English Skills with Readings

Paperback | April 3, 2009

byJohn Langan, Sharon Winstanley, Claire Jewell

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English Skills with Readings: Examining Paragraphs, a rhetoric/reader/handbook, builds a solid foundation for paragraph writing by breaking down the process into 4 direct, prescriptive steps: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills.

Presenting good writing as a learnable skill and an attainable goal offers students encouragement. Founded on the premise that mastery of the paragraph should precede the extension of essential writing skills into a longer essay, the text begins with basic principles of composition using paragraph models. After developing the students' ability to support ideas within a variety of paragraph forms, the book extends paragraph writing to essay writing.

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English Skills with Readings: Examining Paragraphs, a rhetoric/reader/handbook, builds a solid foundation for paragraph writing by breaking down the process into 4 direct, prescriptive steps: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Presenting good writing as a learnable skill and an attainable goal offers students encouragement...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 1 inPublished:April 3, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070957878

ISBN - 13:9780070957879

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Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE WRITING

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Writing

Chapter 2 The Writing Process

Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Writing

Chapter 4: The Third Step in Writing

Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Writing

Chapter 6 Four Bases for Evaluating Writing

SECTION TWO: PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 7 Narrating an Event

Chapter 8 Describing a Scene or Person

Chapter 9 Providing Examples

Chapter 10 Explaining a Process

Chapter 11 Examining Cause and Effect

Chapter 12 Comparing and Contrasting

Chapter 13 Defining a Term

Chapter 14 Diving and Classifying

Chapter 15 Arguing a Position

SECTION THREE: ESSAY DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 16 Writing the Essay

Chapter 17: Research Skills

Chapter 18: Preparing a Research Essay

SECTION FOUR: HANDBOOKS OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Chapter 19 Fragments

Chapter 20 Run-ons and Comma Splices

Chapter 21 Irregular Verbs

Chapter 22 Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 23 Pronoun Agreement and Reference

Chapter 24 Pronoun Types

Chapter 25 Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 26 Misplaced Modifiers

Chapter 27 Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 28 Capital Letters

Chapter 29 Numbers and Abbreviations

Chapter 30 Apostrophe

Chapter 31 Quotation Marks

Chapter 32 Comma

Chapter 33 Other Punctuation Marks

Chapter 34 Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 35 Effective Word Choice

SECTION FIVE: TWELVE READING SELECTIONS

Chapter 36 Introduction to the Readings