Writing Clearly: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series #160) / Edition 1

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How to express thoughts clearly and correctly- the first time and every time Written by an experienced author with a strong background in writing and writing instruction, this self-teaching guide helps readers communicate more effectively, whether they need to begin with the basic concepts of writing or further hone skills in a specific area. Using a practical, step-by-step approach, the book focuses on key steps in the writing process, utilizing examples that illustrate the concepts. Dawn Sova shows readers how to make the correct writing choices, providing sections on targeting one's audience, organizing information, writing effective body paragraphs, proofreading for accuracy, avoiding bias, selecting the appropriate voice, and much more. Self-tests and answers following each chapter provide instant feedback, and a detailed writer's checklist aids in evaluating writing. Also included are chapters that cover various types of academic writing and writing for business or technology. Dawn Sova (Montclair, NJ) teaches courses in basic writing, creative nonfiction, magazine journalism, and survey courses in literature at Montclair State University. She is the author of thirteen books, including How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471179528
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/2/2004
  • Series: Wiley Self-Teaching Guides Series, #160
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

DAWN SOVA teaches courses in basic writing, creative nonfiction, magazine journalism, and survey courses in literature at Montclair State University. She received her Ph.D. in English literature from Drew University in New Jersey. Sova is the author of thirteen books, including How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 3

1 Targeting Your Audience 5

2 Finding and Writing the Topic 25

3 Writing a Strong Introduction 47

4 Building the Body Paragraphs 69

5 Concluding the Writing 101

6 Revising for Greater Understanding 131

7 Making Your Writing Flow 157

8 Polishing Your Prose 187

9 Applying Your Skills to Academic Writing 221

10 Writing for Business 233

Appendix:Writing Checklist 241

Resources 243

Index 245

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