9780321338723

Sentence Resources for Writers, with Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321338723

  • ISBN10:

    0321338723

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/23/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

From the author of the highly successful paragraph to essay level text, Resources for Writers with Readings, 2/e, comes the companion text for the sentence to paragraph level course, Sentence Resources for Writers, with Readings, a textbook designed to fully meet the needs of the developing college writer and the developmental writing educator. All the resources students need to succeed in this course, and all the resources instructors need to successfully teach this course (without supplementing) are available exclusively in this one book. The integration of comprehensive skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, and a lab manual make Sentence Resources for Writers the most complete resource for developmental writing at the sentence to paragraph level. Sentence Resources for Writers gives clear and accessible writing instruction using appealing examples from cultural literacy. Each chapter uses a different cultural literacy topic drawing from light-hearted topics to serious ones. The "Four Cs" approach to writing is used consistently to reinforce corresponding skills and lead students through the process of writing effective sentences, and an abundance ofl exercises gives students effective reinforcement. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of sourcesnovels, newspapers, magazinesand provide high student interest. Chapters are modular giving instructors maximum flexibility. An appealing four-color design showcases the photos included and adds visual interest to each page. The text's Lab Manual consists of workbook activities for each text chapter that are supplemented by additional, correlated activities in the Online Lab Manual.

Table of Contents

Overview of Good Writing
Your Strengths as a Writer
The Bases of Good Writing?
The Four Cs
Overview of Paragraph Writing Skills
Essay Overview
Writing Process Overview
Writing Effective Sentences
Grammar Overview
Grammar diagnostic test
Skills Group 1: Basic Sentence Structure
Prepositional Phrases
Subjects and Verbs
Clauses
Run-On Sentences
Fragments
Sentence Combining 1
Skills Group 2: Verbs and Pronouns
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verb Tense and Tense Consistency
Pronoun Types
Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View
Sentence Combining 2
Skills Group 3: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallelism
Simple Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers.
Dangling Modifiers
Errors in Parallelism
Sentence Combining 3
Punctuation and Mechanics Overview
Punctuation and Mechanics Diagnostic Tes?
Skills Group 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks
Commas
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semi-colons, Parentheses, Dashes, and Hyphens
Capitalization
Numbers and Abbreviations
Formal Writing Format
Sentence Combining 4
Skills Group 5: Word Choice
Using the Dictionary
Spelling Well
Words that Look Alike and Sound Alike
Choosing the Best Words
Sensitive Language
Proofing and Polishing (omitted words, incorrect word forms, editing tips)
Mastery Tests: P
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