Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 5

Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 5

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by John Sheridan Biays, Carol Wershoven
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205649297

ISBN-13: 9780205649297

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: Longman

Unlike other writing handbooks—which stop coverage of the writing process after a few chapters—this book takes readers with each exercise through all the steps of generating ideas, planning, drafting and revising, and proofreading with a sample. Covers the writing process using a step-by-step approach. Includes a new chapter on Writing a Paragraph

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Unlike other writing handbooks—which stop coverage of the writing process after a few chapters—this book takes readers with each exercise through all the steps of generating ideas, planning, drafting and revising, and proofreading with a sample. Covers the writing process using a step-by-step approach. Includes a new chapter on Writing a Paragraph that introduces readers to a basic paragraph before beginning specific patterns. Doubles the number of proofreading exercises in each writing chapter. Offers accessible new readings on invention, technology, and adolescents who smoke. Features new material on common "trouble spots" that includes a new chapter on Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices, and new, separate chapters on punctuation trouble spots: the comma and the apostrophe. Takes a three-part approach to grammar reinforcement—1) Practice: Exercises for simple reinforcement of the grammar principle; 2) Collaborate: More complex exercises to be done with a partner or group; 3)Connect: Application of the grammar principle to paragraphs. A handy reference for any professional who wants to improve their business writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205649297
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Series:
Biays/Wershoven Developmental Writing Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Writing Paragraphs and Essays

PART I: WRITING IN STEPS: THE PROCESS APPROACH.

1. Writing a Paragraph.
2. Illustration.
3. Description.
4. Narration.
5. Process.
6. Comparison and Contrast.
7. Classification.
8. Definition.
9. Cause and Effect.
10. Argument.
11. Writing an Essay.
12. Different Essay Patterns.
13. Writing From Reading.

PART II: THE BOTTOM LINE: GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS.

14. The Simple Sentence.
15. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination.
16. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices.
17. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination.
18. Avoiding Sentence Fragments.
19. Using Parallelism in Sentences.
20. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
21. Correcting Problems With Modifiers.
22. Using Verbs Correctly.
23. More on Verbs: Consistency and Voice.
24. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree.
25. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference.
26. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case.
27. Punctuation: The Period and the Question Mark.
28. Punctuation: The Comma.
29. Punctuation: The Semicolon and the Colon.
30. Punctuation: The Apostrophe.
31. Other Punctuation and Mechanics.
32. Spelling.
33. Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike.
34. Word Choice.
35. Sentence Variety.
Appendix: Grammar for ESL Students.

Writing Paragraphs and Essays

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