Description Paragraph skills and Essay Skills serve as a guidebook for every step of the writing process. Emphasizing both process and practice, with a focus on revision, this book helps to apply and advance writing skills using John Langan's proven techniques. Learning to write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays is critical for every writer.
Along the way, there are many other important skills to explore and develop－using specific and concrete language to make a point and stick to it, selecting good supporting details to back up that point and create a convincing argument, organizing a paragraph in a way that best fits its purpose, and writing clear, error-free sentences to maximize the effectiveness of the writing. This book will prepare the students for writing situations in college and beyond.
Discover a clearly stated point, or topic sentence, and make sure all the other information in the paragraph or eaasy is in support of that point.
Support points with specific evidence, and plenty of it.
Organize and connect supporting evidence so that paragraphs and essays transition smoothly from one but of supporting information to the next.
Sentence Skills Revise and edit so that sentences are error-free for clearer and more effective communication.
John Langan has taught and authored books on writing and reading skills for over thirty years. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning nonreaders on to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library” --- a collection of more than 100 new classic stories with wide appeal to readers of all ages.