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Part I. Basics/Process

  A. Chapters 1-6: Start

  B. Ch. 7-13: Organize

  C. Ch. 14-20: Revise/Edit

Part II. College Writing

   D. Ch. 21-23: What Is It?

   E. Ch. 24-30: Write on Rdgs.

   F. Ch.31-35: Arguments

  G. Ch. 36-42: Research

  H. Ch. 43-48: Literature

   I.  Ch. 49-58: Majors & Work

Part III. Grammar

 Study Questions





This Web site,, contains a number of sample papers in its chapters.  Below is a simple table of contents for accessing these samples.  Just click on the type of sample paper you want.


A. Starting to Write:

Students Writing about Writing

A5. Rhetorical Modes:

Analysis Using Comparison/Contrast

Argument--See "F. Arguing" below.

E. Responses to Readings:

Summary of a Text

Disagreement with a Text

Analysis of a Text

Evaluation of a Text

Critical Review of a Text

Writing to Literature--See "H. Writing to Literature" below.

See also Grammar Book "Ch. 12. Types of Papers--Directions & Samples "

F. Argument:

Thesis Essay

Dialogic Essay

Literary Thesis

Disagreement with a Text

Evaluation of a Text

Magazine Article

Professional Proposal

Application Letter

Professional Arguments--See "Online Argumentative Readings"

G. Researching: See the samples in individual chapters above and below: some are research papers.  See also Grammar Book "Ch. 16. Research Writing, Plagiarism, & Samples."


H. Writing to Literature:

Analysis of Elements

Interpretive Thesis

Literary Review

See also Grammar Book "Ch. 4. Literature, Reading, & Writing."

I.  Writing in Many Fields:

Application Letter

Project or Status Report

Process Description/Instructions

Professional Proposal

Recommendation Report

Advertising--See "Writing a Story.")

News Article

Magazine Article

Case Study

Science Proposal/Report

Writing a Story 

Arts Review--See "Literary Review"

See also Grammar Book "Ch. 20. Writing in Majors, Disciplines, Professions"
          and "21.
Job/School Applications, Resumes, Covers."

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