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Paragraph Essentials, First Edition
Linda Wong
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Chapter 1: The Writing Process
Exercise 1: Brainstorming
Exercise 2: Clustering
Exercise 3: Freewriting
Exercise 4: Narrowing the Topic
Exercise 5: Narrowing a Topic to Suit a Specific Audience

Chapter 2: Writing Effective Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Topic Sentence and Concluding Sentence
Exercise 2: Proofreading and Editing

Chapter 3: Narrative Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Generating Ideas
Exercise 2: A Narrative: Bigfoot
Exercise 3: A Narrative: Intimidated by Mice

Chapter 4: Descriptive Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Objective and Subjective Descriptions
Exercise 2: Positive and Negative Central Impressions
Exercise 3: Using Sensory Details
Exercise 4: Proofreading: A Descriptive Paragraph

Chapter 5: Process Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Freewriting
Exercise 2: Steps in an Irony Process Paragraph
Exercise 3: Process Paragraph: Winter Driving
Exercise 4: Process Paragraph: Buying a Car
Exercise 5: Proofreading: Fighting the River


Chapter 6: Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Narrowing the Topic
Exercise 2: Checklist for Revising Your Paragraph
Exercise 3: Contrast Paragraph: Quilting Techniques
Exercise 4: Comparison Paragraph: Higher Education
Exercise 5: Proofreading: Strange Weather Phenomena

Chapter 7: Exemplification and Classification Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Writing Topic Sentences: Exemplification Paragraph
Exercise 2: Classification Paragraph: Fujita Scale
Exercise 3: Proofreading: Sleep Disorders

Chapter Eight: Definition Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Brainstorming to Generate Ideas
Exercise 2: Clichés
Exercise 3: Etymology: Interesting Word Histories
Exercise 4: Definition Paragraph: Job Analysis
Exercise 5: Identifying Cliches

Chapter Nine: Cause-Effect Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Cause-Effect Paragraph: Smoking
Exercise 2: Proofreading: Headaches
Exercise 3: Proofreading: Weather Satellites
Exercise 4: Revising for Parallelism
Exercise 5: Avoiding Wordiness
Exercise 6: Sentence Combining
Exercise 7: Writing Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences
Exercise 8: Sentence Variety

Chapter Ten: Summary Paragraphs
Exercise 1: Reading for Meaning
Exercise 2: Action Verbs
Exercise 3: Locating an Article to Summarize

Chapter Eleven: Paragraph Answers for Test Questions
Exercise 1: Academic Preparation Questionnaire
Exercise 2: Test-Taking Strategies
Exercise 3: Summary Notes
Exercise 4: Sharing One of Your Responses-Excerpt 1
Exercise 5: Sharing One of Your Responses-Excerpt 2
Exercise 6: Sharing One of Your Responses-Excerpt 3
Exercise 7: Sharing One of Your Responses-Excerpt 4


Chapter Twelve: Essays
Exercise 1: The Writing Process for Essays
Exercise 2: Writing a Thesis Statement 1
Exercise 3: Writing a Thesis Statement 2
Exercise 4: Your Writing Assignment
Exercise 5: Preparing for Essay Tests




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