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Eng Skills W/ Readings (5th Ed),9780072480030

Eng Skills W/ Readings (5th Ed)

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5th
ISBN13:

9780072480030

ISBN10:
0072480033
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/28/2001
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Summary

One of the most comprehensive and well-respected books of its kind, this best-selling rhetoric/reader/handbook is designed for developmental writing courses that focus on paragraph writing skills in preparation for essay writing.English Skills with Readings features John Langan's crystal-clear explanations and his wide range of motivating activities and writing assingments that effectively reinforce the Four Bases of Effective Writing: Unity, Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills.This Fifth Edition includes new coverage on using the computer, expanded coverage on the writng process, updated coverage on library resources, and fresh new examples, writing activities, editing tests, and readings.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor x
Part One: Basic Principles of Effective Writing 1(158)
Preview
2(1)
An Introduction to Writing
3(14)
Understanding Point and Support
4(3)
An Overview: How the Book Is Organized
7(3)
Benefits of Paragraph Writing
10(1)
Writing as a Skill
10(3)
Writing as a Process of Discovery
13(1)
Keeping a Journal
14(1)
Using This Text
15(2)
The Writing Process
17(30)
Prewriting
17(8)
Writing a First Draft
25(1)
Revising
26(4)
Editing
30(1)
Review Activities
31(16)
The First and Second Steps in Writing
47(32)
Step 1: Begin with a Point
47(2)
Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence
49(8)
Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
57(22)
The Third Step in Writing
79(18)
Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
79(9)
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
88(9)
The Fourth Step in Writing
97(34)
Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
97(1)
Revising Sentences
97(17)
Editing Sentences
114(3)
Practice in Revising Sentences
117(14)
Four Bases for Revising Writing
131(28)
Base 1: Unity
132(2)
Base 2: Support
134(2)
Base 3: Coherence
136(2)
Base 4: Sentence Skills
138(4)
Practice in Using the Four Bases
142(17)
Part Two: Paragraph Development 159(122)
Preview
160(1)
Introduction to Paragraph Development
161(10)
Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
161(1)
Important Considerations in Paragraph Development
162(2)
Using a Computer
164(3)
Using Peer Review
167(2)
Doing a Personal Review
169(2)
Providing Examples
171(12)
Explaining a Process
183(12)
Examining Cause and Effect
195(10)
Comparing or Contrasting
205(16)
Defining a Term
221(10)
Dividing and Classifying
231(12)
Describing a Scene or Person
243(14)
Narrating an Event
257(12)
Arguing a Position
269(12)
Part Three: Essay Development 281(28)
Preview
282(1)
Writing the Essay
283(26)
What Is an Essay?
283(3)
Important Points about the Essay
286(4)
Essays to Consider
290(4)
Planning the Essay
294(2)
Writing an Exam Essay
296(6)
Essay Writing Assignments
302(7)
Part Four: Research Skills 309(44)
Preview
310(1)
Using the Library and the Internet
311(18)
Writing a Research Paper
329(24)
Part Five: Handbook of Sentence Skills 353(224)
Preview
354(1)
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
355(6)
Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
361(5)
Sentence Sense
366(3)
Fragments
369(16)
Run-Ons
385(15)
Standard English Verbs
400(9)
Irregular Verbs
409(9)
Subject-Verb Agreement
418(7)
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
425(7)
Pronoun Types
432(6)
Adjectives and Adverbs
438(5)
Misplaced Modifiers
443(4)
Dangling Modifiers
447(5)
Mechanics
Paper Format
452(5)
Capital Letters
457(9)
Numbers and Abbreviations
466(3)
Punctuation
Apostrophe
469(9)
Quotation Marks
478(7)
Comma
485(10)
Other Punctuation Marks
495(5)
Word Use
Using the Dictionary
500(9)
Improving Spelling
509(7)
Vocabulary Development
516(3)
Commonly Confused Words
519(10)
Effective Word Choice
529(6)
ESL Pointers
535(15)
Practice
Combined Mastery Tests
550(8)
Editing Tests
558(19)
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
571(6)
Part Six: Seventeen Reading Selections 577(148)
Preview
578(6)
Introduction to the Readings
579(5)
Goals and Values
584(1)
All the Good Things
584(6)
Sister Helen Mrosla
Rowing the Bus
590(7)
Paul Logan
Fifth Chinese Daughter
597(8)
Jade Snow Wong
Adolescent Confusion
605(6)
Maya Angelou
Tickets to Nowhere
611(6)
Andy Rooney
What Good Families Are Doing Right
617(12)
Delores Curran
Education and Self-Improvement
629(1)
Do It Better!
629(10)
Ben Carson
Cecil Murphey
Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
639(7)
James Lincoln Collier
Old before Her Time
646(9)
Katherine Barrett
Let's Really Reform Our Schools
655(8)
Anita Garland
How They Get You to Do That
663(9)
Janny Scott
Dealing with Feelings
672(8)
Rudolph F. Verderber
Human Groups and Society
680(1)
Television Changed My Family Forever
680(7)
Linda Ellerbee
Rudeness at the Movies
687(7)
Bill Wine
Bullies in School
694(8)
Kathleen Berger
People Need People
702(8)
S. Leonard Syme
A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath
710(15)
Theresa Conroy
Christine M. Johnson
Appendix: Answers and Charts 725(10)
Preview
726(1)
Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects
727(3)
Charts
730(5)
Acknowledgments 735(1)
Index 736


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