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TABLE OF CONTENT
Developmental Writing – Essay ............................................................................................. 13
Developmental Writing – Paragraph ...................................................................................... 10
Developmental Writing – Sentences ........................................................................................ 7
Reading .................................................................................................................................... 5
Study Skills and First Year Orientation ................................................................................... 18

Composition........................................................................................................21
Argumentation Texts ............................................................................................................... 33
Handbooks and Workbooks ................................................................................................... 23
Readers – Rhetorically Organized ......................................................................................... 26
Rhetorics ................................................................................................................................ 27
Writing Across the Curriculum ................................................................................................ 34
Writing Related Software ........................................................................................................ 34

Literature ............................................................................................................35
Introduction to Literature ........................................................................................................ 36

Advanced Course ...............................................................................................37


Advanced Grammar ............................................................................................................... 41
English – Special Topics ......................................................................................................... 38
Library / Information Science.................................................................................................. 38

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DEVELOPMENT ENGLISH
Developmental Writing – Essay..........................................................................13
Developmental Writing – Paragraph...................................................................10
Developmental Writing – Sentences ....................................................................7
Reading ................................................................................................................5
Study Skills and First Year Orientation ...............................................................18

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NEW TITLES

DEVELOPMENT ENGLISH
2010 Author ISBN Page
Going Places: Paragraph To Essay Bailey 978-0-07-340710-4 10

A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays, 3e Brannan 978-0-07-338568-6 10, 13

Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond, 7e Ferrett 978-0-07-337512-0 18

Reading and All that Jazz, 4e Maher 978-0-07-338576-1 5

Improving Reading Skills, 6e Spears 978-0-07-340724-1 5

2009
Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, 4e Feldman 978-0-07-352243-2 18

Sentence Skills: A Workbook For Writers, Form B, 8e Langan 978-0-07-353327-8 7

2008
Effective College Reading (Asian Publication) Lee 978-0-07-126574-4 6

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Reading International Edition

EXERCISE YOUR COLLEGE READING


SKILLS DEVELOPING MORE POWERFUL
COMPREHENSION,
NEW 2nd Edition
Janet Elder, Richland College
2008 / 560 pages / Softcover
READING AND ALL THAT JAZZ ISBN: 978-0-07-351347-8
4th Edition ISBN: 978-0-07-127592-7 [IE]
Peter Maher and Rita Romero McCarthy of Glendale Community College Through the familiar and motivating metaphor of sports, Janet Elder
2010 / Softcover / 608 pages (Entryways, New Worlds, Opening Doors) provides students extensive
ISBN: 978-0-07-338576-1 opportunities to learn, apply, and reinforce essential reading skills.
Available: March 2009
CONTENTS
[Details unavailable at press time]
To the Instructor
Introduction
The “Secrets” of Success
A User’s Guide to the Brain
Handle Textbooks and Textbook Assignments Like a Pro
Part One: Warm-Up
NEW Chapter 1: Determine the Meaning of an Unfamiliar Word through
Context
Chapter 2: Analyze Word Structure
Part Two: Basic Workout
IMPROVING READING SKILLS Chapter 3: Determine the Topic of a Paragraph
6th Edition Chapter 4: Identify the Stated Main Idea Sentence and the Supporting
Deanne Milan Spears, City College of San Francisco Details of a Paragraph
Chapter 5: Formulate the Implied Main Idea Sentence of a
2010 / Softcover / 512 pages
Paragraph
ISBN: 978-0-07-340724-1
Chapter 6: Recognize Authors’ Writing Patterns
Available: January 2009
Part Three: Basic Stretching
[Details unavailable at press time] Chapter 7: Apply All the Basic Skills to Paragraphs
Part Four: Advanced Workout
Chapter 8: Distinguish Facts from Opinions
Chapter 9: Make Inferences and Draw Conclusions
Chapter 10: Determine an Author’s Purpose, Tone, Point of View,
and Intended Audience
Chapter 11: Evaluate an Author’s Argument
Part Five: Advanced Stretching
Chapter 12: Apply All the Advanced Skills to Single- and Multiple-
Paragraph Selections
Part Six: Cooldown
Chapter 13: Interpret Graphic Aids
Chapter 14: Organize Information for Study
Part Seven: Grand Slam: Playing In The Big Leagues
Chapter 15: Apply All the Skills You Have Learned
Appendixes
Appendix 1: List of Word Parts
Appendix 2: Test-taking
Appendix 3: Recognizing Propaganda and Fallacies
Appendix 4: Conducting Research Using the Internet and Evaluating
Websites
Appendix 5: Learning Style Tips
Appendix 6: Four Common Figures of Speech
Photo Credits
Index

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International Edition
NEW
IMPROVING READING SKILLS:
CONTEMPORARY READINGS FOR COLLEGE
STUDENTS
5th Edition
EFFECTIVE COLLEGE Deanne Milan Spears, City College of San Francisco
READING 2004 / 544 pages / Softcover
Gek Ling Lee and Susan Tan ISBN: 978-0-07-283070-5
ISBN: 978-0-07-121634-0 [IE]
Website: highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072830700
CONTENTS
2008 (July 2007) / Softcover / 192 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-126574-4 * indicates material new to this edition
Improving Your Vocabulary
[An Asian Publication] Four Techniques for Acquiring Words
How does a teacher get normally dull-as-ditch-water reading theory Using Context Clues
across to his or her students? In the dark ages, students learned * Using Print and Online Dictionaries
how to answer reading comprehensions accurately by trial and error * Practice Selection: Dave Barry Tips for
and by practice. These days, what we know about reading theory Women: How to Have a Relationship with a Guy
can take the mystery and hit-and-miss element out of learning how
Critical Reading Worksheet
to answer reading comprehension questions either for the mundane
purpose of passing college English examinations or, more usefully, The Main idea, Supporting Ideas, and Writer’s Purpose
to apply relevant skills to the reading students have to do in college. Part 1: Getting Started: Practicing The Basics
Students learn more effectively and more quickly when they are * Josh Sens, The Truth Is Out There Somewhere
taught why certain strategies benefit them. If they can internalize the * Pamlea Grim, Care in Midair
theory they can buy into it. In this book, each chapter starts with the * Lori Hope, Did I Save Lives or Engage in Racial Profiling?
theory or reasons why certain skills are useful and how they can be Luis J. Rodriguez, La Vida Loca («The Crazy Life»): Two Generations
mastered, followed by comprehension exercises. Each chapter also of Gang Members
contains a second reading passage on a topic that is commonly found Rose Del Castillo Guibault, The Conveyor-Belt Ladies
at college level. Each comprehension exercise comprises questions
Eddy L. Harris, Mississippi Solo
which test skills in surface-level reading, understanding nuances,
making inferences, giving opinions, and summarizing as well as * Andres Dubus, Digging Annotating, Paraphrasing, and
gauge students’ vocabulary range. Summarizing
Part 2: Refining The Basics
CONTENTS Sheldon Campbell, Games Elephants Play
Charles Finney, The Life and Death of a Western Gladiator
1. Can You Read?
Geoffrey Cowley, The Language Explosion
2. How Do You Read?
Richard Wolkomir, Making Up for Lost Time: The Rewards of Reading
3. USSR
at Last
4. Testing Your Reading Skills:
* Paco Underhill, Shop Like a Man
5. Synthesis
* Martha Fay, Sedated by Stuff
6. Reading Between the Lines
* Lawrence Shames, The Hunger for More
7. Allusions, Idiomatic Expressions, and Foreign Tags
Making Inferences
8. Pulling It All Together
Part 3: Tackling More Challenging Prose
* Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: Behind the Counter
* Val Plumwood, Being Prey: Surviving A Crocodile Attack
Elliot West, Wagon Train Children
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
* Anwar Accawi, The Telephone
Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, New Jersey v. T.L.O.: The
School Search Cases
David Ferrell, Badwater: The Ultra Marathon
Persuasive Writing and Evaluating Evidence
Part 4: Reading About Issues

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International Edition Developmental Writing


– Sentences
READING AND STUDY SKILLS
7th Edition
John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College
2002 / 640 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-244599-2
(No Selling Rights) NEW
ISBN: 978-0-07-124284-4 [IE]
Website: www.mhhe.com/langan
CONTENTS
Part One: Motivational Skills
SENTENCE SKILLS: A
Part Two: Study Skills WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS,
Part Three: A Brief Guide To Important Word Skills FORM B
Part Four: Reading Comprehension Skills
8th Edition
Part Five: Skim Reading And Comprehension
John Langan, Atlantic Cape CMTY College
Part Six: Rapid Reading And Comprehension
Part Seven: Mastery Tests
Part Eight: Additional Learning Skills 2009 / 640 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-353327-8
ISBN: 978-0-07-332599-6
(Annotated Instructor’s Edition)
Available: April 2008
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/langan
This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to
help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation,
and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The eighth edition
of Sentence Skills, Form B features a new 4-color design that adds
visual appeal and highlights key concepts to students.

NEW TO THIS EDITION


v NEW visual learning: Each section of the book opens with color
photographs and accompanying writing prompts that relate to the
material students are about to learn, immediately engaging students in
the writing and critical thinking process. In addition, more than twenty
compelling visuals have been integrated throughout the text—each
supported by an accompanying writing prompt or activity.
v Exciting New Visuals: The text’s updated design is not only more
modern, but more functional as well. The use of full color throughout
the book adds visual appeal for students while highlighting key
material—helping them make connections and find the information
they need.
v New and updated exercises and writing assignments: Exercises
and writing assignments have been revised to reflect issues relevant
to today’s students.
v Mastery Tests integrated into chapters: Mastery Tests have
been moved from a separate section in the back of the book and now
appear alongside the concepts they are meant to reinforce. Additional
New Mastery Tests incorporate key exit exams in Florida, Texas, New
York, and other states.

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CONTENTS
Part One: Effective Writing
International Edition
Chapter One: Learning Sentence Skills
Chapter Two: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing SENTENCE SKILLS: A WORKBOOK FOR
WRITERS, FORM A
Chapter Three: The Writing Process
Part Two: Sentence Skills
Section 1: Grammar 8th Edition
Chapter Four: Subjects and Verbs John Langan, Atlantic Cape CMTY College
Chapter Five: Fragments 2008 / 640 pages
Chapter Six: Run-Ons ISBN: 978-0-07-312374-5 (No Selling Rights)
Chapter Seven: Sentence Variety I ISBN: 978-0-07-110161-5 [IE]
Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement
Available: July 2007
Chapter 8: Standard English Verbs
Chapter 9: Irregular Verbs Website: http://www.mhhe.com/langan
Chapter 10: Subject-Verb Agreement
This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to
Chapter 11: Consistent Verb Tense
help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation,
Chapter 12: Additional Information about Verbs and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The eighth edition
Chapter 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View of Sentence Skills, Form A features new exercises and activities, a
Chapter 14: Pronoun Types new visual program, and much more!
Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism
Chapter 15: Adjectives and Adverbs CONTENTS
Chapter 16: Misplaced Modifier
Introduction: Learning Sentence Skills
Chapter 17: Dangling Modifiers
Part One: Effective Writing
Chapter 18: Faulty Parallelism
A Brief Guide to Effective Writing
Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
Practice in Effective Writing
Chapter 20: Paper Format
Part Two: Sentence Skills
Chapter 21: Capital Letters
Section 1: Grammar
Chapter 22: Numbers and Abbreviations
Section 2: Mechanics
Chapter 23: End Marks
Section 4: Word Use
Chapter 24: Apostrophe
Part Three: Reinforcement Of Sentence Skills
Chapter 25: Quotation Marks
Mastery Tests
Chapter 26: Comma
Subjects and Verbs (4 tests)
Chapter 27: Other Punctuation Marks
Fragments (4)
Section 5: Word Use
Run-Ons (4)
Chapter 28: Dictionary Use
Standard English Verbs (4)
Chapter 29: Spelling Improvement
Subject-Verb Agreement (4)
Chapter 30: Omitted Words and Letters
Consistent Verb Tense (2)
Chapter 31: Commonly Confused Words
Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View (4)
Chapter 32: Effective Word Choice
Pronoun Types (2)
Part Three: Reinforcement Of Sentence Skills
Adjectives and Adverbs (2)
Combined Mastery Tests
Misplaced Modifiers (2)
Fragments and Run-Ons
Dangling Modifiers (2)
Verbs
Parallelism (2)
Pronouns
Capital Letters (4)
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism
Numbers and Abbreviations (2)
Capital Letters and Punctuation
End Marks (2)
Word Use
Apostrophe (4)
Editing and Proofreading Tests
Quotation Marks (4)
Test 1: Fragments
Comma (4)
Test 2: Fragments
Other Punctuation Marks (2)
Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Dictionary Use (2)
Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Spelling Improvement (2)
Test 5: Standard English Verbs
Omitted Words and Letters (2)
Test 6: Irregular Verbs
Commonly Confused Words (4)
Test 7: Faulty Parallelism
Effective Word Choice (4)
Test 8: Capital Letters
Combined Mastery Tests
Test 9: Apostrophes
Fragments and Run-Ons (2)
Test 10: Quotation Marks
Verbs (2)
Test 11: Commas
Pronouns (2)
Test 12: Commonly Confused Words
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism (2)
Combined Editing Tests
Capital Letters and Punctuation (2)
Appendixes
Word Use (2)
Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help
Editing and Proofreading Tests
Appendix B: Parts of Speech
Test 1: Fragments
Appendix C: ESL Pointers
Test 2: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Test 3: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Test 4: Standard English Verbs
Appendix F: Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises
Test 5: Irregular Verbs
in Part Two
Test 6: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Index
Test 7: Parallelism
Corrections Symbols
Test 8: Capital Letters

