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English Skills,9780070364462

English Skills

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780070364462

ISBN10:
007036446X
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1996
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill College
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Table of Contents

To the Instructor xiii
PART ONE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE WRITING 1(132)
Preview
2(1)
Getting Started
3(8)
Important Factors in Writing
11(40)
Your Attitude about Writing
12(2)
Writing for a Specific Purpose and Audience
14(1)
Knowing or Discovering Your Subject
15(2)
Keeping a Journal
17(1)
Prewriting
18(8)
Outlining
26(9)
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
35(1)
Using a Word Processor
36(3)
Practice in Seeing the Entire Writing Process
39(9)
A Review of the Chapter
48(3)
The First and Second Steps in Writing
51(36)
Make a Point
52(2)
Support the Point with Specific Evidence
54(7)
Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
61(26)
The Third and Fourth Steps in Writing
87(20)
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
88(8)
Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
96(1)
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
97(10)
Four Bases for Evaluating Writing
107(26)
Unity
108(2)
Support
110(2)
Coherence
112(2)
Sentence Skills
114(4)
Practice in Using the Four Bases
118(15)
PART TWO PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT 133(100)
Preview
134(1)
Introduction to Paragraph Development
135(6)
Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
135(1)
Writer, Purpose, and Audience
136(1)
Tools for Paragraph Development
137(4)
Providing Examples
141(9)
Explaining a Process
150(8)
Examining Cause and Effect
158(9)
Comparing or Contrasting
167(13)
Defining a Term
180(7)
Dividing and Classifying
187(9)
Describing a Scene or Person
196(10)
Narrating an Event
206(8)
Arguing a Position
214(9)
Additional Paragraph Assignments
223(10)
PART THREE ESSAY DEVELOPMENT 233(30)
Preview
234(1)
Writing the Essay
235(28)
What Is an Essay?
235(3)
Important Points about the Essay
238(4)
Essays to Consider
242(4)
Planning the Essay
246(2)
Essay Writing Assignments
248(15)
PART FOUR SPECIAL SKILLS 263(76)
Preview
264(1)
Developing Key Study Skills
265(14)
Writing an Exam Essay
279(8)
Writing a Summary
287(5)
Writing a Report
292(6)
Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter
298(6)
Using the Library
304(17)
Writing a Research Paper
321(18)
PART FIVE SENTENCE SKILLS 339(236)
Preview
340(1)
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
341(6)
Grammar
347(100)
Subjects and Verbs
347(5)
Sentence Sense
352(3)
Fragments
355(17)
Run-Ons
372(15)
Standard English Verbs
387(9)
Irregular Verbs
396(8)
Subject-Verb Agreement
404(7)
Consistent Verb Tense
411(4)
Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
415(8)
Pronoun Types
423(6)
Adjectives and Adverbs
429(5)
Misplaced Modifiers
434(4)
Dangling Modifiers
438(5)
Faulty Parallelism
443(4)
Mechanics
447(18)
Paper Format
447(5)
Capital Letters
452(10)
Numbers and Abbreviations
462(3)
Punctuation
465(32)
Apostrophe
465(9)
Quotation Marks
474(8)
Comma
482(10)
Other Punctuation Marks
492(5)
Word Use
497(50)
Using the Dictionary
497(8)
Improving Spelling
505(8)
Vocabulary Development
513(4)
Commonly Confused Words
517(12)
Effective Word Choice
529(8)
Sentence Variety
537(10)
Practice
547(28)
Combined Mastery Tests
547(8)
Editing Tests
555(13)
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
568(7)
APPENDIX ANSWERS AND CHARTS 575(10)
Preview
576(1)
Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects
577(4)
Charts
581(4)
Index 585


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