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The Composition of Everyday Life A Guide to Writing

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781413018493

ISBN10:
1413018491
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/3/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE makes invention the primary component of your writing course and helps students re-discover concepts, uncover meaning, and re-think the world around them.

Table of Contents

Using CEL as a Thematic Reader xxv
Acknowledgments xxxiii
Note to Students xxxv
Remembering Who You Were
2(48)
Readings
6(19)
``How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant''
6(5)
Cindy Bosley
``A Beat Education''
11(3)
Leonard Kress
``The Thrill of Victory . . . The Agony of Parents''
14(4)
Jennifer Schwind-Pawlak
``The Grapes of Mrs. Rath''
18(2)
Steve Mockensturm
``The Greatest Gift''
20(4)
Samantha Tengelitsch
Outside Reading
24(1)
Invention
25(25)
Point of Contact
26(2)
Analysis
28(1)
Invention Writing
28(1)
Thinking Further
29(2)
Analysis in Chapter Readings
31(1)
Public Resonance
32(1)
Invention Writing
32(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
33(1)
Thesis
34(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
34(1)
Common Thesis Problems
35(1)
Rhetorical Tools
36(1)
Narration
36(1)
Allusions
36(1)
Dialogue
37(1)
Organizational Strategies
38(1)
What Details Should I Include?
38(1)
How Should I Begin?
39(1)
How Should I Conclude?
40(2)
Writer's Voice
42(1)
Using Figurative Language
42(1)
Choosing Details
42(1)
Using Sentence Length
43(1)
Vitality
44(1)
Combine Sentences
44(1)
Repeat Structures
45(1)
Intensify Verbs
45(1)
Peer Review
46(1)
Peer Review Truisms
46(2)
Delivery
48(1)
Beyond the Essay
48(2)
Explaining Relationships
50(44)
Readings
54(17)
``Americans and the Land''
54(5)
John Steinbeck
``We Love Them. We Hate Them. We Take Them''
59(2)
Abigail Zuger
``What the Honey Meant''
61(4)
Cindy Bosley
``Dog-Tied''
65(2)
David Hawes
``Friend or Foe?''
67(3)
Dean A. Meek
Outside Reading
70(1)
Invention
71(23)
Point of Contact
72(2)
Analysis
74(1)
Invention Writing
74(2)
Thinking Further
76(1)
Invention Workshop
76(1)
Analysis in Chapter Readings
77(1)
Public Resonance
78(1)
Invention Writing
78(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
78(2)
Thesis
80(1)
Focus
80(1)
Revelation
80(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
81(1)
Rhetorical Tools
82(1)
Using Narration
82(1)
Using Description
82(1)
Using Figurative Language
83(1)
Organizational Strategies
84(1)
How Should I Begin?
84(1)
Where Should My Thesis or Main Point Go?
84(1)
What Should I Include?
85(1)
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
85(1)
How Should I Make Transitions?
85(1)
How Should I Conclude?
86(2)
Writer's Voice
88(1)
Writerly Whispers (Ways to Draw Readers in Closer)
88(1)
Writerly Yells (Ways to Give Emphasis)
89(1)
Writerly Pace (Ways to Control Speed and Time)
89(1)
Vitality
90(1)
Avoid Be Verbs When Possible
90(1)
Turn Clauses to Phrases
90(1)
Turn Phrases to Words
90(1)
Peer Review
91(1)
Delivery
92(1)
Beyond the Essay
92(2)
Observing
94(48)
Readings
98(21)
``Living Like Weasels''
98(4)
Annie Dillard
``Planting a Tree''
102(2)
Edward Abbey
``Gombe''
104(7)
Jane Goodall
``Onward, Gamers, Onward!''
111(4)
Royce Flores
``The Front Porch''
115(3)
Chester McCovey
Outside Reading
118(1)
Invention
119(23)
Point of Contact
120(2)
Analysis
122(1)
Invention Writing
122(1)
Thinking Further
123(1)
Public Resonance
124(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
124(1)
Invention Writing
125(1)
Thesis
126(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
127(1)
Rhetorical Tools
128(1)
Using Details
128(1)
Using Narrative
128(1)
Using Allusions
129(1)
Using Simile and Metaphor
129(1)
Organizational Strategies
130(1)
How Should I Deal with Public Resonance?
