College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

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Barbara Hall
Elizabeth Wallace

Pub Date: 2018

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Publisher: University System of Georgia

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Writing Basics - What Makes a Good Sentence?
  • Chapter 2: Sentence Variety - How do I Refine My Writing?
  • Chapter 3: Writing Paragraphs - Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
  • Chapter 4: Writing Essays - From Start to Finish
  • Chapter 5: Revising and Editing
  • Chapter 6: Working with Words - Usage, Form, & Context
  • Chapter 7: Overview of English Grammar
  • Chapter 8: Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Chapter 9: Good Writing - Models and Samples
  • Chapter 10: Suggested Writing Topics & Grading Rubrics

About the Book

College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

We have structured the etext into three basic parts. Part I, Composing Strategies and Techniques, includes a sequenced discussion from composing effective sentences through paragraph and essay writing. This includes the prewriting and planning stages of writing as well as the revising and editing stage in the first five chapters. Part II, Language Use, Grammar, and Mechanics, is meant to be used as a grammar and mechanics handbook as well as the practice and review of idiomatic wording. Part III, All About Writing: Samples, Topics, and Rubrics, has chapters with additional writing topics for practice, sample student papers, and rubrics for evaluating writing.

About the Contributors


Barbara Hall, Georgia State University.

Elizabeth Wallace, Georgia State University.