9780321102898

Writing Simplified A Composition Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321102898

  • ISBN10:

    0321102894

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/19/2003
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Writing Simplifiedprovides a brief and affordable alternative to writing texts.KEY FEATURES:The text is a full rhetoric that covers the entire writing process, from invention through revision and proofreading. Numerous exercises and writing activities appear in each section of the text.Anyone interested in improving basic writing skills.

Table of Contents

Overview: The Process of Writing
The Writer's Mindset
1(1)
The Writer's Tools
1(1)
Steps in the Writing Process
1(1)
Step One: Planning and Prewriting
1(1)
Step Two: Drafting
2(1)
Step Three: Editing and Revising
2(1)
Step Four: Proofreading and Correcting
2(1)
The Elements of Good Writing
2(1)
Exercises (The Writing Process)
2(1)
Prewriting: Where to Begin
Basic Writing Techniques
3(1)
Finding Topics
3(1)
Brainstorming
3(1)
Listing
3(1)
Freewriting
4(1)
Looping
5(1)
Mapping
6(1)
Clustering/Branching
6(1)
Writing Drafts
7(1)
Manuscript Preparation
8(1)
Writing Effective Paragraphs
What Is a Paragraph?
9(1)
The Topic Sentence
9(1)
Unity
10(1)
Organization
11(1)
Fact vs. Opinion
12(1)
Development of Body Paragraphs
13(1)
Evaluating and Editing Your Paragraphs
14(1)
Exercises (Writing Paragraphs)
15(2)
Essays: What to Write About
What Is an Essay?
17(1)
Planning and Prewriting
17(2)
Using Outlines
19(1)
Introductory Paragraph
19(1)
Body Paragraphs
20(1)
The Concluding Paragraph
21(1)
Paragraph Hooks and Transitions
21(1)
Guidelines for Writing a Good Essay
22(1)
Writing in the Classroom
22(1)
Checking Your Essays: A Sample Completed Essay
23(1)
Evaluating Your Writing: Checklist
24(1)
Good, Mediocre, and Ineffective Writing
25(1)
Exercises (Writing Essays)
25(1)
Writing: How to Use Strategies for Paragraph and Essay Development
Introduction to Strategies for Development
26(1)
Narration
26(2)
Example
28(1)
Description
28(1)
Definition
29(1)
Process
30(1)
Enumeration/Chronology
31(1)
Classification
32(2)
Comparison and/or Contrast
34(1)
Cause and/or Effect
35(1)
Argument
36(1)
Dialectical Persuasion
37(2)
Writing a Summary
39(1)
Review: The Writing Process
Editing and Revising
39(5)
Collaborative Writing and Peer Reviewing
44(2)
The Fine Points
Checking Grammar
46(12)
Checking Punctuation
58(14)
Spelling
72(4)
Usage
76(2)
Proofreading
78(1)
Elements of Style
Improving Style
79(1)
Sexist Language
79(1)
Eliminating Awkwardness: Parallelism
79(2)
Coherence
81(3)
Other Writing Situations
Answering Essay Questions
84(3)
Writing the Research Paper: MLA
87(9)
Index 96

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