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Paragraph Power, 2/e
9780136607540

George M. Rooks

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Copyright: 1999
Format: Paper, 224 pp.

ISBN-10: 0136607543
ISBN-13: 9780136607540

Status: In Stock
Published: 12/16/1998

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1    What Is a Paragraph?

 

            The nature of the English paragraph

            The form of the English paragraph

            Logical paragraph development in English

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 2    The Parts of a Paragraph

 

            The topic sentence

            The subject development

            The summary sentence

            Language patterns in the paragraph

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 3    Explanation by Description of an Object

 

            The nature of description

            Preliminary consideration

            Writing the descriptive paragraph

            Special grammar in description

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 4    Directional Process Analysis

 

            The nature of process analysis

            Preliminary considerations

            Writing the directional analysis paragraph

            Stylistic problems in directional analysis

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 5    Cause Analysis and Effect Analysis

 

            The nature of cause analysis and effect analysis

            Preliminary considerations

            Writing cause analysis and effect analysis paragraphs

            Special grammar in cause analysis and effect analysis

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 6    Explanation by Comparison and Contrast

 

            The nature of comparison and contrast

            Preliminary considerations

            Writing comparison and contrast paragraphs

            Special grammar in comparison and contrast

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 7    Persuading by Argument

 

            The nature of argument

            Preliminary consideration

            Writing the argumentative paragraph

            Special grammar in argument

            Revision and editing

            Application

 

Chapter 8    Paragraph Practice

 

            Paragraph 1       Explanation by definition

            Paragraph 2       Explanation by cause and effect

            Paragraph 3       Explanation by classification

            Paragraph 4       Explanation by natural process

            Paragraph 5       Neutral argument

            Paragraph 6       Writing an inductive paragraph

 

Appendix A: Grammar Practice

 

            Exercise    1       Fragments

            Exercise    2       Fragments

Exercise    3       Subject/verb agreement

Exercise    4       Subject/verb agreement

Exercise    5       Articles

Exercise    6       Articles

Exercise    7       Prepositions

Exercise    8       Prepositions

Exercise    9       Parallel structure

Exercise  10       Parallel structure

Exercise  11       Punctuation and capitalization

Exercise  12       Punctuation and capitalization

Exercise  13       Punctuation and capitalization

Exercise  14       Wordiness

Exercise  15       Wordiness

Exercise  16       Variety of Sentence Structure

Exercise  17       Variety of Sentence Structure

Exercise  18       Transition Words

 

Appendix B: Checklist for Students and Teachers


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