9780073383835

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073383835

  • ISBN10:

    007338383X

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/2/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writersis a compendium of strategies for handling all aspects of writing, from prewriting through editing. Designed for use independently by students as a resource book or as an in-class text,A Troubleshooting Guide for Writershelps students discover specific strategies for improving their writing processes and for solving specific writing problems.

Table of Contents

Myths About Writing: An Introduction
A Troubleshooting Guide to Prewriting
"I Don't Know What to Write."
"How Do I Write a Thesis?"
"How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?"
A Troubleshooting Guide to Drafting
"I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can't Say It."
"I'm Having Trouble With My Introduction."
"How Do I Back Up What I Say?"
"I Don't Know How To End."
"I Can't Think of the Right Word."
A Troubleshooting Guide to Revising
"I Thought my Draft was Better Than This."
"I Don't Know What to Change."
"Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?"
"My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up."
"My Draft is too Short."
"My Draft is too Long."
"My Writing Seems Boring."
"My Writing Sounds Choppy."
A Troubleshooting Guide to Editing
"I Don't Find My Mistakes."
"I Used a Period and a Capital Letter, So Why Isn't This a Sentence?"
"How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? It's Not Even Long."
"It is I; It is Me-What's the Difference?"
"How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?"
"I'm Unsure About Modifiers."
"Can't I Just Place a Comma Wherever I Pause?"
"What if I Want to Quote Somebody?"
"I Have Trouble with Apostrophes."
"I Never Know What to Capitalize."
"I Can't Spell."
A Troubleshooting Guide to Research
"How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do I Need Them?"
"What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?"
"What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?"
Appendixes
"English is Not My First Language"
"I Get Nervous Writing in Class"
"I Need a Writing Topic"
Index
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