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The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

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Summary

In its sixth edition, The St. Martin's Guide to Writing continues to offer the most successful combination of critical reading and writing instruction available today -- now with a dynamic new look, Writing Guide software, and more.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction
1(24)
Why Writing is Important
1(3)
Writing Influences the Ways We Think
Writing Contributes to the Ways We Learn
Writing Fosters Personal Development
Writing Connects Us to Others
Writing Promotes Success in College and at Work
How Writing Is Learned
4(10)
Reading
Writing
Thinking Critically
Using this Book
14(7)
The Part One Readings
The Part One Guides to Writing
Using the Writing Guide Software
21(4)
PART ONE WRITING ACTIVITIES
Remembering Events
25(3)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Remembering an Event: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
28(25)
An American Childhood
28(7)
Annie Dillard
On Being a Real Westerner
35(4)
Tobias Wolff
100 Miles per Hour, Upside Down and Sideways
39(5)
Rick Bragg
Calling Home
44(5)
Jean Brandt
Purpose and Audience
49(1)
Basic Features: Remembering Events
50(3)
A Well-Told Story
A Vivid Presentation of Places and People
An Indication of the Event's Significance
GUIDE TO WRITING
53(18)
The Writing Assignment
53(1)
Invention
53(6)
Finding an Event to Write About
Finding an Event to Write About: An Online Activity
Describing the Place
Recalling Key People
Sketching the Story
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Exploring Memorabilia
Reflecting on the Event's Significance
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning And Drafting
59(5)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
64(2)
Revising
66(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
69(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
71(7)
From Invention to Draft to Revision
71(6)
Invention
The First Draft
Designing Your Work
77(1)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
78(7)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Essays about Remembered Events
Remembering People
83(2)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Remembering a Person: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
85(24)
Uncle Willie
86(4)
Maya Angelou
Cherry
90(7)
Mary Karr
A Different Kind of Mother
97(4)
Amy Wu
Father
101(4)
Jan Gray
Purpose And Audience
105(1)
Basic Features: Remembering People
106(3)
A Vivid Portrait
Revealing Anecdotes and Recurring Events
An Indication of the Person's Significance
GUIDE TO WRITING
109(17)
The Writing Assignment
109(1)
Invention
109(6)
Finding a Person to Write About
Describing the Person
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Exploring Memorabilia
Researching Remembered People: An Online Activity
Reflecting on the Person's Significance
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
115(5)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
120(2)
Revising
122(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
125(1)
A WRITER AT WORK
126(7)
Revising a Draft After a Critical Reading
126(5)
The First Draft
Critical Comments
Designing your Work
131(2)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
133(7)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Essays about Remembered People
Writing Profiles
137(3)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Choosing a Profile Subject: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
140(29)
I'm Not Leaving Until I Eat This Thing
140(6)
John T. Edge
The Edison Cafe
146(7)
Trevor B. Hall
The Daily Grind: Lessons in the Hidden Curriculum
153(5)
Peggy Orenstein
The Last Stop
158(6)
Brian Cable
Purpose and Audience
164(1)
Basic Features: Profiles
165(4)
Description of People and Places
Information about the Subject
A Topical or Narrative Plan
A Role for the Writer
A Perspective on the Subject
GUIDE TO WRITING
169(21)
The Writing Assignment
169(1)
Invention and Research
169(8)
Finding a Subject to Write About
Exploring Your Preconceptions
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Planning Your Project
Researching Your Profile Subject: An Online Activity
Posing Some Preliminary Questions
Discovering a Perspective
Considering Your Own Role
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Considering Document Design
Planning and Drafting
177(6)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
183(2)
Revising
185(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
188(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
190(7)
The Interview Notes and Write-Up
190(5)
The Interview Notes
The Interview Write-Up
Designing your Work
195(2)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
197(8)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Profiles
Explaining a Concept
201(4)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Explaining a Concept: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
205(30)
Love: The Right Chemistry
205(6)
Anastasia Toufexis
Shifting Baselines: Slow-Motion Disaster below the Waves
211(5)
Randy Olson
Indirect Aggression
216(7)
Natalie Angier
Cannibalism: It Still Exists
223(7)
Linh Kieu Ngo
Purpose and Audience
230(1)
Basic Features: Explaining Concepts
231(4)
A Focused Concept
An Appeal to Readers' Interests
A Logical Plan
Clear Definitions
Appropriate Writing Strategies
Careful Use of Sources
GUIDE TO WRITING
235(20)
The Writing Assignment
235(1)
Invention and Research
235(7)
Finding a Concept to Write About
Surveying Information about the Concept
Researching Concepts: An Online Activity
Focusing the Concept
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Researching Your Topic Focus
Considering Explanatory Strategies
Considering Document Design
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
242(5)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
247(2)
Revising
249(4)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing And Proofreading
253(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
255(2)
Selecting And Integrating Information From Sources
255(1)
Designing Your Work
256(1)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
257(8)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Concept Explanations
Arguing a Position
261(4)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Arguing a Position: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
265(32)
Sticks and Stones and Sports Team Names
265(4)
Richard Estrada
Nickel and Dimed
269(7)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Who's More Worthy?
