Progressions / Edition 3

Progressions / Edition 3

by Barbara Fine Clouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205175228

ISBN-13: 9780205175222

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Everything in Progressions, 4e is geared toward helping basic writers become more confident and competent. To that end, the book has two primary thrusts: it explains and illustrates the conventions of effective writing, and it presents a range of procedures readers can follow as they work through the writing process. In short, readers learn both…  See more details below

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Everything in Progressions, 4e is geared toward helping basic writers become more confident and competent. To that end, the book has two primary thrusts: it explains and illustrates the conventions of effective writing, and it presents a range of procedures readers can follow as they work through the writing process. In short, readers learn both the characteristics of effective writing and strategies to produce such writing. Abundant support is provided: explanations are clear, concise, and friendly; illustrations come from sample writing; exercises appear frequently and are of many different kinds to suit all learners; pre-and post-tests help assess needs and progress; all writing assignments are accompanied by procedures for generating ideas and checklists for revision support; useful strategies are given for editing support; marginalia and lists provide reading support. Those who want to improve their writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205175222
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Letter to the Students Who Use This Book
Ch. 1The Writing Process: Planning - Writing - Rewriting1
Ch. 2An Essay from Start to Finish37
Ch. 3Paragraph Basics51
Ch. 4Ways to Develop Paragraphs80
Ch. 5Writing an Essay143
Ch. 6Identifying Subjects and Verbs173
Ch. 7Writing Effective Sentences189
Ch. 8Avoiding Sentence Fragments239
Ch. 9Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices254
Ch. 10Choosing Words Carefully264
Ch. 11Using Verbs Correctly305
Ch. 12Using Pronouns Correctly346
Ch. 13Modifiers378
Ch. 14Capitalization and Punctuation392
Ch. 15Writing in Response to Reading433
Appendix I Personal Editing Profile489
Appendix II A Problem Solving Guide492
Appendix III Answers to Pretests497
Index501

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