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PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS WITH INTEGRATED READINGS is the higher-level companion to SENTENCES, PARAGRAPHS, AND BEYOND in the 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 revision and rigorous editing. 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 competently across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next level of the English program. The technology package includes Aplia -- with interactive homework that helps students master concepts -- and MindTap®, a fully online, customizable learning experience built on the text’s content.
- The thirteenth edition includes a variety of new high-interest paragraph-length and essay-length readings, including "Teacher's protest of tasteless T-shirt creates a teachable moment", "Job candidates get tripped up by Facebook", "Types of Rioters", "The Messy Are in Self Denial", and "Indian Mascots -- you're out". There are also new comprehension and critical thinking questions, new image-based exercises, and new reading-based writing assignments. Reading-based topics include reading-specific topics, general topics, cross-curricular topics, and career-related topics.
- For the first time, a custom-made Aplia online learning solution accompanies the text. This interactive homework tool helps students master the concepts that matter most. Each Aplia problem set corresponds to a textbook chapter, allowing students to practice the skills they've just learned in a real-world context. Brandon's unique CLUESS and CGPS revision and editing processes are featured prominently. Scaffolded questions guide students from easily understandable topics to more complicated ideas, and a variety of question types keep the problems fresh and engaging.
- Aplia's Grade It Now technology allows students to make multiple unique attempts of specific exercises to help reinforce concepts. Through Aplia's user-friendly grading and performance interface, you are able to quickly and easily track both individual and class-wide student performance, as well as generate and download detailed reports about your students.
- The technology package also includes a MindTap® course. Built on the book's content, this fully online, personalized learning experience combines an interactive ebook, additional readings, flashcards, activities, assessments, and more into a learning path that guides students through their course. Instructors can customize the content and learning tools with their own content via apps that integrate into the MindTap framework. Engaging assignments powered by Aplia reinforce key concepts and provide students with the practice they need to build fundamental writing and grammar skills.
- 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.
- The Aplia Diagnostic Assessment identifies specific strengths and weaknesses, allowing students to focus on the concepts that they most need to address. Students work through concepts step-by-step, first practicing the fundamentals, and then targeting critical thinking skills through exercises that ask them to demonstrate their understanding in context.
- 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.
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.
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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