The Practical Writer with Readings

The Practical Writer with Readings

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond-into the research-driven paper and different organizational strategies. Beginning with sections that help students develop simpler pieces of writing-the one-paragraph essay, for example-the book progresses through the five paragraph essay, discussing issues of topic sentences, unity, coherence, support, and layout. Section Two of the book is devoted to forms that deepen students' ability, including fuller treatment of common patterns of development (modes) for five-paragraph essays and essays that go beyond the five paragraph essay-comparison and contrast, cause and effect, classification, and process. An entire part (Part 5) is devoted to the research paper. The text includes a mini-handbook (Section Three, Improving Your Punctuation and Expression) that provides a concise review of key Standard English rules and principles that students must apply to become more confident and effective writers. Sample essays in Section Four illustrate how some writers approach the writing process-from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.This text clearly and succinctly presents everything you need know to master college-level writing.

Title:The Practical Writer with Readings
Author:Edward Bailey, Philip Powell
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2007-04-25


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