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Overview

Launched with the first edition of Real Writing in 1998, the Anker series acknowledges that the writing students do extends beyond the classroom to work and their everyday lives. Real Writing, for the paragraph-to-essay course, and Real Essays, for the essay course, motivate students with their message that writing is an essential and achievable skill: advice, examples, assignments, and interviews with successful former students show the relevance of writing to all aspects of students' lives. New to the series, Real Skills reimagines these class-proven features to help the most basic writers succeed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312432843
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/10/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Anker (BA, MEd, Boston University) brings a unique perspective to the teaching of the developmental writing course. She taught English and developmental writing before entering college publishing, where she worked for eighteen years: as a sales representative and English/ESL editor at Macmillan Publishing Company; as developmental English/ESL editor, executive editor, and editor in chief at St. Martin’s Press; and as vice president and editor in chief for humanities at Houghton Mifflin Company. In each of these positions, she worked with developmental writing instructors and students, maintaining her early interest in the field.  Since the publication of the first edition of Real Writing in 1998, Anker has traveled extensively to campuses across the country, continuing her conversations with instructors and students and giving workshops and presentations. She believes that the writing course is, for many students, their first, best opportunity to learn the skills they will need to succeed in college and achieve their goals.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Getting Off to a Good Start

1. Staying in College: Advice from Those Who Have Been There
Meet the Students
Meet the Challenges
Identify Problems and Solutions
Step 1. Identify the Problems

Step 2. Identify People and Resources That Can Help

Step 3. List Possible Solutions

Step 4. Act
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

2. Doing Well in College: Strategies for Success
Get Organized with a Course Notebook
Manage Your Time

Make a Course Calendar

Make a General Calendar

Make the Most of Your Class Time
Improve Your Reading Skills

Find the Main Point and Support

Main Point

Support

Know How to Read Textbooks
Take Careful Notes in Class
Know How to Take Tests

Listen to Spoken Directions

Survey the Whole Test Before Starting

Read the Written Directions Carefully
Think Critically
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

3. Understanding Your Learning Style: Ways to Use Your Strengths
Find Your Learning Style
Use Your Learning Style in College

Visual

Auditory

Read/Write

Kinesthetic
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

Part 2. Writing Paragraphs

4. Understanding the Basics of Good Writing: How to Write in College and Other Formal Settings
Understand the Basics of Good Writing

Audience and Purpose: Getting What You Want from Your Words

Main Point and Support
Understand What a Paragraph Is
Understand the Writing Process
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

5. Narrowing and Exploring Your Topic: How to Decide What to Write About
Narrow Your Topic
Explore Your Topic

Freewrite

Brainstorm

Map or Cluster

Keep a Journal

Use the Internet
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

6. Writing Your Paragraph: How to Put Your Ideas Together
Make a Point
Support Your Point
Make a Plan
Write a Draft
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

7. Improving Your Paragraph: How to Make It the Best It Can Be
Understand What Revision Is
Get Feedback
Improve Your Support
Check the Arrangement of Your Ideas

Time Order

Space Order

Order of Importance
Title Your Paragraph
Check for the Four Basics of a Good Paragraph
Edit Your Paragraph
Practice Together
Writing Assignment
Chapter Review

8. Developing Your Paragraph: Different Ways to Present Your Ideas
Narration

Outline a Narration Paragraph

Write a Narration Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Narration
Illustration

Outline an Illustration Paragraph

Write an Illustration Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Illustration
Description

Outline a Description Paragraph

Write a Description Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Description
Process Analysis

Outline a Process Analysis Paragraph

Write a Process Analysis Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Process Analysis
Classification

Outline a Classification Paragraph

Write a Classification Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Classification
Definition

Outline a Definition Paragraph

Write a Definition Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Definition
Comparison and Contrast

Outline a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph

Write a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Comparison/Contrast
Cause and Effect

Outline a Cause/Effect Paragraph

Write a Cause/Effect Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Cause/Effect
Argument

Outline an Argument Paragraph

Write an Argument Paragraph

Practice the Four Basics of Argument
Practice Together
Chapter Review

9. Moving from Paragraphs to Essays: How to Write Longer Papers
Understand Essay Structure
Write an Essay

Narrow Your Topic

Write a Thesis Statement

Support Your Thesis Statement and Write Topic Sentences

Make a Plan

Write, Revise, and Edit
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 2 TEST

Part 3. Editing for the Four Most Serious Errors

10. The Complete Sentence: Key Parts to Know
The Four Most Serious Errors
Understand What a Sentence Is
Find Subjects

Subject Nouns

Subject Pronouns

Singular and Plural Subjects

Prepositional Phrases
Find Verbs

Action Verbs

Linking Verbs

Helping Verbs
Decide If There Is a Complete Thought
Six Basic English Sentence Patterns
Edit for Sentence Elements in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

