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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. Known for its concise, effective coverage and student-friendly style, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers offers an exceptional variety of writing strategies for students.
Table of Contents
A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, Fifth Edition
Myths About Writing: An Introduction
Part One: A Troubleshooting Guide to Prewriting
Chapter One: "I Don't Know What to Write."
Chapter Two: "How Do I Write a Thesis?"
Chapter Three: "How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?"
Part Two: A Troubleshooting Guide to Drafting
Chapter Four: "I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can't Say It."
Chapter Five: "I'm Having Trouble With My Introduction."
Chapter Six: "How Do I Back Up What I Say?"
Chapter Seven: "I Don't Know How To End."
Chapter Eight: "I Can't Think of the Right Word."
Part Three: A Troubleshooting Guide to Revising
Chapter Nine: "I Thought my Draft was Better Than This."
Chapter Ten: "I Don't Know What to Change."
Chapter Eleven: "Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?"
Chapter Twelve: "My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up."
Chapter Thirteen: "My Draft is too Short."
Chapter Fourteen: "My Draft is too Long."
Chapter Fifteen: "My Writing Seems Boring."
Chapter Sixteen: "My Writing Sounds Choppy."
Part IV: A Troubleshooting Guide to Editing
Chapter Seventeen: "I Don't Find My Mistakes."
Chapter Eighteen: "I Used a Period and a Capital Letter, So Why Isn't This a Sentence?"
Chapter Nineteen: "How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? It's Not Even Long."
Chapter Twenty: "It is I; It is Me-What's the Difference?"
Chapter Twenty-One: "How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?"
Chapter Twenty-Two: "I'm Unsure About Modifiers."
Chapter Twenty-Three: "Can't I Just Place a Comma Wherever I Pause?"
Chapter Twenty-Four: "What if I Want to Quote Somebody?"
Chapter Twenty-Five: "I Have Trouble with Apostrophes."
Chapter Twenty-Six: "I Never Know What to Capitalize."
Chapter Twenty-Seven: "I Can't Spell."
Part V: A Troubleshooting Guide to Research
Chapter Twenty-Eight: "How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do I Need Them?"
Chapter Twenty-Nine: "What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?"
Chapter Thirty: "What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?"