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Inside Writing: A Writer's Workbook with Readings, Form B / Edition 6

Inside Writing: A Writer's Workbook with Readings, Form B / Edition 6

by William Salomone
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Salomone and McDonald, both affiliated with Palomar College, integrate grammar instruction and writing practice in this wire-spiral-bound workbook for a first-semester developmental writing course. Each chapter consists of five sections covering basic grammar, sentence construction, and paragraph writing. The final chapter includes 18 reading selections. Many of the practices, exercises, and tests included develop thematic ideas or contain cultural, mythological, and historical allusions. This fifth edition features expanded writing sections, with more instruction on essay writing. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901428231435
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/18/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 533
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

William Salomone has a BA in English from Arizona State University and an MA in English from San Diego State U. From June, 1970 to June, 2005 he taught as an associate professor of English composition and literature at Palomar Community College at San Marcos, California, twice serving as chair of the English Department, several years on the Faculty Senate and one term as President of the Faculty. Along with Stephen McDonald, he published three English textbooks, beginning in 1986: INSIDE ENGLISH: A WRITER'S WORKBOOK, THE WRITER'S RESPONSE, and IN BRIEF, which is a handbook for developing writers.

Stephen McDonald has been teaching English since 1975. For seven years, 1977-1984, he worked as an adjunct instructor in San Diego County, teaching at three community colleges (San Diego Mesa College, Grossmont College, and Southwestern College). In 1984 he was hired as a full-time instructor at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California. While at Palomar, he helped to design and subsequently chaired and administered the college's Writing-across-the-Curriculum program, also giving workshops to assist instructors from a variety of disciplines as they developed writing assignments and techniques that would work in their classrooms. He has served as Chair of the English Department at Palomar, as a member of the Faculty Senate, and as a participant on a variety of committees. He has also attended three Great Teachers Seminars hosted by Palomar College. In 1991 he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2007 received the Palomar College Research Award for publications ranging from college textbooks to poetry. For the past two years he has served as Dean of Languages and Literature. In addition to THE WRITER'S RESPONSE, he is co-author with William Salomone of INSIDE WRITING: A WRITER'S WORKBOOK and IN BRIEF: A HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS. He has also published a chapbook of poetry titled WHERE THERE WAS NO PATTERN (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and many individual poems in a variety of literary journals.

Table of Contents

1. NAMING THE PARTS. Subjects and Verbs. Modifiers. Connectors. Sentence Practice: Embedding Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases. Paragraph Practice: Narrating an Event. Practice Test. 2. UNDERSTANDING SENTENCE PATTERNS. Clauses. Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences. Fragments, Fused Sentences, and Comma Splices. Sentence Practice: Combining Main and Subordinate Clauses. Paragraph Practice: Describing a Place. Practice Test. 3. IMPROVING SENTENCE PATTERNS. Modifying with Participial and Infinitive Phrases. Modifying with Adjective Clauses and Appositives. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Sentence Practice: Using Participial and Infinitive Phrases, Appositives, and Adjective Clauses. Essay and Paragraph Practice: Using Examples. Practice Test. 4. LINING UP THE PARTS OF A SENTENCE. Subject-Verb Agreement. Pronoun Agreement and Reference. Pronoun Case. Sentence Practice: Using Transitions. Essay and Paragraph Practice: Explaining Causes and Effects. Practice Test. 5. USING PUNCTUATION AND CAPITALIZATION. Using Commas. Other Punctuation Marks. Titles, Capitalization, and Numbers. Sentence Practice: Sentence Variety. Essay and Paragraph Practice: Comparing and Contrasting. 6. CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS AND SPELLING THEM CORRECTLY. Irregular Verbs. Commonly Confused Words. Spelling Rules. Sentence Practice: Effective and Meaningful Sentences. Essay and Paragraph Practice: Expressing an Opinion. Practice Test. 7. READINGS FOR WRITERS. Strategies for Successful Reading. Sample Reading Selection. James A. Herrick, Kill Your Television. Narrating an Event. Langston Hughes, Salvation. Roger Hoffman, The Dare. Laura Rowley, As They Say, Drugs Kill. Describing a Place. Annie Dillard, Tinker Creek. Luis Torres, Los Chinos Discover el Barrio. William Least Heat-Moon, In the Land of Coke-Cola. Using Examples. Margo Kaufman, My Way! Jon Katz, How Boys Become Men. Perri Klass, She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D. Explaining Causes and Effects. Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space. Diana Bletter, I Refuse to Live in Fear. Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies. Comparing and Contrasting. Rose del Castillo Guilbault, Americanization Is Tough on Macho. Ellen Goodman, The Just-Right Wife. Charles Krauthammer, The New Prohibitionism. Expressing an Opinion. Andrew Sullivan, Let Gays Marry. Jack C. Shaheen, The Media's Image of Arabs. Barbara Ehrenreich, In Defense of Splitting Up. 8. PRACTICE FINAL EXAMINATION. 9. APPENDIX Working with ESL Issues. Count and Noncount Nouns. Articles with Count and Noncount Nouns. Subjects. Helping Verbs and Main Verbs. Two-Word Verbs. Adjectives in the Correct Order. 10. ANSWERS TO PRACTICES. 11. CREDITS. 12. INDEX.

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