Real Writing Essentials
First EditionMiriam Moore; Susan Anker©2018
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Table of Contents
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
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