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Abundant support is provided: explanations are clear, concise, and friendly; illustrations come from sample writing; exercises appear frequently and are of many different kinds to suit all learners; pre-and post-tests help assess needs and progress; all writing assignments are accompanied by procedures for generating ideas and checklists for revision support; useful strategies are given for editing support; marginalia and lists provide reading support.
Table of Contents
|A Letter to the Students Who Use This Book|
|The Writing Process: Planning - Writing - Rewriting||p. 1|
|An Essay from Start to Finish||p. 37|
|Paragraph Basics||p. 51|
|Ways to Develop Paragraphs||p. 80|
|Writing an Essay||p. 143|
|Identifying Subjects and Verbs||p. 173|
|Writing Effective Sentences||p. 189|
|Avoiding Sentence Fragments||p. 239|
|Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices||p. 254|
|Choosing Words Carefully||p. 264|
|Using Verbs Correctly||p. 305|
|Using Pronouns Correctly||p. 346|
|Capitalization and Punctuation||p. 392|
|Writing in Response to Reading||p. 433|
|Appendix I Personal Editing Profile||p. 489|
|Appendix II A Problem Solving Guide||p. 492|
|Appendix III Answers to Pretests||p. 497|
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