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How to Write Anything
Fourth Edition   ©2019

How to Write Anything

A Guide and Reference

John J. Ruszkiewicz (The University of Texas at Austin) , Jay T. Dolmage (University of Waterloo)  

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-10397-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10397-2; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

Preface
Introduction

GUIDE

Part 1  
Strategies for College Writing
1 Academic Goals and Expectations
2 Defining Genres and Purpose
3 Claiming Topics
4 Imagining Audiences
5 Gathering Materials
6 Organizing Ideas
7 Choosing Style and Design

Part 2  
Key Academic Genres
8 Reports
9 Explanations
10 Arguments
11 Evaluations
12 Proposals
13 Literary Analyses
14 Rhetorical Analyses
15 Essays
  
Part 3  
Special College Assignments
16 Essay Examinations
17 Annotated Bibliographies
18 Synthesis Papers
19 Position Papers
20 Oral Reports
21 Professional Correspondence
22 Résumés
23 Personal Statements
24 Writing Portfolios

REFERENCE

Part 4  
A Writer’s Routines
25 Smart Reading
26 Critical Thinking
27 Shaping a Thesis
28 Strategies of Development
29 Outlining
30 Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
31 Peer Editing
32 Overcoming Writer’s Block

Part 5   
Style
33 Levels of Style
34 Clear and Vigorous Writing
35 Inclusive Writing
36 Purposeful Paragraphs
37 Strategic Transitions
38 Memorable Openings and Closings
39 Informative Titles

Part 6 
Design and Digital Media
40 Understanding Digital Media
41 Tables, Graphs, and Infographics
42 Designing Print and Online Documents

Part 7  
Academic Research and Sources
43 Beginning Research
44 Consulting Experts
45 Finding Print and Online Sources
46 Evaluating Sources
47 Doing Field Research
48 Annotating Sources
49 Summarizing Sources
50 Paraphrasing Sources
51 Incorporating Sources into Your Work
52 Documenting Sources

Part 8  
Handbook
53 MLA Documentation and Format
54 APA Documentation and Format
55 Grammar
56 Mechanics
57 Sentence Issues
58 Troublesome Pairs