We can’t stay composed when we’re excited for NEW English Composition!

We are proud to announce the beta release of English Composition for fall 2016!
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With emphasis on effective communication in today’s changing world, English Composition takes a contextualized approach to writing instruction for students of all disciplines. As they interact with diverse texts, engaging content, and interactive practice, students learn to craft arguments and participate successfully in academic, professional, and everyday communications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why We Write
1.1 Writing Situations and Purposes
1.2 Writing to Respond
1.3 Writing to Summarize
1.4 Writing to Propose
1.5 Writing to Discuss
1.6 Writing to Describe
1.7 Writing to Argue
1.8 Writing to Analyze
1.9 Writing to Evaluate
Chapter 2: Modes of Writing
2.1 Descriptive Writing
2.2 Narrative Writing
2.3 Expository Writing
2.4 Persuasive Writing
Chapter 3: The Writing Process
3.1 Pre-Writing
3.2 Drafting
3.3 Revision
3.4 Peer Review
3.5 Editing
3.6 The Final Draft
Chapter 4: Parts of the Essay
4.1 Common Essay Structures
4.2 The Introduction
4.3 Thesis and Purpose Statements
4.4 Body Paragraphs
4.5 Transitions
4.6 The Conclusion
Chapter 5: Reading Critically
5.1 Taking Notes and Annotating Texts
5.2 Identifying the Main Idea and Supporting Details
5.3 Identifying Organizational Patterns
5.4 Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
5.5 Recognizing Rhetorical Appeals
5.6 Analyzing Word Choice
5.7 Understanding the Basics of Logic
5.8 Recognizing Logical Fallacies
5.9 Evaluating Evidence
5.10 Analyzing Visuals
Chapter 6: Writing Critically
6.1 Understanding an Argument
6.2 Considering Purpose and Audience
6.3 Recognizing Your Constraints
6.4 Employing Rhetorical Appeals
6.5 Using Consistent Tone
6.6 Choosing the Right Words
6.7 Using Word and Sentence Variety
6.8 Polishing an Argument
Chapter 7: Research
7.1 Understanding the Research Paper
7.2 Planning and Tracking your Research
7.3 Identifying Different Types of Sources
7.4 Evaluating the Credibility of Sources
7.5 Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
7.6 Integrating Sources into Your Writing
7.7 The Annotated Bibliography
7.8 Basics of MLA
7.9 Basics of APA
7.10 Basics of CMS
7.11 Basics of CSE
Chapter 8: Unique Forms of Writing
8.1 Writing Across the Disciplines
8.2 Visual & Digital Arguments
8.3 Oral Presentations
8.4 Etiquette in Social Media
8.5 Technical Writing
8.6 Career Readiness
Chapter 9: Basics of Grammar and Mechanics
9.1 Parts of Speech
9.2 The Characteristics of a Sentence
9.3 Using Commas
9.4 Using Semicolons and Colons
9.5 Using Quotation Marks, Parentheses, and Brackets
Chapter 10: Grammatical Sentences
10.1 Common Sentence Errors
10.2 Using Consistent Subjects and Verbs
10.3 Using Consistent Pronouns and Antecedents
10.4 Using Correct Pronoun Reference and Case
10.5 Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
10.6 Using Active and Passive Voice
10.7 Maintaining Consistency in Tense and Person
10.8 Using Parallelism, Coordination, and Subordination
10.9 Proofreading Sentences for Grammar

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