Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing, 7th edition
Published by Pearson (January 24th 2018) - Copyright © 2019
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Briefer and more accessible than full-length texts, Wordsmith: A Guide to College Writing is the antidote to dry, overwrought, and overly expansive writing guides. It engages students, serves multiple skill levels, and teaches enduring writing techniques in a way that’s actionable, contemporary, hands-on, and fun.
The 7th Edition is a powerful tool for students and teachers alike. With appealing, topical readings and expanded writing exercises, the updated text empowers instructors to meet students where they are and engage their collective interests. A three-part layout allows the freedom to mix and match the writing chapters, grammar chapters, and readings. Pam Arlov’s structured, yet flexible, approach to writing encourages clarity and creativity. Her direct, conversational, student-friendly tone is used throughout, with light-hearted chapter openers that promote a positive and playful way of learning.
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Table of contents
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
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
24. Other Punctuation
25. Word Choice
26. Words Commonly Confused
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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