The Practical Writer

The Practical Writer

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond-into the research-driven paper and different organizational strategies. Beginning with sections that help students develop simpler pieces of writing-the one-paragraph essay, for example-the book progresses through the five paragraph essay, discussing issues of topic sentences, unity, coherence, support, and layout. Section Two of the book is devoted to forms that deepen students' ability, including fuller treatment of common patterns of development (modes) for five-paragraph essays and essays that go beyond the five paragraph essay-comparison and contrast, cause and effect, classification, and process. An entire part (Part 5) is devoted to the research paper. Finally, a mini-handbook (Section Three, Improving Your Punctuation and Expression) provides a concise review of key Standard English rules and principles that students must apply to become more confident and effective college-level writers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.This text clearly and succinctly presents everything you need know to master college-level writing.

Title:The Practical Writer
Author:Edward Bailey, Philip Powell
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2007-04-25


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