to Your Advantage
N E W Y O R K
Francine D. Galko
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Better writing right now : using words to your advantage / by Francine Galko.—1st ed.
1. English language—Rhetoric. 2. Report writing. 3. Business writing. I. Title.
PE1408 .G25 2002
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francine D. Galko is currently a freelance writer, editor, and project manager. She has edited pre-GED and
GED math preparation work texts, and has also written a basic math and algebra study guide with practice
materials and interactive CD-ROMs. In addition, Ms. Galko has written and edited other science, language
arts, ESL, EFL, and instructional materials. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
Section 1: Deciding What to Say—Preparing to Write
Lesson 1: Getting Started
Choosing Your Own Topic
Lesson 3: Using Prewriting Strategies
Lesson 4: Organizing Your Ideas and Outlining Your Paper
Start Writing!—The Drafting Process
Starting to Draft Your Paper/Drafting Your Paper
Convincing Your Reader
Beginning and Ending Your Paper
Evaluating What You’ve Written—Revising and Editing
Revising Your Paper
Checking the Focus and Organization of Your Paper
Editing Your Paper
Being Clear and Concise
Lesson 12: Writing with Style
Special Writing Situations