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Summary: The ninth edition of English Skills features John Langan's trademark crystal-clear explanations, along with his range of motivating activities and writing assignments that reinforce the four bases of effectve writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. The new edition adds a variety of exciting new features to John Langan's proven approach, and reinstates much-requested material from previous editions.Edition/Copyright: 9TH 08
To the Instructor
PART ONE: Basic Principles of Effective Writing
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing Understanding Point and Support An Overview: How the Book is Organized Benefits of Paragraph Writing Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Keeping a Journal Using This Text
Chapter 2: The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revising Editing Review Activities
Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Writing
Step 1: Begin With a Point
Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence Reinforcing Point and Support The Importance of SpecificDetails The Importance ofAdequateDetails Practice in Making and Supporting a Point
Chapter 4: The Third Step in Writing
Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Writing Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences
Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Writing Base 1: Unity Base 2: Support Base 3: Coherence Base 4: Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases
PART TWO: Paragraph Development
Chapter 7: Introduction to Paragraph Development Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development Important Considerations in Paragraph Development Using a Computer Using Peer Review Doing a Personal Review
Chapter 8: Exemplification
Chapter 9: Process
Chapter 10: Cause and Effect
Chapter 11: Comparison and Contrast
Chapter 12: Definition
Chapter 13: Division and Classification
Chapter 14: Description
Chapter 15: Narration
Chapter 16: Argument
Chapter 17: Additional Paragraph Assignments
PART THREE: Essay Development
Chapter 18: Writing the Essay What Is an Essay? Important Points About the Essay Essays to Consider Planning the Essay Practice in Writing the Essay Essay Writing Assignments
PART FOUR: Research Skills
Chapter 19: Using the Library and the Internet
Chapter 20: Writing a Research Paper
PART FIVE: Handbook of Sentence Skills Preview Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Section I: GRAMMAR
Chapter 21: Subjects and Verbs
Chapter 22: Sentence Sense
Chapter 23: Fragments
Chapter 24: Run-Ons
Chapter 25: Standard English Verbs
Chapter 26: Irregular Verbs
Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement
Chapter 28: Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Chapter 29: Pronoun Types
Chapter 30: Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 31: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Section II: MECHANICS3
Chapter 32: Paper Format
Chapter 33: Capital Letters
Chapter 34: Numbers and Abbreviations
Section III: PUNCTUATION
Chapter 35: Apostrophe
Chapter 36: Quotation Marks
Chapter 37: Comma
Chapter 38: Other Punctuation Marks
Section IV: WORD USE
Chapter 39: Using the Dictionary
Chapter 40: Improving Spelling
Chapter 41: Vocabulary Development
Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words
Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice
Chapter 44: ESL Pointers
Section V: PRACTICE
Chapter 45: Combined Mastery Tests
Chapter 46: Editing Tests Sentence-Skills Achievement Test Reading Comprehension Chart
Appendix: Answers and Charts
Preview Answers to Sentence Skills
Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects Charts
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