The Writer’s Workplace with Readings Building College Writing Skills

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Presented in a clear and visually appealing fashion, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE breaks down difficult writing concepts into easy to read, step-by-step explanations. All elements of writing, from grammar through the writing process, are covered in this text, making it the most comprehensive yet most engaging book on the market for the beginning writing student.

Table of Contents

An Invitation To Writing
Gathering Ideas for Writing
Recognizing the Elements of Good Writing
Creating Effective Sentences
Finding Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Understanding Fragments and Phrases
Combining Sentences Using Three Options for Coordination
Combining Sentences Using Subordination
Correcting Fragments and Run-Ons
Choosing Correct Pronouns
Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure
Practicing Irregular Verbs
Mastering Verb Tenses
Using Correct Capitalization and Punctuation
Understanding The Power Of Words
Choosing Words That Work
Paying Attention to Look-Alikes and Sound-Alikes
Creating Effective Paragraphs
Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas
Working with Paragraphs: Supporting Details
Developing Paragraphs: Illustration
Developing Paragraphs: Narration
Developing Paragraphs: Description
Developing Paragraphs: Process Analysis
Developing Paragraphs: Comparison/Contrast
Developing Paragraphs: Cause and Effect
Developing Paragraphs: De?nition and Analysis
Developing Paragraphs: Classification
Structuring The College Essay
Moving from the Paragraph to the Essay
Following the Progress of a Student Essay
Writing an Essay Using Examples, Illustrations, or Anecdotes
Writing an Essay Using Narration
Writing an Essay Using Process Analysis
Writing an Essay Using Comparison/Contrast
Writing an Essay Using Persuasion
Other College Writing: The Research Paper and the Essay Exam
Further Readings For The College Writer
Visiting Rites
Summer Reading
My Daughter Smokes
Unforgettable Miss Bessie
A Day at the Theme Park
My Heroes
America's Gambling Craze
Slice of Life
How to Mark a Book
Comparison and ContraSt. Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Dream Houses
Cause and Effect
Why Marriages Fail
Requiem for the Champ, June Jordan Definition and Analysis
What Is This Thing Called Family?
What Is Intelligence, Anyway?
The Ways of Meeting Oppression
The Changing American Family
Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns
My Body is My Own Business
Why Don't These Women Just Leave?
Elaine Weiss
Reference Guide for the ESOL Student
Parts of Speech
Irregular Verbs
Answer Key to Practices and Selected Exercises
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