Writing with Confidence Writing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs

ISBN-10: 0205617808

ISBN-13: 9780205617807

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Alan Meyers
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Rhetorical Contents
The Writing Process
Hints and Help for Writers
Building Your Writing Skills
Why Write?
Speaking and Writing
Writing with Confidence
Finding the Right Way to Write
Writing for Every Reason
Writing to Work
Writing to Learn
Writing to Communicate
Writing for Yourself
Getting a Head Start
The Writing Process: Laying the Foundation
Writing with Confidence in Six Steps
Exploring Ideas
Your Subject
Your PurposeYour Audience
Prewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Freewriting
Organizing
Selecting
Outlining
Writing a First Draft
Revising the Draft
Reviewing
Reading Aloud
Predicting
Making a Clean Copy
Producing the Final Copy
Editing
Proofreading
Writing a Powerful Paragraph: Building the Foundation
What Is a Paragraph
Exploring and Planning
Writing the Topic Sentence
General and Specific Statements
Making a Claim
Expressing an Attitude or Opinion
Writing the Body and Conclusion
Generating Ideas
Selecting and Organizing Ideas
Developing Ideas
Looking at Paragraph Development
Writing a First Draft
Writing a Conclusion
Revising the Paragraph
Unity
Coherence
Refining the Topic Sentence and Conclusion
Using Peer Review
Revision Guidelines: Writing a Powerful Paragraph
Writing an Effective Essay: Building a Larger Structure
What Is an Essay?
Composing an Essay
Getting Started
Developing the Thesis Statement
Writing the First Draft
Revising
Revision Guidelines: Writing an Effective Essay
Editing and Proofreading
Blueprint for Success
Building And Repairing Sentences
Recognizing Sentences and Fixing Fragments
What Is a Sentence?
Identifying SubjectsIdentifying Verbs
What Is a Fragment?
Fixing Simple Fragments
Missing Subjects
Missing or Incomplete Verbs
Infinitives and -ing Words
Hanging Details or Examples
Fixing Complex Fragments
Although and Because Types
Who, That, and Which Types
Editing for Mastery
Joining Sentences through Coordination
Connecting Words
The Coordinating Conjunctions
Joining Sentences with Coordination
Punctuating Compound Sentences
Joining Sentences with Semicolons
The Semicolon
Transitional Words after the Semicolon
Editing for Mastery
Joining Sentences through Subordination
What Is Subordination?
Subordinating with Clauses
Common Subordinating Conjunctions
Punctuating Dependent Clauses
Subordinating with Phrases
Editing for Mastery
Joining Sentences with Pronouns
Relative Clauses
Placement of Relative Clauses
Commas with Relative Clauses
Relative Pronouns as Subjects
Relative Pronouns as Objects
Relative Clauses with Whose
Noun Clauses
Phrases
Editing for Mastery
Repairing Run-ons and Correcting Comma Splices
Run-on Sentences
Comma-Spliced Sentences
Editing for Mastery
Blueprint for Success
Revising With Care: Building On The Framework
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
What Is Subject-Verb Agreement?
Subjects
Nouns as Subjects (and Objects)
Irregular Plurals
Pronouns as Subjects
Subjects Joined by and
Special Present Tense Verbs
To Be
To Do
To Have
Special Problems with Subject-Verb
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