Clear Thinking and Writing
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.
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 2: More about Point and Support
• Making a Point
• Supporting a Point
Chapter 4: Two Common Mistakes in Writing
• Staying on Point
• Providing Enough Support
Chapter 5: Organization
Words That Show Addition
Words That Show Time
• Listing Order and Time Order
Chapter 6: The Difference between a Paragraph and an Essay
• The Parts of an Essay
Four Common Methods of Introduction
Transitional Words and Sentences
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