ISBN-10:
0073312835
ISBN-13:
9780073312835
Pub. Date:
06/27/2006
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Destinations: An Integrated Approach to Writing Paragraphs and Essays, Updated Edition with Writer's Workout / Edition 1

Destinations: An Integrated Approach to Writing Paragraphs and Essays, Updated Edition with Writer's Workout / Edition 1

by Richard Bailey, Linda DenstaedtRichard Bailey
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Overview

This process-oriented, paragraph-to-essay level worktext teaches students to write well by drawing on the ways in which they already use language effectively—in thinking, speaking, writing informally, and reading. Destination’s integrated approach to grammar and its emphasis on writing’s real-life applications set it apart from the competition.

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ISBN-13: 9780073312835
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Bailey has taught English at Henry Ford Community College since 1976. He has directed a number of interdisciplinary curriculum development projects, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. In recognition of that work Rick was recognized as an Outstanding Educator of the Year at Michigan’s Trends in Occupational Education conference and, for collaborative projects, with the 2001 Millennium Team Award given by Michigan’s Liberal Arts Network for Development. Past president of the Community College Humanities Association, he has published three books for middle school language arts educators (Frank Schaffer Publications, 1993, 1994, 1995) and a creative writing book, The Creative Writer’s Craft: Lessons in Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, for high school and community college level students (National Textbook Company, 1998). Each summer he directs the Cranbrook Writers’ Guild Conference for promising poets and fiction writers in Michigan. In addition to book-length publications, he has published poems, short stories, and freelance articles in popular magazines and journals.

Linda Denstaedt, National Board Certified Teacher, retired in 2002 after teaching Language Arts at Clarkston Community Schools since 1968. She has taught and has facilitated staff development on writing and reading in classrooms K-12. She has served as Title I Reading Coordinator, Language Arts and Reading Coordinator K-12 and Director of Writing K-12. She designed and implemented the Communication Arts Center at Clarkston High School, a writing center to develop student writers and staff expertise in literacy and writing across the curriculum. She co-authored an article describing the CAC, “Developing Writers and Writing Lives: From Theory to Practice,” which is featured in Publishing with Students: A Comprehensive Guide by Chris Weber (Heinemann, 2002). Michigan Education Association selected the CAC for a television commercial series, Public Schools Work that showcases innovative educational programs (1999). Clarkston Schools recognized her as Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 1998.

Linda is currently the Co-Director of the Oakland Writing Project (University of Michigan), an affiliate of the National Writing Project. She works as an educational consultant for the Michigan Department of Education coaching teachers in disadvantaged and low-achieving schools. She is a member of Michigan Classroom Discourse Group at the University of Michigan, focused on discourse analysis and ethnographic research in education. She also facilitates a K-12 study group, Teachers as Researchers. Linda is a member of the Executive Committee for Michigan Council of Teachers of English and the Executive Board of Michigan Youth Arts Festival. She facilitates MCTE’s statewide writing competition for grades 9-12. Michigan Council of Teachers of English recognized her as Creative Writing Teacher of the Year in 1996.

Denstaedt has written five books for middle school language arts educators (Instructional Fair · T. S. Denison, 1996-1998); co-authored a three-book reading comprehension series for middle school students (Instructional Fair · T. S. Denison, 1999); and co-authored a creative writing book, The Creative Writer's Craft: Lessons in Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, for high school and community college level students (National Textbook Company, 1998). In addition to book-length publications, she has published poetry and educational articles in academic journals.

