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Steps for Writers Composing Essays

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ISBN-10: 0321198824

ISBN-13: 9780321198822

Edition: 2007

Authors: Philip Eggers

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As part of the Penguin Academic Series, "Steps for College Writers" offers a compact, trade-format size and streamlined narrative to make this book both easy to handle and easy to read. Its brevity and low cost allows instructors to easily supplement the basic text with other books. Teaches students the basics of composing solid paragraphs and essays in preparation for freshman composition. Paragraph-to-Essay level; Penguin Academic = concise and affordable; Three phases of college writing--finding one's own writing process, writing essays based on one's own experience and perceptions, and writing essays involving texts and research; Graduated approach with grammar and writing: "Basic," "Intermediate," Challenge"; Heavy emphasis on grammar, proofreading, and peer review; Student and professional models are incorporated throughout text.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: Visualizing the Essay
Student Essay
Developing Your Own Thinking, Writing, and Learning Process
Prewriting
Prewriting Experiments: Freewriting, Focused Writing, Brainstorming, Outlining, Clustering, Cubing
Interacting with Your Readers
Identifying Your Purpose
Prewriting Activities: A Glimpse of a Student Writer at Work
Writing Tip #1Writing Exercises: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Proofreading Practice: Identifying Sentence Divisions in Your Prewriting
Activities: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Making a Point
Thesis Statements
Introductory Paragraph
Writing Tip #2
Writing Exercises: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Proofreading Practice: Agreement of Subjects/Verbs: Basic, Int., Challenge
Developing Your Body Paragraphs and Making Conclusions
Explaining and Illustrating Ideas in Your Body Paragraphs
Applying Techniques of Development
Choosing Modes of Development
Writing Tip #3
Writing Exercises: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Concluding Paragraphs
Proofreading Practice: Special Problems with Agreement: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Global Revising: Doing an Extreme Makeover
Moving from Draft to Essay: A Glimpse of a Student Writer at Work
Testing Your Thesis: Looking for Digressions and Weak Spots
Achieving Continuity through Transitions
Improving Your Style: Breaking up, Varying and Combining Sentences
Interacting with Your Reader (reading aloud to others)
Peer Review Questions
Writing Tip #4
Writing Exercises: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge Proofreading Practice: Subordination: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Putting on the Final Touches
Improving Word Choice; Eliminating Wordiness
Proofreading Aloud; Locating Your Patterns of Error
Using Your Spelling and Grammar Check
Writing Tip #5
Writing Exercises: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Proofreading Practice: Spelling: Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Step Two
Describing a Situation, Person, or Group
Visualizing Your Subject and Giving It Meaning
Student Essay
Organizing a Description
Example by a Published Author: Using Details
Writing Tip #6
Writing Exercises:Basic, Intermediate, Challenge
Essay Topics: Descriptive Writing
Peer Review Questions
Proofreading Pra"