Writing Talk Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings (with MyWritingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2008-03-07
  • Publisher: Longman

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There are many different ways in which developing writers learn. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall have created a wiritng series that takes into account many of the known difficulties that developing writing students have with English language skills and strategies. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings, 5/ereaches more students by providing the most varied practice exercises of any writing text. Every unit contains Practice Exercises, Unit Tests, Unit Talk-Write Exercises, Unit Collaborative Assignments, Unit Writing Assignments, and Photo Writing Assignments. These diverse exercises will help students of all types, including visual, audio, and collaborative learners learn and retain the material.

Table of Contents

* Every Unit ends with Unit Test, Unit Talk-Write Assignment, Unit Collaborative Assignment, Unit Writing Assignment, & Photo Writing Assignment for this reason it is only listed once in Unit 1 UNIT 1: The ESL Student and the Native Speaker Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student A General Note to Both the Native Speaker and ESL Student Unit Test Unit Talk-Write Assignment Unit Collaborative Assignment Unit Writing Assignment Photo Writing Assignment UNIT 2: Myths About Writing Myths About Writing Standard English UNIT 3: Purpose and Audience Purpose Audience Computer Writing Assignment UNIT 4: Gathering Ideas Talking Writing Freewriting Brainstorming Clustering Journal Writing PART 2: SENTENCE BASICS Unit 5 The Sentence Subject and Verb Prepositional Phrases Action Verbs and Linking Verbs Helping Verbs Verbals Compound Subjects and Verbs Unit 6: Building Sentences Dependent and Independent Clauses Three Basic Sentence Types The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation Sentence Variety Unit 7: The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors

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