Real Writing Essentials
First Edition   ©2018

Real Writing Essentials

Miriam Moore (Lord Fairfax Community College) , Susan Anker

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-15344-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-15344-1; Format: Paper Text

A Note to Students

Part One: College Thinking, Reading, and Writing
1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Making Connections
2. Getting Ready to Write: Form, Process, and Purpose 
3. Organizing Your Main Point and Support: Arranging Your Ideas
4. Drafting and Revising Paragraphs and Essays: Putting Your Ideas Together 

Part Two: Writing Different Kinds of Paragraphs and Essays
5. Narration: Writing That Tells Important Stories  
6. Illustration: Writing That Gives Examples 
7. Description: Writing That Creates Pictures with Words
8. Process Analysis: Writing That Explains How Things Happen
9. Classification: Writing That Sorts Things into Groups
10. Definition: Writing That Tells What Something Means  
11. Comparison and Contrast: Writing That Shows Similarities and Differences
12. Cause and Effect: Writing That Explains Reasons or Results 
13. Argument: Writing That Persuades 
14. Research   

Part Three: Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
15. Basic Grammar  
16. The Four Most Serious Errors  
17. Other Grammar and Style Concerns  
18. Punctuation and Capitalization  

Useful Editing and Proofreading Marks