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English Skills with Readings with Connect Writing access card

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9780077513887

ISBN10:
0077513886
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/9/2011
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

English Skills with Readings features John Langan's trademark crystal-clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. This edition of the book adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested materials from previous editions.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor

PART ONE: Basic Principles of Effective Writing

Chapter 1: 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

Chapter 2: The Writing Process

COnsidering Purpose and Audience

Prewriting

Writing a First Draft

Revising

Editing

Review Activities

Chapter 3: 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 of Specific Details

The Importance of Adequate Details

Practice in Making and Supporting a Point

Chapter 4: The Third Step in Writing

Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence

Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence

Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Writing

Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences

Revising Sentences

Editing Sentences

Practice in Revising Sentences

Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Writing

Base 1: Unity

Base 2: Support

Base 3: Coherence

Base 4: Sentence Skills

Practice in Using the Four Bases

PART TWO: Paragraph Development

Chapter 7: Introduction to Paragraph Development

Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development

Important Considerations in Paragraph Development

Using a Computer

Using Peer Review

Doing a Personal Review

Chapter 8: Exemplification

Chapter 9: Process

Chapter 10: Cause and Effect

Chapter 11: Comparison and Contrast

Chapter 12: Definition

Chapter 13: Division and Classification

Chapter 14: Description

Chapter 15: Narration

Chapter 16: Argument

Chapter 17: Additional Paragraph Assignments

PART THREE: Essay Development

Chapter 18: 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

PART FOUR: Research Skills

Chapter 19: Using the Library and the Internet

Chapter 20: Writing a Research Paper

PART FIVE: Handbook of Sentence Skills

Preview

Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test

Section I: GRAMMAR

Chapter 21: Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 22: Sentence Sense

Chapter 23: Fragments

Chapter 24: Run-Ons

Chapter 25: Standard English Verbs

Chapter 26: Irregular Verbs

Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 28: Pronoun Agreement and Reference

Chapter 29: Pronoun Types

Chapter 30: Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 31: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Section II: MECHANICS3

Chapter 32: Paper Format

Chapter 33: Capital Letters

Chapter 34: Numbers and Abbreviations

Section III: PUNCTUATION

Chapter 35: Apostrophe

Chapter 36: Quotation Marks

Chapter 37: Comma

Chapter 38: Other Punctuation Marks

Section IV: WORD USE

Chapter 39: Using the Dictionary

Chapter 40: Improving Spelling

Chapter 41: Vocabulary Development

Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice

Chapter 44: ESL Pointers

Section V: PRACTICE

Chapter 45: Combined Mastery Tests

Chapter 46: Editing Tests

Sentence-Skills Achievement Test

PART SIX: READINGS FOR WRITERS

Introduction to the Readings

"All the Good Things," Sister Helen Mrosla

"Rowing the Bus," Paul Langan

"The Scholarship Jacket," Marta Salinas

"Joe Davis: A Cool Man," Beth Johnson

"The Fist, the Clay, and the Rock," Donald Holland

"What Good Familes Are Doing Right," Delores Curran

"Do It Better!" Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey

"Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name," James Lincoln Collier

"Let's Really Reform Our Schools," Anita Garland

"How They Get You to Do That," Jenny Scott

*"Managing Conflicts in Relationships," Rudolph Verderber

"Extra Large, Please," Diane Urbina

"The Most Hateful Words," Amy Tan

*"Group Pressure," Rodney Stark

*"In the Beginning," Roxanne Black

"From Father to Son, Last Words to Live by," Dana Canedy

"A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath," Theresa Conroy and Christine M. Johnson

Reading Comprehension Chart

Appendix: Answers and Charts

Preview

Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects

Charts

Acknowledgments

Index



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