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Table of Contents
I. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. Assessing Your Writing Situation. 2. Developing and Shaping Your Ideas. 3. Drafting and Revising. 4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs. II. CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING. 5. Taking a Critical Perspective. 6. Reading Arguments Critically. 7. Writing an Argument. III. USING COMPUTERS CRITICALLY. 8. Using Key Computer Skills. 9. Designing Documents. 10. Composing for the Web. 11. Collaborating Online. IV. GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES. 12. Understanding Sentence Grammar. 13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns. 14. Verbs. 15. Agreement. 16. Adjectives and Adverbs. V. CLEAR SENTENCES. 17. Sentence Fragments. 18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 19. Pronoun Reference. 20. Shifts. 21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 22. Mixed and Incomplete Sentences. VI. EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 23. Emphasizing Ideas. 24. Using Coordination and Subordination. 25. Using Parallelism. 26. Achieving Variety. VII. PUNCTUATION. 27. End Punctuation. 28. The Comma. 29. The Semicolon. 30. The Apostrophe. 31. Quotation Marks. 32. Other Punctuation Marks. VIII. MECHANICS. 33. Capitals. 34. Underlining or Italics. 35. Abbreviations. 36. Numbers. 37. Word Division. IX. EFFECTIVE WORDS. 38. Using Appropriate Language. 39. Using Exact Language. 40. Writing Concisely. 41. Using Dictionaries. 42. Improving Your Vocabulary. 43. Spelling and the Hyphen. X. RESEARCH WRITING. 44. Planning a Research Project. 45. Finding Sources. 46. Working with Sources. 47. Avoiding Plagarism and Documenting Sources. 48. Writing the Paper.<