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The ninth edition ofEnglish Skillsfeatures John Langan's trademark crystal-clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effectve writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. The new edition adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested material from previous editions.
Table of Contents
|To the Instructor|
|Basic Principles of Effective Writing|
|An Introduction to Writing Understanding Point and Support An Overview: How the Book is Organized Benefits of Paragraph Writing Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Keeping a Journal Using This Text|
|The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revising Editing Review Activities|
|The First and Second Steps in Writing Step 1: Begin With a Point Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence Reinforcing Point and Support The Importance ofSpecificDetails The Importance ofAdequateDetails Practice in Making and Supporting a Point|
|The Third Step in Writing Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence|
|The Fourth Step in Writing Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences|
|Four Bases for Revising Writing|
|Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases|
|Introduction to Paragraph Development Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development Important Considerations in Paragraph Development Using a Computer Using Peer Review Doing a Personal Review|
|Cause and Effect|
|Comparison and Contrast|
|Division and Classification|
|Additional Paragraph Assignments|
|Writing the Essay What Is an Essay? Important Points About the Essay Essays to Consider Planning the Essay Practice in Writing the Essay Essay Writing Assignments|
|Using the Library and the Internet|
|Writing a Research Paper|
|Handbook of Sentence Skills Preview Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test Section I: GRAMMAR|
|Subjects and Verbs|
|Standard English Verbs|
|Pronoun Agreement and Reference|
|Adjectives and Adverbs|
|Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Section II: MECHANICS3|
|Numbers and Abbreviations Section III: PUNCTUATION|
|Other Punctuation Marks Section IV: WORD USE|
|Using the Dictionary|
|Commonly Confused Words|
|Effective Word Choice|
|ESL Pointers Section V: PRACTICE|
|Combined Mastery Tests|
|Editing Tests Sentence-Skills Achievement Test Reading Comprehension Chart|
|Appendix: Answers and Charts Preview|
|Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic|
|Test and Introductory Projects|
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