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Home > Library Resources > Writers INC: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning

Writers INC: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning

Author: Patrick Sebranek

Publisher: [Lexington, Mass.]: Write Source, c2001.
Description: ix, 598 p.: ill.; 24 cm.
ISBN: 066947164X, 0669471860 (softcover)

Location: KCC Library - Reserve Collection (Circulation Desk)
Call Number: PE1408 .S42 2001

Subject(s)

English language Rhetoric Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Study skills Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Summary
It's meant for high schoolers, but adults who haven't inhaled chalk dust for years might appreciate it even more. The process of organizing, researching and writing a paper is laid is out in easy-to-understand normal-speak. The chapters on grammar and usage are very user-friendly, and lots of extras (suffixes, parliamentary procedure, periodic table, metric system, the U.S. Constitution, world maps, etc.) make this an extraordinarily popular and useful household item. If you're feeling generous, you might even let the kid take it to school on occasion

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - ii
Using the Handbook - iii
Table of Contents - iv

THE PROCESS OF WRITING

UNDERSTADING THE WRITING PROCESS

Why Write? - 1
Writing as a Process - 3
One Writer¹s Process - 9
Traits of Effective Writing - 21
Writing with a Computer - 27
Publishing Your Writing - 33

USING THE WRITING PROCESS

A Guide to Prewriting - 41
A Guide to Drafting - 53
A Guide to Revising - 59
A Guide to Group Advising - 69
A Guide to Editing and Proofreading - 75

BASIC ELEMENTS OF WRITING

Writing Sentences - 81
Writing Paragraphs - 95
Writing Expository Essays - 105
Writing Persuasive Essays - 115

THE ART OF WRITING

Writing with Style - 125
Writer's Resources - 133

THE FORMS OF WRITING

PERSONAL WRITING

Journal of Writing - 144
Personal Narratives - 147
Personal Essay - 152

SUBJECT WRITING

Descriptive Writing - 156
Eyewitness Account - 158
Interview Report - 160
Profile of a Person - 163

CREATIVE WRITING

Story Writing - 168
Playwriting - 174
Poetry Writing - 179

PERSUASIVE WRITING

Pet Peeve Essay - 186
Editorial - 188
Personal Commentary - 190
Essay of Opposing Ideas - 192
Essay of Argumentation - 195

ACADEMIC WRITING

Process Essay - 200
Essay of Comparison - 202
Cause/Effect Essay - 205
Essay of Definition - 208
Problem/Solution Essay - 210

WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE

Personal Responses to Literature - 215
Writing a Book Review - 221
Writing a Literary Analysis - 227
Literary Terms - 233
Poetry Terms - 242

RESEARCH WRITING

Writing the Research Paper - 245
Writing Responsibly - 255
MLA Documentation Style - 259
Sample MLA Research Paper - 275
APA Documentation Style - 285

WORKPLACE WRITING

Writing Business Letters - 297
Special Forms of Workplace Writing - 309

THE TOOLS OF LEARNING

SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION

Types of Information - 323
Using the Internet - 331
Using the Library - 337

READING SKILLS

Reading Graphics - 351
Study-Reading Skills - 357
Improving Vocabulary Skills - 367

STUDY SKILLS

Improving Classroom Skills - 383
Listening and Note-Taking Skills - 389
Writing to Learn - 397
Test-Taking Skills - 405

SPEAKING, THINKING, AND VIEWING SKILLS

Speech Skills - 421
Multimedia Report - 433
Thinking Skills - 437
Viewing Skills - 447

PROOFREADER'S GUIDE

MARKING PUCTUATION

Period, Ellipsis, Comma, Semicolon, Colon, Hyphen, Dash, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Quotation Marks, Italic (Underlining), Parentheses, Apostrophe, Brackets

CHECKING MECHANICS

Capitalization, Plurals, Numbers, Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms, Commonly Misspelled Words

USING THE RIGHT WORD - 491

PARTS OF SPEECH

Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Interjection

USING THE LANGUAGE

Constructing Sentences - 518
Using Phrases and Clauses - 520
Using Sentence Variety -522
Diagramming Sentences - 524
Getting Sentence Parts to Agree - 526
Using Fair Language - 529

STUDENT ALMANAC

LANGUAGE

Manual Alphabet - 533
Language Families - 534
Traffic Signs - 536
Common Parliamentary Procedure - 537
6-Year Calendar - 538

SCIENCE

Weights and Measures - 539
The Metric System - 541
Handy Conversion Factors - 542
Planet Profusion - 543
Periodic Table of the Elements - 544
Computer and Internet Terms - 545

MATHEMATICS

Math and Symbols and Tables - 549
Math Terms - 551

GEOGRAPHY

Using the Maps - 557
World Maps - 559
Index to World Maps - 569

GOVERNMENT

Branches of the U.S. Federal Government - 571
The U.S. Constitution - 572
U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents - 575
Order of Presidential Succession - 576

HISTORY

History Time Line - 577

Credits - 588

Index - 589

Links

The Write Source Web Site: http://thewritesource.com/

 

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