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About the Author

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both reading and writing, he enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Glassboro State Collee. He also spent a year writing fiction.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ESSAY WRITING

(*Indicates New Reading)

CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Writing

Point and Support

Structure of the Traditional Essay

Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay

Writing as a Skill

Writing as a Process of Discovery

Writing a Journal

Using a Computer

Review Activities

Using This Text

CHAPTER 2: The Writing Process

Prewriting

Writing a First Draft

Revision

Editing

Review Activities

CHAPTER 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing

Step 1: Begin With a Point, or Thesis

Step 2: Support The Thesis With Specific Evidence

Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis

CHAPTER 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing

Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence

Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles

Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence

CHAPTER 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing

Revising Sentences

Editing Sentences

Practice in Revising Sentences

CHAPTER 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays

Base 1: Unity

Base 2: Support

Base 3: Coherence

Base 4: Sentence Skills

Practice in Using the Four Bases

PART TWO: PATTERNS OF ESSAY DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER 7: Introduction To Essay Development

CHAPTER 8: Description

Reading: * Lou's Place, Beth Johnson

CHAPTER 9: Narration

Reading: * The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill

CHAPTER 10: Examples

Reading: *Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm

CHAPTER 11: Process

Reading: * How To Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis

CHAPTER 12: Cause and Effect

Reading: * Why Do Most Mothers Cradle Their Babies in the Left Arm?, Desmond Morris

CHAPTER 13: Comparison and Contrast

Reading: * American Family Life: The Changing Picture, Donna Barron

CHAPTER 14: Definition

Reading: * Television Addiction, Marie Winn

CHAPTER 15: Division and Classification

Reading: * Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett

CHAPTER 16: Argumentation

Reading: * Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins

PART THREE: SPECIAL SKILLS

CHAPTER 17: Taking Essay Exams

CHAPTER 18: Writing a Summary

CHAPTER 19: Writing a Report

CHAPTER 20: Writing a Resume and Job Application Letter

CHAPTER 21: Using The Library and Internet

CHAPTER 22: Writing a Research Paper

PART FOUR: HANDBOOK OF SENTENCE SKILLS

GRAMMAR

CHAPTER 23: Subjects and Verbs

CHAPTER 24: Fragments

CHAPTER 25: Run-ons

CHAPTER 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs

CHAPTER 27: Subject-Verb Agreement

CHAPTER 28: Additional Information About Verbs

CHAPTER 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference

CHAPTER 30: Pronoun Types

CHAPTER 31: Adjectives and Adverbs

CHAPTER 32: Misplaced Modifiers

CHAPTER 33: Dangling Modifiers

MECHANICS

CHAPTER 34: Manuscript Form

CHAPTER 35: Capital Letters

CHAPTER 36: Numbers and Abbreviations

PUNCTUATION

CHAPTER 37: Apostrophe

CHAPTER 38: Quotation Marks

CHAPTER 39: Comma

CHAPTER 40: Other Punctuation Marks

WORD USE

CHAPTER 41: Spelling Improvement

CHAPTER 42: Commonly Confused Words

CHAPTER 43: Effective Word Choice

CHAPTER 44: Editing Tests

CHAPTER 45: ESL Pointers

PART FIVE: READINGS FOR WRITING

Introduction To The Readings

Looking Inward

Thank You, Alex Haley

* Shame, Dick Gregory

I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins

The Ambivalence of Abortion, Linda Bird Francke

Smash Thy Neighbor, John McMurtry

A Hanging, George Orwell

In My Day, Russell Baker

*A Love Affair With Books, Bernadete Piassa

Observing Others

*Sex, Lies, and Conversation, Deborah Tannen

*The Monster, Deems Taylor

*Why Are Students Turned Off?, Casey Banas

Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising, Ann McClintock

Confronting Problems

*Bombs Bursting In Air, Beth Johnson

*Kids and Computers: Digital Danger, Alison Sperry

Date Rape, Ellen Sweet

Here's To Your Health, Joan Dunayer

How To Make It In College, Now That You're Here, Brian O'Keeney

College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?, David Daniels

Seven Ways To Keep The Peace at Home, Daniel A. Sugarman

In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry

Is Sex all That Matters?, Joyce Garity

READING COMPREHENSION CHART

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072423549
Author:
Langan, John
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
OTHER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
1
Dimensions:
5.00x5.00x.18 in. .60 lbs.

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