Writing I: Introduction to Academic Writing
Writing I: Introduction to Academic Writing

Writing I: Introduction to Academic Writing

Lead Author(s): Brooke Archila

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Overcome writing anxiety, learn different forms of essay writing, and introduce basic research. A short grammar and mechanics section is also included.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1:  Getting Started

  • Overcoming Writing Anxiety
  • Stages of Writing
  • Thesis Statements and Essay Maps
  • Introductions and Conclusions

Chapter 2: Paragraph Development

  • Topic Sentences
  • Development
  • Concluding Sentences
  • Coherence and Organization
  • Unity

Chapter 3: Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Chapter 4: APA and MLA Documentation

Chapter 5: Evaluation Essay

Chapter 6: Cause/Effect Essay

Chapter 7: Argumentation

Chapter 8: Proposal Writing

Chapter 9: Common Grammar Mistakes

  • Fragments
  • Comma Splices
  • Fused Sentences
  • Pronoun Errors

Chapter 10: Punctuation

  • End Punctuation
  • Apostrophes
  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Hyphens
  • Quotation Marks
  • Italics/Underlining
  • Dashes
  • Parentheses
  • Brackets