9780205703326

Wordsmith : A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205703326

  • ISBN10:

    0205703321

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 6/17/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Wordsmithis the book for instructors who want to truly connect with their students. Arlov created a text that counters many of the objections instructors had about textbooks, such as: Students find textbooks dry and tedious.Arlov includes thought-provoking chapter openers, plenty of visuals, and a conversational, engaging writing style that students really respond to. Students find textbooks irrelevant to their lives.Arlov's coverage of the rhetorical modes is realistic and models real-life writing. She includes "Real Writing" examples in the modes chapters to makeWordsmithrelevant to students'lives. Students become frustrated if the entire text is not used in class.Wordsmithis 100 pages briefer than similar texts on the market and an affordable option. This more concise approach also does not overwhelm students with too much information.Wordsmithprovides students with just the right balnace of instruction and practice.

Table of Contents

PART I COMPOSITION

Chapter 1. The Writing Process

Chapter 2. Preparing to Write

Chapter 3. Writing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences

Chapter 4. Writing Paragraphs: Support

Chapter 5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence

Chapter 6. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting

Chapter 7. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example

Chapter 8. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process

Chapter 9. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument

Chapter 10. Writing an Essay

Chapter 11. Writing Summary Reports

PART 2 GRAMMAR 

Chapter 12. Verbs and Subjects

Chapter 13. Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 14. Verb Shifts

Chapter 15. Coordination and Subordination

Chapter 16. Run-on Sentences

Chapter 17. Sentence Fragments

Chapter 18. Pronoun Case

Chapter 19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View

Chapter 20. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles

Chapter 21. Parallel Structure

Chapter 22. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 23. Capital Letters

Chapter 24. Words Commonly Confused

Chapter 25. Word Choice

Chapter 26. Commas

Chapter 27. Other Punctuation

Chapter 28. Apostrophes

Chapter 29. Quotation Marks

PART 3 READINGS

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