Table of Contents

Part 1: Planning, Drafting, and Revising

1. Think as a Writer

2. Plan and Draft

3. Compose Paragraphs

4. Rewrite, Edit, and Proofread

 

Part 2: Analyzing, Informing, Arguing 

5. Read with a Critical Eye

6. View with a Critical Eye

7. Write an Analysis

8. Write an Informative Essay

9. Write a Position Argument

10. Write a Proposal Argument

 

Part 3: Writing in the Disciplines 

11. Write About Literature and the Humanities

12. Write in the Sciences and Social Sciences

13. Compose for the Workplace

 

Part 4: Multimedia And Online Composing 

14. Communicate in Multimedia

15. Design Presentations

16. Compose in Online Genres

 

Part 5: Planning Research and Finding Sources 

17. Plan Your Research

18. Find Sources

19. Evaluate Sources

20. Plan Field Research

 

Part 6: Incorporating and Documenting Sources 

21. Use Sources Effectively and Avoid Plagiarism

22. Write and Revise the Research Project

 

Part 7: Effective Style and Language 

27. Write with Power

28. Write Concisely

29. Write with Emphasis

30. Find the Right Words

31. Write to Be Inclusive

 

Part 8: Understanding Grammar 

32. Grammar Basics

33. Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

34. Subject-Verb Agreement

35. Verbs

36. Pronouns

37. Modifiers

 

Part 9: Understanding Punctuation And Mechanics

38. Commas

39. Semicolons and Colons

40. Hyphens

41. Dashes and Parentheses

42. Apostrophes

43. Quotation Marks

44. Other Punctuation Marks

45. Write with Accurate Spelling

46. Capitalization and Italics

47. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers 

 

Part 10: If English Is Not Your First Language 

48. Writing in a Second Language

49. Nouns, Articles, and Prepositions

50. Verbs

51. English Sentence Structure