Along These Lines Writing Sentences and Paragraphs with Writing from Reading Strategies

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-08
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in College Developmental Writing.

Foundational Skills for Effective Writing
Clear, effective writing is an increasingly important skill in today’s modern world. Along These Lines: Writing Sentences & Paragraphs guides students step by step through the writing process with in-depth instruction on grammar, paragraph construction, and short essays.  Each chapter has numerous individual and collaborative exercises along with contextualized practical writing applications such as workplace writing, classroom-centered and academic material. This text also includes a chapter on “Writing from Reading” demonstrating how writing and reading are interconnected processes.

Encouraging critical thinking and personal engagement, the Sixth Edition of Along These Lines: Writing Sentences & Paragraphs includes invaluable resources, interactive exercises, and continual step-by-step reinforcement of the writing process to give writers a solid foundation for future success.  

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Simple Sentence

Chapter 2: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

Chapter 3: Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

Chapter 4: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

Chapter 5: Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options

Chapter 6: Avoiding Sentence Fragments

Chapter 7: Using Parallelism in Sentences

Chapter 8: Using Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 9: Correcting Problems with Modifiers

Chapter 10: Verbs: The Present Tense

Chapter 11: Verbs: Past Tense

Chapter 12: Verbs: Consistency and Voice

Chapter 13: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

Chapter 14: Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

Chapter 15: Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

Chapter 16: Punctuation

Chapter 17: Spelling

Chapter 18: Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike

Chapter 19: Using Prepositions Correctly


Writing in Stages: The Process Approach


Chapter 20: Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting

Chapter 21: Writing a Paragraph: Planning

Chapter 22: Writing a Paragraph: Drafting and Revising

Chapter 23: Writing a Paragraph: Editing and Proofreading

Chapter 24: Writing a Narrative Paragraph

Chapter 25: Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Chapter 26: Writing an Illustration Paragraph

Chapter 27: Writing a Process Paragraph

Chapter 28: Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

Chapter 29: Writing from Reading


Appendix: Readings for Writers

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