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ISBN-10: 0131889567
ISBN-13: 9780131889569
Edition: 2007
List price: $42.00
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Description: Quick Find Road Map If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers. To find the  More...

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Quick Find Road Map If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers. To find the information you need, choose the item that best describes the issue you are facing and then turn to the pages referenced. WORDS AND SENTENCES Write complete sentences instead of fragments. Join independent clauses correctly by avoiding comma splices and run-ons. Match grammatical forms within sentences to avoid shifts and keep sentences clear. Make sentences with introductory phrases and with modifiers clear. Know when to use its or it's. GRAMMAR Match subjects and verbs in number and person. Match pronouns to the word or words they refer to. Use correct verb endings. Choose verbs that correctly express time in tense and form. Describe relationships with the correct prepositions for time and place. PUNCTUATION Use commas after introductory elements. Use commas in compound sentences. Use commas to set off nonrestrictive elements. Do not use commas to set off restrictive elements. Use commas with a series of three or more elements that share the same grammatical form. Use apostrophes correctly. STYLE AND WORD CHOICE Choose the best words for your meaning. Make your writing to the point and concise.

Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
Thinking About Purposes, Audiences and Technologies
Writing defined
Purposes for writing
Audiences for writing
Sources for writing
Planning and Shaping
The writing process
The writing situation
Thinking of topics
Thinking of ideas
Idea logs and journals
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Mapping
Searching the Internet
Shaping
Levels of generality
Subject tree
Thesis statement
Outlining
Drafting and Revising
Drafting
Writers block
Revising
Editing
Proofreading
Student essay, 3 drafts
Writing Paragraphs
Paragraph defined
Introductory paragraphs
Body paragraphs
Paragraph unity
Topic sentences
Developing body paragraphs
Coherent paragraphs
Arrange paragraphs
Rhetoric strategies
Transitional paragraphs
Concluding paragraphs
Critical Thinking, Readingand Writing
Critical thinking defined
Using critical thinking
The reading process
Using critical reading
Summary and synthesis
Critical responses
Logical fallacies
Writing Arguments
Written argument defined
Choosing a topic
Assertion and thesis statement
Source-based writing
Classical argument
Toulmin model
Audience for argument
Reasoning effectively
Tone
Opposing arguments
Drafting and revising
Student argument essay
Parts of Speech and Sentence Structures Parts of speech
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Verbals
Adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Interjections Sentence structures
Subjects and predicates
Direct and indirect objects
Complements, modifiers and appositives
Phrases
Clauses
Sentence types
Verbs
Verbs defined Verb forms
Main verbs
-s and -es forms
Regular and irregular verbs
Auxiliary verbs
Intransitive and transitive Verb tense
Verb tense defined
Simple present
Perfect tenses
Progressive forms
Tense sequences Mood
Mood defined
Subjunctive forms Voice
Voice defined
Active voice
Passive voice
Pronoun Case and Reference Pronoun case
Case defined
Personal pronouns
Objective, subjective
And between subjects
With appositives
After linking verbs
Who, whoever, whom, whomever
Than, as
With infinitives
With -ing words
For -self pronouns Pronoun reference
Pronoun reference defined
Clear pronoun reference
Unclear pronoun reference
With it, that, this, which
Using they and it
Using it suitably
Using you
Using that, which, who
Agreement Subject-verb agreement
S-V agreement defined
Final -s or -es
Between subject and verb
And between subjects
With each an

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