Essay Writing Skills with Readings, 7th Edition

Book Description

Essay Skills with Readings offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers based on a straightforward and easy to apply : , Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills. From mastering the traditional essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of and punctuation, Essay Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them. Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on understanding audience, purpose, voice, summarization and research skills, which directs students to think critically about their writing.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Essay Writing
Chapter 1 An Introduction To Writing
Chapter 2 The Writing Process: Prewriting And Creating A Thesis
Chapter 3 Preparing Your Essay: Developing An Outline And Supporting Your Thesis
Chapter 4 Drafting And Preparing To Revise: Creating Coherence, Introductions, And Conclusions
Chapter 5 Revising Your Essay: Using The Bases For Effective Writing
Chapter 6 Editing And Proofreading: The Final Drafts Of Your Essay

Part 2 of Essay Development
Chapter 7 Introduction To Essay Development
Chapter 8 Narration
Chapter 9 Description
Chapter 10 Illustration By Examples
Chapter 11 Process
Chapter 12 Cause Or Effect
Chapter 13 Comparison Or Contrast
Chapter 14 Definition
Chapter 15 Division And Classification
Chapter 16 Argumentation And Persuasion

Part 3 Special Skills and Research
Chapter 17 Writing A Summary
Chapter 18 Research Skills
Chapter 19 Writing And Documenting A Research Paper
Chapter 20 Documenting And Writing An Mla-Style Research Paper
Chapter 21 Documenting And Writing An Apa-Style Research Paper

Part 4 Handbook of Sentence Skills Grammar
Chapter 22 Subjects And Verbs
Chapter 23 Regular And Irregular Verbs
Chapter 24 Subject–Verb Agreement
Chapter 25 Additional About Verbs
Chapter 26 Fragments
Chapter 27 Run-Ons
Chapter 28 Pronoun Agreement And Reference
Chapter 29 Pronoun Types
Chapter 30 Adjectives And Adverbs
Chapter 31 Misplaced Modifiers
Chapter 32 Dangling Modifiers Mechanics
Chapter 33 Capital Letters
Chapter 34 Numbers And Abbreviations
Chapter 35 Apostrophe
Chapter 36 Quotation Marks
Chapter 37 Comma
Chapter 38 Other Punctuation Marks Word Use
Chapter 39 Commonly Confused Words
Chapter 40 Effective Word Choice

Part 5 Readings for Writing
Chapter 41 Introduction To The Readings

Book Details

  • Title: Essay Writing Skills with Readings, 7th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 544 pages
  • Edition: 7
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • ISBN-10: 0070877300
  • ISBN-13: 9780070877306
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