Better Writing through Editing / Edition 1

Better Writing through Editing / Edition 1

by Jan Peterson, Stacy Hagen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0070498857

ISBN-13: 9780070498853

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Better Writing Through Editing teaches intermediate students how to edit their own writing for correct sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and expression. Using a systematic approach for studying writing and editing problems, students discover their individual strengths and weaknesses and are encouraged to monitor their own progress.

Part 1, Getting Started

Overview

Better Writing Through Editing teaches intermediate students how to edit their own writing for correct sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and expression. Using a systematic approach for studying writing and editing problems, students discover their individual strengths and weaknesses and are encouraged to monitor their own progress.

Part 1, Getting Started, begins with a diagnostic self-assessment to determine each students' awareness of typical ESL/EFL editing problems. Students also learn an editing system that they can use to evaluate their own writing.

Part 2, Writing Focus, provides practice with a variety of English sentence types and features writing assignments based on a chapter theme and a rhetorical focus.

Part 3, Editing Focus, provides clear and simple explanations of typical ESL/EFL editing problems and contains hundreds of practice exercises. The chapters in the Editing Focus section can be done in any order, thus allowing a teacher to customize learning while simultaneously completing the Writing Focus chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070498853
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Better Writing Through Editing Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
515,602
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Getting StartedChapter 1 Beginning editing Assessment Chapter 2 The Editing System Chapter 3 Sample Writing Chapter 4 Sample Charts Chapter 5 Sample Rewrite Part 2: Writing Focus Chapter 1 ESL Students- Simple Sentences Chapter 2 Siblings- Less Formal Compound Sentences Chapter 3 Holidays- More Formal Compund Sentences Chapter 4 In the Sky- Complex Sentences: Adverb Clauses Chapter 5 Places- Complex Sentences: Adjective Clauses Chapter 6 Sports- Combination Sentences Chapter 7 Personal Stories- Sentence Variety Part 3: Editing Focus Chapter 1 Unclear Sentences and Translation Problems Chapter 2 Fragments Chapter 3 Run-ons Chapter 4 Comma Splices Chapter 5 Verbs Chapter 6 Singuar/Plural Chapter 7 Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter 8 Noun-Pronoun Agreement Chapter 9 Word Choice Chapter 10 Word Form Chapter 11 Word Order Chapter 12 Prepositions Chapter 13 Articles Chapter 14 Punctuation Chapter 15 Capitalization Chapter 16 Spelling Chapter 17 Final Editing Assessment

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