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Guide to Good Writing

Guide to Good Writing

Guide to Good Writing

  • By: Martin H. Manser

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ISBN: 9788130931173

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2020

Pages: 416

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Description:

Guide to Good Writing is an indispensable guide to the basics of good writing.
Part I of the book explains the complete writing process, from researching to revising.
Part II provides details on writing fundamentals, including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, offering practical advice and straightforward examples.

Easy-to-use chapters include:
    • Preparing to write: thinking, researching, and planning
    • Writing Your Document: finding a voice and composing paragraphs
    • Revising Your Document: editing, proofreading, and checking for consistency
    • Grammar: parts of speech, phrases and sentences.
    • Words in Use: vocabulary, spelling, sensitive terms, and slang
    • Words Often Confused: commonly misspelled or misused words
    • Punctuation: semicolons, commas, periods, and more
    • Reference Resources: dictionaries, thesaurus, and other reference

Proper writing skills are vital for nearly every student and professional. The Guide to Good Writing is an essential tool for anyone who uses the English language.


Target Audience:

General public

 

Contents:

Part I: THE WRITING PROCESS

Introduction • The Four Stages of the Writing Process

Preparing to Write • Thinking and Researching • Paraphrasing and Summarizing • Quotations • Thinking and Researching: An Overview • Planning • Planning: An Overview

Writing Your Document • Getting Started • Your Authorial Voice • Composition: Paragraphs • Writing: An Overview

Revising Your Document • How to Revise • Revision • Checklist • An Example of Revising a Text • Checking for Consistency • Proofreading • References • Revision: An Overview

PART II: WRITING FUNDAMENTALS

Introduction

Grammar • Introduction • Nouns • Adjectives • Determiners • Verbs • Adverbs • Pronouns • Prepositions • Conjunctions • Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences • Reporting Speech

Words in Use •  Introduction • Vocabulary • Spelling • Prefixes and Suffixes • Foreign Words and Phrases • Abbreviations and Symbols •  Numbers • Sensitive Terms • Slang

Words Often Confused

Punctuation • Introduction • Punctuation Marks • Apostrophe • Capital Letters • Colon • Comma • Dash • Ellipsis • Exclamation Point • Hyphen • Italics • Paragraph • Parentheses and Brackets • Period • Question Mark • Quotation Marks • Semicolon • Slash

Reference Resources •  Dictionaries • Thesaurus • Other Reference Books • Electronic reference source
Glossary of grammatical terms • Index


 

About the Author:

Martin H. Manser is a reference book writer and editor based in England. He is the author of The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases, The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions, The Facts On File Dictionary of Proverbs, and The Facts On File Guide to Style. His other books include the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes, Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible, and Learner's Dictionary of English idioms.

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