Essay Writing Skills with Readings by John LanganEssay Writing Skills with Readings by John Langan

Essay Writing Skills with Readings

byJohn Langan, Sharon Winstanley

Paperback | February 10, 2014

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Essay Writing Skills with Readings offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers based on a straightforward and easy to apply framework: Unity, Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills. From mastering the traditional essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, Essay Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them. Throughout the text, 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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Title:Essay Writing Skills with ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.9 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:February 10, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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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 and 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: Patters 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 and Contrast

Chapter 14: Definition

Chapter 15: Division and Classification

Chapter 16: Argumentation

Part 3: Special Skills and Research

Chapter 17: Writing and Summary

Chapter 18: Research Skills

Chapter 19: Writing and Documenting a Research Paper

Chapter 20: Documenting and Writing an MLA-Style Research Paper

Chapter 21: Documenting and Writing an APA-Style Research Paper

Part 4: Handbook of Sentence Skills

Chapter 22: Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 23: Regular and Irregular Verbs

Chapter 24: Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 25: Additional Information about Verbs

Chapter 26: Fragments

Chapter 27: Run-Ons

Chapter 28: Pronoun Agreement and Reference

Chapter 29: Pronoun Types

Chapter 30: Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 31: Misplaced Modifiers

Chapter 32: Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 33: Capital Letters

Chapter 34: Numbers and Abbreviations

Chapter 25: Apostrophe

Chapter 26: Quotation Marks

Chapter 37: Comma

Chapter 38: Other punctuation Marks

Chapter 39: Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 40: Effective Word Choice

Part 5: Reading for Writing

Chapter 41: Introduction to the Readings

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