Synopses & Reviews
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