9780205520855

Simple, Clear, and Correct Paragraphs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205520855

  • ISBN10:

    0205520855

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/6/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

With its brevity (288 pages) and low price,Simple, Clear, and Correctdelivers quality instruction at an affordable price. Author Bill Kelly hones paragraph-writing skills and then extends the writing with an introdcution to the essay and documentation. A crisp grammar review helps readers with the basics of composition for clearer, more correct writing.

Table of Contents

Making a Start
The Paragraph: Process and Product
Understanding the Paragraph: Definition and Explanation
Recognizing the Reading/Writing Connection
Reading Actively
Preparing a Summary
Preparing a Critical Paragraph
Prewriting: Principles and Techniques
Prewriting Defined
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Branching
Composing: Creating a Topic Sentence and Draft Paragraph
Composing Defined
Developing an Effective Topic Sentence
Choosing and Developing Effective Supporting Sentences
Creating a First Draft Paragraph
Revising: Refining Your Draft
Revising Defined
Reassessing for Unity, Coherence, and Language
Redrafting
Editing for Diction
Proofreading for Form
Understanding the Types and Techniques
Narration
Providing a Topic Sentence for Narrative Context
Explaining Events in Chronological Order
Recognizing the Most Effective Point of View
Description
Providing a Topic Sentence to Preview Your Description
Drawing Upon Sensory Details
Relying on Both Objective and Subjective Description
Considering Spatial Order
Example
Providing a Topic Sentence to State the Point Being Illustrated
Choosing Specific Examples
Selecting Relevant Examples
Providing an Effective Arrangement
Process
Providing a Topic Sentence To Clearly State the Procedure or Technique
Using the Imperative Mood When Appropriate
Dividing the Process into Simple, Logical Steps
Relying on Linear Order
Definition
Providing a Topic Sentence to Highlight the Item or Idea
Understanding the Elements of Effective Definition
Recognizing All The Possible Meanings
Enhancing Definition through Synonyms, Negation, and Etymology
Comparison and Contrast
Providing a Topic Sentence to Specify the Subjects and Focus
Establishing a Basis for Comparison
Including a Thorough Presentation
Arranging Ideas Effectively
Cause and Effect
Providing a Topic Sentence to Focus on Cause or Effect
Distinguishing between Direct and Related Causes and Effects
Avoiding Oversimplification of Causes and Effects
Including an Effective Arrangement
Division and Classification
Providing a Topic Sentence to Delineate the Scope and Identify the Focus as Division or Classification
Establishing a Logical Method of Analysis
Maintaining a Consistent Presentation
Using Distinct and Complete Groupings
Argument
Providing a Topic Sentence to Identify a Clear Stance on an Issue
Including Sufficient Support
Using a Reasonable and Convincing Tone
Avoiding Errors in Logic
Arranging Supporting Sentences in Emphatic Order
Moving Beyond the Paragraph: The Essay
Recognizing the Difference between a Paragraph and an Essay
Outlining Essay Structure: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
Examining the Essay-Writing Process: Prewriting, Composing, and Revising
Understanding the Importance of the Thesis
Remember the Importance of Meeting the Reader's Needs
Mastering Form
Parts of Speech
Parts and Types of Sentences
Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Subject-verb Agreement
Basic Tenses
Irregular Verbs
Verb Voice
Noun and Pronoun Use
Modifier Use
Spelling
Parallelism
Punctuation
Capitalization
Appendix, A Brief Guide to Documentation
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