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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For basic writing courses covering sentences and paragraphs. Along These Linesbetter 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. Even the grammar chapters include sentence-generating and editing exercises as well as excerpts from powerful writers.

Table of Contents

Sentence-Level Skills
The Simple Sentence
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination
Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination
Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
Using Parallelism in Sentences
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Correcting Problems with Modifiers
Verbs: The Four Main Forms
More on Verb Tenses
Verbs: Consistency and Voice
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference
Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case
Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike
Using Prepositions Correctly
Writing In Steps: The Process Approach
Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting - Generating Ideas
Writing a Paragraph: Planningnbsp; - Devising a Plan
Writing a Paragraph: Drafting - Writing and Revising the Drafts
Writing a Paragraph: Polishing -- Polishing and Proofreading
Writing a Narrative Paragraph
Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Writing a Process Paragraph
Moving from Paragraphs to Essays
Writing from Reading
Reading Selections to Accompany the Writing Chapters
Grammar Practice for ESL Students
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