This basic, self-study book will help you develop a direct, clear, and concise writing style. It presents a step-by-step approach for writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and other informational formats. Self-editing techniques for avoiding common writing problems are carefully explained.
Preface Section 1: Sentence Basics What Is a Sentence? Finding the Subject of a Sentence Getting Control of the Subject Verbs That Work Completing the Sentence Core Reviewing the Results Section 2: Modifiers What Are Modifiers? Easy Adjectives The Prepositional Phrase Maze Blurbs About Adverbs Reviewing for Results Section 3: Signal Words What Are Signal Words? A Pause for the Clause Compound Sentences: Two Independent Cores, Sometimes More Reviewing for Results Section 4: Purposeful Paragraphs What Is a Paragraph? Using Core Control to Write Paragraphs Reviewing for Results Section 5: Watch Out for Weed Words What Is a Weed Word? Four Kinds of Weed Words Reviewing for Results Section 6: Putting It Together Complete Documents Writing Business Memos Writing Business Letters Writing Short Essays.