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IDEAS & 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 skillsIDEAS 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.


NOTE: Both brief and comprehensive tables of contents follow.BRIEF CONTENTSPART ONE: READING AND WRITING IN COLLEGE1. What It Means to Be a College Student: Following the Codes2. The Reading Process3. The Writing Process PART TWO: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS4. Writing Paragraphs5. Paragraphs Working Together: The EssayPART THREE: AIMS-BASED WRITING6. Descriptive Writing7. Reflective Writing8. Informative Writing9. Analytical Writing10. Evaluative Writing11. Persuasive WritingPART FOUR: RESEARCH12. Working with Sources 13. Documenting Sources PART FIVE: SENTENCE SKILLS: IMPROVING STYLE & CORRECTING ERRORS 14. Style Matters15. Handbook: Correcting Sentence Errors COMPREHENSIVE CONTENTSPART ONE: READING AND WRITING IN COLLEGE1. What It Means to Be a College Student: Following the CodesThe Code of BehaviorBe an Active Learner Selection "Self-Control is the Key to Success" by David Brooks Show Good CharacterPractice Critical ThinkingThe Code of CommunicationDiscourse Communities as Audience Selection "To: Subject: Why It's All About Me by Jonathan GlaterMeet the Expectations of College Writing Assignments Selection "Student Expectations As Causing Grade Disputes" by Max Roosevelt 2. The Reading ProcessActive Reading: A Conversation with an Author Reading "'Only Connect...': The Goals of a Liberal Education" by William CrononRead as a Believer and as a DoubterPut IDEAS to Work when ReadingInterestDetails ExplanationAudienceStyle Selection "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent StaplesDemonstrate Your Understanding of a Text Through Summarizing, Paraphrasing and QuotingThe Essentials of SummarizingThe Essentials of Paraphrasing The Essentials of Quoting3. Writing and the Process of WritingAssess the Writing Situation-Subject, Purpose, Audience, and GenreDirect Your Writing with a Thesis StatementPut IDEAS to Work: The Essentials of Good WritingPractice Writing as a Process-Embrace the Messiness and Discoveries Before the Finished ProductThe Writing ProcessPlanningPrewritingOrganizingFirst Drafting Selection Eva's First Draft---Extended AnalogyRevising and RedraftingEditing and Proofreading Selection "Writing a Paper is like Buying a Swimsuit" by Eva Thorne, Annotated Student PaperWriting AssignmentsExtended Analogy Essay: Writing is Like...Writing Development Plan PaperPART TWO: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS4. Writing ParagraphsBuilding ParagraphsUnify Your Paragraphs with a Topic SentenceCreate Support in Your Paragraphs Using Details, Reasons, Examples, and ExplanationsUse Coherence Strategies to Connect Your SupportOrganize Support Using Patterns of Development DescriptionNarrationExample/IllustrationCauses and/or EffectsComparison or ContrastProcessClassificationDefinition Analyze Paragraphs for Coherence 5. Paragraphs Working Together: The EssayWrite Effective Introduction ParagraphsStrategies for Writing Introduction ParagraphsAvoid Common Mistakes in Introduction ParagraphsCreate Conclusion Paragraphs That Leave a Lasting ImpressionStrategies for Writing Conclusion ParagraphsAvoid Common Mistakes in Conclusion ParagraphsUnderstand the Various Strategies for Organizing Paragraphs and Using TransitionsParagraphs Working Together: "Stop the Cyberbully," Annotated Paper PART THREE: AIMS-BASED WRITING6. Descriptive WritingCreate a Dominant Impression-Make It Real for Your ReadersUse Concrete, Specific, and Inviting DetailsUse Descriptive VerbsPut IDEAS to Work in Descriptive WritingStudent 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 AbinaderAdditional Writing AssignmentsDescriptive Place-Based Paragraph or EssayProblem in Your Community LetterReal Estate Description: Describing to Make the Sale7. Reflective WritingAnswer This Question: So What? Employ Examples, Anecdotes, and Evidence for SupportUse Concrete, Specific, and Inviting DetailsPut IDEAS to Work in Reflective WritingStudent 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 PaperReading 