Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing, 7th edition

  • Pamela Arlov

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Overview

Wordsmith: A Guide to College engages you in learning writing techniques in a way that's actionable, contemporary, hands-on, and fun. The text's approach encourages clarity and creativity with a direct, conversational and friendly tone and chapter openers that promote a positive and playful way of learning.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137526291

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Writing

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  • Preface
  • Updates to the Seventh Edition

PART 1: COMPOSITION

  1. The Writing Process
  2. Preparing to Write
  3. Building a Framework: Thesis and Organization
  4. Introducing the Essay
  5. Developing Body Paragraphs
  6. Concluding the Essay
  7. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting
  8. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example
  9. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process
  10. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument
  11. Writing a Research Paper

PART 2: GRAMMAR

  1. Verbs and Subjects
  2. Subject-Verb Agreement
  3. Coordination and Subordination
  4. Run-on Sentences
  5. Sentence Fragments
  6. Pronoun Case
  7. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
  8. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
  9. Parallel Structure
  10. Verb Shifts
  11. Sentences with Style
  12. Commas
  13. Other Punctuation
  14. Word Choice
  15. Words Commonly Confused
  16. Capitalization
  17. Apostrophes

PART 3: READINGS

  • Reading at the College Level
  • Reading Essays and Literature
  • The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  • A Narrow Fellow in the Grass, Emily Dickinson
  • The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin
  • Our Vanishing Night, Verlyn Klinkenborg
  • The “Black Table” Is Still There, Lawrence Otis Graham
  • Letting in Light, Patricia Raybon
  • Curing the Social Media Blues, Chris Guessman
  • Date Rape: Exposing Dangerous Myths, John J. Macionis
  • Is National Service a Cure for America’s Woes? Larry Fennelly
  • I Wonder: Was It Me or Was It My Sari? Shoba Narayan

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