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Test 9: Apostrophe Part 6: Improving Sentences


Test 10: Quotation Marks Chapter 20: Achieving Parallelism
Test 11: Commas Chapter 21: Special Sentence Structure Problems
Test 12: Commonly Confused Words Chapter 22: Varying Sentence Openers
Combined Editing Tests Part 7: Spelling Correctly
Part Four: Sentence Variety Through Combining Activities Chapter 23: Spelling
Four Traditional Sentence Patterns Chapter 24: Frequently Confused Words
The Simple Sentence Part 8: Capitalizing And Punctuating
The Compound Sentence Chapter 25: Capitalization and Endmarks
The Complex Sentence Chapter 26: Commas
The Compound-Complex Sentence Chapter 27: Apostrophes
Review of Coordination and Subordination Chapter 28: Punctuating Direct Quotations
Other Patterns That Add Variety to Writing 13 selections in JUMPSTART WITH READINGS:
-ing Word Groups Part 9: Reading And Writing In Response To Reading
-ed Word Groups Chapter 29: Reading and Writing Responses to Reading
Appositives Nikki Giovanni: On Holidays and How to Make Them Work
-ly Openers Skip Rozin: Big White
To Openers Andrew Lam: They Shut My Grandmother’s Door
Prepositional Phrase Openers Tunku Varadarjan: Baby Names, Big Battles
Series of Items Thomas H. Middleton: Have a Nice Day
Sentence-Combining Exercises Langston Hughes: Thank you M’am
Appendixes Michelle M. Ducharme: A Lifetime of Production
A. Diagnostic and Achievement Tests Elizabeth Stone: For One Teacher, a Lesson about E-Mail and
B. Answers to Introductory Projects and Practice Exercises Privacy
C. Progress Charts Ray Hanania: One of the Bad Guys
Maya Angelou: The Fight
Karen S. Peterson: The Truth About Our Little White Lies
Chang-Lin Tien: America’s Scapegoats
Maria L. Muniz: Back, but Not Home
Appendix: The Parts of Speech
International Edition

JUMPSTART! A WORKBOOK FOR WRITERS


2nd Edition
Barbara Fine Clouse
2002 / 432 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-230074-1
ISBN: 978-0-07-113011-0 [IE]
Website: www.mhhe.com/jumpstart
CONTENTS
Part 1: Developing Your Writing Process And Writing Paragraphs
And Essays
Chapter 1: Your Writing Process
Chapter 2: Writing a Paragraph
Chapter 3: Writing an Essay
Part 2: Understanding The Sentence
Chapter 4: Subjects and Verbs
Chapter 5: Coordination
Chapter 6: Subordination
Chapter 7: Sentence Fragments
Chapter 8: Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
Part 3: Understanding Verbs
Chapter 9: The Present Tense/Subject-Verb Agreement
Chapter 10: The Past Tense
Chapter 11: The Perfect Tenses/Active and Passive Voice
Chapter 12: The Progressive Tenses
Chapter 13: Tense Shifts
Part 4: Understanding Pronouns
Chapter 14: Pronouns
Chapter 15: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Chapter 16: Other Pronoun Problems
Part 5: Understanding Modifiers And Prepositions
Chapter 17: Adjective, Adverbs, and Articles
Chapter 18: Using Participles and Infinitives to Describe
Chapter 19: Prepositions

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Developmental Writing – Chapter 22 Editing Verb Errors: Agreement, Irregular Verbs, and
Consistency
Paragraph Chapter 23 Pronoun Agreement, Case, and Consistency
Chapter 24 Punctuation
Chapter 25 Adjectives and Adverbs
Chapter 26 Mechanics
Part V: Reading And Thinking Critically
Chapter 27 Building Vocabulary
Chapter 28 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
NEW

GOING PLACES: PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY


Richard E Bailey, Henry Ford Community College and Linda Denstaedt,
University of Michigan
2010 / 544 pages NEW
ISBN: 978-0-07-340710-4
Available: January 2009
http://www.mhhe.com/bailey1e A WRITER’S WORKSHOP
This two-book developmental writing series with help students become Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays,
more effective and more confident writers by meeting students where 3rd Edition
they are and by helping them get to where they want to go. One of Bob Brannan, Johnson County Community College
the authors’ primary goals in teaching writing is to help their students 2010 / Softcover / 672 pages
explore how college writing can enhance students’ lives and help
ISBN: 978-0-07-338568-6 (No Selling Rights)
them achieve their goals, whether academic, professional, or beyond.
Such exploration often begins with igniting a change in how our Available: January 2009
students look at writing. Far too often, students come to the first day Website: http://www.mhhe.com/brannan3e
of class thinking of the course as something simply to “get through,”
something without any real connection to what goes on outside the This two-book developmental writing series engages using with its
classroom, when, in fact, writing is an essential part of their journey. environmental theme. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs,
With these goals in mind, the authors have written, developed, and Building Essays engages developing writers with a hands-on, process-
student-tested Going Places (P¿E), and its partner text On the Go oriented, collaborative, and conscientious approach to writing, treating
(S¿P), so you can meet students where they are and use writing to students as writers and writing as a dynamic process. Throughout,
take them where they want to go. After all, engaged students and this text offers sound connections between its lessons and students’
good writers do well in their classes; they retain content better and existing knowledge. It also explores why we study each writing skill
participate more fully. They use writing to learn and to share what and process, linking lessons to future application in the classroom
they know. In addition, critical thinkers and good writers participate and beyond.
more fully in the workplace and are more likely to advance. Whatever
their destination, effective writing will make a fundamental difference NEW TO THIS EDITION
in each student’s journey.
v Emphasis on Revision: Each assignment chapter offers
CONTENTS a thorough process breakdown of the writing assignment and
Part I: Writing In College suggestions for pattern-specific revising. Further, Chapters 17, 18,
Chapter 1 Meeting the Demands of College Writing and 28 help students analyze their paragraphs and essays to re-
Chapter 2 The Writing Process vision them.
Chapter 3 Writing Paragraphs in College v Activities (exercises): Each chapter offers an array of practice
Part II: Paragraph Writing And Patterns Of Thinking opportunities. Additional exercises and quizzes are available on the
Chapter 4 Description book’s Online Learning Center: www.mhhe.com/brannan, which
Chapter 5 Example features more than 3,000 exercises.
Chapter 6 Narrative
Chapter 7 Process v Working Together Activities provide chances for collaborative
Chapter 8 Classification work in exercises. Additionally, Feedback prompts encourage
Chapter 9 Cause and Effect workshopping in pairs or small groups at all stages of the writing
Chapter 10 Comparison and Contrast process.
Chapter 11 Definition
v Working Online Activities engage students with the book’s
Chapter 12 Argument
website or elsewhere on the Internet for specific exercises and
Part III: Going To The Next Level: Essay Writing And Patterns
writing assignments, as well as to an online review quiz at the end
Of Thinking
of each chapter.
Chapter 13 Essay Structure and the Writing Process The Essay The
Essay at a Glance v Environmentally Friendly: Conservation in Context boxes,
Chapter 14 Types of Essays activities, or assignments suggest specific ways to discuss or practice
Chapter 15 Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotation conservation during the writing process. Some readings, visuals,
Chapter 16 The Documented Essay and examples explore environmental-themed topics. This book is
Chapter 17 Writing in Class: Short Answer and Essay Tests also made from recycled paper stock and soy inks and is available,
In-Class Writing alternately, as a paperless e-book.
Part IV: The Tool Kit
Chapter 18 The Simple Sentence v Engaging Chapter Openers: Each chapter begins with: an outline
Chapter 19 Beyond the Simple Sentence: Compounds, Coordination, of Key Topics; a vivid, engaging image; and an accompanying writing
and Subordination prompt, which moves students immediately into thinking and writing
Chapter 20 The Sentence Fragment about this concept.
Chapter 21 Comma Splices and Run Ons

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CONTENTS
Unit I: Getting Our Feet Wet
International Edition
1. Practicing the Writing Process
2. Making the Most of Reading A WRITER’S WORKSHOP
Unit II: Working With The Paragraph
3. Crafting Paragraphs 2nd Edition
4. Revising Paragraphs Bob Brannan, Johnson County Community College
5. Picturing A Place (Description) 2006 / Softcover / 752 pages
6. Telling Your Own Story (Narration) ISBN: 978-0-07-288222-3 (No Selling Rights)
7. Illustrating through Examples ISBN: 978-0-07-111684-8 [IE]
8. Creating and Explaining Groups (Classification)
9. Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects CONTENTS
10. Explaining Activities: Doing and Understanding Them (Process
*New to this Edition
Analysis)
Preface
11. Explaining Similarities and Differences (Comparison-Contrast)
Unit I: Getting Our Feet Wet
Unit III: Working With The Essay
1. Practicing the Writing Process
12. Introducing the Essay
2. Making the Most of Reading
13. Expanding Paragraphs into Essays
Unit II: Working With The Paragraph
14. Revising Essays
3. Introducing the Paragraph
15. Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas (Definition)
4. Revising Paragraphs
16. Writing Persuasively (Argument)
5. Picturing A Place
17. Taking Essay Exams
6. Telling Your Own Story
*18. Writing with Research
7. Illustrating through Examples
Unit IV: Polishing Style
8. Creating and Explaining Groups
19. Creating Sentence Variety
9. Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects
20. Choosing the Most Effective Word
10. Explaining Activities: Doing Them, Understanding Them
Unit V: Practicing Sentence Sense
11. Explaining Similarities and Differences
21. Working with Sentence Parts
Unit III: Working With The Essay
22. Using Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
12. Introducing the Essay
23. Avoiding Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments
13. Revising Essays
24. Working with Verbs: Form and Agreement
14. Expanding Paragraphs into Essays
25. Working with Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form
15. Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas
26. Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs
16. Writing Persuasively
27. Using Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics
17. Taking Essay Exams
28. Spelling and Distinguishing Sound-Alike Words
Unit IV: Polishing Style
Unit VI: Additional Readings
18. Creating Sentence Variety
19. Choosing the Most Effective Word
Unit V: Practicing Sentence Sense
20. Working with Sentence Parts
21. Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
22. Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments
23. Verbs: Form and Agreement
24. Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form
25. Adjectives and Adverbs: Words that Describe
26. Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics
27. Spelling and Sound-Alike Words
28. ESL Concerns
Unit VI: Additional Readings
Description
Narration
Illustration
Classification
Cause and Effect
Process Analysis
Comparison and Contrast
Definition
Persuasion

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International Edition International Edition

ENGLISH BRUSHUP ENGLISH SKILLS WITH READINGS


3rd Edition 5th Edition
John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College Janet Goldstein John Langan, Atlantic Community College
2003 / Softcover / 224 pages 2002 / 672 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-281890-1 (Out of Print) ISBN: 978-0-07-255877-7 (Out of Print)
ISBN: 978-0-07-121317-2 [IE] ISBN: 978-0-07-126622-2 [IE - 1 color Text]
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/langan
CONTENTS
CONTENTS Part One: Basic Principles Of Effective Writing
Part One: Sixteen Basic Skills Getting Started
1: Subjects and Verbs Important Factors in Writing
2: More About Verbs The First and Second Steps in Writing
3: Subject-Verb Agreement Step 1: Make a Point
4: Sentence Types Step 2: Support the Point with Specific Evidence, Practice in Making
5: Fragments and Supporting a Point.
6: Run-Ons The Third and Fourth Steps in Writing
7: Pronouns Step 3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
8: Comma Step 4: Write Clear, Error-Free Sentences
9: Apostrophe Four Bases for Evaluating Writing
10: Quotation Marks Base 1: Unity
11: Other Punctuation Marks Base 2: Support
12: Homonyms Base 3: Coherence
13: Capital Letters Base 4: Sentence Skills
14: Word Choice Part Two: Paragraph Development
15: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
16: Parallelism Writer, Purpose, and Audience
Part Two: Extending The Skills Tools for Paragraph Development
17: Paper Form Providing Examples
18: Spelling Explaining a Process
19: Pronoun Types Examining Cause and Effect
20: Adjectives and Adverbs Comparing or Contrasting
21: Numbers and Abbreviations Defining a Term
22: Usage Dividing and Classifying
23: More About Subjects and Verbs Describing a Scene or Person
24: Even More About Verbs Narrating an Event
25: More About Subject-Verb Agreement Arguing a Position
26: More About Run-Ons Part Three: Essay Development
27: More About the Comma Writing the Essay
28: More About the Apostrophe What Is an Essay?
29: More About Quotation Marks Important Points about the Essay
30: More About Punctuation Marks Essays to Consider
31: More About Homonyms Planning the Essay
32: More About Capital Letters Essay Writing Assignments
33: More About Word Choice Part Four: Sentence Skills
Part Three: Applying The Skills: Grammar
Combined Mastery Tests, Editing Tests. Subjects and Verbs
Sentence Sense
Sentence Fragments
Run-Ons
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Consistent Verb Tense
Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
Pronoun Types
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Faulty Parallelism
Mechanics
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
Punctuation
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks

