9780205669912

Along These Lines : Writing Sentences and Paragraphs (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205669912

  • ISBN10:

    0205669913

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 6/12/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Along These Linesis designed to better prepare developmental writing students for their next writing courses by offering constant reinforcement of the writing process. Filled with exercises and activities both individual and collaborative, this text involves students in the process of learning to write through reading, listening, practicing, and experiencing. The text begins with the principles of grammar and progresses to the writing process for a paragraph. It includes a chapter on Writing from Reading, provides tips for writing answers to essay exam questions, and has topical, thought-provoking readings to engage students'interest.

Table of Contents

Part One: Sentence-Level Skill

1. The Simple Sentence

2. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

3. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

4. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

5. Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options

6. Avoiding Sentence Fragments

7. Using Parallelism in Sentences

8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

9. Correcting Problems with Modifiers

10. Verbs: The Four Main Verbs

11. More on Verb Tenses

12. Verbs: Consistency and Voice

13. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

14. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

15. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

16. Punctuation

17. Spelling

18. Words that Sound Alike/Look Alike

19. Using Prepositions Correctly

 

Part II: Writing in Steps: The Process Approach

20. Writing a Paragraph: Pre-writing-Generating Ideas

21. Writing a Paragraph: Planning-Devising a Draft

22. Writing a Paragraph: Drafting-Writing and Revising the Drafts

23. Writing a Paragraph: Polishing and Proofreading

24. Writing a Narrative Paragraph

25. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

26. Writing an Illustration Paragraph

27. Writing a Process Paragraph

28. Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

29. Writing from Reading

 

Appendix A: Reading Selections to Accompany the Writing Chapters

Appendix B: Grammar Practice for Nonnative Speakers

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