITING IN COLLEGE 1. What It Means to Be a College Student: Following the Codes 2. The Reading Process 3. The Writing Process PART TWO: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS 4. Writing Paragraphs 5. Paragraphs Working Together: The Essay PART THREE: AIMS-BASED WRITING 6. Descriptive Writing 7. Reflective Writing 8. Informative Writing 9. Analytical Writing 10. Evaluative Writing 11. Persuasive Writing PART FOUR: RESEARCH 12. Working with Sources 13. Documenting Sources PART FIVE: SENTENCE SKILLS: IMPROVING STYLE & CORRECTING ERRORS 14. Style Matters 15. Handbook: Correcting Sentence Errors COMPREHENSIVE CONTENTS PART ONE: READING AND WRITING IN COLLEGE 1. What It Means to Be a College Student: Following the Codes The Code of Behavior Be an Active Learner Selection "Self-Control is the Key to Success" by David Brooks Show Good Character Practice Critical Thinking The Code of Communication Discourse Communities as Audience Selection "To: Professor@University.edu Subject: Why It's All About Me by Jonathan Glater Meet the Expectations of College Writing Assignments Selection "Student Expectations As Causing Grade Disputes" by Max Roosevelt 2. The Reading Process Active Reading: A Conversation with an Author Reading "'Only Connect...': The Goals of a Liberal Education" by William Cronon Read as a Believer and as a Doubter Put IDEAS to Work when Reading Interest Details Explanation Audience Style Selection "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples Demonstrate Your Understanding of a Text Through Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting The Essentials of Summarizing The Essentials of Paraphrasing The Essentials of Quoting 3. Writing and the Process of Writing Assess the Writing Situation-Subject, Purpose, Audience, and Genre Direct Your Writing with a Thesis Statement Put IDEAS to Work: The Essentials of Good Writing Practice Writing as a Process-Embrace the Messiness and Discoveries Before the Finished Product The Writing Process Planning Prewriting Organizing First Drafting Selection Eva's First Draft---Extended Analogy Revising and Redrafting Editing and Proofreading Selection "Writing a Paper is like Buying a Swimsuit" by Eva Thorne, Annotated Student Paper Writing Assignments Extended Analogy Essay: Writing is Like... Writing Development Plan Paper PART TWO: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS 4. Writing Paragraphs Building Paragraphs Unify Your Paragraphs with a Topic Sentence Create Support in Your Paragraphs Using Details, Reasons, Examples, and Explanations Use Coherence Strategies to Connect Your Support Organize Support Using Patterns of Development Description Narration Example/Illustration Causes and/or Effects Comparison or Contrast Process Classification Definition Analyze Paragraphs for Coherence 5. Paragraphs Working Together: The Essay Write Effective Introduction Paragraphs Strategies for Writing Introduction Paragraphs Avoid Common Mistakes in Introduction Paragraphs Create Conclusion Paragraphs That Leave a Lasting Impression Strategies for Writing Conclusion Paragraphs Avoid Common Mistakes in Conclusion Paragraphs Understand the Various Strategies for Organizing Paragraphs and Using Transitions Paragraphs Working Together: "Stop the Cyberbully," Annotated Paper PART THREE: AIMS-BASED WRITING 6. Descriptive Writing Create a Dominant Impression-Make It Real for Your Readers Use Concrete, Specific, and Inviting Details Use Descriptive Verbs Put IDEAS to Work in Descriptive Writing Student Writer at Work Reading Harrison's Letter, Annotated Student Problem Letter Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "Dandelion: A Virtuous Weed" by Craig Holdrege, Annotated Professional Essay Selection 2 "The Trail Winds..." (excerpt from "A Rare Jewel") by Jane Braxton Little Selection 3 "Clog Dancing at the Illinois State Fair" by David Foster Wallace Selection 4 "The Knife" by Richard Selzer Selection 5 "Just Off Main Street" by Elmaz Abinader Additional Writing Assignments Descriptive Place-Based Paragraph or Essay Problem in Your Community Letter Real Estate Description: Describing to Make the Sale 7. Reflective Writing Answer This Question: So What? Employ Examples, Anecdotes, and Evidence for Support Use Concrete, Specific, and Inviting Details Put IDEAS to Work in Reflective Writing Student Writer at Work Selection "Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood" by Sherman Alexie, Annotated Professional Essay Selection "'Sorry It's Late'-Seeing Both Sides of an Age-old Homework Dilemma" by Sam Johnston, Annotated Student Paper Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "The Day I Met Bruce Lee" by Bonnie Devet, Annotated Professional Essay Selection 2 "County Hams" (excerpt from Pleasures of the Smokehouse) by John Egerton Selection 3 "Pigskin Anticipation" (excerpt from Pulled Pork and Pigskin) by Wright Thompson Selection 4 "Two Bad Bricks" by Ajahn Brahm Additional Writing Assignments Reflecting on a Culinary Tradition paragraph/s Reflecting on a Current Event Essay Case Study: Marketing Ideas Memo 8. Informative Writing Get Your Facts Straight Make the Information Interesting Consider the Readers' Needs Move from Old to New Information Organize Appropriately Put IDEAS to Work in Informative Writing Student Writer