Developing Composition Skills: Academic Writing and Grammar

  • AUTHOR: Mary K. Ruetten
  • ISBN-13: 9781111220556 
  • 304 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2003, 1997
  • ©2012     Published
  • Level(s): Intermediate
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About The Product

The new edition of this best-selling series combines comprehensive development and practice in the rhetorical modes while integrating instruction in reading, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. -Developing Composition Skills focuses students on narrating, describing, analyzing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, and evaluating at the paragraph level and offers a complete introduction that bridges the gap between the paragraph and the essay level. -Refining Composition Skills develops essay writing skills needed for success at the college level by thoroughly reviewing and presenting the following rhetorical modes: compare and contrast, example, classification, process analysis, cause and effect, and argument.

About the Contributor

  • Mary K. Ruetten

New to this Edition

  • Consistent vocabulary approach develops key terms through clear instruction followed by meaningful practice like applications to word forms, collocations, and dictionary skills using the unique features from the Collins COBUILD Dictionaries.
  • Editing practice in every chapter focuses students on common writing mistakes and provides the skills necessary to correct them
  • New and updated readings act as springboards for student writing.
  • Updated grammar instruction and activities provide the structures necessary to achieve the writing goals of every chapter.
  • A four-color presentation provides a contemporary and streamlined approach that makes student navigation easy.


Teacher Components

  • Refining & Developing Composition Skills: Assessment CD-ROM with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1305401530 | ISBN-13: 9781305401532)
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