All in One Basic Writing Text, Workbook, and Reader

ISBN-10: 0135309409
ISBN-13: 9780135309407
Edition: 4th 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $148.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 515
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Based on the belief that those studying basic or developmental English should be reading, writing, and learning grammarat the same time rather than separately this book offers a wide range of materials that meet the multiple needs of basic writers.Three books in one, it provides 1) a comprehensive writing skills text and workbook for developmental English; 2) an anthology of acclaimed reading selections of enduring literary value edited and annotated for basic writers; and 3) a vocabulary builder with vocabulary exercises based on words in the readings. Exposes readers to the classics written by a diverse range of authors -- i.e., works of enduring value by acclaimed authors such as Aesop Shakespeare, Thoreau, Cervantes, and works of modern writers such as Richard Wright, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Maya Angelou that are likely to become classics in the future. Utilizes the “double-correction method” integrated with coverage of the writing and editing process to give readers an individualized means of learning from past errors. Features two chapters for ESL writers:English Idioms for ESL Writers andAdvice for ESL Writers . For anyone wanting solid instruction in basic writing, remedial or developmental English, or English as a Second Language.

An Approach to Writing
Introduction: Getting Started
What Is a Composition?
Planning Your Essay: The Thesis
Planning Your Essay: Creating Ideas and Paragraphs
Improving Your Paragraphs
Essay Patterns
Editing Your Writing
The Appearance of Your Paper
The Double-Correction Method
The Sentence
Building a Sentence
How to Avoid Sentence Fragments
How to Avoid Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Style: Clarity, Coherence, and Grace
Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
The Past Tense
The Past Participle: When To Use It and When Not To
Progressive Tenses: Present and Past
Tense Consistency
Diction: Using the Right Word
Using the Correct Part of Speech
Articles:The, A, An
Confusing Words
English Idioms for ESL Writers
Special Grammar Pointers
Advice for ESL Writers
Word Endings
Using Pronouns Correctly
Avoiding Double Negatives
Using Modifiers Correctly
Mechanics
Capitalization
Spelling
Punctuation
Reader and Vocabulary Builder
“The Treasure in the Orchard
FromDon Quixote
FromRomeo and Juliet
From “Motherhood
From, “Civil Disobedience
“I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
From “Spiritual Training
FromAbraham Lincoln
FromThe Little Prince
“Salvation” fromThe Big Sea
FromBlack Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
“Passports to Understanding
From “The World House
FromThe Diary of a Young Girl
FromAngela's Ashes

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