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Comma
Other Punctuation Marks Developmental Writing –
Word Use
Using the Dictionary
Essay
Improving Spelling
Vocabulary Development
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
Sentence Variety
Practice NEW
Combined Mastery Tests
Editing Tests
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test A WRITER’S WORKSHOP
Part Five: Sixteen Reading Selections
Introduction to the Readings Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays,
Goals and Values 3rd Edition
Rowing the Bus, by Paul Logan Bob Brannan, Johnson County Community College
Adolescent Confusion by Maya Angelou 2010 / Softcover / 672 pages
The Tryout by Bob Greene ISBN: 978-0-07-338568-6 (No Selling Rights)
What Good Families Are Doing Right by Delores Curran Available: January 2009
Education and Self-Improvement
Do It Better! by Ben Carsons, M.D. with Cecil Murphy Website: http://www.mhhe.com/brannan3e
Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name by James Lincoln Collier This two-book developmental writing series engages using with its
Old Before Her Time by Katherine Barrett environmental theme. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs,
Let’s Really Reform Our Schools by Anita Garland Building Essays engages developing writers with a hands-on, process-
Power Learning by Sheila Akers oriented, collaborative, and conscientious approach to writing, treating
Finding a Career and a Job: A No-Nonsense Guide by Ann McClintock students as writers and writing as a dynamic process. Throughout,
How To Think Clearly by Earl Ubell this text offers sound connections between its lessons and students’
Human Groups and Society existing knowledge. It also explores why we study each writing skill
Television Changed My Family Forever by Linda Ellerbee and process, linking lessons to future application in the classroom
and beyond.
The Chase by Annie Dillard
Rudeness at the Movies by Bill Wine
NEW TO THIS EDITION
People Need People by S. Leonard Syme
A Drunken Ride, a Tragic Aftermath by Theresa Conroy and Christine v Emphasis on Revision: Each assignment chapter offers
M. Johnson. a thorough process breakdown of the writing assignment and
Acknowledgements suggestions for pattern-specific revising. Further, Chapters 17, 18,
Appendix and 28 help students analyze their paragraphs and essays to re-
Answers and Charts (instructor’s version only) vision them.
Answers to Sentence Skills and Introductory Projects (instructor’s
version only) v Activities (exercises): Each chapter offers an array of practice
Charts opportunities. Additional exercises and quizzes are available on the
book’s Online Learning Center: www.mhhe.com/brannan, which
features more than 3,000 exercises.
v Working Together Activities provide chances for collaborative
work in exercises. Additionally, Feedback prompts encourage
workshopping in pairs or small groups at all stages of the writing
process.
v Working Online Activities engage students with the book’s
website or elsewhere on the Internet for specific exercises and
writing assignments, as well as to an online review quiz at the end
of each chapter.
v Environmentally Friendly: Conservation in Context boxes,
activities, or assignments suggest specific ways to discuss or practice
conservation during the writing process. Some readings, visuals,
and examples explore environmental-themed topics. This book is
also made from recycled paper stock and soy inks and is available,
alternately, as a paperless e-book.
v Engaging Chapter Openers: Each chapter begins with: an outline
of Key Topics; a vivid, engaging image; and an accompanying writing
prompt, which moves students immediately into thinking and writing
about this concept.

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CONTENTS A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR


Unit I: Getting Our Feet Wet WRITERS: STRATEGIES AND PROCESS
5th Edition
1. Practicing the Writing Process
2. Making the Most of Reading
Barbara Fine Clouse
Unit II: Working with the Paragraph
3. Crafting Paragraphs 2008 / 224 pages
4. Revising Paragraphs ISBN: 978-0-07-353318-6
5. Picturing A Place (Description) Available: November 2007
6. Telling Your Own Story (Narration) Website: http://www.mhhe.com/clouseguide5
7. Illustrating through Examples
8. Creating and Explaining Groups (Classification) This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers
9. Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects provides over 310 writing strategies for solving problems at every
10. Explaining Activities: Doing and Understanding Them (Process stage of the writing process--from idea generation through editing.
Analysis) The book’s practical approach not only helps writers with broader
11. Explaining Similarities and Differences (Comparison-Contrast) challenges,such as planning and organization, but also with specific
Unit III: Working with the Essay style and grammar issues that can derail the writing process.
12. Introducing the Essay CONTENTS
13. Expanding Paragraphs into Essays Myths About Writing: An Introduction
14. Revising Essays Part One: A Troubleshooting Guide To Prewriting
15. Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas (Definition) Chapter One: “I Don’t Know What to Write.”
16. Writing Persuasively (Argument) Chapter Two: “How Do I Write a Thesis?”
17. Taking Essay Exams Chapter Three: “How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?”
*18. Writing with Research Part Two: A Troubleshooting Guide To Drafting
Unit IV: Polishing Style Chapter Four: “I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can’t Say It.”
19. Creating Sentence Variety Chapter Five: “I’m Having Trouble With My Introduction.”
20. Choosing the Most Effective Word Chapter Six: “How Do I Back Up What I Say?”
Unit V: Practicing Sentence Sense Chapter Seven: “I Don’t Know How To End.”
21. Working with Sentence Parts Chapter Eight: “I Can’t Think of the Right Word.”
22. Using Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism Part Three: A Troubleshooting Guide To Revising
23. Avoiding Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments Chapter Nine: “I Thought my Draft was Better Than This.”
24. Working with Verbs: Form and Agreement Chapter Ten: “I Don’t Know What to Change.”
25. Working with Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form Chapter Eleven: “Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?”
26. Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter Twelve: “My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up.”
27. Using Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics Chapter Thirteen: “My Draft is too Short.”
28. Spelling and Distinguishing Sound-Alike Words Chapter Fourteen: “My Draft is too Long.”
Unit VI: Additional Readings Chapter Fifteen: “My Writing Seems Boring.”
Chapter Sixteen: “My Writing Sounds Choppy.”
Part Four: A Troubleshooting Guide To Editing
Chapter Seventeen: “I Don’t Find My Mistakes.”
Chapter Eighteen: “I Used a Period and a Capitol Letter, So Why
Isn’t This a Sentence?”
Chapter Nineteen: “How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice?
It’s Not Even Long.”
Chapter Twenty: “It is I; It is Me-What’s the Difference?”
Chapter Twenty-One: “How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?”
Chapter Twenty-Two: “I’m Unsure About Modifiers.”
Chapter Twenty-Three: “Can’t I Just Place a Comma Wherever I
Pause?”
Chapter Twenty-Four: “What if I Want to Quote Somebody?”
Chapter Twenty-Five: “I Have Trouble with Apostrophes.”
Chapter Twenty-Six: “I Never Know What to Capitalize.”
Chapter Twenty-Seven: “I Can’t Spell.”
Part Five: A Troubleshooting Guide To Research
Chapter Twenty-Eight: “How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do
I Need Them?”
Chapter Twenty-Nine: “What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?”
Chapter Thirty: “What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?”
Appendixes
Appendix A: “English is Not My First Language”
Appendix B: “I Get Nervous Writing in Class”
Appendix C: “I Need a Writing Topic”
Index

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Chapter 13: Comparison and Contrast


International Edition *Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis
Chapter 14: Definition
Reading: Television Addiction, Marie Winn
COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS Chapter 15: Division and Classification
7th Edition Reading: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett
John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College Chapter 16: Argument
2008 / 672 pages Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins
ISBN-13 978-0-07-338409-2 (No Selling Rights) Part Three: Special Skills
Chapter 17: Taking Essay Exams
ISBN: 978-128475-2 [IE]
Chapter 18: Writing a Summary
Available: July 2007
Chapter 19: Writing a Report
The seventh edition of John Langan’s College Writing Skills focuses Chapter 20: Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter
on the essay using Langan’s renowned clear writing style, as well as Chapter 21: Using the Library and the Internet
his wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the Chapter 22: Writing a Research Paper
four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence Part Four: Handbook Of Sentence Skills
skills. For this new edition, John Langan has added a variety of fresh
Grammar
elements to his proven approach.
Chapter 23: Subjects and Verbs
CONTENTS Chapter 24: Fragments
Chapter 25: Run-ons
Part One: Essay Writing Chapter 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement
Point and Support Chapter 28: Additional Information about Verbs
Structure of the Traditional Essay Chapter 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay Chapter 30: Pronoun Types
Writing as a Skill Chapter 31: Adjectives and Adverbs
Writing as a Process of Discovery Chapter 32: Misplaced Modifiers
Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others Chapter 33: Dangling Modifiers
Keeping a Journal Mechanics
Using a Computer Chapter 34: Manuscript Form
Review Activities Chapter 35: Capital Letters
Using This Text Chapter 36: Numbers and Abbreviations
Chapter 2: The Writing Process Punctuation
Prewriting Chapter 37: Apostrophe
Writing a First Draft Chapter 38: Quotation Marks
Revision Chapter 39: Comma
Editing Chapter 40: Other Punctuation Marks
Review Activities Word Use
Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing Chapter 41: Spelling Improvement
Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words
Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice
Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis Chapter 44: Editing Tests
Chapter 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing Chapter 45: ESL Pointers
Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
Revising Sentences
Editing Sentences
Practice in Revising Sentences
Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays
Base 1: Unity
Base 2: Support
Base 3: Coherence
Base 4: Sentence Skills
Practice in Using the Four Bases
Part Two: Patterns Of Essay Development
Chapter 7: Introduction To Essay Development
Chapter 8: Description
Reading: Lou’s Place, Beth Johnson
Chapter 9: Narration
Reading: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill
Chapter 10: Examples
Reading: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm
Chapter 11: Process
Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis
Chapter 12: Cause and Effect
*Reading: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson

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Chapter 14: Definition


International Edition Reading: Television Addiction, Marie Winn
Chapter 15: Division and Classification
Reading: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett
COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS WITH Chapter 16: Argument
READINGS Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins
7th Edition Part Three: Special Skills
John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College Chapter 17: Taking Essay Exams
Chapter 18: Writing a Summary
2008 / 816 pages
Chapter 19: Writing a Report
ISBN: 978-0-07-338408-5 (No Selling Rights)
Chapter 20: Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter
ISBN: 978-0-07-126652-9 [IE] Chapter 21: Using the Library and the Internet
Available: July 2007 Chapter 22: Writing a Research Paper
John Langan’s College Writing Skills with Readings, Seventh Edition, Part Four: Handbook Of Sentence Skills
focuses on the essay using Langan’s renowned clear writing style, Grammar
as well as his wide range of writing assignments and activities that Chapter 23: Subjects and Verbs
reinforce the four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, Chapter 24: Fragments
and sentence skills. For the new seventh edition, John Langan has Chapter 25: Run-ons
added a variety of fresh elements to his proven approach. Chapter 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs
Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement
CONTENTS
Chapter 28: Additional Information about Verbs
Part One: Essay Writing Chapter 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing Chapter 30: Pronoun Types
Point and Support Chapter 31: Adjectives and Adverbs
Structure of the Traditional Essay Chapter 32: Misplaced Modifiers
Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay Chapter 33: Dangling Modifiers
Writing as a Skill Mechanics
Writing as a Process of Discovery Chapter 34: Manuscript Form
Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others Chapter 35: Capital Letters
Keeping a Journal Chapter 36: Numbers and Abbreviations
Using a Computer Punctuation
Review Activities Chapter 37: Apostrophe
Using This Text Chapter 38: Quotation Marks
Chapter 2: The Writing Process Chapter 39: Comma
Prewriting Chapter 40: Other Punctuation Marks
Writing a First Draft Word Use
Revision Chapter 41: Spelling Improvement
Editing Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words
Review Activities Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice
Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing Chapter 44: Editing Tests
Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis Chapter 45: ESL Pointers
Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence Part Five: Readings For Writers
Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis Introduction to The Readings
Chapter 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing Looking Inward
Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence *Three Passions, Bertrand Russell
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles Thank You, Alex Haley
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence Shame, Dick Gregory
Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins
Revising Sentences Smash Thy Neighbor, John McMurtry
Editing Sentences A Hanging, George Orwell
Practice in Revising Sentences Observing Others
Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays *A Legendary Moment, Haven Kimmel
Base 1: Unity *The Professor Is a Dropout, Beth Johnson
Base 2: Support The Monster, Deems Taylor
Base 3: Coherence Why Are Students Turned Off?, Casey Banas
Base 4: Sentence Skills Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising, Ann McClintock
Practice in Using the Four Bases Confronting Problems
Part Two: Patterns Of Essay Development Bombs Bursting in Air, Beth Johnson
Chapter 7: Introduction To Essay Development Here’s To Your Health, Joan Dunayer
Chapter 8: Description How to Make It In College, Now That You’re Here, Brian O’Keeney
Reading: Lou’s Place, Beth Johnson College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?, David Daniels
Chapter 9: Narration Seven Ways to Keep The Peace at Home, Daniel A. Sugarman
Reading: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry
Chapter 10: Examples A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter, Steve Lopez
Reading: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm Reading Comprehension Chart
Chapter 11: Process
Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis
Chapter 12: Cause and Effect
*Reading: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson
Chapter 13: Comparison and Contrast
*Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis

