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Writing Processes1. The Top Twenty: A Quick Guide to Troubleshooting Your Writing.- 2. Expectations for College Writing.- 3. Writing Situations.- 4. Exploring Ideas.- 5. Planning and Drafting.- 6. Developing Paragraphs.- 7. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing.- 8. Reflecting.- Critical Thinking and Argument9. Critical Reading.- 10. Analyzing Arguments.- 11. Constructing Arguments.- Research12. Preparing for a Research Project.- 13. Doing Research.- 14. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes.- 15. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.- 16. Writing a Research Project.- Academic, Professional, and Public Writing.- 17. Academic Work in Any Discipline.- 18. Writing for the Humanities.- 19. Writing for the Social Sciences.- 20. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences.- 21. Writing for Business.- 22. Making Design Decisions.- 23. Creating Presentations.- 24. Communicating in Other Media.- 25. Writing to Make Something Happen in the World.- Language 26. Writing to the World.- 27. Language That Builds Common Ground.- 28. Language Variety.- 29. Word Choice and Spelling.- Style30. Coordination, Subordination, and Emphasis.- 31. Consistency and Completeness.- 32. Parallelism.- 33. Shifts.- 34. Conciseness.- 35. Sentence Variety.- Sentence Grammar.- 36. Parts of Speech.- 37. Parts of Sentences.- 38. Verbs and Verb Phrases.- 39. Nouns and Noun Phrases.- 40. Subject-Verb Agreement.- 41. Pronouns.- 42. Adjectives and Adverbs.- 43. Modifier Placement.- 44. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases.- 45. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.- 46. Sentence Fragments.- Punctuation and Mechanics47. Commas.- 48. Semicolons.- 49. End Punctuation.- 50. Apostrophes.- 51. Quotation Marks.- 52. Other Punctuation Marks.- 53. Capital Letters.- 54. Abbreviations and Numbers.- 55. Italics.- 56. Hyphens.- MLA Documentation57. The basics of MLA style.- 58. MLA Style for In-Text Citations.- 59. MLA Style for a List of Works Cited.- 60. A Student Research Essay, MLA style.- APA Documentation61. The basics of APA Style.- 62. APA style for in-text citations.- 63. APA style for a list of references.- 64. A student research essay, APA style.- Chicago Documentation65. The basics of Chicago style.- 66. Chicago style for notes and bibliographic entries.- 67. A student research essay, Chicago style.- Glossaries and IndexGlossary of usage.- Index with glossary of terms.

About the Author

Andrea A. Lunsford is an emerita professor of English and former Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. She currently teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English.

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