9780205110131

Along These Lines Writing Paragraphs and Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205110131

  • ISBN10:

    0205110134

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2011
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

In Along These Lines, authors John Sheridan Biays and Carol Wershoven prepare students for the writing expectations of future courses by providing thorough, step-by-step instruction for key topics: the writing process, grammar, and research. The authors' conversational tone and variety of writing activities, such as peer review and collaborative exercises, make Along These Linesupbeat and interesting for students as they hone their writing skills.

Table of Contents

PART I: WRITING IN STAGES: THE PROCESS APPROACH

1. Writing a Paragraph

2.Illustration

3. Description

4. Narration

5. Process

6. Comparison and Contrast

7. Classification

8. Definition

9. Cause and Effect

10. Argument

11. Writing an Essay

12. Different Essay Patterns

13. Writing from Reading

14. Using Research to Strengthen Essays 

PART II: GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS

15. The Simple Sentence

16. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

17. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

18. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

19. Avoiding Sentence Fragments

20. Using Parallelism in Sentences

21. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

22. Correcting Problems with Modifiers

23. Using Verbs Correctly

24. More on Verbs: Consistency and Voice

25. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

26. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

27. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

28. Punctuation: The Basics

29. Other Punctuation and Mechanics

30. Spelling

31. Words that Sound Alike/Look Alike

32. Word Choice

33. Sentence Variety

PART IV: READINGS FOR WRITERS

ESL APPENDIX: GRAMMAR PRACTICE FOR NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING STUDENTS

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