Preface
Acknowledgments
Dedication

INTRODUCTION TO CONTENT AND FORMAT

Introduction to Content: Writing in English is Different
Instructions for Format: How to Use this Book

THE THEORY

Part I
Why Writing in English is Different

1 The Theory of Contrastive Rhetoric: Why You Have to Think and Write Differently in English
2 Applying Theory to Practice: Working Definitions

THE STRATEGIES

Part II
Editing for Strength: Less is More

3 Structure Words: The Shorter, the Better
4 Eliminating Deadwood: Cut, Cut—Then Cut Some More
5 Replace or Delete? Determining the Necessity of Both Content and Language

Part III
Editing for Clarity: the Writer’s Obligation

6 Avoiding Ambiguity: Using Pronouns Correctly
7 Active vs. Passive Voice: Converting Weak Language into Strong Writing
8 Placing Words Where They Belong: Using Modifiers Correctly
9 From Grammar to Style: Using Parallel Structure
10 Punctuating for Clarity in Both American and British English

Part IV
Organization and Argumentation: Anglo-American Style

11 Paragraphing: Creating Coherent Units of Meaning
12 What Goes Where in a Paper: Organizing and Outlining
13 Anglo-American Argumentation: How to Develop and Frame a Logical Argument

Part V
Journal Analysis: Analyzing Journals for Elimination and Submission

14 Understanding Submission Guidelines: What They Mean and What Editors Want
15 Journal Analysis: Eliminating and Choosing Journals
16 Journal Analysis: Using Timesaving Ideas and Analysis Models
17 Journal Analysis: Analyzing and Writing Abstracts

Part VI
Revision and (Re)Submission: Creating a Publishable Paper

18 Recognizing, Studying, and Developing Style
19 Revising, Revising—and Revising Again
20 Writing Submission and Revision Letters

Concluding Remarks

End Matter

Notes
Bibliography
Permissions
Index
About NOVA
About the Author

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