Table of Contents

PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE WRITING

Chapter 1: Meeting the Demands of College Writing Purpose and Form in Writing Writing Content and Focus Critical Reading and Thinking Four Strategies To Read And Think Critically Reading with a Pen READING from "Mother Tongue," by Amy Tan Drawing InferencesSetting Goals and Becoming a Reflective Student Reflective Writing

Chapter 2: The Writing Process Prewrite: Reduce Your Fear of the Blank Page Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your TopicDraft: Consider Audience, Focus, Organize and Connect Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First DraftRevise Read Critically READING from "Growing Up Game," by Brenda Peterson Read Peer papers Rethink Your Work Revising Strategy 1: Add Strategy 2: Cut Strategy 3: ReorganizeEdit: Eliminate, Focus, Search and Correct Eliminate Your Usual Errors Editing Strategy 1: Use a ChecklistFocus on One Common Error Editing Strategy 2: Eliminate One Error at a TimeSearch and Correct Editing Strategy 3: Read Your Work Aloud Editing Strategy 4: Highlight Signal Words Editing Strategy 5: Computer Aids—Spell Checks and Grammar Checks Editing Strategy 6: Proofreading Pals Editing Strategy 7: Double-Check Your WorkReflect: Build Confidence Identify Successes Set GoalsFollow a Student Through the Writing Process

Chapter 3: Paragraph and Essay Structure Paragraph Form The Topic Sentence Paragraph Structure: Deductive and Inductive Order Paragraph ContentEssay Form The Thesis Statement Introductions and Conclusions Essay ContentFurther Exploration

PART 2: PATTERNS OF THINKING AND WRITING

Chapter 4: Illustration and Example Illustration-and-Example Thinking Elements of Illustration READING from "America’s Gambling Craze," by James Popkin with Katia Hetter Whole-to-Part Analysis Related Examples Similar Examples Contrasting ExamplesExtended ExamplesA Process Approach to Writing the Illustration-and-Example Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your TopicDraft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First DraftRevise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your WorkEdit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Comma Use Search and CorrectReflect Identify Successes Set GoalsStudent Sample of the Writing Process

Chapter 5: Narrative and DescriptionNarrative Thinking Elements of a Narrative READING from Fabrication, by Susan Neville Narrative Analysis Narrative as Proof Description as Picture Description as Main IdeaA Process Approach to Writing the Narrative Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your TopicDraft Consider Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First DraftRevise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your WorkEdit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Introductory Modifiers Search and CorrectReflect Identify Successes Set GoalsStudent Sample of Writing Process

Chapter 6: Process Process Thinking Elements of Process READING from "Polly Want a PhD?" by Mark Caldwell READING from "Leave-Taking," by Bailey White Time and Importance Process Analysis The Key DetailA Process Approach to Writing the Process Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your TopicDraft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First DraftRevise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your WorkEdit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Sentence Fragments Search and CorrectReflect Identify Successes Set GoalsStudent Sample of Writing Process

Chapter 7: Cause and Effect Cause-and-Effect Thinking Elements of Cause and Effect READING from "Born to Bicker," by Laurence Steinberg Causes, Effects, and Time Primary Causes and Conditions Reasons as CausesA Process Approach to Writing the Cause and Effect Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your TopicDraft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First DraftRevise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your WorkEdit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Pronoun Case and Pronoun Agreement Search and CorrectReflect Identify Successes Set GoalsStudent Sample of the Writing Process Going to the Next Level: Multiple-Paragraph Papers Dig Deeper Talk Cluster Freewrite BrainstormReview Essay Structure Sharpen Your Thesis

Chapter 8: Comparison and Contrast Comparision-and-Contrast Thinking Elements of Comparison and Contrast READING from "The Tapestry of Friendships," by Ellen Goodman Noticing Similarities and Differences Point-by-Point Analysis Elaborate on a Key Detail A Process Approach to Writing the Comparison-and-Contrast Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your Topic Draft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First Draft Revise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your Work Edit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Subordination and Coordination Search and Correct Reflect Identify Successes Set Goals Student Sample of the Writing Process Going to the Next Level: Multiple-Paragraph Papers Dig Deeper Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Essay Structure Form Connections across Paragraphs

Chapter 9: Definition Definition Thinking Elements of Definition READING from Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore Rename Your Subject Define with Negatives Definition and Analysis A Process Approach to Writing the Definition Paragraph Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your Topic Draft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Topic Sentence Organize and Connect Write a First Draft Revise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your Work Edit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Semicolon and Colon Use Search and Correct Reflect Identify Successes Set Goals Student Sample of the Writing Process Going to the Next Level: Multiple-Paragraph Papers Dig Deeper Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Essay Structure Consider Order of Importance

