9780495899778

The Practical Writer (with 2009 MLA update Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495899778

  • ISBN10:

    0495899771

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/20/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

THE PRACTICAL WRITER provides you with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. This text clearly and succinctly presents everything you need know to master college-level writing. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Table of Contents

A Model For Writing
The One-Paragraph Essay (Stage I)
Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage I)
Support: Examples, Statistics, Statements by Authorities
Topic Sentence
Unity
Coherence
Tips on the Writing Process
The One-Paragraph Essay (Stage II)
Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage II)
Support: Subtopic Sentences Checklist for the One-Paragraph Essay
The Five-Paragraph Essay
Overview of the Five-Paragraph Essay
Alternative Techniques of Layout
Thesis Statement with Blueprint
Central Paragraphs
Introduction
Conclusion
Checklist for the Five-Paragraph Essay
Beyond The Model Essay
More Patterns Of Development
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Classification
Process
The Research Paper
Overview of the Research Paper
Finding Support
Taking and Organizing Notes
Organizing Your Thoughts and Support
Using Borrowed Material in Your Paper
Parenthetical Documentation
Works Cited
Improving Your Punctuation And Expression
Punctuation
Definitions
Sentence Fragment
Comma Splice and Fused Sentence
Comma
Semicolon
Colon
Dash
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Expression
Subordination
Sentence Variety
Parallelism
Misused Modifiers
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement
Passive Voice
Word Choice
Appendixes
Theme Format
Commonly Confused Words
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Index
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