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Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings, 12th Edition

  • Lee Brandon Mt. San Antonio College
  • Kelly Brandon Santa Ana College
  • ISBN-10: 1133309992  |  ISBN-13: 9781133309994
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Now in its 12th Edition, this classic text offers comprehensive, proven instruction in developmental writing. Paragraphs and Essays: With Integrated Readings is the higher-level companion to Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond in the bestselling two-book Brandon series. Instruction in this text--comprehensive, flexible, and relevant--is predicated on the idea that reading and writing are linked and that good writing is the product of thoughtful and systematic revision. The hallmarks of the Brandons' books are tell-show-engage instruction, ample demonstrations of good professional and student writing, and an abundance of 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 with insightful substance across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next level of the English program. The Brandons' long-term commitment to relentless revision and rigorous editing is further expanded in this edition by the launching of the Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing, an acronym-centered method that students can use as they first write and then apply for quality control before submitting assignments. The Brandon Guide, in turn, is supported by the also-new Top 25 Editing Errors, a unit dedicated to eradicating, or at least minimizing, repeated problems in mechanics that bedevil students and appropriate too much time from instructors who are evaluating assignments.

Features and Benefits

  • Reading-Based Writing assignments in Paragraphs and Essays 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, and will prepare students for academic college writing, and help them transition to the next level of the English program. 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.
  • 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. APA style can also be covered from information provided on both the student CourseMate for the text, and the instructor's companion site.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents.
Preface.
Student Overview.
The Flow of Writing: Icon and Theme.
Practice with Principles.
Strategies for Self-Improvement.
Writing Process Worksheet.
PART I: THE WRITING PROCESS.
1. The Writing Process: Stage One.
Exploring / Experimenting / Gathering Information. The Writing Process Defined. The Writing Process Worksheet. The Assignment. Your Audience . Stage One Strategies. Freewriting. Brainstorming. Clustering. Gathering Information. WRITER''S GUIDELINES.
2. The Writing Process: Stage Two.
Writing the Controlling Idea / Organizing and Developing Support. Defining the Controlling Idea. Writing the Controlling Idea as a Topic Sentence or Thesis. Organizing Support. Listing. Clustering. Outlining. WRITER''S GUIDELINES.
3. The Writing Process: Stage Three.
Writing / Revising / Editing. Writing the First Draft. The Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing. Revising with CLUESS (pronounced clues). Coherence. Language. Unity. Emphasis. Support. Sentences. Editing with CGPS (pronounced see GPS). Capitalization. Grammar. Punctuation. Spelling. Twenty-Five Common Errors in Editing with a Practice Exercise. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Using the Writing Process Worksheet. GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Editing and Revising.
4. Writing the Paragraph.
The Paragraph Defined. Basic Paragraph Patterns. The Writing Process and the Paragraph. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Writing Process Worksheet. Brandon Guide to Editing and Revising : Exercise 1. WRITER''S GUIDELINES.
5. Writing the Essay.
The Essay Defined in Relation to the Developmental Paragraph. Leah, "Razor Wire Sweat Lodge." Special Paragraphs Within the Essay. Introductions. Conclusions. Student Demonstration of All Stages of the Writing Process. Writing Process Worksheet. WRITER''S GUIDELINES.
PART II: LINKING READING AND WRITING.
6. Reading for Thinking, Discussion, and Writing.
Reading-Based Writing. The Writing Component. The Reading Component. Reading-Based Writing and Other Approaches in Writing. Reading Techniques. Underlining. Annotating. Outlining. Taking Notes. Reading-Based Writing Forms. Writing a Summary [Including Student Examples Without Formal Documentation]. Writing a Reaction [Including Student Examples Without Formal Documentation]. Writing a Two-Part Response [Including Student Examples Without Formal Documentation]. Kinds of Support for Reading-Based Writing. Basic Formal Documentation in Reading-Based Writing. Citations. Works Cited. Examples of Student Reading-Based Writing. Student Paragraph with Documentation. Student Essay with Documentation. Joseph Ponca, "''Listening to the Air'' Guitar". Professional Essay with Applications. Professional Essay with Applications. Elizabeth Wong, "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl". Journal Writing. Cross-Curricular and Career-Related Writing. Writer''s Guidelines.
PART III: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS: INSTRUCTION, WITH INTEGRATED READING SELECTIONS.
7. Descriptive Narration: Moving Through Space and Time.
Writing Descriptive Narration. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Narrative Patterns
