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Real Skills with Readings Sentences and Paragraphs for College, Work, and Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0312487339
ISBN-13: 9780312487331
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Susan Anker
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List price: $87.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Getting Off to a Good Start
Staying in College: Advice from Those Who Have Been There
Meet the Students
Meet the Challenges
Identify Problems and Solutions
Identify the Problems
Identify People and Resources That Can Help
List Possible Solutions
Act
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Doing Well in College: Strategies for Success
Get Organized with a Course Notebook
Manage Your Time
Make a Course Calendar
Make a General Calendar
Make the Most of Your Class Time
Improve Your Reading Skills
Find the Main Point and Support
Main Point
Support
Know How to Read Textbooks
Take Careful Notes in Class
Know How to Take Tests
Listen to Spoken Directions
Survey the Whole Test Before Starting
Read the Written Directions Carefully
Think Critically
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Understanding Your Learning Style: Ways to Use Your Strengths
Find Your Learning Style
Use Your Learning Style in College
Visual
Auditory
Read/Write
Kinesthetic
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Writing Paragraphs
Understanding the Basics of Good Writing: How to Write in College and Other Formal Settings
Understand the Basics of Good Writing
Audience and Purpose: Getting What You Want from Your Words
Main Point and Support
Understand What a Paragraph Is
Understand the Writing Process
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Narrowing and Exploring Your Topic: How to Decide What to Write About
Narrow Your Topic
Explore Your Topic
Freewrite
Brainstorm
Map or Cluster
Keep a Journal
Use the Internet
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Writing Your Paragraph: How to Put Your Ideas Together
Make a Point
Support Your Point
Make a Plan
Write a Draft
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Improving Your Paragraph: How to Make It the Best It Can Be
Understand What Revision Is
Get Feedback
Improve Your Support
Check the Arrangement of Your Ideas
Time Order
Space Order
Order of Importance
Title Your Paragraph
Check for the Four Basics of a Good Paragraph
Edit Your Paragraph
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review
Developing Your Paragraph: Different Ways to Present Your Ideas
Narration
Outline a Narration Paragraph
Write a Narration Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Narration
Illustration
Outline an Illustration Paragraph
Write an Illustration Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Illustration
Description
Outline a Description Paragraph
Write a Description Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Description
Process Analysis
Outline a Process Analysis Paragraph
Write a Process Analysis Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Process Analysis
Classification
Outline a Classification Paragraph
Write a Classification Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Classification
Definition
Outline a Definition Paragraph
Write a Definition Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Definition
Comparison and Contrast
Outline a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph
Write a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Comparison/Contrast
Cause and Effect
Outline a Cause/Effect Paragraph
Write a Cause/Effect Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Cause/Effect
Argument
Outline an Argument Paragraph
Write an Argument Paragraph
Practice the Four Basics of Argument
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Moving from Paragraphs to Essays: How to Write Longer Papers
Understand Essay Structure
Write an Essay
Narrow Your Topic
Write a Thesis Statement
Support Your Thesis Statement and Write Topic Sentences
Make a Plan
Write, Revise, and Edit
Practice Together
Chapter Review
TEST
Editing for the Four Most Serious Errors
The Complete Sentence: Key Parts to Know
The Four Most Serious Errors
Understand What a Sentence Is
Find Subjects
Subject Nouns
Subject Pronouns
Singular and Plural Subjects
Prepositional Phrases
Find Verbs
Action Verbs
Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Decide If There Is a Complete Thought
Six Basic English Sentence Patterns
Edit for Sentence Elements in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Fragments: Sentences That Are Missing a Key Part
Understand What Fragments Are
In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Fragments?
Find and Correct Fragments
Fragments That Start with a Prepositional Phrase
Fragments That Start with a Dependent Word
Fragments That Start with an ing Verb
Fragments That Start with to and a Verb
Fragments That Start with an Example or Explanation
Edit Fragments in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Run-Ons and Comma Splices: Two Sentences Joined Incorrectly
Understand What Run-Ons and Comma Splices Are
In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Run-Ons and Comma Splices?
