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College Writing Skills
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COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS

PAPERBACK BY JONES, PEDER; FARNESS, JAY

£49.95

ISBN
9780939693573
IMPRINT
COLLEGIATE PRESS
 
 
EDITION
5TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
COLLEGIATE PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
453 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 OCT 2002

DESCRIPTION

College Writing Skills uses explanation, demonstration, and practice to teach skills essential to success in college writing. For this course Peder Jones and Jay Farness have constructed a framework of rhetoric-work in composing paragraphs and essays-around disciplined study of sentences and words. The authors have sought in each section of the book to combine the most useful features of contemporary and traditional approaches to college English. Their overall aim is to enable the beginning college writer to compose clear and effective sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. This new edition of College Writing Skills is a refinement of the four previous editions; it has been shaped by helpful comments from students and instructors who have used the course. Exercises have been updated, and many minor changes for clarity have been made. Basic features of this text have not changed, however. As a hybrid of textbook and workbook, it continues to stress focused practice leading to directed independent composing activities; it emphasizes student writing rather than students reading about writing. This emphasis translates into more than 500 sets of exercises, more than 100 optional workshop activities, and an Appendix covering special problems in the acquisition of English. The exercises in this textbook embody our belief that practice is crucial to improving one's writing skills. Accordingly, this text provides practice in forming ideas, in getting ideas our one's head and onto paper, in experimenting with various sentence structures in order to achieve clarity, in following models of correct grammar and effective style, and in making the writing process pay off through effective revision and editing. A Collegiate Press book

CONTENTS

Part 1 Unit One: Writing Paragraphs Chapter 2 Putting Your Thoughts to Work Chapter 3 Building Paragraphs: Key Concepts and Skills Chapter 4 Choosing Methods of Paragraph Development: Part One Chapter 5 Choosing Methods of Paragraph Development: Part Two Part 6 Unit Two: Writing Sentences Chapter 7 Composing Simple and Compound Sentences Chapter 8 Working with Sentence Patterns Chapter 9 Using Phrases to Expand Sentences Chapter 10 Using Clauses to Expand Sentences Chapter 11 Punctuating Sentences Part 12 Unit Three: Choosing Words Chapter 13 Working with Nouns Chapter 14 Working with Pronouns Chapter 15 Working with Verbs Chapter 16 Working with Modifiers and Connecting Words Part 17 Writing Compositions Chapter 18 Developing and Composing the Essay Chapter 19 Revising Your Writing Chapter 20 Getting More from Your Composition Skills Chapter 21 Producing an Essay Part 22 Appendix: Extra Practice for Students Acquiring English Part 23 Index