Practicing Descriptive Patterns. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph. NEW: John Steinbeck, "Dark Day in the Dust Bowl," from The Grapes of Wrath. Essays. NEW: Alex Espinoza, "An American in Mexico". NEW: Dr. James N. Dillard, "A Doctor''s Dilemma". Gina Greenlee, "No Tears for Frankie". Student Paragraphs, Essay, and Report. Chantra Shastri, "Yearning for Love". Mike Kavanagh, "The Drag" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Adam Rensky, "Rituals as Comfort Food for the Soul". Career-Related Writing. Douglas Ross, "Incident Report of the Falling Shoppers". Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topics. WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Descriptive Narration.
8. Exemplification: Writing with Examples.
Writing Exemplification. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Exemplification. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing Paragraph. NEW: Pierre Berton, "Everything for a Price". Essays. Adair Lara, "Who''s Cheap?" NEW: Elizabeth Bernstein, "Bonds/On Relationships: How Facebook Ruins Friendships". Eric Gall, "Little Brother Is Watching". NEW: Luis Torres, "Dreaming Together on the Day of the Dead". Student Paragraph and Essays. Garabed Yegavian, "Traveling the World at Home". Lara Olivas, "Cheating Is Not Worth the Bother" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Mason Arnold, "Grading a Professor''s Writing". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Exemplification. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. Writer''s Guidelines. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Exemplification.
9. Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts.
Writing Analysis by Division. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs. Jerry Bratcher, "Golden Oldies". Leonard Engel, "The Zones of the Sea". Essay and Restaurant Review. John Gray, "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus". Judith Ortiz Cofer, "More". Restaurant Review. NEW: Will Brock, "Pick Up the Phone at Hamburger King". Student Paragraph and Essays. Samuels, "More Than Ordinary" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Emmett Davis, "Elvis Presley, King of the Twentieth Century". Career-Related Writing. Roger Myers, "Air Traffic Control as a Career". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Analysis by Division. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Analysis by Division.
10. Process Analysis: Writing About Doing.
Writing Process Analysis. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs. NEW: Del Turco, "Popping the Cork". Essays. NEW: Mike Anton, " About to do time? Meet your best pal; Real estate scammers and other first-timers get a crash course in prison survival from enterprising ex-cons.". Garrison Keillor, "Attitude". Career-Related Writing. C. Edward Good and William Fitzpatrick, "A Successful Interview". Larry Gardner, "A Summary of ''How Low-Balling Works on Your Mind''". Tina Sergio, "Doing a Flame Hair Tattoo" [with stages]. Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Process Analysis. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topic. GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Process Analysis.
11. Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Outcomes.
Writing Cause and Effect. Finding Patterns in Photos. Patterns of Cause and Effect. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs. Anne Roiphe, "Why Marriages Fail". Marian Wright Edelman, "Family Heroes and Role Models". Short Story. Irwin Shaw, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses". Views on Violence. Francis Flaherty, "The Ghetto Made Me Do It". Judy Scheindlin and Josh Getlin, "Enough Is Enough". Student Essay. Shandra Bryson (pseudonym), "From ''Kick Me'' to ''Kiss Me''". Richard Blaylock, "The Classroom and Beyond" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing: Short Story Review. Gloria Mendez, "The Use of Self-Analysis". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Cause and Effect. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Cause and Effect. 12. Classification: Establishing Groups.
Writing Classification. Finding Patterns in Photos. Patterns of Classification. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph. William M. Pride, Robert J. Hughes, and Jack R. Kapoor, "Styles of Leadership". Essays. Robert J. Trotter, "How Do I Love Thee?" Avi Friedman, "Living Environments". Mary Ann Hogan, "Why We Carp and Harp". Student Paragraph and Essay. Boris Belinsky, "Doctors Have Their Symptoms, Too" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Joel Follette, "Community College Pressures". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Classification. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Classification.
13. Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences.
Writing Comparison and Contrast. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraphs. Sharon S. Brehm, "Blue as in Boy, Pink as in Girl". Richard Rodriguez, "Public and Private". Essays. Bharati Mukherjee, "Two Ways to Belong in America". Suzanne Britt, "Neat People vs. Sloppy People". Student Paragraph and Essays. Thung Tran, "Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Lydia Hsiao, "Struggling Against Silence". Career-Related Writing: Business Comparison and Contrast. NEW: LaDonna Stallard, "Is Nursing or Physical Therapy the Better Career for Me? Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Comparison and Contrast. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topics. Cross-Curricular Topics. Career-Related Topics . WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Comparison and Contrast.
14. Definition: Clarifying Terms.
