English Skills

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Table of Contents

To the Instructor
Basic Principles of Effective Writing Preview
An Introduction to Writing Understanding Point and Support An Overview: How the Book is Organized Benefits of Paragraph Writing Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Keeping a Journal Using This Text
The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revising Editing Review Activities
The First and Second Steps in Writing Step 1: Begin With a Point Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence Reinforcing Point and Support The Importance ofSpecificDetails The Importance ofAdequateDetails Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
The Third Step in Writing Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
The Fourth Step in Writing Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences
Four Bases for Revising Writing Base 1: Unity Base 2: Support Base 3: Coherence Base 4: Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases
Paragraph Development Preview
Introduction to Paragraph Development Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development Important Considerations in Paragraph Development Using a Computer Using Peer Review Doing a Personal Review
Providing Examples
Explaining a Process
Examining Cause and Effect
Comparing or Contrasting
Defining a Term
Dividing and Classifying
Describing a Scene or Person
Narrating an Event
Arguing a Position
Essay Development Preview
Additional Paragraph Assignments
Writing the Essay What Is an Essay? Important Points About the Essay Essays to Consider Planning the Essay Practice in Writing the Essay Essay Writing Assignments
Special Skills Preview
A Quick Guide to Research
Handbook of Sentence Skills Preview Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
Sentence Sense
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers Mechanics
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks Word Use
Using the Dictionary
Improving Spelling
Vocabulary Development
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
ESL Pointers Practice
Combined Mastery Tests
Editing Tests Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Appendix: Answers and Charts Preview
Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects Charts
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