College Writing Skills, media edition, with Student CD-ROM and User's Guide

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-09
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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"I long ago lost count of the number of instructors who have told me that the Four Bases really work. When you explain the four bases to students and make the bases really clear with a lot of activities, students get it. You can see the light in their eyes." - John Langan.About the Book:Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for freshman writing courses that focus on the essay. College Writing Skills features the successful Langan approach that focuses on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills.About the Media Edition:This media-enhanced version of John Langan's College Writing Skills improves the link between the text of the fifth edition and the media supplements developed and class-tested to complement the text's pedagogy. Each of the 45 chapters features new icons that let students and instructors know where to find additional exercises, extended explanations, and supplemental resources for the topic at hand.

Table of Contents

Essay Writing
An Introduction To Writing
Point and Support
Structure of the Traditional Essay
Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay
Writing as a Skill
Writing as a Process of Discovery
Journal Writing
Word Processing
Final Activities
The Writing Process
Writing a First Draft
Final Activities
The First And Second Steps In Essay Writing
Begin with a Point, or Thesis
Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence
Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
The Third And Fourth Steps In Essay Writing
Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Practice in Organizing and connecting Specific Evidence
The Fourth Step In Essay Writing
Revising Sentences
Editing Sentences
Practice in Revising Sentences
The Four Bases For Evaluating Essay Writing
Base 1: Unity
Base 2: Support
Base 3: Coherence
Base 4: Sentence Skills
Practice in Using the Four Bases
Patterns Of Essay Development
Introduction To Essay Development
Cause And Effect
Comparison And Contrast
Division And Classification
Special Skills
Taking Essay Exams
Preparing A Summary
Writing A Report
Writing A Resume And Job Application Letter
Using The Library And The Internet
Writing A Research Paper
Handbook Of Sentence Skillsgrammar
Subjects and Verbs
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Additional Information About Verbs
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers Mechanics
Manuscript Form
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Word Use
Spelling Improvement
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
Editing Tests
ESL Pointers
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