9780321323484

The Longman Writer's Companion (with MyCompLab)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321323484

  • ISBN10:

    0321323483

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Multimedia
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

A dynamic, comb-bound, easy-to-use handbook,The Longman Writer's Companionallows writers to quickly and easily reference the information they need to improve their personal, business, and academic writing.writing process, business writing, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, electronic research, documentation/citation style guides, avoiding plagiarism, ESL.Any student or professional interested in improving their writing.

Table of Contents

Joining Communities: Participating as Critical Readers and Writers
Readers, Writers, and Communities
Recognizing academic, work, and public communities of readers and writers
Joining communities of readers and writers
Recognizing myths and realities about the writing process
Reading Critically
Reading for understanding
Reading analytically and critically
Turning reading into writing
Planning
Generating ideas
Structuring ideas and information
Defining Your Purpose, Thesis, and Audience
Analyzing your purpose
Creating a thesis
Considering your readers
Drafting
Moving from planning to drafting
Drafting collaboratively
Revising
Making major revisions
Making minor revisions
Revising collaboratively
Shaping Paragraphs
Recognizing unfocused paragraphs
Revising for paragraph focus
Recognizing incoherent paragraphs
Revising for paragraph coherence
Recognizing poorly developed paragraphs
Revising for paragraph development
Using special-purpose paragraphs
Editing and Proofreading
Writing correctly
Editing your own writing
Editing collaboratively
Editing on the computer
Proofreading
Representing Yourself: Creating your Place in a Community
Making Language Choices
Choosing a style
Recognizing home and community language varieties
Meeting language expectations
Reasoning Critically
Recognizing critical reasoning
Building a chain of reasoning
Representing your reasoning
Writing in Online Communities
Recognizing online conventions
Recognizing email conventions
Participating in online communities
Writing for the World Wide Web
Avoiding plagiarism online
Designing Documents
Recognizing goals of document design
Planning a design
Laying out your document
Using type
Using visuals
Sample documents
Speaking Effectively
Recognizing types of oral presentations
Transferring skills from writing to speaking
Preparing an effective oral presentation
Managing speech anxiety
Fielding questions
Writing in Action: Addressing Academic, Work, and Public Communities
Making Persuasive Arguments
Recognizing an occasion for argument
Recognizing and developing your stance
Developing reasons and evidence
Acknowledging other perspectives
Arguing logically
Writing a position paper
Understanding Academic Writing
Recognizing the goals of academic writing
Analyzing academic audiences
Understanding academic writing tasks
Recognizing types of academic writing
Writing a short documented paper
Writing a lab report
Writing an essay exam
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