A Writer's Reference, 7th Edition by Diana Hacker

By Diana Hacker

A Writer's Reference, the main broadly followed guide within the usa, is still groundbreaking in its simplicity, supplying the ideal content material in an available layout. New coauthor Nancy Sommers's personal learn, campus shuttle, and school room event retain the instruction manual in music with the desires of educational writers. In a depended on quick-reference layout, the 7th variation offers recommendation on the entire correct themes: operating with assets, revising with reviews, getting ready a portfolio, and extra. A Writer's Reference bargains extraordinary flexibility with numerous types to choose between — a instruction manual that is really at your carrier.

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Is there a topic sentence that signals to readers what to expect in the rest of the paragraph? Have you included sentences that perhaps belong elsewhere in your draft? ) • Revisit your topic sentence. It should serve as an important signpost for readers. Make sure the wording of your topic sentence is precise and that you have enough evidence to support it in the paragraph. ) THE COMMENT: Your words? SIMILAR COMMENTS: Source? • Who’s talking here? ” the comment often signals that it is unclear whether you are using only your own words or are mixing in some words of your sources.

What questions would you like to explore? Why is your subject worth writing about? How might readers benefit from reading about it? Do you need to narrow your subject to a more specific topic (because of length restrictions, for instance)? Purpose and audience ■ ■ ■ ■ Why are you writing: To inform readers? To persuade them? To entertain them? To call them to action? Some combination of these? Who are your readers? How well informed are they about the subject? What do you want them to learn? How interested and attentive are they likely to be?

It is possible to begin without a plan — assuming you are prepared to treat your first attempt as a “discovery draft” that will be radically rewritten once you discover what you really want to say. Whether or not you have a plan when you begin drafting, you can often figure out a workable order for your ideas by stopping each time you start a new paragraph, to think about what your readers will need to know to follow your train of thought. For more detailed advice about paragraphs in the body of an essay, see C4.

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