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Overview

Working It Out is a unique text that conveniently provides 240 specific writing strategies covering the full range of the writing process, not only helping writers prepare and organize their papers but also helping them to overcome specific challenges - for example, Chapter Eight: "I Can't Think of the Right Word" - and by overcoming these challenges to develop an effective approach to writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072367485
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/22/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
First Things First: An Introduction "Do I Have to Buy the Book?" 1
Pt. I Prewriting 19
Ch. 1 "I Don't Know What to Write." 20
Ch. 2 "How Do I Write a Thesis?" 34
Ch. 3 "How Do I Get my Ideas to Fit Together?" 38
Pt. II Drafting 45
Ch. 4 "I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can't Say It." 46
Ch. 5 "I'm Having Trouble with My Introduction." 52
Ch. 6 "How Do I Back Up What I Say?" 57
Ch. 7 "I Don't Know How to End." 65
Ch. 8 "I Can't Think of the Right Word." 69
Pt. III Revising 73
Ch. 9 "My Draft Has Problems." 74
Ch. 10 "I Don't Know What to Change." 77
Ch. 11 "My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up." 86
Ch. 12 "My Draft Is Too Short." 90
Ch. 13 "My Draft Is Too Long." 95
Ch. 14 "My Writing Seems Boring." 99
Ch. 15 "How Can I Get My Writing to Flow?" 104
Pt. IV Editing 109
Ch. 16 "I Need Help Finding my Mistakes." 110
Ch. 17 "I Used a Period and a Capital Letter, So Why Isn't this a Sentence?" 115
Ch. 18 "How Can this Be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? It's Not Even Long." 121
Ch. 19 "I/Me, She/Her, He/Him, They/Them, We/Us, Who/Whom - What's the Difference?" 124
Ch. 20 "How Do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?" 131
Ch. 21 "I'm Unsure about Using Modifiers." 135
Ch. 22 "Why Can't I Place a Comma Wherever I Pause?" 139
Ch. 23 "What Do I Do if I Want to Quote Somebody?" 142
Ch. 24 "I Have Trouble with Apostrophes." 144
Ch. 25 "I Can't Spell." 147
Pt. V Writing Practice 155
Ch. 26 Ideas for Writing 156
App Coping with Essay Examinations 161
Index 165
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