Jumpstart : A Sentence-to-Paragraph Worktext with Readings

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text is designed to build the confidence and competence that students need to make the successful transition into college writing. While it primarily focuses on the most frequently occurring sentence-level grammar and structure issues, the text also teaches the whole writing process, including coverage of the paragraph and whole discourse.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Writing Paragraphs and Essays

Chapter 1: Becoming a Better Writer

Chapter 2: Drafting a Paragraph

Chapter 3: Revising and Editing a Paragraph

Chapter 4: Writing an Essay

Part 2: Understanding the Sentence

Chapter 5: Identifying Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 6: Eliminating Sentence Fragments

Chapter 7: Improving Sentences with Coordination

Chapter 8: Improving Sentences with Subordination

Chapter 9: Eliminating Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

Part 3: Understanding Verbs

Chapter 10: Using the Present Tense/Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 11: Using the Past Tense

Chapter 12: Using the Perfect Tenses and the Active and Passive Voice

Chapter 13: Using the Progressive Tenses

Chapter 14: Eliminating Inappropriate Tense Shifts

Part 4: Understanding Pronouns

Chapter 15: Using Pronouns

Chapter 16: Achieving Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Chapter 17: Eliminating Other Pronoun Errors

Part 5: Understanding Modifiers and Prepositions

Chapter 18: Using Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 19: Using Participles and Infinitives to Describe

Chapter 20: Using Prepositions

Part 6: Improving Sentences

Chapter 21: Achieving Parallelism

Chapter 22: Solving Special Sentence Structure Problems

Chapter 23: Varying Sentence Openers

Part 7: Spelling Correctly

Chapter 24: Spelling Correctly

Chapter 25: Using Frequently Confused Words Correctly

Part 8: Capitalizing and Punctuating Correctly

Chapter 26: Using Capital Letters and Endmarks

Chapter 27: Using Commas

Chapter 28: Using Apostrophes

Chapter 29: Punctuating Quotations

Part 9: Reading and Writing in Response to Reading

Chapter 30: Reading and Writing Responses to Reading

Andrew Lam: They Shut My Grandmother's Door

Kathleen Carlin: You Become What You Wear

Thomas H. Middleton: Have a Nice Day

Amy Tan: Fish Cheeks

Tunku Varadarajan: Baby Names, Big Battles

Langston Hughes: Thank You, M'am

Elizabeth Stone: For One Teacher, a Lesson about E-Mail and Privacy

Marco R. della Cava: The Afghan-American: Torn between Love for Two Nations

Maya Angelou: The Fight

Sandra Cisneros: Only daughter

Courtney Housam: Proud to be ADD

Chang-Lin Tien: America's Scapegoats

Appendix: The Parts of Speech

Appendix II: Reviewing Parts of Speech

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