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Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs, courseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By John Sheridan Biays, Carol Wershoven

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 12, 2012

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Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs, 5/e prepares students for the demands of subsequent composition courses by providing thorough grammar instruction and continual reinforcement of the writing process.


This comprehensive text/workbook prepares developmental writing students for success in future writing courses by offering thorough grammar instruction and continual   reinforcement of the writing process. Filled with individual and collaborative exercises as well as numerous practical writing applications, ATL/S&P begins with the principles of grammar and progresses to comprehensive chapters on crafting paragraphs and even short essays. This text also provides a chapter on “Writing from Reading,” incorporates attractive visuals such as “Info Boxes” and checklists, and offers topical, thought-provoking readings and numerous writing options to engage students as they sharpen their writing and critical-thinking skills.

Table of Contents

Part One: Sentence-Level Skills

1. The Simple Sentence

2. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

3. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

4. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

5. Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options

6. Avoiding Sentence Fragments

7. Using Parallelism in Sentences

8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

9. Correcting Problems with Modifiers

10. Verbs: The Four Main Verbs

11. More on Verb Tenses

12. Verbs: Consistency and Voice

13. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

14. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

15. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

16. Punctuation

17. Spelling

18. Words that Sound Alike/Look Alike

19. Using Prepositions Correctly


Part II: Writing in Stages: The Process Approach

20. Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting

21. Writing a Paragraph: Planning

22. Writing a Paragraph: Drafting and Revising

23. Writing a Paragraph: Proofreading

24. Writing a Narrative Paragraph

25. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

26. Writing an Illustration Paragraph

27. Writing a Process Paragraph

28. Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

29. Writing from Reading


Appendix A: Readings for Writers

Appendix B: Grammar Practice for Nonnative Speakers


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$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-11022-3