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English Skills with Readings https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260257126.jpeg 10 2021 9781260257120 Now in its 10th edition, English Skills with Readings emphasizes personalized learning to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics. Throughout the book, students are exposed to examples of writing that reflect the three key realms of their lives - personal, academic, and workplace. Seeing these different types of writing helps students understand the critical way in which writing will have an impact on the many facets of their lives. English Skills with Readings continues to encourage new writers to see writing as a skill that can be learned and a process that must be explored. The four skills, or bases, for effective writing are as follows: • Unity: Discover a clearly stated point, or topic sentence, and make sure that all other information in the paragraph or essay supports that point. • Support: Support the points with specific evidence, and plenty of it. • Coherence: Organize and connect supporting evidence so that paragraphs and essays transition smoothly from one bit of supporting information to the next. •Sentence skills: Revise and edit so that sentences are error-free for clearer and more effective communication. The four bases are essential to effective writing, whether it be a narrative paragraph, a cover letter for a job application, or an essay assignment. The new edition also includes a new and updated focus on information literacy, working with sources and writing research papers, making this a powerful and flexible text for students and instructors alike.
09781260257120
English Skills with Readings

English Skills with Readings, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1260257126 | ISBN13: 9781260257120
By John Langan, Zoe Albright
© 2021

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Now in its 10th edition, English Skills with Readings emphasizes personalized learning to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics. Throughout the book, students are exposed to examples of writing that reflect the three key realms of their lives - personal, academic, and workplace. Seeing these different types of writing helps students understand the critical way in which writing will have an impact on the many facets of their lives. English Skills with Readings continues to encourage new writers to see writing as a skill that can be learned and a process that must be explored. The four skills, or bases, for effective writing are as follows: • Unity: Discover a clearly stated point, or topic sentence, and make sure that all other information in the paragraph or essay supports that point. • Support: Support the points with specific evidence, and plenty of it. • Coherence: Organize and connect supporting evidence so that paragraphs and essays transition smoothly from one bit of supporting information to the next. •Sentence skills: Revise and edit so that sentences are error-free for clearer and more effective communication. The four bases are essential to effective writing, whether it be a narrative paragraph, a cover letter for a job application, or an essay assignment. The new edition also includes a new and updated focus on information literacy, working with sources and writing research papers, making this a powerful and flexible text for students and instructors alike.

Readings Listed by Rhetorical Mode 


Preface 


PART 1 Fundamentals of Effective Writing 
1. An Introduction to Writing 
2. The Four Bases and the Writing Process 
3. The First and Second Steps in Writing 
4. The Third Step in Writing 
5. The Fourth Step in Writing 
6. Four Bases for Revising Writing 


PART 2 Paragraph Development 
7. Description 
8. Narration
9. Exemplification
10. Process 
11. Cause and/or Effect 
12. Comparison and/or Contrast
13. Definition 
14. Division-Classification
15. Argument


PART 3 Essay Development 
16. Writing the Essay 


PART 4 Source-Based Writing in the Digital Age
17. Information Literacy
18. Using Sources to Write Papers 


PART 5 Handbook of Sentence Skills 
Section I Grammer
19. Subjects and Verbs 
20. Sentence Sense
21. Fragments
22. Run-Ons
23. Regular and Irregular Verbs 
24. Subject-Verb Agreement 
25. More about Verbs
26. Pronoun Agreement and Reference 
27. Pronoun Types 
28. Adjectives and Adverbs 
29. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 
Section II Mechanics 
30. Capital Letters 
31. Numbers and Abbreviations 
Section III Punctuation 
32. Apostrophes 
33. Quotation Marks 
34. Commas 
35. Other Punctuation Marks 
Section IV Word Use 
36. Commonly Confused Words 
37. Effective Word Choice 
Section V Practice 
38. Editing Tests 


PART 6 Readings for Writers 
INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS 
GOALS AND VALUES
EDUCATION AND SELF-AWARENESS 
HUMAN GROUPS AND SOCIETY 


APPENDIXES 
A. Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test 
B. Sentence-Skills Achievement Test 
C. Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test


INDEX
INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE 


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About the Author

John Langan

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 25 years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing instructive materials that are clear and lively. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and conveying to nonreaders the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library”—a collection of more than 100 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.

Zoe Albright

Zoé L. Albright has been involved in diverse aspects of education for 22 years. For the last 18 years, she has been a faculty member at Metropolitan Community College–Longview, teaching developmental writing, composition, and literature. She has created and implemented traditional and online curricula for high school and college English and composition courses and for a variety of literature courses. She continues to research new educational theory and practices. Zoé has most recently served as co-author of English Skills with Readings, ninth edition, and contributing author to other Langan texts. She received her M.A. from Goldsmiths, University of London; B.S. and B.A. from the University of Idaho; and A.A. from Cottey College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kansas. Zoé currently resides outside Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and teenage son.

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