Steps to Writing Well

ISBN-10: 1413032303
ISBN-13: 9781413032307
Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Jean Wyrick
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List price: $111.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick's helpful instruction. STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Tenth Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective essays. With Wyrick's clear, practical advice and student-friendly tone, you'll find it easy to begin, organize, and revise your writing?from choosing a topic to developing your essay to polishing your prose. Interesting readings in a variety of styles offer useful examples of the types of essays you'll most often be assigned in your composition and other college classes.

The Basics Of The Short Essay
Prewriting Getting Started Selecting a Subject
Finding Your Essays Purpose and Focus
Pump-Primer Techniques After Youve Found Your Focus
Discovering your Audience How to Identify Your Readers Keeping a Journal (Talking to Yourself Does Help)
Summary
The Thesis Statement What Is a Thesis?
What Does a "Working Thesis" Do?
Can a "Working Thesis" Change?
Guidelines for Writing a Good Thesis Avoiding Common Errors in Thesis Statements Using the Essay Map
Summary
The Body Paragraphs Planning the Body of Your Essay
Composing the Body Paragraphs
The Topic Sentence Paragraph
Development Paragraph
Length Paragraph
Unity Paragraph
Coherence Paragraph
Sequence Transitions between Paragraphs
Summary
Beginnings and Endings
How to Write a Good Lead-In Avoiding Errors in Lead-Ins
How to Write a Good Concluding Paragraph
Avoiding Errors in Conclusions How to Write a Good Title
Summary
Drafting and Revising: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
What Is Revision? When Does Revision Occur?
Myths about Revision Preparing to Draft: Some Time-Saving Hints
A Revision Process for Your Drafts
What is Critical Thinking?
Thinking Critically as a Writer
A Final Checklist for Your Essay
Benefiting from Revision Workshops
Some Last Advise: How to Play with Your Mental Blocks
Summary
Effective Sentences
Developing a Clear Style
Developing a Concise Style
Developing a Lively Style
Developing an Emphatic Style
Summary
Word Logic Selecting the Correct Words Selecting the Best Words
Summary
The Reading-Writing Connection
How Can Reading Well Help Me Become a Better Writer?
How Can I Become an Analytical Reader?
Writing a Summary
Summary The Basics of the Short Essay:
Summary
Purposes, Modes, And Strategies
Exposition The Strategies of Exposition
Development by Example Professional Essay: "So Whats So Bad about Being So-So?"
Development by Process Analysis Professional Essays: "To Bid the World Farewell" & "How to Write a Personal Letter"
Development by Comparison and Contrast Essay Topics A Topic Proposal for Your Essay Professional Essays: "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts" & "Two Ways of Viewing the River"
Development by Definition Professional Essay: "The Munchausen Mystery"
Development by Division and Classification Professional Essay: "Mystery!"
Argumentation Developing Your Essay Common Logical Fallacies Pro/Con Professional Essays: "Grandparents Rights" Analyzing Advertisements
Description How to Write Effective Description Professional Essay: "Still Learning from My Mother"
Narration Writing the Effective Narrative Essay Professional Essay: "Sister Flowers"
Writing Essays Using Multiple Strategies Professional Essay: "Dont Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgements"
Special Assignments
Writing a Paper Using Research
Focusing Your Topic Beginning Your Library Research
Preparing a Working Bibliography Choosing and Evaluating Your Sources
Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
Taking Notes Incorporating Your Source Material
Avoiding Plagiarism Choosing the Documentation Style for Your Essay MLA / APA Styles
Using Supplementary Notes
Writing about Literature Using Literature in the Composition Classroom
Suggestions for Close Reading of Literature Steps to Reading a Story Annotated Story: "The Story of an Hour"
Steps to Reading a Poem Annotated Poem "When I Heard the Learnd Astronomer"
Guidelines for Writing about Literature
Writing In-Class: Exams and "Response" Essays Steps to Writing Well Under Pressure Writing the Summary-and-Response Essay
Writing in the World of Work Composing Business Letters Sample Business Letter
Creating Memos Sending Professional E-Mail Designing R?sum?s Sample R?sum?
A Concise Handbook
Major Errors in Grammar Errors with Verbs Errors with Nouns Errors with Pronouns Errors with Adverbs and Adjectives Errors in Modifying Phrases Errors in Sentences
A Concise Guide to Punctuation
The Period
The Question Mark
The Exclamation Point
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Apostrophe Quotation Marks Parentheses Brackets
The Dash
The Hyphen Underlining
The Ellipsis Mark
A Concise Guide to Mechanics Capitalization Abbreviations Numbers Spelling
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