CART

(0) items

Refining Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar for ESL Students,9780838452103

Refining Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar for ESL Students

by ;
Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780838452103

ISBN10:
0838452108
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/26/1995
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE ELT
List Price: $42.33
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.01

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • Refining Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar
    Refining Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar
  • Refining Composition Skills Academic Writing and Grammar
    Refining Composition Skills Academic Writing and Grammar




Summary

This fourth edition continues to integrate instruction in rhetorical devices with practice in acquiring relevant grammatical structures.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: THE PARAGRAPH
The Writing Process
5(10)
Prewriting
6(6)
Generating Ideas
6(1)
Keeping a Journal
6(1)
Invention Techniques
7(1)
Brainstorming
7(1)
Freewriting
8(1)
WH- Questions
9(1)
Clustering
10(2)
Planning
12(1)
Drafting
12(1)
Revising
13(2)
Revising
12(1)
Editing
13(2)
Introduction to the Paragraph
15(27)
The Topic of a Paragraph
16(5)
Prewriting: Planning
18(3)
The Topic Sentence
21(8)
Improving the Topic Sentence
23(2)
Recognizing the Topic Sentence
25(2)
Formulating the Topic Sentence
27(1)
Prewriting: Generating Ideas
27(2)
Support
29(3)
Prewriting: Planning
29(3)
Unity
32(2)
Coherence
34(5)
Composition Skills
39(3)
Revision
39(1)
Peer Review Checklist
39(2)
Revision Checklist for the Paragraph
41(1)
The Narrative Paragraph
42(19)
Readings: Personal Reflections
43(7)
``The Best Part,'' Mary Kay Mackin
43(1)
``Primer Class,'' Elizabeth Bishop
44(2)
``The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl,'' Elizabeth Wong
46(4)
Writing
50(4)
Present Narration
50(4)
Composition Skills
54(3)
Coherence
54(1)
Adverbials of Time and Sequence
54(2)
Past Narration
56(1)
Compositon Skills
57(4)
Coherence
57(1)
Adverbial Clauses of Time
57(2)
Revision
59(1)
Peer Review Checklist
59(1)
Revision Checklist for the Narrative Paragraph
60(1)
The Descriptive Paragraph
61(25)
Reading: Important People, Important Places
62(7)
``Uncle Kwok,'' Jade Snow Wong
62(4)
from The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday
66(3)
Writing
69(4)
Description of a Place
69(4)
Composition Skills
73(8)
Chorence
73(1)
Adverbs of Place
73(1)
Modification: Specific /Details
74(1)
Description of a Person
75(6)
Composition Skills
81(5)
Coherence
81(1)
Adjective Clauses
81(2)
Revision
83(1)
Peer Review Checklist
83(2)
Revision Checklist for the Descriptive Paragraph
85(1)
The Expository Paragraph
86(35)
Reading: Arts and Entertainment
87(7)
``Survival,'' Margaret Atwood
87(3)
``Throught North African Eyes,'' Lynn Teo Simarski
90(4)
Writing
94(13)
Support of the Generalization
97(1)
Specific Details
97(4)
Examples
101(4)
Illustrations and Anecdotes
105(2)
Composition Skills
107(14)
Coherence
107(1)
Organization of Details and Examples
107(3)
Transitional Words and Phrases
110(6)
Revision
116(1)
Peer Review Checklist
116(1)
Revisoin Checklist for the Expository Paragraph
117(4)
UNIT TWO: THE ESSAY
Introduction to the Essay
121(28)
The Thesis Statement
121(4)
The Introduction
125(5)
Prewriting: Planning
126(4)
The Development Paragraphs
130(10)
Prewriting: Planning
131(9)
The Conclusion
140(3)
The Outline
143(3)
Prewriting: Planning
143(3)
Composition Skills
146(3)
Revision
146(1)
Peer Review Checklist
146(2)
Revision Checklist for the Essay
148(1)
The Example Essay
149(30)
Reading: The Power of Culture and Language
150(11)
``How Unwritten Rules Circumscribe Our Lives,'' Bob Greene
150(5)
``Americanization Is Tough on `Macho,'' Rose Del Castillo Guilbault
155(6)
Writing
161(7)
Number of Examples
161(3)
Choice of Examples
164(4)
Composition Skills
168(11)
Coherence
168(1)
Organization of Examples
168(1)
Transitions Between Paragraphs
168(8)
Revision
176(1)
Peer Review Checklist
176(2)
Revision Checklist for the Example Essay
178(1)
The Comparison and Contrast Essay
179(35)
Reading: Styles of Communication
180(11)
``Conversational Ballgames,'' Nancy Masterson Sakamoto
180(5)
``Intimacy and Independence,'' Deborah Tannen
185(6)
Writing
191(11)
Points of Comparison
192(1)
Emphasis on Comparison or Contrast
193(1)
Patterns of Organization
193(9)
Composition Skills
202(12)
Coherence
202(1)
Transitions for Comparison and Contrast
202(9)
Revision
211(1)
Peer Review Checklist
211(2)
Revision Checklist for the Comparison and Contrast Essay
213(1)
The Classification Essay
214(33)
Reading: A Healthy Society
215(13)