PART 3: INTEGRATING PATTERNS: SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Chapter 10: Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotation Paraphrase Summary Capturing the Main Idea Capturing the Details READING from "Lives Changed in a Split Second," by Charles Wheelan READING from "A Deadly Toll Is Haunting Football," by Ira Berkow READING from "Golf Course’s Closure Meant to Save Land," by Lori Hall Steele Providing an Overview READING from "Housework Still Women’s Work" READING from "Just Say No to DARE," by Dawn MacKeen READING from "Toy Story; Looking for Lessons," by Lisa Guernsey READING from "A Green Light for Sinful Drivers; It’s Election Time," by Suzanne Daley READING from "Tree Rings Show a Period of Widespread Warming in Medieval Age," by Kenneth Chang READING from "Two Portraits of Children of Divorce; Rosy and Dark," by Mary Duenwald Quotation Introducing Quotations Documenting Quotations READING from "Effects Of TV On Kids Becoming Less Remote," By Janet Kornblum Suggestions for Daily Practice

Chapter 11: Finding and Using Sources Selecting Sources Finding Sources Searching the Internet Searching Periodicals Databases Searching the Library Catalog Integrating Sources into Your Paper Citing Your Sources within Your Paper Listing Works Cited at the End of Your Paper

Chapter 12: The Essay Test Types of Essay Responses Sentence-Length Short Answer Paragraph-Length Short Answer The Essay Test Investigating Essay Responses in College Classes

Chapter 13: The Expository Essay Thinking in the Expository Mode Elements of Exposition READING from "A Simple Glass of Water" by Ted Fishman Assignments as Road Maps Outline and Organization A Process Approach to Writing the Expository Essay Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your Topic Draft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Writing: Introductions and Conclusions Organize and Connect Write a First Draft Revise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your Work Edit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Apostrophes Search and Correct Reflect Identify Successes Set Goals Student Sample of the Writing Process

Chapter 14: The Argumentative Essay Thinking and Argumentation Elements of Argument READING from "Too Much Homework, Too Little Play," by Kathy Seale Exploring Multiple Viewpoints Using Forms of Proof Ethical Proof Emotional and Logical Proof Evidence and Testimony READING from "Piercing Opens Body to Potential Health Risks," by Sherice Shields READING from "Service-Learning Satisfies Young People's Desire for Public Service" READING from "Calculators in Class: Freedom from Scratch Paper or 'Crutch'?" by Mark Clayton READING from "Fad Diets" READING from "Making Your Own Map—Success at a 2-Year College" READING from "Study Finds '20-something' Dating Culture Focused More on Seeking 'Low-Committment' Relationships Than Finding Marriage Partners" A Process Approach to Writing the Expository Essay Prewrite Talk Cluster Freewrite Brainstorm Review Your Prewriting and Define Your Topic Draft Consider Your Audience Focus Your Writing—Introductions and Conclusions Organize and Connect Manage Opposing Points of View Read for Testimony and Evidence READING from "A High-Volume World Takes a Toll on Ever Younger Ears," by Linda Kulman READING from "Oh #$@%*! The Rise in Public Profanity," by Samantha Bennett READING from "Keep Your Hormones Outside the Classroom!" by P. M. Fabian READING: "Screaming Me Me’s," by Christina Waters READING: "New Phys Ed Favors Fitness over Sports," by Kathy Slobogin Write a First Draft Revise Read Critically Read Peer Papers Rethink Your Work Edit Eliminate Your Usual Errors Focus on One Common Error—Minimize "You" in Your Writing Search and Correct Reflect Identify Successes Set Goals Student Sample of the Writing Process

