9780205549832

The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205549832

  • ISBN10:

    0205549837

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

A comprehensive reference to grammar, writing, research, and documentation,The Longman Handbookoffers a unique emphasis on how to write for different audiences - academic, workplace, and public. No matter what you are trying to write - an essay for college, a business proposal for your boss, an email memo, or a letter -The Longman Handbookwill give you the help you need Helps readers write better. grammar, writing process, research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants to write better.

Table of Contents

Writing for Readers
Writers, Readers, and Communities
Academic, work, and public communities
Analyzing communities
Realities and myths of the composing process
Discovering and Planning
Discovering topics for writing
Exploring writing tasks and situations
Generating ideas and information
Structuring ideas and information
Patterns of generalization and support
Planning in electronic environments
Planning: Paper in progress
Purpose, Thesis, and Audience
Recognizing your purpose
Using purpose to guide your writing
Developing a thesis
Kinds of thesis statements
Recognizing audiences and specific kinds of readers
Adapting content, structure, and style to communities of readers
Drafting
Moving from planning to drafting
Drafting strategies
Collaborative drafting
Drafting: Paper in progress
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Major revisions
Minor revisions
Collaborative revising
Revising: Paper in progress
Editing your own writing
Collaborative editing
Computers and editing
Proofreading
Paragraphs
Paragraph focus: Recognizing
Paragraph focus: Creating
Paragraph coherence: Recognizing
Paragraph coherence: Creating
Paragraph development: Recognizing and creating
Special-purpose paragraphs: Academic, public, and workplace
Clear and Effective Sentences
Clear sentences
Direct sentences
Emphatic sentences
Revising for variety
Critical Thinking and Argument
Thinking Critically
What is critical thinking?
Building a ch
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