Composition Practice 4

  • AUTHOR: Linda Lonon Blanton
  • ISBN-13: 9780838420003 
  • 190 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 1993, 1983
  • ©2001     Published
  • Level(s): High-intermediate
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This classic, step-by-step approach emphasizes the fundamentals of great composition writing. Students develop writing skills to prepare them to make the transition from use of simple prose to more linguistically sophisticated and complex discourse.


  • Books 1 & 2 focus on developing strong skills for descriptive and narrative writing on familiar, everyday topics.
  • Books 3 & 4 develop expository and argumentation writing skills, and build students' analytic abilities as they write for a broader, more academic audience.
  • Pre-reading activities and post-reading caption writing exercises support the readings and introduce the grammatical and rhetorical focus in Books 1 & 2.
  • Richly detailed sequential illustrations, maps, photos, and graphs help students with comprehension of vocabulary and idioms in both readings and model compositions.
  • Many exercises on comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, semantic organization, and writing techniques prepare students to write successful compositions.
  • New on-line activities encourage students to use the Internet as a resource for their writing.

About the Contributor

  • Linda Lonon Blanton

Table of Contents

1. Describing Physical Details
2. Framing Events in Time
3. Analyzing Patterns
4. Making Meaning Clear
5. Posing Hypothetical Situations
6. Differences and Similarities
7. Describing a Process
8. Observing Cause and Effect
9. Defining Concepts
10. Arguing a Point

New to this Edition

  • New pre-reading activities and post-reading caption-writing exercises support the readings and focus on grammar and rhetoric.
  • New and richly detailed sequential illustrations help students with vocabulary comprehension in both readings and model compositions.
  • Revised comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, semantic organization and writing technique exercises help students write successful compositions.
  • New online activities encourage students to use the Internet as a resource for their writing.