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Writing Clear Paragraphs

Writing Clear Paragraphs - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136465713

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ISBN13: 978-0136465713
ISBN10: 0136465714
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 99
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Writing Clear Paragraphs - 6TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136465713

Robert Donald, James D. Moore, Betty R. Morrow, Wargetz and Werner

ISBN13: 978-0136465713
ISBN10: 0136465714
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 99
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This text takes basic writers step-by-step through the process of organizing a paragraph, structuring sentences, choosing effective wording and punctuation. This edition will include more on the process approach and developing an essay.

Each chapter -- so students are aware of what is expected of them. NEW--Adds boxed Guidelines to give students a convenient quick overview or review of important concepts in encapsulated form. NEW--Provides all new exercises and examples. NEW--Intersperses grammar instruction between writing instruction and word instruction.

Follows a simple three-part structure -- writing instruction, grammatical instruction, word choice -- in each self-contained chapter. Provides numerous examples of well-written student and professional paragraphs in each chapter. Contains a section -- with examples -- on "Finding Your Voice" that helps students overcome the deadly question, "What can I write about?"

Table of Contents

1. The Paragraph.

Organization of a Paragraph.
Topic Sentence.
Body.
Conclusion.
Sentences.
Words.

2. Narrating.

What is a Narrative?
Organization of a Narrative Paragraph.
Topic Sentence.
Body.
Conclusion.
Sentences.
Words.

3. Describing.

The Uses of Description.
Objective vs. Subjective Description.
Organization.
Sentences.
Words.

4. Explaining a Process.

Organization.
Sentences.
Words.

5. Explaining with Examples.

Organization.
Conclusion.
Sentences.
Words.

6. Comparing or Contrasting.

Organization.
Body.
Sentences.
Words.

7. Classifying.

Organization.
Sentences.
Words.

8. Defining.

Organization.
Structure.
Sentences.
Words.

9. From Paragraph to Essay.

Introduction.
Body.

10. Persuading.

Purpose of Persuasion.
Types of Persuasion.
Organization.
Assignment.
The Persuasive Essay.
Words.


Sources.
Index of Exercises.
Index.