9780070920637

English Skills With Readings

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    9780070920637

  • ISBN10:

    007092063X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1998
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Table of Contents

To the Instructor xiii
PART ONE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE WRITING 1(130)
Preview
2(1)
Getting Started
3(8)
Important Factors in Writing
11(39)
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
35(3)
Practice in Seeing the Entire Writing Process
38(9)
A Review of the Chapter
47(3)
The First and Second Steps in Writing
50(36)
Make a Point
51(2)
Support the Point with Specific Evidence
53(7)
Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
60(26)
The Third and Fourth Steps in Writing
86(19)
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
87(7)
Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
94(2)
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
96(9)
Four Bases for Evaluating Writing
105(26)
Unity
106(2)
Support
108(2)
Coherence
110(2)
Sentence Skills
112(4)
Practice in Using the Four Bases
116(15)
PART TWO PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT 131(86)
Preview
132(1)
Introduction to Paragraph Development
133(6)
Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
133(1)
Writer, Purpose, and Audience
134(1)
Tools for Paragraph Development
135(4)
Providing Examples
139(9)
Explaining a Process
148(7)
Examining Cause and Effect
155(9)
Comparing or Contrasting
164(13)
Defining a Term
177(7)
Dividing and Classifying
184(8)
Describing a Scene or Person
192(9)
Narrating an Event
201(7)
Arguing a Position
208(9)
PART THREE ESSAY DEVELOPMENT 217(22)
Preview
218(1)
Writing the Essay
219(20)
What Is an Essay?
219(3)
Important Points about the Essay
222(4)
Essays to Consider
226(4)
Planning the Essay
230(2)
Essay Writing Assignments
232(7)
PART FOUR SENTENCE SKILLS 239(236)
Preview
240(1)
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
241(6)
Grammar
247(100)
Subjects and Verbs
247(5)
Sentence Sense
252(3)
Fragments
255(17)
Run-Ons
272(15)
Standard English Verbs
287(9)
Irregular Verbs
296(8)
Subject-Verb Agreement
304(7)
Consistent Verb Tense
311(4)
Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
315(8)
Pronoun Types
323(6)
Adjectives and Adverbs
329(5)
Misplaced Modifiers
334(4)
Dangling Modifiers
338(5)
Faulty Parallelism
343(4)
Mechanics
347(18)
Paper Format
347(5)
Capital Letters
352(10)
Numbers and Abbreviations
362(3)
Punctuation
365(32)
Apostrophe
365(9)
Quotation Marks
374(8)
Comma
382(10)
Other Punctuation Marks
392(5)
Word Use
397(50)
Using the Dictionary
397(8)
Improving Spelling
405(8)
Vocabulary Development
413(4)
Commonly Confused Words
417(12)
Effective Word Choice
429(8)
Sentence Variety
437(10)
Practice
447(28)
Combined Mastery Tests
447(8)
Editing Tests
455(13)
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
468(7)
PART FIVE SIXTEEN READING SELECTIONS 475(164)
Preview
476(1)
Introduction to the Readings
477(5)
Goals and Values
482(41)
Rowing the Bus
482(8)
Paul Logan
Adolescent Confusion
490(6)
Maya Angelou
The Tryout
496(13)
Bob Greene
What Good Families Are Doing Right
509(14)
Delores Curran
Education and Self-Improvement
523(70)
Do It Better!
523(11)
Ben Carson
Cecil Murphey
Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
534(8)
James Lincoln Collier
Old Before Her Time
542(10)
Katherine Barrett
Let's Really Reform Our Schools
552(8)
Anita Garland
Power Learning
560(11)
Sheila Akers
Finding a Career and a Job: A No-Nonsense Guide
571(13)
Ann McClintock
How to Think Clearly
584(9)
Earl Ubell
Human Groups and Society
593(44)
Television Changed My Family Forever
593(7)
Linda Ellerbee
The Chase
600(7)
Annie Dillard
Rudeness at the Movies
607(7)
Bill Wine
People Need People
614(9)
S. Leonard Syme
A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath
623(14)
Theresa Conroy
Christine M. Johnson
Acknowledgments
637(2)
APPENDIX ANSWERS AND CHARTS 639(2)
Preview
640(1)
Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects 641(4)
Charts 645(5)
Index 650

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