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Ever written a letter to the editor? A report for your boss? An email to an old friend? A compact, easy-to-use guide,The Writerrs"s Brief Handbookoffers clear definitions, helpful explanations, and up-to-the-minute research and reference tools-altogether the best concise yet comprehensive reference available for todayrs"s writers in any context. An extensive research section provides clear guidelines for how to research online, and examples of special-purpose writing-email, letters to the editor, business reports, and others-make this book useful to everyone who puts pen to paper-or fingers to keyboards.
Table of Contents
|The Writing Process|
|Writing with a Computer|
|Analyzing the writing task|
|Choosing a subject|
|Focusing on a topic|
|Generating ideas and collecting information|
|Determining your purpose for writing|
|Establishing a thesis statement|
|Analyzing your audience|
|Making an outline|
|Choosing a good title|
|Writing the body of your composition|
|Writing the beginning and ending|
|Revising the largest elements first|
|Revising your sentences and diction|
|Conducting peer conferences|
|Editing for grammar, punctuation, and mechanics|
|Preparing the final copy|
|Proofreading the final copy|
|Student Sample: Annotated Student Essay|
|Designing a document|
|Understanding the principals of design|
|Understanding the elements of design|
|Formatting academic manuscrip?|
|Writing in College and Beyond|
|Note-taking in class|
|Critical thinking and active reading|
|Understanding the elements of argument|
|Making appropriate appeals|
|Considering your audience|
|Refuting the oppositions argument|
|Student Sample: An Annotated Argument Essay|
|Preparing and practicing|
|Letters to the editor|
|Writing a topic sentence|
|Relating all sentences to the controlling idea|
|Developing paragraphs fully|
|Using the strategy implied in your topic sentence to develop your paragraph|
|Arranging sentences in the most effective order|
|Using transitional words and phrases|
|Repeating key words and phrases|
|Using parallel structure|
|Using transitions to link paragraphs|
|Beginnings and ending?|
|Clarity and Sentence Style|
|Use parallel constructions with coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so)|
|Use parallel constructions with correlative conjunctions (either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also, both/and, whether/or)|
|Use parallel constructions in comparisons with than or as|
|Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers|
|Place modifiers where they will be most effective|
|Connect a dangling modifier to the main part of the sentence|
|Use pronouns that are consistent in person and number|
|Maintain the same verb tense|
|Maintain the same mood|
|Keep subject and voice consistent|
|Avoid unnecessary shifts from direct to indirect quotation|
|Keep tone and style consistent|
|Maintain the same point of view|
|Unified and Logical Sentences|
|Use only relevant details|
|Avoid mixed or illogical constructions|
|Subordination and Coordination|
|Use subordination to group short, choppy sentences into larger units of thought|
|Do not subordinate excessively|
|Use coordination to put ideas of equal importance in grammatical structures of equal weight|
|Achieve emphasis by placing the mos|
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