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Process of Composition

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ISBN-10: 0137230656

ISBN-13: 9780137230655

Edition: 2nd 1988

Authors: Joy M. Reid

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List price: $34.93
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Pearson ESL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

1. The Fundamentals of Writing Objectives of the Course. The Audience. Showing and Telling. General and Specific. The Paragraph. Subject and Topic. The Topic Sentence. Writing the Topic Sentence. The Point Paragraph. The Process of Writing a Paragraph. 2. Developing and Supporting Ideas Developing Ideas. Supporting Techniques. Methods of Development. 3. Planning the Essay Selecting a Topic. Abstract and Concrete Topics. Title of the Essay. Organizing a Topic. Prewriting. The Thesis Statement. Paragraph Relationships. Essay Outlining. Complete Body Paragraph Outlining. The Introduction. The Body. The Conclusion. 4. Drafting and Revising the Essay Coherence Devices. Transitions. Paragraph Hooks. Revision of Drafts. Peer Revision. Editing. Student Samples of the Essay. 5. Persuasion and the Argumentation Essay Introduction. Goals of Persuasion. Reliability of the Writer. Planning the Argumentative Essay. Generating Material. Logical Fallacies. Student Samples of Argumentative Essays. 6. Summary and Analysis Introduction. Writing a Summary. Planning an Analysis. Student Responses. Alternative Summary-Analysis Forms. 7. Introduction to the Research Paper Selecting a Topic. General Format of the Research Paper. Going to the Library. Identifying Descriptors. Library Etiquette. Field-Specific Formats for Research Papers. 8. Library Research Using the Card Catalog. Using Periodicals: Indexing and Abstracting Journals. Identifying and Locating Periodicals. Other Research Sources. Using Library Materials. 9. Writing the Research Paper Documentation. References. Twelve Common Problems (and Solutions) Encountered by Student Researchers. Student Samples. 10. Grammatical Explanations and Exercises Verb Problems. Sentence Structure and Punctuation Problems. Sentence Combining. Diction. Editing. Appendix The Resume. Business Letter Writing.