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

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-21
  • 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

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
Myths About Writing
Myths About Writing
Standard English
Purpose and Audience
Computer Writing Assignment
Gathering Ideas
Talking Writing
Journal Writing
Sentence Basics
The Sentence
Subject and Verb
Prepositional Phrases
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs Verbals
Compound Subjects and Verbs
Building Sentences
Dependent and Independent Clauses
Three Basic Sentence Types
The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation
Sentence Variety
The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors
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