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College Writing Skills

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780073384092

ISBN10:
0073384097
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/23/2007
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

The seventh edition of John Langan'sCollege Writing Skillsfocuses on the essay using Langan's renowned clear writing style, as well as his wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. For this new edition, John Langan has added a variety of fresh elements to his proven approach.

Table of Contents

Essay Writing
An Introduction to Writing Point and Support Structure of the Traditional Essay Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others Keeping a Journal Using a Computer Review Activities Using This Text
The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revision Editing Review Activities
The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
The Third Step in Essay Writing Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
The Fourth Step in Essay Writing Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences
Four Bases for Revising Essays
Unity
Support
Coherence
Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four
Patterns Of Essay Development
Introduction To Essay Development
Description Reading: Lou's Place
Narration Reading: The Yellow Ribbon
Examples Reading: Dad
Process Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview
Cause and Effect *Reading: Taming the Anger Monster
Comparison and Contrast *Reading: Born to Be Different?
Definition Reading: Television Addiction
Division and Classification Reading: Wait Divisions
Argument Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All
Special Skills
Taking Essay Exams
Writing a Summary
Writing a Report
Writing a
Using the Library and the Internet
Writing a Research Paper
Handbook Of Sentence Skills Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
Fragments
Run-ons
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Additional Information about Verbs
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers MECHANICS
Manuscript Form
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations PUNCTUATION
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Comma
Other Punctuation Marks WORD USE
Spelling Improvement
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
Editing Tests
ESL Pointers
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