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The new edition of The Practical Stylist retains its traditional readable approach to teaching composition but contains extensive revisions to address the writing process more directly and to provide a fresh and up-to-date perspective. The approach remains non-theoretical with the emphasis on practical explanations and exercises. This Fourth Edition contains readings for those profs who wish to use these as a catalyst for writing. These readings are integrated at the end of each chapter in The Canadian Practical Stylist with Readings.
Table of contents
1. The Writing Process: An Overview.
2. The Point of It All.
3. Making a Beginning: From Subject to Thesis.
4. Your Paper's Basic Structure.
5. Paragraphs: Beginning, Middle, End.
6. Middle Tactics: Description and Narration; Expository Modes.
7. Straight and Crooked Thinking: Working with Evidence.
8. Writing Good Sentences.
9. Correcting Wordy Sentences.
11. Research - Canadian Reference Sources.
12. The Trouble with Grammar.
13. Punctuation, Spelling, Capitalization.
14. A Glossary of Usage.
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