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The Writer's Brief Handbook (with MyCompLab)

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780321323569

ISBN10:
0321323564
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

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. Topics include: Composing, Paragraphs, Grammar Essentials, Sentence Basics and Sentence Style, Word Choice, Punctuation, Mechanics, Document Design, Special Kinds of Writing, and Research.

Table of Contents

Composing
Writing with a Computer
Planning
Analyze the writing task
Choose a subject
Focus on a topic
Generate ideas and collect information
Determine your purpose for writing
Establish a thesis statement
Analyze your audience
Make an outline
Writing a Draft
Choose a good title
Write the body of your composition
Write the beginning and ending
Revising
Revise the largest elements first
Revise your sentences and diction
Conduct peer conferences
Editing
Edit for grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
Prepare the final copy
Proofread the final copy
Annotated Student Essay
Paragraphs
Unity
Topic sentence
Controlling idea
Development
Completeness
Topic sentence strategy
Coherence
Effective order
Transitional words and phrases
Key words and phrases
Parallel structure
Transitions to link paragraphs
Grammar Essentials
Parts of Speech
Verbs
Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Interjections
Parts of Sentences
Subjects
Predicates
Objects
Complements
Phrases
Prepositional phrases
Verbal phrases
Appositive phrases
Absolute phrases
Clauses
Adjective clauses
Adverb clauses
Noun clauses
Types of Sentences
Classification by structure
Classification by purpose
ESL Basics
Verbs
Modals
Perfect tenses
Progressive tenses
Passive voice
Two-word verbs
Verbs followed by infinitive or gerund
Nouns, Quantifiers, and Articles
Noncount nouns
Quantifiers
Indefinite article (a or an)
Definite article (the)
Adjectives and Adverbs
Cumulative adjectives
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