Table of contents for Steps for writers : sentence and paragraph to essay, volume 1 / Philip Eggers.

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To the Student xvii
Introduction 1
Visualizing the Paragraph in Context 1
Paragraphs as Building Blocks of Essays 2
STEP ONE Writing Effective Paragraphs 5
CHAPTER 1 The Writing Process 7
Overview of the Writing Process 7
Freewriting 8
Focused Writing 8
Exploring Ideas: Brainstorming and Making Lists 8
Clustering and Grouping 9
Organizing and Composing 9
Editing and Proofreading 10
WRITING TIP #1 10
Writing Assignments and Activities to Get Started 10
Keeping a Journal 10
Using the Computer Along With This Book 12
CHAPTER 2 Paragraph Basics 14
Writing Activity: Creating Paragraphs 14
Model Paragraphs 15
Paragraph Unity 17
Test Yourself: Paragraph Unity 18
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Basic Exercise: Paragraph Unity 18
Intermediate Exercise: Paragraph Unity 19
Challenge Exercise: Paragraph Unity 19
Using Topic Sentences to Guide Your Reader 19
Test Yourself: Topic Sentences 22
Basic Exercise: Topic Sentences 23
Intermediate Exercise: Topic Sentences 23
Challenge Exercise: Topic Sentences 23
Basic Exercise II: Topic Sentences 24
Intermediate Exercise II: Topic Sentences 24
Challenge Exercise II: Topic Sentences 24
Basic Exercise III: Topic Sentences 25
Intermediate Exercise III: Topic Sentences 25
Challenge Exercise III: Topic Sentences 26
WRITING TIP #2 26
Using Key Words in Topic Sentences 26
Test Yourself: Key Words 27
Basic Exercise: Key Words 28
Intermediate Exercise: Key Words 28
Challenge Exercise: Key Words 28
Basic Writing Assignment: Key Words 29
Intermediate Writing Assignment: Key Words 30
Challenge Writing Assignment: Key Words 30
CHAPTER 3 Qualities of Effective Paragraphs 32
Paragraph Development 32
Basic Exercise: Paragraph Development 33
Intermediate Exercise: Paragraph Development 33
Challenge Exercise: Paragraph Development 34
WRITING TIP # 3 34
Basic Writing Assignment: Paragraph Development 34
Intermediate Writing Assignment: Paragraph
Development 35
Challenge Writing Assignment: Paragraph
Development 35
Coherence 36
Transitions 37
Transitional Words and Phrases 37
Exercises Using Transitional Expressions 38
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Sequence 40
Chronological Sequence 40
Spatial Sequence 41
Climactic Sequence 42
CHAPTER 4 Creating Varied Paragraphs 44
Types of Paragraphs 44
Narration: Telling About an Event 45
Basic Writing Assignment: Narrative Paragraphs 47
Intermediate Writing Assignment: Narrative Paragraphs 47
Challenge Writing Assignment: Narrative Paragraphs 48
Description: Visualizing Persons, Places, and Objects 48
Basic Exercise: Descriptive Paragraphs 49
Intermediate Exercise: Descriptive Paragraphs 49
Challenge Exercise: Descriptive Paragraphs 50
Basic Writing Assignment: Details in Descriptive
Paragraphs 50
Intermediate Writing Assignment: Spatial Sequence in
Descriptive 51
Paragraphs 51
Challenge Writing Assignment: Descriptive Paragraphs 51
Comparison: Exploring Similarities and Differences 51
Three Kinds of Comparison 52
Attention to Detail 54
Basic Exercise: Comparative Paragraphs 55
Intermediate Exercise: Comparative Paragraphs 55
Challenge Exercise: Comparative Paragraphs 56
Basic Writing Activity: Comparative Paragraphs 56
Intermediate Writing Activity: Comparative
Paragraphs 56
Challenge Writing Activity: Comparative Paragraphs 57
Exposition: ¿How-To¿ Paragraphs 57
Basic Exercise: How-To Paragraphs 57
Intermediate Exercise: How-To Paragraphs 58
Challenge Exercise: Process Paragraphs 59
Basic Writing Activity: How-To Paragraphs 59
Intermediate Writing Activity: How-To Paragraphs 60
Challenge Writing Activity: Process Paragraphs 61
WRITING TIP #4 61
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Definition Paragraphs: Explaining a Term 61
Basic Exercise: Definition Paragraphs 62
Intermediate Exercise: Definition Paragraphs 62
Challenge Exercise: Definition Paragraphs 63
Classification: Dividing Into Categories 64
Guidelines for Classification 65
Basic Exercise: Classification Paragraphs 66
Intermediate Exercise: Classification Paragraphs 66
Challenge Exercise: Classification Paragraphs 66
Cause and Effect Paragraphs: Telling Why 67
Guidelines for Cause and Effect Analysis 67
