Progressionshelps students learn the characteristics of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; procedures for producing this writing; and applications their learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving developing competence and confidence, Progressions provides unusually extensive support for the student by specifically showing what to do in every step of the writing process. Students learn multiple strategies for working through every level of the writing process and are encouraged to develop their own effective writing processes. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested prewriting, editing, and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.
Table of Contents
Checklists Writing Process Tips Editing Strategies Strategies for Succeeding in College Preface PART ONE The Writing Process CHAPTER 1 Planning and Writing CHAPTER 2 Rewriting PART TWO Paragraph Basics CHAPTER 3 Paragraph Basics CHAPTER 4 Narration CHAPTER 5 Description CHAPTER 6 Illustration CHAPTER 7 Process Analysis CHAPTER 8 Definition CHAPTER 9 Comparison and Contrast CHAPTER 10 Cause-and-Effect Analysis CHAPTER 11 Classification CHAPTER 12 Argument PART THREE The Essay CHAPTER 13 Writing an Essay PART FOUR Effective Sentences Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part Four CHAPTER 14 Identifying Subjects and Verbs CHAPTER 15 Using Coordination and Subordination CHAPTER 16 Avoiding Sentence Fragments CHAPTER 17 Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices CHAPTER 18 Writing Sentences with Variety and Parallelism CHAPTER 19 Choosing Words Carefully Comprehensive Post Test for Part Four PART FIVE Grammar and Usage Diagnostic Self-Assessment for Part Five CHAPTER 20 Using Verbs Correctly CHAPTER 21 Using Pronouns Correctly CHAPTER 22 Using Modifiers Correctly CHAPTER 23 Using Capital Letters and Punctuation Correctly CHAPTER 24 Eliminating Problems with Frequently Confused Words and Spelling Comprehensive Post Test for Part Five PART SIX Sentence Skills Workshop CHAPTER 25 Editing for One Kind of Error CHAPTER 26 Editing for Multiple Kinds of Errors PART SEVEN From Reading To Writing CHAPTER 27 Writing in Response to Reading CHAPTER 28 Writing Summaries and Essay Examination Answers Appendix I Ten Tips for ESL Students Appendix II Answers to Diagnostic Self-Assessments and Pretests