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The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane

The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing

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The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane
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Jul 01, 2000
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Table Of Contents

The Oxford Essential Guide to WritingIntroduction
1. Subject, Reader, and Kinds of Writing
2. Strategy and Style
3. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

Part I: The Writing Process
4. Looking for Subjects
5. Exploring for Topics
6. Making a Plan
7. Drafts and Revisions

Part II: The Essay
8. Beginning
9. Closing
10. Organizing the Middle
11. Point of View, Persona, and Tone

Part III: The Expository Paragraph
12. Basic Structure
13. Paragraph Unity
14. Paragraph Development: (1)Illustration and Restatement
15. Paragraph Development: (2)Comparison, Contrast, and Analogy
16. Paragraph Development: (3)Cause and Effect
17. Paragraph Development: (4)Definition, Analysis, and Qualification

Part IV: The Sentence
18. The Sentence: A Definition
19. Sentence Styles
20. The Well-Written Sentence: (1)Concision
21. The Well-Written Sentence: (2)Emphasis
22. The Well-Written Sentence: (3)Rhythm
23. The Well-Written Sentence: (4)Variety

Part V: Diction
24. Meaning
25. Clarity and Simplicity
26. Concision
27. Figurative Language
28. Unusual Language
29. Improving Your Vocabulary: Dictionaries

Part VI: Description and Narration
30. Description
31. Narration

Part VII: Puntcuation
32. Stops
33. The Other Steps

Name Index
Subject Index

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