130(1)
How Should I Arrange Details?
131(1)
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
132(1)
Writer's Voice
133(1)
The Present ``I''
133(1)
The Invisible ``I''
133(1)
Level of Formality
134(2)
Vitality
136(1)
Experiment with Length
136(1)
Experiment with Brevity
136(1)
Change Out Vague Nouns
137(1)
Peer Review
138(2)
Delivery
140(1)
Beyond the Essay: An Illustration
141(1)
Analyzing Concepts
142(46)
Readings
146(17)
``In Praise of the Humble Comma''
146(3)
Pico Iyer
``What It Means to Be Creative''
149(2)
S. I. Hayakawa
``Have It Your Way': Consumerism Invades Education''
151(3)
Simon Benlow
``In Search of . . . Something''
154(3)
Skye Bass
``Why We No Longer Use the `H' Word''
157(5)
Dan Wilkins
Outside Reading
162(1)
Invention
163(25)
Point of Contact
164(2)
Analysis
166(1)
Invention Writing
166(1)
Invention Workshop
167(1)
Thinking Further
168(1)
Excerpt of Further Invention Writing
168(1)
How to Explore Ideas Even Further
169(1)
Analysis in Chapter Readings
169(1)
Public Resonance
170(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
170(1)
Invention Writing
171(1)
Thesis
172(1)
Common Thesis Problems
172(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
173(1)
Rhetorical Tools
174(1)
Developing Support
174(2)
Using Definitions
176(1)
Using Outside Sources
177(1)
Organizational Strategies
178(1)
How Should I Begin?
178(1)
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
179(1)
How Should I Conclude?
179(1)
Writer's Voice
180(1)
Using Metaphor
180(1)
Using Allusions
180(1)
Promoting Curiosity
181(1)
Vitality
182(1)
Avoid Cliches
182(1)
Avoid Stilted Language
183(1)
Peer Review
184(1)
Delivery
185(1)
Beyond the Essay: Conceptual Mapping
185(3)
Analyzing Images
188(56)
Readings
192(29)
``Addiction as a Relationship''
192(10)
Jean Kilbourne
``Rise of the Image Culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream''
202(5)
Elizabeth Thoman
``Cartoons 'n Comics: Communication to the Quick''
207(3)
Joy Clough
``The Mighty Image''
210(5)
Cameron Johnson
``The Power of Images: Creating the Myths of Our Time''
215(5)
J. Francis Davis
Outside Reading
220(1)
Invention
221(23)
Point of Contact
222(2)
Analysis
224(1)
Image
224(4)
Text
228(1)
Subtext
229(1)
Invention Writing
229(1)
Context
230(1)
Invention Writing
231(1)
Thinking Further
231(1)
Invention Workshop
231(1)
Thesis
232(1)
Common Thesis Problems
232(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
233(1)
Rhetorical Tools
234(1)
Developing Support
234(1)
Using Details from the Image
234(1)
Using Other Evidence
234(2)
Organizational Strategies
236(1)
How Should I Begin?
236(1)
Should I Use Headings?
236(1)
So Why Does This Matter?
236(1)
How Should I Integrate Outside Sources?
237(1)
Writer's Voice
238(1)
Creating Intensity
238(1)
Using the Personal to Analyze
239(1)
Vitality
240(1)
Avoid Blueprinting
240(1)
Avoid Vague Pronouns
241(1)
Peer Review
242(1)
Delivery
243(1)
Collaboration
243(1)
Making Arguments
244(58)
Readings
248(25)
``Crimes Against Humanity''
248(7)
Ward Churchill
``Why a Great Books Education Is the Most Practical!''
255(4)
David Crabtree
``Cruelty, Civility, and Other Weighty Matters''
259(7)
Ann Marie Paulin
``Floppy Disk Fallacies''
266(4)
Elizabeth Bohnhorst
``Beware of Drug Sales''
270(2)
Therese Cherry
Outside Reading
272(1)
Invention
273(29)
Point of Contact
274(2)
Analysis
276(1)
Invention Workshop
276(1)
Invention Writing
277(1)
Analysis in Chapter Readings
277(1)
Thinking Further
277(1)
Public Resonance
278(1)
Invention Writing
278(2)
Thesis
280(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
281(1)
Common Thesis Problems
281(1)
Rhetorical Tools
282(1)
Support
283(1)
Developing Support
284(1)
Using Appeals
285(1)
Counterargument
286(1)
Using Counterargument to Develop Points
286(1)
Using Counterargument to Qualify Your Thesis
287(1)
Concession
288(1)
Making Concessions
288(1)
Caution: Logical Fallacies Ahead
289(1)
Logical Fallacies
290(2)
Organizational Strategies
292(1)
How Should I Begin?
