Put It in Writing: Composition and Grammar by Joanne Buckley

Put It in Writing: Composition and Grammar

byJoanne Buckley, David Gates


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Appropriate for English composition courses that have a strong focus on grammar and in which the writing process is introduced first.

This volume gives students the opportunity to practice writing right from the first page. The first part of the book focuses on purpose and audience. It provides a wide variety of humorous and realistic subjects about which students practice paragraph and longer forms of writing. The second part, which covers the specifics of grammar using student writing and common student errors as the basis for discussion and exercises, can be used in the classroom or as a self-help guide. Lots of new examples and exercises.

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Title:Put It in Writing: Composition and GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 1 inPublisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:0131231006

ISBN - 13:9780131231009

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Table of Contents



1. Where to Start-and How.

Getting Started. Motive. Audience. Main Point. Support. Sources. Form: The Paragraph. The Essay. Outline.

2. Methods of Organization.

Description. Narration. Definition. Classification. Process. Comparison. Cause and Effect. Writing Situations: Assignments. The Writer's Checklist. A Word About Computers.


3. Sentence Construction.

The Parts of Speech. Parts of the Sentence. Sentence Fragments. Run-Ons and Comma Splices. Review Exercises.

4. Common Errors.

Verbs. Active and Passive Voice. Subject and Verb Agreement. Pronoun Agreement, Reference and Case. Modifiers. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Review Exercises.

5. Punctuation.

Final Stops. Commas. The Semicolon and Colon. Dashes and Parentheses. The Apostrophe. Quotation Marks. Capitalization. Review Exercises.

6. Sentence Patterns and Variety.

Sentence Patterns. Sentence Variety. Parallelism. Review Exercises.

7. Words.

Spelling. Cliches, Jargon, and Wordiness. Review Exercises. Chapter Exercise Answers. Index.