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Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills

Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033465

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ISBN10: 1413033466
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Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
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Writing Paragraphs and Essays: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills - 6TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033465

Joy Wingersky

ISBN13: 978-1413033465
ISBN10: 1413033466
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Master writing paragraphs and short essays with WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS, 6e. Successfully class-tested by thousands of students, this new edition shows you how to create effective introductions, support paragraphs, and strong conclusions. Learn smart strategies for organizing and presenting your ideas and use real examples from students and professional writers to help guide your work. Take your skills to the next level with exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and boost your confidence as you apply them to your writing.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING. About Writing. The Writing Process. Putting It All Together.

Unit 1: WRITING SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS. 1. Writing Skills: Topic Sentences and Paragraphs. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Paragraphs for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Grammar for Effective Writing: Basic Sentence Skills. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 2: BEING A SENSITIVE WRITER. 1. Writing Skills: Interaction of Topic, Purpose, Audience, and Voice. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Grammar for Effective Writing: Consistent Point of View. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 3: ORGANIZING IDEAS AND WRITING THEM CLEARLY. 1. Writing Skills: The Thesis Statement. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Grammar for Effective Writing: Eliminating Fragments, Run-On Sentences, and Comma Splices. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 4: WRITING WITH MORE DEPTH AND VARIETY. 1. Writing Skills: Writing with Examples. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety--Forming and Punctuating Compound Sentences. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 5: REACHING AN AUDIENCE BY CREATING INTEREST. 1. Writing Skills: Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Grammar for Effective Writing: Sentence Variety--Using Complex Sentences. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 6: MAKING IDEAS FLOW CLEARLY. 1. Writing Skills: Coherence. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Mechanics for Effective Writing: Reviewing Punctuation. 5. Putting It All Together.

Unit 7: COMPOSING WITH EFFECTIVE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT. 1. Writing Skills: Patterns of Development. 2. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. 3. Paragraphs and Essays for Discussion and Analysis. 4. Mechanics for Effective Writing: Capitalization. 5. Putting It All Together. Appendix A: Confusing Words. Appendix B: Keeping a Journal. Appendix C: Irregular Verbs. Appendix D: Spelling. Appendix E: ESL: Gaining Confidence in Using English. Appendix F: Using Documented Support. Answers to Odd-Numbered Items in Exercises (including Appendices A and D).

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