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Great Essays : An Introduction to Writing Essays - 99 edition

Great Essays : An Introduction to Writing Essays (ISBN10: 0395904250; ISBN13: 9780395904251)
ISBN13: 978-0395904251
ISBN10: 0395904250

Summary: Great Essays is the second volume of a new two-book series designed to introduce students to the process of writing. This high-intermediate to advanced level ESL writing text covers how to create, organize, and support ideas to produce a great essay. Major units cover essay structure, four rhetorical modes of essay writing (compare-contrast, cause-effect, argumentative, and narrative), activities for additional practice, grammar editing, transition words, ...show morean eight-step approach to essay writing, and special peer editing worksheets. The text contains abundant model essays to demonstrate organization and cohesion, each accompanied by short pre- and post-reading questions. Each unit features at least five original writing assignments, along with a variety of activities which provide relevant practice of reading, writing, grammar, and language usage.

  • Writer's Notes and Language Focus sections present brief strategies for proofreading, editing, selecting accurate words, and using devices such as transition words and modals.
  • Peer editing worksheets direct students to make suggestions on classmates' outlines and essays.
  • Completing an Outline sections develop students' ability to organize and use supporting details with practice exercises for outline formats correlated with the units' rhetorical modes.
  • Completing a Sample Essay activities ask students to finish a sample essay using their own ideas; they later see how other writers finish the same essay.
  • Guided questions help students analyze the elements of an essay, from recognizing a topic sentence to discovering a writer's reason for including specific information.
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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