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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings

Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130996978

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130996978

Anthony C. Winkler and JoRay McCuen

ISBN13: 978-0130996978
ISBN10: 0130996971
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No

Author Bio

Winkler, Anthony C. : Glendale Community College

McCuen, Jo Ray : Glendale Community College


Table of Contents

I. PREPARING TO WRITE.

1. Myths about Writing.
2. Purpose and Audience.
3. Gathering Ideas.

II. WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS.

4. The Topic Sentence of a Paragraph.
5. Adding Details.
6. Sticking to the Point and Linking Sentences.

III. PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES.

7. Narrating.
8. Describing.
9. Illustrating.
10. Explaining a Process.
11. Defining a Term.
12. Classifying.
13. Comparing and Contrasting.
14. Arguing.

IV. WRITING GOOD ESSAYS.

15. What Is an Essay?
16. The Thesis Statement.
17. Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End.
18. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading.

V. SENTENCE BASICS.

19. The Sentence.
20. Building Sentences.

VI. THE 20 MOST COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS.

Error # 1. Sentence Fragments.
Error # 2. Run-on Sentences.
Error # 3. Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement.
Error # 4. Incorrect Verb Forms.
Error # 5. Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have.
Error # 6. Passive Voice.
Error # 7. Shift in Tense.
Error # 8. Shifting Point of View.
Error # 9. Unclear or Missing Referent.
Error # 10. Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism.
Error # 11. Trouble with Comparisons and Superlatives.
Error # 12. Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers.
Error # 13. Omitted Commas, Part I.
Error # 14. Omitted Commas, Part II.
Error # 15. Apostrophe Problems.
Error # 16. Trouble with Quotation Marks.
Error # 17. Incorrect Capitalization, Part I.
Error # 18. Incorrect Capitalization, Part II.
Error # 19. Misspelled Words, Part I.
Error # 20. Misspelled Words, Part II.

VII. READINGS.

Help for Your Reading.
Narrating.
Describing.
Illustrating.
Explaining a Process.
Defining.
Classifying.
Comparing and Contrasting.
Arguing.

Credits.
Index.

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