Resources for Writers : With Readings--From Paragraph to Essay

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The integration of comprehensive skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, and a lab manual makeResources for Writersthe most complete resource for readers who wish to improve their writing at the paragraph to essay level. Provides ample exercise/practice opportunity while learning about American culture. Comprehensive skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, a lab manual, and a cultural literacy theme. Exercise-based developmental writing at the paragraph to essay level.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Your Strengths as a Writer
The 4C's: The Bases of Good Writing
Writing for a Reader and a Reason
The Writing Process
Prewriting: Coming Up With Ideas
Drafting: Writing a Rough Draft
Revising: Making Changes in Your Draft
Editing: Checking for Correctness
Putting the Writing Process Steps Together
The Elements of Good Writing
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
Using Specific Details for Support and Illustration
Organizing and Linking Ideas
Sensitive Writing
Choosing the Best Words
Improving Your Spelling
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Using the Dictionary
Strategies for Paragraph Development
Providing Illustrations and Examples
Narrating an Event or Story
Describing a Scene, Person, or Object
Classifying and Dividing
Explaining a Process
Comparing and Contrasting
Explaining Cause and Effect
Defining Terms
Arguing a Position
Writing Essays
Essay and the Thesis Statement
Prewriting for and Drafting Your Essay
Revising and Editing Your Essay
Writing For Different Purposes
Essay Exams
Writing Summaries
Writing to Get a Job
Proper Format
Writing Correct Sentences
Prepositional Phrases
Subjects and Verbs
Run-On Sentences
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verb Tense and Tense Consistency
Pronoun Types
Pronoun Agreement
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Errors in Parallelism
Puncuation and Mechanics
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Numbers and Abbreviations
Words That Look and Sound Alike
Sentence Combining For Variety
Tips for Second Language Writers
Readings for Informed WritingLab Manual
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