A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, Fifth Edition
Part One: A Troubleshooting Guide to Prewriting Chapter One: "I Don't Know What to Write." Chapter Two: "How Do I Write a Thesis?" Chapter Three: "How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?"
Part Two: A Troubleshooting Guide to Drafting Chapter Four: "I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can't Say It." Chapter Five: "I'm Having Trouble With My Introduction." Chapter Six: "How Do I Back Up What I Say?" Chapter Seven: "I Don't Know How To End." Chapter Eight: "I Can't Think of the Right Word."
Part Three: A Troubleshooting Guide to Revising Chapter Nine: "I Thought my Draft was Better Than This." Chapter Ten: "I Don't Know What to Change." Chapter Eleven: "Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?" Chapter Twelve: "My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up." Chapter Thirteen: "My Draft is too Short." Chapter Fourteen: "My Draft is too Long." Chapter Fifteen: "My Writing Seems Boring." Chapter Sixteen: "My Writing Sounds Choppy."
Part IV: A Troubleshooting Guide to Editing Chapter Seventeen: "I Don't Find My Mistakes." Chapter Eighteen: "I Used a Period and a Capital Letter, So Why Isn't This a Sentence?" Chapter Nineteen: "How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? It's Not Even Long." Chapter Twenty: "It is I; It is Me-What's the Difference?" Chapter Twenty-One: "How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?" Chapter Twenty-Two: "I'm Unsure About Modifiers." Chapter Twenty-Three: "Can't I Just Place a Comma Wherever I Pause?" Chapter Twenty-Four: "What if I Want to Quote Somebody?" Chapter Twenty-Five: "I Have Trouble with Apostrophes." Chapter Twenty-Six: "I Never Know What to Capitalize." Chapter Twenty-Seven: "I Can't Spell."
Part V: A Troubleshooting Guide to Research Chapter Twenty-Eight: "How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do I Need Them?" Chapter Twenty-Nine: "What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?" Chapter Thirty: "What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?"
Appendix A: "English is Not My First Language"
Appendix B: "I Get Nervous Writing in Class"
Appendix C: "I Need a Writing Topic"