College Writing Skills: Ninth Edition

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Jan 4, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines
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College Writing Skills offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them. Now, with the new online writing program Connect Writing and the soon-to-come Connect Langan, an online interactive version of College Writing Skills, this new eighth edition brings writing closer to students and helps to take them where they need to go. Whether online or in class, College Writing Skills offers students the tools to succeed.
 

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Contents

PART1 Essay Writing
1
The Writing Process
22
The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
50
The Third Step in Essay Writing
83
Patterns of Essay Development
173
Definition
304
DivisionClassification
325
Argument
343
Mechanics
522
Manuscript Form
523
Numbers and Abbreviations
534
Punctuation
538
Quotation Marks
546
Comma
554
Other Punctuation Marks
564
Spelling Improvement
570

Special Skills
365
Writing a Report
387
Writing a Research Paper
413
Handbook of Sentence Skills
439
Fragments
447
PronounTypes
500
Effective Word Choice
585
EditingTests
592
ESL Pointers
605
Correction Symbols
620
Credits
621
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