Steps in Composition

ISBN-10: 0131100696
ISBN-13: 9780131100695
Edition: 8th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $144.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

(Each chapter begins with Springboards to Thinking and ends with Refresher Exercise and Springboards to Writing.)
Essay: ldquo;Rambos of the Roadrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Road Rage
The Vocabulary of Road Rage
Spelling: Methods to Improve Your Spelling
The Writing Process
Prewriting Techniques
Purposes for Writing
Audience
The Topic Sentence
Paragraph Development
Essay: ldquo;Fire, Hope, and Charityrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of a Troubled Society
The Vocabulary of a Healthy Society
Spelling: Sound-Alikes
Paragraph Development
Ordering of Details in a Paragraph
Revising a Paragraph
Essay: ldquo;My Daughter Smokesrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Cigarette Addiction
The Vocabulary of Cigarette Addiction
Spelling: Spelling Rule - Changing y to i
The Sentence Fragment
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
Essay: ldquo;Pursuit of Happinessrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Women in a Traditional Culture
The Vocabulary of Women in Mainstream America
Spelling: Proofreading
Coordination
Subordination
A Special Case of Subordination
Essay: ldquo;The Black Table Is Still Thererdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Racism
The Vocabulary of Racism
Spelling: Capitalization
The -s Verb Ending
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Irregular Verbs
The -ed Verb Ending
Verb Tense Consistency
Essay: ldquo;The Ugly Truth about Beautyrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Self-Image
The Vocabulary of Self-Image
Spelling: Commonly Confused Words
Pronoun Choice
Pronoun Agreement
Pronoun Reference and Consistency
Essay: ldquo;Teenagers in Dreamlandrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Today''s Adolescent Subculture
The Vocabulary of Today''s Adolescent Subculture
Spelling: Spelling Rule -ie and ei
From Paragraph Principles to Essay Writing
Finding a Writing Topic, Drafting a Thesis Statement, Forming Main Body Ideas
The Introductory Paragraph
The Concluding Paragraph
Revising an Essay
Essay: ldquo;Abortion Is Too Complex to Feel All One Way Aboutrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of the Pro-Choice Movement
The Vocabulary of the Right-to-Life Movement
Spelling: The Apostrophe
The Comma
Other Marks of Punctuation
Essay: ldquo;Rapping Nastyrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Censorship
The Vocabulary of Censorship
Spelling: Plurals
The Unified Essay
Words of Transition
Key Words: Deliberate Repetition
Essay: ldquo;The Sins of the Parentsrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of the Troubled Family
The Vocabulary of the Untroubled Family
Spelling: To Split or Not to Split
Using the Right Word
Informal Language
Essay: ldquo;Money and Freedomrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of the Financial World
The Vocabulary of Avoiding Burnout
Spelling: Spelling Rule - Dropping the Final e
Parallelism, Misplaced Modifiers, Dangling Modifiers
Essay: ldquo;The Shadow of a Strangerrdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of a Violent Society
The Vocabulary of a Violent Society
Spelling: Doubling
The Descriptive Essay
The Narrative Essay
The Example Essay
The Process Essay
Essay: ldquo;The Way We Lierdquo;
Reading Survey
Vocabulary Building
The Vocabulary of Lying
The Vocabulary of Lying
Spelling: Prefixes and Suffixes
The Comparison/Contrast Essay
The Classification Essay
The Cause and Effect Essay
The Definition Essay
The Argument Essay
Critical Thinking - Logic
Common Prefixes and Suffixes
Spelling Demons
Index

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