Contents

Introduction 3

1. Subject, Reader, and Kinds of Writing 5

2. Strategy and Style 9

3. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics 13

PART 1 The Writing Process 17

4. Looking for Subjects 19

5. Exploring for Topics 23

6. Making a Plan 29

7. Drafts and Revisions 34

PART II. The Essay 43

8. Beginning 45

9. Closing 60

10. Organizing the Middle 67

11. Point of View, Persona, and Tone 74

PART 3 The Expository Paragraph 87

12. Basic Structure 89

13. Paragraph Unity 95

14. Paragraph Development: (1) Illustration and Restatement 106

15. Paragraph Development: (2) Comparison, Contrast, and Analogy 114

16. Paragraph Development: (3) Cause and Effect 125

17. Paragraph Development: (4) Definition, Analysis, and Qualification 132

PART 4. The Sentence 149

18. The Sentence: A Definition 151

19. Sentence Styles 161

20. The Well-Written Sentence: (1) Concision 191

21. The Well-Written Sentence: (2) Emphasis 200

22. The Well-Written Sentence: (3) Rhythm 223

23. The Well-Written Sentence: (4) Variety 234

PART v. Diction 241

24. Meaning 243

25. Clarity and Simplicity 262

26. Concision 281

27. Figurative Language 295

28. Unusual Words and Collocations 325

29. Improving Your Vocabulary: Dictionaries 336

PART vi. Description and Narration 349

30. Description 351

31. Narration 366

PART vn. Punctuation 377

Introduction 379

32. Stops 383

33. The Other Marks 417

Name Index 439 Subject Index 445

The New Oxford Guide to Writing

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