Table of contents for English skills / 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: MECHANICS3 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 Reading Comprehension Chart Appendix: Answers and Charts Preview Answers to Sentence Skills Diagnostic Test and Introductory Projects Charts Acknowledgments Index


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