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EFFECTIVE COLLEGE WRITING


International Edition Kooi Cheng Lee, Goh Khong Phong Happy, Janet Chan and Ying Yang
2006 / 164 pages
A WRITER’S WORKSHOP ISBN: 978-0-07-125858-6
Available: December 2006
2nd Edition
[An Asian Publication]
Bob Brannan, Johnson County Community College
2006 / Softcover / 752 pages Effective College Writing is specifically written for pre-tertiary or
ISBN: 978-0-07-288222-3 (No Selling Rights) tertiary students in Asian countries where the medium of instruction
is English. The book aims to help students cope with writing in an
ISBN: 978-0-07-111684-8 [IE] academic setting using the process-genre approach. Students will
learn how to plan, organize, research, and produce different genres
CONTENTS of academic writing through a variety of challenging activities and
tasks. Reflection exercises, and self evaluation and peer review
*New to this Edition
checklists are also included to help students be more autonomous
Preface in their learning. Each chapter of the book includes
Unit I: Getting Our Feet Wet
1. Practicing the Writing Process • objectives, explaining what students will learn;
2. Making the Most of Reading • introduction to a genre, outlining its rhetorical structure and
Unit II: Working with the Paragraph specialized features;
3. Introducing the Paragraph • useful expressions, structures, and transitional markers peculiar
4. Revising Paragraphs to the genre;
5. Picturing A Place • text analysis, showing students how to identify thesis statement,
6. Telling Your Own Story topic sentences, and supporting ideas, with examples of students’
7. Illustrating through Examples writing;
8. Creating and Explaining Groups • reflection, asking students to think about what they have learned;
9. Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects and
10. Explaining Activities: Doing Them, Understanding Them • writing tasks, emphasizing the process approach to genre writing.
11. Explaining Similarities and Differences CONTENTS
Unit III: Working with the Essay
12. Introducing the Essay Introduction
13. Revising Essays Chapter 1 The Writing Process
14. Expanding Paragraphs into Essays Chapter 2 Writing a Definition / Classification Essay
15. Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas Chapter 3 Writing a Process Essay
16. Writing Persuasively Chapter 4 Writing a Comparison-Contrast Essay
17. Taking Essay Exams Chapter 5 Writing a Cause-Effect Essay
Unit IV: Polishing Style Chapter 6 Writing a Problem-Solution Essay
18. Creating Sentence Variety Chapter 7 Writing an Argumentative Essay
19. Choosing the Most Effective Word Chapter 8 Writing an Academic Essay
Unit V: Practicing Sentence Sense Appendices Peer Review Exercises
20. Working with Sentence Parts
21. Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
22. Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments
23. Verbs: Form and Agreement
24. Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form
25. Adjectives and Adverbs: Words that Describe
26. Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics
27. Spelling and Sound-Alike Words
28. ESL Concerns
Unit VI: Additional Readings
Description
Narration
Illustration
Classification
Cause and Effect
Process Analysis
Comparison and Contrast
Definition
Persuasion

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Study Skills and First Chapter 12: Build Supportive and Diverse Relationships
Chapter 13: Develop Positive Habits
Year Orientation Chapter 14: Explore Majors and Careers

NEW NEW

PEAK PERFORMANCE
Success in College and Beyond, 7th Edition
Sharon Ferrett, Humboldt State University POWER LEARNING
2010 / Softcover / 544 pages Strategies for Success in
ISBN: 978-0-07-337512-0
College and Life,
Available: January 2009
4th Edition
In this best-selling text by Sharon Ferrett, Peak Performance Robert S Feldman, University of Mass-Amherst
continues to present new and returning college students with practical,
hands-on methods of increasing their performance both inside and
outside the classroom. It helps students make the connection between 2009 / Softcover / 480 pages
their academic efforts and their job and life skills. They will learn a ISBN: 978-0-07-352243-2
variety of personal productivity skills related to positive work and ISBN: 978-0-07-333042-6
study habits, as well as creative problem-solving, organizational, and
interpersonal skills. This new edition has been updated to include (Annotated Instructor’s Edition)
many new hot topics and current issues relating to today’s student, Available: January 2008
more “how-to” information is provided to help the student put the http://www.mhhe.com/power
material into practice, and many examples have been added or
revised to encourage application and personal reflection. The only first-year experience text with a unifying system for critical
thinking and problem solving, P.O.W.E.R. Learning maximizes
NEW TO THIS EDITION students’ potential for success in college and in life. Using the simple,
class-tested principles of the P.O.W.E.R (Prepare, Organize, Work,
v New feature in Chapter 4 entitled “Staying Safe” outlines Evaluate, and Rethink) system, students gain a sense of mastery
strategies for personal safety in the wake of recent campus violence, and achievement as they move through the text; with the growth of
and includes examples of suspicious behavior to report. their confidence comes the increased intellectual enthusiasm and
personal discipline needed for them to excel.
v New hot topics and current issues have been added to relate to
today’s student including using the Internet effectively, using laptops
NEW TO THIS EDITION
in class, info on posting personal material online, as well as new
discussion on binge drinking and abuse of prescription and over- v P.O.W.E.R. Profile Assessment
the-counter drugs. Chapter 1 features an assessment tool that gives students a sense
v New feature entitled “Starting Today” appears at the end of each of where they stand--both numerically and graphically--in relation to
chapter and asks the student to choose a strategy to immediately the key topics addressed in the book. The “P.O.W.E.R. Profile” helps
implement and how s/he plans to incorporate it in the daily routine. students identify their strengths and weaknesses.
v Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
v New box in Chapter 3 entitled “How to Say ‘No’” gives the reader
specific dialog to use in situations in order to manage their time but Discussions with many student success instructors—as well as
maintain positive relationships. instructors across the spectrum of disciplines—reveal increasing
concerns with academic honesty and plagiarism. In response, this
v New and revised illustrations help visual learners understand key topic is discussed in several places and contexts throughout the
theories and concepts and provide more applications. text.
v Statistics have been updated and/or added throughout to support v Technology and Information Competency
the material. Also, many examples have been added or revised to From distance learning to using e-mail effectively, the thoroughly
encourage application and personal reflection. updated chapter on technology provides coverage of working and
studying online as well as of developing information competency on
CONTENTS the Web and in libraries.
Part One: Building Foundation Skills v Service Learning and Community Service
Chapter 1: Be a Lifelong Learner
Chapter 2: Expand Your Emotional Intelligence Several chapters address service learning and community service-
Chapter 3: Manage Your Time -including a rationale for these programs, personal and community
Chapter 4: Maximize Your Resources benefits, and ways to use them to increase cultural competence.
Part Two: Basic Skills And Strategies v Try It! Exercises
Chapter 5: Listen and Take Effective Notes Numerous activities throughout the text give students hands-on
Chapter 6: Actively Read experience with the material covered in the chapter. These include
Chapter 7: Improve Your Memory Skills questionnaires, self-assessments, and group exercises to do with
Chapter 8: Excel at Taking Tests classmates. The activities are also available on the text’s website at
Chapter 9: Express Yourself in Writing and Speech www.mhhe.com/power.
Part Three: Application
v Journal Reflections
Chapter 10: Become a Critical Thinker and Creative Problem Solver
Chapter 11: Create a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit Found in every chapter, these prompts for journal writing conclude
with questions designed to elicit critical thinking.

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v Course Connections
Every chapter includes a Course Connections box that shows
students how to use the chapter’s content to maximize their success
in particular classes.
v Career Connections
Each chapter features a Career Connections box that discusses how
the strategies discussed in the chapter are related to career choices
and success in the workplace.
v Speaking of Success Interviews
This feature offers inspiring profiles of students and accomplished
professionals who have overcome difficulties to achieve academic
success.
v Resources
Extensive end-of-chapter resources direct students to campus
facilities, library materials, or online sources for further learning.

CONTENTS
P.O.W.E.R Learning
Part 1. Getting Started
Chapter 1. P.O.W.E.R Learning: Becoming a Successful Student
Chapter 2. Making the Most of Your Time
Chapter 3. Recognizing How You Learn, Who You Are, and What
You Value
Part 2. Using P.O.W.E.R for Academic Success
Chapter 4. Taking Notes
Chapter 5. Taking Tests
Chapter 6. Building Your Reading Skills
Chapter 7. Writing and Speaking
Chapter 8. Memory
Chapter 9. Choosing Your Courses and Major
Chapter 10. Technology and Information Competency
Part 3. Life Beyond the Classroom
Chapter 11. Making Good Decisions
Chapter 12. Diversity and Your Relationship with Others
Chapter 13. Money Matters
Chapter 14. Stress, Health, and Wellness
A Final Word
Glossary
Endnotes
Credits
Index
The following chapters are available when customizing the text:
Chapter A. Strategies for Success for Student Athletes
Chapter C. Taking Charge of Your Career
Chapter T. Transfer Strategies: Making the Leap from Community
College to a Four-Year School

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COMPOSITION
Argumentation Texts ...........................................................................................33
Handbooks and Workbooks ...............................................................................23
Readers – Rhetorically Organized......................................................................26
Rhetorics ............................................................................................................27
Writing Across the Curriculum ............................................................................34
Writing Related Software ....................................................................................34

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NEW TITLES

COMPOSITION
2010 Author ISBN Page
The Student Writer: Editor and Critic, 8e Clouse 978-0-07-338380-4 27

A Writer’s Resource, Comb, 3e Maimon 978-0-07-338377-4 24

The New McGraw-Hill Handbook, 2e Maimon 978-0-07-730074-6 23

Catalyst 3.0 Access Code Card Roen 978-0-07-725536-7 34

Read, Reason, Write, 9e Seyler 978-0-07-338378-1 33

2009
Writing Today, 2e Pharr 978-0-07-353322-3 27

Concise McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing For College, Writing For Life Roen 978-0-07-723602-1 28

McGraw-Hill Guide Brief Roen 978-0-07-721399-2 29

McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing For College, Writing For Life Roen 978-0-07-249647-5 29

Rules Of Thumb, APA Update Edition, 7e Silverman 978-0-07-338379-8 25

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Handbooks and v Expanded Coverage of Visual Rhetoric: New sections on visual


argument help students read visual argument critically and use it
Workbooks effectively. A new Visual Rhetoric icon guides students and instructors
to sections dealing with visuals, with a complete listing of sections in
the back of the book. These features expand the previous edition’s
integrated coverage of visual rhetoric, including content such as
“Learning in a Multimedia World” in Chapter 1 and an entire chapter
(17) on “Finding and Creating Visuals.”

NEW v Enhanced Treatment of Grammar in the Context of Editing: A


new Common Errors icon throughout the text highlights students’ most
common writing problems—these sections are listed in the back of the
book and referenced on the new foldout addressing common issues in
THE NEW MCGRAW-HILL HANDBOOK student writing. A revised section for multilingual students addresses
2nd Edition Generation 1.5 of English language learners: students with marginal
Elaine Maimon, University of Alaska, Janice Peritz, Queens College and proficiency in English as well as one or more other language(s).
Kathleen Yancey, Florida State University-Tallahassee
2010 / 1120 pages CONTENTS
ISBN: 978-0-07-730074-6 (Softcover) *new to this edition
ISBN: 978-0-07-338381-1 (Hardcover) Part One: Writing and Designing Papers
ISBN: 978-0-07-729539-4 (Update with Catalyst, Softcover) Chapter 1: Learning Across the Curriculum
ISBN: 978-0-07-729540-0 (Update with Catalyst, Hardcover) Chapter 2: Understanding Assignments
Chapter 3: Planning and Shaping the Whole Essay
ISBN: 978-0-07-338368-2 (with MLA/APA/CSE Update, Hard-
cover) Chapter 4: Drafting Paragraphs and Thinking about Visuals
Available: January 2009 Chapter 5: Revising and Editing
Chapter 6: Designing Academic Papers and Preparing Portfolios
Powered by technology, writing and research have changed Part Two: Common Assignments Across the Curriculum
dramatically in the years since the first hardcover handbooks were Chapter 7: Reading, Thinking, Writing: the Critical Connection
published. Today, your students don’t just write papers; they write
Chapter 8:Informative Reports
papers and create multimedia presentations. They don’t just do
research; they do library research and sift through huge amounts of Chapter 9: Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature
online information. They don’t just read print; they analyze text and Chapter 10: Arguments
images. And they don’t just come to class; they’re part of a learning Chapter 11: Personal essays, Lab Reports, and Case Studies
community -- in class and online. These changes have put new Chapter 12: Essay Exams
demands on composition courses, demands that The McGraw-Hill Chapter 13: Oral Reports and Presentations
Handbook 2/e, written by Maimon, Peritz, and Yancey, meets. The Chapter 14: Multimedia Writing
McGraw-Hill Handbook 2/e is a comprehensive composition handbook Part Three: Researching
designed for class use as well as reference. Now with new attention to Chapter 15: Understanding Research
outcomes; expanded coverage of integrating sources, argument, and
Chapter 16: Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources
visual rhetoric; and enhanced coverage of grammar, it equips students
to use writing to learn; connect writing to thinking and reading; apply Chapter 17: Finding and Designing Effective Visuals
practical strategies to specific college assignments; connect their Chapter 18: Evaluating Sources
writing to life outside college; use digital design as a tool for presenting Chapter 19: Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab
their work in print and online; learn how to pose a research question; Chapter 20: Plagiarism, Copyright, and Intellectual Property
think critically about sources and manage information; document Chapter 21: Working with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
electronic and print sources across a range of disciplines; and learn Chapter 22: Writing the Paper
how to be editors of their own writing. The McGraw-Hill Handbook 2/e Part Four: Documenting Across the Curriculum
is based on the successful brief handbook, A Writer’s Resource. Like Chapter 23: MLA Documentation Style
A Writer’s Resource, The McGraw-Hill Handbook 2/e benefits from
Chapter 24: APA Documentation Style
the authors’ 20+ years of research into writing. This comprehensive
book also shares A Writer’s Resource’s focus on academic writing Chapter 25: Chicago Documentation Style
and technology, with a student-friendly style. With a greater depth Chapter 26: CSE Documentation Styles
of rhetorical coverage and practice exercises, The McGraw-Hill Part Five: Writing Beyond College
Handbook 2/e is a complete text for the composition classroom. Chapter 27: Service Learning and Community-Service Writing
Chapter 28: Letters to Raise Awareness and Share Concern
NEW TO THIS EDITION Chapter 29: Writing to Get and Keep a Job
Part Six: Grammar Basics
v “Resources for Writers” Foldouts: Four quick-reference foldouts
Chapter 30: The Parts of Speech
include the latest MLA and APA documentation information, fixes for
Chapter 31: Sentence Basics
the college writers’ most common editing errors that college writers
Part Seven: Editing for Grammar Conventions
make, grammar help for multilingual writers, a directory of resources
Chapter 32: Sentence Fragments
in 30 disciplines, and a world map.
Chapter 33: Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
v New Attention to Outcomes: Boxes at each part opening indicate Chapter 34: Subject-Verb Agreement
how the material in that section of the book will help students develop Chapter 35: Problems with Verbs
frequently assessed skills such as rhetorical knowledge, mastery of Chapter 36: Problems with Pronouns
the writing process, and critical thinking. Checklists throughout the Chapter 37: Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs
book on topics such as avoiding plagiarism and grammar diagnostic Part Eight: Editing for Clarity
quizzes—now online—help students assess their own work. Chapter 38: Wordy Sentences
Chapter 39: Missing Words
Chapter 40: Mixed Constructions
Chapter 41: Confusing Shifts
Chapter 42: Faulty Parallelism
Chapter 43: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Chapter 44: Coordination and Subordination
Chapter 45: Sentence Variety

