A Short Guide to College Writing

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Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 380 pages
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With a well-known author team, this book offers practical advice on writing college essays from the beginning of the process to the end. Filled with advice about matters large and small-choosing a topic, writing an analysis, constructing a paragraph, using and documenting a source, punctuating a quotation, or chapters to consult in revising a draft, editing a revision, or preparing final copy. Although discussion and examples of description and narration are included, the emphasis is on analysis, argument, and research. Checklists" are included in each chapter and serve as an easy quick reference to each chapter's main ideas. A brief handbook is included at the end of the text to offer and quick and ready grammar reference, as well as The Writer's Voice: Six Examples of Style. MARKET For anyone interested in reaching a basic to advanced level of writing proficiency.

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Developing Ideas
3
CHAPTER TWO Drafting and Revising
16
An Historian Revises
31
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Barnet is former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.

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