First Steps in Academic Writing

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  • Copyright: 1996-05-01
  • Publisher: Pearson ESL
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This best-selling series takes the mystery out of the composition process as it helps college-bound and college-level ESL students quickly improve their ability to write effectively in English. Addressing organization, rhetoric, grammar and mechanics, and sentence structure, these texts offer clear steps, numerous models, and many opportunities for writing practice

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introducing People Prewriting Taking Notes Part 1: Organization Paragraph Form Model Paragraph: My Classmate Writing Practice 1: Introducing a Classmate The Writing Process: An Introduction Part 2: Grammar and Mechanics What Is a Sentence? Subjects and Verbs End-of-Sentence Punctuation Capitalization: Five Rules Writing Practice 2: Introducing Yourself Part 3: Sentence Structure Simple Sentences Connecting Words: and, or Sentence Combining Writing Practice 3: Sentence Combining Who Am I? Part 4: The Writing Process Review Questions Freewriting Writing Practice 4: Introducing Your Family Additional Writing Unit 2: Writing Instructions Prewriting Brainstorming Part 1: Organization Time-Order Paragraphs Model Paragraph: How to Have a Successful Garage Sale Planning a Paragraph: Outlining Model Outline: Time Order Time-Order Transition Signals Writing Practice 1: How to Clean Your House after a Party Part 2: Sentence Structure Compound Sentences Compound Sentences versus Simple Sentences with Compound Verbs Coordinating Conjunctions: and, but, or, so Comma Splices Writing Practice 2: Sentence Combining How to Make an Apple Pie Part 3: Grammar and Mechanics Capitalization: Five More Rules Commas: Three Rules Writing Practice 3: Directions to Your House Part 4: The Writing Process Review Questions Writing Practice 4: How to Additional Writing Unit 3: Describing Prewriting Descriptive Details Part 1: Organization Descriptions Space-Order Paragraphs Model Paragraph: Space Order The Shared Refrigerator Specific Details Writing Practice 1: Being Specific The Limousine Part 2: Grammar and Mechanics Adjectives Prepositions Prepositional Phrases Writing Practice 2: Describing a Room Part 3: Sentence Structure Prepositional Phrases in Space and Time Order Position of Prepositional Phrases Writing Practice 3: Sentence Combining The Shared Refrigerator (continued) Part 4: The Writing Process Review Questions Clustering Writing Practice 4: Describing a Place Additional Writing Unit 4: Listing Characteristics Prewriting Part 1: Organization The Three Parts of a Paragraph Model Paragraph: Listing Order Goldfish The Topic Sentence The Supporting Sentences Paragraph Unity Listing-Order Paragraphs Listing-Order Transition Signals The Concluding Sentence Detailed Outlining Model: Detailed Paragraph Outline Writing Practice 1: The Best Pet Part 2: Sentence Structure Review of Simple and Compound Sentences Run-on Sentences Fixing Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Writing Practice 2: Sentence Combining The Weaker Sex Part 3: Grammar and Mechanics Adverbs Formation of Adverbs Writing Practice 3: Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs Part 4: The Writing Process Review Questions Writing Practice 4: An Ideal Person Additional Writing Unit 5: Stating Reasons and Using Examples Prewriting<

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