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Sentence Skills with Readings / Edition 4
     

Sentence Skills with Readings / Edition 4

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by John Langan
 

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ISBN-10: 0073533262

ISBN-13: 9780073533261

Pub. Date: 01/06/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

John Langan's best-selling sentence-level worktext returns in a new edition highlighting the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, college-level writing.

Overview

John Langan's best-selling sentence-level worktext returns in a new edition highlighting the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, college-level writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073533261
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING
CHAPTER ONE: Learning Sentence Skills

Why Learn Sentence Skills?

Your Attitude about Writing

How This Book is Organized

How to Use This Book
CHAPTER TWO: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

What Is a Paragraph?

The Goals of Effective Writing

Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing
CHAPTER THREE: The Writing Process

Steps in the Writing Process

Activities in the Writing Process

Ten Writing Assignments

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Grammar
CHAPTER FOUR: Subjects and Verbs
CHAPTER FIVE: Fragments
CHAPTER SIX: Run-Ons
CHAPTER SEVEN: Sentence Variety I

Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement
CHAPTER 8: Standard English Verbs
CHAPTER 9: Irregular Verbs
CHAPTER 10: Subject-Verb Agreement
CHAPTER 11: Consistent Verb Tense
CHAPTER 12: Additional Information about Verbs
CHAPTER 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View
CHAPTER 14: Pronoun Types

Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism
CHAPTER 15: Adjectives and Adverbs
CHAPTER 16: Misplaced Modifier
CHAPTER 17: Dangling Modifiers
CHAPTER 18: Faulty Parallelism
CHAPTER 19: Sentence Variety II

Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
CHAPTER 20: Paper Format
CHAPTER 21: Capital Letters
CHAPTER 22: Numbers and Abbreviations
CHAPTER 23: End Marks
CHAPTER 24: Apostrophe
CHAPTER 25: Quotation Marks
CHAPTER 26: Comma
CHAPTER 27: Other Punctuation Marks

Section 5: Word Use
CHAPTER 28: Dictionary Use
CHAPTER 29: Spelling Improvement
CHAPTER 30: Omitted Words and Letters
CHAPTER 31: Commonly Confused Words
CHAPTER 32: Effective Word Choice
PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Combined Mastery Tests
Fragments and Run-Ons
Verbs
Pronouns
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism
Capital Letters and Punctuation
Word Use

Editing and Proofreading Tests
Test 1: Fragments
Test 2: Fragments
Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Test 5: Standard English Verbs
Test 6: Irregular Verbs
Test 7: Faulty Parallelism
Test 8: Capital Letters
Test 9: Apostrophes
Test 10: Quotation Marks
Test 11: Commas
Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests
PART 4: REINFORCEMENT OF THE SKILLS

Introduction to the Readings

A Change of Attitude Grant Berry

Do It Better! Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphey

Lost Years, Found Dreams Regina Ruiz

Papa Leo Buscaglia

Let's Get Specific Beth Johnson

All the Good Things Sister Helen Mrosla

Responsibility M. Scott Peck

The Most Hateful Words Amy Tan

My Daughter Smokes Alice Walker

Wonder in the Air, Jeff Gammage

The Warrior Within, Dawn Cogliser

Appendixes
Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help
Appendix B: Parts of Speech
Appendix C: ESL Pointers
Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Appendix F: Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two
Index
Corrections Symbols

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