Wordsmith : Guide to College Writing / Edition 4

Wordsmith : Guide to College Writing / Edition 4

by Pamela Sh Arlov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205703313

ISBN-13: 2900205703318

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: Longman

The Wordsmith series is the value-priced option that students will appreciate while mastering key writing and grammar skills.

Pam Arlov wrote a textbook series that counters many of the objections students had about textbooks, such as:

Students find textbooks dry and tedious. Arlov includes thought-provoking chapter

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Overview

The Wordsmith series is the value-priced option that students will appreciate while mastering key writing and grammar skills.

Pam Arlov wrote a textbook series that counters many of the objections students had about textbooks, such as:

Students find textbooks dry and tedious. Arlov includes thought-provoking chapter openers, plenty of visuals, and a conversational, engaging writing style that students really respond to.

Students find textbooks irrelevant to their lives. Arlov's coverage of the rhetorical modes is realistic and models real-life writing. She includes "Real Writing" examples in the modes chapters to make Wordsmith relevant to students' lives.

Students become frustrated if the entire text is not used in class. Wordsmith is 100 pages briefer than similar texts on the market and an affordable option. This more concise approach also does not overwhelm students with too much information. Wordsmith provides students with just the right balance of instruction and practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205703318
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Series:
Pearson English Value Textbook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
606

Table of Contents

PART I: Composition

1. The Writing Process

2. Preparing to Write

3. Building a Framework: Thesis and Organization

4. Introducing the Essay

5. Developing Body Paragraphs

6. Concluding the Essay

7. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting

8. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example

9. Limiting and Ordering Definition, Classification, and Process

10. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument

11. Writing a Summary

12. Writing a Research Paper

PART II: Grammar

13. Verbs and Subjects

14. Subject-Verb Agreement

15. Coordination and Subordination

16. Run-on Sentences

17. Sentence Fragments

18. Pronoun Case

19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View

20. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

21. Parallel Structure

22. Verb Shifts

23. Sentences with Style

24. Commas

25. Other Punctuation

26. Word Choice

27. Words Commonly Confused

28. Capital Letters

29. Apostrophes

30. Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics

Part III: Readings

Two Ways of Seeing a River, Mark Twain

Growing Up Bilingual, Sara Gonzalez

The Game of My Life, Jeff Obafemi Carr

When Words Get in the Way, Athlone G. Clarke

Letting in Light, Patricia Raybon

Coping with Procrastination, Roberta Moore, Barbara Baker, and Arnold H. Packer

Migraine Blues, Candace Dyer

The Right to Die, Norman Cousins

The Brutal Business of Boxing, John Head

Date Rape: Exposing Dangerous Myths, John J. Macionis

Reading, Writing, and...Ethics?, Larry Fennelly

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