English Skills with Readings

ISBN-10: 0073371688
ISBN-13: 9780073371689
Edition: 8th 2012
Authors: John Langan
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Book details

List price: $141.33
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 824
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

English Skills with Readings features John Langan's trademark crystal-clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. This edition of the book adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested materials from previous editions.

To the Instructor
Basic Principles of Effective Writing
An Introduction to Writing
Understanding Point and Support
An Overview: How the Book is Organized
Benefits of Paragraph Writing
Writing as a Skill
Writing as a Process of Discovery
Keeping a Journal
Using This Text
The Writing Process
COnsidering Purpose and Audience
Prewriting
Writing a First Draft
Revising
Editing
Review Activities
The First and Second Steps in Writing
Begin With a Point
Support the Point with Specific Evidence
Reinforcing Point and Support
The Importance of Specific Details
The Importance of Adequate Details
Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
The Third Step in Writing
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
The Fourth Step in Writing
Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
Revising Sentences
Editing Sentences
Practice in Revising Sentences
Four Bases for Revising Writing
Unity
Support
Coherence
Sentence Skills
Practice in Using the Four Bases
Paragraph Development
Introduction to Paragraph Development
Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
Important Considerations in Paragraph Development
Using a Computer
Using Peer Review
Doing a Personal Review
Exemplification
Process
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Definition
Division and Classification
Description
Narration
Argument
Additional Paragraph Assignments
Essay Development
Writing the Essay
What Is an Essay?
Important Points About the Essay
Essays to Consider
Planning the Essay
Practice in Writing the Essay
Essay Writing Assignments
Research Skills
Using the Library and the Internet
Writing a Research Paper
Handbook of Sentence Skills
Preview
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
Sentence Sense
Fragments
Run-Ons
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Mechanics3
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
Punctuation
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Comma
Other Punctuation Marks
Word Use
Using the Dictionary
Improving Spelling
Vocabulary Development
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
ESL Pointers
Practice
Combined Mastery Tests
Editing Tests
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Readings for Writers
Introduction to the Readings
"All the Good Things,"
"Rowing the Bus,"
"The Scholarship Jacket,"
"Joe Davis: A Cool Man,"
"The Fist, the Clay, and the Rock,"
"What Good Familes Are Doing Right,"
"Do It Better!" Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey
"Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name,"
"Let's Really Reform Our Schools,"
"How They Get You to Do That,"
*"Managing Conflicts in Relationships,"
"Extra Large, Please,"
"The Most Hateful Words,"
*"Group Pressure,"
*"In the Beginning,"
"From Father to Son, Last Words to Live by,"
"A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath,"
Reading Comprehension Chart
Appendix: Answers and Charts
Preview
Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects
Charts
Acknowledgments
Index

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