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Chapter 1: Introduction to Writing

  • Introduction to Writing

Chapter 2: Writing an Effective Paper

  • Steps of Writing a Paper
  • Prewriting Techniques
  • Building Your Paper
  • Quoting and Paraphrasing
  • Incorporating Objections and Opposing Views

Chapter 3: The Research Process

  • Understanding the Academic Context of Your Topic
  • Organizing Your Research Plan
  • Finding Your Sources
  • Understanding Your Sources
  • Using Your Sources
  • Citing Your Sources

Chapter 4: Overview of English Grammar: Parts of Speech

  • Introduction to English Grammar and Mechanics
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Conjunctions
  • Agreement and Parallelism

Chapter 5: Overview of English Grammar: Punctuation and Mechanics

  • Commas
  • Colons and Semicolons
  • Apostrophes and Quotation Marks
  • Hyphens and Dashes
  • Other Punctuation
  • General Mechanics

Chapter 6: Writing Effective Sentences

  • The Importance of Wording
  • Word Choice
  • Tone
  • Diction

Chapter 7: Writing Effective Paragraphs

  • Organizing Your Ideas
  • Connecting Your Ideas
  • Keeping Your Writing Engaging

Chapter 8: Rhetorical Modes

  • Types of Rhetorical Modes

Chapter 9: Writing Across Disciplines

  • Writing in the Natural and Social Sciences: The Research Paper and the IMRAD Model

Chapter 10: Writing a Paper in MLA Style (Humanities)

  • MLA: Quotations and Citations

Chapter 11: Writing a Paper in APA Style (Social Sciences)

  • Introduction to APA Style
  • APA: Structure and Formatting of Specific Elements
  • APA: Empirical Research Papers
  • APA: Citations and References

Chapter 12: Writing a Paper in Chicago/Turabian Style (History)

  • Chicago/Turabian: Structure and Formatting of Specific Elements
  • Chicago/Turabian: Citations and References Notes and Bibliography (NB) System
  • Chicago/Turabian: Citations and References AuthorDate (AD) System