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Table of Contents

for Successful Writing for the Real World

by DeWitt Scott and Michael Krigline, 2008 --

 Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press 外语教学与研究出版社

ISBN: 978-7-5600-7264-7; Chinese title: 高级实用英语写作


This table (without page numbers) shows the arrangement and contents of the book. A "Detailed Table of Contents & Better Writing Index” is also at the back of the book to help you find specific sub-sections easily. There are 311 pages in the main "lessons," but the last page is 477.


About the Authors
序言 (Preface)
Introduction for Students
Introduction for Teachers
Table of Contents
Lesson 1
     Writing Skills—The Basics
        1.1. Introduction
     Type of Writing—Academic Paragraphs
        1.2. Writing Your First Essay
Lesson 2
     Writing Skills—Don’t Copy: Learn to Paraphrase
        2.1. Plagiarism
        2.2. Paraphrasing, Using Quotations, and Using Idioms
Lesson 3
     Writing Skills—Before You Get Started
        3.1. Know Your Readers
        3.2. How to Begin
Lesson 4

     Type of Writing—Documented Academic Essays
        4.1. Constructing an Academic Essay in English
        4.2. Documenting Your Essay
Lesson 5

     Writing Skills—How to “Talk” to Them
Lesson 6

     Type of Writing—Product Descriptions
        6.1. The Basics: Introduction, Body and Conclusion
        6.2. Keep Product Descriptions Simple and Clear
Lesson 7
     Writing Skills—Successful Writing is a Process
        7.1. Rewriting and Editing
        7.2. Use Every Advantage
Lesson 8
     Better Writing Study Guide (Part 2; G8-G12)
        G8. Connectives
        G9. Agreement
        G10. Providing Examples (For Example, Such As, and More)
        G11. Using Many, Much, Any and A Lot
        G12. Miscellaneous Points (Numbers, Italics, Fluff & Overgeneralizations)
Lesson 9
     Writing Skills—The Simple Sentence
Lesson 10
     Writing Skills—Be Specific, Precise and Brief
Lesson 11
     Type of Writing—Reviews
Lesson 12
     Writing Skills—People Like Stories about People
        12.1. Stay in Touch with People
        12.2. Transitions—Move Your Reader Along
Lesson 13
     Better Writing Study Guide (Part 3; G13-G15)
        G13. More about Connectives and Transitions
        G14. Verb Agreement with Names and Collective Nouns
        G15. Articles: The, A, & An
Lesson 14
     Writing Skills—Punctuation
        14.1. Basic Punctuation
        14.2. Punctuation when Explaining and Typing
Lesson 15
     Looking Back: Midterm Review
Lesson 16
     Writing Skills—Recharge Your “IONS” (Active Writing)
Lesson 17
     Type of Writing—the News
        17.1. Introduction to Journalistic Writing
        17.2. Writing News Articles
Lesson 18
     Writing Skills—Adverbs and Adjectives
        18.1. Adverbs
        18.2. Adjectives
        18.3. Sources of Confusion over Adverbs and Adjectives
Lesson 19
     Better Writing Study Guide (Part 4; G16-G20)
        G16. Choosing Since, Because, As or Like
        G17. Expressing How We Feel
        G18. Problems with Countable and Uncountable Words
        G19. Common Chinglish Mistakes
        G20. Related Terms that are Commonly Confused
Lesson 20
     Type of Writing—Editorials
        20.1. Writing Editorials
        20.2. Writing Letters to the Editor
Lesson 21
     Writing Skills—Loaded Words
Lesson 22
     Type of Writing—Feature Articles
        22.1. Writing Feature Articles
        22.2. Chart: Journalistic Writing (Comparison Summary)
Lesson 23
     Writing Skills—Clichés and Show-offs
        23.1. Avoid Clichés
        23.2. The Changing Nature of Words
        23.3. Show-offs
Lesson 24
     Writing Skills—Fighting Clutter
Lesson 25
     Writing Skills—Metaphors
Lesson 26
     Type of Writing—Business Correspondence
Lesson 27
     Writing Skills—Little Slips
Lesson 28
     Writing Skills—Misused Words
        28.1. Misused, Confused and Misspelled Words (in Alphabetical Order)
Lesson 29
        29.1. DeWitt Scott’s Successful Writing Guidelines (page 309)
Lesson 30
     Writing Skills—Creating Questions (Bonus Lesson)
Appendix A—Marking Key for Sample Essays
Appendix B—Important Collocations (Life & Travel)
Appendix C—Better Writing Study Guide (Part 1; G1-G7)
        G1. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
        G2. The Past and Future (Can, Could, Later, May, Will, & Recent)
        G3. Using Learn, Study, Understand & Know
        G4. Common Sources of Confusion
        G5. Showing Comparison or Contrast
        G6. Making a Verb Negative
        G7. Paragraphs, Capitalization, and Titles
Appendix D—More Help for Teachers
Appendix E—Journalistic Group Project Info
Answer Key
Glossary (注释词表)
Index to Key Concepts
Detailed Table of Contents & Better Writing Index
Further Readings
Acknowledgements (page 477)


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