Bridges To Better Writing

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING makes the writing process less daunting to students by guiding them through each step, giving them only what they need to know for a specific writing task. Throughout the text, the authors incorporate the writing process and grammar into their discussion of the methods of development so that students can connect the skills all at once. With writing samples from each method that illustrate how writing is relevant to students' academic, personal, and future professional lives, BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING motivates students to take control of their future by developing better writing skills.

Table of Contents

Writing Your Papers
Let's Talk About Writing
Writing Your Descriptive Paragraph
Writing Your Descriptive Narrative Essay
Writing Your Expository Paragraph
Developing Your Essay through Illustration
Developing Your Essay through Process Analysis
Developing Your Essay through Cause and Effect
Developing Your Essay through Comparison and Contrast
Developing Your Essay through Classification and Division
Developing Your Essay through Definition
Developing Your Essay through Argumentation
Making Choices: Writing the Integrated Essay
Writing with Sources
Working with Sources
Writing Your Research Paper
Editing for Grammar
Editing for Fragments
Editing for Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Editing for Subject-Verb Agreement
Editing for Pronouns
Editing for Verb Forms and Verb Tense
Editing for Adjectives and Adverbs
Editing for Style
Writing Clear Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Choosing Effective Words
Using the Correct Words
Frequently Confused Words
Improving Your Spelling
Using Punctuation and Capitalization
Using Commas, Semicolons, and Colons
Other Punctuation
Reading Critically
Reading Critically: How to Approach a Reading Section
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