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The nuts & bolts of college writing

Author: Michael Harvey
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engagingly written and filled with judicious examples, this short, practical, inexpensive handbook combines advice on writing clearly and plainly, structuring a piece of argumentative writing, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
handböcker, manualer etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Harvey
ISBN: 0872205746 9780872205741 0872205738 9780872205734
OCLC Number: 52214863
Description: xv, 103 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Concision : The pompous style at school --
2. Clarity : Choose verbs over nominalizations ; Choose active verbs over linking verbs ; Choose the active voice over the passive voice ; Clarity and honesty --
3. Flow : Use consistent characters ; Use pronouns and other pointers ; Use punch lines ; Use conjunctions and other linking words --
4. Punctuation : Commas and comma splices ; Semicolons ; Colons ; Dashes ; Parentheses ; Questions --
5. Gracefulness : The historical present ; Appositives ; Parallelism ; Tricolon ; Concession ; Qualification --
6. Using sources : Winning your audience's trust ; Weaving sources into your prose ; Quoting effectively --
7. Paragraphs : The function of paragraphs ; Opening sentences ; Designing paragraphs ; Sections --
8. Beginnings and endings : Beginnings ; Endings ; Last thought --
Appendix: Documentation and citation formats : Generic formats ; CMS, MLA, and APA style guide ; Citation and reference examples.
Other Titles: Nuts and bolts of college writing
Responsibility: Michael Harvey.

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