Writing First: Practice in Context helps students master basic writing skills by providing them with clear instruction, engaging models, interesting and abundant exercises, and plenty of guidance for self-checking and revising their work. In addition, the unique "practice-in-context" method gets students writing immediately in every chapter and has them consistently applying what they learn to their own writing. The fourth edition goes further in helping students make important connections — between paragraph and essay writing skills, and between following step-by-step models of writing and composing their own work. Revised in consultation with an ESL specialist, this edition is a strong choice for classrooms with non-native speakers. With additional chapters on study skills and research, Writing First is an invaluable tool for students learning the essential skills of college reading and writing.Writing First: Practice in Context and Foundations First: Sentences and Paragraphs are part of a two-book workbook series from experienced teachers and authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell. Both books teach students basic writing and grammar skills in the context of their own writing — where students learn best.
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Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have taught college composition and basic writing for more than 25 years and have authored many widely adopted textbooks including Patterns for College Writing (2009), Foundations First: Sentences and Paragraphs (2008), and the new text Focus on Writing: Paragraphs and Essays (2008). Laurie Kirszner teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Stephen Mandell is the founder and former director of the basic writing program at Drexel University, where he teaches composition, literature, and technical and business writing.
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Book Description Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface for InstructorsA Student's Guide to UsingWriting FirstSelf-Assessment Checklists for Writing Paragraphs and EssaysWRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYSUNIT 1Focus on ParagraphsCHAPTER 1 Writing a ParagraphA Understanding Paragraph StructureB Focusing on Your Assignment, Purpose, and AudienceC Finding IdeasD Identifying Your Main Idea and Writing a Topic SentenceE Choosing and Arranging Supporting PointsF Drafting Your ParagraphG Revising and Editing Your ParagraphSelf-Assessment Checklist: Revising Your ParagraphReview Checklist: Writing a ParagraphCHAPTER 2 Fine-Tuning Your ParagraphA Writing Unified ParagraphsB Writing Well-Developed ParagraphsC Writing Coherent ParagraphsChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Fine-Tuning Your ParagraphUNIT 2Patterns of Paragraph DevelopmentCHAPTER 3 ExemplificationA What is Exemplification?B Writing an Exemplification ParagraphSelf-Assessment Checklist: Writing an Exemplification ParagraphMoving from Paragraph to Essay: ExemplificationCHAPTER 4 NarrationCHAPTER 5 DescriptionCHAPTER 6 ProcessCHAPTER 7 Cause and EffectCHAPTER 8 Comparison and ContrastCHAPTER 9 ClassificationCHAPTER 1 DefinitionCHAPTER 11 ArgumentNote: Chapters 4 11 follow the same format as chapter 3 but details have been omitted to save space.UNIT 3Focus on EssaysCHAPTER 12 Writing an EssayA Thinking about Paragraphs and EssaysB Deciding on a TopicC Finding IdeasD Stating Your ThesisE Choosing Supporting PointsF Arranging Supporting PointsG Drafting Your EssayH Revising Your EssaySelf-Assessment Checklist: Revising Your EssayI Editing Your EssaySelf-Assessment Checklist: Editing Your EssayChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Writing an EssayCHAPTER 13 Introductions and ConclusionsA IntroductionsB ConclusionsChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Introductions and ConclusionsChapter 14 Patterns of Essay DevelopmentA ExemplificationSelf-Assessment Checklist: Writing an Exemplification EssayB NarrationC DescriptionD ProcessE Cause and EffectF Comparison and ContrastG ClassificationH DefinitionI ArgumentReview Checklist: Patterns of Essay DevelopmentNote: Sections B - I follow the same format as section A but details have been omitted to save space. REVISING AND EDITING YOUR WRITINGUNIT 4Writing Effective SentencesChapter 15 Writing Simple SentencesA SubjectsB Prepositional PhrasesC VerbsChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Writing Simple SentencesChapter 16 Writing Compound SentencesA Using Coordinating ConjunctionsB Using SemicolonsC Using Transitional Words and PhrasesChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Writing Compound SentencesChapter 17 Writing Complex SentencesA Identifying Complex SentencesB Using Subordinating ConjunctionsC Using Relative PronounsD Punctuating with Relative PronounsChapter ReviewReview Checklist: Writing Complex SentencesChapter 18 Achieving Sentence VarietyA Varying Sentence TypesB Varying Sentence OpeningsC Combining Sentences D Mixing Long and Short SentencesCh. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312487584
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