Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook

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Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook is a perennial favorite with students -- the first comprehensive writing guide created expressly for high school and college students. Acclaimed by students, educators, and parents, this guide has assisted thousands of students in writing top-quality essays, term papers, and reports, on any school subject. No home library should be without this resource, now completely revised with up-to-the-minute information that integrates computers, the Internet and changes in ...
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Webster's New World Student Writing Handbook is a perennial favorite with students -- the first comprehensive writing guide created expressly for high school and college students. Acclaimed by students, educators, and parents, this guide has assisted thousands of students in writing top-quality essays, term papers, and reports, on any school subject. No home library should be without this resource, now completely revised with up-to-the-minute information that integrates computers, the Internet and changes in language standards. Features of this edition include:
  • Revised research section incorporating Internet resources
  • Updated model papers for all six subject areas -- English, Social Studies, Science, Business, Math, and Vocational Education
  • New content on etiquette for email, voice mail, faxes, and other electronic means of communication
  • All new technical writing section to reflect contemporary workplace demands
  • New grammar, usage, and mechanics section alphabetically arranged for easy-to-use, complete writing reference.

A reference book for writing. Includes guidance for resumes, letters, college and job applications, creative and technical writing, and formal and informal writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613926508
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Webster's New World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Sorenson is the author of eighteen writing books. For twenty-two years, she taught in public high schools and in adjunct positions at several universities. In addition to writing, she now travels nationally and internationally, offering workshops for teachers and speaking at numerous conventions.

