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College Writing Skills with Readings

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1/11/2013
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Summary

College Writing Skills with Readingsoffers 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 Readingsempowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them. Now, with the new online writing program Connect Writingand 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. Whether online or in class, College Writing Skills with Readingsoffers students the tools to succeed.

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

Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others

Keeping a Journal

Tips on Using a Computer

Review Activities

Using This Text

Chapter 2 The Writing Process

Prewriting

Writing a First Draft

Revising

Editing

Review 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 Step 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 Four Bases for Revising Essays

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

Important Considerations in Essay Development

Patterns of Essay Development

Chapter 8 Description

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Description

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Louis Place, Beth Johnson

Chapter 9 Narration

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Narration

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill

Chapter 10 Exemplification

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Exemplification

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm

Chapter 11 Process

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Process

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: How to Do Well on a Job Interview, Glenda Davis

Chapter 12 Cause and Effect

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Cause and Effect

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson

Chapter 13 Comparison or Contrast

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Comparison or Contrast

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Born to Be Different?, Camille Lewis

Chapter 14 Definition

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Definition

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Television Addiction, Marie Winn

Chapter 15 Division-Classification

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Division-Classification

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett

Chapter 16 Argument

Student Essays to Consider

Developing an Essay with Emphasis on Argument

A Professional Essay to Consider

READING: Ban the Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins

Part 3: Special Skills

Chapter 17 Taking Essay Exams

Chapter 18 Writing a Summary

Chapter 19 Writing a Report

Chapter 20 Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter

Chapter 21 Using the Library and the Internet

Chapter 22 Writing a Research Paper

Part 4: Handbook of Sentence Skills

SECTION 1: 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

SECTION 2: Mechanics

Chapter 34 Manuscript Form

Chapter 35 Capital Letters

Chapter 36 Numbers and Abbreviations

SECTION 3: Punctuation

Chapter 37 Apostrophe

Chapter 38 Quotation Marks

Chapter 39 Comma

Chapter 40 Other Punctuation Marks

SECTION 4: Word Use

Chapter 41 Spelling Improvement

Chapter 42 Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 43 Effective Word Choice

Chapter 44 Editing Tests

Chapter 45 ESL Pointers

Correction Symbols

Part 5: Readings for Writers

Introduction to the Readings

Looking Inward

*Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Three Passions, Bertrand Russell

Shame, Dick Gregory

I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins

Stepping into the Light, Tanya Savory

A Hanging, George Orwell

What Your Closet Reveals About You, Amy Tan

Observing Others

The Professor Is a Dropout, Beth Johnson

The Certainty of Fear, Audra Kendall

What’s Wrong with Schools? Teacher Plays Student,

Learns to Lie and Cheat, Casey Banas

Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising,Ann McClintock

*GroupThink: The Brainstorming Myth, Jonah Lehrer

Confronting Problems

Single-Sex Schools: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come,Diane Urbina

Here’s to Your Health, Joan Dunayer

*Mayor of Rust, Sue Halpern

How to Make It in College, Now That You’re Here,Brian O’Keeney

College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?, David Daniels

Is Sex All That Matters?, Joyee Garity

Reading Comprehension Chart

Credits

Index

Instructor’s Guide

Suggested Approaches and Techniques

A Model Syllabus

Suggested Answers to the Discussion

Questions in Part Five

Diagnostic Tests



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