at Work Selection "Coach Pick" by Collin Seibert, Annotated Student Paper Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "The Apple, Alcohol, & 'Johnny Appleseed" by Michael Pollan, Annotated Professional Essay Selection 2 Excerpt from The Cave of the Bats by Richard Conniff Selection 3 "A Night of Lynching, a Life of Remembering" by Sarah Cohen Selection 4 "Seven Sustainable Wonders" by Alan Thein Durning Selection 5 "Soup" from The New Yorker Additional Writing Assignments Historical/Cultural Marker: Informing about a Place in Your Community Career Profile Assignment Rejection Letter 9. Analytical Writing Analyze a Subject by Breaking It Down and Building It Back Up Support Your Analysis (Your Point) with Details, Examples, and Explanation Use Critical Thinking when Analyzing Put IDEAS to Work in Analytical Writing Student Writer at Work Selection "The Real Marlboro Man" by Janet Lopez, Annotated Student Paper Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "American Jerk" by Todd Schwartz, Annotated Professional Essay Selection 2 "The School Smarts Effect" by Kirsten Weir Selection 3 "Space Invaders" by Richard Stengel Selection 4 "But What Do You Mean?" by Deborah Tannen Additional Writing Assignments Analyzing the Influence of an Idea Analyzing an Ad Case Study: PTA Memo 10. Evaluative Writing Consider the Criteria for Success Show How the Subject Is (or Is Not) a Success Put IDEAS to Work in Evaluative Writing Student Writer at Work Selection "A Kennel for Ben" by Karl Martinson, Annotated Student Paper Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College" by Britney Wilkins, Annotated Professional Essay Selection 2 "Review of Carrying Lightning" by Lee Zimmerman Selection 3 "What Makes a Good Patient" by Scott Haig, MD Selection 4 "The Flight from Conversation" by Sherry Turkle Additional Writing Assignments Evaluating the Credibility of an Online Source (.org) Restaurant Evaluation Case Study: Evaluative Letter about Whether Dexter Should be Paroled 11. Persuasive Writing Know Your Audience's Expectations Use the Rhetorical Toolkit: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos Put IDEAS to Work in Persuasive Writing Student Writer at Work Selection "Why Prisons Don't Work" by Wilbert Rideau, Annotated Professional Essay Selection "A Close Look at 'Why Prisons Don't Work'" by Navid Montazeri, Annotated Student Paper Reading and Writing: IDEAS in Action Selection 1 "'A' is for 'Absent'" by Chris Piper Selection 2 "Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgment" by Robert L. Heilbroner Selection 3 "Put the Brakes on Driving While Texting" by Leonard Pitts Additional Writing Assignments Consequences of a Problem Paper Summary-Analysis-Response (SAR) Essay Job/Internship Application Letter PART FOUR: RESEARCH 12. Working with Sources Find Sources Evaluate Sources Summarize, Paraphrase and Quote Effectively and Ethically See Research as Discovery I-Search Paper Student Writer at Work I-Search Abstract by Darrius Johnson Selection "Curling" By Darrius Johnson, Annotated Student Paper 13. Documenting Sources Document Sources Avoid Plagiarism Use the MLA Style Documentation Style The Basics of MLA In-Text Citations Introducing Source Material in MLA Style Providing a Correctly Formatted Works Cited List Use the APA Documentation Style The Basics of APA In-Text Citations Introducing Source Material in APA Style Providing a Correctly Formatted References List Research-Based Essay Student Sample Essay Selection "%#@$&*: Profanity on Campus Should Be Banned" by Marissa Torres, Annotated Student Paper PART FIVE: SENTENCE SKILLS: IMPROVING STYLE & CORRECTING ERRORS 14. Style Matters The Building Blocks of Sentences: Clauses and Phrases The Simple Sentence Compound Sentences Complex Sentences Compound-Complex Sentences Using Effective Modifiers Appositives and Parallel Constructions Concision---Eliminating Wordiness Quick Reference: Sentence Patterns 15. Handbook: Correcting Sentence Errors Introduction Quick Reference Editing GuideA. Catch the Big Three: Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices A.1 Fragment (Frag) A.2 Run-On (RO) & Comma Splice (CS)B. Avoid Shifts B.1 Shifts in Point of View (Shift) B.2 Shifts in Verb Tense (Tense) B.3 Shifts in Irregular verb TenseC. Master Grammar: Pronoun Case, Pronoun Reference, and Agreement C.1 Pronoun Case C.2 Pronoun Reference C.3 Pronoun Antecedent Agreement (PA Agr) C.4 Subject Verb Agreement (SV Agr)D. Pay Attention to Punctuation: Apostrophes, Commas, Quotation Marks, Semicolons, and Colons D.1 Apostrophes (apos) D.2 Commas (C) D.3 Quotation Marks/Dialogue (Quote) D.4 Semicolon (;) D.5 Colon (:)E. Avoid Bungled Sentences: Modifiers and Parallelism E.1 Modifier Error-Misplaced or Dangling (M) E.2 Parallelism (//) F. Mind Your Mechanics: Abbreviations, Capitals, Numbers, and Titles F.1 Abbreviation (Abbrev) F.2 Capitalization (Cap) F.3 Number (Number) F.4 Title (title)G. Understand Usage and Avoid the Spell Check Trap Credits

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  • publication date: 29/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780205830602
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780205830602
  • weight: 735
  • ISBN10: 0205830609

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