Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha Kolln
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321103386
Release Date: 2002-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the structural and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers. Rhetorical Grammar is a writer's grammar - a text that presents grammar as a rhetorical tool, avoiding the do's and don'ts so long associated with the study of grammar. It reveals to student writers the system of grammar that they know subconsciously and encourages them to use that knowledge to understand their choices as writers and the effects of those choices on their readers. Besides providing key strategies for revision, Rhetorical Grammar presents systematic discussions of reader expectation, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modifiers, diction, and other principles. Studying grammar from this rhetorical point of view defines the study of language as an intellectual exercise designed to open up students' minds to the versatility, beauty, and possibilities of language.

Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha J. Kolln
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134107806
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers.

Understanding English Grammar

Author: Martha J. Kolln
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134192482
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab™ does not come packaged with th is content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134079965 / 9780134079967 Understanding English Grammar Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: · 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText – Valuepack Access Card · 0134014189 / 9780134014180 Understanding English Grammar, 10/e For courses in Advanced Grammar. The essentials of English grammar, with a distinctively clear organization and user-friendly language The acclaimed Understanding English Grammar fosters students’ innate language expertise as they study sentence grammar. It offers a practical blend of the most useful elements of both traditional and new linguistic grammar, beginning with an overview of English as a world language, language change, and various classroom issues associated with prescriptive grammar and correctness, along with an updated list of further readings. Every discussion is viewed through the eyes of a novice reader, bearing in mind how the current generation of students uses communication tools for social purposes. Both students and teachers appreciate the self-teaching quality that incremental exercises provide throughout the chapters, with answers at the end of the book. The Tenth Edition introduces new coauthors Loretta Gray and Joseph Salvatore—two respected scholars who bring their special expertise in linguistics and creative writing, as well as long experience in teaching grammar and writing. Also Available with MyWritingLab ™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab –an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include the small scrawl written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises and more.

Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

Author: Constance Weaver
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0325007586
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Education

Provides teaching ideas and lessons plans for teachers on grammar instruction for middle and secondary school students to improve their writing skills.

Grammar By Diagram Second Edition

Author: Cindy L. Vitto
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770481367
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammar by Diagram, second edition is a book designed for anyone who wishes to improve grammatical understanding and skill. Using traditional sentence diagraming as a visual tool, the book explains how to expand simple sentences into compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, and how to employ verbals (infinitives, gerunds, and participles) and other structures for additional variety. The text addresses the most frequent usage errors by explaining how to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs; how to avoid problems of pronoun case, agreement, and consistency; how to ensure that verbs will agree with their subjects and will be appropriate in terms of tense, aspect, voice, and mood; and how to phrase sentences to avoid errors in parallelism or placement of modifiers. Six appendices incorporate further exercises, a summary of key basics from the text, and supplemental material not included in the body of the text but useful for quick reference. This new edition includes additional exercises and has been revised and updated throughout.

Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha J. Kolln
Publisher:
ISBN: 013417769X
Release Date: 2016-01-13
Genre:

NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson Writer. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in first-year composition and rhetoric. This package includes Pearson Writer. Grammar as a valuable tool for the writer Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them, and to understand the rhetorical effects of those choices on their readers. Kolin and Gray ask students to regard sentence structure as a toolkit -- and its application an artful way to elicit a desired emotion or reaction -- rather than a list of tedious rules to remember. In this way, grammar is defined as an intellectual exercise that opens students' minds to the versatility, beauty, and possibilities of language. The Eighth Edition offers a more intuitive content organization, updated passage selections, and current exercises and examples. It maintains its hallmark revision strategies and systematic discussions about reader expectations, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modification, diction, and many other essential principles. Includes Pearson Writer Pearson Writer is a revolutionary digital tool for writers at all levels. Built for mobile devices, it streamlines the tedious and time-consuming aspects of writing, so that students can focus on developing their ideas. Pearson Writer makes it easy to stay organized, track tasks, and stay on top of writing projects. Students can set milestones prior to the due date, manage their sources, organize their notes visually in the Notebook, and even get automatic feedback on their prose. Pearson Writer is now available with Noteclipper, which allows students to save online sources quickly and easily. 013417769X / 9780134177694 Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, Books a la Carte Edition Plus Pearson Writer -- Access Card Package, 8/e Package consists of: 013409560X / 9780134095608 Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, Books a la Carte Edition 032197235X / 9780321972354 Writer -- ValuePack Access Card

Curriculum and Imagination

Author: James McKernan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415413374
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

Curriculum and Imagination describes an alternative 'process' model for designing developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum, suggesting that curriculum may be designed by specifying an educational process which contains key principles of procedure. This comprehensive and authoritative book: offers a practical and theoretical plan for curriculum-making without objectives shows that a curriculum can be best planned and developed at school level by teachers adopting an action research role complements the spirit and reality of much of the teaching profession today, embracing the fact that there is a degree of intuition and critical judgement in the work of educators presents empirical evidence on teachers' human values. Curriculum and Imagination provides a rational and logical alternative for all educators who plan curriculum but do not wish to be held captive by a mechanistic 'ends-means' notion of educational planning. Anyone studying or teaching curriculum studies, or involved in education or educational planning, will find this important new book fascinating reading.

The St Martin s Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312536121
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

Patterns for College Writing

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312676841
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.

Style

Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780321921130
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well.Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. Williams’ own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences–both in college and after–will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.

Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545359634
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the Children's Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. Includes After Words bonus features. As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror. As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.

The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486113708
Release Date: 2012-04-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the book that generations of writers have relied upon for timeless advice on grammar, diction, syntax, and other essentials. In concise terms, it identifies the principal requirements of proper style and common errors.

Comparative Stylistics of French and English

Author: Jean-Paul Vinay
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027216106
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Stylistique comparée du français et de l'anglais has become a standard text in the French-speaking world for the study of comparative stylistics and the training of translators. This updated, first English edition makes Vinay & Darbelnet's classic methodology of translation available to a wider readership. The translation-oriented contrastive grammatical and stylistic analyses of the two languages are extensively exemplified by expressions, phrases and texts. Combining description with methodological guidelines for translation, this volume serves both as a course book and ­ through its detailed index and glossary ­ as a reference manual for specific translation problems.