Wordsmith

Wordsmith : A Guide to Sentences and Paragraphs

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In the REAL WORLD, do we practice writing skills in isolation? With coverage of more than just basic writing skills, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH provides students with the opportunity to see the essentials of college communication in relation to each other. The text covers sentences, paragraphs, and essays and includes oral presentations and e-mails. Throughout the text, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH also provides extensive exercises for students to practice these skills: Practice and Review Exercises are brief, short-answer style exercises. Editing, Group and Writing Assignments require working with or creating writing samples. With coverage of writing, oral presentations and e-mails, and a variety of exercises, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH illustrates how the essentials of good writing are rarely performed in isolation.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130488941
  • 9780130488947

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In the REAL WORLD, do we practice writing skills in isolation? With coverage of more than just basic writing skills, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH provides students with the opportunity to see the essentials of college communication in relation to each other. The text covers sentences, paragraphs, and essays and includes oral presentations and e-mails. Throughout the text, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH also provides extensive exercises for students to practice these skills: Practice and Review Exercises are brief, short-answer style exercises. Editing, Group and Writing Assignments require working with or creating writing samples. With coverage of writing, oral presentations and e-mails, and a variety of exercises, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH illustrates how the essentials of good writing are rarely performed in isolation.show more

Table of contents

I. COMPOSITION. 1. The Writing Process. 2. Preparing to Write. 3. Writing Paragraphs: The Topic Sentence. 4. Writing Paragraph Support. 5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence. 6. Formatting, Revising, and Proofreading. 7. Essays and Essay Exams. 8. E-mail. II. CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES. 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, Underlining, and Italics. III. READINGS. 1. A Day Away, Maya Angelou. 2. Say "Yes" to Yourself, Joseph T. Martorano and John P. Kildahl. 3. Employment Testing, Barbara Ehrenreich. 4. Broken Windows: Crudity in Language, Leonard Pitts. 5. Incident at Register 2, Constance Daley. 6. Walking the Tightrope Between Black and White, Cecelie Barry. 7 My Dead Dog May Already Be a Winner, Lee Coppola. 8. Imprisoned by Ex-Convict Status, Walter Scanlon. 9. Borrowed History, by Snow Anderson. 10. From the Welfare Rolls, A MotherA 's View, Elyzabeth Joy Stagg.show more

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