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Table of Contents

Part I Basics of Good Writing 5
Prewriting 6
Writing 12
Good Writing Habits 13
Writing Sentences 14
Writing a Paragraph 19
Writing a Multi-Paragraph Paper 24
Revising 35
Sample Revision for Specific Detail 41
Sample Revision for Unity 42
Sample Revision for Transition 43
Sample Revision for Sentence Variety 44
Sample Revision for Wordiness 47
Sample Revision for Emphasis 48
Proofreading 49
Part II Methods of Development 51
Analogy 52
Sample for English 58
Sample for Social Sciences 59
Sample for Science 60
Sample for Mathematics 62
Sample Work-Place Writing 62
Sample Technical Writing 64
Cause and Effect 65
Sample for English 71
Sample for Social Sciences 72
Sample for Science 74
Sample for Mathematics 76
Sample Work-Place Writing 77
Sample Technical Writing 78
Classification 79
Sample for English 85
Sample for Social Sciences 87
Sample for Science 89
Sample Work-Place Writing 91
Sample Technical Writing 93
Comparison and Contrast 94
Sample for English 101
Sample for Social Sciences 103
Sample for Science 104
Sample for Mathematics 105
Sample Work-Place Writing 106
Sample Technical Writing 108
Definition 109
Sample for English 113
Sample for Social Sciences 114
Sample for Science 115
Sample for Mathematics 116
Sample Work-Place Writing 117
Sample Technical Writing 117
Description 118
Sample for English 123
Sample for Social Sciences 124
Sample for Science 126
Sample for Mathematics 128
Sample Work-Place Writing 128
Sample Technical Writing 130
Narration 131
Sample Narration 133
Opinion 135
Sample Opinion Paper 141
Persuasion 143
Sample for English 150
Sample for Social Sciences 152
Sample for Science 154
Sample Work-Place Writing 157
Sample Technical Writing 158
Process Analysis 159
Sample for English 164
Sample for Social Sciences 165
Sample for Science 167
Sample for Mathematics 168
Sample Work-Place Writing 169
Sample Technical Writing 171
Part III Types of Writing 173
Advertising 174
Sample Advertising Copy 177
Analysis 178
Announcement 179
Sample Announcement 181
Argument 182
Autobiography 182
Sample Autobiography 186
Biography 189
Sample for English 195
Sample for Social Sciences 197
Sample for Science 198
Sample Work-Place Writing 200
Sample Technical Writing 201
Book Report 203
Sample for English 208
Sample for Social Sciences 210
Sample for Science 213
Sample Work-Place Writing 215
Sample Technical Writing 217
Character Sketch 219
Sample Character Sketch 224
Classified Ad 226
Sample Classified Ads 228
Dialogue 230
Sample Dialogue 234
Directions 235
Editorial 236
E-Mail 236
Essay 239
Essay-Question Responses 240
College-Admissions Application Essays 241
Sample College-Admissions Application Essay 247
Contest Essays 248
Sample Contest Essay 249
Scholarship Application Essays 250
Sample Scholarship Application Essay and Analysis 251
Essay Test Questions 251
Sample Test Essays and Analyses 257
Fax 257
Feature Article 258
Sample Feature Article 262
Journal 264
Lab Report 266
Letters 266
Business Letters 266
Sample Personal Business Letter 276
Sample Request for Information 278
Sample Letter of Complaint 280
Sample Letter to Accompany a Resume 282
Editorial Letters 283
Sample Editorial Letter 288
Social Letters 291
Sample Social Letter 293
Literary Analyses 294
For an Author 294
Sample Literary Analysis for an Author 299
For Literary Elements 301
Sample Literary Analysis for an Image 308
Sample Literary Analysis for Character 309
Sample Literary Analysis for a Symbol 311
For Literary Works 316
Sample Literary Analysis of a Drama 321
Sample Literary Analysis for Nonfiction 324
Sample Literary Analysis of a Novel 325
Sample Literary Analysis of a Poem 328
Sample Literary Analysis of a Short Story 330
Memorandum 331
Sample Memorandum 334
Minutes of a Meeting 336
Sample Minutes 339
News Article 342
Sample News Article 345
Notes 347
For a Class 347
Sample Notes for a Class 349
For a Paper 351
Sample of Notes for a Paper 354
Outlines 356
As a Summary 359
Sample Outline as a Summary 360
For a Paper 362
Sample Outline for a Paper 365
For a Speech 366
Sample Outline for a Speech 368
Paraphrase 369
Sample Paraphrase 371
Poetry 373
Sample Poems 375
Precis 378
Sample for English 380
Sample for Social Sciences 381
Sample for Science 382
Sample Work-Place Writing 384
Sample Technical Writing 385
Research Paper 387
Sample MLA Parenthetical Style Paper 410
Sample MLA Endnote Style Paper 420
Sample MLA Footnote Style Paper 422
Sample APA Style Paper 425
Sample Numbered Bibliography Style Paper 430
Resume 431
Sample Resume 436
Review 437
Sample Review 442
Scripts 444
Drama Scripts 444
Sample Drama Script 450
Radio Scripts 452
Sample Radio Script 457
Television Scripts 459
Sample Television Script 465
Short Answers 467
Brief Responses 468
Sample Brief Response 471
Definitions 471
Samples of Short Answer Definitions 473
Lists 473
Sample List 475
Short Story 475
Sample Short Story 482
Summaries 487
Synopsis 487
Sample Synopsis 489
Technical Report 490
Sample Technical Report 498
Part IV Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics 519
Section A Classification of Words 520
Parts of Speech 520
Nouns 520
Verbs 521
Adjectives 523
Adverbs 524
Prepositions 525
Parts of the Sentence 526
Section B Usage 528
Agreement of Subject and Verb 528
Pronoun Usage 531
Adjective and Adverb Usage 533
Section C Phrases and Clauses 534
Verbals and Verbal Phrases 534
Infinitives 534
Gerunds 535
Participles 536
Clauses 536
Section D Punctuation 539
Commas 539
Semicolons 541
Colons 541
Other Punctuation 542
Glossary 545
Index 573
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    Posted November 19, 2000

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    Sorenson has long been a favorite of my colleagues and me for her thorough coverage and readable text. This is her best yet.

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