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Chapter 46: Active Verbs v Increased Coverage of Integrating Sources: New Source Smart
Part Nine: Editing for Word Choice boxes throughout Tab 5. A new chapter covers Plagiarism, Copyright,
Chapter 47: Dictionaries and Vocabulary and Intellectual Property (Chapter 23). Guidelines for appropriate use
Chapter 48: Appropriate Language of electronic sources including blogs and podcasts, and an expanded
Chapter 49: Exact Language section on evaluating Web sources help students draw on a range
Chapter 50: Glossary of Usage of media.
Part Ten: Sentence Punctuation
v Expanded Coverage of Visual Rhetoric. A new Visual Rhetoric
Chapter 51: Commas
icon guides students and instructors to sections dealing with visuals,
Chapter 52: Semicolons
with a complete listing of sections in the back of the book. These
Chapter 53: Colons
features expand the previous edition’s strong focus on visual rhetoric,
Chapter 54: Quotation Marks
including chapters such as “Learning in a Multimedia World” in Tab 1
Chapter 55: Dashes, Parentheses, and Other Punctuation Marks
and “Finding and Designing Effective Visuals” in Tab 5
Chapter 56: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Part Eleven: Mechanics and Spelling v Enhanced Treatment of Grammar in the Context of Editing: A
Chapter 57: Capitalization new Common Errors icon throughout the text highlights students’ most
Chapter 58: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols common writing problems—these sections are listed in the back of the
Chapter 60: Italics and Underlining book and referenced on the new foldout addressing common issues in
Chapter 61: Apostrophes student writing. A revised section for multilingual students addresses
Chapter 62: Hyphens Generation 1.5 of English language learners: students with marginal
Chapter 63: Spelling proficiency in English as well as one or more other language(s).
Part Twelve: Guide for Multilingual Writers
Chapter 64: Language Basics CONTENTS
Chapter 65: Sentence Structure *new to this edition
Chapter 66: Error Analysis 1. Learning across the Curriculum
Part Thirteen: Further Resources for Learning 1. Writing to Learn
2. Learning in a Multimedia World
3. Learning in a Multilingual World
2. Writing and Designing Papers
4. Reading, Thinking, Writing: The Critical Connection
5. Planning and Shaping
6. Drafting Text and Visuals
NEW 7. Revising and Editing
8. Designing Academic Papers and Portfolios
3. Common Assignments across the Curriculum
A WRITER’S RESOURCE, COMB 9. Informative Reports
10. Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature
3rd Edition 11. Arguments
Elaine Maimon, University of Alaska, Janice Peritz, Queens College and 12. Other Kinds of Writing Assignments
Kathleen Yancey, Florida State University-Tallahassee 13. Oral Presentations
2010 / Softcover / 704 pages 14. Multimedia Writing
ISBN: 978-0-07-338377-4 4. Writing beyond College
Available: January 2009 15. Service Learning and Community-Service Writing
16. Letters to Raise Awareness and Share Concern
With its enhanced treatment of grammar and new attention to
outcomes, A Writer’s Resource 3/e continues to set the bar for 17. Writing to Get and Keep a Job
contemporary handbooks. Today’s students don’t rely on pens or 5. Researching
typewriters: they use computers to write. They don’t just do research: 18. Understanding Research
they find their way through a maze of online information. They don’t 19. Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources
just read print: they analyze visuals. They don’t just come to class: 20. Finding and Creating Effective Visuals
they participate in an online learning community. These changes have 21. Evaluating Sources
put new demands on composition courses. With its focus on writing 22. Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab
in today’s environment, integrated coverage of technology and visual *23. Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement, and Intellectual Property
rhetoric, hallmark coverage of writing across the curriculum, and brief,
24. Working with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
tabbed format A Writer’s Resource, 3/e has been designed to provide
today’s students with a compact, easy-to-use resource for writing in 25. Writing the Paper
college and beyond. 6. MLA Documentation Style
(Foldout) Resources for Writers: MLA Documentation
NEW TO THIS EDITION 26. MLA Style: In-Text Citations
27. MLA Style: List of Works Cited
v “Resources for Writers” Foldouts: Revised and expanded, 28. MLA Style: Explanatory Notes
these four quick-reference foldouts now include the latest MLA and 29. MLA Style: Paper Format
APA documentation information, fixes for the most common editing 30. Student Paper in MLA Style
errors that college writers make, grammar help for multilingual writers, 7. APA Documentation Style
a directory of resources in 30 disciplines, and a world map. The 31. APA Style: In-Text Citations
documentation foldouts feature visual guidelines for citing sources 32. APA Style: References
and decision-tree diagrams that guide students to model citations. 33. APA Style: Paper Format
v New Attention to Outcomes: Boxes at each part opening indicate 34. Student Paper in APA Style
how that section of the book helps students develop frequently 8. Chicago and CSE Documentation Styles
assessed skills such as rhetorical knowledge, understanding of the 35. Chicago Documentation Style
writing process, and critical thinking. Checklists throughout the book 36. Sample from a student paper in Chicago style
on topics such as avoiding plagiarism, and online grammar diagnostic 37. CSE Documentation
quizzes help students assess their own work. 9. Editing for Clarity
38. Wordy Sentences

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39. Missing Words


40. Mixed Constructions
41. Confusing Shifts
42. Faulty Parallelism
NEW
43. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
44. Coordination and Subordination
45. Sentence Variety RULES OF THUMB, APA UPDATE EDITION
46. Active Verbs 7th Edition
47. Appropriate Language
Jay Silverman and Diana Roberts Wienbroer of Nassau Community
48. Exact Language College and Elaine Hughes (deceased)
49. The Dictionary and the Thesaurus 2009 / Softcover / 224 pages
50. Glossary of Usage ISBN: 978-0-07-338379-8
10. Editing for Grammar Conventions
Available: July 2008
51. Sentence Fragments
52. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences Brevity and practicality are the hallmarks of Rules of Thumb. Reflecting
53. Subject-Verb Agreement the most current APA documentation styles, the APA Update Edition,
54. Problems with Verbs 7/e remains the ideal handbook for improving grammar without
overwhelming student writers with specialized terminology.
55. Problems with Pronouns
56. Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs
NEW TO THIS EDITION
11. Editing for Correctness: Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling
57. Commas v Up-to-date APA documentation formats
58. Semicolons
59. Colons CONTENTS
60. Apostrophes Acknowledgements
61. Quotation Marks The Meaning of “Rule of Thumb”
62. Other Punctuation Marks How to Use Rules of Thumb
63. Capitalization Part 1: The Basics: Spelling, Punctuation, And Grammar
64. Abbreviations and Symbols A Word about Correctness
65. Numbers Commonly Confused Words
66. Italics (Underlining) One Word or Two?
67. Hyphens Spelling
68. Spelling Capitalization
12. Basic Grammar Review with Tips for Multilingual Writers Abbreviations and Numbers
69. Parts of Speech Apostrophes
70. Parts of Sentences Consistent Pronouns
71. Phrases and Dependent Clauses I vs. Me, She vs. Her, He vs. Him, Who vs. Whom
72. Types of Sentences Vague Pronouns
13. Further Resources for Learning Recognizing Complete Sentences
Period or Comma? Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments
Feature: Using but, however, although
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
Dashes and Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Titles: Underlines, Italics, or Quotation Marks
Shifting Verb Tenses
Verb Agreement
Word Endings: -s and -ed
Tangled Sentences
Part 2: Putting A Paper Together
What to Do When You’re Stuck
Addressing Your Audience
Writing with a Thesis
Finding an Organization for Your Essay
Introductions
Paragraphs--Long and Short
Transitions
Incorporating Quotations
Conclusions
How to Make a Paper Longer (and When to Make It Shorter)
How to Work on a Second Draft
Shortcuts for “Word”
Proofreading Tips
Format of College Papers
Special Case: Writing an Essay in Class
Special Case: Writing about Literature

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Part 3: The Research Paper


Seven Steps to a Research Paper Readers – Rhetorically
How to Conduct Research
Feature: Sizing Up a Website
Organized
Getting Information Online and at the Library
Feature: When You Find Too Few or Too Many Sources
Writing the Research Paper
Feature: PowerPoint Presentations THE WRITER’S EYE
Plagiarism (Cheating)
William Costanzo, Westchester Community College
What Is Documentation?
2008 / 528 pages
Feature: Where to Find Specific Entries for Works Cited, References,
ISBN: 978-0-07-237260-1
and Bibliography
Documentation: The MLA Style Available: January 2007
Documentation: The APA Style Website: http://www.mhhe.com/costanzo1
Documentation: The Chicago Style (Footnotes)
Part 4: Style The Writer’s Eye teaches effective composition across media by
Keeping a Journal showing how rhetorical purposes and principles inform multimedia
Adding Details texts throughout the culture. By establishing the fundamentals of
effective composition and demonstrating how these fundamentals
Recognizing Cliches
inform multimedia texts, The Writer’s Eye gives students the tools to
Eliminating Offensive Language better interpret the different cultural media in their own daily lives and
Trimming Wordiness to better compose their own meaningful and well-developed texts.
Using Strong Verbs
Varying Your Sentences CONTENTS
Finding Your Voice
Preface for Students
Postscript
Preface for Instructors
A List of Valuable Sources
Part One: Foundations: Seeing, Reading, And Composing
About the Authors
Introduction. Viewing with a Writer’s Eye
Index
Chapter 1. Reading Across the Media
Troubleshooting Guide, inside back cover
Chapter 2. Composing Across the Media
Part Two: Connections: Readings, Screenings, And Invitations
To Compose
Chapter 3. Flashbacks: Longing and Belonging
Chapter 4. Close Ups: Observing Our Environments
Chapter 5. Shifting Angles: Analyzing American Cultures
Chapter 6. Documented Investigations: The Changing Family
Chapter 7. Reaction Shots: Evaluating Our Consuming Choices
Chapter 8. Resolving and Persuading: Gender Wars
Chapter 9. Fast Forward: Predicting and Proposing Future Worlds

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International Edition Rhetorics


75 READINGS PLUS
8th Edition
NEW
Santi V Buscemi, Middlesex City College
Charlotte Smith, Adirondack Community College
2007 / 560 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-312508-4 (No Selling Rights)
ISBN: 978-0-07-110636-8 [IE] THE STUDENT WRITER: EDITOR AND CRITIC
Available: July 2006
8th Edition
75 Readings Plus is a version of the best-selling 75 Readings that Barbara Fine Clouse
supplies additional guidance for student readers. Both books are
2010 / Softcover / 736 pages
rhetorically arranged and collect the most popular essays for first-year
writing. The readings represent a wide variety of authors, disciplines, ISBN: 978-0-07-338380-4
issues, and interests, and at only $28 net, 75 Readings Plus is an Available: May 2009
excellent value for students. [Details unavailable at press time]
CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Narration 1
Chapter 2 Description
Chapter 3 Process Analysis NEW
Chapter 4 Definition
Chapter 5 Classification and Division
Chapter 6 Comparison and Contrast
Chapter 7 Example and Illustration
Chapter 8 Cause and Effect
Chapter 9 Analogy
Chapter 10 Argument and Persuasion WRITING TODAY
Argument 2nd Edition
Economics and Social Responsibility Donald Pharr, Saint Leo University Saint Leo
Free Speech and Santi V Buscemi, Middlesex County
Cloning College
Persuasion
Chapter 11 Mixed Strategies 2009 / Softcover / 880 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-353322-3 (Book only)
Available: July 2008
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/writingtoday2
Writing Today begins with a chapter helping students learn the skills
they will need to thrive throughout college and continues to promote
reading and writing as practical tools both in college and in the work
world. Full chapters on Group Projects and Oral Presentations teach
students how to not only be successful in the classroom, but in the
world of work as well. Now with a full-color design, students are sure to
be engaged as they focus on the both the academic and professional
contexts of writing.

NEW TO THIS EDITION


v Full Chapter on Student Success. Writing Today begins with
a chapter helping students learn the skills they will need to thrive
throughout college.
v New to this Edition--Full Chapter on Group Projects and Oral
Presentations.
v New to this Edition--New Chapters on Proposals and
Evaluations
v New to this Edition--Increased Coverage of Visual Rhetoric.
v New to this Edition--A New Full-Color Design
v Reading with a Writer’s Eye/Writing with a Reader’s Eye
v Integrated technology resources
v Plenty of advice on using computers and the Internet.
v Chapter-opening vignettes from the world of work.

