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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
|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|
|Subjects and Verbs|
|Sentence Variety I|
|Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement|
|Standard English Verbs|
|Consistent Verb Tense|
|Additional Information about Verbs|
|Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View|
|Modifiers and Parallelism|
|Adjectives and Adverbs|
|Punctuation and Mechanics|
|Numbers and Abbreviations|
|Other Punctuation Marks|
|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|
|Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)|
|Run-Ons (Comma Splices)|
|Standard English Verbs|
|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|
|How a Computer Can Help|
|Parts of Speech|
|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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