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College Writing Skills With Readings,9780073371665

College Writing Skills With Readings

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After reading this textbook, you will be able to write perfect essays. Very good explanations on theses. The readings within it are short, simple, and easy for anyone of any skill to read. They all evoke some sort of response out of my class and have even converted some "non-readers" into new devotees. I needed this book for a college English 1 class and It really helped me. Recommended!






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Summary

College Writing Skills with Readings offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them.

Now, with the new online writing program Connect Writing and the soon-to-come Connect Langan, an online interactive version of College Writing Skills with Readings, this new eighth edition brings writing closer to students and helps to take them where they need to go. The readings within it are short, simple, and easy for anyone of any skill to read.

Whether online or in class, College Writing Skills with Readings offers students the tools to succeed.

Table of Contents

Readings Listed by Rhetorical Modep. xvii
To the Instructorp. xxi
Essay Writingp. 1
An Introduction to Writingp. 2
Point and Supportp. 3
Structure of the Traditional Essayp. 7
Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essayp. 11
Writing as a Skillp. 11
Writing as a Process of Discoveryp. 12
Writing as a Way to Communicate with Othersp. 13
Keeping a Journalp. 14
Tips on Using a Computerp. 15
Review Activitiesp. 17
Using This Textp. 20
The Writing Processp. 22
Prewritingp. 23
Writing a First Draftp. 31
Revisingp. 33
Editingp. 35
Review Activitiesp. 38
The First and Second Steps in Essay Writingp. 50
Begin with a Point, or Thesisp. 51
Support the Thesis with Specific Evidencep. 60
Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesisp. 67
The Third Step in Essay Writingp. 83
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidencep. 84
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titlesp. 94
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specifi c Evidencep. 102
The Fourth Step in Essay Writingp. 110
Revising Sentencesp. 111
Editing Sentencesp. 130
Practice in Revising Sentencesp. 133
Four Bases for Revising Essaysp. 146
Unityp. 147
Supportp. 150
Coherencep. 154
Sentence Skillsp. 157
Practice in Using the Four Basesp. 161
Patterns of Essay Developmentp. 175
Introduction to Essay Developmentp. 176
Important Considerations in Essay Developmentp. 177
Patterns of Essay Developmentp. 182
Descriptionp. 184
Reading: Lou’s Place Beth Johnsonp. 194
Narrationp. 209
Reading: The Yellow Ribbon Pete Hamillp. 220
Exemplifi cationp. 230
Reading: Dad Andrew H. Malcolmp. 241
Processp. 254
Reading: How to Do Well on a Job Interview Glenda Davisp. 263
Cause and Effectp. 276
Reading: Taming the Anger Monster Anne Davidsonp. 286
Comparison or Contrastp. 300
Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewisp. 311
Definitionp. 324
Reading: Television Addiction Marie Winnp. 333
Division-Classifi cationp. 343
Reading: Wait Divisions Tom Bodettp. 352
Argumentp. 363
Reading: Ban the Things. Ban Them All. Molly Ivinsp. 376
Special Skillsp. 385
Taking Essay Examsp. 386
Writing a Summaryp. 395
Writing a Reportp. 407
Writing a Résumé and Cover Letterp. 412
Using the Library and the Internetp. 419
Writing a Research Paperp. 433
Handbook of Sentence Skillsp. 457
Grammarp. 458
Subjects and Verbsp. 459
Fragmentsp. 465
Run-Onsp. 479
Regular and Irregular Verbsp. 492
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 502
Additional Information about Verbsp. 508
Pronoun Agreement and Referencep. 512
Pronoun Typesp. 518
Adjectives and Adverbsp. 525
Misplaced Modifi ersp. 531
Dangling Modifi ersp. 535
Mechanicsp. 540
Manuscript Formp. 541
Capital Lettersp. 544
Numbers and Abbreviationsp. 552
Punctuationp. 556
Apostrophep. 557
Quotation Marksp. 565
Commap. 573
Other Punctuation Marksp. 583
Word Usep. 588
Spelling Improvementp. 589
Commonly Confused Wordsp. 594
Effective Word Choicep. 604
Editing Testsp. 611
ESL Pointersp. 625
Correction Symbolsp. 639
Readings for Writersp. 641
Introduction to the Readingsp. 642
Looking Inwardp. 647
Three Passions Bertrand Russellp. 647
Shame Dick Gregoryp. 651
I Became Her Target Roger Wilkinsp. 659
Stepping into the Light Tanya Savoryp. 666
A Hanging George Orwellp. 675
Observing Othersp. 684
The Professor Is a Dropout Beth Johnsonp. 684
The Certainty of Fear Audra Kendallp. 694
What’s Wrong with Schools? Teacher Plays Student, Learns to Lie and Cheat Casey Banasp. 701
Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising Ann McClintockp. 707
Confronting Problemsp. 716
Single-Sex Schools: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come Diane Urbinap. 716
Here’s to Your Health Joan Dunayerp. 723
Sleeping Your Way to the Top Sora Songp. 729
How to Make It in College, Now That You’re Here Brian O’Keeneyp. 734
College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening? David Danielsp. 744
Seven Ways to Keep the Peace at Home Daniel A. Sugarmanp. 751
In Praise of the F Word Mary Sherryp. 762
Is Sex All That Matters? Joyee Garityp. 768
A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter Steve Lopezp. 776
Reading Comprehension Chartp. 782
Instructor’s Guidep. IG-1
Suggested Approaches and Techniquesp. IG-2
A Model Syllabusp. IG-15
Suggested Answers to the Discussion
Questions in Part Fivep. IG-21
Diagnostic Testsp. IG-56
Appendix: A Writer’s Journal (Student edition only)p. 000
Indexp. 000
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