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v Student Writers making choices. Because student models are


so useful to student writers, this text offers more than twenty sample
student essays. In Part 1, the text follows a student through the
process of developing an essay from preliminary activities to final
NEW
draft. Each chapter in Part 2 includes at least two sample student
essays, one in both draft and final form, with comments from the
student writer that show how that writer made decisions in moving
from the first to the final draft. CONCISE MCGRAW-HILL
v Consider Your Options notes. GUIDE: WRITING FOR
v An emphasis on choices made in revision. COLLEGE, WRITING FOR
LIFE
v Support for students whose first language is not English. Duane Roen, Arizona State University, Gregory
R Glau of Northern Arizona University and
v A variety of collaborative activities. Barry Maid, Arizona State University
v A complete introduction to the research process.
2009 / Softcover / 688 pages
v A complete grammar handbook. ISBN: 978-0-07-723602-1
v A chapter on writing for business. Available: February 2008

v Chapters on essay examinations and writing about literature. Website: http://www.mhhe.com/mhguideonline


The Concise McGraw-Hill Guide is designed to help students learn to
CONTENTS
write more effectively not only in their college courses but also in their
Preface professional, civic, and personal lives. An affordable reader, rhetoric,
Introduction and research guide, The Concise Guide shows students how to set
Achieving Student Success goals for their writing, to use effective composing strategies to reach
Part 1: Approaches those goals, and to assess their progress toward achieving them.
Chapter 1 - The Essay: Determining Purpose, Audience, and Based on the idea that effective writers are strong communicators
Approach in any context, The Concise McGraw-Hill Guide emphasizes the
skills established by the Writing Program Administrator’s Outcomes
Chapter 2 - Shaping Your Essay: PreWriting, Focusing, Organizing,
Statement that form the foundation of assessment practices at writing
and Drafting programs throughout the country -- rhetorical knowledge, critical
Chapter 3 - Developing Strong Paragraphs: Exploring Your Options thinking, writing processes, and conventions. These skills form the
Chapter 4 - Reshaping Your Essay: Global Revision, Editing, and basis of the instruction in each assignment chapter and throughout
Proof Reading the text.
Part 2: Structures
Chapter 5 - Description CONTENTS
Chapter 6 - Narration Part 1: Getting Started
Chapter 7 - Exemplification 1. Writing Goals and Objectives for College and for Life
Chapter 8 - Process Analysis 2. Reading Critically for College and for Life
Chapter 9 - Casual Analysis 3. Writing to Discover and to Learn
Chapter 10 - Definition Part 2: Using What You Have Learned to Share Information
Chapter 11 - Classification 4. Writing to Share Experiences
Chapter 12 - Comparison and Contrast 5. Writing to Explore
Chapter 13 - Argument 6. Writing to Inform
Chapter 14 - The Blended Essay 7. Writing to Analyze
Part 3: Applications Part 3 Using What You Have Learned to Write Arguments
Chapter 15 - Writing Proposals 8. Writing to Convince
Chapter 16 - Writing Critiques 9. Writing to Evaluate
Chapter 17 - Business Formats 10. Writing to Explain Causes and Effects
Chapter 18 - Group Projects and Oral Presentations 11. Writing to Solve Problems
Chapter 19 - Essay Examinations 12. Writing about a Creative Work
Chapter 20 - The Research Process Part 4: Strategies for Effective Communication
Chapter 21 - The Research Paper 13. Using Rhetorical Strategies that Guide Readers
Chapter 22 - Writing about Literature 14. Using Strategies for Argument
Part 4: Grammar and Mechanics 15. Using Strategies for Collaboration
Chapter 23 - Parts of Speech Part 5: Technologies for Effective Communication
Chapter 24 - Sentence Parts and Sentence Types 17. Choosing a Medium, Genre, and Technology for Your
Chapter 25 - Major Sentence Errors Communication
Chapter 26 - Problems with Verbs 18. Communicating with Design and Visuals
Chapter 27 - Problems with Pronouns Part 6: Using Research for Informed Communication
Chapter 28 - Problems with Modifiers 19. Finding and Evaluating Information from Sources and the Field
Chapter 29 - Punctuating Sentences with Commas 20. Synthesizing and Documenting Sources
Chapter 30 - Punctuating Sentences with Other Punctuation Marks
Chapter 31 - Mechanics
Chapter 32 - Diction, Usage and Spelling
A Glossary of Usage
Appendix: Designing Documents
Credits
Index

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Appendix A: Constructing a Course Portfolio


Appendix B: Essay Examinations International Edition
Appendix C: Standard Forms: Letters, Memos, and Other
Documents
COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS
7th Edition
John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College
2008 / 672 pages
A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR ISBN-13 978-0-07-338409-2 (No Selling Rights)
WRITERS: STRATEGIES AND PROCESS ISBN: 978-0-07-128475-2 [IE]
Available: July 2007
5th Edition
Barbara Fine Clouse The seventh edition of John Langan’s College Writing Skills focuses
on the essay using Langan’s renowned clear writing style, as well as
2008 / 224 pages
his wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the
ISBN: 978-0-07-353318-6 four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence
Available: November 2007 skills. For this new edition, John Langan has added a variety of fresh
elements to his proven approach.
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/clouseguide5
This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers CONTENTS
provides over 310 writing strategies for solving problems at every Part One: Essay Writing
stage of the writing process--from idea generation through editing. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing
The book’s practical approach not only helps writers with broader Point and Support
challenges,such as planning and organization, but also with specific
Structure of the Traditional Essay
style and grammar issues that can derail the writing process.
Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay
Writing as a Skill
CONTENTS
Writing as a Process of Discovery
Myths About Writing: An Introduction Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others
Part One: A Troubleshooting Guide To Prewriting Keeping a Journal
Chapter One: “I Don’t Know What to Write.” Using a Computer
Chapter Two: “How Do I Write a Thesis?” Review Activities
Chapter Three: “How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?” Using This Text
Part Two: A Troubleshooting Guide To Drafting Chapter 2: The Writing Process
Chapter Four: “I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can’t Say It.” Prewriting
Chapter Five: “I’m Having Trouble With My Introduction.” Writing a First Draft
Chapter Six: “How Do I Back Up What I Say?” Revision
Chapter Seven: “I Don’t Know How To End.” Editing
Chapter Eight: “I Can’t Think of the Right Word.” Review Activities
Part Three: A Troubleshooting Guide To Revising Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
Chapter Nine: “I Thought my Draft was Better Than This.” Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis
Chapter Ten: “I Don’t Know What to Change.” Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence
Chapter Eleven: “Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?” Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
Chapter Twelve: “My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up.” Chapter 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing
Chapter Thirteen: “My Draft is too Short.” Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Chapter Fourteen: “My Draft is too Long.” Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Chapter Fifteen: “My Writing Seems Boring.” Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
Chapter Sixteen: “My Writing Sounds Choppy.” Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
Part Four: A Troubleshooting Guide To Editing Revising Sentences
Chapter Seventeen: “I Don’t Find My Mistakes.” Editing Sentences
Chapter Eighteen: “I Used a Period and a Capitol Letter, So Why Practice in Revising Sentences
Isn’t This a Sentence?” Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays
Chapter Nineteen: “How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? Base 1: Unity
It’s Not Even Long.” Base 2: Support
Chapter Twenty: “It is I; It is Me-What’s the Difference?” Base 3: Coherence
Chapter Twenty-One: “How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?” Base 4: Sentence Skills
Chapter Twenty-Two: “I’m Unsure About Modifiers.” Practice in Using the Four Bases
Chapter Twenty-Three: “Can’t I Just Place a Comma Wherever I Part Two: Patterns Of Essay Development
Pause?” Chapter 7: Introduction To Essay Development
Chapter Twenty-Four: “What if I Want to Quote Somebody?” Chapter 8: Description
Chapter Twenty-Five: “I Have Trouble with Apostrophes.” Reading: Lou’s Place, Beth Johnson
Chapter Twenty-Six: “I Never Know What to Capitalize.” Chapter 9: Narration
Chapter Twenty-Seven: “I Can’t Spell.” Reading: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill
Part Five: A Troubleshooting Guide To Research Chapter 10: Examples
Chapter Twenty-Eight: “How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do Reading: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm
I Need Them?” Chapter 11: Process
Chapter Twenty-Nine: “What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?” Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis
Chapter Thirty: “What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?” Chapter 12: Cause and Effect
Appendixes *Reading: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson
Appendix A: “English is Not My First Language” Chapter 13: Comparison and Contrast
Appendix B: “I Get Nervous Writing in Class” *Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis
Appendix C: “I Need a Writing Topic” Chapter 14: Definition
Index Reading: Television Addiction, Marie Winn

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Chapter 15: Division and Classification


Reading: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett International Edition
Chapter 16: Argument
Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins
Part Three: Special Skills COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS WITH
Chapter 17: Taking Essay Exams READINGS
Chapter 18: Writing a Summary 7th Edition
Chapter 19: Writing a Report John Langan, Atlantic Cape Community College
Chapter 20: Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter
2008 / 816 pages
Chapter 21: Using the Library and the Internet
ISBN: 978-0-07-338408-5 (No Selling Rights)
Chapter 22: Writing a Research Paper
Part Four: Handbook Of Sentence Skills ISBN: 978-0-07-128474-5 [IE]
Grammar Available: July 2007
Chapter 23: Subjects and Verbs John Langan’s College Writing Skills with Readings, Seventh Edition,
Chapter 24: Fragments focuses on the essay using Langan’s renowned clear writing style,
Chapter 25: Run-ons as well as his wide range of writing assignments and activities that
Chapter 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs reinforce the four bases of effective writing: unity, support, coherence,
Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement and sentence skills. For the new seventh edition, John Langan has
Chapter 28: Additional Information about Verbs added a variety of fresh elements to his proven approach.
Chapter 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference
CONTENTS
Chapter 30: Pronoun Types
Chapter 31: Adjectives and Adverbs Part One: Essay Writing
Chapter 32: Misplaced Modifiers Chapter 1: An Introduction to Writing
Chapter 33: Dangling Modifiers Point and Support
Mechanics Structure of the Traditional Essay
Chapter 34: Manuscript Form Benefits of Writing the Traditional Essay
Chapter 35: Capital Letters Writing as a Skill
Chapter 36: Numbers and Abbreviations Writing as a Process of Discovery
Punctuation Writing as a Way to Communicate with Others
Chapter 37: Apostrophe Keeping a Journal
Chapter 38: Quotation Marks Using a Computer
Chapter 39: Comma Review Activities
Chapter 40: Other Punctuation Marks Using This Text
Word Use Chapter 2: The Writing Process
Chapter 41: Spelling Improvement Prewriting
Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words Writing a First Draft
Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice Revision
Chapter 44: Editing Tests Editing
Chapter 45: ESL Pointers Review Activities
Chapter 3: The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
Step 1: Begin with a Point, or Thesis
Step 2: Support the Thesis with Specific Evidence
Practice in Advancing and Supporting a Thesis
Chapter 4: The Third Step in Essay Writing
Step3: Organize and Connect the Specific Evidence
Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Practice in Organizing and Connecting Specific Evidence
Chapter 5: The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
Revising Sentences
Editing Sentences
Practice in Revising Sentences
Chapter 6: Four Bases for Revising Essays
Base 1: Unity
Base 2: Support
Base 3: Coherence
Base 4: Sentence Skills
Practice in Using the Four Bases
Part Two: Patterns Of Essay Development
Chapter 7: Introduction To Essay Development
Chapter 8: Description
Reading: Lou’s Place, Beth Johnson
Chapter 9: Narration
Reading: The Yellow Ribbon, Pete Hamill
Chapter 10: Examples
Reading: Dad, Andrew H. Malcolm
Chapter 11: Process
Reading: How to Do Well On A Job Interview, Glenda Davis
Chapter 12: Cause and Effect
*Reading: Taming the Anger Monster, Anne Davidson
Chapter 13: Comparison and Contrast
*Reading: Born to Be Different? Camille Lewis

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Chapter 14: Definition


Reading: Television Addiction, Marie Winn International Edition
Chapter 15: Division and Classification
Reading: Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett
Chapter 16: Argument THE STUDENT WRITER: EDITOR AND
Reading: Ban The Things. Ban Them All., Molly Ivins CRITIC
Part Three: Special Skills 6th Edition
Chapter 17: Taking Essay Exams Barbara Fine Clouse
Chapter 18: Writing a Summary
2004 / 624 pages / Softcover
Chapter 19: Writing a Report
ISBN: 978-0-07-255940-8 (Out of Print)
Chapter 20: Writing a Résumé and Cover Letter
Chapter 21: Using the Library and the Internet ISBN: 978-0-07-121596-1 [IE]
Chapter 22: Writing a Research Paper ISBN: 978-0-07-301880-5 (Out of Print)
(with Catalyst Access Card)
Part Four: Handbook Of Sentence Skills
Grammar
Chapter 23: Subjects and Verbs CONTENTS
Chapter 24: Fragments Part 1: Strategies For Reading And Writing
Chapter 25: Run-ons Chapter 1 The Connection between Reading and Writing
Chapter 26: Regular and Irregular Verbs Chapter 2 Getting Started
Chapter 27: Subject-Verb Agreement Chapter 3 Organizing and Drafting
Chapter 28: Additional Information about Verbs Chapter 4 Revising for Content and Organization
Chapter 29: Pronoun Agreement and Reference Chapter 5 Revising for Effective Expression
Chapter 30: Pronoun Types Part 2: Patterns Of Development
Chapter 31: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 6 Description
Chapter 32: Misplaced Modifiers Chapter 7 Narration
Chapter 33: Dangling Modifiers Chapter 8 Exemplification
Mechanics Chapter 9 Process Analysis
Chapter 34: Manuscript Form Chapter 10 Comparison-Contrast
Chapter 35: Capital Letters Chapter 11 Cause-and-Effect Analysis
Chapter 36: Numbers and Abbreviations Chapter 12 Definition
Punctuation Chapter 13 Classification and Division
Chapter 37: Apostrophe Part 3: Using The Patterns Of Development
Chapter 38: Quotation Marks Chapter 14 Argumentation
Chapter 39: Comma Chapter 15 Writing with Sources
Chapter 40: Other Punctuation Marks Chapter 16 Assembling a Writing Portfolio
Word Use Part 4: A Guide To Frequently Occurring Errors
Chapter 41: Spelling Improvement Chapter 18 Word Choice
Chapter 42: Commonly Confused Words Chapter 19 Sentence Fragments
Chapter 43: Effective Word Choice Chapter 20 Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
Chapter 44: Editing Tests Chapter 21 Verbs
Chapter 45: ESL Pointers Chapter 22 Pronouns
Part Five: Readings For Writers Chapter 23 Modifiers
Introduction to The Readings Chapter 24 Punctuation
Looking Inward Chapter 25 Mechanics
*Three Passions, Bertrand Russell
Thank You, Alex Haley
Shame, Dick Gregory
I Became Her Target, Roger Wilkins
Smash Thy Neighbor, John McMurtry
A Hanging, George Orwell
Observing Others
*A Legendary Moment, Haven Kimmel
*The Professor Is a Dropout, Beth Johnson
The Monster, Deems Taylor
Why Are Students Turned Off?, Casey Banas
Propaganda Techniques in Today’s Advertising, Ann McClintock
Confronting Problems
Bombs Bursting in Air, Beth Johnson
Here’s To Your Health, Joan Dunayer
How to Make It In College, Now That You’re Here, Brian O’Keeney
College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?, David Daniels
Seven Ways to Keep The Peace at Home, Daniel A. Sugarman
In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry
A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter, Steve Lopez
Reading Comprehension Chart

