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Exploring Writing: Paragraphs and Essays

Exploring Writing: Paragraphs and Essays

4th Edition
By John Langan and Zoe Albright
Copyright: 2020
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EXPLORING WRITING: PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1 Writing: Skills and Process 2
1. An Introduction to Writing 4
2. The Writing Process 25

PART 2 Basic Principles of Effective Writing 58
3. The First and Second Steps in Writing 60
4. The Third and Fourth Steps in Writing 90
5. Four Bases for Revising Writing 126

PART 3 Paragraph Development 162
6. Exemplification 164
7. Narration 175
8. Description 184
9. Process 195
10. Cause and/or Effect 206
11. Comparison and/or Contrast 216
12. Definition 230
13. Division-Classification 240
14. Argument 251

PART 4 Essay Development 270
15. Introduction to Essay Development 272
16. Writing the Essay 285
17. Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles 315
18. Patterns of Essay Development 329

PART 5 Research-Based Writing 368
19. Information Literacy 370
20. Working with Sources 385
21. Writing a Research Paper 417

PART 6 Handbook of Sentence Skills 434
     SECTION I Grammar 436
22. Subjects and Verbs 437
23. Sentence Sense 442
24. Fragments 445
25. Run-Ons 457
26. Regular and Irregular Verbs 468
27. Subject–Verb Agreement 476
28. More about Verbs 481
29. Pronoun Agreement and Reference 485
30. Pronoun Types 490
31. Adjectives and Adverbs 496
32. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 501

     SECTION II Mechanics 511
33. Capital Letters 512
34. Numbers and Abbreviations 519

     SECTION III Punctuation 524
35. Apostrophe 525
36. Quotation Marks 531
37. Comma 538
38. Other Punctuation Marks 546

     SECTION IV Word Use 552
39. Commonly Confused Words 553
40. Effective Word Choice 563

     SECTION V Tests 570
41. Editing Tests 571

PART 7 Readings for Writers 588
INTRODUCTION TO THE
READINGS 590
GOALS AND VALUES 594
EDUCATION AND LEARNING 646
CHALLENGING SOCIETY 679

Index 717