9780073384085

College Writing Skills with Readings

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    9780073384085

  • ISBN10:

    0073384089

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/23/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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

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 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
Unity
Support
Coherence
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
Special Skills
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
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 CHPATER 33: 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
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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