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A Note to StudentsPreface
Part One: College Thinking, Reading, and Writing 1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Making Connections2. Getting Ready to Write: Form, Process, and Purpose 3. Organizing Your Main Point and Support: Arranging Your Ideas4. Drafting and Revising Paragraphs and Essays: Putting Your Ideas Together
Part Two: Writing Different Kinds of Paragraphs and Essays5. 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 Differences12. 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
IndexUseful Editing and Proofreading Marks
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