Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 16, 2011 - Reference - 176 pages
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Take it step-by-step for writing success!

The quickest route to learning a subject is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won’t find in Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step is a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get a clear explanation that breaks down complex concepts into easy-to-understand steps, followed by highly focused exercises that are linked to core skills--enabling learners to grasp when and how to apply those techniques.

This book features:
  • Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties
  • Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps
  • Step-it-up exercises link practice to the core steps already presented
  • Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoid

You can master writing as long as you take it Step-by-Step!

 

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Contents

1 The Foundation
1
Narrow Your Focus and Determine Your Thesis Statement
7
Choose Your Method of Development
21
Outlines Step 3 Develop Your Outline
39
Write Your First Draft
47
Sentences Step 5 Prepare for Your Final Draft Part 1
57
Mechanics Step 5 Prepare for Your Final Draft Part 2
67
Style Step 5 Prepare for Your Final Draft Part 3
81
From Beginning to End
107
Checklists for Specific Essay Types
117
Grammar and Usage Glossary of Terms
123
Useful Word Lists
126
Writing Grammar and Word References
137
Proofreading in Stages
138
Before and After Examples
141
Answer Key
149

Revise and Finalize
93
Proofread
101
Index
159
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