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PART 1, Writing Situations and Getting Started: Early Stages of the Writing Process
CHAPTER 1, WRITING IN CONTEXT
Why Learn to Write Well?
What Is the Rhetorical Situation?
What Is The Writing Process?
A Word of Encouragement
CHAPTER 2, DIFFERENT VOICES FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND AUDIENCES
The Writer's Voice
How Casual Conversation Differs from Focused Writing
Standard and Nonstandard Usage
Where Can I Find Keys to Usage Labels and Abbreviations?
What If Dictionaries Disagree?
Three Levels of Formality
Three Common Concerns that Affect Voice
Three Crucial Questions for Achieving an Appropriate Voice
CHAPTER 3, PREWRITING: DISCOVERING IDEAS
Prewriting: Stage One of the Writing Process
Combining Invention Techniques
CHAPTER 4, DRAFTING: EXPLORING IDEAS
Drafting: Stage 2 of the Writing Process
Focusing an Exploratory Draft
Drafting an Introduction