Ticket to Write Writing College Essays

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-01-05
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in Developmental Writing – Essay.


Turns students into college-level writers

Ticket to Write: Writing College Essays is the premier introduction to college-level writing for freshmen who need further practice before entering composition courses. The text focuses on critical reading skills and guides students through the five steps of writing: prewriting, discovery drafting, revising, editing and proofreading, publishing. It then moves on to discover different types of writing found in the college classroom, such as critical essays and resource-based writing. Strong imageryengages visual learners throughout, and writing is related to relevant modern technologies. With grammar and mechanics coverage and note-taking strategies, Ticket to Write sharpens the basic skills students must develop to write at a higher level.

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Table of Contents


1. The Reading–Writing Connection

2. Review of the Writing Process

3. Reflective Essay Writing: Description, Illustration, and Narration

4. Analytical Essay Writing: Process, Comparison and Contrast, Classification, and Cause and Effect 

5. Position Essay Writing: Definition and Defense

6. Profile Essay Writing

7. Informative Essay Writing

8. Writing a Research Paper

9. Workplace Writing

10. College Competencies


A. Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons

B. Errors in Pronoun Usage

C. Errors in Verb Usage

D. Errors in Subject–Verb Agreement

E. Errors in Modifiers

F. Errors in Punctuation



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