Summary: Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for writing courses that focus on the essay. The sixth edition features Langan's renowned clear writing style and a wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four essentials of good writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. College Writing Skills comes packaged with a free student CD-ROM, a free registration card for access to the Online
Learning Center, and a free user's guide to help students gain the maximum benefit from the text and electronic materials.
Summary: Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for writing courses that focus on the essay. The sixth edition features Langan's renowned clear writing style and a wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four essentials of good writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. College Writing Skills comes packaged with a free student CD-ROM, a free registration card for access to the Online Learning Center, and a free user's guide to help students gain the maximum benefit from the text and electronic materials. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Year Published: 2000 International: No
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CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Writing
Point and Support Structure of the Traditional Essay Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others Keeping a Journal Using a Computer Review Activities Using This Text
CHAPTER 2: The Writing Process
Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revision Editing Review Activities
CHAPTER 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
CHAPTER 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing
Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
CHAPTER 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences
CHAPTER 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays
Base 1: Unity Base 2: Support Base 3: Coherence Base 4: Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases
PART TWO: PATTERNS OF ESSAY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 7: Introduction To Essay Development
CHAPTER 8: Description
Reading: Lou's Place, Beth Johnson
CHAPTER 9: Narration
Reading: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill
CHAPTER 10: Examples
Reading: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm
CHAPTER 11: Process
Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis
CHAPTER 12: Cause and Effect
Reading: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson
CHAPTER 13: Comparison and Contrast
Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis
CHAPTER 14: Definition
Reading: Television Addiction, Marie Winn
CHAPTER 15: Division and Classification
Reading: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett
CHAPTER 16: Argumentation
Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins
PART THREE: SPECIAL SKILLS
CHAPTER 17: Taking Essay Exams CHAPTER 18: Writing a Summary CHAPTER 19: Writing a Report CHAPTER 20: Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter CHAPTER 21: Using the Library and the Internet CHAPTER 22: Writing a Research Paper
PART FOUR: HANDBOOK OF SENTENCE SKILLS
CHAPTER 23: Subjects and Verbs CHAPTER 24: Fragments CHAPTER 25: Run-ons CHAPTER 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs CHAPTER 27: Subject-Verb Agreement CHAPTER 28: Additional Information about Verbs CHAPTER 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference CHAPTER 30: Pronoun Types CHAPTER 31: Adjectives and Adverbs CHAPTER 32: Misplaced Modifiers CHAPTER 33: Dangling Modifiers
CHAPTER 34: Manuscript Form CHAPTER 35: Capital Letters CHAPTER 36: Numbers and Abbreviations
CHAPTER 37: Apostrophe CHAPTER 38: Quotation Marks CHAPTER 39: Comma CHAPTER 40: Other Punctuation Marks
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