This time-honored, comprehensive program for basic writers features a unique instructional format that combines the fundamentals of grammar, mechanics, rhetoric, vocabulary, and spelling, with contemporary topics of interest and participatory exercises that require readers to get fully involved by creating, changing, rewriting, or correcting. Using an integrated "whole language" approach and continual reinforcement of skills, this book caters to users¿ intelligence and interests. KEY TOPICS It features instructional material on all nine modes of discourse--description, narration, exemplification, process, comparison and contrast, definition, cause and effect, classification, and argumentation. MARKET: For the development of writing skills and the creation of effective writing.
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The eighth edition of this widely adopted text maintains the authors' proven formula for successful writing-the integration of reading, rhetoric, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary-and includes many refinements and new features to ensure that STEPS IN COMPOSITION remains the best resource available for writing classrooms.
With the addition of descriptive, narrative, example, comparison and contrast, classification, and cause and effect essays, STEPS IN COMPOSITION now covers nine patterns of essay development-making the text more complete than ever.
www.prenhall.com/troyka This free website for students provides additional thematically arranged readings online. For each reading, students can answer "Before You Read" and "Reading Survey" questions. There are also self-graded vocabulary quizzes, paragraph-editing exercises, and writing prompts for each selection.