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Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings 13th Edition

Lee Brandon | Kelly Brandon

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Overview

PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS: WITH INTEGRATED READINGS is the higher-level companion to the Brandons' SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND. Instruction reflects the idea that reading and writing are linked and that good writing is the product of revision and editing. The thirteenth edition features a tell-show-engage approach, samples of good professional and student writing, and reading-based, high-interest general, cross-curricular, and career-related topics and prompts. Reading-based writing provides experience in critical thinking that enables students to write competently across the disciplines and transition to the next level of the English program. Also available: the Aplia™ online homework solution and the MindTap® online learning experience.

Lee Brandon, Mt. San Antonio College

Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

Kelly Brandon, Santa Ana College

Kelly Brandon is a partner in the father-son writing team for two best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings, as well as the At a Glance books. He is a tenured professor of English at Santa Ana College, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His B.A. is from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.A. is from the University of California at Santa Barbara. For recreation he does bodybuilding, backpacks, plays the clarinet, drives his fully restored 1953 yellow and white Chevrolet Bel Air, listens to music, and reads eclectically and voraciously.

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  • Inside the front cover, the Self-Evaluation Chart provides a form for students to note comments they have received from instructors, which can then be keyed to relevant parts of the textbook.
  • The MLA Guide is presented in Chapter 16 and its use is demonstrated with examples of documented student essays in ten chapters and in a research paper organized around ten steps. In addition, the text includes a full handbook of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, as well as a brief guide for ESL students -- all of which enhance students' understanding of basic writing.
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  • Reading-based writing assignments require students to read a source, write an analytical reply, and give credit to the originator(s) for borrowed words and ideas. It can take the form of a summary, a reaction, or a two-part response (to help students learn the difference between a summary and a reaction). Reading-based writing can be used throughout the semester text or mixed with other assignments. It has been especially successful in helping students move from the developmental English program to freshman composition and beyond.
  • Chapter 6, "Reading for Thinking, Discussion, and Writing," stresses the importance of reading to the writing process, and the text includes more than seventy readings that are carefully balanced for culture and gender.
  • Career-related writing explores topics and situations that apply directly to the world of work. These examples are included in five chapters in Part III; for example, a descriptive narrative becomes an incident report and an argument becomes a formal proposal. Further, the opening page of each reading chapter (7–15) explains how the mode can be used in cross-curricular and career-related writing.
  • Each of the chapters in Part III includes a student paragraph and a student essay (one of which is presented with all stages), as well as a Writing Process Worksheet (also available online) that guides students in the stages of writing, with emphasis on revision and editing.

Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Thematic Contents.
Preface.
Student Overview.
Part I: THE WRITING PROCESS.
1. The Writing Process: Stage One.
2. The Writing Process: Stage Two.
3. The Writing Process: Stage Three.
4. Writing the Paragraph.
5. Writing the Essay.
Part II: LINKING READING AND WRITING.
6. Reading for Thinking, Discussion, and Writing.
Part III: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS: INSTRUCTION, WITH INTEGRATED READING SELECTIONS.
7. Descriptive Narration: Moving Through Space and Time.
8. Exemplification: Writing with Examples.
9. Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts.
10. Process Analysis.
11. Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes.
12. Classification.
13. Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences.
14. Definition: Clarifying Terms.
15. Writing to Persuade.
Part IV: USING SOURCES.
16. Writing the Research.
Part V: HANDBOOK.
17. Handbook: Writing Effective Sentences.

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