Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing

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

Table of contents

Preface
Updates to the Seventh Edition

I: 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

II: GRAMMAR
12. Verbs and Subjects
13. Subject-Verb Agreement
14. Coordination and Subordination
15. Run-on Sentences
16. Sentence Fragments
17. Pronoun Case
18. Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
19. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
20. Parallel Structure
21. Verb Shifts
22. Sentences with Style
23. Commas
24. Other Punctuation
25. Word Choice
26. Words Commonly Confused
27. Capitalization
28. Apostrophes

III: 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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