A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process

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McGraw-Hill, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 189 pages
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This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers provides over 280 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..

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Contents

The Uniform Solution
16
Chapter
23
Talk into a Tape Recorder
29
Keep a Journal
30
Part II
45
Write in a New Place
48
Provide Relevant Statistics
54
Describe People and Places
57
Chapter Fourteen
98
Include Dialogue
104
Troubleshooting with a Computer
110
A Troubleshooting Guide to Editing
113
Chapter Nineteen
126
Underline Warning Words
127
Avoid Unclear Reference
133
Troubleshooting with a Computer
139

Troubleshooting with a Computer
76
Chapter Nine
14
Be Realistic
74
Type Your Draft
80
Troubleshooting with a Computer
96
Chapter Eleven
85
Examining a Draft
101
Chapter TwentyThree
144
Capitalize Specific Brand Names
155
Underline Words to Check Later
162
Consider Your Needs
168
Chapter TwentyNine
171
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About the author (2004)

Barbara Fine Clouse is a frequent conference presenter and seasoned writing instructor who has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. In addition to this new edition of THE STUDENT WRITER: Editor and Critic, Barbara has written a number of composition texts for McGraw-Hill, including WRITING: FROM INNER TO OUTER WORLD, PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE: A Rhetorical Reader, JUMPSTART! A Workbook for Writers WORKING IT OUT: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, a short prose reader for developmental students, which is avialable on Primis, McGraw's electronic database. Barbara's publications also include the fourth edition of PROGRESSIONS for Allyn & Bacon.

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