Wordsmith:a Guide to College Writing

Wordsmith:a Guide to College Writing : A Guide to College Writing

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For courses in Developmental Writing and Essay Level Freshman Composition. With a strong focus on writing and the writing process, WORDSMITH groups three appropriate modes together to give students real writing opportunities and exercises. From Chapters entitled "Showing and Telling," to "Limiting and Ordering" and to "Examining Logical Connections," WORDSMITH provides extensive exercises and with a focus on writing, WORDSMITH illustrates how writing process, the modes and grammar are not written in isolation.show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 189.5 x 233.7 x 24.1mm | 934.42g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130488968
  • 9780130488961

Table of contents

College Writing I. COMPOSITION. 1. The Writing Process. 2. Preparing to Write. 3. Building a Framework: Thesis and Organization. 4. Introducing the Essay. 5. Developing Body Paragraphs. 6. Concluding the Essay. 7. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting. 8. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example. 9. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process. 10. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument. 11. Writing a Research Paper. II. GRAMMAR. Basic Grammar. 12. Verbs and Subjects. 13. Subject-Verb Agreement. 14. Run-on Sentences. 15. Sentence Fragments 16. Pronoun Case. 17. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View. Advanced Grammar. 18. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 19. Parallel Structure. 20. Verb Shifts. Punctuation, Word Choice, and Mechanics. 21. Commas. 22. Other Punctuation. 23. Word Choice. 24. Words Commonly Confused. 25. Capital Letters. 26. Apostrophes. 27. Quotation Marks, Underlining, and Italics. III. READINGS. Complaining, Maya Angelou. Two Ways of Seeing a River, Mark Twain. Growing Up Bilingual, Sara Gonzalez. The Game of My Life, Jeff Obafemi Carr. Rebel with a Dye Job, Sono Motoyama. When Words Get in the Way, Athlone G. Clarke. Letting in Light, Patricia Raybon. Coping with Procrastination, Roberta Moore, Barbara Baker, and Arnold H. Packer. Migraine Blues, Candace Dyer. The Right to Die, Norman Cousins. The Brutal Business of Boxing, John Head. Date Rape: Exposing Dangerous Myths, John J. Macionis. Education Unplugged, Floyd Allen. Should College Athletes Be Paid? Steve Wulf. Reading, Writing, and...Ethics? Larry Fennelly. Acknowledgements. Index. Paragraphs and Essays I. COMPOSITION. 1. The Writing Process. 2. Preparing to Write. 3. Writing Paragraphs: Topic Sentence. 4. Writing Paragraphs: Support. 5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence. 6. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting. 7. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example. 8. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process. 9. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument. 10. Writing an Essay. 11. Writing a Summary Report. II. GRAMMAR. 12. Verbs and Subjects. 13. Subject-Verb Agreement. 14. Verb Shifts. 15. Sentence Variety. 16. Run-on Sentences. 17. Sentence Fragments. 18. Pronoun Case. 19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View. 20. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles. 21. Capital Letters. 22. Words Commonly Confused. 23. Word Choice. 24. Commas. 25. Other Punctuation. 26. Apostrophes. 27. Quotation Marks. III. READINGS. Action Hero, Rulon Openshaw. Setting Boundaries, Cara DiMarco. Against the Wall, Knight-Ridder, Tribune Information Services. Older and Wiser-or Just Older? William Raspberry. Barbie Madness, Cynthia Tucker. Living at Warp Speed, Michael Ashcraft. Spanglish Spoken Here, Janice Castro, with Dan Cook and Cristina Garcia. Recipe for a Sick Society, Donna Britt. Don't Blame Me! The New "Culture of Victimization," John J. Macionis. How 'bout Us? Leonard Pitts. Mixed Blessings, Jim Auchmutey. One for the Books, Rheta Grimsley Johnson. American Space, Chinese Place, Yi-Fu Tuan. Disorders R Us, Michael Skube. Civil Rites, Caroline Miller. All the Rage, Dave Barry. Conversational Ballgames, Nancy Masterton Sakamoto. I Wonder: Was It Me or Was It My Sari? Shoba Narayan. Music: A Universal Language, Candace Dyer. What If My Friends Hadn't Run? Bill Pippin. Acknowlegements. Index. Essentials of College English I. ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION. 1. The Writing Process. 2. Preparing to Write. 3. Writing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences. 4. Writing Paragraphs: Support. 5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence. 6. Revising, Proofreading and Formatting. 7. Essays, Essay Exams, and Summary Reports. 8. Communication beyond the Classroom: Oral Presentations, and E-mail. II. ESSENTIAL GRAMMAR. 9. Parts of Speech. 10. Verbs and Subjects. 11. Subject-Verb Agreement. 12. Irregular Verbs. 13. Verb Tense. 14. Coordination and Subordination. 15. Writing Concise Sentences. 16. Run-on Sentences. 17. Sentence Fragments. 18. Pronoun Case. 19. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View. 20. Relative Pronouns. 21. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles. 22. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 23. Parallel Structure. 24. Capital Letters. 25. Words Commonly Confused. 26. Word Choice. 27. Commas. 28. Other Punctuation. 29. Apostrophes. 30. Quotation Marks. III. ESSENTIAL READINGS FOR WRITERS. A Day Away, Maya Angelou. Borrowed History, by Snow Anderson. Employment Test, Barbara Ehrenreich. Broken Windows: Crudity in Language, Leonard Pitts. Confrontation at Register 2, Constance Daley. Walking the Tightrope Between Black and White, Cecelie Barry. My Dead Dog May Already Be a Winner, Lee Coppola. Imprisoned by Ex-Convict Status, Walter Scanlon. Down-Covered Dinosaur, Michael D. Lemonick and Andrea Dorfman. From the Welfare Rolls, A Mother's View, Elyzabeth Joy Stagg.show more

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