Contents

  1. Publisher Information

  2. Chapter 1: Introduction to Writing

    1. 1.1 Reading and Writing in College

    2. 1.2 Developing Study Skills

    3. 1.3 Becoming a Successful College Writer

    4. 1.4 Introduction to Writing: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  3. Chapter 2: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?

    1. 2.1 Sentence Writing

    2. 2.2 Subject-Verb Agreement

    3. 2.3 Verb Tense

    4. 2.4 Capitalization

    5. 2.5 Pronouns

    6. 2.6 Adjectives and Adverbs

    7. 2.7 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

    8. 2.8 Writing Basics: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  4. Chapter 3: Punctuation

    1. 3.1 Commas

    2. 3.2 Semicolons

    3. 3.3 Colons

    4. 3.4 Quotes

    5. 3.5 Apostrophes

    6. 3.6 Parentheses

    7. 3.7 Dashes

    8. 3.8 Hyphens

    9. 3.9 Punctuation: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  5. Chapter 4: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?

    1. 4.1 Commonly Confused Words

    2. 4.2 Spelling

    3. 4.3 Word Choice

    4. 4.4 Prefixes and Suffixes

    5. 4.5 Synonyms and Antonyms

    6. 4.6 Using Context Clues

    7. 4.7 Working with Words: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  6. Chapter 5: Help for English Language Learners

    1. 5.1 Word Order

    2. 5.2 Negative Statements

    3. 5.3 Count and Noncount Nouns and Articles

    4. 5.4 Pronouns

    5. 5.5 Verb Tenses

    6. 5.6 Modal Auxiliaries

    7. 5.7 Prepositions

    8. 5.8 Slang and Idioms

    9. 5.9 Help for English Language Learners: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  7. Chapter 6: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content

    1. 6.1 Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Content

    2. 6.2 Effective Means for Writing a Paragraph

    3. 6.3 Writing Paragraphs: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  8. Chapter 7: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?

    1. 7.1 Sentence Variety

    2. 7.2 Coordination and Subordination

    3. 7.3 Parallelism

    4. 7.4 Refining Your Writing: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  9. Chapter 8: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?

    1. 8.1 Apply Prewriting Models

    2. 8.2 Outlining

    3. 8.3 Drafting

    4. 8.4 Revising and Editing

    5. 8.5 The Writing Process: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  10. Chapter 9: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish

    1. 9.1 Developing a Strong, Clear Thesis Statement

    2. 9.2 Writing Body Paragraphs

    3. 9.3 Organizing Your Writing

    4. 9.4 Writing Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs

    5. 9.5 Writing Essays: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  11. Chapter 10: Rhetorical Modes

    1. 10.1 Narration

    2. 10.2 Illustration

    3. 10.3 Description

    4. 10.4 Classification

    5. 10.5 Process Analysis

    6. 10.6 Definition

    7. 10.7 Comparison and Contrast

    8. 10.8 Cause and Effect

    9. 10.9 Persuasion

    10. 10.10 Rhetorical Modes: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  12. Chapter 11: Writing from Research: What Will I Learn?

    1. 11.1 The Purpose of Research Writing

    2. 11.2 Steps in Developing a Research Proposal

    3. 11.3 Managing Your Research Project

    4. 11.4 Strategies for Gathering Reliable Information

    5. 11.5 Critical Thinking and Research Applications

    6. 11.6 Writing from Research: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  13. Chapter 12: Writing a Research Paper

    1. 12.1 Creating a Rough Draft for a Research Paper

    2. 12.2 Developing a Final Draft of a Research Paper

    3. 12.3 Writing a Research Paper: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  14. Chapter 13: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting

    1. 13.1 Formatting a Research Paper

    2. 13.2 Citing and Referencing Techniques

    3. 13.3 Creating a References Section

    4. 13.4 Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Style

    5. 13.5 APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  15. Chapter 14: Creating Presentations: Sharing Your Ideas

    1. 14.1 Organizing a Visual Presentation

    2. 14.2 Incorporating Effective Visuals into a Presentation

    3. 14.3 Giving a Presentation

    4. 14.4 Creating Presentations: End-of-Chapter Exercises

  16. Chapter 15: Readings: Examples of Essays

    1. 15.1 Introduction to Sample Essays

    2. 15.2 Narrative Essay

    3. 15.3 Illustration Essay

    4. 15.4 Descriptive Essay

    5. 15.5 Classification Essay

    6. 15.6 Process Analysis Essay

    7. 15.7 Definition Essay

    8. 15.8 Compare-and-Contrast Essay

    9. 15.9 Cause-and-Effect Essay

    10. 15.10 Persuasive Essay

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