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Focus on Florida Writing Paragraphs and Essays

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ISBN-10: 0618122923

ISBN-13: 9780618122929

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marilyn Broughton

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Focus on Florida teaches basic sentence-to-essay writing skills within the context of the Florida State Exit Exam standardsusing state-oriented readings, exercises, and activities. The reading selections provide a clear introduction to each writing skill and reflect Florida's rich history and culture. All of the exercises and writing assignments also center exclusively on this state.
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Book details

List price: $154.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Marilyn Broughton (Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Commerce) currently teaches as an associate professor of English at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. For over 20 years, she taught developmental English at University of Southwestern Louisiana where she also served as head of the department for 5 years. Broughton is an active participant at both CRLA and FDEA.

A Choice of Words Is a Choice of Worlds!
Word Power! Introduction Connotative and Denotative Meanings of Words Use the Context to Select Synonyms Words with Similar Sounds but Different Meanings Capitalize Words Correctly Understanding Ways to Spell Words Correctly
How Are Words Related? Parts of Speech The Functions of English Words
Structuring Sentences
Forming Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences Introduction Phrases Clauses Understanding Types of Sentences Basic Sentence Patterns Putting It All Together
Correcting Punctuation and Sentence Structure Errors Using Correction Punctuation Avoiding Major Errors in Sentences
Correcting Subject-Verb and Pronoun Case and Reference Errors Introduction Subject-Verb Agreement Proper Pronoun Usage
Working the Paragraph Puzzles
How Do You Put Paragraph Pieces Together? Introduction What Is a Paragraph? Selecting a Topic Analyze the Audience The Purpose of Writing Prewriting Techniques Organizing Your Prewriting Ideas Writing and Revising Topic Sentences Writing a Paragraph Step by Step Tips for Writing Good Paragraphs Checklist for Writing a Paragraph
Different Types of Paragraphs Introduction Telling a Story Using Descriptive Details (Narrative/Description) Describing an Object, Person, or Landscape Use Examples in Your Paragraph (Exemplification) Paragraphs That Give Directions (Process) Paragraphs That Diagnose What Happened Paragraphs That Explain Similarities and Differences (Compare and Contrast) Influence Others to Change
Reaching the Summit
Structuring the Essay Introduction What Is an Essay? Planning the Essay Visualizing the Outline and the Essay Identifying Thesis Statements Writing an Essay from Beginning to End Types of Introductions Choosing a Title Effective Endings
Revising Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays An Introduction to Revising Using Peer Reviews Sentence Combining Techniques Using Parallel Structure Eliminating Unnecessary Passive Voice Point of View Eliminating Wordiness Avoiding Vagueness in Writing Revising for Unity Revising for Coherence
Taking Exit Exams General Test-Taking Strategies How to Raise Your Scores on Standardized Tests How to Save Time When Writing Five-Paragraph Essays in a Testing Situation