11. Fragments: Sentences That Are Missing a Key Part
Understand What Fragments Are

In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Fragments?
Find and Correct Fragments

Trouble Spot 1: Fragments That Start with a Prepositional Phrase

Trouble Spot 2: Fragments That Start with a Dependent Word

Trouble Spot 3: Fragments That Start with an –ing Verb

Trouble Spot 4: Fragments That Start with to and a Verb

Trouble Spot 5: Fragments That Start with an Example or Explanation
Edit Fragments in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

12. Run-Ons and Comma Splices: Two Sentences Joined Incorrectly
Understand What Run-Ons and Comma Splices Are

In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Run-Ons and Comma Splices?
Find and Correct Run-Ons and Comma Splices

Add a Period oR a Semicolon

Add a Comma and a Coordinating Conjunction
Add a Subordinating Conjunction (Dependent Word)
Edit Run-Ons and Comma Splices in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

13. Subject-Verb Agreement Problems: Subjects and Verbs That Do Not Match
Understand What Subject-Verb Agreement Is

In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Correct Subject-Verb Agreement Errors?
Find and Correct Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement

The Verb Is a Form of Be, Have, or Do
Words Come between the Subject and the Verb

The Sentence Has a Compound Subject

The Subject Is an Indefinite Pronoun

The Verb Comes before the Subject
Edit Subject-Verb Agreement Problems in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

14. Verbs: The Past Tense
Understand Regular Verbs in the Past Tense

In the Real World, Why Is It Important to Use the Correct Tense?
Understand Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
Understand Four Very Irregular Verbs

The Verb Be

The Verb Have

Can/Could
and Will/Would
Edit Past-Tense Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

15. Verbs: The Past Participle
Understand the Past Participle
Use the Past Participle Correctly

Past Participles of Regular Verbs

Past Participles of Irregular Verbs

Present Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Passive versus Active Voice
Edit Past-Participle Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 3 TEST

Part 4. Editing for Other Sentence Grammar

16. Nouns: Using Plural Forms
Understand What Nouns Are
Form Plural Nouns Correctly

Regular Plural Nouns

Irregular Plural Nouns
Edit Nouns in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

17. Pronouns: Using Substitutes for Nouns
Understand What Pronouns Are
Find and Correct Pronoun Problems

Make Pronouns Agree

Indefinite Pronouns

Collective Nouns

Check Pronoun Reference

Use the Right Type of Pronoun

Pronouns Used with Compound Subjects and Objects

Pronouns Used in Comparisons

Who
versus Whom
Edit Pronouns in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

18. Adjectives and Adverbs: Describing Which One? or How?
Understand What Adjectives and Adverbs Are
Use Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly

Choosing between Adjectives and Adverbs

Using Adjectives and Adverbs in Comparisons

Understanding Good, Well, Bad, and Badly
Edit Adjective and Adverbs in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

19. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers: Avoiding Confusing Descriptions
Understand What Misplaced Modifiers Are
Find and Correct Misplaced Modifiers
Understand What Dangling Modifiers Are
Find and Correct Dangling Modifiers
Edit Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

20. Illogical Shifts: Avoiding Inconsistencies
Understand Consistent Tense
Find and Correct Inconsistent Tenses
Understand Consistent Person
Find and Correct Inconsistent Person
Edit Shifts in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

21. Formal English and ESL Concerns: Grammar Trouble Spots for Multilingual Students
Subjects
Pronouns
Verbs

Negatives

Questions

The Simple Tenses

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

The Perfect Tenses

Present Perfect

Past Perfect

Future Perfect

The Progressive Tenses

Modal Auxiliaries/Helping Verbs

Gerunds and Infinitives
Articles
Prepositions

Prepositions after Adjectives

Prepositions after Verbs
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 4 TEST

Part 5. Editing to Combine and Improve Sentences

22. Coordination: Joining Sentences with Related Ideas
Understand What Coordination Is

Use Coordination to Join Sentences
Using Coordinating Conjunctions
Using Semicolons
Edit for Coordination in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

23. Subordination: Joining Sentences with Related Ideas
Understand What Subordination Is
Use Subordination to Combine Sentences
Edit for Subordination in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

24. Parallelism: Balancing Ideas
Understand What Parallelism Is
Use Parallel Structure

Parallelism in Pairs and Lists

Parallelism in Comparisons

Parallelism with Certain Paired Words
Edit for Parallelism in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 5 TEST

Part 6. Editing Words in Sentences

25. Word Choice: Using the Right Words
Understand the Importance of Choosing Words Carefully

Dictionary

Thesaurus
Avoid Four Common Word-Choice Problems

Vague Words

Slang

Wordy Language

Clichés
Edit for Word Choice in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

26. Commonly Confused Words: Avoiding Mistakes with Sound-Alikes
Understand Why Certain Words Are Commonly Confused
Use Commonly Confused Words Correctly
Edit Commonly Confused Words in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

