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Focus On Short Writing and Editing, 1st Edition

By Lovrick
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Soft Cover
192 pages
ISBN-10: 0176440143
ISBN-13: 9780176440145
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 1st

The third book in the Focus On . . . series, this text teaches the essentials of composition, revision, and proofreading. It builds one lesson upon another with clear step-by-step instructions. It uses a cooperative learning approach to engage students.


  • Cooperative, small group learning approach with students assisting each other in editing.
  • Textbook/workbook format for active learning.
  • Continuous process of editing and proofreading.
  • Author provides pieces of writing for students to edit.
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Preface for the Teacher
  • Introduction to Short Writing and Editing
  • Unit One
  • Writing and Editing: Topics
  • Proofreading: Sentences and Sentence Fragments
  • Unit Two
  • Writing and Editing: Topic Sentences
  • Proofreading: Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Unit Three
  • Writing and Editing: Support
  • Proofreading: Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
  • Unit Four
  • Writing and Editing: Unity and Coherence
  • Proofreading: Pronouns
  • Unit Five
  • Writing and Editing: Closings
  • Proofreading: Articles
  • Unit Six
  • Writing and Editing: Description
  • Proofreading: Modifiers
  • Unit Seven
  • Writing and Editing: Narration
  • Proofreading: Verbs
  • Unit Eight
  • Writing and Editing: Definition
  • Proofreading: Parallellism
  • Unit Nine
  • Writing and Editing: Comparison and Contrast
  • Proofreading: Subordination and Mixed Construction
  • Unit Ten
  • Writing and Editing: Classification
  • Proofreading: Commas
  • Unit Eleven
  • Writing and Editing: Cause and Effect
  • Proofreading: Misused Words
  • Unit Twelve
  • Writing and Editing: Process Writing
  • Proofreading for Better Writing
  • Closing Notes
  • Index

Author Information

Peter Lovrick

Peter Lovrick teaches English, business writing and communications at George Brown College.