Building Better Essays

ISBN-10: 0495905178
ISBN-13: 9780495905172
Edition: 2013
Authors: Gina Hogan
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Description: Learn to write clear and concise essays with this easy, step by step text. Your writing skills and confidence will build from chapter to chapter as you become a better writer. The book is inexpensive and has everything you need to know!

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Learn to write clear and concise essays with this easy, step by step text. Your writing skills and confidence will build from chapter to chapter as you become a better writer. The book is inexpensive and has everything you need to know!

Preface
Building the Foundation The Writing Process
Why Write?
The Writing Process
Prewriting and Planning Ideas
Understanding Your Assignment, Purpose, and Audience
Focusing on Point of View
What Is Prewriting?
Exploring and Generating Ideas
Free Writing
Questioning ("Big Six" Questions)
Visual Mapping: Lists, Outlines, and Cluster Maps
Reading, Journaling, and Discussing
Narrowing the Subject and Planning the Ideas
Writing Essays
Drafting an Essay
Introduction Paragraph
The Hook
Thesis Statement
Body: Supporting Paragraphs
Conclusion Paragraph
Title
Example of an Essay
Rewriting Essays
Why Rewrite?
Revising
Unity in Essays
Coherence in Essays
Editing
Preparing Your Final Essay for Submission
Building Tightly Structured Essays
Illustration Building Essays with Examples
Writing an Illustration Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of an Illustration Essay
Cause or Effect Building Essays with Reasons or Results
Writing a Cause or Effect Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of a Cause or Effect Essay
Analysis by Division Building Essays with Parts
Writing an Analysis by Division Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of an Analysis by Division Essay
Comparison or Contrast Building Essays with Similarities or Differences
Writing a Comparison or Contrast Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of a Comparison or Contrast Essay
Building Loosely Structured Essays
Description Building Essays with Imagery
Writing a Description Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of a Description Essay
Narration Building Essays with Stories
Writing a Narration Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of a Narration Essay
Definition Building Essays with Clarifications
Writing a Definition Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Conclusion Paragraph
Example of a Definition Essay
Literary Analysis Building Essays about Literature
Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Conclusion Paragraph
Title
Example of a Literary Analysis Essay
Building Essays with Research
Argumentation Building Essays with Research
Understanding the Research Process
Step 1: Find Your Topic and Position
Step 2: Document Your Sources
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes
Bibliography and Works Cited Page
Writing an Argumentation Essay
Using Persuasive Appeals
Introduction Paragraph
Thesis Statement
Supporting Paragraphs
Development Sentences
Refutation Paragraph
Conclusion Paragraph
Title
Bibliography and Works Cited
Rules for In-Text Citations or Parenthetical Notations
Rules for the Works Cited List
Example of an Argumentation Essay
Appendices
Basic Grammar
Commonly Used Transitions
Quotations Protocol

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