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.

Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha Kolln
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205706754
Release Date: 2009-09-29
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. 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 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, modification, diction, and other principles.

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.

Breaking the rules

Author: Edgar Howard Schuster
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: UOM:39015056217741
Release Date: 2003-02-13
Genre: Education

Grammar doesn't have to be a stick-in-the-mud subject-stodgy, traditional, and rule bound. Open the pages of Ed Schuster's book and you'll find an energetic, untraditional, creative means of helping students become independent thinkers and more effective writers. Schuster acknowledges that there ARE bedrock rules of English syntax that should be honored, and offers lesson plans to show how these rules can be taught effectively, in ways that empower students and enable them to write with confidence, authority, and precision. He also examines the history of the other rules, the "myth rules" that are the legacy of traditional school grammar-taught for hundreds of years but infrequently followed outside of the classroom, as shown in numerous examples of the best contemporary writing. He devotes his book to better ways of teaching grammar, usage, writing, and punctuation by teaching the unbreakable rules in such a way that they stay taught debunking the "myth rules" that are commonly taught in class, but infrequently followed in practice trusting students' own intuitive sense of grammaticality appealing to the evidence of the work of his own and others' students and to the best contemporary writing. "Only look and connect" is the guiding principle of Schuster's book. Look at the results of your teaching; look at the facts of language; look at practices of our best writers, both student and professional; look to see which rules really rule. Then connect what you discover to your teaching practice.

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

Doing Grammar

Author: Max Morenberg
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 0195138406
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This practical and compact guide is invaluable for students in advanced grammar courses and essential for all readers seeking to discover how the English language works. The author employs insights from contemporary linguistic theories and builds them into a coherent system firmly rooted in traditional models. Focusing on the idea that students learn grammar by actually "doing grammar," he provides down-to-earth explanations about the composition of English sentences, illustrating them at every step with diagrams and other visual models. The author constructs a sensible, even hospitable, approach to grammar. Doing Grammar, 3/e , features real, provocative, and intelligent sentences as examples and exercises. This new edition offers expanded coverage of parts of speech, using both traditional and descriptive explanations to provide definitions of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. It also features updated sentence exercises, clear diagrams, and an appendix containing answers to half the exercises.

Grammar Rants

Author: Patricia A. Dunn
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 0867096055
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

rant (rant) n. 1. Violent or extravagant speech or writing. 2. A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language grammar rant (gramm?r rant) n. 1. A writer's or speaker's view that language is deteriorating, and with it, the world, the people in it, and their morals. Patricia A. Dunn and Ken Lindblom Is bad grammar not just wrong but morally wrong? Do comma splices and dangling participles signal a spiritual decline among our youth? Does a double negative signal the end of civilization as we know it? How outraged should we be at errors of punctuation, syntax, diction, and just plain clumsy phrasing? Patricia A. Dunn and Ken Lindblom take on the world of grammar ranters, showing you how to take your students on a backstage tour of the ranters' claims and denunciations, and their outraged complaints about other people's language. Offering multiple examples and insights about a wide range of grammar rants, they focus on: grammar and morality grammar and intelligence spelling, texting, splices, fragments, and other "grammar traps." Each chapter includes actual rants along with extensive editorial commentary, instructional activities, and classroom lessons that will energize student discussion and educate students about language and correctness, about what it really means to be a good writer. Using Grammar Rants in writing classes will: teach students the conventions of different genres raise students' awareness of real world grammatical issues strengthen students' textual analysis and critical thinking skills break that link between error and evil. Grammar Rants provides the background teachers need to speak with authority about punctuation, correctness, and other hot-button issues. Its practical activities, handouts, and lessons will promote savvy writing by empowering teachers and students to see for themselves how best to raise the quality of their written and spoken language without resorting to ranting.

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.

The Structure of Argument

Author: Annette T. Rottenberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312650698
Release Date: 2011-08-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Structure of Argument covers critical thinking, reading, writing, and research. It is concise but thorough and presents everything students need in an affordable, compact format. The Structure of Argument includes questions, exercises, and writing assignments, and a full semester’s worth of readings. Now presenting Aristotelian and Rogerian as well as Toulmin argument, it includes many fresh readings and additional support for academic writing to help students stake their claim. Its emphasis on Toulmin argument makes Structure highly teachable, since the approach fits with the goals of the composition course. An electronic edition is available at half the price of the print book.

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.

America Now

Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319021771
Release Date: 2015-03-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

America Now makes it easy for you to get brief, accessible, and thought-provoking essays into your classroom, with trustworthy, reliable pedagogy and an expert reader's knowledge of what works in the classroom. As series editor for Best American Essays, Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of periodicals, bringing to America Now an unrivaled focus on the best writing on today. Instructors tell us that their students want to respond to the essays in the book, and they praise the high-quality reading and writing instruction, critical thinking and reading questions, and model student essays that help them do so.

Technical Editing

Author: Carolyn D. Rude
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205786715
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This market-leading text, which reflects recent changes in technology, workplace practices and the global marketplace, progresses from concepts and basic copyediting to comprehensive editing, management and production issues. The addition of Angela Eaton of Texas Tech University brings a fresh tone to her updates of content and pedagogy while retaining the authoritative voice of Carolyn Rude. Some of the text's changes include an update ot Chapter 6, "Electronic Editing," and examples about editing Web sites are found throughout the text to support the increased role of online resources in every aspect of communication. 0133937704 / 9780133937701 Technical Editing Plus MyWritingLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133933296 / 9780133933291 MyWritingLab Generic -- Glue in Access Card 013393330X / 9780133933307 MyWritingLab Generic -- Inside Star Sticker 0205786715 / 9780205786718 Technical Editing