First Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers (Six-Month Access)

Bedford/St.Martin's

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01025-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01025-6; Format: LaunchPad Solo

Welcome

Diagnostics
• Sentence Grammar
• Punctuation, Style, and Mechanics
• Reading Skills
• Reading Strategies

Overview: Reading
• Topics and Main Ideas
• Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
• Patterns of Organization
• Vocabulary
• Active Reading
• Critical Reading
• Interpretive Reading
• Reading Tutorials

Readings with Comprehension Quizzes
• Angier, "One Thing They Aren't: Maternal"
• Baldwin, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?"
• Brownmiller, "Let's Put Pornography Back in the Closet"
• Bryson, "Walking around Sydney"
• Carson, "The Obligation to Endure"
• Chief Seattle, "Address"
• Dodds, "Beautiful Teenage Brains"
• Douglass, "Learning to Read and Write"
• Eighner, "On Dumpster Diving"
• Elton, "My First Helping of Canada Goose"
• Ericsson, "The Ways We Lie"
• Etzioni, "Working at McDonald's"
• Goodman, "Spring Cleaning Our Lives"
• Hardin, "Lifeboat Ethics"
• Hubbell, "The Beekeeper"
• Kaminer, "The War on High Schools"
• Kotz, "How to Boost Your Willpower"
• Levin, "The Case for Torture"
• Lutz, "The World of Doublespeak"
• Maisami, "Born in Amrika"
• Schlosser, "The Most Dangerous Job"
• Soto, "The Grandfather"
• Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?"
• Twain, "Two Ways of Seeing a River"
• Zinsser, "Clutter"

Overview: Writing
• Topic, Audience, and Purpose
• Prewriting
• Thesis Statements
• Drafting
• Revising
• Editing
• Digital Writing Tutorials

Overview: Integrated Reading and Writing
• Argument
• Summarizing

Overview: Research (with 2016 MLA Update)
• Working with Sources
• Documentation Guides
• Search and Citation Tutorials

Overview: Parts of Speech
• Nouns
• Pronouns
• Verb Tense
• Adjectives and Adverbs
• Prepositions and Conjunctions

Overview: Sentences
• Simple and Complete Subjects
• Basic Sentence Patterns
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Fragments
• Run-ons
• Coordination and Subordination
• Parallelism
• Modifier Placement
• Mixed and Incomplete Construction
• Active and Passive Voice

Overview: Style and Mechanics
• Sentence Variety
• Appropriate Language
• Wordiness
• Spelling
• Commonly Confused Words
• Abbreviations
• Commas
• Semicolons and Colons
• Apostrophes
• Quotation Marks
• Capitalization
• Italics
• Hyphens

Resources for Multilingual Writers