Basic Writing Assignment: Cause and Effect Paragraphs 68
Intermediate Writing Assignment: Cause and Effect
Paragraphs 68
Challenge Writing Assignment: Cause and Effect Paragraphs 69
Persuasion: Writing to Convince 71
Guidelines for Persuasive Writing 71
Basic Exercise: Persuasive Writing 72
Intermediate Exercise: Persuasive Writing 73
Challenge Exercise: Persuasive Writing 74
Basic Exercise II: Persuasive Paragraphs 75
Intermediate Exercise II: Persuasive Paragraphs 75
Challenge Exercise II: Persuasive Paragraphs 75
Basic Writing Activity: Persuasive Paragraphs 76
Intermediate Writing Activity: Persuasive Paragraphs 77
Challenge Writing Activity: Persuasive Paragraphs 77
CHAPTER 5 Some Added Features of Paragraph
Writing 78
Critical Thinking in Paragraphs 78
Basic Writing Activity: Critical Thinking in Paragraphs 79
Intermediate Writing Activity: Critical Thinking in
Paragraphs 79
Challenge Writing Activity: Critical Thinking in Paragraphs 79
WRITING TIP #5 80
Creative Thinking in Paragraphs 81
Basic Writing Activity: Creative Thinking in Paragraphs 81
Intermediate Writing Activity: Creative Thinking in Paragraphs 82
Challenge Writing Activity: Creative Thinking in Paragraphs 82
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Including Quoted Text in Paragraphs 85
Test Yourself: Including Quoted Text in Paragraphs 87
Basic Exercise: Including Quoted Text in Paragraphs 87
Intermediate Exercise: Including Quoted Text in Paragraphs 88
Challenge Exercise: Including Quoted Text in Paragraphs 88
STEP TWO Revising and Correcting Your Paragraphs 91
CHAPTER 6 Revising Your Paragraphs 93
Revising vs. Proofreading 93
A Student Writer at Work 93
Peer Review Questions 95
WRITING TIP #6 96
Altering Your Design 96
Enriching Your Content 96
Improving Your Style 97
Basic Exercise: Improving Your Style 97
Intermediate Exercise: Improving Your Style 98
Challenge Exercise: Improving Your Style 99
CHAPTER 7 Writing and Correcting Sentences 100
Writing Activities: Noticing Your Sentences 100
Correcting Fragments 101
Test Yourself: Correcting Fragments 102
Basic Exercise: Correcting Fragments 103
Intermediate Exercise: Correcting Fragments 103
Challenge Exercise: Correcting Fragments 103
Overcoming ESL Problems: Using Subjects Correctly 104
Test Yourself: Using Subjects Correctly 105
Basic Exercise: Using Subjects Correctly 105
Intermediate Exercise: Using Subjects Correctly 106
Challenge Exercise: Using Subjects Correctly 106
WRITING TIP #7 107
Run-On Sentences 107
Test Yourself: Correcting Run-On Sentences 109
Basic Exercise: Run-On Sentences 109
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Intermediate Exercise: Run-On Sentences 109
Challenge Exercise: Run-On Sentences 110
Comma Splices 111
Test Yourself: Comma Splices 112
Basic Exercise: Comma Splices 112
Intermediate Exercise: Comma Splices 113
Challenge Exercise: Comma Splices 113
Subordinating 114
Test Yourself: Subordinating 114
Basic Exercise: Subordinating 115
Intermediate Exercise: Subordinating 115
Challenge Exercise: Subordinating 116
CHAPTER 8 Matching Sentence Parts 117
Writing Activities: Noticing Your Sentences 117
Model Paragraphs: Noticing Sentences in Context 118
Matching Subjects and Verbs 121
Test Yourself: Correcting Basic Errors in Agreement 122
Basic Exercise: Correcting Errors in Agreement 123
Intermediate Exercise: Correcting Errors in Agreement 123
Challenge Exercise: Correcting Errors in Agreement 124
WRITING TIP #8 124
Matching Pronouns and Antecedents 124
Test Yourself: Matching Pronouns and Antecedents 125
Basic Exercise: Matching Pronouns and Antecedents 126
Intermediate Exercise: Matching Pronouns and Antecedents 126
Challenge Exercise: Matching Pronouns and Antecedents 126
Matching Parallel Parts 127
Test Yourself: Parallel Parts 127
Basic Exercise: Parallelism 128
Intermediate Exercise: Parallelism 128
Challenge Exercise: Parallelism 129
CHAPTER 9 Using Words Correctly 130
Writing Activities: Noticing Your Use of Words 130
Model Paragraphs: Seeing Words in Context 131
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Parts of Speech: Seeing How Words Work 134
Test Yourself: Identifying Parts of Speech 136
Basic Exercise: Parts of Speech 137
Intermediate Exercise: Parts of Speech 137
Challenge Exercise: Parts of Speech 137
