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The Writer’s World series was written to address the diverse needs of today’s students: students whose first language is not English, students who respond favorably to visuals, and students who have varying skill levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321829030
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 5/18/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Sales rank: 925,736
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I The Writing Process

Chapter 1 Exploring

The Paragraph and the Essay

Visualizing the Writing Process

What is Exploring?




Exploring Strategies

Journal and Portfolio Writing

Chapter 2 Developing

What is Developing?

Narrow the Topic

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Chapter 3 Revising and Editing

What is Revising and Editing?

Revise for Unity

Revise for Adequate Support

Revise for Coherence

Revise for Style

Edit for Errors

Write the Final Draft

Part II Paragraph Patterns

Chapter 4 Illustration

What is Illustration?

The Illustration Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit an Illustration Paragraph

Chapter 5 Narration

What is Narration?

The Narrative Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Narrative Paragraph

Chapter 6 Description

What is Description?

The Descriptive Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Descriptive Paragraph

Chapter 7 Process

What is a Process?

The Process Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Process Paragraph

Chapter 8 Definition

What is Definition?

The Definition Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Definition Paragraph

Chapter 9 Classification

What is Classification?

The Classification Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Classification Paragraph

Chapter 10 Comparison and Contrast

What is Comparison and Contrast?

The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

Chapter 11 Cause and Effect

What is Cause and Effect?

The Cause and Effect Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit a Cause and Effect Paragraph

Chapter 12 Argument

What is Argument?

The Argument Paragraph

Explore Topics

The Topic Sentence

The Supporting Ideas

The Paragraph Plan

The First Draft

Revise and Edit an Argument Paragraph

Part III The Essay

Chapter 13 Writing the Essay

Explore Topics

The Thesis Statement

The Supporting Ideas

The Essay Plan

The Introduction

The Conclusion

The First Draft

Revising and Editing the Essay

The Essay Title

The Final Draft

Chapter 14 Essay Patterns

The Illustration Essay

The Narrative Essay

The Descriptive Essay

The Process Essay

The Definition Essay

The Classification Essay

The Comparison and Contrast Essay

The Cause and Effect Essay

The Argument Essay

Chapter 15 Enhancing Your Writing with Research

What is Research?

Research for Academic Writing

Gathering Information

Evaluating Sources

Add a Paraphrase, Summary, or Quotation

Cite Sources Using MLA Style

Sample Research Essay Using MLA Style

Part IV The Editing Handbook

Section 1 Effective Sentences Section Theme Popular Culture

Chapter 16 Simple Sentences

Identify Prepositional Phrases

Identify Verbs

Helping Verbs

Chapter 17 Compound Sentences

Compare Simple and Compound Sentences

Combine Sentences Using Coordinating Conjunctions

Combine Sentences Using Semicolons

Combine Sentences Using Transitional Expressions

Chapter 18 Complex Sentences

What is a Complex Sentence?

Use Subordinating Conjunctions

Use Relative Pronouns

Use Embedded Questions

Chapter 19 Sentence Variety

What is Sentence Variety?

Combine Sentences

Include a Question, a Quotation, or an Exclamation

Vary the Opening Words

Combine Sentences with a Present Participle

Combine Sentences with a Past Participle

Combine Sentences with an Appositive

Section 2 Common Sentence Errors Section Theme PSYCHOLOGY

Chapter 20 Fragments


Chapter 21 Run-Ons


Chapter 22 Faulty Parallel Structure

What is Parallel Structure?

Identify Faulty Parallel Structure

Section 3 Problems with Verbs ª Section Theme POLITICAL INTRIGUE

Chapter 23 Present and Past Tenses

What is Verb Tense?

The Simple Present Tense

The Simple Past Tense

Avoid Double Negatives

Chapter 24 Past Participles

Past Participles

The Present Perfect Tense: have/has + Past Participle

The Past Perfect Tense: had + Past Participle

The Passive Voice: be + Past Participle

Chapter 25 Other Verb Forms

Problems with Progressive Forms (-ing Verbs)

Nonstandard Forms: gonna, gotta, wanna

Problems with Conditional Forms

Nonstandard Forms: would of, could of, should of

Section 4 Verb Agreement and Consistency Section Theme COLLEGE LIFE

Chapter 26 Subject-Verb Agreement

Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Rules

More Than One Subject

Special Subject Forms

Verb Before the Subject

Interrupting Words and Phrases

Chapter 27 Tense Consistency

Consistent Verb Tense

Section 5 More Parts of Speech Section Theme INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES

Chapter 28 Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions

Singular and Plural Nouns

Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns



Chapter 29 Pronouns

Pronoun Case

Relative Pronouns (who, whom, which, that, whose)

Reflexive Pronouns (-self/ -selves)

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Indefinite Pronouns

Vague Pronouns

Pronoun Shifts

Section 6 Modifiers Section Theme HEALTH CARE

Chapter 30 Adjectives and Adverbs



Comparative and Superlative Forms

Chapter 31 Mistakes and Modifiers

Misplaced Modifiers

Dangling Modifiers

Section 7 Word Use and Spelling Section Theme THE LEGAL WORLD

Chapter 32 Exact Language

Use Specific and Detailed Vocabulary

Avoid Wordiness ad Redundancy

Avoid Clichés

Standard English Versus Slang

Chapter 33 Spelling and Commonly Confused Words

Spelling Rules

120 Commonly Misspelled Words

Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Words

Section 8 Punctuation and Mechanics Section Theme THE WORKPLACE

Chapter 34 Commas

What Is a Comma?

Commas in a Series

Commas After Introductory Words and Phrases

Commas Around Interrupting Words and Phrases

Commas in Compound Sentences

Commas in Complex Sentences

Commas in Business Letters

Chapter 35 The Apostrophe, Quotation Marks, and Titles

The Apostrophe

Quotation Marks

Punctuation of Titles

Chapter 36 Capitalization and Other Punctuation Marks


Other Punctuation Marks

Section 9 Editing

Chapter 37 Editing Paragraphs and Essays

Part V Reading Strategies and Selections

Chapter 38 From Reading to Writing

Reading Strategies

Reading Selections

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