Troubleshooting Guide for Writers : Strategies and Process / Edition 4

Troubleshooting Guide for Writers : Strategies and Process / Edition 4

by Barbara Fine Clouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072876891

ISBN-13: 9780072876895

Pub. Date: 05/21/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers provides over 310 writing strategies for solving problems at every stage of the writing process--from idea generation through editing. The book's practical approach not only helps writers with broader challenges,such as planning and organization, but also with specific style and grammar issues that…  See more details below

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This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers provides over 310 writing strategies for solving problems at every stage of the writing process--from idea generation through editing. The book's practical approach not only helps writers with broader challenges,such as planning and organization, but also with specific style and grammar issues that can derail the writing process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072876895
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/21/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, Fifth Edition



Myths About Writing: An Introduction

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 Capitol 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?"

Appendixes

Appendix A: "English is Not My First Language"

Appendix B: "I Get Nervous Writing in Class"

Appendix C: "I Need a Writing Topic"

Index

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