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Sentence Skills With Readings (4TH 10 - Old Edition)

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John Langan's best-selling sentence-level worktext returns in a new edition highlighting the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, college-level writing.

About the Author

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John 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 Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, "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. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit "Townsend Library"--a collection more than thirty new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING

CHAPTER ONE: Learning Sentence Skills

Why Learn Sentence Skills?
Your Attitude about Writing
How This Book is Organized
How to Use This Book

CHAPTER TWO: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

What Isa Paragraph?
The Goals of Effective Writing
Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing

CHAPTER THREE: The Writing Process

Steps in the Writing Process
Activities in the Writing Process
Ten Writing Assignments

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Grammar

CHAPTER FOUR: Subjects and Verbs

CHAPTER FIVE: Fragments

CHAPTER SIX: Run-Ons

CHAPTER SEVEN: Sentence Variety I

Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement

CHAPTER 8: Standard English Verbs

CHAPTER 9: Irregular Verbs

CHAPTER 10: Subject-Verb Agreement

CHAPTER 11: Consistent Verb Tense

CHAPTER 12: Additional Information about Verbs

CHAPTER 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View

CHAPTER 14: Pronoun Types

Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism

CHAPTER 15: Adjectives and Adverbs

CHAPTER 16: Misplaced Modifier

CHAPTER 17: Dangling Modifiers

CHAPTER 18: Faulty Parallelism

CHAPTER 19: Sentence Variety II

Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics

CHAPTER 20: Paper Format

CHAPTER 21: Capital Letters

CHAPTER 22: Numbers and Abbreviations

CHAPTER 23: End Marks

CHAPTER 24: Apostrophe

CHAPTER 25: Quotation Marks

CHAPTER 26: Comma

CHAPTER 27: Other Punctuation Marks

Section 5: Word Use

CHAPTER 28: Dictionary Use

CHAPTER 29: Spelling Improvement

CHAPTER 30: Omitted Words and Letters

CHAPTER 31: Commonly Confused Words

CHAPTER 32: Effective Word Choice

PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Combined Mastery Tests

Fragments and Run-Ons

Verbs

Pronouns

Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism

Capital Letters and Punctuation

Word Use

Editing and Proofreading Tests

Test 1: Fragments

Test 2: Fragments

Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)

Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)

Test 5: Standard English Verbs

Test 6: Irregular Verbs

Test 7: Faulty Parallelism

Test 8: Capital Letters

Test 9: Apostrophes

Test 10: Quotation Marks

Test 11: Commas

Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

PART 4: REINFORCEMENT OF THE SKILLS

Introduction to the Readings

A Change of Attitude Grant Berry

Do It Better! Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphey

Lost Years, Found Dreams Regina Ruiz

Papa Leo Buscaglia

Let's Get Specific Beth Johnson

All the Good Things Sister Helen Mrosla

Responsibility M. Scott Peck

The Most Hateful Words Amy Tan

My Daughter Smokes Alice Walker

Wonder in the Air, Jeff Gammage

The Warrior Within, Dawn Cogliser

Appendixes

Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help

Appendix B: Parts of Speech

Appendix C: ESL Pointers

Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test

Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test

Appendix F: Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two

Index

Corrections Symbols

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073533261
Author:
Langan, John
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Langan, Paul
Author:
Langan John
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Sentences.
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
683
Dimensions:
9.00x7.30x1.10 in. 2.25 lbs.

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