English Skills with Readings, 10th Edition
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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.
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
11. Cause and/or Effect
12. Comparison and/or Contrast
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
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
33. Quotation Marks
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
A. Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
B. Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
C. Answers to Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
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