Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step

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Written by Ann Longknife

Published by McGraw-Hill

Nov, 2011

176 pages



Take it step-by-step for writing success! The quickest route to learning a subject is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won’t find in Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step is a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get a clear explanation that breaks down complex concepts into easy-to-understand steps, followed by highly focused exercises that are linked to core skills--enabling learners to grasp when and how to apply those techniques. This book features:
  • Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties
  • Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps
  • Step-it-up exercises link practice to the core steps already presented
  • Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoid
You can master writing as long as you take it Step-by-Step!

Table of Contents

1 The Foundation
2 Getting Started Step 1: Narrow Your Focus and Determine Your Thesis Statement
3 Methods of Development Step 2: Choose Your Method of Development
4 Form a Plan: Outlines Step 3: Develop Your Outline
5 Craft Your First Draft Step 4: Write Your First Draft
6 Your Writer’s Toolbox: Sentences Step 5: Prepare for Your Final Draft, Part 1
7 Your Writer’s Toolbox: Mechanics Step 5: Prepare for Your Final Draft, Part 2
8 Your Writer’s Toolbox: Style Step 5: Prepare for Your Final Draft, Part 3
9 Your Final Draft Checklist Step 6: Revise and Finalize
10 A Final Look Step 7: Proofread
11 A Finished Assignment: From Beginning to End
Appendix A: Checklists for Specific Essay Types
Appendix B: Grammar and Usage Glossary of Terms
Appendix C: Useful Word Lists
Appendix D: Writing, Grammar, and Word References
Appendix E: Proofreading in Stages
Appendix F: Before and After Examples


Title: Easy Writing Skills Step-by-Step
Author: Ann Longknife
Language: English
Length: 176
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 2011-11-23
ISBN-10: 0071774513
ISBN-13: 9780071774512