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College writing skills

Autor: John Langan
Editora: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1988.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 2nd edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Overview: Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for freshman writing courses that focus on the essay. College Writing Skills features the successful Langan approach-focusing on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. At the end of the book students will find a handbook that offers a wide variety of exercises and editing tests  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: John Langan
ISBN: 007036320X 9780070363205
Número OCLC: 16088177
Notas: Includes index.
Descrição: xvi, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: To the instructor --
To the student --
Part 1: Basic Principles Of Essay Writing: --
Introduction to the essay form --
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 --
Third and fourth steps in essay writing: --
Step 3: Organize and connect the specific evidence --
Step 4: Write clear, error-free sentences --
Practice in organizing and connecting specific evidence --
Four bases for evaluating essay writing: --
Base 1: Unity --
Base 2: Support --
Base 3: Coherence --
Base 4: Sentence skills --
Practice in using the four bases --
Part 2: Other Important Factors In Writing: --
Key factors in writing: --
Having the right attitude --
Knowing your subject --
Prewriting --
Outlining --
Rewriting and proofreading --
Part 3: Types Of Essay Development: --
Introduction to essay development --
Examples --
Cause and effect --
Process --
Comparison and contrast --
Definition --
Division and classification --
Description --
Narration --
Argumentation and persuasion --
Part 4: Special Skills: --
Taking essay exams --
Preparing a summary --
Doing a report --
Writing a resume and job application letter --
Using the library --
Writing a research paper --
Part 5: Handbook Of Sentence Skills: --
Grammar: --
Subjects and verbs --
Sentence fragments --
Run-ons --
Irregular verbs --
Subject-verb agreement --
Consistent verb tense --
Additional information about verbs --
Misplaced modifiers --
Dangling modifiers --
Faulty parallelism --
Pronoun agreement, reference, and point of view --
Pronoun types --
Capital letters and punctuation: --
Capital letters --
Apostrophe --
Quotation marks --
Comma --
Other punctuation marks --
Word use: --
Using the dictionary --
Improving spelling --
Vocabulary development --
Commonly confused words --
Wordiness --
Effective word choice --
Sentence variety --
Mechanics: --
Manuscript form --
Practice: --
Editing tests --
Index.
Responsabilidade: John Langan.

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Overview: Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for freshman writing courses that focus on the essay. College Writing Skills features the successful Langan approach-focusing on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. At the end of the book students will find a handbook that offers a wide variety of exercises and editing tests that stress clear thinking and revision.

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