This series takes students from beginning-level instruction on basic sentence structure through the development and production of advanced academic papers.Examples of student compositions, written by native and non-native speakers of English, as well as pair and group work enrich all three books.
Joy Reid is a professor of English at the University of Wyoming, where she teaches writing, linguistics, and ESL methods and coordinates the ESL support program. In addition to her ESL textbook series, she has published teacher-resources on learning styles, the change process, and discourse analysis.
Chapter 1The Fundamentals of Writing: Audience and Purpose The Audience Fulfilling Audience ExpectationsSome Differences Between Written and Spoken English "Voice" in Written EnglishWriting Conventions: The Paragraph FormPurposes for WritingGeneral and Specific Focus Choosing "A Piece of the Pie" Using memorable DetailTelling and ShowingThe Topic Sentence and Controlling IdeasWriting the Topic SentenceWriting a Point paragraph OutlineThe Function of Second Sentences Second Sentences for More Focused Paragraph TopicsThe Paragraph and Academic ExaminationsWriting StrategiesThe Paragraph and the Essay Chapter 2Making Decisions in the Writing Process: Developing and Supporting Ideas Strategies for Collecting Information Listing Brainstorming (and Revising) Clustering OutliningSupporting Techniques Facts Physical Description Examples Personal ExperienceMethods of Development Process Extended Definition Comparison-ContrastDecision-Making for WritersExpanding a Paragraph into an Essay Chapter 3Planning the Essay: Explaining an Academic Topic DraftingOverall Organization of the Academic EssayThe Explaining EssaySelecting a TopicPre-Writing for the EssayAudience AnalysisThe Optional Background ParagraphTitles for Academic EssaysThe Thesis Statement Thesis Statements of Opinion and/or IntentDiagram of the Academic EssayDiagram of the Academic EssayParagraph RelationshipsThe Essay MapWriting Conventions for the Academic Essay The Introduction The Body of the Essay Using Citations in Academic Essays The ConclusionWriting a Memo Chapter 4Introduction to Academic Research: The Investigating Report Using Sources for Research Surveys and InterviewsOrganization of the Research ReportUsing the World Wide Web (WWW) Introduction to the Web Developing Keywords Searching the Web with URLs Citing WWW MaterialUsing Nontext Materials in Academic Writing Selecting Nontext Materials Citing Nontext MaterialsInterviewing an Authority Preparing for the Interview Conducting the Interview Using Interview InformationCoherence and Cohesion in Academic Essays Using Transitions Using Paragraph HooksRevision Revision PlansThe Oral Report Preparing for an Oral Presentation Chapter 5Academic Written Responses: Summary and Analysis Summary Writing Writing Conventions for a Summary Characteristics of a Successful Summary Evaluation of the SummaryAnalysis Writing a Short Analytic ReportWriting Analyses of Written MaterialRevising and Editing Essay DraftsWriting Academic Summary-Analyses Assignments Differences Between Summary-Analysis Essays and Other Academic EssaysWritten Summaries and Analyses of Academic Research Writing the Summary-Analysis of a Research Report Writing an Annotated Bibliography Writing the Literature Review Ration of Summary to Analysis in Academic AssignmentsDiscipline-Specific Citation Formats Chapter 6Persuading an Audience: The Arguing Essay Persuasion in Academic Writing ArgumentAudience AnalysisOral ArgumentsWritten ArgumentsSelecting an Argumentative TopicPlanning the Arguing Essay The Thesis Statement in Argumentation "Voice" in the Arguing EssayOrganizing the Arguing Essay The Title for the Arguing Essay The Optional Background Paragraph Refuting the Counter-Argument(s) Using Rogerian ArgumentOverall Organizational Structures for the Arguing Essay Plan A Plan B Plan C Writing an Essay MapWhat Kinds of Evidence, and How Much? Paraphrasing or Quoting SourcesLogical FallaciesCredibility of Authors and Student WritersStudent Samples: Arguing Essays Chapter 7Evaluating in Academic Writing: The Problem-Solution Essay Evaluating Evaluation Processes Evaluating in Academic WritingThe Problem-Solution EssayPreparing to Write the Problem-Solution Essay Audience Analysis Demonstrating That the Problem Exists Using HeadingUsing Sources in Academic Research Using Interview Information in Research Designing and Administering a Survey for Research Information Reporting Survey ResultsEvaluating SourcesWriting Conventions for the problem-Solution EssayFeasibility Analysis of Alternative Solution Writing Feasibility Analysis ParagraphsImplementation of the Recommended Solution Persuading the AudienceSending the Problem-Solution Essay Chapter 8Using and Evaluating Library Sources: The Academic Research Paper Preparing to Write Developing a Time Line for the Research paper Student Suggestions for Research Pre-WritingIdentifying Necessary Library Sources Strategies for Taking Notes from Library Research Materials Strategies for Drafting the Academic Research PaperWriting Conventions for the Academic Research Paper PlagiarismPreparing to Use the Library Going to the Library The Library of Congress System Understanding Periodicals Library EtiquetteUsing the Online CatalogOnline Search Strategies for Library Research Searching the Online Catalog Using Printed Indexes to Identify Magazine/Journal Articles Identifying Magazine/Journal Databases OnlineLocating Library Sources Locating Books in the Stacks Locating Periodicals (Magazines, Journals)Identifying and Locating Sources on the Web Disadvantages of WWW ResourcesEvaluating Library Sources Evaluating WWW SourcesStudent Samples: Research papers Chapter 9Grammatical Explanations and Exercises Verb problems Passive Voice Active Voice Verbs Report VerbsParallel StructureSentence Structure and Sentence Combining Clauses and Phrases Sentence Structure Rules Joining Independent ClausesSentence Combining and Punctuation Using Colons Using Quotation MarksDiction Precision in DictionConfusing WordsPrepositionsPhrasal VerbsEditingResources for Effective Editing Skills Appendix A Citation What to Cite and WhyGeneral Rules for APA Format APA for In-Text Citations APA for End-of-Text CitationsCitation of Internet (World Wide Web) Sources Problems with WWW ResourcesDiscipline-Specific Citation StylesUsing Citations Appendix B Surveys Perceptual Learning Style Preference Survey Learning Style Preferences Self-Scoring Sheet Explanation of Learning Style PreferencesStudent-Generated Inventory for Secondary Level and Young Adult LearnersType A/Type B Personality Inventory Interpreting Your Results Appendix C The Resume and the Application Letter The Resume Using Action Verbs Starting the Objective Resume Appearance Information to Include Online ResumesThe Application Letter