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Author Miriam Moore believes in helping students learn to trust themselves as readers, writers, and thinkers. Writing Essentials Online: A Macmillan Launchpad provides a space where students can build both confidence and strong academic writing skills that will carry them forward in college and career.
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Table of Contents
A Note for Students
PART ONE: College Thinking, Reading, and Writing
1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Making Connections
2. Getting Ready to Write: Audience, Purpose, Form, and Process
3. Organizing Your Main Point and Support: Giving Ideas Structure
4. Drafting and Revising: Putting Your Ideas Together
PART TWO: Writing Different Kinds of Essays
5. Narration: Writing That tells Stories
6. Illustration: Writing That Shows 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
PART THREE: Doing Research
14. Research Essays: Using Outside Sources
PART FOUR: Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics
15. Basic Grammar: An Overview
16. The Four Most Serious Errors
17. Other Grammar and Style Concerns
18. Punctuation and Capitalization
Useful Editing and Proofreading Marks