Clear Thinking and Writing

Clear Thinking and Writing

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  • Author: John Langan
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-187-3
  • Year: 2010
  • Page count: 44
  • Reading level: 6-10
  • Weight: 0.35 lb
  • Availability: In stock
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Clear Thinking and Writing will do exactly what its title says-help students focus their thinking and improve their writing. Students will learn that the most important things to do as a thinker and writer are to: 1) Make a clear point, and 2) Provide solid support for the point.

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    Key Features


    Focus on the Essentials: Too many writing books lose sight of the forest for the trees. Clear Thinking and Writing presents in a nutshell what students need to do to become better thinkers and writers: make a point and then support it with appropriate, well-organized specific evidence. It gets to the heart of the matter and presents clear thinking and writing as skills that students can learn.

    Student-friendly Design: The guide uses an inviting full-color format and many illustrations to help teach students what they need to know.

    Useful Supplements: In addition, free PowerPoint presentations available in our Online Learning Center will help you reinforce the lessons in the guide. 

    Reasonable Price: This guide is available to schools at only $12.00--a price that recognizes the economic challenges of these times. The goal of Townsend Press has always been to provide the highest quality books at the lowest possible prices.


    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1:   An Introduction to Point and Support 


    Chapter 2:   More about Point and Support    
         • Making a Point     
         • Supporting a Point    

    Chapter 3:   Point and Support Outlines     

    Chapter 4:   Two Common Mistakes in Writing   
         • Staying on Point     
         • Providing Enough Support     

    Chapter 5: Organization      
         • Transitions      
               Words That Show Addition    
               Words That Show Time  
         • Listing Order and Time Order   

    Chapter 6: The Difference between a Paragraph and an Essay  
         • Paragraphs   
         • Essays     
         • The Parts of an Essay      
              Introductory Paragraph    
              Four Common Methods of Introduction  
             Supporting Paragraphs   
             Transitional Words and Sentences  
             Concluding Paragraph   

    Chapter 7:  The Writing Process     
        • Step 1:  Getting Started through Prewriting:   
              Freewriting, Questioning, List Making 
        • Step 2:  Preparing a Scratch Outline  
        • Step 3:  Writing the First Draft  
        • Step 4:  Revising   
        • Step 5:  Editing     
        • Final Thoughts       

    Chapter 8:  Writing Assignments    

    Chapter 9:  Writing and Reading—and a Special Offer