Wordsmith : A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-10
  • Publisher: Longman
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Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Preparing to Write
Writing Paragraphs: Topic Sentences
Writing Paragraphs: Support
Writing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence
Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting
Showing and Telling: Description, Narration, and Example
Limiting and Ordering: Definition, Classification, and Process
Examing Logical Connections: Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument
Writing an Essay
Writing Summary Reports
Verbs and Subjects
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verb Shifts
Coordination and Subordination
Run-on Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Pronoun Case
Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Point of View
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles
Parallel Structure
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Capital Letters
Words Commonly Confused
Word Choice
Other Punctuation
Quotation Marks
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