For courses in College Developmental Writing.
This version of Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays with Writing from Reading Strategies has been updated the reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016) *
Expands Upon Skills for Effective Writing
Clear, effective writing is an increasingly important skill in today’s world. With its intensive coverage of the writing process, Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays, Seventh Edition helps developing writers acquire and improve their skills to become more effective writers—and in the process, become more effective learners.
Biays and Wershoven guide students step by step through the writing process with in-depth instruction on grammar and a proven focus on developing effective paragraphs and essays. Each chapter offers numerous individual and collaborative exercises along with contextualized practical writing applications such as workplace writing, personal writing, and classroom-centered academic material. Self-contained chapters provide a flexible framework that can accommodate myriad learning styles and instructional preferences.
Encouraging critical thinking and personal engagement, the authors provide invaluable resources, interactive exercises, and continual reinforcement of the writing process to give writers a solid foundation for future success in and out of the classroom.
*The 8th edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the “increasing mobility of texts,” MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.