Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 3

Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Essays / Edition 3

by Pamela Arlov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131949853

ISBN-13: 9780131949850

Pub. Date: 05/05/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Encouraging writers to think logically and communicate clearly, this practical and comprehensive book presents writing and grammar in an organized and appealing way, with myriad examples and exercises to support concepts and hone skills. KEY TOPICS Using a structured yet flexible approach, it systematically covers all the steps of the writing process;

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Encouraging writers to think logically and communicate clearly, this practical and comprehensive book presents writing and grammar in an organized and appealing way, with myriad examples and exercises to support concepts and hone skills. KEY TOPICS Using a structured yet flexible approach, it systematically covers all the steps of the writing process; explores strategies for creating topic sentences and writing paragraphs (with a sample paragraph shown in its progress from idea to finished essay); and shares nine different methods of development with model paragraphs. It presents a separate “mix and match” grammar section with minimal jargon, maximum clarity, and a wealth of exercises, and a selection of short, entertaining readings–complete with reading comprehension questions and writing assignments–that introduces students to the connection between reading and writing.

For individuals who want to improve their written communication skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131949850
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/05/2006
Series:
MyWritingLab Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. COMPOSITION.

1. The Writing Process.

2. Preparing to Write.

3. Writing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences.

4. Writing Paragraphs: Support.

5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence.

6. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting.

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

8. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process.

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

10. Writing an Essay.

11. Writing Summary Reports.

PART 2. GRAMMAR.

12. Verbs and Subjects.

13. Subject-Verb Agreement.

14. Verb Shift.

15. Sentence Variety.

16. Run-on Sentences.

17. Sentence Fragments.

18. Pronoun Case.

19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View.

20. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles.

21. Capital Letters.

22. Words Commonly Confused.

23. Word Choice.

24. Commas.

25. Other Punctuation.

26. Apostrophes.

27. Quotation Marks.

PART 3. READINGS.

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