9780321841506

Along These Lines Writing Paragraphs and Essays Plus MyWritingLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321841506

  • ISBN10:

    0321841506

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 5/7/2012
  • Publisher: Longman
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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: Part One

13. Different Essay Patterns: Part Two

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: Standard Verb Forms, Irregular Verbs, Consistency, and Voice

24. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

25. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

26. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

27. Punctuation

28. Spelling

29. Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike

30. Word Choice

31. Sentence Variety

APPENDIX: READINGS FOR WRITERS

 

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