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Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing, Second Edition

Pamela Arlov

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ISBN 10: 0130488968 / ISBN 13: 9780130488961
Published by Prentice Hall, 2003
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Title: Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing, ...

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Clearly organized, highly flexible and refreshingly fun to use, this complete guide to composition and grammar instills in learners a sense of the structure of an essay and the purpose of its various parts?a mental template that will serve them in any type of academic writing and that, once mastered, will give them the freedom to actually enjoy and appreciate the act of writing itself. KEY TOPICS It addresses all parts of the classic five-paragraph essay?thesis, introduction, body and conclusion?in separate, concentrated sections, and includes an abundance of examples and practice exercises to help hone each element. It also contains a separate grammar section and a selection of fifteen readings?complete with reading comprehension questions and writing assignments?to help users take advantage of the strong connection between reading and writing. For individuals who want to improve their written

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In the REAL WORLD, do we write just ONE mode in isolation?

With a strong focus on writing and the writing process, WORDSMITH: COLLEGE WRITING, Second Edition also groups the methods of development in threes — to better show students the relationships between them, and to give students strategies for using more than one in their papers:

The Showing and Telling chapter covers Description, Narration, and Example.

The Limiting and Ordering chapter covers Definition, Classification, and Process.

The Examining Logical Connections chapter covers Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument.

Throughout the text, WORDSMITH: A GUIDE TO PARAGRAPHS AND SHORT ESSAYS 2E also provides extensive exercises for students to practice their skills:

Practice and Review Exercises are brief, short-answer style exercises.

Editing, Group and Writing Assignments require working with or creating writing samples.

Progressive Writing Assignments connect writing process concepts from other chapters.

With a focus on writing and a variety of exercises, WORDSMITH: A GUIDE TO COLLEGE WRITING 2E illustrates how the elements of good writing are rarely performed in isolation.

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