Writing Definition. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Definition. Readings for Critical Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Paragraph. Gregory Moorhead and Ricky W. Griffin, "Burnout" . Essays. NEW: Sheila Ferguson, "Soul Food at a Black American Family Reunion". NEW: Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman, "Loving Narcissistic People, Who Love Themselves". Rose Del Castillo Guilbault, "Americanization Is Tough on ''Macho''". Christopher Grant, "Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look". Student Paragraph and Essay. Linda Wong, "Going Too Far" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. Vincent Sheahan, "My-graines". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Definition. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topic. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topics. WRITER''S GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing. Pattern: Definition.
15. Argument: Writing to Persuade.
Writing Argument. Finding Patterns in Photos. Practicing Patterns of Argument. Readings for Critical. Thinking, Discussion, and Writing. Essays. NEW: Shirlee Smith. Who raised the thugs in the ''hood? NEW: Jessica Pauline Ogilvie. "Pro-Con: Should Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered to 18?" Meghan Daum, "Shouldn''t Men Have ''Choice'' Too?". Student Paragraph, Essay, and Proposal. Student Paragraph with All Stages of the Writing Process. Angela DeSarro, "My Life to Live--or Not" [with stages]. Reading-Based Writing. NEW: Virginia Wilson, "A Two-Part Response to ''Why We Need a Draft'' by CPL. Mark Finelli". Career-Related Writing: Proposal. Roberto Bentancourt, "Mandatory Tipping at BoBo''s". Suggested Topics and Prompts for Writing Argument. Reading-Based Writing Topics. General Topic. Cross-Curricular Topic. Career-Related Topic. GUIDELINES. Practicing the Brandon Guide for Revision and Editing.Pattern: Argument.
PART IV: USING SOURCES.
16. Writing the Research Paper.
The Research Paper Defined. Ten Steps to Writing a Research Paper. Step 1: Select a Topic. Step 2: Find Sources. Step 3: List Sources. Step 4: Take Notes. Step 5: Refine Your Thesis and Outline. Step 6: Write Your First Draft. Step 7: Revise Your First Draft. Step 8: Prepare Your Works Cited Section. Step 9: Write Your Final Draft. Step 10: Submit Required Materials. Essay. Michael Chung, "Zoos--An Endangered Species?". WRITER''S GUIDELINES.
PART V: HANDBOOK.
17. Handbook: Writing Effective Sentences.
Top 25 Errors in Editing: CGPS. Nine Exercises on the Top 25 Errors in Editing: A to I. Parts of Speech. Nouns. Pronouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Adverbs. Prepositions. Conjunctions. Interjections. Subjects and Verbs. Subjects. Verbs. Location of Subjects and Verbs. Kinds of Sentences. Clauses. Types of Sentences. Combining Sentences. Coordination: The Compound Sentence. Subordination: The Complex Sentence. Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence. Other Ways to Combine Ideas. Omissions. Variety in Sentence Types, Order, Length, Beginnings . Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons. Fragments. Splices and Run-Ons. Techniques for Spotting Problem Sentences. Verbs. Regular and Irregular Verbs. The Twelve Verb Tenses. Subject-Verb Agreement. Consistency in Tense. Active and Passive Voice. Strong Verbs. Subjunctive Mood. Pronoun Case. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Pronoun Reference. Adjectives and Adverbs. Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs. Comparative and Superlative Forms. Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. Balancing Sentence Parts. Basic Principles of Parallelism. Signal Words. Combination Signal Words. Punctuation and Capitalization. End Punctuation. Commas. Semicolons. Quotation Marks. Punctuation with Quotation Marks. Italics. Dashes. Colons. Parentheses. Brackets. Apostrophes. Hyphens. Capitalization. Spelling. Spelling Tips. Frequently Misspelled Words. Confused Spelling and Confusing Words. Your Spell Checker. Avoiding Wordy Phrases. Brief Guide for ESL Students. Using Articles in Relation to Nouns. Sentence Patterns. Verb Endings. Idioms. More Suggestions for ESL Writers. Text Credits. Author/ Title Index. Subject Index. Thematic Contents. Especially for Combining Writing Patterns and Integrating Reading Selections. Size Up Bullies. "No Tears for Frankie". "Little Brother Is Watching". "The Ghetto Made Me Do It". "Enough Is Enough". "From ''Kick Me'' to ''Kiss Me''". "Why We Carp and Harp". Check Out Gender. "Who''s Cheap?". "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus". "Americanization Is Tough on ''Macho''". "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses". "Blue as in Boy, Pink as in Girl". "Shouldn''t Men Have ''Choice'' Too?". Consider Love and Marriage. "Yearning for Love". "Loving Narcissists, Who Love Themselves". "Why Marriages Fail". "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses". "How Do I Love Thee?". "Wives and Mothers in Vietnam and in America". Go to Work. "Air Traffic Control as a Career". "A Successful Interview". "How Low-Balling Works on Your Mind". "Doing a Flame Hair Tattoo". "The Classroom and Beyond". "Is Nursing or Physical Therapy the Better Career for Me?". "Styles of Leadership". "Doctors Have Their Symptoms, Too". "Burnout". Be Yourself. "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl". "More". "Yearning for Love". "Americanization Is Tough on ''Macho''". "Elvis Presley, King of the Twentieth Century". "Attitude". "Family Heroes and Role Models". "Living Environments". "Public and Private". "Two Ways to Belong in America". "Soul Food and Black American Reunions".

