9780131876101

Wordsmith : Essentials of College English

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131876101

  • ISBN10:

    0131876104

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Direct, conversational, and user-friendly, this book is broader in scope than most sentence level books, and contains clear explanations supported by numerous examples and exercises.KEY TOPICSIt focuses on paragraphs, includes no rhetorical modes, and has chapters on writing e-mail messages and making oral presentations. A three-part flexible format mixes and matches writing chapters, grammar chapters, and a selection of ten readings.For individuals who want to improve their written communication skills.

Table of Contents

Composition
The Writing Process
Preparing to Write
Writing Paragraphs: The Topic Sentence
Writing Paragraph Support
Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence
Formatting, Revising, and Proofreading
Essays and Essay Exams
E-mail
Constructing Sentences
Parts of Speech
Verbs and Subjects
Subject-Verb Agreement
Irregular Verbs
Verb Tense
Coordination and Subordination
Writing Concise Sentences
Run-On Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Pronoun Case
Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
Relative Pronouns
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Capital Letters
Words Commonly Confused
Word Choice
Commas
Other Punctuation
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics
Readings
A Day Away
Say "Yes" to Yourself
Employment Testing
Broken Windows: Crudity in Language
Incident at Register 2, Constance Daley
Walking the Tightrope Between Black and White
My Dead Dog May Already Be a Winner
Imprisoned by Ex-Convict Status
Borrowed History
From the Welfare Rolls A Mother's View
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