College writing skills with readings (6th ed )

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College Writing Skills With Readings, 6th Edition, features Langan's renowned clear writing style and wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four essentials of good writing: Unity, Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills.
PART ONE: ESSAY WRITING (-Indicates New Reading) CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Writing Point and Support Structure of the Traditional Essay Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Writing a Journal Using a Computer Review Activities Using This Text CHAPTER 2: The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revision Editing Review Activities CHAPTER 3: The 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 CHAPTER 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence CHAPTER 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences CHAPTER 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays Base 1: Unity Base 2: Support Base 3: Coherence Base 4: Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases PART TWO: PATTERNS OF ESSAY DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 7: Introduction To Essay Development CHAPTER 8: Description Reading: - Lou's Place, Beth Johnson CHAPTER 9: Narration Reading: - The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill CHAPTER 10: Examples Reading: -Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm CHAPTER 11: Process Reading: - How To Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis CHAPTER 12: Cause and Effect Reading: - Why Do Most Mothers Cradle Their Babies in the Left Arm?, Desmond Morris CHAPTER 13: Comparison and Contrast Reading: - American Family Life: The Changing Picture, Donna Barron CHAPTER 14: Definition Reading: - Television Addiction, Marie Winn CHAPTER 15: Division and Classification Reading: - Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett CHAPTER 16: Argumentation Reading: - Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins PART THREE: SPECIAL SKILLS CHAPTER 17: Taking Essay Exams CHAPTER 18: Writing a Summary CHAPTER 19: Writing a Report CHAPTER 20: Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter CHAPTER 21: Using The Library and Internet CHAPTER 22: Writing a Research Paper PART FOUR: HANDBOOK OF SENTENCE SKILLS GRAMMAR CHAPTER 23: Subjects and Verbs CHAPTER 24: Fragments CHAPTER 25: Run-ons CHAPTER 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs CHAPTER 27: Subject-Verb Agreement CHAPTER 28: Additional Information About Verbs CHAPTER 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference CHAPTER 30: Pronoun Types CHAPTER 31: Adjectives and Adverbs CHAPTER 32: Misplaced Modifiers CHAPTER 33: Dangling Modifiers MECHANICS CHAPTER 34: Manuscript Form CHAPTER 35: Capital Letters CHAPTER 36: Numbers and Abbreviations PUNCTUATION CHAPTER 37: Apostrophe CHAPTER 38: Quotation Marks CHAPTER 39: Comma CHAPTER 40: Other Punctuation Marks WORD USE CHAPTER 41: Spelling Improvement CHAPTER 42: Commonly Confused Words CHAPTER 43: Effective Word Choice CHAPTER 44: Editing Tests CHAPTER 45: ESL Pointers PART FIVE: READINGS FOR WRITING Introduction To The Readings Looking Inward Thank You, Alex Haley - Shame, Dick Gregory I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins The Ambivalence of Abortion, Linda Bird Francke Smash Thy Neighbor, John McMurtry A Hanging, George Orwell In My Day, Russell Baker -A Love Affair With Books, Bernadete Piassa Observing Others -Sex, Lies, and Conversation, Deborah Tannen -The Monster, Deems Taylor -Why Are Students Turned Off?, Casey Banas Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising, Ann McClintock Confronting Problems -Bombs Bursting In Air, Beth Johnson -Kids and Computers: Digital Danger, Alison Sperry Date Rape, Ellen Sweet Here's To Your Health, Joan Dunayer How To Make It In College, Now That You're Here, Brian O'Keeney College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?, David Daniels Seven Ways To Keep The Peace at Home, Daniel A. Sugarman In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry Is Sex all That Matters?, Joyce Garity READING COMPREHENSION CHART Acknowledgements Index