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Along These Lines : Writing Sentences and Paragraphs

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Edition:
3rd
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9780131875227

ISBN10:
0131875221
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

For basic writing courses covering sentences and paragraphs. Along These Linesbetter prepares students for their future writing courses! How do you prepare your students for their future writing courses? John Biays and Carol Wershoven believe you offer students constant reinforcement of the writing process. With a conversational tone and a blend of engaging activities, each writing chapter takes students through all of the steps of generating ideas, planning, drafting, and proofreading. Even the grammar chapters include sentence-generating and editing exercises as well as excerpts from powerful writers.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Sentence-Level Skillsp. 1
The Simple Sentencep. 1
Recognizing a Sentencep. 1
Recognizing Verbsp. 2
Recognizing Subjectsp. 9
More About Recognizing Subjects and Verbsp. 11
Chapter Test: The Simple Sentencep. 22
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordinationp. 24
Options for Combining Simple Sentencesp. 25
Using a Comma with a Coordinating Conjunctionp. 25
Using a Semicolon Between Two Simple Sentencesp. 30
Using a Semicolon and a Conjunctive Adverbp. 33
Chapter Test: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordinationp. 42
Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splicesp. 44
Run-on Sentencesp. 44
Comma Splicesp. 47
Chapter Test: Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splicesp. 51
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordinationp. 53
More on Combining Simple Sentencesp. 53
Using a Dependent Clause to Begin a Sentencep. 53
Using a Dependent Clause to End a Sentencep. 54
Chapter Test: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordinationp. 62
Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Optionsp. 63
Chapter Test: Combining Sentencesp. 70
Avoiding Sentence Fragmentsp. 71
Recognizing Fragments: Step 1p. 72
Recognizing Fragments: Step 2p. 73
Correcting Fragmentsp. 77
Chapter Test: Avoiding Sentence Fragmentsp. 82
Using Parallelism in Sentencesp. 84
Achieving Parallelismp. 85
Chapter Test: Using Parallelism in Sentencesp. 92
Using Adjectives and Adverbsp. 93
What Are Adjectives?p. 93
What Are Adverbs?p. 97
Chapter Test: Using Adjectives and Adverbsp. 104
Correcting Problems with Modifiersp. 106
Correcting Modifier Problemsp. 108
Reviewing the Steps and the Solutionsp. 112
Chapter Test: Correcting Problems with Modifiersp. 115
Verbs: The Four Main Formsp. 117
Using Standard Verb Formsp. 117
The Present Tensep. 118
The Past Tensep. 122
The Four Main Forms of a Verbp. 125
Irregular Verbsp. 128
Chapter Test: Verbs: The Four Main Formsp. 138
More on Verb Tensesp. 140
Helping Verbs and Verb Tensesp. 140
The Present Progressive Tensep. 142
The Past Progressive Tensep. 144
The Present Perfect Tensep. 145
The Past Perfect Tensep. 146
Chapter Test: More on Verb Tensesp. 151
Verbs: Consistency and Voicep. 152
Consistent Verb Tensesp. 152
Passive and Active Voicep. 155
Chapter Test: Verbs: Consistency and Voicep. 161
Making Subjects and Verbs Agreep. 162
Pronouns Used as Subjectsp. 163
Special Problems with Agreementp. 164
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree: A Reviewp. 174
Chapter Test: Making Subjects and Verbs Agreep. 180
Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Referencep. 182
Agreement of a Pronoun and Its Antecedentp. 183
Special Problems with Agreementp. 184
Pronouns and Their Antecedents: Being Clearp. 190
Chapter Test: Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Referencep. 195
Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Casep. 197
Choosing the Case of Pronounsp. 201
Problems Choosing Pronoun Casep. 203
Chapter Test: Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Casep. 207
Punctuationp. 208
The Periodp. 208
The Question Markp. 209
The Semicolonp. 210
The Commap. 212
The Apostrophep. 223
The Colonp. 226
The Exclamation Markp. 228
The Dashp. 228
Parenthesesp. 229
The Hyphenp. 229
Quotation Marksp. 230
Capital Lettersp. 233
Numbersp. 237
Abbreviationsp. 237
Spellingp. 242
Vowels and Consonantsp. 242
Doubling a Final Consonantp. 242
Dropping the Final ep. 243
Changing the Final y to ip. 244
Adding -s or -esp. 245
Using ie or eip. 245
How Do You Spell It? One Word or Two?p. 248
A List of Commonly Misspelled Wordsp. 251
Words That Sound Alike/Look Alikep. 254
Words That Sound Alike/Look Alikep. 254
More Words That Sound Alike/Look Alikep. 261
Using Prepositions Correctlyp. 271
Prepositions That Show Timep. 271
Prepositions to Indicate Placep. 272
Expressions with Prepositionsp. 272
