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 J. Kolln
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0133864774
Release Date: 2014-01-16
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.

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.

Locating Visual material Rhetorics

Author: Amy D. Propen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1602352542
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Art

Propen examines in depthNand in several contemporary settingsNhow visual and material discursive artifacts shape one's understanding of the unique cultural moments that these artifacts set out to represent.

Things Your Grammar Never Told You

Author: Maurice Scharton
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 020532973X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With its witty tone and simplicity of explanations, this pocket-sized handbook offers clear and essential editing advice. Covers all the topics covered in briefer grammar and composition handbooks. Contains coverage of word use and style topics that are often absent from other pocket-size handbooks. The latest documentation guidelines are provided, including those electronic sources. A sample paper is included in the research section. Special problems of English as a second language is covered in Chapter 1. Includes glossaries of usage and grammatical terms. An offbeat, sometimes wry, always entertaining tone allows readers to access important grammar issues in an inviting way. New accessibility features, including brief and detailed tables of contents, and new "Navigation Bars" at the beginning of each chapter, make the book easier to use. New computer tips appear throughout the book. For those seeking a brief handbook to enhance their writing and editing skills.

Style

Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0134080416
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre: Business writing

For courses in English and Writing. Emphasizes the importance of style in writing for a global audience Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace asserts that style is a matter of making informed choices in the service of one's readers. While writers know best what they want to say, readers ultimately decide if they've said it well. This flagship text builds on that premise, with updates on subjects such as gender-neutral writing and writing for global audiences. It brings the authors' innovative approach to the needs of today's students, while maintaining that writing with style is a civic and ethical virtue. Also available with 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. Features of Pearson Writer: Writing, Grammar, and Research Guide is a go-to resource any time students have a question or need help. Automatic Writing Review checks prose for possible spelling, grammar, and style errors, while offering grammar lessons and suggestions for revising and editing. Citation Generator keeps track of every source throughout students' research process and builds a bibliography in the background, taking care of those formatting details. Research Database and NoteClipper make searching for and managing source materials easier. Project Manager and Notebook help students stay on top of multiple projects and make organizing ideas and sources less cumbersome. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Pearson Writer does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Pearson Writer, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Pearson Writer, search for: 013415083X / 9780134150833 Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace Plus Pearson Writer -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 032197235X / 9780321972354 Pearson Writer -- Standalone Access Card 0134080416 / 9780134080413 Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace

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.

Rules for Writers

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312647360
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offers advice on the writing process, with information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research, MLA style, APA style, and the challenges of multilingual writers.

Basic Grammar and Usage

Author: Penelope Choy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111781118
Release Date: 2010-01-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Help students master the basics of the English language with BASIC GRAMMAR AND USAGE. Covering the important rules of grammar, usage, and syntax, this text provides clear explanations and numerous examples to help students succeed. Exercises help them strengthen their grammar and the book-specific website has grammar reviews that ensure that they master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312485972
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Comprehensive and truly accessible, Technical Communication guides students through planning, drafting, and designing the documents that will matter in their professional lives. Known for his student-friendly voice and eye for technology trends, Mike Markel addresses the realities of the digital workplace through fresh samples and cases, practical writing advice, and a companion Web site — TechComm Web — that continues to set the standard with content developed and maintained by the author. The text is also available in a convenient, affordable e-book format.

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.