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    College Writing Skills with Readings

    ISBN-10: 0073371661
    ISBN-13: 9780073371665
    Author(s): John Langan
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    Edition: 8th
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 832
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.948
    Language: English

    Readings Listed by Rhetorical Mode
    To the Instructor
    Essay Writing
    An Introduction to Writing
    Point and Support
    Structure of the Traditional Essay
    Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay
    Writing as a Skill
    Writing as a Process of Discovery
    Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others
    Keeping a Journal
    Tips on Using a Computer
    Review Activities
    Using This Text
    The Writing Process
    Prewriting
    Writing a First Draft
    Revising
    Editing
    Review Activities
    The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
    Begin with a Point, or Thesis
    Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence
    Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
    The Third Step in Essay Writing
    Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
    Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
    Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specifi c Evidence
    The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
    Revising Sentences
    Editing Sentences
    Practice in Revising Sentences
    Four Bases for Revising Essays
    Unity
    Support
    Coherence
    Sentence Skills
    Practice in Using the Four Bases
    Patterns of Essay Development
    Introduction to Essay Development
    Important Considerations in Essay Development
    Patterns of Essay Development
    Description
    Reading: Lou’s Place Beth Johnson
    Narration
    Reading: The Yellow Ribbon Pete Hamill
    Exemplifi cation
    Reading: Dad Andrew H. Malcolm
    Process
    Reading: How to Do Well on a Job Interview Glenda Davis
    Cause and Effect
    Reading: Taming the Anger Monster Anne Davidson
    Comparison or Contrast
    Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis
    Definition
    Reading: Television Addiction Marie Winn
    Division-Classifi cation
    Reading: Wait Divisions Tom Bodett
    Argument
    Reading: Ban the Things. Ban Them All. Molly Ivins
    Special Skills
    Taking Essay Exams
    Writing a Summary
    Writing a Report
    Writing a R�sum� and Cover Letter
    Using the Library and the Internet
    Writing a Research Paper
    Handbook of Sentence Skills
    Grammar
    Subjects and Verbs
    Fragments
    Run-Ons
    Regular and Irregular Verbs
    Subject-Verb Agreement
    Additional Information about Verbs
    Pronoun Agreement and Reference
    Pronoun Types
    Adjectives and Adverbs
    Misplaced Modifi ers
    Dangling Modifi ers
    Mechanics
    Manuscript Form
    Capital Letters
    Numbers and Abbreviations
    Punctuation
    Apostrophe
    Quotation Marks
    Comma
    Other Punctuation Marks
    Word Use
    Spelling Improvement
    Commonly Confused Words
    Effective Word Choice
    Editing Tests
    ESL Pointers
    Correction Symbols
    Readings for Writers
    Introduction to the Readings
    Looking Inward
    Three Passions Bertrand Russell
    Shame Dick Gregory
    I Became Her Target Roger Wilkins
    Stepping into the Light Tanya Savory
    A Hanging George Orwell
    Observing Others
    The Professor Is a Dropout Beth Johnson
    The Certainty of Fear Audra Kendall
    What’s Wrong with Schools? Teacher Plays Student, Learns to Lie and Cheat Casey Banas
    Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising Ann McClintock
    Confronting Problems
    Single-Sex Schools: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come Diane Urbina
    Here’s to Your Health Joan Dunayer
    Sleeping Your Way to the Top Sora Song
    How to Make It in College, Now That You’re Here Brian O’Keeney
    College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening? David Daniels
    Seven Ways to Keep the Peace at Home Daniel A. Sugarman
    In Praise of the F Word Mary Sherry
    Is Sex All That Matters? Joyee Garity
    A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter Steve Lopez
    Reading Comprehension Chart
    Instructor’s Guide
    Suggested Approaches and Techniques
    A Model Syllabus
    Suggested Answers to the Discussion
    Questions in Part Five
    Diagnostic Tests
    Appendix: A Writer’s Journal (Student edition only)
    Index

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