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Writing first : with readings : practice in context

Author: Laurie G Kirszner; Stephen R Mandell
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie G Kirszner; Stephen R Mandell
ISBN: 9780312542566 0312542569 9780312543075 0312543077
OCLC Number: 794931153
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 733 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Writing and college success --
Writing paragraphs and essays --
unit 1. Focus on paragraphs --
2. Writing a paragraphs --
3. Testing your paragraph --
unit 2. Patterns of paragraph development --
4. Exemplification --
5. Narration --
6. Description --
7. Process --
8. Cause and effect --
9. Comparison and contrast --
10. Classification --
11. Definition --
12. Argument --
unit 3. Writing essays --
13. Writing an essay --
14. Testing your essays --
15. Introductions and conclusions --
16. Patterns for essay development --
unit 4. Research --
17. Writing a research paper --
Revising and editing your writing --
unit 5. Writing effective sentences --
18. Writing simple sentences --
19. Writing compound sentences --
20. Writing complex sentences --
21. Writing varied sentences --
22. Using parallelism --
23. Using words effectively --
unit 6. Solving common sentence problems --
24. Run-ons --
25. Fragments --
26. Subject-verb agreement --
27. Illogical shifts --
28. Misplaced and dangling modifiers --
unit 7. Understanding basic grammar --
29. Verbs : past tense --
30. Verbs : past participles --
31. Nouns and pronouns --
32. Adjectives and adverbs --
33. Grammar and usage for ESL writers --
unit 8. Understanding punctuation, mechanics, and spelling --
34. Using commas --
35. Using apostrophes --
36. Understanding mechanics --
37. Understanding spelling --
Becoming a critical reader --
unit 9. Reading essays --
38. Reading critically --
39. Readings for writers --
Exemplification --
Narration --
Description --
Process --
Cause and effect --
Comparison and contrast --
Classification --
Definition --
Argument.
Responsibility: Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell.

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