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Successful Writer's Handbook, The, 2nd Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter, Jane E. Aaron

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 5, 2011

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Whether you’re just starting to adjust to college demands, or simply struggling with your writing assignments, The Successful Writer's Handbook by Kathleen McWhorter and Jane E. Aaron,  is the perfect coach to give you practical guidance on making the most of your college experience by learning to write successfully.  Straightforward, this handbook will give you the guidance you need on approaching studying, managing your time, composing excellent writing assignments, and getting the most out of college life.  It’s the indispensable writing tool for mastering grammar and style, drafting and revising top-notch papers, and doing college-level research, all of which will help you achieve better grades and reach the success you seek in college.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

            1. Academic Success In and Out of the Classroom

            2. Success in Your Writing Class

            3. Reading & Critical Thinking Skills

            4. Preparing for and Taking Exams

 

PART 2 – THE WRITING PROCESS

            5. The Writing Situation

            6. Generating Ideas

            7. Thesis and Organization

            8. Drafting

            9. Revising and Editing

            10. Paragraphs.

 

PART 3 – ACADEMIC WRITING

            11. Writing for College

            12. Reading and Writing Argument

            13. Reading and Writing About Literature

 

PART 4 – WRITING FOR WORK AND CAREER

            14. Document design

            15. Online Writing

            16. Oral Presentations

            17. Business and Career Writing

 

PART 5 - GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES

            18. Parts of Speech

            19. The Sentence

            20. Phrases and Subordinate Clauses            

            21. Sentence Types

            Verbs

            22. Forms

            23. Tenses

            24. Moods

            25. Voice

            26. Subject-Verb Agreement

            Pronouns

            27. Forms

            28. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

            29. Reference

            Modifiers

            30. Adjectives and Adverbs

            31. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

            Sentence errors

            32. Sentence Fragments

            33. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

            34. Mixed Sentences

 

PART 6 – CLARITY AND STYLE

            35. Emphasis

            36. Parallelism

            37. Variety and Details

            38. Appropriate Words

            39. Exact Words

            40. Conciseness

 

PART 7 – PUNCTUATION

            41. End Punctuation

            42. Comma

            43. Semicolon

            44. Colon

            45. Apostrophe

            46. Quotation Marks

            47. Other Marks

 

PART 8 - SPELLING AND MECHANICS

            48. Spelling and the Hyphen

            49. Capital Letters

            50. Italics or Underlining

            51. Abbreviations

            52. Numbers

 

PART 9 - RESEARCH WRITING

            53. Research Strategy

            54. Finding Sources

            55. Working with Sources

            56. Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources

            57. Writing the Paper

 

PART 10 - MLA DOCUMENTATION

 

PART 11 - APA DOCUMENTATION

 

PART 12 - GLOSSARIES AND INDEX

 

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