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Sentence Skills with Readings

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Edition:
4th
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9780073533261

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0073533262
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/6/2009
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

John Langan's best-selling sentence-level worktext returns in a new edition highlighting the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, college-level writing.

Table of Contents

Effective Writing
Learning Sentence Skills Why Learn Sentence Skills? Your Attitude about Writing How This Book is Organized How to Use This Book
A Brief Guide to Effective Writing What Is a Paragraph? The Goals of Effective Writing Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing
The Writing Process Steps in the Writing Process Activities in the Writing Process Ten Writing Assignments
Sentence Skills
Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
Fragments
Run-Ons
Sentence Variety I
Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Consistent Verb Tense
Additional Information about Verbs
Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View
Pronoun Types
Modifiers and Parallelism
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifier
Dangling Modifiers
Faulty Parallelism
Punctuation and Mechanics
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
End Marks
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Comma
Other Punctuation Marks
Word Use
Dictionary Use
Spelling Improvement
Omitted Words and Letters
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
Reinforcement Of Sentence Skills Combined Mastery Tests Fragments and Run-Ons Verbs Pronouns Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism Capital Letters and Punctuation Word Use Editing and Proofreading Tests
Fragments
Fragments
Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Faulty Parallelism
Capital Letters
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Commas
Commonly Confused Words Combined Editing Tests
Introduction to the Readings A Change of Attitude Grant Berry Do It Better! Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphey Lost Years, Found Dreams Regina Ruiz Papa Leo Buscaglia Let's Get Specific Beth Johnson All the Good Things Sister Helen Mrosla Responsibility M. Scott Peck The Most Hateful Words Amy Tan My Daughter Smokes Alice Walker Wonder in the Air, Jeff Gammage The Warrior Within, Dawn Cogliser
Appendixes
How a Computer Can Help
Parts of Speech
ESL Pointers
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two
Index Corrections Symbols
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