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First Steps in Academic Writing (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 2)



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  • First Steps in Academic Writing
    First Steps in Academic Writing


The second edition of First Steps in Academic Writing, by Ann Hogue,#xA0;provides high-beginning to low-intermediate students with essential tools to master basic academic writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates paragraph organization, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and the writing process. First Stepsleads students to build strong academic writing skills that will last them throughout their writing careers. #xA0; Features: A step-by-step approachguides students seamlessly through the writing process. Clear, succinct explanationshelp students to understand and apply key conepts and rules. Numerous modelsand varied practicesupport students at all stages of writing. NEW Try It Out!exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of new skills.#xA0; NEWjournal writingactivities help students build literacy. NEWself-editingand peer editingworksheets motivate students to revise. The Longman Academic Writing Seriesalso consists of: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 3 Introduction to Academic Writing,Third Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English,Fourth Edition#xA0;

Table of Contents

Introducing People
What Is Academic Writing?
Chapter Preview
Prewriting Activity: Asking Questions and Taking Notes
What Is a Paragraph?
Model: What Is a Paragraph?
Mrs. RobinsonParagraph Form
Model: Handwritten Assignment My Classmate
Model: Computer-Written Assignment My Classmate
Grammar and Capitalization
What Is a Sentence?Command Sentences
Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Capitalization: Six Rules
Journal Writing
Model: Journal Entry
Sentence Structure
Simple Sentences
Connecting Words: and, orSentence Combining
WritingReview Questions
The Writing Process
Prewrite to get ideas-freewriting
Write the first draft
Edit the first draft
Write the final copyWriting Assignment
Listing-Order ParagraphsChapter Preview
Prewriting Activity: ClusteringClustering
Model: Clustering 1
Model: Clustering 2
OrganizationListing-Order Paragraphs
Model: Listing-Order Paragraph Flight Attendants
The Three Parts of a Paragraph
The Topic Sentence
Listing-Order Transition Signals
Paragraph Unity
The Concluding SentenceOutlining
Model: Simple Outline Flight Attendants
Sentence Structure
Compound Sentences
Coordinating Conjunctions: and, but, or, soTwo Sentence Errors: Run-ons and Comma Splices
WritingReview QuestionsWriting Assignment
Giving Instructions
Chapter Preview
Prewriting Activity: Listing
Organization"How To" Paragraphs
Model: "How To" Paragraph How to Have a Successful Garage Sale
Topic and Concluding Sentence for "How To" Paragraphs
Time-Order Signals
Listing and Outlining
Model: Listing
Model: Edited List
Model: Simple Outline
Sentence Structure
Independent and Dependent Clauses
Adverb Subordinators
Complex Sentences
Sentence Errors: Fragments
Summary: Three Types of Sentences
Capitalization and Punctuation
Capitalization: Four More Rules
Commas: Four Rules
Review Questions
Writing Assignment
Describing a Place
Chapter Preview
Prewriting Activity: Listing Descriptive Detail
Space Order
Model: Space Order The Shared Refrigerator
Topic and Concluding Sentences for Descriptive Paragraphs
Specific Details
Planning a Space-Order Paragraph
Order of Adjectives
Sentence Structure
Prepositional Phrases
Model: Prepositional Phrases of Place in a Description My DeskUsing Prepositional Phrases to Vary Sentence Openings
WritingReview QuestionsWriting Assignment
Stating Reasons and Using Examples
Chapter Preview
Prewriting Activity: Reasons and Examples
Model: Reasons and Examples Costa RicaOutlines with Details
Model: Detailed Outline Costa RicaReasons and Examples<
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