The Simple Math of Writing Well

The Simple Math of Writing Well

By Dr. Jennie A. Harrop
Book Description

Writing guides abound, but The Simple Math of Writing Well is one of a kind. Readers will find its practical approach affirming, encouraging, and informative, and its focus on the basics of linguistic structure releases 21st-century writers to embrace the variety of mediums that define our internet-connected world. As Harrop reminds us in the opening chapters of her book, we write more today than ever before in history: texts, emails, letters, blogs, reports, social media posts, proposals, etc. The Simple Math of Writing Well is the first guide that directly addresses the importance of writing well in the Google age.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • About the Book
  • Reviewers' Notes
  • Preface: Writing as Simple Math
  • Introduction: Myths and Rule Changes
  • The Sentence Equation
    • Main Verbs
    • Main Subjects
    • Terminal Punctuation Marks
    • Mid-Sentence Punctuation Marks
    • Eight Parts of Speech
    • Consistency
  • The Paragraph Equation
    • Topic Sentences
    • Evidence
    • Summary Sentences
  • The Essay Equation
    • Thesis Statements
    • Introductions
    • Body Paragraphs
    • Conclusions
  • The Process of Writing Well
    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Voice
    • Context
    • Claims and Appeals
    • Clarity and Cohesion
    • Revision and Creativity
  • Research
    • Finding Credible Evidence
    • Including Outside Evidence
  • Academic Formatting
    • APA
    • MLA
    • Turabian
  • Beyond Academia
    • Emails
    • Letters
    • Reports and Proposals
  • Conclusion
  • About the Author
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