Focus on Writing Paragraphs and Essays

In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319035299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Focus on Writing offers students clear, thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Reinforcing the most important elements in academic writing--Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions--this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on Strategies for College Success.

Focus

This comprehensive book offers an integrated, balanced approach to paragraph and essay composition skills, grammar, and punctuation.

Author: Martha E. Campbell

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0138964653

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This comprehensive book offers an integrated, balanced approach to paragraph and essay composition skills, grammar, and punctuation. It presents writing as a holistic activity through specific grammar/punctuation rules within the context of the specific types of writing where they are most often used (and misused). Making extensive use of writing samples, this book outlines the stages of the writing process by using those examples to demonstrate the stages. It offers a balance of rhetoric and grammar by showing specific organizational techniques for each rhetorical purpose and outlining revising and editing strategies for paragraphs and essays. It also includes guide questions to underscore the power of writing as a creative exchange between writer and reader. Ultimately, the book provides an effective bridge from paragraph to essay writing. The second edition of Writing Paragraphs and Essays has been revised to include a new section in each chapter called Writers as Spiders, containing links to Internet resources to reinforce grammatical/rhetorical concepts within each chapter with some writing assignments now tied to World Wide Web searches. An essential reference for every writer.

Loose leaf Version for Focus on Writing

In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell expand on their detailed, step-by-step guidance for developing paragraphs; offer more coverage of critical reading and thinking, a new chapter on college success, ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1457648210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Focus on Writing offers students thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Standing for Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions, this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell expand on their detailed, step-by-step guidance for developing paragraphs; offer more coverage of critical reading and thinking, a new chapter on college success, research; and provide new student models that reflect realistic student work.

Loose leaf Version for Focus on Writing Paragraphs and Essays

In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319036198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 387

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Focus on Writing offers students clear, thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Reinforcing the most important elements in academic writing--Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions--this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on Strategies for College Success.

Get Writing Paragraphs and Essays

The text helps those who are struggling with writing requirements, including recent high school graduates, returning students, or those for whom English is a second language.

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111827214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 736

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GET WRITING: PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS helps developmental students learn to think and plan before they write, and evaluate their own and others' writing, with a focus on critical thinking through features called Critical Thinking: What Are You Trying to Say? and Revision: What Have You Written? The text helps those who are struggling with writing requirements, including recent high school graduates, returning students, or those for whom English is a second language. Integrated exercises enable them to practice what they have just learned, and student papers in annotated first and revised drafts provide realistic models. Sample professional writing demonstrates how writers understand the context of their writing, utilize writing strategies, and make language choices. Writing prompts and collaborative writing projects teach students how to write personal, academic, or work-related papers, and how to evaluate their own and others' writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Focus on Writing

This student workbook presents techniques for and exercises in constructing paragraphs and writing essays in English, all to develop familiarity with the writing process, grammar skills, lexical knowledge and rhetorical modes for academic ...

Author: Natasha Haugnes

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0132313537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This student workbook presents techniques for and exercises in constructing paragraphs and writing essays in English, all to develop familiarity with the writing process, grammar skills, lexical knowledge and rhetorical modes for academic writing.

Exploring Writing

A guidebook to the writing process. Emphasizing both process and practice, with a focus on revision, it helps to apply and advance writing skills using the author's techniques.

Author: John Langan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0070165165

Category: English language

Page: 705

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Exploring Writing: Paragraphs and Essays serves as a guidebook for every step of the writing process. Emphasizing both process and practice, with a focus on revision, the new second edition helps to apply and advance writing skills using John Langan's proven techniques. Mastering essential sentence skills, learning to write effective paragraphs and essays, and becoming a critical reader are turning points for every writer, and they will prepare the students for writing situations in college and beyond

Odyssey

The book concludes with an anthology of readings that take students on a "reading odyssey," where selections cross genres and professions. All exercises have been reorganized and streamlined in the fourth edition.

Author: William J. Kelly

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 032129081X

Category: Education

Page: 623

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Odyssey focuses on helping students build paragraph and essay writing skills while treating the writing process as a voyage of self-discovery, confidence building, and competence building. As with most traditional paragraph to essay writing books, Odyssey begins with a thorough overview of the writing process, introduces the various patterns of development, then demonstrates each pattern of development with various essay samples. Parts IV -VI focus on improving grammar and paragraph development. The book concludes with an anthology of readings that take students on a "reading odyssey," where selections cross genres and professions. All exercises have been reorganized and streamlined in the fourth edition. Students will find newly titled "Comprehension and Practice" exercises that begin with a focus on fundamental concepts and then move into invention and the writing of short pieces. Students can then proceed to "Challenge" exercises that call for critical thinking, drafting, and revision. Interspersed throughout these questions sets are " Collaboration" exercises, which are ideal for pairs and/or groups of students. Grammar, mechanics, and punctuation chapters conclude with "Chapter Quick Check" and "Summary Editing" exercises that test students understanding of all the grammar and sentence skills they have learned.

Touchstones

By moving progressively from simple to more complex skills in each part of the book — and in each chapter — Touchstones ensures that all students feel confident in what they’re learning and empowered to continue.

Author: Chris Juzwiak

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312612222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 816

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Using methods he developed through grant-funded research, award-winning instructor Chris Juzwiak has documented a 15% increase in basic writers’ success rates on his campus. These methods serve as the foundation for Touchstones, a paragraph-to-essay level book that begins with a focus on academic paragraphs and essays, then moves to higher-level skills such as using precise language and working with sources. Like Stepping Stones, Juzwiak’s book for the sentence-to-paragraph level, Touchstones includes scaffolded exercises and instruction, color-coded parts of speech, and creative activities that keep students engaged. By moving progressively from simple to more complex skills in each part of the book — and in each chapter — Touchstones ensures that all students feel confident in what they’re learning and empowered to continue.

Focus on Writing 3 with Proofwriter TM

This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5).

Author: Colin Ward

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0132862042

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing. This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5). Each unit leads writers step-by-step through the process of prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, and editing before producing a final draft. Not only do students write an entire paragraph or essay in each unit, they are also given plenty of practice at the sentence and word levels. Features: Each unit teaches students how to use one or more common organizational structures: narrative, description, opinion, persuasion, compare-contrast, problem-solution, and cause-effect. High-interest readings and a choice of writing assignments provide a springboard for students' writing. Grammar presentation and practice correlated to Focus on Grammar make the connection between grammar and writing clear. Building Word Knowledge mini-lessons and exercises teach students' how to use word forms, collocations, idioms, compounds, descriptive details, phrasal verbs and other types of vocabulary in their writing. Revision and Editing checklists for each writing assignment help students rewrite and polish their first drafts. Online Teacher's Manuals contain model lesson plans, unit overviews, timed writing assignments, authentic student models, and answer keys. ProofWriter TM, an online writing-assessment tool from ETS, provides students with immediate individualized feedback on grammar, usage, style, and mechanics.