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The New Oxford Guide to Writing

Author: Thomas S Kane
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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Covers the writing process, the structure of essays, exposition, sentences, diction, description, narration, and punctuation.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
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Kane, Thomas S.
New Oxford guide to writing.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)647648932
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Kane
ISBN: 0195045386 9780195045383 0195090594 9780195090598
OCLC Number: 16922951
Notes: Includes indexes.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION. Subject, Reader, and Kinds of Writing ; Strategy and Style ; Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics --
THE WRITING PROCESS. Looking for Subjects ; Exploring for Topics ; Making a Plan ; Drafts and Revisions --
THE ESSAY. Beginning ; Closing ; Organizing the Middle ; Point of View, Persona, and Tone --
THE EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPH. Basic Structure ; Paragraph Unity ; Paragraph Development: (1) Illustration and Restatement ; Paragraph Development: (2) Comparison, Contrast, and Analogy --
Paragraph Development: (3) Cause and Effect ; Paragraph Development: (4) Definition, Analysis, and Qualification --
THE SENTENCE. The Sentence: A Definition ; Sentence Styles ; The Well-Written Sentence: (1) Concision ; The Well-Written Sentence: (2) Emphasis ; The Well-Written Sentence: (3) Rhythm ; The Well-Written Sentence: (4) Variety --
DICTION. Meaning ; Clarity and Simplicity ; Concision ; Figurative Language ; Unusual Words and Collocations ; Improving Your Vocabulary: Dictionaries ; DESCRIPTION AND NARRATION. Description ; Narration --
PUNCTUATION. Stops ; The Other Marks.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Kane.
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A clear and authoritative guide covering every aspect of the writing process, The New Oxford Guide to Writing is an essential addition to any writer's reference library, providing abundant assistance  Read more...

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Introduction -- 1. Subject, reader and kinds of writing -- 2. Strategy and style -- 3. Grammar, usage and mechanics -- Part I. The writing process -- 4. Looking for subjects -- 5. Exploring for topics -- 6. Making a plan -- 7. Drafts and revisions -- Part II. The essay -- 8. Beginning -- 9. Closing -- 10. Organizing the middle -- 11. Point of view, persona and tone -- Part III. The expository paragraph -- 12. Basic structure -- 13. Paragraph unity -- 14. Paragraph development: (1) Illustration and restatement -- 15. Paragraph development: (2) Comparison, contrast and analogy -- 16. Paragraph development: (3) Cause and effect -- 17. Paragraph development: (4) Definition, analysis and qualification -- Part IV. The sentence -- 18. The sentence: a definition -- 19. Sentence styles -- 20. The well-written sentence: (1) Concision -- 21. The well-written sentence: (2) Emphasis -- 22. The well-written sentence: (3) Rhythm -- 23. The well-written sentence: (4) Variety -- Part V. Diction -- 24. Meaning -- 25. Clarity and simplicity -- 26. Concision -- 27. Figurative language -- 28. Unusual words and collocations -- 29. Improving your vocabulary: dictionaries -- Part VI. Description and narration -- 30. Description -- 31. Narration -- Part VII. Punctuation -- 32. Stops -- 33. The other marks.

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"Guides to writing--some in print, others in software--continue to proliferate; the best-written this year is "The New Oxford Guide to Writing."--William Safire, New York Times Sunday Magazine

 
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