Better Writing Right Now

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Unformatted text preview: BETTER WRITING RIGHT NOW! Using Words to Your Advantage N E W Y O R K Francine D. Galko Copyright © 2001 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Galko, Francine. Better writing right now : using words to your advantage / by Francine Galko.—1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 1-57685-402-7 1. English language—Rhetoric. 2. Report writing. 3. Business writing. I. Title. PE1408 .G25 2002 808'.042—dc21 2001050784 ISBN 1-57685-402-7 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition For more information or to place an order, contact LearningExpress at: 900 Broadway Suite 604 New York, NY 10003 Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Francine D. Galko is currently a freelance writer, editor, and project manager. She has edited pre-GED and GED math preparation work texts, and has also written a basic math and algebra study guide with practice materials and interactive CD-ROMs. In addition, Ms. Galko has written and edited other science, language arts, ESL, EFL, and instructional materials. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas. Contents Introduction ix Section 1: Deciding What to Say—Preparing to Write 1 Lesson 1: Getting Started 3 Lesson 2: Choosing Your Own Topic 11 Lesson 3: Using Prewriting Strategies 19 Lesson 4: Organizing Your Ideas and Outlining Your Paper 33 Section 2: Start Writing!—The Drafting Process 45 Lesson 5: Starting to Draft Your Paper/Drafting Your Paper 47 Lesson 6: Convincing Your Reader 55 Lesson 7: Beginning and Ending Your Paper 63 Section 3: Evaluating What You’ve Written—Revising and Editing 69 Lesson 8: Revising Your Paper 71 Lesson 9: Checking the Focus and Organization of Your Paper 77 Lesson 10: Editing Your Paper 85 Lesson 11: Being Clear and Concise 101 Lesson 12: Writing with Style 109 Section 4: Special Writing Situations 115 Lesson 13: Essay Exams 117 Lesson 14: Research Papers 123 Section 5: Writing for the Workplace 135 Lesson 15: Business Writing 137 Lesson 16: Resumes and Cover Letters 139 Lesson 17: Writing Business Letters 157 Lesson 18: Writing Memos and Emails 167 Lesson 19: Writing Reports 177 Appendix: Model Essays and Workplace Writing 183 Answers 215 BETTER WRITING RIGHT NOW! v Introduction Let’s say you’re at the bookstore and you’re trying to decide whether or not to buy this book. You wonder: Will it really help me write better? Is it any different from the other books on the shelf? How can this book improve my writing? If these are some of the ques- tions you have, then read on—you’ll find the answers here!...
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