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A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073405914.jpeg 7 2013 9780073405919 A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers is a compendium of strategies for handling all aspects of writing, from prewriting through editing. Designed for use independently by students as a resource book or as an in-class text, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers helps students discover specific strategies for improving their writing processes and for solving specific writing problems. Known for its concise, effective coverage and student-friendly style, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers offers an exceptional variety of writing strategies for students.
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A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process
A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 0073405914 | ISBN13: 9780073405919
By Barbara Fine Clouse
© 2013

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A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers is a compendium of strategies for handling all aspects of writing, from prewriting through editing. Designed for use independently by students as a resource book or as an in-class text, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers helps students discover specific strategies for improving their writing processes and for solving specific writing problems. Known for its concise, effective coverage and student-friendly style, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers offers an exceptional variety of writing strategies for students.

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process, Fifth Edition

Myths About Writing: An Introduction

Part One: A Troubleshooting Guide to Prewriting

Chapter One: "I Don't Know What to Write."

Chapter Two: "How Do I Write a Thesis?"

Chapter Three: "How Do I Get My Ideas to Fit Together?"

Part Two: A Troubleshooting Guide to Drafting

Chapter Four: "I Know What I Want to Say, But I Can't Say It."

Chapter Five: "I'm Having Trouble With My Introduction."

Chapter Six: "How Do I Back Up What I Say?"

Chapter Seven: "I Don't Know How To End."

Chapter Eight: "I Can't Think of the Right Word."

Part Three: A Troubleshooting Guide to Revising

Chapter Nine: "I Thought my Draft was Better Than This."

Chapter Ten: "I Don't Know What to Change."

Chapter Eleven: "Is It Cheating if Someone Helps Me?"

Chapter Twelve: "My Ideas Seem All Mixed Up."

Chapter Thirteen: "My Draft is too Short."

Chapter Fourteen: "My Draft is too Long."

Chapter Fifteen: "My Writing Seems Boring."

Chapter Sixteen: "My Writing Sounds Choppy."

Part IV: A Troubleshooting Guide to Editing

Chapter Seventeen: "I Don't Find My Mistakes."

Chapter Eighteen: "I Used a Period and a Capital Letter, So Why Isn't This a Sentence?"

Chapter Nineteen: "How Can This be a Run-on or a Comma Splice? It's Not Even Long."

Chapter Twenty: "It is I; It is Me-What's the Difference?"

Chapter Twenty-One: "How do I Know Which Verb Form to Use?"

Chapter Twenty-Two: "I'm Unsure About Modifiers."

Chapter Twenty-Three: "Can't I Just Place a Comma Wherever I Pause?"

Chapter Twenty-Four: "What if I Want to Quote Somebody?"

Chapter Twenty-Five: "I Have Trouble with Apostrophes."

Chapter Twenty-Six: "I Never Know What to Capitalize."

Chapter Twenty-Seven: "I Can't Spell."

Part V: A Troubleshooting Guide to Research

Chapter Twenty-Eight: "How Do I Find Good Sources-and Why Do I Need Them?"

Chapter Twenty-Nine: "What Do I Do with the Sources I Find?"

Chapter Thirty: "What Does an Essay With Sources Look Like?"

Appendixes

Appendix A: "English is Not My First Language"

Appendix B: "I Get Nervous Writing in Class"

Appendix C: "I Need a Writing Topic"

Index

About the Author

Barbara Fine Clouse

Barbara Clouse has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. She has also written a number of composition texts. In addition to A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, her books include The Student Writer: Editor and Critic, Jumpstart: A Workbook for Writers, Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader, and Transitions: From Reading to Writing, all written for McGraw-Hill. She has also developed Cornerstones: Readings for Writers, which is a short prose reader that is part of Primis, McGraw-Hill's custom publishing database. Barbara has also written Progressions with Readings and Conventions and Expectations: A Brief Handbook and Guide to Writing for Longman Publishers. A frequent presenter at national and regional conferences, Barbara often conducts workshops for writing teachers. McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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