276(7)
Jonathan Rauch
Point of No Return
283(4)
Stanley Kurtz
Children Need to Play, Not Compete
287(6)
Jessica Statsky
Purpose and Audience
293(1)
Basic Features: Arguing Positions
294(3)
A Focused Presentation of the Issue
A Clear Position
Plausible Reasons and Convincing Support
Anticipating Opposing Positions and Objections
GUIDE TO WRITING
297(22)
The Writing Assignment
297(1)
Invention and Research
297(8)
Finding an Issue to Write About
Exploring the Issue
Analyzing Potential Readers
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Developing Your Argument
Anticipating Readers' Objections and Questions
Anticipating Opposing Positions
Researching Opposing Positions: An Online Activity
Considering Document Design
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
305(7)
Seeing What You Have
Doing Further Research
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
312(1)
Revising
313(4)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
317(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
319(3)
Anticipating Objections
319(3)
Listing Reasons for the Opposing Position
Accommodating a Plausible Reason
Refuting an Implausible Reason
Designing your Work
322(1)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
322(11)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Position Papers
Proposing a Solution
329(4)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Proposing a Solution to a Problem: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
333(30)
A Global Green Deal
333(6)
Mark Hertsgaard
Boston's Priest-Pedophile Crisis
339(5)
Mary Jo Bane
Dead-End Jobs: A Way Out
344(8)
Katherine S. Newman
More Testing, More Learning
352(7)
Patrick O'Malley
Purpose and Audience
359(1)
Basic Features: Proposing Solutions
360(3)
A Well-Defined Problem
An Clearly Described Solution
A Convincing Argument in Support of the Proposed Solution
An Anticipation of Readers' Objections and Questions
An Evaluation of Alternative Solutions
GUIDE TO WRITING
363(21)
The Writing Assignment
363(1)
Invention and Research
363(8)
Finding a Problem to Write About
Analyzing and Defining the Problem
Identifying Your Readers
Finding a Tentative Solution
Defending Your Solution
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Offering Reasons for Your Proposal
Considering Alternative Solutions
Researching Alternative Solutions: An Online Activity
Doing Research
Considering Document Design
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
371(6)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
377(2)
Revising
379(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
382(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
384(3)
Strengthening the Argument
384(2)
Designing your Work
386(1)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
387(7)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Essays Proposing Solutions
Justifying an Evaluation
391(3)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Evaluating a Subject: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
394(27)
A Hell for Fathers and Sons
394(6)
Stephen Holden
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
400(6)
Jonah Jackson
Working at McDonald's
406(5)
Amitai Etzioni
``Children Need to Play, Not Compete,'' by Jessica Statsky: An Evaluation
411(6)
Christine Romano
Purpose and Audience
417(1)
Basic Features: Evaluations
418(3)
A Well-Presented Subject
A Clear Overall Judgment
Appropriate Reasons and Convincing Support
Anticipation of Readers' Objections and Alternative Judgments
GUIDE TO WRITING
421(20)
The Writing Assignment
421(1)
Invention and Research
421(7)
Finding a Subject to Write About
Exploring Your Subject and Possible Readers
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Becoming an Expert on Your Subject
Developing Your Evaluation
Researching Alternative Judgments: An Online Activity
Considering Document Design
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
