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Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook/reader is ideal for writing courses that focus on the essay. The sixth edition features Langans renowned clear writing style and a wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four essentials of good writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. College Writing Skills with Readings comes packaged with a free student CD-ROM, a free registration card for access to the Online Learning Center, and a free users guide to help students gain the maximum benefit from the text and electronic materials.
?I long ago lost count of the number of instructors who have told me that the four bases really work. When you explain the four bases to students and make the bases really clear with a lot of activities, students get it.? ? John Langan.
Full Color: The eye-catching new full-color design highlights key information for students, helping them make connections and find information easily. Visuals: One assignment in each of the patterns chapters is illustrated with a photograph, which is especially appealing for visual learners. In addition, photographs of the authors are now included for most of the readings in Part Five. Research: Expanded coverage of Internet research includes guidelines for using Google and for evaluating websites. Avoiding Plagiarism: Chapter 22 now offers A Caution about Plagiarism (in John Langans inimitably honest and practical style), including an activity that asks students to identify acceptable and unacceptable paraphrases. Purpose and Audience: A new section in Chapter 1, new sections on purpose and audience in the introduction to each of the nine patterns, and special writing assignments titled Writing for a Specific Audience and Purpose reinforce the focus on addressing particular writing situations. New Readings: Five of the 30 readings included are new to this edition: Taming the Anger Monster, by Anne Davidson; Born to Be Different? by Camille Lewis; Three Passions, by Bertrand Russell; A Legendary Moment, by Haven Kimmel; and The Professor Is a Dropout, by Beth Johnson. Thesis Statements: Chapter 3 offers expanded coverage of common mistakes, with more examples of effective and ineffective thesis statements and four new practice activities. Integrated Media Support: Icons in the margins of the text let students and instructors know when more help is available in AllWrite! 2.1 (grammar support software available separately), on the Online Learning Center, on the student CD-ROM packaged free with the text, or in the new Virtual Workbook. Student CD-ROM and Online Learning Center: The College Writing Skills CD-ROM, packaged free with every copy of the sixth edition, offers interactive exercises; hundreds of diagnostic test items; writing prompts with textboxes for inputting and emailing copy; and visuals such as PowerPoint presentations and video clips. The Online Learning Center offers this material on the Internet. AllWrite! 2.1: Available separately or in a package with the text, AllWrite! 2.1 offers more than 3,000 exercises for additional practice in basic grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, and techniques for effective writing. College Writing Skills Virtual Workbook: The virtual workbook offers brand-new activities that reinforce the skills that students learn in Part Four of College Writing Skills. This new online supplement is supported by a powerful array of Web-based instructor's tools, including an online gradebook and assessment, analysis, and classroom management tools. Track Record: Across the three levels of basic writing (sentence, paragraph, and essay) over 2,000,000 students, 11,300 instructors, and 3,125 colleges and universities have succeeded with John Langans approach. The Four Bases: The essence of John Langans approach is the focus on these four cornerstones that form the foundation of all good writing: Unity: seeing the whole as the sum of its parts; Support: the importance of evidence in writing; Coherence: the fundamentals of organization and transition; and Sentence Skills: the basic elements of the craft of writing. Each of the four bases serves as a goal for students as they plan, undertake, and revise their work. Reading Selections: The 30 concise reading selections included offer models of good writing as well as material for critique. Outstanding Ancillaries: The texts ancillary package includes an Online Learning Center, Instructor's Annotated Edition, and Student and Instructor CD-ROMs. The Langan Support Hotline: 1-800-MCGRAWH (800-624-7294) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staffed from 8:00 to 4:30 pm CST, the Langan line offers expert answers to text queries and concerns, updates on the Langan Series, technology advice and support, and more.
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 as a Way to Communicate with Others Keeping 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: Reading: Lous 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: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson CHAPTER 13: Comparison and Contrast *Reading: Born to Be Different?, Camille Lewis 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 the 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 *Three Passions, Bertrand Russell Thank You, Alex Haley Shame, Dick Gregory I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins Smash Thy Neighbor, John McMurtry A Hanging, George Orwell In My Day, Russell Baker Observing Others *A Legendary Moment, Haven Kimmel *The Professor Is a Dropout, Beth Johnson 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 Heres To Your Health, Joan Dunayer How to Make It In College, Now That Youre Here, Brian OKeeney 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