Find and Correct Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Add a Period oR a Semicolon
Add a Comma and a Coordinating Conjunction
Add a Subordinating Conjunction (Dependent Word)
Edit Run-Ons and Comma Splices in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Subject-Verb Agreement Problems: Subjects and Verbs That Do Not Match
Understand What Subject-Verb Agreement Is
In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Subject-Verb Agreement Errors?
Find and Correct Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement
The Verb Is a Form of Be, Have, or Do
Words Come between the Subject and the Verb
The Sentence Has a Compound Subject
The Subject Is an Indefinite Pronoun
The Verb Comes before the Subject
Edit Subject-Verb Agreement Problems in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Verbs: The Past Tense
Understand Regular Verbs in the Past Tense
In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Use the Correct Tense?
Understand Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
Understand Four Very Irregular Verbs
The Verb Be
The Verb Have
Can/Could and Will/Would
Edit Past-Tense Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Verbs: The Past Participle
Understand the Past Participle
Use the Past Participle Correctly
Past Participles of Regular Verbs
Past Participles of Irregular Verbs
Present Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Tense
Passive versus Active Voice
Edit Past-Participle Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
TEST
Editing for Other Sentence Grammar
Nouns: Using Plural Forms
Understand What Nouns Are
Form Plural Nouns Correctly
Regular Plural Nouns
Irregular Plural Nouns
Edit Nouns in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Pronouns: Using Substitutes for Nouns
Understand What Pronouns Are
Find and Correct Pronoun Problems
Make Pronouns Agree
Indefinite Pronouns
Collective Nouns
Check Pronoun Reference
Use the Right Type of Pronoun
Pronouns Used with Compound Subjects and Objects
Pronouns Used in Comparisons
Who versus Whom
Edit Pronouns in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Adjectives and Adverbs: Describing Which One? or How?
Understand What Adjectives and Adverbs Are
Use Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Choosing between Adjectives and Adverbs
Using Adjectives and Adverbs in Comparisons
Understanding Good, Well, Bad, and Badly
Edit Adjective and Adverbs in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers: Avoiding Confusing Descriptions
Understand What Misplaced Modifiers Are
Find and Correct Misplaced Modifiers
Understand What Dangling Modifiers Are
Find and Correct Dangling Modifiers
Edit Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Illogical Shifts: Avoiding Inconsistencies
Understand Consistent Tense
Find and Correct Inconsistent Tenses
Understand Consistent Person
Find and Correct Inconsistent Person
Edit Shifts in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Formal English and ESL Concerns: Grammar Trouble Spots for Multilingual Students
Subjects
Pronouns
Verbs
Negatives
Questions
The Simple Tenses
Simple Present
Simple Past
Simple Future
The Perfect Tenses
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Future Perfect
The Progressive Tenses
Modal Auxiliaries/Helping Verbs
Gerunds and Infinitives
Articles
Prepositions
Prepositions after Adjectives
Prepositions after Verbs
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Test
Editing to Combine and Improve Sentences
Coordination: Joining Sentences with Related Ideas
Understand What Coordination Is
Use Coordination to Join Sentences
Using Coordinating Conjunctions
Using Semicolons
Edit for Coordination in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Subordination: Joining Sentences with Related Ideas
Understand What Subordination Is
Use Subordination to Combine Sentences
Edit for Subordination in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Parallelism: Balancing Ideas
Understand What Parallelism Is
Use Parallel Structure
Parallelism in Pairs and Lists
Parallelism in Comparisons
Parallelism with Certain Paired Words
Edit for Parallelism in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Test
Editing Words in Sentences
Word Choice: Using the Right Words
