English Skills

ISBN-10: 0073533300

ISBN-13: 9780073533308

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: John Langan
List price: $134.00
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Description: English Skills features John Langan's trademark crystal-clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effectve writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. The new edition adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested material from previous editions.

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Book details

List price: $134.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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
Writing a First Draft
Review Activities
The First and Second Steps in Writing
Step 1: Begin With a Point
Step 2: 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
Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
The Fourth Step in Writing
Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
Revising Sentences
Editing Sentences
Practice in Revising Sentences
Four Bases for Revising Writing
Base 1: Unity
Base 2: Support
Base 3: Coherence
Base 4: 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
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Division and Classification
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
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Subjects and Verbs
Sentence Sense
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Word Use
Using the Dictionary
Improving Spelling
Vocabulary Development
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
ESL Pointers
Combined Mastery Tests
Editing Tests
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Reading Comprehension Chart
Appendix: Answers and Charts
Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects
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