Simple, Clear, and Correct Paragraphs

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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
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
Editing for Diction
Proofreading for Form
Understanding the Types and Techniques
Providing a Topic Sentence for Narrative Context
Explaining Events in Chronological Order
Recognizing the Most Effective Point of View
Providing a Topic Sentence to Preview Your Description
Drawing Upon Sensory Details
Relying on Both Objective and Subjective Description
Considering Spatial Order
Providing a Topic Sentence to State the Point Being Illustrated
Choosing Specific Examples
Selecting Relevant Examples
Providing an Effective Arrangement
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
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
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
Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Subject-verb Agreement
Basic Tenses
Irregular Verbs
Verb Voice
Noun and Pronoun Use
Modifier Use
Appendix, A Brief Guide to Documentation
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