By Diana Hacker
A Writer's Reference, the main extensively followed instruction manual within the usa, remains to be groundbreaking in its simplicity, providing the correct content material in an available structure. New coauthor Nancy Sommers's personal study, campus commute, and school room adventure maintain the instruction manual in music with the wishes of educational writers. In a depended on quick-reference structure, the 7th variation can provide recommendation on the entire correct issues: operating with resources, revising with reviews, getting ready a portfolio, and extra. A Writer's Reference deals unparalleled flexibility with a number of types to select from — a instruction manual that is really at your provider.
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To explore ideas on a particular topic, consider using a technique called focused freewriting. Again, you write quickly and freely, but this time you focus on a subject and pay attention to the connections among your ideas. Asking questions When gathering material for a story, journalists routinely ask themselves Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? In addition to helping journalists get started, these questions ensure that they will not overlook an important fact. Whenever you are writing about events, whether current or historical, asking the journalist’s questions is one way to get started.
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Laurie McDonough, student Ideally, the introductory sentences leading to the thesis should hook the reader, perhaps with one of the following: • a startling statistic or an unusual fact • a vivid example • a description or an image • a paradoxical statement • a quotation or a bit of dialogue • a question • an analogy • an anecdote Whether you are writing for a scholarly audience, a professional audience, or a general audience, you cannot assume your readers’ interest in the topic. The hook should spark curiosity and offer readers a reason to continue.
A Writer's Reference, 7th Edition by Diana Hacker