Writing Academic English : A Writing and Sentence Structure Handbook

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div

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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

PrefaceTo the StudentAcknowledgmentsPART I Writing a Paragraph1 The Process of Academic WritingIntroductionThe Writing Process, Stage I: PrewritingStep 1: Choosing and Narrowing a TopicStep 2: BrainstormingThe Writing Process, Stage II: Planning (Outlining)Step 1: Making SublistsStep 2: Writing the Topic SentenceThe Writing Process, Stage III: Writing and Revising DraftsStep 1: Writing the First Rough DraftStep 2: Revising Content and OrganizationStep 3: Proofreading the Second DraftStep 4: Writing the Final CopyReview2 What Is a Paragraph? An OverviewIntroductionParagraph StructureThe Three Parts of a ParagraphUnity and CoherenceThe Finished Assignment FormatWriting on a ComputerHow to Write a TitleThe Topic SentencePosition of Topic SentencesThe Two Parts of a Topic SentenceWriting Topic SentencesThe Concluding SentenceReview3 Unity and OutliningUnityParagraph OutliningThe "Parallel Form" RuleThe "Equivalent Value" Rule: Outlines with DetailsReview4 CoherenceIntroductionRepetition of Key NounsUse of Consistent PronounsTransition SignalsTypes of Transition SignalsLogical OrderReview5 Kinds of Logical OrderIntroductionChronological OrderTopic Sentences for Chronological OrderTransition Signals for Chronological OrderLogical Division of Ideas/Order of ImportanceTransition Signals for Logical Division of IdeasTransition Signals for Order of ImportanceTopic Sentences for Logical Division/Order of ImportanceTwo Topic Sentence TipsComparison/ContrastTransition Signals for Comparison/ContrastReview6 Concrete Support IIntroductionFacts versus OpinionsConcrete Supporting DetailsExamples/Extended ExamplesStatisticsReview7 Concrete Support IIQuotations, Paraphrases, and SummariesQuotationsParaphrasesSummariesDocumenting Sources of InformationIn-Text CitationsList of Works CitedReviewPART II Writing an Essay8 The EssayWriting an EssayThe Introductory ParagraphThe Concluding ParagraphThe Essay Body: OutliningTransition Signals between ParagraphsThe Writing ProcessWriting and Revising an EssayThe Writer's Changes to the First DraftThe Writer's Changes to the Second DraftReview9 Patterns of Essay OrganizationIntroductionChronological OrderOrganization for Chronological OrderLogical Division of IdeasOrganization for Logical Division of IdeasCause and Effect OrderOrganization for Cause and Effect OrderBlock Organization with Transition ParagraphsChain OrganizationCause and Effect Structure WordsComparison and Contrast OrderComparison Structure VocabularyOrganization for Comparison and Contrast OrderReviewPART III Sentence Structure

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