9780321261663

Resources for Writers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321261663

  • ISBN10:

    0321261666

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Resources for Writersprovides instruction for the developing writer with a unique focus on cultural literacy.From sample paragraphs on the differences between capitalism and communism to mini-biographies of Jim Thorpe and Harriet Tubman, Resources for Writers will provide students with a cultural foundation upon which to build further writing skills.Those interested in improving writing skills.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Your Strengths as a Writer
The Bases of Good Writing: The Four Cs
Practice with the Four Cs
Writing for a Reader and a Reason
The Writing Process
Prewriting: Coming Up With Ideas
Drafting: Writing a Rough Draft
Revising: Making Changes in Your Draft
Editing: Checking for Correctness
Putting the Writing Process Steps Together
The Elements of Good Writing
Writing an Effective Topic Sentence
Using Specific Details for Support and Illustration
Organizing and Linking Ideas
Writing Correct Sentences
Strategies for Paragraph Development
Providing Illustrations and Examples
Narrating an Event or Story
Describing a Scene, Person, or Object
Classifying and Dividing
Explaining a Process
Comparing and Contrasting
Explaining Cause and Effect
Defining Terms
Arguing a Position
Writing Essays
The Parts of an Essay
Prewriting for and Drafting Your Essay
Revising and Editing Your Essay
Writing for Different Purposes
Essay Exams
Writing Summaries
Writing to Get a Job
Writing Correct Sentences
Prepositional Phrases
Subjects and Verbs
Clauses
Run-On Sentences
Fragments
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verb Tense and Tense Consistency
Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, and Point of View
Pronoun Types
Simple Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Errors in Parallelism
Commas
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
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