Writing for Life : Paragraph to Essay (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2008-11-24
  • Publisher: Longman
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Students are motivated to improve their writing through the interaction with real-life writing situations and a visual pedagogy system that enables them to transfer familiar learning tactics to the instruction. Real-life writing situations with assignments pulled from college, work, and everyday life. Paragraph-to-essay level writing courses.

Table of Contents

Getting Ready to Write
Getting Ready to Learn About Writing
Thinking through the Writing Process
Using Patterns to Develop Paragraphs
Understanding the Paragraph
The DescriptiveParagraph
The NarrativeParagraph
The Process Paragraph
The Example Paragraph
The Classification Paragraph
The Comparison Contrast Paragraph
The Definition Paragraph
Cause and Effect Paragraph
The Persuasion Paragraph
How to Write an Essay
Understanding the Essay
Effective Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Essays
The Basic Sentence
Subjects, Verbs, and the Simple Sentence
Compound and Complex Sentences
Writing Clear Sentences
Sentence Variety
Sentence Clarity
Recognizing and Avoiding Errors
Comma Splices and Run-ons
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Subject-Verb Agreement
The Past Tense of Verbs
The Past Participle
Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Punctuation and Mechanics
The Comma
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point
Understanding Expression
Revising for Effective Expression
Improving Your Spelling
Mastering Often Confused Words
Dialects and Standard English
Reading Selections Description:
John Haines, ldquo;Snowrdquo; United States Park Services
ldquo;Maya Linrsquo;s Design Submission to the Vietnam Memorial Competitionrdquo;
Narration: bull; Sidney Poitier, fromThe Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography bull; Amy Tan, &ldquo
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