Understand the Importance of Choosing Words Carefully
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Avoid Four Common Word-Choice Problems
Vague Words
Slang
Wordy Language
Clichs
Edit for Word Choice in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Commonly Confused Words: Avoiding Mistakes with Sound-Alikes
Understand Why Certain Words Are Commonly Confused
Use Commonly Confused Words Correctly
Edit Commonly Confused Words in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Spelling: Using the Right Letters
Understand the Importance of Spelling Correctly
Practice Spelling Correctly
Five Steps to Better Spelling
Remember Ten Troublemakers
Defeat Your Personal Spelling Demons
Learn about Commonly Confused Words
Learn Six Spelling Rules
Check a Spelling List
Edit Spelling Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Test
Editing for Punctuation and Mechanics
Commas ,
Understand What Commas Do
Use Commas Correctly
Commas between Items in a Series
Commas in Compound Sentences
Commas after Introductory Words
Commas around Appositives and Interrupters
Commas around Adjective Clauses
Other Uses for Commas
Commas with Quotation Marks
Commas in Addresses
Commas in Dates
Commas with Names
Commas with Yes or No
Edit Commas in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Apostrophes
Understand What Apostrophes Do
Use Apostrophes Correctly
Apostrophes to Show Ownership
Its or Its
Apostrophes in Contractions
Apostrophes with Letters, Numbers, and Time
Edit Apostrophes in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Quotation Marks " "
Understand What Quotation Marks Do
Use Quotation Marks Correctly
Quotation Marks for Direct Quotations
Setting off a Quotation within Another Quotation
No Quotation Marks for Indirect Quotations
Quotation Marks for Certain Titles
Edit Quotation Marks in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Other Punctuation ; : ( ) -- -
Understand What Punctuation Does
Use Punctuation Correctly
Semicolon ;
Semicolons to Join Two Closely Related Sentences
Semicolons When Items in a List Contain Commas
Colon :
Colons before Lists
Colons before Explanations or Examples
Colons in Business Correspondence and before Subtitles
Parentheses ( )
Dash
Hyphen -
Hyphens to Join Words That Form a Single Description
Hyphens to Divide a Word at the End of a Line
Edit Other Punctuation in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Capitalization: Using Capital Letters
Understand Capitalization
Use Capitalization Correctly
Capitalization of Sentences
Capitalization of Names of Specific People, Places, Dates, and Things
People
Places
Dates
Organizations, Companies, and Groups
Languages, Nationalities, and Religions
Courses
Commercial Products
Capitalization of Titles
Edit for Capitalization in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review
Test
Editing Review Test 1: Part 3
Editing Review Test 2: Part 3
Editing Review Test 3: Parts 3-4
Editing Review Test 4: Parts 3-4
Editing Review Test 5: Parts 3-5
Editing Review Test 6: Parts 3-5
Editing Review Test 7: Parts 3-6
Editing Review Test 8: Parts 3-6
Editing Review Test 9: Parts 3-7
Editing Review Test 10: Parts 3-7
Readings for Writers
Introduction to the Readings
Narration
"Reaching My Goal"
"From the Welfare Rolls, a Mothers View"
"A Brothers Murder"
Illustration
"My Mother, My Hero"
"How Boys Become Men"
"Homeless"
Description
"Airports Are For Watching People"
"The Jacket"
"Laughing in English"
Process Analysis
"Hand-Washing Techniques"
"How to Live After Loss"
"Isnt It Time You Hit the Books?"
Classification
"Different Kinds of Athletic Shoes"
"The Five Kinds of Friends Everyone Should Have"
"The Geography of Personality"
Definition
"Cheerleading Is Definitely A Sport"
"Whats Patriotic?"
"The Power of Presence"
Comparison and Contrast
"A Trifling Media"
"Patriotism or Nationalism?"
"Weve Got the Dirt on Guy Brains"
Cause and Effect
"Illusion of Privacy"
"Walking for My Life"
"Champagne Taste, Beer Budget"
Argument
"English as an Official Language: One Language for One Nation"
"English as an Official Language: The Injustice of One Language"
Appendices
Succeeding on Tests
Answers to Odd-Numbered Grammar Exercises

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