Table of Contents

Tab 1     Hands on Advice for Writers
1    Ten Top Tips for College and University Writers
2    Ten Troublesome Mistakes Writers Make
3    Critical Thinking
4    Reading Texts and Visuals Critically

Tab 2     Writing Processes
5     Planning Your Writing
6     Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
7     Composing Paragraphs
8     Designing Documents

Tab 3     Frames for College Writing
9     Personal Essays
10     Informative Essays
11     Essays Analyzing a Text
12     Arguments
13     Proposal or Solution Essays
14     Evaluation Essays

Tab 4     Using Sources in Your Writing
15     Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
16     Avoiding Plagiarism
17     Writing About Reading

Tab 5     Research Writing
18     Starting a Research Project
19     Developing a Search Strategy
20     Finding Publishes Sources
21     Evaluating Sources
22     Synthesizing Sources in Research Papers
23     drafting and Revising a Research Paper

Tab 6     MLA Documentation
24     MLA In-Text Citations
25     MLA Works Cited List
26     A Student’s MLA-Style Research Paper

Tab 7     APA, CM, and CSE Documentation
27     APA In-Test Citations
28     APA Reference List
29     A Student’s APA-Style Research Paper
30     CM-Style Documentation
31     CSE-Style Documentation

Tab 8     Grammar Basics
32     Parts of Speech and Parts of Sentences
33     Verbs
34     Subject-Verb Agreement
35     Pronouns: Agreement, Reference, and Case
36     Adjectives and Adverbs

Tab 9     Sentences and Words
37     Sentence Fragments
38     Comma Splices and Sun-on Sentences
39     Problems with Sentence Shifts
40     Misplaced Modifiers
41     Conciseness
42     Coordination and Subordination
43     Sentence Style
44     Word Meaning and Word Impact
45     Using Inclusive Language
46     Spelling

Tab 10     Punctuation and Mechanics
47     Commas
48     Semicolons
49     Colons
50     Apostrophes
51     Quotation Marks
52     Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
53     Other Punctuation
54     Hyphens
55     Capitals
56     Italics (Underlining)
57     Abbreviations
58     Numbers

Tab 11     Tips for Multilingual Writers
    A Message to Multilingual Writers
59     Singulars and Plurals
60     Articles
61     Word Order
62     Prepositions
63     Gerunds and Infinitives
64     Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Tab 12     Specific Writing Situations, Glossaries, Index
65     An Overview of Writing Across the Curriculum
66     Writing About the Humanities
67     Writing About Literature
68     Writing in the Social Sciences
69     Writing in the Natural Sciences
70     Making Presentations
71     Writing for Digital Environments
72     Writing for Work