ISBN 9780130868176,Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays

Along These Lines: Writing Paragraphs and Essays




Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780130868176

ISBN-10 0130868175


Language (English)

Engineering: general

Unlike other writing handbooks?which stop coverage of the writing process after a few chapters?this book takes readers with each exercise through all the steps of generating ideas, planning, drafting and revising, and proofreading with a sample. Covers the writing process using a step-by-step approach. Includes a new chapter on Writing a Paragraph that introduces readers to a basic paragraph before beginning specific patterns. Doubles the number of proofreading exercises in each writing chapter. Offers accessible new readings on invention, technology, and adolescents who smoke. Features new material on common "trouble spots" that includes a new chapter on Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices, and new, separate chapters on punctuation trouble spots: the comma and the apostrophe. Takes a three-part approach to grammar reinforcement?1) Practice: Exercises for simple reinforcement of the grammar principle; 2) Collaborate: More complex exercises to be done with a partner or group; 3)Connect: Application of the grammar principle to paragraphs. A handy reference for any professional who wants to improve their business writing.