Verb and Noun Endings 138
Adding S Endings to Words 138
Test Yourself: S Endings 000
Basic Exercise: Identifying S Endings 139
Intermediate Exercise: Identifying S Endings 139
Challenge Exercise: Identifying S Endings 140
Basic Exercise: Adding S Endings 140
Intermediate Exercise: Adding S Endings 141
Challenge Exercise: Adding S Endings 141
WRITING TIP #9 141
Possessives: A Quick Review 142
Test Yourself: Possessives 143
Basic Exercise: Possessives 143
Intermediate Exercise: Possessives 143
Challenge Exercise: Possessives 144
Review Exercises: S Endings 144
Recognizing Tenses 145
Present Tense 145
Past Tense 146
Future Tense 146
Basic Exercise: Recognizing Tenses 146
Intermediate Exercise: Recognizing Tenses 147
Challenge Exercise: Recognizing Tenses 147
Verb Tenses and D Endings 148
Test Yourself: D Endings in the Past Tense 149
Basic Exercise: D Endings 149
Intermediate Exercise: D Endings 149
Challenge Exercise: D Endings 150
STEP THREE From Paragraph to Essay 151
CHAPTER 10 Building Essays out of Paragraphs 153
Starting with a Thesis 153
WRITING TIP #10 155
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Introductory Paragraphs 155
Body Paragraphs 155
Student Essay 156
Transitions between Paragraphs 158
Concluding Paragraphs 159
Some Essay Topics 159
CHAPTER 11 Revising and Correcting Your Essays 163
Revising for Unity and Coherence 163
Peer Review Questions 164
Proofreading Practice: Applying What You¿ve
Learned 165
WRITING TIP #11 165
Test Yourself: Editing for Sentence Errors in Context 166
Basic Exercise: Editing for Sentence Errors in Context 166
Intermediate Exercise: Editing for Sentence Errors in Context 167
Challenge Exercise: Editing for Sentence Errors in Context 167
Test Yourself: Editing for Phrasing Errors in Context 168
Basic Exercise: Editing for Phrasing Errors in Context 169
Intermediate Exercise: Editing for Phrasing Errors in Context 169
Challenge Exercise: Editing for Phrasing Errors in Context 170
Test Yourself: Editing for Word Errors in Context 171
Basic Exercise: Editing for Word Errors in Context 171
Intermediate Exercise: Editing for Word Errors in Context 172
Challenge Exercise: Editing for Word Errors in Context 172
CHAPTER 12 Some Fine Points 173
Spelling 173
Test Yourself: Spelling 174
Basic Exercise: Spelling 174
Intermediate Exercise: Spelling 174
Challenge Exercise: Spelling 175
Capitalization 175
Test Yourself: Capitalization 176
Basic Exercise: Capitalization 177
Intermediate Exercise: Capitalization 177
Challenge Exercise: Capitalization 177
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Look-Alikes 178
Basic Look-Alikes 178
Test Yourself: Basic Look-Alikes 179
Intermediate Look-Alikes 180
Test Yourself: Intermediate Look-Alikes 181
Challenge Look-Alikes 182
Test Yourself: Challenge Look-Alikes 184
Basic Exercise: Look-Alikes 185
Intermediate Exercise: Look-Alikes 185
Challenge Exercise: Look-Alikes 185
WRITING TIP #12 186
Modifiers 186
Avoiding Double Comparatives 186
Test Yourself: Avoiding Double Comparatives 187
Basic Exercise: Avoiding Double Comparatives 187
Intermediate Exercise: Avoiding Double Comparatives 188
Challenge Exercise: Avoiding Double Comparatives 188
Avoiding Double Negatives 189
Test Yourself: Avoiding Double Negatives 189
Basic Exercise: Avoiding Double Negatives 190
Intermediate Exercise: Avoiding Double Negatives 190
Challenge Exercise: Avoiding Double Negatives 190
Some Problems with Adverbs 191
Test Yourself: Problems with Adverbs 192
Basic Exercise: Problems with Adverbs 192
Intermediate Exercise: Problems with Adverbs 192
Challenge Exercise: Problems with Adverbs 192
Articles in ESL Writing 193
Test Yourself: Using A, An, and The 193
Basic Exercise: Using A, An, and The 195
Intermediate Exercise: Using A, An, and The 195
Challenge Exercise: Using A, An, and The 196
Word Choice 196
Some Often Misused Words 197
Test Yourself: Misused Words 199
Basic Exercise: Misused Words 199
Intermediate Exercise: Misused Words 199
Challenge Exercise: Misused Words 200

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Rhetoric.
Report writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language -- Paragraphs -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language -- Sentences -- Problems, exercises, etc.