PART 4: A TOOL KIT

Chapter 15: Building Vocabulary Strategies to Build Vocabulary Develop a Daily Approach Read and Write with a Dictionary and Thesaurus on Hand Getting Acquainted with a Dictionary READING from "Care of the Soul," by Thomas Moore Getting Acquainted with a Thesaurus READING from "Tiananmen Square," by John Simpson Improve Your Writing with Careful Word Choice READING from "On Compassion," by Barbara Lazear Ascher Learn Commonly Misused Words and Edit Carefully

Chapter 16: Sentence Basics The Simple Sentence The Subject The Predicate Expanding the Simple Sentence The Simple Sentence and Coordination The Compound Sentence and Coordination The Complex Sentence and Subordination Experimenting with Sentence Variety

Chapter 17: Sentence Variety and Style Vary Sentence Length READING from "Why Has Our Weather Gone Wild?" by Joseph D’Agnese READING from "Brave, Braver, Bravest," by Stewart Massad Vary the Placement of the Subject and Verb Use Repetition and Parallelism Repetition and Parallel Lists READING from "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr. READING from With These Hands, by Daniel Rothenberg Parallelism in Compounds

Chapter 18: Repairing Sentences Fragments Fragments and Punctuation Fragments and Dependence Fragments and Connecting Words Fragments and Phrases The Intentional Fragment Comma Splices Comma Splices and End Punctuation Comma Splices and Connecting Words Run-Ons Run-Ons and End Punctuation Run-Ons and Connecting Words Parallel Structure Words and Phrases Parallelism in Clauses and Consecutive Sentences Parallel Clauses Consecutive Sentences Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 19: Agreement and Consistency Verb Agreement Pairing Subjects and Verbs Inconsistent Verb Tense Pronoun Agreement Identifying Pronouns and Their Antecedents Detecting Errors in Pronoun Agreement Indefinite Pronouns and Agreement Pronoun Case Subjective and Objective Pronouns Compound and Comparative Forms Pronoun Consistency

Chapter 20: Punctuation Comma Commas and Conjunctions Commas and Introductory Modifiers Commas with Interrupters/Parenthetical Modifiers Commas in a Series Semicolon and Colon Semicolon Colon Quotation Marks Complete Sentences Partial Quotes Indirect Quotes Apostrophe Contractions Possessive Form

Part 5: READING AND THINKING CRITICALLY: TEXTS AND VISUALS

Chapter 21: Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing Skills Critical Reading and Thinking Before, While, and After Reading Make Personal Connections Before Reading: Preview the Test READING from "Bottle Caps," by Stuart Dybek While Reading: Make Personal Connections After Reading: Respond to a Reading through Questions Respond to a Reading by Writing Determine Important Information and Ideas Before Reading: Preview the Text READING "Night Walker," by Brent Staples While Reading: Determine Important Information and Ideas After Reading: Respond to a Reading through Questions Respond to a Reading by Writing Ask Questions to Focus and Clarify Before Reading: Preview the Text READING "In the Current," by J. Ann Beard While Reading: Ask Questions to Focus and Clarify After Reading: Respond to a Reading through Questions Respond to a Reading by Writing Draw Inferences Before Reading: Preview the Text READING from The Corrosion of Character, by Richard Sennett While Reading: Draw Inferences After Reading: Respond to a Reading through Questions Respond to a Reading by Writing Build on What You Have Learned: Additional Readings READING "You've Got Hate Mail," by Lydie Raschka READING "The Body of the Beholder" by Michele Ingrassia READING "Smart Pills" by William Speed Weed READING "SARS: A Rehearsal?" by Frank Clancy READING "Nature or Nurture?" by Robert Sapolsky Reading "Keeping Hands on Wheel, and on Bow, and Strings," by Dan Barry Using Photographs to Think and Write with a Critical Voice Get Close-up Look for the Story Observe the Details Define an Object State an Opinion

Chapter 22: Group Work: Collaboration and Public Speaking Collaborative Study and Work Understanding the Collaborative Task Understanding Approaches to Collaborative Study and Work Challenges in Collaborative Work Speaking in Public Understanding the task Evaluating the audience and creating your "speaker self" Preparing to speak Giving the speech

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