Along These Lines : Writing Paragraphs and Essays (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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For basic writing courses covering paragraphs and essays.This text ships automatically with MyWritngLab.Along These Lines better prepares students for their future writing courses!How do you prepare your students for their future writing courses? John Biays and Carol Wershoven believe you offer students constant reinforcement of the writing process. With a conversational tone and a blend of engaging activities, each writing chapter takes students through all of the steps of generating ideas, planning, drafting, and proofreading. Along These Lines will help prepare your students by providing the best writing process coverage found in any basic writing series!The fourth edition continues this step-by-step instruction by:- Integrating the writing process throughout EVERY writing chapter- Including peer review and collaborative exercises- Adding a new appendix on the research process

Table of Contents

Writing in Steps: The Process Approach
Writing a Paragraph
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Writing an Essay
Different Essay Patterns
Writing from Reading
The Bottom Line: Grammar for Writers
The Simple Sentence
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination
Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
Using Parallelism in Sentences
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Correcting Problems with Modifiers
Using Verbs Correctly
More on Verbs: Consistency and Voice
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference
Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case
Punctuation: The Period and the Question Mark
Punctuation: The Comma
Punctuation: The Semicolon and the Colon
Punctuation: The Apostrophe
Other Punctuation and Mechanics
Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike
Word Choice
Sentence Variety
Grammar for ESL Students
The Research Process
Reading Selections to Accompany the Writing Chapters
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