What's New

  • The Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing shows students how to write recursively as they revise with CLUESS ("clues")--Coherence, Language, Unity, Emphasis, Support, and Sentences--and edit with CGPS ("see GPS")--Capitalization, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. By the end of the semester, what the students did initially by applying the ten elements of these acronyms will be done intuitively for a comprehensive strategy. Used mainly for helping students first while they write and then as a quality control device just before submitting assignments, the Brandon Guide can also be utilized--with slight modification--for different purposes: peer reviewing, collaborative writing, conducting student-instructor conferences, and reinforcing department objectives and exit testing standards. Each of Chapters 7-15 concludes with an mode-specific, paragraph-long exercise covering all elements of CLUESS and CGPS.
  • The Top 25 editing Errors explains the most commonly marked errors, reinforces correct writing, and supports the Brandon Guide through nine error-targeted exercises in the Handbook, providing a systematic approach for identifying and eradicating the 25 most commonly marked errors in CGPS: Capitalization, Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.
  • Charts for recording student needs and progress in working with the elements of CLUESS and CGPS according evaluated assignments are located just inside the front cover of the textbook, with printable copies in the Student Companion Site, Instructor Companion Site, and Instructor Resource Manual.
  • The expanded Writing Process Worksheet--an overarching, flexible organizational plan--helps students explore and focus topics, organize support, and write assignments with thorough, comprehensive revising and editing. The textbook presents student examples of the worksheet in each of twelve chapters, showing how a paragraph or an essay evolves with all stages of writing. The Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing and the Top 25 Editing Errors are integrated into the plan. A blank printable form appears in the textbook on page xxvii and in the Student and Instructor Companion Sites, the latter also including an instructor's Word copy that can be customized for special assignments or instructor pedagogy. Stapled to the final draft of an assignment, the worksheet becomes a document that tracks work from idea to its complete expression.
  • Of the 63 readings, 20 are new, including "How Facebook Ruins Friendships," "Dreaming on the Day of the Dead," "Loving People Who Love Themselves," and "An American in Mexico," and "Pro/Con: Should the Legal Age for Drinking Be Lowered to 18?"
  • An extensive number and variety of writing prompts and writing topics, many new to this edition, are designated as reading-based, cross-curricular, career-related, and high-interest general topics.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lee Brandon

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

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.