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Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings

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

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

ISBN13: 9780130996978

ISBN10: 0130996971

Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings by Anthony C. Winkler and JoRay McCuen - ISBN 9780130996978
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Writing Talk : Paragraphs and Short Essays With Readings by Anthony C. Winkler and JoRay McCuen - ISBN 9780130996978

ISBN13: 9780130996978

ISBN10: 0130996971

Edition: 2ND 00

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Author Bio

Winkler, Anthony C. : Glendale Community College

McCuen, Jo Ray : Glendale Community College


Table of Contents

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.