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Pathways: Writing Scenarios, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Longman

Published Date: Aug 24, 2011

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Table of Contents

Preface

WRITING SUCCESS STARTS HERE!

PART I: GETTING STARTED   

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing   

Chapter 2: The Reading-Writing Connection 

Chapter 3: Expanding Your Vocabulary

PART II: SENTENCE BASICS AND DEVELOPMENT 

Chapter 4: Complete Sentences Versus Fragments   

Chapter 5: Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices   

Chapter 6: Combining and Expanding Your Ideas   

Chapter 7: Using Adjectives and Adverbs to Describe   

Chapter 8: Using Modifiers to Add Detail   

PART III: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM   

Chapter 9: Revising Confusing and Inconsistent Sentences   

Chapter 10: Using Verbs Correctly   

PART IV: PARAGRAPH BASICS AND DEVELOPMENT 

Chapter 11: Planning and Organizing   

Chapter 12: Drafting and Revising   

Chapter 13: Developing, Arranging, and Connecting Details   

Chapter 14: Using Methods of Organization  

Chapter 15 Revising Underdeveloped Paragraphs   

Chapter 16: Using an Idea Map to Spot Revision Problems   

PART  VI: ESSAYS BASICS, DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMON PROBLEMS

Chapter 17: Essay Basics and Development

Chapter 18: Avoiding Common Problems in Essays

PART VII: READ and RESPOND   

PART VIII: REVIEWING THE BASICS   

Guide to Reviewing the Basics   

A. Understanding the Parts of Speech

A.1  Nouns   

A.2  Pronouns   

A.3  Verbs   

A.4  Adjectives   

A.5  Adverbs   

A.6  Conjunctions   

A.7  Prepositions  

A.8  Interjections   

B. Understanding the Parts of Sentences   

B.1  Subjects   

B.2  Predicates   

B.3  Complements   

B.4  Basic Sentence Patterns   

B.5  Expanding the Sentence with Adjectives and Adverbs   

B.6  Expanding the Sentence with Phrases   

B.7  Expanding the Sentence with Clauses   

B.8  Basic Sentence Classifications   

C. Using Punctuation Correctly   

C.1  End Punctuation   

C.2  Commas   

C.3  Unnecessary Commas   

C.4  Colons and Semicolons   

C.5  Dashes, Parentheses, Hyphens, Apostrophes, Quotation Marks   

D. Managing Mechanics and Spelling   

D.1  Capitalization   

D.2  Abbreviations   

D.3  Hyphenation and Word Division   

D.4  Numbers   

D.5  Suggestions for Improving Spelling   

D.6  Six Useful Spelling Rules  

E. Commonly Confused Words   

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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-05834-1