Writing Talk

Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings

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This innovative text/workbook is based on the assumption that native English speakers have a built-in "ear" for their language-i.e., can "hear" the patterns and rhythms that underlie speaking fluency-and that fluency in writing can be developed through applying this inner "ear" when working through an abundance and variety of special exercises.show more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 1,043.26g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130996971
  • 9780130996978

Table of contents

I. PREPARING TO WRITE. 1. Myths about Writing. 2. Purpose and Audience. 3. Gathering Ideas. II. WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS. 4. The Topic Sentence of a Paragraph. 5. Adding Details. 6. Sticking to the Point and Linking Sentences. III. PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES. 7. Narrating. 8. Describing. 9. Illustrating. 10. Explaining a Process. 11. Defining a Term. 12. Classifying. 13. Comparing and Contrasting. 14. Arguing. IV. WRITING GOOD ESSAYS. 15. What Is an Essay? 16. The Thesis Statement. 17. Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End. 18. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. V. SENTENCE BASICS. 19. The Sentence. 20. Building Sentences. VI. THE 20 MOST COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS. Error # 1. Sentence Fragments. Error # 2. Run-on Sentences. Error # 3. Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement. Error # 4. Incorrect Verb Forms. Error # 5. Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have. Error # 6. Passive Voice. Error # 7. Shift in Tense. Error # 8. Shifting Point of View. Error # 9. Unclear or Missing Referent. Error # 10. Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism. Error # 11. Trouble with Comparisons and Superlatives. Error # 12. Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers. Error # 13. Omitted Commas, Part I. Error # 14. Omitted Commas, Part II. Error # 15. Apostrophe Problems. Error # 16. Trouble with Quotation Marks. Error # 17. Incorrect Capitalization, Part I. Error # 18. Incorrect Capitalization, Part II. Error # 19. Misspelled Words, Part I. Error # 20. Misspelled Words, Part II. VII. READINGS. Help for Your Reading. Narrating. Describing. Illustrating. Explaining a Process. Defining. Classifying. Comparing and Contrasting. Arguing. Credits. Index.show more

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