Discovery: An Introduction to Writing

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Pearson/Longman, Jul 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages
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The first in a series of two full-color worktexts for the developmental writing market, "Discovery" focuses on helping students build better sentence and paragraph writing skills. With its encouraging tone, careful explanations, and abundance of precisely sequenced and incrementally challenging exercise sets, "Discovery" enables students to view writing as a means of discovering more about themselves and their surroundings. The book starts with an overview of the writing process, and special attention is given to prewriting and the development of topic and supporting sentences. Parts 2 through 5 provide lucid and well-illustrated explanations of basic sentence elements, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Part 6 is a section of student and professional reading selections, which include an introduction on critical reading and comprehension and contain numerous writing exercises. An appendix provides practical advice for ESL writers studying English grammar and writing. For anyone interested in improving basic writing skills.

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Contents

Understanding the Writing Process
2
Developing Ideas
15
Creating Topic Sentences
34
Copyright

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