Writing in Steps: The Process Approachp. 281
Introductionp. 281
Learning by Doingp. 281
Steps Make Writing Easierp. 281
Contentsp. 282
Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting-Generating Ideasp. 283
Beginning the Prewritingp. 283
Focusing the Prewritingp. 291
Writing a Paragraph: Planning-Devising a Planp. 301
Checking Your Detailsp. 301
Writing a Paragraph: Drafting-Writing and Revising the Draftsp. 312
Draftingp. 312
Writing a Paragraph: Polishing-Polishing and Proofreadingp. 319
Correcting the Final Draft of a Paragraphp. 319
Giving Your Paragraph a Titlep. 321
Reviewing the Writing Processp. 322
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 323
Writing Your Own Paragraphp. 323
Peer Review Form for a Paragraphp. 328
Writing a Narrative Paragraphp. 329
What Is Narration?p. 329
Hints for Writing a Narrative Paragraphp. 332
Writing the Narrative Paragraph in Stepsp. 334
Prewriting Gathering Ideas: Narrationp. 334
Planning Devising a Plan: Narrationp. 344
Drafting Drafting and Revising: Narrationp. 349
Polishing Polishing and Proofreading: Narrationp. 353
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 355
Writing Your Own Narrative Paragraphp. 357
Peer Review Form for a Narrative Paragraphp. 360
Writing a Descriptive Paragraphp. 361
What Is Description?p. 361
Hints for Writing a Descriptive Paragraphp. 361
Writing the Descriptive Paragraph in Stepsp. 368
Prewriting Gathering Ideas: Descriptionp. 368
Planning Devising a Plan: Descriptionp. 375
Drafting Drafting and Revising: Descriptionp. 377
Polishing Polishing and Proofreading: Descriptionp. 381
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 383
Writing Your Own Descriptive Paragraphp. 383
Peer Review Form for a Descriptive Paragraphp. 386
Writing an Illustration Paragraphp. 387
What Is Illustration?p. 387
Knowing What Is Specific and What Is Generalp. 387
Prewriting Gathering Ideas: Illustrationp. 390
Planning Devising a Plan: Illustrationp. 395
Drafting Drafting and Revising: Illustrationp. 398
Polishing Polishing and Proofreading: Illustrationp. 401
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 403
Writing Your Own Illustration Paragraphp. 403
Peer Review Form for an Illustration Paragraphp. 406
Writing a Process Paragraphp. 407
What Is Process?p. 407
Writing the Process Paragraph in Stepsp. 410
Prewriting Gathering Ideas: Processp. 410
Planning Devising a Plan: Processp. 412
Drafting Drafting and Revising: Processp. 416
Polishing Polishing and Proofreading: Processp. 421
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 423
Writing Your Own Process Paragraphp. 424
Peer Review Form for a Process Paragraphp. 426
Moving from Paragraphs to Essaysp. 427
What Is an Essay?p. 427
Comparing the Single Paragraph and the Essayp. 427
Organizing an Essayp. 429
Writing the Thesisp. 429
Writing the Essay in Stepsp. 433
Prewriting Gathering Ideas: An Essayp. 433
Planning Devising a Plan: An Essayp. 436
Drafting Drafting and Revising: An Essayp. 442
Writing the Introductionp. 442
Writing the Body of the Essayp. 446
Writing the Conclusionp. 448
Polishing Polishing and Proofreading: An Essayp. 457
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 461
Writing Your Own Essayp. 461
Topics for a Narrative Essayp. 465
Topics for a Descriptive Essayp. 465
Topics for an Illustration Essayp. 465
Topics for a Process Essayp. 466
Peer Review Form for an Essayp. 467
Writing from Readingp. 468
What Is Writing from Reading?p. 468
Writing a Reaction to a Readingp. 480
Writing About Agreement or Disagreementp. 482
Writing for an Essay Testp. 484
Writing from Reading: A Summary of Optionsp. 486
Lines of Detail: A Walk-Through Assignmentp. 486
Writing Your Own Paragraphp. 487
Peer Review Form for Writing from Readingp. 489
Writing from Readingp. 490
Reading Selections to Accompany the Writing Chaptersp. 499
Writing a Paragraphp. 499
"One Man's Kids"p. 499
"When Words Get in the Way"p. 503
Narrationp. 507
"The Baby Myna"p. 507
"I Fell in Love, Or My Hormones Awakened"p. 513
Descriptionp. 518
"I Wish"p. 518
"The War Within"p. 520
"The Mute Sense"p. 523
Illustrationp. 526
"A Different Mirror"p. 526
"Stop Ordering Me Around"p. 529
"Why Not Real Awards for Real Achievements?"p. 533
Processp. 536
"Say Yes to Yourself"p. 536
"Coming Over"p. 540
Grammar Practice for ESL Studentsp. 546
Nouns and Articlesp. 546
Using Articles with Nounsp. 547
Nouns or Pronouns Used as Subjectsp. 549
Verbsp. 550
Necessary Verbsp. 550
-s Endingsp. 550
-ed Endingsp. 550
Two-Word Verbsp. 552
Contractions and Verbsp. 553
Creditsp. 555
Indexp. 557
Photo Assignments to Accompany the Writing Chapters
Writing a Paragraphp. 327
Writing a Narrative Paragraphp. 358
Writing a Descriptive Paragraphp. 385
Writing an Illustration Paragraphp. 404
Writing a Process Paragraphp. 425
Moving from Paragraphs to Essaysp. 462
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