Wordsmith : Essentials of College English / Edition 1by Pamela Arlov, Nick Arlov
Pub. Date: 11/28/2003
Direct, conversational, and user-friendly, this book is broader in scope than most sentence level books, and contains clear explanations supported by numerous examples and exercises. KEY TOPICS It focuses on paragraphs, includes no rhetorical modes, and has chapters on writing e-mail messages and making oral presentations. A three-part flexible/b>/b>… See more details below
Direct, conversational, and user-friendly, this book is broader in scope than most sentence level books, and contains clear explanations supported by numerous examples and exercises. KEY TOPICS It focuses on paragraphs, includes no rhetorical modes, and has chapters on writing e-mail messages and making oral presentations. A three-part flexible format mixes and matches writing chapters, grammar chapters, and a selection of ten readings. For individuals who want to improve their written communication skills.
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- New Edition
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- 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Table of Contents
1. The Writing Process.
2. Preparing to Write.
3. Writing Paragraphs: The Topic Sentence.
4. Writing Paragraph Support.
5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence.
6. Formatting, Revising, and Proofreading.
7. Essays and Essay Exams.
II. CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES.
9. Parts of Speech.
10. Verbs and Subjects.
11. Subject-Verb Agreement.
12. Irregular Verbs.
13. Verb Tense.
14. Coordination and Subordination.
15. Writing Concise Sentences.
16. Run-On Sentences.
17. Sentence Fragments.
18. Pronoun Case.
19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View.
20. Relative Pronouns.
21. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles.
22. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
23. Parallel Structure.
24. Capital Letters.
25. Words Commonly Confused.
26. Word Choice.
28. Other Punctuation.
30. Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics.
1. A Day Away, Maya Angelou.
2. Say “Yes” to Yourself, Joseph T. Martorano and John P. Kildahl.
3. Employment Testing, Barbara Ehrenreich.
4. Broken Windows: Crudity in Language, Leonard Pitts.
5. Incident at Register 2, Constance Daley.
6. Walking the Tightrope Between Black and White, Cecelie Barry.
7 My Dead Dog May Already Be a Winner, Lee Coppola.
8. Imprisoned by Ex-Convict Status, Walter Scanlon.
9. Borrowed History, by Snow Anderson.
10. From the Welfare Rolls, A Mother s View, Elyzabeth Joy Stagg.
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