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 WriteDifferently 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 the Author

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