Table of contents for English skills with readings / John Langan.

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To the Instructor PART ONE: Basic Principles of Effective Writing 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 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: Exemplification Chapter 9: Process Chapter 10: Cause and Effect Chapter 11: Comparison and Contrast Chapter 12: Definition Chapter 13: Division and Classification Chapter 14: Description Chapter 15: Narration Chapter 16: Argument Chapter 17: Additional Paragraph Assignments PART THREE: Essay Development 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: Research Skills Chapter 19: Using the Library and the Internet Chapter 20: Writing a Research Paper PART FIVE: Handbook of Sentence Skills Preview Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test Section I: GRAMMAR Chapter 21: Subjects and Verbs Chapter 22: Sentence Sense Chapter 23: Fragments Chapter 24: Run-Ons Chapter 25: Standard English Verbs Chapter 26: Irregular Verbs Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter 28: Pronoun Agreement and Reference Chapter 29: Pronoun Types Chapter 30: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 31: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Section II: MECHANICS Chapter 32: Paper Format Chapter 33: Capital Letters Chapter 34: Numbers and Abbreviations Section III: PUNCTUATION Chapter 35: Apostrophe Chapter 36: Quotation Marks Chapter 37: Comma Chapter 38: Other Punctuation Marks Section IV: 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 Section V: PRACTICE Chapter 45: Combined Mastery Tests Chapter 46: Editing Tests Sentence-Skills Achievement Test PART SIX: Readings for Writers Introduction to the Readings Goals and Values All the Good Things by Sister Helen Mrosla Rowing the Bus by Paul Logan The Scholarship Jacket by Marta Salnas Joe Davis: A Cool Man by Beth Johnson The First, the Clay, and the Rock by Donald Holland What Good Families Are Doing Right by Delores Curran Education and Self-Improvement Do It Better! by Ben Carson, M.D. with Cecil Murphey Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name by James Lincoln Collier Let's Really Reform Our Schools by Anita Garland How They Get You to Do That by Janny Scott Dealing with Feelings by Rudolph F. Verderber Extra-Large, Please by Diane Urbina Human Groups and Society The Most Hateful Words by Amy Tan The Storyteller by H. H. Munro (Saki) Rudeness at the Movies by Bill Wine Bullies in School by Kathleen Berger From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By by Dana Canedy A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath by Theresa Conroy and Christine M. Johnson Reading Comprehension Chart Appendix A: Answers and Charts Preview Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects Charts Appendix B: A Writer's Journal Acknowledgments Index

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Grammar.
College readers.