292(1)
Where Should I Put Counterarguments?
292(1)
How Should I Make Transitions?
293(1)
Writer's Voice
294(1)
Making Concessions
294(1)
Avoiding Harsh Description
295(1)
Avoiding Character Slams and Preaching Problems
295(1)
Talking with, Not Arguing at, Readers
296(2)
Vitality
298(1)
Avoid Unnecessary Attention to I
298(1)
Avoid Unnecessary Attention to You
299(1)
Vitalize with Verbs
299(1)
Peer Review
300(1)
Delivery
301(1)
Beyond the Essay: The Open Letter
301(1)
Responding to Arguments
302(56)
Readings
306(31)
``The Tyranny of the Majority''
306(14)
Lani Guinier
``Entitlement Education''
320(6)
Daniel Bruno
``Response to Juliet Schor''
326(3)
Betsy Taylor
``Is Hunting Ethical?''
329(7)
Ann F. Causey
Outside Reading
336(1)
Invention
337(21)
Point of Contact
338(2)
Analysis
340(1)
The First Layer: The Four Elements of Argument
340(1)
Invention Writing
341(1)
The Second Layer: Warranting Assumptions
341(1)
Identifying Warranting Assumptions
342(1)
Responding to Grounds and/or Assumptions
342(2)
Public Resonance
344(1)
Invention Workshop
344(1)
Invention Writing
345(1)
Thesis
346(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
347(1)
Thinking Further
347(1)
Rhetorical Tools
348(1)
Using Support
348(1)
Counterarguing
348(1)
Conceding and Qualifying Points
349(1)
Remembering Logical Fallacies
349(1)
Invention Workshop
349(1)
Organizational Strategies
350(1)
Should I Quote the Original Argument?
350(1)
Integrating Summary
350(1)
Integrating Paraphrase
350(1)
How Should I Structure My Response?
351(1)
How Can I Integrate Toulminian Analysis, Argument, and Counterargument?
351(1)
Writer's Voice
352(1)
Rogerian Argument
352(1)
The Invisible/Present ``I''
352(1)
Consider Tone
353(1)
Vitality
354(1)
Avoid Over-Embedding
354(1)
Clean Up Attributive Phrases
355(1)
Try Absolutes!
355(1)
Peer Review
356(1)
Delivery
357(1)
Beyond the Essay
357(1)
Evaluating
358(48)
Readings
362(21)
``Star Wars''
362(4)
Roger Ebert
``Whales R Us''
366(6)
Jayme Stayer
``The Andy Griffith Show: Return to Normal''
372(4)
Ed Bell
``Revealing the Ugly Cartoonish Truth: The Simpsons''
376(3)
Simon Benlow
``Rethinking Divorce''
379(3)
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Outside Reading
382(1)
Invention
383(23)
Point of Contact
384(2)
Analysis
386(1)
Discovering the Purpose of the Subject
386(1)
Applying Criteria to the Subject
387(1)
Invention Writing
388(1)
Thinking Further
388(2)
Public Resonance
390(1)
Invention Workshop
390(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
391(1)
Invention Writing
391(1)
Thesis
392(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
392(1)
Common Thesis Problems
393(1)
Rhetorical Tools
394(1)
Support about the Subject
394(1)
Support Outside the Subject
395(1)
Counterarguments and Concessions
395(3)
Organizational Strategies
398(1)
How Should I Include Support Outside of the Subject?
398(1)
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
398(1)
How Should I Deal with Counterargument?
399(1)
Writer's Voice
400(1)
Avoiding the Harsh Description
400(1)
Avoiding the Enthusiasm Crisis
400(1)
Exploring the Boundaries
400(1)
Asides
401(1)
Intensive Description
401(1)
Vitality
402(1)
Avoid Unnecessary Interruption
402(1)
Repeat Clause or Phrase Patterns
402(1)
Condense Wordy Phrases
403(1)
Peer Review
404(1)
Delivery
405(1)
Beyond the Essay: Classroom Evaluations
405(1)
Searching for Causes
406(46)
Readings
410(21)
``The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need''
410(6)
Juliet Schor
``Throwing Up Childhood''
416(6)
Leonard Kress
``Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?''