428(5)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
433(3)
Revising
436(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
439(2)
A WRITER AT WORK
441(4)
Anticipating Readers' Objections and Questions
441(2)
Designing your Work
443(2)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
445(7)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Evaluations
Speculating about Causes
449(3)
Writing in Your Other Courses
Writing in the Community
Writing in the Workplace
Practice Speculating about Causes: A Collaborative Activity
READINGS
452(25)
Why We Crave Horror Movies
453(3)
Stephen King
The Triumph of Hope over Self-Interest
456(5)
David Brooks
Why Boys Become Depressed
461(5)
William S. Pollack
The Rise of Reported Incidents of Workplace Sexual Harassment
466(6)
Sarah West
Purpose and Audience
472(2)
Basic Features: Speculating About Causes
474(3)
A Presentation of the Subject
Plausible Causes
A Logical Sequence of Causes
Convincing Support
A Consideration of Readers' Objections and Alternative Causes
GUIDE TO WRITING
477(21)
The Writing Assignment
477(1)
Invention and Research
477(9)
Finding a Subject to Write About
Exploring What You Know about Your Subject
Considering Causes
Researching Your Subject
Researching the Phenomenon or Trend: An Online Activity
Considering Your Readers
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Researching Causes
Developing Your Argument
Anticipating Objections
Anticipating Alternative Causes
Considering Document Design
Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Planning and Drafting
486(6)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
492(2)
Revising
494(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
497(1)
A WRITER AT WORK
498(5)
Analyzing Causes
498(3)
Designing Your Work
501(2)
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
503(6)
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Causal Speculation
Interpreting Stories
507(2)
Practice Interpreting a Story: A Collaborative Activity
AN ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES
509(21)
The Story of an Hour
509(2)
Kate Chopin
Sunday in the Park
511(3)
Bel Kaufman
The Use of Force
514(3)
William Carlos Williams
My Father's Chinese Wives
517(9)
Sandra Tsing Loh
Araby
526(4)
James Joyce
READINGS
530(11)
Gazing into the Darkness
531(3)
Sally Crane
From Innocence to Insight: ``Araby'' as an Initiation Story
534(3)
David Ratinov
Purpose and Audience
537(1)
Basic Features: Interpreting Stories
538(3)
An Appropriately Presented Subject
An Interesting and Clearly Stated Interpretation
A Plausible Chain of Reasons with Convincing Support
GUIDE TO WRITING
541(19)
The Writing Assignment
541(1)
Invention and Research
541(8)
Choosing a Story to Write About
Finding a Story: An Online Activity
Analyzing the Story
Writing to Explore Your Annotations
Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement
Testing Your Choice
Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity
Revising the Thesis Statement
Finding Additional Support
Planning and Drafting
549(4)
Seeing What You Have
Setting Goals
Outlining
Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
553(1)
Revising
554(3)
Getting an Overview
Carrying Out Revisions
Editing and Proofreading
557(3)
A WRITER AT WORK
560(3)
Using the Suggestions for Interpreting to Analyze A Story
560(3)
Annotating
Exploratory Writing
Listing Ideas for the Thesis
THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
563
Reflecting on Your Writing
Reviewing What You Learned from Reading
Considering the Social Dimensions of Essays Interpreting Stories
PART TWO CRITICAL THINKING STRATEGIES
A Catalog of Invention Strategies
569(14)
Mapping
570(5)
Clustering
Listing
Outlining
Writing
575(8)
Cubing
Dialoguing
Dramatizing
Keeping a Journal
Looping
Questioning
Quick Drafting
A Catalog of Reading Strategies
583(28)
Annotating
584(1)
An Annotated Sample from ``Letter from Birmingham Jail''
585(6)
Martin Luther King Jr.
