9780155050921

Steps to Writing Well

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    9780155050921

  • ISBN10:

    0155050923

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/26/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick's helpful instruction. STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Tenth Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective essays. With Wyrick's clear, practical advice and student-friendly tone, you'll find it easy to begin, organize, and revise your writing-from choosing a topic to developing your essay to polishing your prose. Interesting readings in a variety of styles offer useful examples of the types of essays you'll most often be assigned in your composition and other college classes.

Table of Contents

The Basics of The Short Essay
Prewriting
Getting Started (or Soup-Can Labels Can Be Fascinating)
Selecting a Subject
Finding Your Essay''s Purpose and Focus
Pump Primer Techniques
After You''ve Found Your Focus
Discovering Your Audience
How to Identify Your Readers
Keeping a Journal (Talking to Yourself Does Help)
Chapter Summary
The Thesis Statement
What Is a Thesis?
What Does a ""Working Thesis"" Do?
Can a ""Working Thesis'' Change?
Guidelines for Writing a Good Thesis
Avoiding Com
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