College Writing Skills

ISBN-10: 0073371653

ISBN-13: 9780073371658

Edition: 8th 2011

Authors: John Langan
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Book details

List price: $141.33
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
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
Base 1: Unity
Base 2: Support
Base 3: Coherence
Base 4: 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 Rsum 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
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