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The integration of up-beat skill instruction, a wealth of exercises, and the availability of a supplemental lab manual make Resources for Writers the most complete resource for developmental writing at the paragraph to essay level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205634200
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/12/2008
  • Series: Long Developmental Writing Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One - Getting Started
Chapter 1: The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs

Chapter 2: Writing for a Reader and Reason

Part Two – The Writing Process

Chapter 3: Prewriting: Coming up with Ideas

Chapter 4: Drafting: First to Final Drafts

Chapter 5: Making Changes: Revision

Chapter 6: Editing for Clarity and Correctness

Chapter 7: Putting the Writing Process Steps Together

Part Three - The Elements of Good Writing

Chapter 8: Writing an Effective Topic Sentence

Chapter 9: Using Specific Examples for Support and Illustration

Chapter 10: Organizing and Linking Your Ideas

Chapter 11: Writing from Visuals

Chapter 12: Choosing the Best Words for Sensitive Writing

Chapter 13: Improving Your Spelling

Chapter 14: Expanding Your Vocabulary

Part Four - Strategies for Paragraph Development

Chapter 15: Illustration and Example

Chapter 16: Narration

Chapter 17: Description

Chapter 18: Classification and Division

Chapter 19: Process Analysis

Chapter 20: Compare and Contrast

Chapter 21: Cause and Effect

Chapter 22: Definition

Chapter 23: Argument

Part Five - Writing Essays

Chapter 24: The Essay and the Thesis Statement

Chapter 25: Prewriting for and Drafting an Essay

Chapter 26: Revising an Essay

Part Six - Writing for Different Purposes

Chapter 27: Essay Exams

Chapter 28: Writing Summaries

Chapter 29: Writing to Get a Job

Online Chapter: Writing a Research Essay

Part Seven - Writing Correct Sentences

Grammar diagnostic test

Chapter 30: Prepositional Phrases

Chapter 31: Subjects and Verbs

Chapter 32: Clauses

Chapter 33: Run-On Sentences

Chapter 34: Fragments

Chapter 35: Regular Verbs

Chapter 36: Irregular Verbs

Chapter 37 Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 38: Verb Tense and Tense Consistency

Chapter 39: Pronoun Types

Chapter 40: Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View

Chapter 41: Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 42: Misplaced Modifiers

Chapter 43: Dangling Modifiers

Chapter 44: Errors in Parallelism

Part Eight – Punctuation and Mechanics

Chapter 45: Commas

Chapter 46: Apostrophes

Chapter 47: Quotation Marks

Chapter 48: Other Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semi-colons, Parentheses, Dashes, and Hyphens

Chapter 49: Capitalization

Chapter 50: Numbers and Abbreviations

Chapter 51: Words that Look Alike and Sound Alike

Chapter 52: Sentence Combining for Sentence Variation

Chapter 53: Tips for Second-Language Writers

Part Nine - Readings for Informed Writing

Tips for Reading Effectively

Thematic units:

Our Education

Our Values

How We Live

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