Longman Workbook for Readers and Writers

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Pearson Education Canada, Jan 1, 1997
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Contents

Writing and Reading Exercise 1 On being a writer and reader
3
Exercise Considering readersexpectations
5
Exercise3 Beginning a journal
7
Using a journal to think and learn
9
Journal writing
11
Becoming an active reader
13
Using a dialogue journal
15
Generating ideas
17
Using adjectives and adverbs correctly
129
Recognizing fragments
131
Editing sentence fragments
133
Using partial sentences
137
Recognizing and editing comma splices and fused sentences
139
Editing comma splices and fused sentences
141
Making pronoun reference clear
145
Making pronoun references specific
147

Finding patterns
19
Finding patterns
21
Analyzing your assignment
23
Using rhetorical purposes defining a thesis
25
Using a thesis to sort ideas
27
Defining your reader
31
Characterizing your reader
33
Adapting your content structure and style
35
Addressing academic readers
37
Drafting strategies
39
Drafting
41
Revising and Shaping Your Writing
43
Making major revisions
45
Making major and minor revisions
47
Using feedback constructively
49
Focusing paragraphs
51
Focusing paragraphs
53
Making paragraphs coherent
55
Linking paragraphs
57
Developing paragraphs
59
Using patterns of development
61
Using specialpurpose paragraphs
65
Making subjects and verbs clear
67
Making subjects and verbs clear
69
Eliminating expletive constructions and the passive voice
71
Creating emphasis
73
Creating emphasis variety and surprise
75
Editing and Proofreading n Exercise 1 Editing for economy and style
79
Creating an editing checklist
81
Proofreading
83
Recognizing nouns and pronouns
85
Recognizing prepositions and prepositional phrases
91
Recognizing conjunctions and interjections
93
Identifying sentence patterns
95
Identifying phrases
97
Identifying subordinate clauses
99
Creating sentence types
101
Choosing pronoun case
103
Solving common pronoun problems
105
Using who whom and other pronouns
107
Using correct verb tenses
109
Using complex verb tenses helping verbs and mood
111
Using correct tense sequence
113
Using active and passive voice
115
Using lie lay sit and set
117
Creating simple subjectverb agreement
119
Editing for subjectverb agreement
121
Editing for pronounantecedent agreement
125
Distinguishing adjectives and adverbs
127
Editing misplaced modifiers
149
Editing misplaced and dangling modifiers
151
Recognizing and editing disruptive modifiers
153
Editing shifts in person number tense and mood
155
Keeping voice and quotations consistent
157
Editing mixed sentences
159
Editing incomplete sentences
161
Editing for parallelism within a sentence
163
Editing for parallelism beyond the sentence
165
Coordinating sentences
167
Subordinating sentences
169
Adjusting word choice
173
Using precise diction
175
Editing diction
177
Using a dictionary
179
Building vocabulary
181
Editing for wordiness
183
Editing for wordiness cliches generalizations and overblown language
185
Editing sexist language
187
Avoiding sexist and discriminatory language
189
Using commas to help join sentences
191
Using commas to set off introductory phrases
193
Using commas to set off nonrestrictive modifiers and parenthetical expressions
195
Using commas in a series and to separate coordinate adjectives
197
Using commas with dates numbers addresses place names peoples titles and letters
199
Using commas with quotations
201
Using commas for clarification and avoiding unnecessary commas
203
Using semicolons
205
Using colons
207
Using apostrophes to show possession
209
Using apostrophes to show possession contractions and omissions
211
Using quotation marks with direct quotations
213
Using quotation marks
215
Using periods question marks and exclamation points
217
Using parentheses brackets and dashes
219
Using ellipses and slashes
221
Editing for capitalization
223
Editing for italics underlining
225
Editing for hyphens and word division
227
Writing numbers
229
Editing abbreviations
231
Editing for spelling
233
Understanding your assignment and audience
237
Defining a goal for your writing
241
Locating sources and reading critically
243
Paraphrasing and summarizing
245
Summarizing and conducting field research
247
Answer Key
281
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