27. Spelling: Using the Right Letters
Understand the Importance of Spelling Correctly
Practice Spelling Correctly

Five Steps to Better Spelling

Step 1. Remember Ten Troublemakers

Step 2. Defeat Your Personal Spelling Demons

Step 3. Learn about Commonly Confused Words

Step 4. Learn Six Spelling Rules

Step 5. Check a Spelling List
Edit Spelling Errors in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 6 TEST

Part 7. Editing for Punctuation and Mechanics

28. Commas ,
Understand What Commas Do
Use Commas Correctly

Commas between Items in a Series

Commas in Compound Sentences

Commas after Introductory Words

Commas around Appositives and Interrupters

Commas around Adjective Clauses
Other Uses for Commas

Commas with Quotation Marks

Commas in Addresses

Commas in Dates

Commas with Names

Commas with Yes or No
Edit Commas in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

29. Apostrophes ‘
Understand What Apostrophes Do
Use Apostrophes Correctly

Apostrophes to Show Ownership

Its or It’s

Apostrophes in Contractions

Apostrophes with Letters, Numbers, and Time
Edit Apostrophes in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

30. Quotation Marks " "
Understand What Quotation Marks Do
Use Quotation Marks Correctly

Quotation Marks for Direct Quotations

Setting off a Quotation within Another Quotation

No Quotation Marks for Indirect Quotations

Quotation Marks for Certain Titles
Edit Quotation Marks in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

31. Other Punctuation ; : ( ) — -
Understand What Punctuation Does
Use Punctuation Correctly

Semicolon ;

Semicolons to Join Two Closely Related Sentences

Semicolons When Items in a List Contain Commas

Colon :

Colons before Lists

Colons before Explanations or Examples

Colons in Business Correspondence and before Subtitles

Parentheses ( )

Dash

Hyphen -

Hyphens to Join Words That Form a Single Description

Hyphens to Divide a Word at the End of a Line
Edit Other Punctuation in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

32. Capitalization: Using Capital Letters
Understand Capitalization
Use Capitalization Correctly

Capitalization of Sentences

Capitalization of Names of Specific People, Places, Dates, and Things

People

Places

Dates

Organizations, Companies, and Groups

Languages, Nationalities, and Religions

Courses

Commercial Products

Capitalization of Titles
Edit for Capitalization in College, Work, and Everyday Life
Write and Edit Your Own Work
Practice Together
Chapter Review

PART 7 TEST

EDITING REVIEW TEST 1: Part 3
EDITING REVIEW TEST 2: Part 3
EDITING REVIEW TEST 3: Parts 3-4
EDITING REVIEW TEST 4: Parts 3-4
EDITING REVIEW TEST 5: Parts 3-5
EDITING REVIEW TEST 6: Parts 3-5
EDITING REVIEW TEST 7: Parts 3-6
EDITING REVIEW TEST 8: Parts 3-6
EDITING REVIEW TEST 9: Parts 3-7
EDITING REVIEW TEST 10: Parts 3-7

Part 8. Readings for Writers

33. Introduction to the Readings

34. Narration
*June Costantino, "Reaching My Goal"
Elizabeth Imtairah, "From the Welfare Rolls, a Mother’s View"
Brent Staples, "A Brother’s Murder"

35. Illustration
*Sabina Pajazetovic, "My Mother, My Hero"
*Jon Katz, "How Boys Become Men"
*Anna Quindlen, "Homeless"

36. Description
*Andrew Dillon Bustin, "Airports Are For Watching People"
Gary Soto, "The Jacket"
*Cathy Davidson, "Laughing in English"

37. Process Analysis
*Kimmy Sparkman, "Hand-Washing Techniques"
*Elizabeth Imtairah, "How to Live After Loss"
*Samantha Levine-Finley, "Isn’t It Time You Hit the Books?"

38. Classification
*Dwain Barker, "Different Kinds of Athletic Shoes"
*Stephanie Dray, "The Five Kinds of Friends Everyone Should Have"
*Sharon Begley, "The Geography of Personality"

39. Definition
*Alison McGuinn, "Cheerleading Is Definitely A Sport"
Mitch Albom, "What’s Patriotic?"
*Debbie Hall, "The Power of Presence"

40. Comparison and Contrast
*Shakira Smiler, "A Trifling Media"
Joseph Sobran, "Patriotism or Nationalism?"
*Dave Barry, "We’ve Got the Dirt on Guy Brains"

41. Cause and Effect
*Rob Bermingham, "Illusion of Privacy"
Steve Vaught, "Walking for My Life"
*Delia Cleveland, "Champagne Taste, Beer Budget"

42. Argument
*Sheena Ivey, "English as an Official Language: One Language for One Nation"
*Tony Felts, "English as an Official Language: The Injustice of One Language"

Appendices
A. Succeeding on Tests

Answers to Odd-Numbered Grammar Exercises

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