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Study Guide  |  Unit 1  |  Unit 2  |  Unit 3  |  Unit 4  |  Unit 5  |  Unit 6  |  Reference Tools

 
 

       
 

Study Guide

 

Welcome

 

 

 

 

      Resource Overview
Reference Tools
How to Work Through Each Unit
       
       

     
 

Unit 1

 

The Informative Paragraph

       
  Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
      A A Clear Main Idea
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      B Narrowing the Topic
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      C Supporting Details
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Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C

       
  Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
      A Providing Details
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      B Transition Words
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Exercise A
Exercise B

       
  Lesson 3   The Concluding Sentence
      A Restatement
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      Exercise A
       
  Unit 1   Reference Tools
       

     
 

Unit 2

 

The Process Paragraph

       
  Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
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Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
       
  Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
      A Determining and Ordering Information
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      B Using Different Verb Forms
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      C Using Time Transitions to Show Time Order
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Exercise F
Exercise G
Exercise H
       
 

Unit 2

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Unit 3

 

The Descriptive Paragraph

         
  Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
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      A The Main Controlling Idea
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
         
  Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
      Comprehension Questions
      A Descriptive Language
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      B Organizing Details
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Exercise F
         
  Unit 3   Reference Tools
       

     
 

Unit 4

 

The Opinion Paragraph

         
  Lesson 1   Topic Sentence
      A Expressing an Opinion
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      B Overgeneralizations
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
         
  Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
      A Supporting Your Opinion with Evidence
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      B Developing Your Point of View
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
         
  Lesson 3   The Concluding Sentence
      A Strong Closing Statement
      B Offering a Solution to a Problem
      C Restatement
      Comprehension Questions
Exercise A
Exercise B
         
  Unit 4   Reference Tools
       

     
 

Unit 5

 

Introduction to the Essay

         
  Lesson 1   The Parts of an Essay
      Comprehension Questions
         
  Lesson 2   Using an Outline to Organize Ideas
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
         
  Lesson 3   Organizing Ideas in a Cause-and-Effect Essay
      A Three Models for Organizing Ideas in a Cause-and-Effect Essay
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      B Showing the Cause-and-Effect Relationship Between Events
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
         
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Unit 6

 

The Parts of the Essay

         
  Lesson 1   The Introductory Paragraph
      A The Opening Statement
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      B The Supporting Sentence
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      C The Introductory Topic Sentence
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
       
  Lesson 2   The Supporting Paragraph
      A Supporting the Introductory Topic Sentence
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      B Linking Paragraphs within the Essay
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
       
  Lesson 3   The Concluding Paragraph
      A Summary of Main Points
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      B The Concluding Statement
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      C The Closing Sentence
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      Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
         
  Unit 6   Reference Tools
       

     
Reference Tools   Grammar and Structure
        Writing Tips
        Glossary