Sentence Resources for Writers, with Readings (with MyWritingLab)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 7/31/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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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

I. OVERVIEW OF GOOD WRITING. 1. Your Strengths as a Writer. 2. The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs. 3. Overview of Paragraph Writing Skills. 4. Essay Overview. 5. Writing Process Overview. II. WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 6. Grammar Overview. Grammar diagnostic test. Skills Group 1: Basic Sentence Structure. 7. Prepositional Phrases. 8. Subjects and Verbs. 9. Clauses. 10. Run-On Sentences. 11. Fragments. 12. Sentence Combining 1. Skills Group 2: Verbs and Pronouns. 13. Regular Verbs. 14. Irregular Verbs. 15. Subject-Verb Agreement. 16. Verb Tense and Tense Consistency. 17. Pronoun Types. 18. Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View. 19. Sentence Combining 2. Skills Group 3: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallelism. 20. Simple Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs. 21. Misplaced Modifiers. 22. Dangling Modifiers. 23. Errors in Parallelism. 24. Sentence Combining 3. 25. Punctuation and Mechanics Overview. Punctuation and Mechanics Diagnostic Test Skills Group 4: Punctuation and Mechanics. 26. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks. 27. Commas. 28. Apostrophes. 29. Quotation Marks. 30. Other Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semi-colons, Parentheses, Dashes, and Hyphens. 31. Capitalization. 32. Numbers and Abbreviations. 33. Formal Writing Format. 34. Sentence Combining 4. Skills Group 5: Word Choice. 35. Using the Dictionary. 36. Spelling Well. 37. Words that Look Alike and Sound Alike. 38. Choosing the Best Words. 39. Sensitive Language. 40. Proofing and Polishing (omitted words, incorrect word forms, editing tips). III. MASTERY TESTS: PRACTICE WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. Mastery Test 1: Basic sentence structure. Mastery Test 2: Verbs and pronouns. Mastery Test 3: Adjectives, adverbs, and parallelism. Mastery Test 4: Punctuation and mechanics. Mastery Test 5: Word choice. IV. READINGS. Choices We Make. How Do I Love Thee, Robert J. Trotter. What You Do Is What You Are, Nickie McWhirter. Saturday Night and Youre All Alone? Maybe You Need a Cyberdate, Beth Brophy. In Defense of Splitting Up, Barbara Ehrenreich o Time magazine. Oprah on othe fire for reading" at the AAP, Oprah Winfrey. Focusing on the Family. The Family Farm, David Mas Masumoto. Guilt, Phillip Persky. The Case Against Chores, Jane Smiley. Generations, Joyce Maynard. Hold the Mayonnaise, Julia Alvarez. In The News. Dawns Early Light, Richard Rodriguez. Screaming for Civility, Bob Morris. Mogul vs. Mavericks: A Search for Heroes, William C. Taylor. Overworked ethic ; Long hours combined with too few vacation days are taking their toll on Americans, -- John Allen. Diagnosis: Supersize, by Howard Markel. Lab Manual. Appendices. ESL Issues. Working Together: Improving Yourself (peer collaboration guidelines, goal sheet). Skills Improvement Exam.

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