Checkpoints With Readings: Developing College English Skills, Second Canadian Edition by Jack PageCheckpoints With Readings: Developing College English Skills, Second Canadian Edition by Jack Page

Checkpoints With Readings: Developing College English Skills, Second Canadian Edition

byJack Page, Jane Merivale

Paperback | December 10, 2003

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Intended for paragraph/essay courses in developmental writing at the college level.

With its integration of reading, writing, and grammar skills, Checkpoints With Readings offers the ideal tool to learn to write in an academic environment. It provides an accessible yet concise description of rhetorical modes, models for student writing, and substantial grammar sections. Canadian and international readings and model paragraphs in each chapter, as well as a collection of readings at the end of the text, provide examples of writing strategies and also promote oral communication skills through discussion.

Title:Checkpoints With Readings: Developing College English Skills, Second Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:December 10, 2003Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321253493

ISBN - 13:9780321253491

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Table of Contents



1. The Writing Process Begins with Reading.


2. The Paragraph.


3. Paragraphs with Specific Details.


4. Paragraphs with Descriptive Details.


5. Paragraphs with Narrative Details.


6. Developing Paragraphs Using Process.


7. Developing Paragraphs Using Cause and Effect.


8. Developing Paragraphs Using Examples.


9. Developing Paragraphs Using Comparison.


10. Developing Paragraphs Using Definition.


11. Developing Paragraphs Using Opinion.


12. Writing the Essay.


13. The Classification Essay.


14. An Essay Using Persuasion.


15. Using Mixed Modes.


Additional Readings.

Education and Work.

Relationships and Partnerships.

Community and Society.

Environment and Science.

Health and Sports.



Writing Resources.

A: Writing a Summary.

B: Revising and Editing.

C: Using Outside Sources in Writing.

D: For Students of ESL.

E: Grammatical Terms: The Parts of Speech and Transition Words.



Answer Key.


Index.