Table of Contents Part I. The Writing Process 1 1 Generating ideas; sketching a plan 2 2 Roughing out an initial draft 32 3 Making global revisions; revising sentences 41 Student Essay 4 Building paragraphs 77 5 Choosing a document design 109 Essay Format Business Formats E-Mail Web Page Part II. Critical Thinking 137 6 Writing about texts 138 Sample Summary Sample Analysis 7 Constructing arguments 157 Student Essay Part III. Clear Sentences 181 8 Coordination and subordination 182 9 Parallelism 194 10 Needed words 201 11 Mixed constructions 207 12 Misplaced and dangling modifiers 213 13 Shifts 224 14 Emphasis 231 15 Variety 240 Part IV. Word Choice 247 16 Wordy sentences 248 17 Appropriate language 256 18 Exact words 270 Part V. Grammatical Sentences 283 19 Sentence fragments 284 20 Run-on sentences 296 21 Subject-verb agreement (is or are, etc.) 308 22 Pronoun-antecedent agreement (singular or plural) 323 23 Pronoun reference (clarity) 331 24 Pronoun case (I or me, etc.) 337 25 Who or whom 346 26 Adjectives and adverbs (good or well, etc.) 352 27 Standard English verb forms 359 28 Verb tense, mood, and voice 376 Part VI. ESL Trouble Spots 389 29 Special problems with verbs 390 30 The articles a, an, and the 405 31 Other trouble spots 413 Part VII. Punctuation 425 32 The comma 426 33 Unnecessary commas 445 34 The semicolon 454 35 The colon 460 36 The apostrophe 463 37 Quotation marks 468 38 End punctuation 476 39 Other punctuation marks: the dash, parentheses, brackets, the ellipsis mark, the slash 480 Part VIII. Mechanics 487 40 Abbreviations 488 41 Numbers 492 42 Italics (underlining) 495 43 Spelling 499 44 The hyphen 509 45 Capital letters 513 Part IX. Researched Writing 519 46 Conducting research 521 47 Selecting and reading sources 546 48 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism 554 49 Planning and drafting the paper 562 50 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism 569 51 Integrating sources 573 52 Revising your draft 581 53 MLA documentation 584 54 MLA manuscript format 612 Two Sample Mla Papers Part X. Literature and Other Disciplines 641 55 Writing about literature, with Student Essays 642 56 Documenting sources across the curriculum: APA (social sciences), with Student Essay; Chicago (history and humanities), with Sample Pages; a list of style manuals 675 Part XI. Grammar Basics 727 57 Parts of speech 728 58 Sentence patterns 745 59 Subordinate word groups 755 60 Sentence types 768 Glossary of Usage 773 Answers to Tutorials and Lettered Exercises 789 Index 1
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