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Composition

Argumentation Texts BEYOND FEELINGS: A GUIDE TO CRITICAL


THINKING
8TH EDITION
Vincent Ruggiero
2008 / Softcover / 256 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-353569-2
NEW Available: April 2007
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/ruggiero8

READ, REASON, WRITE This succinct, interdisciplinary introduction to critical thinking


successfully dares students to question their own assumptions and
9th Edition to enlarge their thinking through the analysis of the most common
Dorothy U Seyler, Northern Virginia Community College problems associated with everyday reasoning. The text offers a unique
and effective organization: Part I explains the fundamental concepts;
2010 / Softcover / 768 pages
Part II describes the most common barriers to critical thinking; Part
ISBN: 978-0-07-338378-1 (Book alone) III offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Available: June 2009
[Details unavailable at press time] CONTENTS
Preface
Introduction
Part I. The Context
1. Who Are You?
THE WRITER’S EYE 2. What Is Critical Thinking?
William Costanzo, Westchester Community College 3. What Is Truth?
2008 / 528 pages 4. What Does It Mean to Know?
5. How Good Are Your Opinions?
ISBN: 978-0-07-237260-1
6. What Is Evidence?
Available: January 2007
7. What Is Argument?
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/costanzo1 Part II. The Pitfalls
8. The Basic Problem: “Mine Is Better”
The Writer’s Eye teaches effective composition across media by 9. Errors of Perspective
showing how rhetorical purposes and principles inform multimedia 10. Errors of Procedure
texts throughout the culture. By establishing the fundamentals of
11. Errors of Expression
effective composition and demonstrating how these fundamentals
inform multimedia texts, The Writer’s Eye gives students the tools to 12. Errors of Reaction
better interpret the different cultural media in their own daily lives and 13. The Errors in Combination
to better compose their own meaningful and well-developed texts. Part III. A Strategy
14. Knowing Yourself
CONTENTS 15. Being Observant
Preface for Students 16. Selecting an Issue
Preface for Instructors 17. Conducting Inquiry
Part One: Foundations: Seeing, Reading, And Composing 18. Forming a Judgment
Introduction. Viewing with a Writer’s Eye 19. Persuading Others
Chapter 1. Reading Across the Media Notes
Chapter 2. Composing Across the Media Index
Part Two: Connections: Readings, Screenings, And Invitations
To Compose
Chapter 3. Flashbacks: Longing and Belonging
Chapter 4. Close Ups: Observing Our Environments
Chapter 5. Shifting Angles: Analyzing American Cultures
Chapter 6. Documented Investigations: The Changing Family
Chapter 7. Reaction Shots: Evaluating Our Consuming Choices
Chapter 8. Resolving and Persuading: Gender Wars
Chapter 9. Fast Forward: Predicting and Proposing Future Worlds

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Composition

Writing Related Software Writing Across the


Curriculum

NEW SCHAUM’S QUICK GUIDE TO WRITING


GREAT RESEARCH PAPERS
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2008 / Softcover / 192 pages
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v Guides for Avoiding Plagiarism and Evaluating Sources
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v Writing Tutors for compositing informative, interpretive and Chapter 1: What Is a Research Paper
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v Bibliomaker Software for the MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE Chapter 3: How Do I Narrow My Subject into a Research Topic (and
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Chapter 4: How Do I Write a Thesis Statement
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mechanics, include student feedback Chapter 5: How Can I Find the Information I Need
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post custom documents, and more! Chapter 13: What Writing Style Do I Use
Chapter 14: How Do I Use My Source Material
Chapter 15: What is Plagiarism--and How Do I Avoid It
Chapter 16: How Do I Use MLA Internal Documentation
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Chapter 18: How Do I Create a Works Cited Page
Chapter 19: How Do I Present My Research Paper
Part IV: Writing The Final Copy
Chapter 20: How Do I Revise, Edit, and Proofread

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LITERATURE
Introduction to Literature.....................................................................................36

35
Literature

Introduction to Literature

International Edition

RESPONDING TO LITERATURE: STORIES,


POEMS, PLAYS, AND ESSAYS
5th Edition
Judith Stanford, Rivier College
2006 / Softcover / 1248 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-296278-9
ISBN: 978-0-07-124478-7 [IE]
ISBN: 978-0-07-326865-1 (with OLC Bind-in Card)
Available: June 2005

CONTENTS
1. Why Read Literature?
2. Joining the Conversation: Ways of Talking about Literature
3. Continuing the Conversation: Considering Genre and Listening
to Other Voices
4. Writing About Literature
5. Argument, Critical Thinking, and Research
6. Innocence and Experience
7. Roots, Identity, and Culture
8. Love and Hate
9. Families
10. Nature
11. War and Power
12. Technology and Ethics
13. Death
14. Connections: Art and Poetry (color section)
15. Four Poets, Then and Now

36
ADVANCED COURSES
Advanced Grammar ...........................................................................................41
English – Special Topics .....................................................................................38
Library / Information Science ..............................................................................38

37
Advanced Courses

Library / Information English – Special Topics


Science
AUTONOMY IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
International Edition Christian Chia
2007 / 72 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-126219-4
INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE WORK, Available: May 2007
VOLUME I [An Asian Publication]
8th Edition Empowering learners to become independent and lifelong learners
William A. Katz, SUNY - Albany takes on a pivotal role in the Singapore education scene with a new
2002 / Hardcover / 528 pages initiative known as the Strategies for Active and Independent Learning
(SAIL) being tried out in schools here. This book is written for teachers
ISBN: 978-0-07-244107-9
who are concerned with promoting autonomous learning by using IT
ISBN: 978-0-07-112074-6 [IE] and Internet resources. The first section aims to acquaint readers with
important theoretical concepts central to the field of learner autonomy,
CONTENTS such as the rationale for promoting autonomy in learning as well as the
possible challenges in doing so. The second section provides readers
Preface
with useful practical tips by giving information as to how autonomy
Part I: Introduction can be fostered through self-access learning. Numerous websites
Chapter 1: Reference Librarians on the Information Highway where learners can access to engage in interesting online activities
Chapter 2: The Electronic Library to improve their language proficiency are also included, making this
Part II: Information: Control And Access book a valuable resource for teachers who want to tap on Internet
Chapter 3: Bibliography resources for elearning purposes.
Chapter 4: National and Trade Bibliographies
Chapter 5: Indexing and Abstracting Services: General and Collections CONTENTS
Chapter 6: Indexing and Abstracting Services: Subject and Newspaper List of Diagrams and Tables
Chapter 7: Encyclopedias: General and Subject Sets Series Editors’ Preface
Chapter 8: Ready Reference Sources: Almanacs, Yearbooks, About the Authors
Handbooks, Directories Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 9: Biographical Sources Chapter 2 Autonomy and Culture
Chapter 10: Dictionaries Chapter 3 Identifying Autonomous Learners
Chapter 11: Geographical Sources Chapter 4 Self-access Learning
Chapter 12: Government Documents Chapter 5 Self-access Centre
Chapter 6 Students’ Feedback on Self-access Learning
Appendix 1 Sample Handout – Self-access English Learning: What
Is It?
Appendix 2 Sample Handout – Self-access Learning
Appendix 3 Sample Handout – Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
International Edition Governing Computer Usage
Appendix 4 Sample Learner Contract
Appendix 5 Sample Form – Consultation Record
INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE WORK, Appendix 6 Sample Instructions – Steps in Writing a Learning Plan
VOLUME II Appendix 7 Sample Handout – Learning Plan
Appendix 8 Sample Form – Reflecting on Consultation
8th Edition References
William A. Katz, SUNY - Albany
2002 / Hardcover / 240 pages
ISBN: 978-0-07-244143-7
ISBN: 978-0-07-112073-9 [IE]

CONTENTS
Preface
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Reference Service and the Community
Chapter 2: Information and the Community
Part II: The Internet And Reference Services
Chapter 3: The Internet
Chapter 4: Internet Reference Libraries
Chapter 5: Networks and Information Costs
Chapter 6: The Time of Full Text
Part III: Interview And Serach
Chapter 7: The Reference Interview
Chapter 8: Rules of the Search
Part IV: Instruction And Reference Policies
Chapter 9: Instruction in Information Literacy
Chapter 10: Reference Service Policies and Evaluation

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Advanced Courses

PHONICS AND BEGINNING READING Chapter 9 Concluding Remarks


David Deterding and Sally Ann Jones References
2007 / 88 pages Index
ISBN: 978-0-07-126218-7
Available: May 2007
[An Asian Publication]
Phonics and Beginning Reading offers an overview of phonics within SOUNDS, SYMBOLS AND SPELLINGS
the context of theories of reading. It shows how phonics can be an
exceptionally valuable tool in helping children learn to read as part of Adam Brown
a balanced reading programme. In addition to providing a mapping 2005
between the letters of English and how they are pronounced using ISBN: 978-0-07-124772-6
standard Internatiional Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols, the book [An Asian Publication]
shows how these rules for symbol-sound correspondences can be
utilised by children as they develop skills in the decoding of texts. The English spelling system is based on the alphabetic principle, that
Practical suggestions for the classroom are also given. Furthermore, letters in the spelling represent individual consonant and vowel sounds
the book discusses issues that arise when phonics is adopted as in the pronunciation. However, for various reasons, many of them
part of a reading programme for children in Southeast Asia, largely related to the history of the language, the English spelling system is
because of idiosyncratic features of pronunciation found in the perhaps the worst example of an alphabetic system in existence. As
region. a result, transcription systems for representing the pronunciation of
English in a one-to-one way have had to be devised. Sounds, Symbols
CONTENTS and Spellings explains the rationale for, and gives familiarisation
practice in the symbols of the transcription system used in all good
Series Editors’ Preface modern British English dictionaries.
Preface
About the Authors CONTENTS
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
1: Consonant and vowel sounds – Consonants, Vowels, Names of
Chapter 2 Theories of Reading
letters of the alphabet
Chapter 3 Consonants
2: Background – The priority of spoken language, The alphabetic
Chapter 4 Vowels
principle, The history of English spelling, Confusing letters with
Chapter 5 Phonics
sounds, Strategies for finding the pronunciation of unfamiliar words,
Glossary
British English as a reference accent, ‘The IPA’
Key to Exercises
3: Minimal pairs – Definition, Sounds and frequencies
References
4: Homophones and homographs – Homophones, Homographs,
Children’s Books
Homonyms
Websites
5: Stress and schwa – Word stress, Secondary stress, The schwa
vowel, Stress in grammatical words, Schwa in connected speech
6: Syllable structure – Parts of a syllable, Alliteration, Rhyme,
Reduplication, Onsets and slips of the tongue, Syllable structure
rules
TASK DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND 7: Practice tasks
ASSESSMENT 8: Tips for correct transcription – General pointers, Consonants,
Phillip Towndrow Vowels, Stress
2007 / 136 pages 9: Literacy and spelling reform – Literacy, Spelling reform
ISBN: 978-0-07-126183-8 Conclusion
Answer keys
Available: May 2007
Further reading and websites
[An Asian Publication] References
This book is a survival guide in using Information and Communication Contents of the CD
Technology (ICT) effectively. The approach adopted seeks to
understand the complex ecology of language learning contexts with
ICT by describing and dealing with issues that teachers face in their
daily work. A customisable framework for action is presented where
priority is given to the crucial role teachers play in making decisions
about the design, implementation and assessment of learning
experiences.

