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Gateway Library & Learning Commons | 20 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Faculty Course Reserve
Focus on Writing 4 by Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing. This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5). Each unit leads writers step-by-step through the process of prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, and editing before producing a final draft. Not only do students write an entire paragraph or essay in each unit, they are also given plenty of practice at the sentence and word levels. Features: Each unit teaches students how to use one or more common organizational structures: narrative, description, opinion, persuasion, compare-contrast, problem-solution, and cause-effect. High-interest readings and a choice of writing assignments provide a springboard for students' writing. Grammar presentation and practice correlated to Focus on Grammar make the connection between grammar and writing clear. Building Word Knowledge mini-lessons and exercises teach students' how to use word forms, collocations, idioms, compounds, descriptive details, phrasal verbs and other types of vocabulary in their writing. Revision and Editing checklists for each writing assignment help students rewrite and polish their first drafts. Online Teacher's Manuals contain model lesson plans, unit overviews, timed writing assignments, authentic student models, and answer keys.
Call Number: On Reserves - ask at Service Desk ESL 169
Ask a question and get live help during the open hours. If you leave a message, please include your email address. Through our SMS TXT service (203-212-8329), a question and answer will be in brief. For additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk: 203-285-2057
GatewaySearch - Library Online Catalog
Search the library catalog for books, eBooks, articles, DVDs, streaming videos, and more:
- To request items for curbside pick-up, after clicking "Search", you must sign in with your NetID and password and then select the "Request" button.
- Ebooks can be read or downloaded on a computer or electronic device. Off campus access will require your NetID and password.
For assistance, please contact us via: phone: 203-285-2057 email: email@example.com text: 203-212-8329
Viewing Your Textbook(s) Online for No Cost
During this remote learning period, GCC students may be able to view (borrow - NOT BUY) your book(s) online for no cost.
- College Bookstore - Follett (RedShelf)
- Other Option for Online Viewing of Books
In order to the free access, you have to go in through Blackboard and then login with your GCC email. GCC email is in the form of “firstname.lastname@example.org.” The “prefix” will consist of the first letter of your first name + first four letters of your last name + 4-digit numeric number (i.e., “email@example.com” for John Smith). You will be able to look up your email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility.
LC Call Number
Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is used in Gateway Library. View LC Classification Outline and be familiar with LC Call Number System.