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Overview

Writing Basics for the Healthcare Professional is based on the writing needs of students in allied health fields. A wide variety of students will benefit from the "can do" approach of this worktext. The answers for most of the exercises are at the end of the text. Proofreading and revision exercises help develop critical thinking skills in writing and a keen eye for written work. Whether English is the student's first language or not, this work text teaches the basic writing skills necessary to communicate effectively in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835953191
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/23/2006
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 932,880
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Grammar Basics

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Functional Grammar

Eight Parts of Speech

Noun

Pronoun

Verb

Adjective

Adverb

Preposition

Conjunction

Interjection

Phrases

Clauses

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Self-Check

Unit 2: Sentence Basics

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Definition of a Sentence

Parts of a Simple Sentence

Sentence Fragments

Compound Subject and Predicate

Four Types of Sentences

Simple Sentences

Commands or Imperative Sentences

Questions or Interrogatory Sentences

Exclamatory Sentences

Unit 2: Sentence Basics

Definition of a Sentence

Parts of a Sentence

Subject and Predicate

Phrases and Clauses

Appositive Phrases

Sentence Patterns

Colons and Hyphens

Self-Check

Unit 3: Expanding Sentence Basics

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Appositive Phrases

Compound Sentences

Complex Sentences

Compound-Complex Sentences

Phrases versus Clauses

Sentence Order

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 4: Effective Sentence Structures

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Active and Passive Sentences

Avoiding It and There as Sentences

Using Commas

Using Semi-colons, Colons and Hyphens

Choosing Effective Vocabulary

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 5: Common Sentence Errors

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Subject-Verb errors

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

Dangling Modifiers

Parallel Structure

Verb Tense

Unit Proofreading Exercise

Unit Revision Exercise

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 6: Achieving More in Sentence Variety

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Gerunds

Infinitives

Participles

Improving Style

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 7: Paragraph Basics

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Parts of a Paragraph

Test-taking and the Paragraph

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 8: Writing Skills with Definition

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Definition Sentences

Word Clues Indicating Definitions

Punctuation Indicating Definitions

The Definition Paragraph

Definition Paragraph Checklist

Definition Questions on Examinations

Unit Proofreading Exercise

Unit Revision Exercise

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 9: Writing Skills with Summaries

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Paraphrasing

Summary Sentences

Summary Paragraphs

Summary Skills on job applications

Resumes

Cover Letters

Thank You Notes

Job Applications Checklist

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 10: Writing Skills with Process/Sequence

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Vocabulary or Process/Sequence

Instructional Paragraphs

Informational Paragraphs

Process/Sequence Paragraph Checklist

Process/Sequential Paragraph

Using process to learn medical procedures

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 11: Writing Skills with Analysis

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Using Language Analysis in the Workplace

Using grammar knowledge to analyze fill-in-the-blank questions

Analytical Paragraphs

Analytical Paragraph Checklist

Unit Proofreading Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Unit 12: Essay Writing

Unit Terms

Unit Objectives

Glossary of Medical Terms

Thesis Statements

Using the Topic as a Lead Into Developing an Effective Thesis Statement

What does an Essay Look Like

Writing the Introductory Paragraph

Writing the Concluding Paragraphs

Self-Check for Essay Writing

Using Essay Writing Skills for Course Papers

Annotated Bibliographies

Reference Citations

Unit Proofreadig Exercises

Unit Revision Exercises

Unit Extensions

Self-Check

Research Writing Checklist

Answer Key

Index

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