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 AssignmentsReflecting on a Culinary Tradition paragraph/sReflecting on a Current Event EssayCase Study: Marketing Ideas Memo 8. Informative WritingGet Your Facts StraightMake the Information InterestingConsider the Readers' NeedsMove from Old to New InformationOrganize AppropriatelyPut IDEAS to Work in Informative WritingStudent Writer at Work Selection "Coach Pick" by Collin Seibert, Annotated Student PaperReading 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 YorkerAdditional Writing AssignmentsHistorical/Cultural Marker: Informing about a Place in Your CommunityCareer Profile Assignment Rejection Letter 9. Analytical WritingAnalyze a Subject by Breaking It Down and Building It Back UpSupport Your Analysis (Your Point) with Details, Examples, and ExplanationUse Critical Thinking when AnalyzingPut IDEAS to Work in Analytical WritingStudent Writer at Work Selection "The Real Marlboro Man" by Janet Lopez, Annotated Student PaperReading 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 TannenAdditional Writing AssignmentsAnalyzing the Influence of an IdeaAnalyzing an Ad Case Study: PTA Memo 10. Evaluative WritingConsider the Criteria for SuccessShow How the Subject Is (or Is Not) a SuccessPut IDEAS to Work in Evaluative WritingStudent Writer at Work Selection "A Kennel for Ben" by Karl Martinson, Annotated Student PaperReading 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 TurkleAdditional Writing AssignmentsEvaluating the Credibility of an Online Source (.org)Restaurant EvaluationCase Study: Evaluative Letter about Whether Dexter Should be Paroled 11. Persuasive WritingKnow Your Audience's ExpectationsUse the Rhetorical Toolkit: Ethos, Logos, and PathosPut IDEAS to Work in Persuasive WritingStudent 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 PaperReading 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 PittsAdditional Writing AssignmentsConsequences of a Problem PaperSummary-Analysis-Response (SAR) EssayJob/Internship Application Letter PART FOUR: RESEARCH12. Working with Sources Find SourcesEvaluate SourcesSummarize, Paraphrase and Quote Effectively and Ethically See Research as DiscoveryI-Search PaperStudent Writer at Work I-Search Abstract by Darrius Johnson Selection "Curling" By Darrius Johnson, Annotated Student Paper13. Documenting SourcesDocument SourcesAvoid PlagiarismUse the MLA Style Documentation StyleThe Basics of MLA In-Text CitationsIntroducing Source Material in MLA StyleProviding a Correctly Formatted Works Cited ListUse the APA Documentation StyleThe Basics of APA In-Text CitationsIntroducing Source Material in APA StyleProviding a Correctly Formatted References ListResearch-Based EssayStudent Sample Essay Selection "%#@$&*: Profanity on Campus Should Be Banned" by Marissa Torres, Annotated Student Paper PART FIVE: SENTENCE SKILLS: IMPROVING STYLE & CORRECTING ERRORS14. Style MattersThe Building Blocks of Sentences: Clauses and PhrasesThe Simple SentenceCompound SentencesComplex SentencesCompound-Complex SentencesUsing Effective ModifiersAppositives and Parallel ConstructionsConcision---Eliminating WordinessQuick Reference: Sentence Patterns15. Handbook: Correcting Sentence ErrorsIntroductionQuick Reference Editing GuideA. Catch the Big Three: Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma SplicesA.1 Fragment (Frag)A.2 Run-On (RO) & Comma Splice (CS)B. Avoid ShiftsB.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 AgreementC.1 Pronoun CaseC.2 Pronoun ReferenceC.3 Pronoun Antecedent Agreement (PA Agr)C.4 Subject Verb Agreement (SV Agr)D. Pay Attention to Punctuation: Apostrophes, Commas, Quotation Marks, Semicolons, and ColonsD.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 ParallelismE.1 Modifier Error-Misplaced or Dangling (M)E.2 Parallelism (//)F. Mind Your Mechanics: Abbreviations, Capitals, Numbers, and TitlesF.1 Abbreviation (Abbrev)F.2 Capitalization (Cap)F.3 Number (Number)F.4 Title (title)G. Understand Usage and Avoid the Spell Check TrapCredits

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  • Number Of Pages: 544
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