English Skills with Readings emphasizes personalized learning to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics. Powered by Connect Writing, students gain access to an adaptive personalized learning plan which helps them become more aware of what they already know and what they need to practice to prepare themselves for college-level writing.
- Paperback | 736 pages
- 187.96 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
- 02 Jan 2014
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- MCGRAW-HILL Professional
- United States
- 9th edition
1.Here are some useful tips for writing essays.
2.Teachers generally grade a paper on four bases: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills.
3.Students must achieve all four bases in order to write a high-quality paper.
4.Unity means that all of the information in an essay supports or explains the main subject of the paper.
5.Paragraphs do not drift into different topics.
6.Every sentence is related directly to the topic.
7.Support means that the essay is filled with details that back the main subject.
8.The paper has specific details and examples that make its ideas credible.
9.Points are clear and persuasive. Readers understand and accept each significant detail.
10.Coherence means that all sentences and ideas flow together.
11.The essay makes a clear and logical point.
12.There is a smooth transition between each sentence and each paragraph.
13.Readers are able to follow what has been written.
14.Sentence skills means simply avoiding distracting errors.
15.Readers are often annoyed by careless mistakes.
16.The essay should be free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
17.So, to summarize:
18.If you make one point and stick to that point, your writing will have unity.
19.If you back up the point with specific evidence, your writing will have support.
20.If you organize and connect the specific evidence, your writing will have coherence.
21.If you write clear, error-free sentences, your writing will demonstrate effective sentence skills.