Table of Contents

PART I: Writing the College Paragraph

PART II: Paragraph and Essay Development

PART III: Building Powerful Sentences

PART IV: Building Verb Skills

PART V: Using Other Parts of Speech

PART VI: Building Punctuation and Capitalization Skills

PART VII: Achieving Balance in Writing

PART VIII: Reading


Earth Science: Lost and Found at Sea

Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens, excerpt from Prentice-Hall Earth Science, “Shoes and Toys as Drift Meters”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “Floating Reminders Wash Ashore”

Sociology: Getting By in the United States

John Macionis, excerpt from Sociology, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”

Seth Harris, “Living with the Minimum Wage”

Nutrition: What’s Hiding in Your Food?

Joan Salge Blake, excerpt from Nutrition and You

Doriliz DeLeon, “Start at the Store: 7 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness”

Business: Dress Codes at Work

Lydia E. Anderson and Sandra B. Bolt, excerpt from Professionalism, “Wrongful Termination: Can You Be Fired Because of Your Tattoos?”

Dulce Gonzales Narcisse, “Tattoo Discrimination at the Workplace”

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “EEOC Laws for Dress Code”