9780321972613

The Successful Writer's Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321972613

  • ISBN10:

    0321972619

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/30/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in First-Year Composition.

Bestselling authors Kathleen McWhorter and Jane Aaron have joined forces to create The Successful Writer's Handboo k – a tabbed, spiral-bound handbook with exercises for first-year composition students that will give them the writing, reading, and study skills they need to succeed in college and in their writing courses.
 
The handbook opens with a practical, down-to-earth discussion of study skills, time management, reading strategies, and critical thinking – the essentials for good academic work and excellent papers.  McWhorter and Aaron reach out to all students who may not already possess a strong foundation for doing college-level work to help them become successful members of the college community.


Table of Contents

PART 1 - STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

            1. Academic Success In and Out of the Classroom

            2. Success in Your Writing Class

            3. Reading & Learning Skills

            4. Critical Thinking Skills

            5. Preparing for and Taking Exams

 

PART 2 – THE WRITING PROCESS

            6. Writing in College

            7. Generating Ideas

            8. Thesis and Organization

            9. Drafting

            10. Revising

            11.  Editing

            12. Paragraphs

 

PART 3 – READING AND WRITING FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER

            13. Reading and Writing Arguments

            14. Reading and Writing About Literature

            15. Presenting Writing

            16. Online and Business Writing

            17. Oral and Multimedia Presentations

 

PART 4 - GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES

            18. Parts of Speech

            19. The Sentence

            20. Phrases and Subordinate Clauses            

            21. Sentence Types

            Verbs

            22. Forms

            23. Tenses

            24. Moods

            25. Voice

            26. Subject-Verb Agreement

            Pronouns

            27. Forms

            28. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

            29. Reference

            Modifiers

            30. Adjectives and Adverbs

            31. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

            Sentence errors

            32. Sentence Fragments

            33. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

            34. Mixed Sentences

 

PART 5 – CLARITY AND STYLE

            35. Emphasis

            36. Parallelism

            37. Variety and Details

            38. Appropriate Words

            39. Exact Words

            40. Conciseness

 

PART 6 – PUNCTUATION

            41. End Punctuation

            42. Comma

            43. Semicolon

            44. Colon

            45. Apostrophe

            46. Quotation Marks

            47. Other Marks

 

PART 7 - SPELLING AND MECHANICS

            48. Spelling and the Hyphen

            49. Capital Letters

            50. Italics or Underlining

            51. Abbreviations

            52. Numbers

 

PART 8 - RESEARCH WRITING

            53. Research Strategy

            54. Finding Sources

            55. Working with Sources

            56. Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources

            57. Writing the Paper

 

 

PART 9 - MLA DOCUMENTATION

 

 

PART 10 - APA DOCUMENTATION

 

 

PART 11 - GLOSSARIES AND INDEX

 

 

           

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