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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carol A Pemberton
|Description:||xi, 254 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||"Summary" and "Exercises" end each chapter. 1. Reviewing Basic Concepts. Looking at Paragraphs. Introducing Unity and Development. 2. Finding Topics. Considering Audience and Purpose. Moving from Brainstorming to Drafting. 3. Writing Topic Sentences. Understanding the Topic Sentence. Developing Clarity and Exactness. 4. Building Support. Balancing General and Specific Statements. Using Details, Examples, Facts, and Quotations. 5. Providing Coherence. Understanding Coherence. Using Devices to Ensure Coherence. Transitional Words, Phrases, and Clauses Pronoun Reference Parallelism Repetition of Key Words. 6. Writing Narrative Paragraphs. Understanding Narrative Writing. Using Techniques of Narrative Writing. Selecting a Topic Selecting Details Organizing the Information. 7. Writing Descriptive Paragraphs. Looking at Descriptive Paragraphs. Choosing and Organizing Details. 8. Writing Expository Paragraphs. Defining Expository Writing. Using Common Patterns. Comparison/Contrast Process Classification Cause and Effect Definition. 9. Writing Persuasive Paragraphs. Defining Persuasive Writing. Using Techniques to Persuade. Establish Credibility Develop a Narrow, Workable Topic Focus Attention on the Topic Idea Provide Concrete, Relevant Support Organize in a Logical Way. 10. Revising and Proofreading. Revising to Serve Audience and Purpose. Proofreading for Accuracy. 11. Writing Multiparagraph Units. Carrying Paragraph Principles into Longer Units. Creating Opening and Ending Paragraphs. Appendix A: Manuscript Form. Appendix B: Correction Symbols. Index.|