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A one-of-a-kind resource to improve writing skills
IDEAS and Aims fulfills a growing need in our classrooms for a different approach and a different type of writing textbook. Its consistent focus on subject, purpose, audience, and genre leads students to effectively analyze writing situations they will encounter in their classes and beyond. This is accomplished through use of an easy to remember template called IDEAS [Interest, Details, Explanation, Audience, and Style] helping students see writing not only as an important academic tool but as a necessary skill for their personal and professional lives.
Also available with MyWritingLab ™
This title is also available with MyWritingLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.
A full Pearson e-text version of IDEAS and Aims is available in MyWritingLab, complemented by plentiful sample documents, videos, and exercises arranged in a learning path specific to this text.
Quick Reference Editing GuideA. Catch the Big Three: Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices
A.1 Fragment (Frag)B. Avoid Shifts
A.2 Run-On (RO) & Comma Splice (CS)
B.1 Shifts in Point of View (Shift)C. Master Grammar: Pronoun Case, Pronoun Reference, and Agreement
B.2 Shifts in Verb Tense (Tense)
B.3 Shifts in Irregular verb Tense
C.1 Pronoun CaseD. Pay Attention to Punctuation: Apostrophes, Commas, Quotation Marks, Semicolons, and Colons
C.2 Pronoun Reference
C.3 Pronoun Antecedent Agreement (PA Agr)
C.4 Subject Verb Agreement (SV Agr)
D.1 Apostrophes (apos)E. Avoid Bungled Sentences: Modifiers and Parallelism
D.2 Commas (C)
D.3 Quotation Marks/Dialogue (Quote)
D.4 Semicolon (;)
D.5 Colon (:)
E.1 Modifier Error–Misplaced or Dangling (M)F. Mind Your Mechanics: Abbreviations, Capitals, Numbers, and Titles
E.2 Parallelism (//)
F.1 Abbreviation (Abbrev)G. Understand Usage and Avoid the Spell Check Trap
F.2 Capitalization (Cap)
F.3 Number (Number)
F.4 Title (title)