``Three Kinds of Fatigue,'' Jane Brody
215(7)
``A Very Short History of Some American Drugs Familiar to Everybody,'' Adam Smith
222(6)
Writing
228(9)
The Principle of Classification
229(3)
Making the Classification Complete
232(1)
Organizing the Classification Essay
233(1)
Introducing the Categories
233(4)
Compositoin Skills
237(10)
Introductory Paragraphs
237(1)
The Turnabout
237(1)
Coherence
238(1)
Transitions for Classification
238(5)
Revision
243(1)
Peer Review Checklist
243(2)
Revision Checklist for the Classification Essay
245(2)
The Process Analysis Essay
247(31)
Reading: The World of Work
248(13)
From the Dark Child, Camara Laye
248(8)
``Portraits of a Cop,'' N. r. Kleinfield
256(5)
Writing
261(10)
Planning the Process Analysis Essay
262(3)
Organizing the Process Analysis Essay
265(6)
Composition Skills
271(7)
Introdction Paragraphs
271(1)
The Dramatic Entrance
271(2)
Coherence
273(1)
Participial Phrases
273(1)
Revision
274(1)
Peer Review Checklist
274(3)
Revision Checklist for the Process Analysis Essay
277(1)
The Cause-and-Effect Analysis Essay
278(39)
Readings: Parents, Children, and Society
279(7)
``Lift Your Feet,'' Andrew Ward
279(2)
``Why They Excel,'' Fox Butterfield
281(5)
Writing
286(18)
Multiple Causes → Effect
287(3)
Organizing the Causal Analysis Essay
290(2)
The Thesis Statement for the Causal Analysis Essay
292(2)
A Problem in Reasoning
294(1)
Cause → Multiple Effects
295(2)
Organizing the Effect Analysis Essay
297(1)
The Thesis Statement for the Affect Analysis Essay
298(2)
The Causal Chain
300(4)
Composition Skills
304(13)
Introductory Paragraphs
304(1)
The Dramatic Entrance
304(3)
The Relevant Quotation
307(2)
Cohrence
309(1)
Transitions and Expressions for Cause and Effect
309(4)
Revision
313(1)
Peer Review Checklist
313(3)
Revision Checklist for the Cause-and-Effect Analysis Essay
316(1)
The Argumentative Essay
317(169)
Reading: Problems, Issues, and Solutions
318(6)
``Bilinguslism's Goal,'' Barbara Mujica
318(3)
``The Bounty of the Sea,'' Jacques Cousteau
321(3)
Writing
324(22)
The Argumentative Thesis: Taking a Stand
324(2)
The Opposition: Knowing What You Are Up Against
326(2)
Arguing Your Case: The Logic Behind Your Reasons
328
Explaining and Supporting the Reasons
225(116)
Planning the Argumentative Essay
341(2)
Organizing the Argumentative Essay
343(3)
Compositon Skills
346(8)
Choerence Review
346(4)
Revision
350(1)
Peer Review Checklist
350(1)
Revision Checklist for the Argumentative Essay
351(3)
UNIT THREE: GRAMMAR REVIEW
Each grammar section coordinates with the chapter given in parentheses.
Adjectives
354(7)
Adjectives (4)
354(1)
Participles as Adjectives (4)
355(3)
Adjective Clauses Reduced to Participial Phrases (9)
358(3)
Adverbials
361(9)
Adverbs of Place (4)
361(1)
Adverbials of Time and Sequence (3)
362(1)
Prepositions in Time Expressions (3)
363(3)
Adverbial Clauses of Time Reduced to Participial Phrases (10)
366(4)
Articles
370(11)
Definite and Idenfinite Articles (5)
370(5)
Articles with Quantifiers (5)
375(5)
Articles with Count and Noncount Nouns (11)
380(1)
Clauses
381(27)
Adjective Clauses (4)
381(1)
Adjective Clause Subordinators (4)
382(5)
Adverbial Clauses of Time (3)
387(4)
Adverbial Clauses of Comparison, Contrast, and Concession (8)
391(5)
Adverbial Clauses of Purpose (10)
396(2)
Adverbial Clauses of Cause and Result (11)
398(3)
Noun Clauses
401(1)
Noun Clauses Derived from Statements (7)
401(2)
Noun Clauses Derived from Questions (7)
403(2)
Subjective Noun Clauses (!2)
405(3)
Comparisons
408(6)
Indicators of Equality or Similarity (8)
408(2)
Indicators of Inequality (8)
410(4)
Correlative Conjunctions (9)
414(4)
Gerunds and Infinitives
418(8)
Gerunds and Infinitives as Subjects (7)
418(3)
Gerunds and Infinitives as Objects (7)
421(3)
Gerunds as Objects of Prepositions (70
424(2)
Verb/Tense System
426(33)
The Simple Present vs. the Present Progressive (3)
426(5)
The Simple Past vs. the Past Progressive and the Past Perfect (3)
431(9)
The Present Perfect vs. the Simple Past (5)
440(3)
Adverbials Used with the Present Perfect and the Simple Past Tenses (5)
443(5)
The Passive Voice vs. the Active Voice (4)
448(5)
Conditionals
453(1)
Real Conditions (10)
453(2)
Unreal Conditions (11)
455(4)
APPENDIXES
Appendix I
459(2)
The Definite Article with Place Names
459(1)
The Definite Article with Other Proper Nouns
460(1)
Appendix II
461(11)
Puncuation Problems
461(1)
Rules for Punctuation
462(10)
Appendix II
472(2)
Rules for Capitalization
472(2)
Appendix IV
474(3)
Noun Plurals
474(3)
Appendix V
477(4)
Subject-Verb Agreement
477(4)
Appendix VI
481(5)
Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
481(3)
Problem Verbs
484(2)
Appendix VII
486(1)
Verbs and Their Complements
486


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...