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Christine Root

Ready to Write More, Second Edition, builds on the tremendous success of the Ready to Write series. WiIh Ready to Write More, intermediate to high-intermediate students learn paragraph development and gain essay skills essential for successful academic work.

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Presentation of organizational principles of sound academic writing, rTvritingtopic 6entences, maintaining unity and coherence, such _a9 making and suppoding a point, using transitions, writing clear

introductory and concluding paragraphs Activities that help students apply these organizational principles to major rhetorical forms, such as classification, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, and problem and solution

New in the Second Edition I Extensive and guided practice in all steps of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing I Peer-editing worksheets r Web-based activities The Ready to Write series includes Get Ready to Write Ready to Write, Third Edition Ready to Write More, Second Edition

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Karen Blanchard
Ghristine Root

Quick Reference Guide Introduction
THE ELEMENTS OF GOOD WRITING CHAPTER
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Getting Ready to Write
Writing Paragraphs
Revising and Editing

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CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4

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Writing Essays
TYPES OF ESSAYS

CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER A CHAPTER 9

Process
Division and Classification

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Causes and Effects Comparison/Contrast Problem/Solution
WRITING FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

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CHAPTER 10 Writing Summaries CHAPTER
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Expressing Your OPinions

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CHAPTER 12 Writing Essays for Undergraduate and Graduate School APPlications

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Answer Key

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Elements of good writing Subject
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Prewriting

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Revising and Editing

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Prewriting methods Brainstorming Clustering Freewriting Keeping a joumal

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Writing guidelines
Functions of a topic sentence State the topic of the paragraph Identifu the focus Logical organization Time order Spatial order Order of importance Add transitions

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Agreement of subjects and verbs Agreement of pronouns and nouns Agreement of possessive and nouns or pronouns Sentence fragments Run-on sentences Punctuation Capitalization Conquer confusing words

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Functions of the introductory paragraph of an essay Capture the reader's interest Provide background information State the thesis

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s"rcessful techniques for writing the introductory paragraph of :rn essay Move from general to specific
Use an anecdote Use a quotation Ask a question Present facts and statistics Use a combination of the above

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Functions of a thesis statement Identifu the subject of the essay State the purpose of the essay Tell the focus of the subject

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Function of the body paragraphs
Analyze body paragraphs: details, facts, examples Successful techniques for writing a concluding paragraph Restate your main points Ask a question Suggest a solution, make a recommendation or prediction

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Introduction
n Wite Mare, Second Fiition, is a writing skills text designed for intermediate and high. intermediate students who are ready to write more than paragraph-level pieces. It is intended to build on the fundamentals of paragraph writing that students leamed in Get Ready n rVritn and Ready nWritz. and to give them the confidence they need to venture into the realm of writing Ionger pieces.
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APPROACH
because different languages organize information differently, students need to be shown how to organize information in English if they are to write effective essays in English. Beyond thaq students also need to understand that good writing is not necessarily a natural gift. It is a network of complex skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered. The text teaches competency in these skills by taking students on a step'by-step progression through the processes that promote good writingReady

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The first four chapters of Ready n Write More comprise an overview of the building blocla of good writing: prewriting, the elements of paragraph writing, revising and editing, and the basics of essay writing. Chapters 5-9 present practice in writing five-paragraph essays of process, division and classification, causes and effects, comparison/contlast, and problem/solution. \7e recognize that many essays do not conform to the five-paragraph format but believe that it is helpful to students in that it gives them a structure that they can always fall back on. In Chapters 10 and 11, students practice writing summaries and expressing their opinions, both of which are necessary for Chapter 12, in which they cornplete a sample application form and write essays for undergraduate and graduate school applications. The activities in Ready n Write Msre are intended to help students become comperent, independent writers by engaging them in t}re process of writing and by encouraging them to explore and organize their ideas in writing. Students are called upon to write often and on a broad range of meaningful, thought-provoking, and interesting topics. The tasks are presented in a clear, straightforward manner and lend themselves to ease of instmction. Incorporated into the tasks is a variety of follow-up personal- and peer-revision activities. Although R ady nWrite More is a writing book, students practice their reading, speaking, listening, and analytical skills as they progress through the text.

THE SECOND EDITION
The Second Edition features

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to prei.rrriting, and rcaising and editing more guided practice in each step of the writing process, including more practice on writing thesis stolterrler,lts updated flwdcl parograpls and esscys peer.editing worlcsheets Web-baseil exercises

updated presentation of the steps of the writing process

Two populan features from the First Edition, "You Be the Editor" and "On Your Olvn," appear r.gul"rh th,roughout Reab aViteMsre. "You Be the Editor" provides effective practice in and proofreading to help students monitor their own etrors, especially those of presented in Chapter 3, Revising and Editing. An arywer key is included for these the type .exercises. "On Your Ovrn" provides snrdents with further individual practice in the skills they have leamed. In the first four chapters of the text are "Chapter Highlights," a review section that crystallizes for students the key points they will need to keep in mind as they work through the rest of the book.

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We hope that you and your students enjoy working through this text now that they are ready write more.

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