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EMPOWER YOURSELF — essential skills for the real world

COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE

There's that bruiser of a term paper. The resume for the job you really want. Or those business proposals for your boss. Whatever your writing needs, you understand the importance of communicating with clarity and precision. The essential writing workshop, this book shows you that powerful writing is a process that can be learned — step by step.

ENERGIZE YOUR WRITING WITH:

* All the writing styles you need to know, including different types of essays, plus speeches, cover letters, resumes, and more.
* Effective tools to organize your ideas.
* Time-tested editing and revising techniques.
* Secrets to developing great topics.
* Loads of concrete examples to help develop your skills.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

introduction: The Power of Writing Power

Section I: Rules for Writing

power up: Rules for Writing

chapter 1: Rule One: Be Concise
chapter 2: Rule Two: Be Forceful
chapter 3: Rule Three: Be Correct
chapter 4: Rule Four: Be Polished

Section II: Starting the Process

power up: Get Yourself Organized

chapter 5: Finding a Topic
chapter 6: Developing Ideas
chapter 7: Narrowing Your Topic
chapter 8: Writing a Thesis Statement
chapter 9: Organizing Your Ideas
chapter 10: Putting Your Ideas in Order
chapter 11: Making a Formal Outline

Section III: Drafting

power up: Jump In and Write

chapter 12: The Draft
chapter 13: Writing a Good Beginning
chapter 14: Writing the Main Body
chapter 15: Writing a Strong Conclusion

Section IV: Revising and Editing

power up: Polish Your Gem

chapter 16: Making Repairs — What Belongs?
chapter 17: What Is the Best Way to Express Myself?
chapter 18: What Mistakes Have I Made?

Reference Section A: Essays

power up: Writing an Essay

chapter 19: The Personal Essay
chapter 20: The Persuasive Essay
chapter 21: The Process Analysis (How-To) Essay
chapter 22: The Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
chapter 23: The Cause-and-Effect Essay
chapter 24: The Problem-and-Solution Essay
chapter 25: Other Essays

Reference Section B Reports

power up: Writing a Report

chapter 26: Research Reports

afterword: Now You Have The Power

appendix: Proofreader Marks
Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684841564
Other:
Stanley H Kaplan Educational Centers
Publisher:
Kaplan
Author:
Kaplan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-156
Publication Date:
19970701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 14.28 oz

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