CONTENTS
Series Editors’ Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Students’ Language, Communication and Literacy Needs
in the Digital Age
Chapter 3 Untangling the World Wide Web
Chapter 4 Pedagogy and Practice with ICT in Contemporary
Language Teaching and Learning Contexts
Chapter 5 Language Task Design with ICT
Chapter 6 Implementing Language Tasks with ICT
Chapter 7 Assessment and Learning English with ICT
Chapter 8 English Language Teacher Professional Development
Using ICT As a Catalyst

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Advanced Courses

ENGLISH IN SINGAPORE: RESEARCH ON A ENGLISH IN SINGAPORE: AN


CORPUS INTRODUCTION
David Deterding, Adam Brown and Ee Ling Low Ee Ling Low and Adam Brown
2005 2004
ISBN: 978-0-07-124727-6 ISBN: 978-0-07-123975-2
[An Asian Publication] [An Asian Publication]
This book is a collection of articles on research into the pronunciation English in Singapore: An Introduction gives a broad overview of
of Singapore English by scholars from Singapore, Asia (Japan, the history, status and features of this New English. It briefly describes
Taiwan), Europe (the United Kingdom, Germany), Australia and the the position of New Englishes within the range of English-speaking
United States of America. countries around the world, before outlining the historical advent and
spread of English in Singapore. The present-day status of Singapore
The second area is of great interest to Singaporeans as it is English, and various analytical frameworks proposed for describing it,
important to ascertain how intelligible this prominent and vibrant are examined, including the fact that Singaporeans speak English and
Asian variety of English is internationally and not just intra-nationally. at least one other language. An exploration of the types of judgement
The common feature of all the articles is that they make use of data that speakers make about language is necessary before embarking
from the NIE Corpus of Spoken Singapore English, which consists on a systematic description of features of Singapore English. These
of high-quality recordings that are ideally suited to detailed phonetic features include vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, both
research. Therefore, even though the researchers are investigating segmental (vowels and consonants) and suprasegmental (stress,
a wide range of different topics connected with pronunciation, all the rhythm and intonation). These features are recapped in an analysis of
studies maintain a focus on the same corpus of data. The book is a scene from Beauty World, investigating the use of Singapore English
accompanied by two CD-ROMs, one containing the whole corpus and in creative literature. The final chapter considers the implications that
another containing the extracts used in the chapters. The CD-ROMs Singapore English has for Singaporean teachers. The book provides
will be useful to any reader who wishes to listen to the actual speech a general introduction to Singapore English, as it covers all major
samples used by the researchers. The final chapter of the book is a aspects, and incorporates the results of research carried out over
bibliography of over 250 references on research into the pronunciation the last two decades. It can be used as a coursebook, as it includes
of Singapore English. The book will be of great value to researchers, several exercises for readers to investigate their own use of English. It
and post-graduate and undergraduate students of the phonetics of will also be important reading for researchers, teachers and students
world varieties of English. in Singapore, as well as anyone interested in the development and
characteristics of the New variety of English.
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
Introduction
Contributors English in Singapore: An Introduction Acknowledgements
Background Preface
1: The NIE corpus of spoken Singapore English 1 Introduction
2: A checklist of Singapore English pronunciation features Consonants 2 History
3: The realization of final plosives in Singapore English: phonological 3 Present-day status and roles
rules and ethnic differences 4 Bi- and multi-lingualism
4: Past tense suffixes and other final plosives in Singapore English 5 Rules and judgements
5: Added final plosives in Singapore English 6 Vocabulary
6: Vocalization of , l, in Singapore English Vowels 7 Grammar
7: Reduced vowels in conversational Singapore English 8 Vowels
8: Triphthongs in Singapore English Suprasegmentals 9 Consonants
9: Rhythm in Singapore and British English: a comparative study of 10 Word stress
indexes 11 Rhythm
10: Prominence in Singapore and American English: evidence from 12 Intonation
reading aloud 13 Singapore English in creative literature
11: Observations on British and Singaporean perception of prominence 14 Implications for teaching
12: Discourse intonation variants in the speech of educated Keys to exercises
Singaporeans Conversation analysis Further reading and websites
13: Investigating turn-taking in the NIE corpus of spoken Singapore References
English Index
14: Exchange rhythm in Singapore English in a cross-cultural context
Intelligibility
15: Inter-accent and inter-cultural intelligibility: a study of listeners in
Singapore and Britain
16: The intelligibility of Singaporean English: a case study in an
Australian university
17: Listening to other English: British listeners on Singapore speakers
18: The intelligibility of Singapore English from a Japanese perspective
Bibliography
19: A bibliography on Singapore English pronunciation
Index

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Advanced Courses

ENGLISH LANGUAGE MYTHS 30 BELIEFS


THAT AREN’T REALLY TRUE
Advanced Grammar
Adam Brown
2002
ISBN: 978-0-07-120534-4
[An Asian Publication] ENGLISH IN SINGAPORE: RESEARCH ON
The aim of the book is to dispel beliefs about English which are
GRAMMAR
held by English teachers in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond. David Deterding, Ee Ling Low and Adam Brown
These beliefs are either wide of the mark or stated too strongly. 2003 / 184 pages
However, they are widely held, and thus are taught in schools and ISBN: 978-0-07-123103-9
in exercise books, and appear in tests and examinations. The 30 [An Asian Publication]
chapters (corresponding to 30 myths examined) cover the nature
and status of English, grammar, morphology, pragmatics, spelling English in Singapore: Research on Grammar is a collection of new
and pronunciation. The approach adopted shows that many of the articles that addresses important aspects of grammar in Singapore
beliefs held by teachers are not substantiated by what speakers of English. The first nine chapters are descriptive analyses of Singapore
English actually do. Quotations from literature, reference books and English Grammar such as missing grammatical subjects; (the absence
from corpus data are given to support the analysis. The author is an of) past tense marking, and other aspects of Singapore English verbs;
authoritative figure in his field, and has many years of experience in plural marking of nouns; relative clauses, passives and adverbials,
training English language teachers in Southeast Asian countries. The and peculiarly Singaporean constructions (don’t know and particles
discussions that focus on Southeast Asia and Singapore in particular such as la). Other chapters deal with problems in the teaching of
make this book very relevant to both English language teachers and grammar in Singapore, in three main areas: prescriptive books of
students in the region. common errors, connectors such as however and consequently,
and teachers’ beliefs about grammar and grammar teaching. The
CONTENTS problems of the use of Singapore English grammatical features in
creative literature are also discussed. A bibliography of 230 works on
Introduction Singapore English grammar is included.
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations CONTENTS
Myth 1 -- Singaporeans are not native speakers of English
Introduction
Myth 2 -- Singapore English is British English
Notes on Contributors
Myth 3 -- Singaporeans can switch easily from Singapore colloquial
1. Topic-prominence and Null Arguments in Singapore Colloquial
English to Singapore standard English
English
Myth 4 -- How come? Is a Singapore expression
2. Subject Omission in Singapore Colloquial English
Myth 5 -- Singapore English is short and sweet
3. The Grammar of Ignorance: The Don’t Know Construction in
Myth 6 -- Singapore English has no grammar
Singapore Colloquial English
Myth 7 -- You can’t use more than one tense in a sentence
4. Tenses and Will, Would in a Corpus of Singapore English
Myth 8 -- The present tense means present time
5. Past Tense Marking in Singapore English
Myth 9 -- Use the present tense with today
6. On the Zero-plural in Commercial Singapore English
Myth 10 -- Use the present tense with every
7. A Corpus-based Description of Particles in Spoken Singapore
Myth 11 -- All goes with plural expressions
English
Myth 12 -- After and, use plural verbs
8. Features of the Relative Clause in Singapore English
Myth 13 -- When representing future time, would is the polite form
9. Influences of Chinese and Malay on the Written English of
of will
Secondary Students in Singapore
Myth 14 -- Shall adds force to your writing
10. Common Errors in Singaporean Books of Common Errors
Myth 15 -- The past perfect is used for events that happened a long
11. Connectors in Primary School Writing
time ago
12. Connectives and Themes in the Essays of Singaporean and
Myth 16 -- It is more formal to use you and I than you and me
PRC Students
Myth 17 -- The word examination in the expression an examination
13. Singapore Primary School Teachers’ Beliefs in Grammar Teaching
hall is an adjective
and Learning
Myth 18 -- Good at is used to focus on a particular subject. Good in
14. Do Teachers’ Belief of Grammar Teaching Match Their Classroom
is used when you need to specify depth and scope
Practices? A Singapore Case Study
Myth 19 -- You can’t begin a sentence with because, but, and or
15. Students’ Perceptions of Grammar Corrections in Compositions:
also
A Singapore Study
Myth 20 -- Kindly and please are intechangeable
16. Problems in the Analysis of Language in Singapore Literature
Myth 21 -- It is good style to use expressions like Please be informed
Bibliography on Singapore English
and Please find enclosed in business writing
Grammar
Myth 22 -- All -us noun endings become -i in the plural
Index
Myth 23 -- Accomodation and maintainence are spelt this way
Myth 24 -- An (not a) should be used whenever the following word
begins with a, e, i, o, or u
Myth 25 -- The is pronounced , , in British English, , , in American
English
Myth 26 -- RP is the model for pronunciation
Myth 27 -- Singapore English is syllable-timed
Myth 28 -- Singaporeans speak with a narrower pitch range than
others
Myth 29 -- All questions are said on a rising intonation
Myth 30 -- Flower and flour are pronounced differently
References
Index of topics and words
Index of authors and works quoted

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TITLE INDEX

A
Autonomy in Language Learning Chia 38

B
Beyond Feelings: A Guide to Critical Thinking, 8e Ruggiero 33

C
Catalyst 3.0 Access Code Card Roen 34

College Writing Skills with Readings, 7e Langan 16, 31

College Writing Skills, 7e Langan 15, 30

Concise McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life Roen 28

E
Effective College Reading Lee 6

Effective College Writing Lee 17

English Brushup, 3e Langan 12

English in Singapore: An Introduction Low 40

English in Singapore: Research on a Corpus Deterding 40

English in Singapore: Research on Grammar Deterding 41

English Language Myths 30 Beliefs that Aren’t Really True Brown 41

English Skills with Readings, 5e Langan 12

Exercise Your College Reading Skills Developing More Powerful Comprehension, 2e Elder 5

G
Going Places: Paragraph to Essay Bailey 10

I
Improving Reading Skills, 6e Spears 5

Improving Reading Skills: Contemporary Readings for College Students, 5e Spears 6

Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I, 8e Katz 38

Introduction to Reference Work, Volume II, 8e Katz 38

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TITLE INDEX

J
Jumpstart! A Workbook for Writers, 2e Clouse 9

M
McGraw-Hill Guide Brief Roen 29

McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life Roen 29

N
New McGraw-Hill Handbook, The, 2e Maimon 23

P
Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond, 7e Ferrett 18

Phonics and Beginning Reading Deterding 39

Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, 4e Feldman 18

R
75 Readings Plus, 8e Buscemi 27

Read, Reason, Write, 9e Seyle 33

Reading and All that Jazz, 4e Maher 5

Reading and Study Skills, 7e Langan 7

Responding to Literature: Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays, 5e Stanford 36


Rules of Thumb, APA Update Edition, 7e Silverman 25

S
Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers, 2e Rozakis 34

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form A, 8e Langan 8

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B, 8e Langan 7

Sounds, Symbols and Spellings Brown 39

Student Writer: Editor and Critic, The, 6e Clouse 32

Student Writer: Editor and Critic, The, 8e Clouse 27

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TITLE INDEX

T
Task Design, Implementation and Assessment Towndrow 39

Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, A, 5e Clouse 14, 30

W
Writer’s Eye, The Costanzo 26, 33

Writer’s Resource, Comb, A, 3e Maimon 24

Writer’s Workshop, A, 2e Brannan 11, 17

Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays, A, 3e Brannan 10, 13

Writing Today, 2e Pharr 27

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AUTHOR INDEX

B
Bailey Going Places: Paragraph to Essay 10

Brannan Writer’s Workshop, A, 2e 11, 17

Brannan Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays, A, 3e 10, 13

Brown English Language Myths 30 Beliefs that Aren’t Really True 41

Brown Sounds, Symbols and Spellings 39

Buscemi 75 Readings Plus, 8e 27

C
Chia Autonomy in Language Learning 38

Clouse Jumpstart! A Workbook for Writers, 2e 9

Clouse Student Writer: Editor and Critic, The, 6e 32

Clouse Student Writer: Editor and Critic, The, 8e 27

Clouse Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, A, 5e 14, 30

Costanzo Writer’s Eye, The 26, 33

D
Deterding English in Singapore: Research on a Corpus 40

Deterding English in Singapore: Research on Grammar 41

Deterding Phonics and Beginning Reading 39

E
Elder Exercise Your College Reading Skills Developing More Powerful Comprehension, 2e 5

F
Feldman Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life, 4e 18

Ferrett Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond, 7e 18

K
Katz Introduction to Reference Work, Volume I, 8e 38

Katz Introduction to Reference Work, Volume II, 8e 38

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AUTHOR INDEX

L
Langan College Writing Skills with Readings, 7e 16, 31

Langan College Writing Skills, 7e 15, 30

Langan English Brushup, 3e 12

Langan English Skills with Readings, 5e 12

Langan Reading and Study Skills, 7e 7

Langan Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form A, 8e 8

Langan Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B, 8e 7

Lee Effective College Reading 6

Lee Effective College Writing 17

Low English in Singapore: An Introduction 40

M
Maher Reading and All that Jazz, 4e 5

Maimon New McGraw-Hill Handbook, The, 2e 23

Maimon Writer’s Resource, Comb, A, 3e 24

P
Pharr Writing Today, 2e 27

R
Roen Catalyst 3.0 Access Code Card 34

Roen Concise McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life 28

Roen McGraw-Hill Guide Brief 29

Roen McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life 29

Rozakis Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers, 2e 34

Ruggiero Beyond Feelings: A Guide to Critical Thinking, 8e 33

S
Seyle Read, Reason, Write, 9e 33

Silverman Rules of Thumb, APA Update Edition, 7e 25

Spears Improving Reading Skills, 6e 5

Spears Improving Reading Skills: Contemporary Readings for College Students, 5e 6

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