A Writer's Companion

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-08-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This brief guide to writing the essay and writing across the curriculum is indeed true to its title. It offers excellent advice on developing and polishing prose, with an emphasis on style and process--all with wit, charm, and intelligence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: First Principles.

Chapter 2: The Writing Process

Chapter 3: Kinds of Writing

Chapter 4: Making Arguments

Chapter 5: Paragraphs

Chapter 6: Fundamental Principles of Sentences

Chapter 7: Avoiding Wordiness

Chapter 8: Good Diction

Chapter 9: Figurative Language

Chapter 10: False Rules and What Is True about Them

Chapter 11: Grammar and Mechanics

Appendix 1: Avoiding Discrimination

Appendix 2: How to Begin--and How Not to Begin--an Essay

Appendix 3: Cliches

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