422(4)
Deborah Tannen
``When Bright Girls Decide That Math Is a `Waste of Time'''
426(4)
Susan Jacoby
Outside Reading
430(1)
Invention
431(21)
Point of Contact
432(2)
Analysis
434(1)
Invention Workshop
434(1)
Thinking Further
435(1)
Invention Writing
435(1)
Public Resonance
436(1)
Invention Writing
436(2)
Thesis
438(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
438(1)
Common Thesis Problems
439(1)
Rhetorical Tools
440(1)
Integrating Authorities (Outside Sources)
441(1)
Counterarguing
442(1)
Conceding
443(1)
Invention Workshop
443(1)
Organizational Strategies
444(1)
Where Should I Explain the Phenomenon?
444(1)
How Should I Deal with Other Causes?
444(1)
How Should I Include Outside Sources?
445(1)
How Should I Use Paragraphs?
445(1)
Writer's Voice
446(1)
Creating Credibility
446(1)
Projecting Wonder
446(1)
Avoiding Preachiness
447(1)
Vitality
448(1)
Avoid Strings of Phrases
448(1)
Intensify with a Series
449(1)
Peer Review
450(1)
Delivery
451(1)
Beyond the Essay
451(1)
Proposing Solutions
452(50)
Readings
456(25)
``The Obligation to Endure''
456(5)
Rachel Carson
``In Bed''
461(3)
Joan Didion
``How to Say Nothing in 500 Words''
464(6)
Paul Roberts
``Technology, Movement, and Sound''
470(4)
Ed Bell
``A Uterus Is No Substitute for a Conscience''
474(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``Television: Destroying Childhood''
477(3)
Rose Bachtel
Outside Reading
480(1)
Invention
481(21)
Point of Contact
482(2)
Analysis
484(1)
Problems
484(1)
Invention Writing
484(1)
Thinking Further
485(1)
Problems in Chapter Readings
485(1)
Solutions
486(1)
Invention Writing
486(1)
Thinking Further
486(1)
Solutions in Chapter Readings
486(2)
Public Resonance
488(1)
Invention Workshop
488(1)
Invention Writing
489(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
489(1)
Thesis
490(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
490(1)
Rhetorical Tools
491(1)
Discovering Counterarguments
492(1)
Considering Alternative Solutions
492(1)
Avoiding Logical Fallacies
493(1)
Organizational Strategies
494(1)
How Should I Separate Problem and Solution?
494(1)
How Should I Include Counterarguments?
495(1)
Where Should I Put Alternative Solutions?
495(1)
Writer's Voice
496(1)
Creating Reasonable Tone
496(1)
Inviting the Reader
497(1)
Considering Verb Mood
497(1)
Vitality
498(1)
Avoid the Obvious Content
498(1)
Get Rid of Obvious Padding
498(1)
Call a Fool a Fool
498(1)
Peer Review
499(1)
Delivery
500(1)
Beyond the Essay
500(2)
Exploring the Arts
502(58)
Readings
506(31)
Artistic Works
506(1)
``A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings''
507(4)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
``Fire''
511(1)
Joy Harjo
``Dover Beach''
512(1)
Matthew Arnold
``Running to Stand Still'' U2
513(1)
``Knuckle Down''
514(2)
Ani DiFranco
Train at Night in the Desert
516(1)
Georgia O'Keeffe
Essays Responding to the Arts
517(1)
``The Plight of High-Status Women''
517(6)
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
``The Parting Breath of the Now-Perfect Woman''
523(5)
Chester McCovey
``Hip-Hop: A Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment?''
