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Publication date: 1/23/2005
I. HOW TO PUT A PAPER TOGETHER. Chapter 1 - The Planning Process. The Need for Good Writing Skills. Writing Seldom Goes Step By Step. Think Before You Write. Come Up with a Working Thesis. Changing Your Thesis Mid-Writing. Developing Details: Invention Techniques. Bringing Order Out of Chaos. Chapter 2 - Addressing Your Readers. Write as Naturally as You Speak. Adjust Your Tone. Choose an Appropriate Level of Language. Use Jargon Carefully. Use Gender-Free Language. Avoid Biased Language. To Say It Or Not Say It: Euphemisms. Chapter 3 - Useful Strategies For Developing Ideas. Strategies for Narratives. Strategies for Descriptions. Strategies for Explaining a Process. Strategies for Classifying and Analyzing. Strategies for Comparing and Contrasting. Strategies for Explaining Causes and Effects. Chapter 4 - Composing Effective Paragraphs. Understanding the Basic Paragraph. Developing the Ideas Fully. Keeping Your Readers with You: Unity in Coherence. Composing Special Paragraphs. Chapter 5 - Polishing Your Sentences. Sentence Combining: Coordination and Subordination. How Sentence Combining Works. When to Use Sentence Combining. Cut Out Unnecessary Words. Use Mostly Active Voice. Practice the Passive. Be Specific and Vivid. Exercise Your Imagination: Figures of Speech. Constructing Impressive Sentences. Use Parallel Structure. Straighten Out Screwed-Up Sentences. Chapter 7 - Thinking Critically And Logically. Cultivate a Questioning Attitude. Detecting Slanted Writing. A Quick Look at Logic. Think For Yourself. II. HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER. Chapter 8 - Conducting Your Research. Scheduling Your Research Paper. Topics for Researched Writing. Organizing Your Search. Some Suggestions for Using the Library. Using the Internet. Sweating Through Research. Chapter 9 - Using Your Source