Table of Contents

PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO READING AND WRITING 
1 An Overview of the Reading Process (with Writing) 
2 An Overview of the Writing Process (with Reading)

PART TWO    READING, WRITING, AND ORGANIZING PARAGRAPHS
3 Topics, Main Ideas, and Topic Sentences 
4 Details, Transitions, and Implied Main Ideas 
5 Organization: Basic Patterns 
6 Organization: Additional Patterns 
7 Strategies for Revising Paragraphs 

PART THREE READING AND WRITING ESSAYS 
8 Reading, Planning, and Organizing Essays 
9 Drafting and Revising Essays 
10 Reading and Writing Essays with Multiple Patterns 
11 Writing Essays Using Sources 

PART FOUR CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING 
12 Critical Thinking: Making and Inferences Analyzing the Author’s Message
13 Critical Thinking: Evaluating the Author’s Techniques 
14 Critical Thinking: Reading and Writing Arguments 

PART FIVE THEMATIC READER: WRITING IN RESPONSE TO READING
Theme 1: Crime in the 21st Century: Technology and Trafficking
Theme 2: Journalism: A Changing Field in a Digital Age
Theme 3: Sports and Society

PART SIX REVIEWING THE BASICS 
A. UNDERSTANDING THE PARTS OF SPEECH 
B. UNDERSTANDING THE PARTS OF SENTENCES 
C. AVOIDING SENTENCE ERRORS 
D. WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES 
E. USING PUNCTUATION CORRECTLY 
F. MANAGING MECHANICS AND SPELLING 

Credits

Index