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Table of Contents
|A Personal Message||p. vi|
|To the Instructor vii Hints for Using This Book||p. xvi|
|Question and Correct & Compare and Correct|
|Question and Correct:Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Writing qc1|
|Compare and Correct cc1|
|The Writing Process|
|Purposes and Audiences||p. 1|
|Writing Processes and Strategies||p. 4|
|Editing and Proofreading||p. 18|
|Introductions and Conclusions||p. 21|
|Patterns of Organization||p. 21|
|Writing and Reading Arguments||p. 28|
|Considering the Audience||p. 29|
|Developing Your Arguments||p. 33|
|Organizing Your Arguments||p. 36|
|Visual Argument||p. 39|
|Similarities and Differences Between Verbal and Visual Argument||p. 41|
|Reading Visual Arguments||p. 45|
|Writing Visual Arguments||p. 47 Revising|
|Comma Splices and Fused Sentences||p. 49|
|Comma Splices||p. 50|
|Fused or Run-On Sentences||p. 50|
|Subject-Verb Agreement||p. 52|
|Singular and Plural Subjects||p. 53|
|Buried Subjects||p. 53|
|Compound Subjects||p. 54|
|Clauses and Phrases as Subjects||p. 55|
|Indefinites as Subjects||p. 55|
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