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College Writing Skills with Readings

ISBN-10: 0072460474
ISBN-13: 9780072460476
Edition: 5th 2001
Authors: John Langan
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Book details

List price: $63.75
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/26/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Essay Writing (Indicates New Reading)
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 a Journal Using a Computer Review Activities Using This Text
The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revision 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 Specific 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
Description Reading: Lou's Place
Narration Reading: The Yellow Ribbon
Examples Reading: Dad
Process Reading: How To Do Well On A Job Interview
Cause and Effect Reading: Why Do Most Mothers Cradle Their Babies in the Left Arm?
Comparison and Contrast Reading: American Family Life: The Changing Picture
Definition Reading: Television Addiction
Division and Classification Reading: Wait Divisions
Argumentation Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All
Special Skills
Taking Essay Exams
Writing a Summary
Writing a Report
Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter
Using The Library and 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 Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers 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
Readings for Writing
Introduction To The Readings Looking Inward Thank You, Alex Haley Shame
I Became Her Target
The Ambivalence of Abortion
Smash Thy Neighbor
A Hanging
In My Day
A Love Affair With Books
Observing Others
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
The Monster
Why Are Students Turned Off?
Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising
Confronting Problems Bombs Bursting In Air
Kids and Computers: Digital Danger
Date Rape
Here's To Your Health
How To Make It In College, Now That You're Here
College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?
Seven Ways To Keep The Peace at Home
In Praise of the F Word
Is Sex all That Matters?
Reading Comprehension Chart
Acknowledgements
Index
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