Better Writing through Editing / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070498853
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Better Writing Through Editing Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,453,526
  • 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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