Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs with Writing from Reading Strategies (6e) : 9780321984012

Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs with Writing from Reading Strategies (6e)

 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780321984012
ISBN 10
 
0321984013
Published
 
08/01/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
480
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$173.99
 
 
 
Description
For courses in College Developmental Writing.

Foundational Skills for Effective Writing
Clear, effective writing is an increasingly important skill in today’s modern world. Along These Lines: Writing Sentences & Paragraphs guides students step by step through the writing process with in-depth instruction on grammar, paragraph construction, and short essays.  Each chapter has numerous individual and collaborative exercises along with contextualized practical writing applications such as workplace writing, classroom-centered and academic material. This text also includes a chapter on “Writing from Reading” demonstrating how writing and reading are interconnected processes.

Encouraging critical thinking and personal engagement, the Sixth Edition of Along These Lines: Writing Sentences & Paragraphs includes invaluable resources, interactive exercises, and continual step-by-step reinforcement of the writing process to give writers a solid foundation for future success.  

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This title is also available with MyWritingLab – an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Simple Sentence

Chapter 2: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination

Chapter 3: Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

Chapter 4: Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination

Chapter 5: Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options

Chapter 6: Avoiding Sentence Fragments

Chapter 7: Using Parallelism in Sentences

Chapter 8: Using Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 9: Correcting Problems with Modifiers

Chapter 10: Verbs: The Present Tense

Chapter 11: Verbs: Past Tense

Chapter 12: Verbs: Consistency and Voice

Chapter 13: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

Chapter 14: Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference

Chapter 15: Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case

Chapter 16: Punctuation

Chapter 17: Spelling

Chapter 18: Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike

Chapter 19: Using Prepositions Correctly

 

Writing in Stages: The Process Approach

 

Chapter 20: Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting

Chapter 21: Writing a Paragraph: Planning

Chapter 22: Writing a Paragraph: Drafting and Revising

Chapter 23: Writing a Paragraph: Editing and Proofreading

Chapter 24: Writing a Narrative Paragraph

Chapter 25: Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Chapter 26: Writing an Illustration Paragraph

Chapter 27: Writing a Process Paragraph

Chapter 28: Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

Chapter 29: Writing from Reading

 

Appendix: Readings for Writers

New to this edition

  • Revitalized visuals, including charts and expanded checklists, to help students navigate the writing process step-by-step.
  • Tips and references to spark critical-thinking skills, fueling more effective writing, focused reading, and cohesive constructions.
  • English Language Learner (ELL) teaching tips, available in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition, provide interactive activities for students approaching English as a second language.
  • In-depth exercises to reinforce good writing habits on fragments, run-ons, coordination and subordination, and consistent verb tenses.
  • Engaging readings ideally suited for in-class reaction essays and dynamic class dialogues, complete with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions. NEW! Bulleted learning objectives make it easy to understand a chapter’s content at a glance, enabling instructors to plan assignments

Also Available with MyWritingLab™
This title is also available with MyWritingLab — an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

MyWritingLab™ features:

  • Book-specific module containing practical resources
    • Review and master skills with all the end-of-chapter writing assignments.
    • Receive insights from classmates with Peer Review Worksheets.
    • Assess grammar abilities with end-of-chapter Chapter Tests.
    • Engage with the “Jumping In” and “Quick Question” chapter openers.
  • Standalone chapter on the modes of writing not included in the print text to complement accelerated learning
Features & benefits

  • Dynamic New Elements
    • NEW! Revitalized visuals, including charts and expanded checklists, to help students navigate the writing process step-by-step.
    • NEW! Tips and references to spark critical-thinking skills, fueling more effective writing, focused reading, and cohesive constructions.
    • NEW! English Language Learner (ELL) teaching tips, available in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition, provide interactive activities for students approaching English as a second language.
    • NEW! In-depth exercises to reinforce good writing habits on fragments, run-ons, coordination and subordination, and consistent verb tenses.
    • NEW! Engaging readings ideally suited for in-class reaction essays and dynamic class dialogues, complete with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions.
    • NEW! Bulleted learning objectives that make it easy to understand a chapter’s content at a glance, enabling instructors to plan assignments around individualized objectives.(
  • Foundational Grammar Chapters
    • Concepts explained step by step in easy-to-understand examples.
    • End-of-chapter Chapter Tests for class reviews and readymade quizzes.
    • “Quick Question” openers to hook students into a chapter’s content.
    • Three types of grammar exercises, including reinforcing practice, group collaboration, and contextualized principles in revising and editing activities. (
  • Captivating Writing Chapters
    • Intuitive elements, including checklists, charts, diagrams, and info boxes.
    •  Illuminating examples of the writing process with outlines, drafts, and final versions of assignments.
    • Walkthrough assignments at the close of each chapter that cement writing lessons learned.
    • Timely writing topics that promote critical-thinking and imagination.(
  • Absorbing Reading Chapters
    • Writing from Reading” chapter that covers pre-reading strategies, note taking, and summarization skills to respond to another writer’s premise.
    • Carefully curated selections organized in a separate appendix for easy reference.
    • Engaging writing options, including critical-thinking topics inspired by readings, crafted to provoke informed, well-reasoned responses.

Also Available with MyWritingLab™
This title is also available with MyWritingLab — an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

MyWritingLab features:
  • NEW! Book-specific module containing practical resources
    • Review and master skills with all the end-of-chapter writing assignments.
    • Receive insights from classmates with Peer Review Worksheets.
    • Assess grammar abilities with end-of-chapter Chapter Tests.
    • Engage with the “Jumping In” and “Quick Question” chapter openers.
  • NEW! Standalone chapter on the modes of writing not included in the print text to complement accelerated learning