528(3)
Geoffrey Bennett
``The Faces of the Mona Lisa''
531(5)
Vincent Pomarede
Outside Reading
536(1)
Invention
537(23)
Point of Contact
538(1)
Recording the Basics
538(1)
Literary Works
538(1)
Musical Works
538(1)
Visual Arts
538(1)
Film
538(2)
Analysis
540(1)
Themes
540(1)
Conflict
540(1)
Characters
541(1)
Conventions
541(1)
Style
541(1)
Context
542(1)
Invention Writing
542(1)
Thinking Further
543(1)
Public Resonance
544(1)
Invention Writing
544(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Essays
545(1)
Thesis
546(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
546(1)
Common Thesis Problems
547(1)
Rhetorical Tools
548(1)
Using Support about the Subject
548(1)
Using Support Outside the Subject
549(1)
Counterarguing
549(1)
Conceding
550(1)
Using the Elements of Evaluation
550(2)
Organizational Strategies
552(1)
Where Should I Summarize or Detail the Work?
552(1)
How Should I Begin?
552(1)
How Should I Integrate Lines of Songs, Poems, or Stories?
553(1)
Writer's Voice
554(1)
Avoiding the Enthusiasm Crisis
554(1)
Avoiding Harsh Description
554(1)
Promoting Wonder
555(1)
Considering the Tone of the Art
555(1)
Vitality
556(1)
Break Apart Noun Clusters
556(1)
Change Nouns to Verbs
556(1)
Avoid Unnecessary Modifiers
556(1)
Peer Review
557(1)
Delivery
558(1)
Transform the Essay: Create a Found Poem
558(2)
Thinking Radically: Re-Seeing the World
560(50)
Readings
564(23)
``Farming and the Global Economy''
564(4)
Wendell Berry
``Why Doesn't GM Sell Crack?''
568(3)
Michael Moore
``The Menstrual Cycle''
571(6)
Christiane Northrup
``An Apology to Future Generations''
577(6)
Simon Benlow
``Group Minds''
583(3)
Doris Lessing
Outside Reading
586(1)
Invention
587(23)
Point of Contact
588(2)
Analysis
590(1)
Invention Workshop
591(1)
Invention Writing
592(1)
Thinking Further
592(2)
Public Resonance
594(1)
Invention Writing
594(1)
Public Resonance in Chapter Readings
594(2)
Thesis
596(1)
Evolution of a Thesis
597(1)
Rhetorical Tools
598(1)
Using Narration
598(1)
Using Description
598(1)
Using Figurative Language
598(1)
Using Definitions
599(1)
Argumentative Support
599(1)
Evidence
599(1)
Appeals
599(1)
Counterargument
600(1)
Concession
600(1)
Toulminian Analysis
600(1)
Outside Sources
601(1)
Organizational Strategies
602(1)
How Should I Begin?
602(1)
How Should I Make Connections to Conventional Thinking?
602(1)
How Should I Conclude?
603(1)
Writer's Voice
604(1)
Inviting the Reader
604(1)
Considering Formality
604(1)
Projecting Wonder
605(1)
Vitality
606(1)
Try the Stylistic Fragment
606(1)
Deliberately Break Some Other Rule
607(1)
Peer Review
608(1)
Delivery
609(1)
Beyond the Essay
609(1)
Research & Writing: Gathering and Using Information from Sources
610(88)
Basic Concepts
612(3)
Issues to Consider and Discuss
612(1)
Why Get Information from Sources?
612(1)
When to Get Information from Sources
612(1)
What Is Inventive Research?
612(1)
Where to Get Information from Sources
613(1)
What Is Plagiarism?
613(1)
Why Document Sources?
613(1)
What's a Good Research Topic?
614(1)
Formal versus Informal Documentation
614(1)
Primary Research
615(8)
Observation, Interviews, Surveys
616(1)
Observation
616(1)
Field Notes
617(1)
Interviews
618(1)
Asking the Right Questions
618(1)
Asking Follow-up Questions
619(1)
Using Interviews
620(1)
Surveys
620(1)
Generating Questions
621(1)
Choosing Respondents
621(1)
Recording Responses
622(1)
Using Responses
622(1)
Secondary Research
623(26)
Print and Electronic Sources
624(1)
Finding Sources
624(1)
The Library
625(1)
The Internet
626(1)
Sources of Information
627(3)
Evaluating Sources
630(1)
Relevance
630(1)
Reliability
631(1)
Credibility
632(1)
Timeliness
632(1)
Diversity
633(2)
Gathering and Processing Ideas from Sources
635(1)
Using Note Cards
635(3)
Integrating Ideas from Sources
638(3)
Special Considerations for Organizing Sources
641(1)
Blending Information from a Source into Your Text
642(2)
Punctuating Quotations
644(2)
Special Conditions in Quoting
646(3)
Documenting Sources
649(49)
MLA Style
650(1)
In-Text Citation
650(2)
Works Cited
652(1)
Consistent Rules for All Sources
653(1)
Books
653(2)
Articles
655(3)
Other Sources
658(3)
Electronic Sources
661(4)
Sample Research Essay: ``Branded''
665(10)
Ben Wetherbee
APA Style
675(1)
In-Text Citation
676(2)
References
678(1)
Books
679(1)
Articles
680(2)
Other Sources
682(1)
Electronic Sources
683(4)
Sample Research Essay: ``Vultures''
687(9)
Amanda Stremlow
Frequently Asked Questions
696(1)
What If I Don't Know What Type of Source I Have?
