Table of contents for English skills / John Langan.

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To the Instructor PART ONE: Basic Principles of Effective Writing Preview Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing Understanding Point and Support An Overview: How the Book is Organized Benefits of Paragraph Writing Writing as a Skill Writing as a Process of Discovery Keeping a Journal Using This Text Chapter 2: The Writing Process Prewriting Writing a First Draft Revising Editing Review Activities Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Writing Step 1: Begin With a Point Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence Reinforcing Point and Support The Importance of Specific Details The Importance of Adequate Details Practice in Making and Supporting a Point Chapter 4: The Third Step in Writing Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Writing Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences Revising Sentences Editing Sentences Practice in Revising Sentences Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Writing Base 1: Unity Base 2: Support Base 3: Coherence Base 4: Sentence Skills Practice in Using the Four Bases PART TWO: Paragraph Development Preview Chapter 7: Introduction to Paragraph Development Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development Important Considerations in Paragraph Development Using a Computer Using Peer Review Doing a Personal Review Chapter 8: Providing Examples Chapter 9: Explaining a Process Chapter 10: Examining Cause and Effect Chapter 11: Comparing or Contrasting Chapter 12: Defining a Term Chapter 13: Dividing and Classifying Chapter 14: Describing a Scene or Person Chapter 15: Narrating an Event Chapter 16: Arguing a Position PART THREE: Essay Development Preview Chapter 17: Additional Paragraph Assignments Chapter 18: Writing the Essay What Is an Essay? Important Points About the Essay Essays to Consider Planning the Essay Practice in Writing the Essay Essay Writing Assignments PART FOUR: Special Skills Preview Chapter 19: A Quick Guide to Research PART FIVE: Handbook of Sentence Skills Preview Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test GRAMMAR Chapter 20: Subjects and Verbs Chapter 21: Sentence Sense Chapter 22: Fragments Chapter 23: Run-Ons Chapter 24: Standard English Verbs Chapter 25: Irregular Verbs Chapter 26: Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter 27: Pronoun Agreement and Reference Chapter 28: Pronoun Types Chapter 29: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 30: Misplaced Modifiers Chapter 31: Dangling Modifiers MECHANICS Chapter 32: Paper Format Chapter 33: Capital Letters Chapter 34: Numbers and Abbreviations PUNCTUATION Chapter 35: Apostrophe Chapter 36: Quotation Marks Chapter 37: Comma Chapter 38: Other Punctuation Marks WORD USE Chapter 39: Using the Dictionary Chapter 40: Improving Spelling Chapter 41: Vocabulary Development Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice Chapter 44: ESL Pointers PRACTICE Chapter 45: Combined Mastery Tests Chapter 46: Editing Tests Sentence-Skills Achievement Test APPENDIX: Answers and Charts
Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Grammar.
Report writing.