Essay Writing Skills with Readings

Paperback | February 15, 2011

byJohn Langan, Sharon Winstanley, Nancy Rishor

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Essay Writing Skills with Readings is a straightforward and comprehensive resource which prepares students to produce compelling, organized, and thoroughly researched essays. Langan presents a framework built on four bases - unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. By mastering these fundamentals, students will develop effective composition skills. Instructors and students will also benefit from the carefully chosen Canadian and International readings selected for their known success in the classroom. Additionally, throughout Essay Writing Skills with Readings, there is an emphasis on understanding audience, purpose, voice, summarization and research skills, which directs students to think critically about their writing.

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Essay Writing Skills with Readings is a straightforward and comprehensive resource which prepares students to produce compelling, organized, and thoroughly researched essays. Langan presents a framework built on four bases - unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. By mastering these fundamentals, students will develop effectiv...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.9 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007000529X

ISBN - 13:9780070005297

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Essay Writing

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Writing

Chapter 2 The Writing Process: Prewriting and Creating a Thesis

Chapter 3 Preparing Your Essay: Developing an Outline and Supporting Your Thesis

Chapter 4 Drafting nd Preparing to Revise: Creating Coherence, Introductions, and Conclusions

Chapter 5 Revising Your Essay: Using the Bases for Effective Writing

Chapter 6 Editing and Proofreading: The Final Drafts of Your Essay

Part 2 Patterns of Essay Development

Chapter 7 Introduction to Essay Development

Chapter 8 Narration

Chapter 9 Description

Chapter 10 Illustration by Examples

Chapter 11 Process

Chapter 12 Cause and Effect

Chapter 13 Comparison or Contrast

Chapter 14 Definition

Chapter 15 Division and Classification

Chapter 16 Argumentation

Part 3 Special Skills and Research

Chapter 17 Writing a Summary

Chapter 18 Research Skills

Chapter 19 Writing and Documenting a Research Paper

Chapter 20 The Model Research Paper: MLA and APA Styles

Part 4 Handbook of Sentence Skills

Chapter 21 Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 22 Fragments

Chapter 23 Run-Ons

Chapter 24 Regular and Irregular Verbs

Chapter 25 Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 26 Additional Information about Verbs

Chapter 27 Pronoun Agreement and Reference

Chapter 28 Pronoun Types

Chapter 29 Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 30 Misplaced Modifiers

Chapter 31 Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 32 Capital Letters

Chapter 33 Numbers and Abbreviations

Chapter 34 Apostrophe

Chapter 35 Quotation Marks

Chapter 36 Comma

Chapter 37 Other Punctuation Marks

Chapter 38 Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 39 Effective Word Choice

Part 5 Readings for Writing

Chapter 40 Introduction to the Readings