696(1)
How Do I Tell the Difference Between a Journal and a Magazine?
696(1)
How Do I Find the Publication Information?
696(1)
How Do I Know the Page Numbers of an Electronic Source?
696(1)
Should I Use APA or MLA or What?
697(1)
Why Are There Different Documentation Styles?
697(1)
Everyday Rhetoric
698(46)
Professional Letter
702(2)
E-mail
704(2)
Letter to the Editor
706(1)
Symbols
707(1)
Manhole Cover
708(2)
Public Art
710(4)
Memos
714(3)
Posters
717(1)
Labels
718(1)
Other Everyday Ways of Communicating
719(1)
Websites
720(2)
Speeches
722(1)
``The Gettysburg Address''
722(1)
Abraham Lincoln
``Surrender Speech''
723(1)
Chief Joseph
``Do We Live in a Democracy?''
723(3)
Mike Ferner
The American Flag
726(2)
Briefings
728(2)
Bumper Stickers
730(2)
Discussions
732(2)
``Letter from Birmingham Jail''
734(10)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rhetorical Handbook
744(66)
Organization
748(2)
The Five-Paragraph Essay
749(1)
Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay
749(1)
Paragraphs
750(4)
Supporting Paragraphs
752(1)
Opening and Closing Paragraphs
752(1)
Strategies for Introductions
752(1)
Strategies for Conclusions
753(1)
Writing Style
754(3)
Problems with Style
754(2)
The Circle of Good Writing
756(1)
Sentence Vitality
757(4)
Rely on Active (not Passive) Sentences
757(1)
Eliminate Wordiness
758(1)
Avoid Unnecessary Expletives
759(1)
Explore the Strategies in the Vitality Sections in Chapters 1--12
760(1)
Coherence and Conciseness
761(4)
Complete Sentences
765(3)
Sentence Fragment
765(1)
Run-On Sentence
766(1)
How to Identify Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences
766(1)
How to Revise Fragments
767(1)
Agreement
768(4)
Verb Tense Agreement
768(1)
Shifts in Person
769(1)
Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
769(1)
Subject/Verb Agreement
770(1)
Other Subject/Verb Agreement Issues
771(1)
Parallelism
772(3)
Coordinating Conjunctions
772(1)
Semicolons
773(1)
Comparisons/Contrasts
773(1)
Lists
773(1)
Headings
774(1)
Word Choice
775(4)
Accurate
775(1)
Appropriate
776(3)
Punctuation
779(7)
Quick Guide to Commas
779(3)
Colons
782(1)
Semicolons
783(1)
Hyphens
784(1)
Dashes
784(1)
Parentheses
785(1)
How Sentences Work: A Look at Basic Grammar
786(24)
How Sentences Work (in Brief)
786(1)
Words---Parts of Speech
786(1)
Phrases
787(1)
Clauses
787(1)
Sentences---Classified by Structure
787(1)
How Parts of Speech Function in a Sentence
788(1)
Sentences---Classified by Purpose
788(1)
Nine Ways of Combining Simple Sentences (Independent Clauses)
788(1)
How Sentences Work (Expanded)
789(1)
Words---Parts of Speech
789(13)
Phrases
802(1)
Clauses
803(1)
Sentences---Classified by Structure
804(2)
How Parts of Speech Function in a Sentence
806(1)
Sentences---Classified by Purpose
807(1)
Nine Ways of Combining Simple Sentences (Independent Clauses)
808(2)
Credits 810(3)
Index 813


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