Real Essays with Readings with 2009 MLA Update: Writing Projects for College, Work, and Everyday Life

Real Essays with Readings with 2009 MLA Update: Writing Projects for College, Work, and Everyday Life

Susan Anker

Language: English

Pages: 944

ISBN: 0312607555

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.
Real Essays with Readings is the essay-level book in Susan Anker’s highly successful series of writing texts that motivate students with their message that writing is an essential skill in college and in real life — and that this skill is achievable. Anker’s advice, examples, and assignments show the relevance of writing to all aspects of students’ lives, and profiles of former students prove that success is attainable. Like all the books in the Anker series, Real Essays presents writing in logical, manageable increments: step-by-step writing guides and a focus on the "four basics" of each mode of writing keep students from becoming overwhelmed. Real Essays maintains its emphasis on what really matters by focusing on the four most serious errors (fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb form problems). Real Essays gives students what they need to succeed in college and become stronger academic writers.

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to meet anyone outside of work, so online dating services expand the possibilities. ➧ CONCLUDING SENTENCE: The opportunity to “meet” many people without leaving your home and to screen out obvious duds is, for a growing number of people, the only way to play the dating game. PRACTICE 1 EVALUATE UNITY Read the following two paragraphs, and underline any detours from the main point. In the lines provided at the end of paragraph 2, indicate which paragraph is more unified and explain why. 1.

football game. A problem is that the person would miss the game. Except for halftime, the large area was empty. The person who studied there claimed that there was a high energy level in the locker room that, combined with the quiet, helped him concentrate. I wonder what the smell was like, though. The most surprising preference for a place to study was the bleachers by the pool of a gym. The light was good, said the student, she loved the smell of chlorine, and the sound of water was soothing.

going on dates or “going steady.” Instead, they go out in groups rather than as couples. This gives many parents a sense that their sons and daughters are safe from premature sex and possible sexually transmitted diseases. Answers will vary. ANK_47574_09_ch9_pp125-144 r4 ko.indd 138 10/29/08 10:04:44 AM WRITING ESSAYS Chapter 9 • Revising Your Draft 139 Although teenagers do not pair off romantically, they are getting plenty of sex, just not with people they care about. They care about

had gone to Iraq with had just come back from a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, and some of the guys and I wanted to welcome them home with a nice party. After that, I was able to come back to Virginia for a few weeks and register for school. I had to take a placement exam and register for all of my classes. 4 In July, my girlfriend Leslie and I . . . took a cruise with my family to Cozumel, Mexico. This was our first family vacation in several years. We had a great time — there was food

Write a thesis statement that includes indicator of cause, effect, or both. The thesis statement in a cause and effect essay often includes the topic and an indicator of whether you will be discussing causes, effects, or both. Topic + indication of cause / effect = Thesis A blog ruined my marriage. S Ch t 5f follows one student through the research process and culminates in her paper about the benefits of mandatory school uniforms. • The section on MLA documentation has a colored border that

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