Table of contents for The Facts on File guide to good writing / Martin H. Manser.

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1. Preparing to write								 9
The writing process							 9
The four stages of the writing process				 11
Thinking and researching						 14
Paraphrasing and summarizing					 45
Quotations								 58
Planning								 74
Planning: an overview							 93
2. Writing your document							 95
	Getting started								 95
	Your authorial voice							107
	Composition: paragraphs						128
	Writing: an overview							144
3. Revising your document							146
	How to revise								147
	Revision checklist							150
	An example of revising a text						153
	Checking for consistency						177
	Proofreading								182
	References								183
	Revision: an overview							189
4. Grammar									190
	Introduction								190
	Words: Nouns								192
	Adjectives								217
	Determiners								228
	Verbs									230
	Adverbs								267
	Pronouns								273
	Prepositions								284
	Conjunctions								289
	Phrases, clauses, and sentences					298
	Reporting speech							341
5. Words in use								347
	Introduction								347
	Vocabulary								347
	Spelling								357
	Prefixes and suffixes							398
	Foreign words and phrases						414
	Abbreviations and symbols						433
	Numbers								462
	Sensitive terms							467
	Slang									482
6. Words often confused							485
7. Punctuation									690
	Introduction								690
	Punctuation marks							691
	Apostrophe								692
	Brackets								695
	Capital letters								697
	Colon									699
	Comma								702
	Dash									712
	Ellipsis								715
	Exclamation mark							717
	Hyphen								719
	Italics									723
	Paragraph								724
	Period									725
	Question mark								726
	Quotation marks							729
	Semicolon								733
	Slash									735
8. Reference resources							736
	Introduction								736
	Dictionaries								736
	Thesauruses								739
	Other reference books							740
	Electronic reference sources						742
9. Glossary of grammatical terms						745
Index										000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary).
English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching (Elementary).