English 104: College Composition



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Chapter 1: Conventions in Writing: Usage

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  1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
  2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
  3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs
  4. Active and Passive Voice
  5. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
  6. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
  7. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences

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Chapter 2: Conventions in Writing: Grammar

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  1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
  2. Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules
  3. Comma Usage: Avoid Confusion in Clauses & Contrasting Sentence Parts
  4. Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
  5. Punctuation: Using Colons, Semicolons & Periods
  6. Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
  7. What Are Personal Pronouns?
  8. Pronouns: Relative, Reflexive, Interrogative & Possessive
  9. How to Identify the Subject of a Sentence
  10. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement
  11. What Are Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Modifiers?
  12. Sentence Agreement: Avoiding Faulty Collective Ownership

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Chapter 3: Using Source Materials

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  1. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?
  2. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
  3. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
  4. Journal Article Citations
  5. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books
  6. Citations from Magazines
  7. How to Cite Online Sources
  8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
  9. How to Make In-Text Citations
  10. What is MLA Format?
  11. How to Format APA Citations
  12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?
  13. How to Make a Works Cited Page

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Chapter 4: How to Revise an Essay

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  1. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences
  2. How to Organize an Essay
  3. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence
  4. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay
  5. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay
  6. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
  7. How to Write a Great Argument
  8. Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays
  9. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
  10. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays
  11. How to Evaluate Reasoning
  12. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person
  13. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
  14. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

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Chapter 5: Parts of an Essay

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  1. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal
  2. What Is Brainstorming?
  3. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
  4. What is a Thesis Statement?
  5. How to Write a Thesis Statement
  6. How to Write an Outline
  7. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay
  8. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience
  9. How to Write a Strong Essay Body
  10. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
  11. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

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Chapter 6: Essay Writing

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  1. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay
  2. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources
  3. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
  4. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing
  5. Writing for Your Audience
  6. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
  7. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
  8. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them
  9. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
  10. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

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Chapter 7: Reading and Understanding Essays

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  1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
  2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
  3. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
  4. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

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