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With its brevity (288 pages) and low price,Simple, Clear, and Correctdelivers quality instruction at an affordable price. Author Bill Kelly hones paragraph-writing skills and then extends the writing with an introdcution to the essay and documentation. A crisp grammar review helps readers with the basics of composition for clearer, more correct writing.
Table of Contents
|Making a Start|
|The Paragraph: Process and Product|
|Understanding the Paragraph: Definition and Explanation|
|Recognizing the Reading/Writing Connection|
|Preparing a Summary|
|Preparing a Critical Paragraph|
|Prewriting: Principles and Techniques|
|Composing: Creating a Topic Sentence and Draft Paragraph|
|Developing an Effective Topic Sentence|
|Choosing and Developing Effective Supporting Sentences|
|Creating a First Draft Paragraph|
|Revising: Refining Your Draft|
|Reassessing for Unity, Coherence, and Language|
|Editing for Diction|
|Proofreading for Form|
|Understanding the Types and Techniques|
|Providing a Topic Sentence for Narrative Context|
|Explaining Events in Chronological Order|
|Recognizing the Most Effective Point of View|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Preview Your Description|
|Drawing Upon Sensory Details|
|Relying on Both Objective and Subjective Description|
|Considering Spatial Order|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to State the Point Being Illustrated|
|Choosing Specific Examples|
|Selecting Relevant Examples|
|Providing an Effective Arrangement|
|Providing a Topic Sentence To Clearly State the Procedure or Technique|
|Using the Imperative Mood When Appropriate|
|Dividing the Process into Simple, Logical Steps|
|Relying on Linear Order|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Highlight the Item or Idea|
|Understanding the Elements of Effective Definition|
|Recognizing All The Possible Meanings|
|Enhancing Definition through Synonyms, Negation, and Etymology|
|Comparison and Contrast|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Specify the Subjects and Focus|
|Establishing a Basis for Comparison|
|Including a Thorough Presentation|
|Arranging Ideas Effectively|
|Cause and Effect|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Focus on Cause or Effect|
|Distinguishing between Direct and Related Causes and Effects|
|Avoiding Oversimplification of Causes and Effects|
|Including an Effective Arrangement|
|Division and Classification|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Delineate the Scope and Identify the Focus as Division or Classification|
|Establishing a Logical Method of Analysis|
|Maintaining a Consistent Presentation|
|Using Distinct and Complete Groupings|
|Providing a Topic Sentence to Identify a Clear Stance on an Issue|
|Including Sufficient Support|
|Using a Reasonable and Convincing Tone|
|Avoiding Errors in Logic|
|Arranging Supporting Sentences in Emphatic Order|
|Moving Beyond the Paragraph: The Essay|
|Recognizing the Difference between a Paragraph and an Essay|
|Outlining Essay Structure: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion|
|Examining the Essay-Writing Process: Prewriting, Composing, and Revising|
|Understanding the Importance of the Thesis|
|Remember the Importance of Meeting the Reader's Needs|
|Parts of Speech|
|Parts and Types of Sentences|
|Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences|
|Noun and Pronoun Use|
|Appendix, A Brief Guide to Documentation|
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