Taking Inventory
591(1)
Outlining
592(3)
Paraphrasing
595(1)
Summarizing
596(2)
Synthesizing
598(1)
Contextualizing
599(1)
Exploring the Significance of Figurative Language
600(2)
Looking for Patterns of Opposition
602(1)
Reflecting on Challenges to your Beliefs and Values
603(1)
Evaluating The Logic of an Argument
604(2)
Testing for Appropriateness
Testing for Believability
Testing for Consistency and Completeness
Recognizing Emotional Manipulation
606(1)
Judging The Writer's Credibility
607(4)
Testing for Knowledge
Testing for Common Ground
Testing for Fairness
PART THREE WRITING STRATEGIES
Cueing the Reader
611(16)
Orienting Statements
611(2)
Thesis Statements
Forecasting Statements
Paragraphing
613(4)
Paragraph Cues
Topic Sentence Strategies
Cohesive Devices
617(4)
Pronoun Reference
Word Repetition
Synonyms
Sentence Structure Repetition
Collocation
Connectives
621(2)
Logical Relationships
Temporal Relationships
Spatial Relationships
Headings and Subheadings
623(4)
Heading Systems and Levels
Headings and Genres
Frequency and Placement of Headings
Narrating
627(16)
Narrating Strategies
627(9)
Calendar and Clock Time
Temporal Transitions
Verb Tense
Specific Narrative Action
Dialogue
Narrating a Process
636(7)
Explanatory Process Narratives
Instructional Process Narratives
Describing
643(12)
Naming
643(2)
Detailing
645(2)
Comparing
647(1)
Using Sensory Description
648(5)
The Sense of Sight
The Sense of Hearing
The Sense of Smell
The Sense of Touch
The Sense of Taste
Creating a Dominant Impression
653(2)
Defining
655(8)
Sentence Definitions
656(1)
Extended Definitions
657(3)
Historical Definitions
660(1)
Stipulative Definitions
661(2)
Classifying
663(8)
Organizing Classification
663(3)
Illustrating Classification
666(2)
Maintaining Clarity and Coherence
668(3)
Comparing and Contrasting
671(6)
Two Ways of Comparing and Contrasting
671(4)
Analogy
675(2)
Arguing
677(18)
Asserting A Thesis
677(4)
Arguable Assertions
Clear and Precise Wording
Appropriate Qualification
Giving Reasons and Support
681(7)
Examples
Statistics
Authorities
Anecdotes
Textual Evidence
Counterarguing
688(3)
Acknowledging Readers' Concerns
Accommodating Readers' Concerns
Refuting Readers' Objections
Logical Fallacies
691(4)
PART FOUR RESEARCH STRATEGIES
Field Research
695(14)
Observations
695(4)
Planning the Visit
Observing and Taking Notes
Reflecting on Your Observations
Writing Up Your Notes
Preparing for Follow-Up Visits
Interviews
699(4)
Planning and Setting Up the Interview
Taking Notes during the Interview
Reflecting on the Interview
Writing Up Your Notes
Questionnaires
703(6)
Focusing Your Study
Writing Questions
Designing the Questionnaire
Testing the Questionnaire
Administering the Questionnaire
Writing Up the Results
Library and Internet Research
709(38)
Integrating Library and Internet Research
709(1)
Orienting Yourself to the Library
710(2)
Taking a Tour
Consulting a Librarian
Knowing Your Research Task
A Library Search Strategy
712(1)
Keeping Track of Your Research
712(4)
Keeping a Working Bibliography
Taking Notes
Getting Started
716(3)
Consulting Encyclopedias
Consulting Disciplinary Guides
Consulting Bibliographies
Identifying Subject Headings and Keywords
719(3)
Determining the Most Promising Sources
Searching Online Library Catalogs and Databases
722(4)
Using Different Search Techniques
Doing Advanced Searches and Using Boolean Operators
Using Truncation
Locating Sources
726(11)
Finding Books
Finding Periodical Articles
Distinguishing Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines
Selecting an Appropriate Periodical Index or Abstract
Searching Electronic Periodical Databases
Locating Periodicals in the Library
Finding Newspaper Articles and Other News Sources
Finding Government and Statistical Information
Finding Other Library Sources
Using the Internet for Research
737(2)
Navigating The Web
739(2)
Understanding Home Pages
Using Links
Understanding URLs
Creating Bookmarks
Using Search Tools
741(2)
