Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs & Short Essays, 7th edition

  • Pamela Arlov

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Wordsmith will help you craft clear, concise, and engaging writing inspired by topical readings and intuitive writing exercises. The text presents a positive and playful approach to strengthen your writing with enduring techniques that encourage clarity and creativity.

Published by Pearson (July 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137531103

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Writing

Table of contents

Readings by Rhetorical Mode
Readings by Subject
Updates to the Seventh Edition

1. The Writing Process
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing Paragraphs: Direction
4. Writing Paragraphs: Support
5. Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence
6. Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting
7. Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example
8. Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process
9. Examining Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument
10. Writing an Essay
11. Writing Summary Reports

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

Reading at the College Level
Action Hero, Rulon Openshaw
Simplicity, William Zinsser
Running Through the Dark, Jennifer Sinor
Setting Boundaries, Cara DiMarco
Crossing Invisible Lines, Eugenia Vela
Don't Blame Me! The New "Culture of Victimization", John J. Macionis
White Lies, Erin Murphy
Warning: This Is a Rights-Free Workplace, Barbara Ehrenreich
Civil Rights, Caroline Miller
Conversational Ballgames, Nancy Masterton Sakamoto
Two Ways of Seeing a River, Mark Twain

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