9780072818925

College Writing Skills, Media Edition

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    9780072818925

  • ISBN10:

    0072818921

  • Edition: 5th
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill
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Table of Contents

PART 1: ESSAY WRITING

CHAPTER 1: 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

Journal Writing

Word Processing

Final Activities

CHAPTER 2: THE WRITING PROCESS

Prewriting

Writing a First Draft

Revision

Final Activities

CHAPTER 3: 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

CHAPTER 4: THE THIRD AND FOURTH STEPS IN ESSAY WRITING

Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence

Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles

Practice in Organizing and connecting Specific Evidence

CHAPTER 5: The Fourth Step In Essay Writing

Revising Sentences

Editing Sentences

Practice in Revising Sentences

CHAPTER 6: The Four Bases For Evaluating Essay Writing

Base 1: Unity

Base 2: Support

Base 3: Coherence

Base 4: Sentence Skills

Practice in Using the Four Bases

PART 2: PATTERNS OF ESSAY DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 7: Introduction To Essay Development

CHAPTER 8: Description

CHAPTER 9: Narration

CHAPTER 10: Examples

CHAPTER 11: Process

CHAPTER 12: Cause And Effect

CHAPTER 13: Comparison And Contrast

CHAPTER 14: Definition

CHAPTER 15: Division And Classification

CHAPTER 16: Argumentation

PART 3: SPECIAL SKILLS

CHAPTER 17: Taking Essay Exams

CHAPTER 18: Preparing A Summary

CHAPTER 19: Writing A Report

CHAPTER 20: Writing A Resume And Job Application Letter

CHAPTER 21: Using The Library And The Internet

CHAPTER 22: Writing A Research Paper

PART 4: HANDBOOK OF SENTENCE SKILLS

GRAMMAR

CHAPTER 23: Subjects and Verbs

CHAPTER 24: Fragments

CHAPTER 25: Run-Ons

CHAPTER 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs

CHAPTER 27: Subject-Verb Agreement

CHAPTER 28: Additional Information About Verbs

CHAPTER 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference

CHAPTER 30: Pronoun Types

CHAPTER 31: Adjectives and Adverbs

CHAPTER 32: Misplaced Modifiers

CHAPTER 33: Dangling Modifiers

MECHANICS

CHAPTER 34: Manuscript Form

CHAPTER 35: Capital Letters

CHAPTER 36: Numbers and Abbreviations

PUNCTUATION

CHAPTER 37: Apostrophe

CHAPTER 38: Quotation Marks

CHAPTER 39: Comma

CHAPTER 4O: Other Punctuation Marks

WORD USE

CHAPTER 41: Spelling Improvement

CHAPTER 42: Commonly Confused Words

CHAPTER 43: Effective Word Choice

CHAPTER 44: Editing Tests

CHAPTER 45: ESL Pointers

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