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John Langan'sCollege Writing Skills with Readings, Seventh Edition, focuses 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 the new seventh edition, John Langan has added a variety of fresh elements to his proven approach.
Table of Contents
|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 Step3: 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|
|Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases|
|Patterns Of Essay Development|
|Introduction To Essay Development|
|Description Reading:Lou's Place,Beth Johnson|
|Narration Reading:The Yellow Ribbon,Pete Hamill|
|Examples Reading:Dad,Andrew H. Malcolm|
|Process Reading:How to Do Well On A Job Interview,Glenda Davis|
|Cause and Effect *Reading:Taming the Anger Monster,Anne Davidson|
|Comparison and Contrast *Reading:Born to Be Different?Camille Lewis|
|Definition Reading:Television Addiction,Marie Winn|
|Division and Classification Reading:Wait Divisions,Tom Bodett|
|Argument Reading:Ban The Things. Ban Them All.,Molly Ivins|
|Taking Essay Exams|
|Writing a Summary|
|Writing a Report|
|Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter|
|Using the Library and the Internet|
|Writing a Research Paper|
|Handbook Of Sentence Skills Grammar|
|Subjects and Verbs|
|Regular and Irregular Verbs|
|Additional Information about Verbs|
|Pronoun Agreement and Reference|
|Adjectives and Adverbs|
|Misplaced Modifiers CHPATER 33: Dangling Modifiers MECHANICS|
|Numbers and Abbreviations PUNCTUATION|
|Other Punctuation Marks WORD USE|
|Commonly Confused Words|
|Effective Word Choice|
|Readings For Writers|
|Introduction to The Readings Looking Inward *Three Passions,Bertrand Russell Thank You,Alex Haley Shame,Dick Gregory I|
|Became Her Target,Roger Wilkins Smash|
|Thy Neighbor,John McMurtry A Hanging,George Orwell Observing Others|
|A Legendary Moment,Haven Kimmel|
|The Professor Is a Dropout|
|The Monster,Deems Taylor Why Are Students Turned Off?|
|Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising|
|Confronting Problems Bombs Bursting in Air|
|Here's To Your Health|
|How to Make It In College, Now That You're Here|
|College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?,D|
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