Using Email and Online Communities for Research
743(1)
Reading Sources with a Critical Eye
744(3)
Selecting Relevant Sources
Identifying Bias
Using and Acknowledging Sources
747(46)
Using Sources
747(9)
Deciding Whether to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize
Quoting
Integrating Quotations
Introducing Quotations
Punctuating within Quotations
Avoiding Grammatical Tangles
Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Acknowledging Sources
756(25)
Avoiding Plagiarism
Understanding Documentation Styles
The MLA System of Documentation
The APA System of Documentation
Some Sample Research Papers
781(1)
An Annotated Research Paper
781(12)
PART FIVE WRITING FOR ASSESSMENT
Essay Examinations
793(20)
Preparing for an Exam
794(1)
Reading the Exam Carefully
794(1)
Some Typical Essay Exam Questions
795(8)
Define or Identify
Recall Details of a Specific Source
Explain the Importance or Significance
Apply Concepts
Comment on a Quotation
Compare and Contrast
Synthesize Information from Various Sources
Analyze Causes
Criticize or Evaluate
Planning your Answer
803(1)
Writing your Answer
804(1)
Model Answers to Some Typical Essay Exam Questions
805(8)
Short Answers
Paragraph-Length Answers
Long Answers
Writing Portfolios
813(8)
The Purposes of a Writing Portfolio
813(1)
Assembling a Portfolio for your Composition Course
814(7)
Selecting Work
Reflecting on Your Work and Your Learning
Organizing the Portfolio
PART SIX WRITING AND SPEAKING TO WIDER AUDIENCES
Designing Documents
821(26)
Elements of Document Design
821(11)
Typography
Visuals
White Space
Designing Page Layout
832(1)
Considering the Context in Which Your Document Will Be Read
Analyzing the Context in Which Your Document Will Be Read
Sample Documents
833(14)
Memos
Letters
Email
Resumes
Job-Application
Letters
Lab Reports
Electronic Documents: Web Pages
Oral Presentations
847(6)
Be Ready
Understand the Kind of Oral Presentation You Have Been Asked to Give
Assess Your Audience and Purpose
Determine How Much Information You Can Present in the Allotted Time
Use Cues to Orient Listeners
Prepare Effective and Appropriate Visuals
Verify That You Will Have the Correct Equipment and Supplies
Rehearse Your Presentation
Deliver the Oral Presentation Professionally
End Your Presentation Graciously
Working with Others
853(6)
Working with Others on your Individual Writing Projects
853(2)
Working with Others on Joint Writing Projects
855(4)
Writing in Your Community
859
Using your Service Experience as Source Material
860
Finding a Topic
Gathering Sources
Writing about Your Service Experience
Writing for Your Service Organization
HANDBOOK
S Sentence Boundaries
6(6)
S1 Comma Splices
S2 Fused Sentences
S3 Sentence Fragments
G Grammatical Sentences
12(19)
G1 Pronoun Reference
G2 Pronoun Agreement
G3 Relative Pronouns
G4 Pronoun Case
G5 Verbs
G6 Subject-Verb Agreement
G7 Adjectives and Adverbs
E Effective Sentences
31(17)
E1 Missing Words
E2 Shifts
E3 Noun Agreement
E4 Modifiers
E5 Mixed Constructions
E6 Integrated Quotations, Questions, and Thoughts
E7 Parallelism
E8 Coordination and Subordination
W Word Choice
48(10)
W1 Concise Sentences
W2 Exact Words
W3 Appropriate Words
P Punctuation
58(28)
P1 Commas
P2 Unnecessary Commas
P3 Semicolons
P4 Colons
P5 Dashes
P6 Quotation Marks
P7 Apostrophes
P8 Parentheses
P9 Brackets
P10 Ellipsis Marks
P11 Slashes
P12 Periods
P13 Question Marks
P14 Exclamation Points
M Mechanics
86(19)
M1 Hyphens
M2 Capitalization
M3 Spacing
M4 Numbers
M5 Underlining (Italics)
M6 Abbreviations
M7 Titles and Headings
M8 Special Design Features
M9 Spelling
L ESL Troublespots
105(11)
L1 Articles
L2 Verbs
L3 Prepositions
L4 Omitted or Repeated Words
L5 Adjective Order
L6 Participles
R Review of Sentence Structure
116(17)
R1 Basic Sentence Structure
R2 Basic Sentence Elements
GL Glossary of Frequently Misused Words
133
User's Guide 1(1)
Author and Title Index 1(4)
Subject Index 5(20)
Index for ESL Writers 25


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