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Progressions : With Readings,9780205333752

Progressions : With Readings

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5th
ISBN13:

9780205333752

ISBN10:
0205333753
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Progressions helps students learn the characteristics of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; procedures for producing this writing; and applications of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence, Progressions provides abundant support for the student by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents ix
Thinking, Learning, and Writing in College xix
Checklists and Tips xxi
Preface xxiii
PART ONE The Writing Process
The Writing Process: Planning-Writing-Rewriting
1(44)
PART TWO The Paragraph
Paragraph Basics
45(26)
Narration
71(8)
Description
79(7)
Illustration
86(8)
Process Analysis
94(7)
Definition
101(7)
Comparison and Contrast
108(10)
Cause-and-Effect Analysis
118(9)
Classification
127(10)
Persuasion
137(10)
PART THREE The Essay
Writing An Essay
147(30)
PART FOUR Effective Sentences
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
177(14)
Writing Effective Sentences
191(49)
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
240(15)
Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
255(9)
Choosing Words Carefully
264(43)
PART FIVE Grammar and Usage
Using Verbs Correctly
307(39)
Using Pronouns Correctly
346(32)
Modifiers
378(13)
Capitalization and Punctuation
391(36)
Sentence Skills Workshop
427(12)
PART SIX From Reading to Writing
Writing in Response to Reading
439(52)
Appendix I A Problem-Soving Guide 491(4)
Appendix II Ten Tips for ESL Students 495(5)
Appendix III Answers to Pretests 500(3)
Index 503


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