The Practical Writer with Readings (with 2009 MLA Update Card) / Edition 7by Edward P. Bailey, Philip A. Powell
THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS provides you with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. This text clearly and succinctly presents everything you need know to master college-level writing. Students receive the most up-to-date information… See more details below
THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS provides you with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. This text clearly and succinctly presents everything you need know to master college-level writing. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.
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Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: A MODEL FOR WRITING. PART I: THE ONE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY (STAGE I). 1. Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage I). 2. Support: Examples, Statistics, Statements by Authorities. 3. Topic Sentence. 4. Unity. 5. Coherence. 6. Tips on the Writing Process. PART II: THE ONE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY (STAGE II). 7. Overview of the One-Paragraph Essay (Stage II). 8. Support: Subtopic Sentences. Checklist for the One-Paragraph Essay. PART III: THE FIVE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY. 9. Overview of the Five-Paragraph Essay. 10. Alternative Techniques of Layout. 11. Thesis Statement with Blueprint. 12. Central Paragraphs. 13. Introduction. 14. Conclusion. Checklist for the Five-Paragraph Essay. SECTION TWO: BEYOND THE MODEL ESSAY. PART IV: MORE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT. 15. Comparison and Contrast. 16. Cause and Effect. 17. Classification. 18. Process. PART V: THE RESEARCH PAPER. 19. Overview of the Research Paper. 20. Finding Support. 21. Taking and Organizing Notes. 22. Organizing Your Thoughts and Support. 23. Using Borrowed Material in Your Paper. 24. Parenthetical Documentation. 25. Works Cited. SECTION THREE: IMPROVING YOUR PUNCTUATION AND EXPRESSION. PART SIX: PUNCTUATION. 26. Definitions. 27. Sentence Fragment. 28. Comma Splice and Fused Sentence. 29. Comma. 30. Semicolon. 31. Colon. 32. Dash. 33. Apostrophe. 34. Quotation Marks. PART VII: EXPRESSION. 35. Subordination. 36. Sentence Variety. 37. Parallelism. 38. Misused Modifiers. 39. Subject-Verb Agreement. 40. Pronoun Agreement. 41. Passive Voice. 42. Word Choice. SECTION FOUR: SAMPLE ESSAYS. Introduction to Section Four. The Stage I Paragraph. The Stage II Paragraph. The Five-Paragraph Essay. Comparison and Contrast. Cause and Effect. Classification. Process. APPENDIXES. A. Theme Format. B. Commonly Confused Words. C. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Index.
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