9780835953191

Writing Basics for the Healthcare Professional

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  • ISBN13:

    9780835953191

  • ISBN10:

    083595319X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Writing Basics for the Healthcare Professional is based on the writing needs of students in allied health fields. A wide variety of students will benefit from the "can do" approach of this worktext. The answers for most of the exercises are at the end of the text. Proofreading and revision exercises help develop critical thinking skills in writing and a keen eye for written work. Whether English is the student's first language or not, this work text teaches the basic writing skills necessary to commubnicate effectively in the field.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Grammar Basics
1(22)
Unit Terms
1(1)
Unit Objectives
1(1)
Eight Parts of Speech
2(1)
Noun
3(4)
Pronoun
7(2)
Verb
9(1)
Linking Verb or Action Verb?
9(2)
Adjective
11(1)
Adverb
12(2)
Preposition
14(1)
Conjunction
15(2)
Interjection
17(1)
Phrases
18(1)
Clauses
19(1)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
20(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
20(1)
Unit Extensions
21(1)
Unit 1 Self-Check
21(2)
Unit 2: Sentence Basics
23(11)
Unit Terms
23(1)
Unit Objectives
23(1)
Definition of a Simple Sentence
24(1)
Parts of a Simple Sentence
24(1)
Sentence Fragments
25(1)
Compound Subjects and Predicates
26(2)
Four Types of Sentences
28(1)
Simple Sentence
28(1)
Command or Imperative Sentence
28(1)
Question or Interrogative Sentence
28(1)
Exclamatory Sentence
29(1)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
30(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
31(1)
Unit Extensions
32(1)
Unit 2 Self-Check
32(2)
Unit 3: Expanding Sentence Basics
34(17)
Unit Terms
34(1)
Unit Objectives
35(1)
Appositive Phrase
35(3)
The Compound Sentence
38(3)
The Complex Sentence
41(3)
The Compound-Complex Sentence
44(1)
Phrase versus Clause
45(1)
Sentence Order
46(1)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
47(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
47(1)
Unit Extensions
48(1)
Unit 3 Self-Check
49(2)
Unit 4: Effective Sentence Structures
51(12)
Unit Terms
51(1)
Unit Objectives
51(1)
Sentences in Active and Passive Voice
52(1)
Avoiding It and There as Sentence Starters
53(1)
Using Commas (,)
54(2)
Using Semicolons, Colons, and Hyphens
56(1)
Semicolon (;)
56(1)
Colon (:)
57(1)
Hyphen (-)
57(1)
Choosing Effective Vocabulary
58(2)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
60(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
60(1)
Unit Extensions
61(1)
Unit 4 Self-Check
61(2)
Unit 5: Common Sentence Errors
63(14)
Unit Terms
63(1)
Unit Objectives
63(1)
Subject-Verb Errors
64(2)
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Errors
66(2)
Dangling Modifiers
68(1)
Parallel Structure
69(2)
Verb Tense
71(3)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
74(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
74(1)
Unit Extensions
75(1)
Unit 5 Self-Check
76(1)
Unit 6: Achieving More in Sentence Variety
77(15)
Unit Terms
77(1)
Unit Objectives
77(1)
Gerunds
78(3)
Infinitives
81(3)
Participles
84(3)
Improving Style
87(2)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
89(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
90(1)
Unit Extensions
90(1)
Unit 6 Self-Check
91(1)
Unit 7: Paragraph Basics
92(9)
Unit Terms
92(1)
Unit Objectives
92(1)
Parts of a Paragraph
93(3)
Test Taking and the Paragraph
96(2)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
98(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
99(1)
Unit Extensions
99(1)
Unit 7 Self-Check
100(1)
Unit 8: Writing Skills with Definition
101(10)
Unit Terms
101(1)
Unit Objectives
101(1)
Definition Sentences
102(1)
Word Clues Indicating Definition
103(1)
Punctuation Indicating Definitions
103(2)
The Definition Paragraph
105(3)
Definition Questions on Exams
108(1)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
108(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
109(1)
Unit Extensions
109(1)
Unit 8 Self-Check
109(2)
Unit 9: Writing Skills with Summaries
111(22)
Unit Terms
111(1)
Unit Objectives
111(1)
Paraphrasing
112(1)
Summary Sentences
113(2)
Summary Paragraphs
115(1)
Summary Skills on Job Applications
116(1)
Job Applications
116(1)
Resumes
117(6)
Cover Letters
123(2)
Thank-You Notes
125(2)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
127(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
127(2)
Unit Extensions
129(1)
Unit 9 Self-Check
129(4)
Unit 10: Writing Skills with Process/Sequence
133(9)
Unit Terms
133(1)
Unit Objectives
133(1)
Vocabulary of Process/Sequence
134(1)
Instructional Paragraphs
134(1)
Informational Paragraphs
134(1)
Process/Sequential Paragraph
134(3)
Using Process to Learn Medical Procedures
137(1)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
138(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
139(1)
Unit Extensions
140(1)
Unit 10 Self-Check
141(1)
Unit 11: Writing Skills with Analysis
142(14)
Unit Terms
142(1)
Unit Objectives
142(1)
Using Language Analysis in the Workplace
143(5)
Using Grammar Knowledge to Analyze Fill-in-the-Blank Questions
148(2)
Analytical Paragraphs
150(3)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
153(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
153(1)
Unit Extensions
154(1)
Unit 11 Self-Check
154(2)
Unit 12: Writing an Essay
156(26)
Unit Terms
156(1)
Unit Objectives
156(1)
Thesis Statement
157(1)
Using the Topic to Lead into Developing an Effective Thesis Statement
158(2)
What Does a Composition Look Like?
160(1)
Writing the First Paragraph
161(1)
Writing Support Paragraphs
162(2)
Writing the Concluding Paragraph
164(1)
Example of Another Completed Essay
165(2)
Using Essay Writing Skills for Course Papers
167(1)
Annotated Bibliographies
167(2)
Research Papers
169(1)
Reference Citations
169(8)
Unit Proofreading Exercises
177(1)
Unit Revision Exercises
178(1)
Unit Extensions
179(1)
Unit 12 Self-Check
179(3)
Answer Key 182(63)
Index 245

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