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English Skills,9780072381276

English Skills

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780072381276

ISBN10:
0072381272
Format:
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Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
Publisher(s):
MCGRAW HILL PUBL CO
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Summary

This combined rhetoric/worktext is designed for basic skills writing courses that focus on the paragraph. English Skills features John Langan's clear explanations and his wide range of motivating activities and assignments that reinforce the Four Bases of Effective Writing: Unity, Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills.

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(2)
Benefits of Paragraph Writing
9(1)
Writing as a Skill
10(2)
Writing as a Process of Discovery
12(1)
Keeping a Journal
13(2)
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)
Begin with a Point
47(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)
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
79(9)
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
88(9)
The Fourth Step in Writing
97(34)
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)
Unity
132(2)
Support
134(2)
Coherence
136(2)
Sentence Skills
138(4)
Practice in Using the Four Bases
142(17)
Part Two: Paragraph Development 159(132)
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 Persona) 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)
Additional Paragraph Assignments
281(10)
Part Three: Essay Development 291(28)
Preview
292(1)
Writing the Essay
293(26)
What Is an Essay?
293(3)
Important Points about the Essay
296(4)
Essays to Consider
300(4)
Planning the Essay
304(2)
Essay Writing Assignments
306(13)
Part Four: Special Skills 319(84)
Preview
320(1)
Developing Key Study Skills
321(14)
Writing an Exam Essay
335(8)
Writing a Summary
343(6)
Writing a Report
349(6)
Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter
355(6)
Using the Library and the Internet
361(18)
Writing a Research Paper
379(24)
Part Five: Handbook of Sentence Skills 403(224)
Preview
404(1)
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
405(6)
Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
411(5)
Sentence Sense
416(3)
Fragments
419(16)
Run-Ons
435(15)
Standard English Verbs
450(9)
Irregular Verbs
459(9)
Subject-Verb Agreement
468(7)
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
475(7)
Pronoun Types
482(6)
Adjectives and Adverbs
488(5)
Misplaced Modifiers
493(4)
Dangling Modifiers
497(5)
Mechanics
Paper Format
502(5)
Capital Letters
507(9)
Numbers and Abbreviations
516(3)
Punctuation
Apostrophe
519(9)
Quotation Marks
528(7)
Comma
535(10)
Other Punctuation Marks
545(5)
Word Use
Using the Dictionary
550(9)
Improving Spelling
559(7)
Vocabulary Development
566(3)
Commonly Confused Words
569(10)
Effective Word Choice
579(6)
Practice
Combined Mastery Tests
585(8)
Editing Tests
593(19)
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
606(6)
ESL Pointers
612(15)
Appendix: Answers and Charts 627(1)
Preview 628(1)
Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects 629(3)
Charts 632(4)
Index 636


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