9781413033465

Writing Paragraphs and Essays Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills

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    9781413033465

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    1413033466

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Master writing paragraphs and short essays with WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS, 6e. Successfully class-tested by thousands of students, this new edition shows you how to create effective introductions, support paragraphs, and strong conclusions. Learn smart strategies for organizing and presenting your ideas and use real examples from students and professional writers to help guide your work. Take your skills to the next level with exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and boost your confidence as you apply them to your writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Writing
About Writing
The Writing Process
Putting It All Together
Writing Sentences and Paragraphs
Writing Skills: Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Paragraphs for Discussion and Analysis
Grammar for Effective Writing: Basic Sentence Skills
Putting It All Together
Being a Sensitive Writer
Writing Skills: Interaction of Topic, Purpose, Audience, and Voice
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Grammar for Effective Writing: Consistent Point of View
Putting It All Together
Organizing Ideas and Writing Them Clearly
Writing Skills: The Thesis Statement
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Grammar for Effective Writing: Eliminating Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices
Putting It All Together
Writing with More Depth and Variety
Writing Skills: Writing with Examples
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety
Forming and Punctuating Compound Sentences
Putting It All Together
Reaching an Audience by Creating Interest
Writing Skills: Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety
Using Complex Sentences
Putting It All Together
Making Ideas Flow Clearly
Writing Skills: Coherence
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Mechanics for Effective Writing: Reviewing Punctuation
Putting It All Together
Composing with Effective Patterns of Development
Writing Skills: Patterns of Development
Something to Think About, Something to Write About
Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis
Mechanics for Effective Writing: Capitalization
Putting It All Together
Confusing Words
Keeping a Journal
Irregular Verbs
Spelling
ESL: Gaining Confidence in Using English
Using Documented Support
Answers to Odd-Numbered Items in Exercises (including Appendices A and D)
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