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Uvic English The UVic Writer's Guide

The Complete Table of Contents
[Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols]

Planning, Organizing, and Presenting Essays
Writing As A Process Types of Essays
• • • • • • The Expository Essay The Persuasive Essay The Informal Essay The Review The Research Essay The Literary Essay

Writing Your Essay: Getting Started
• • • • • Narrowing YourTopic The Thesis Brainstorming The Statement Of Your Thesis When You Don't Know Enough About A Subject To Form A Thesis

Writing Your Essay: Organizing It
• • • Methods Of Organization The Outline The Structure Of The Outline

Writing Your Essay: Getting It Down
• • • • • • • • Audience And Tone The First Draft Revising Introductions The Structure Of An Introduction The Length Of The Introduction The Body Of The Essay Conclusions

Proofreading and Presenting Your Essay
• • • Proofreading Presentation A Sample Title Page

Doing A Research Essay
• Doing Research

• • • • • Working Bibliography Evaluating Sources Taking Notes Handling Contradictory Evidence Drawing Conclusions Doing Exam Essays • Before You Write Common Problems Writing Essays • Summary Of Common Problems Some Sample Essays To Look At • • An Expository Essay A Literary Essay [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Developing and Ordering Paragraphs Developing The Paragraph • • • Unity The Topic Sentence Developing Your Topic Sentence The Functions of Paragraphs • • • • • • Paragraphs That Analyze Paragraphs That Contrast And Compare Paragraphs That Define Paragraphs That Show Causes Paragraphs That Show Results Paragraphs That Use Analogy Paragraph Order • • • • • • • • Paragraph Order--An Introduction Paragraph Order--Building To A Climax Paragraph Order--Familiar To The Unfamiliar Paragraphs Order--General To Particular Paragraphs Order--Particular To General Paragraphs Order--Narration Paragraphs Order--Grinding It Out Paragraphs Order--Chronology Paragraph Transitions [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Writing Clear Sentences Some Things To Do • The Need for Variation .

• • • • • • Compound Sentences and Complex Sentences Compound-Complex Sentence Absolute Phrase Parallelism Subject/Verb Agreement Pronoun Agreement Capitalization Using Hyphens • • Splitting Words At The End Of A Line Words That Are Always Spelled With A Hyphen Using Apostrophes • • • When To Use An Apostrophe: The Possessive Case When Not To Use An Apostrophe: Possessive Pronouns Possession of Inanimate Objects Some Things To Avoid • • The Run-On Sentence Sentence Fragments • Mistakes With Modifiers • • • Misplaced Modifiers Dangling Modifier Squinting Modifier • Wordiness • The Passive Voice • Other Common Errors • • • Mixed Metaphors Sentences That Are Too Long Repetition Within The Sentence A Summary of Common Errors [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Choosing and Using Words Usage • • • • • • Levels Of Usage ClichŽs Jargon The Genuine Canadian Buzz-Phrase Generator The English Department Jargon Index Noun Strings .

How To Punctuate Short Quotations.A Dictionary of Usage Gender Inclusive Language • • • • • The Generic Pronouns: He. And Him A Note On Word Order and Gender Generic Man Titles Direct Quotations Spelling • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Why Spelling Counts A Historical Note About Spelling What Does The Word Sound Like? Unstressed Vowels Homonyms "Ie"/"Ei" Final "E" Final "Y" Doubling Of Consonants -Able/ -Ible Plurals Canadian/English/American Spelling Word Processors And Spelling Checkers A List Of Words Commonly Misspelled [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Acknowledging Your Sources General Stategies • • • • • • • • What Is A Style? Quoting From Primary Sources Short Quotations Longer Quotations Quoting From Secondary Sources Plagiarism What To Do If You Have An Idea. His. Then Find It In Print Summary: The Most Common Errors In Quoting Bibliographies • • • • General Rules for Bilbiographies Alphabetical Arrangement Capitalization Of Titles Titles: Italics Or Quotation Marks? Quoting Material In Your Work • • • • • • • • Accuracy in Quotations Incomplete Quotations How To Fit Short Quotations Into Your Work. Short Quotations Of Verse Long Quotations Quoting Prose Quoting Verse .

Afterword. Or Article In An Anthology A Book With Multiple Authors Multiple Volumes An Anonymous Book A Chapter Or Section Of A Book An Introduction (Foreword. Preface) Of A Book An Encyclopedia Or Dictionary Later Editions. Reprints A Book In A Series A Book With More Than One Publisher Citing Articles • • • • Articles Pagination Articles With Multiple Authors In A Newspaper Citing Miscellaneous Sources • • • • • • • • Published Correspondence Pamphlets Government Documents Computer Programs Films Or Videos Televison Programs Lectures Personal Interviews Citing Internet Sources . Short Story. Relationship Of Citations To The List Of "Works Cited" A Work By A Single Author Works With More Than One Author One Of Two Or More Works By The Same Author(S) Anonymous Works The Second Part Of The Citation: Location Of The Reference Plays Or Long Poems Where Line Numbers Are Given Quoting A Multivolume Work The Bible Referring To A Range Of Pages Or Lines Quoted Where To Put The Parenthetical Reference Reference Without Actual Quotation Quoting A Quotation In Another Work (Citation At Second Hand) Footnotes • • Footnotes As Citations Offering Incidental Or Further Information Citing Books • • • • • • • • • • • • • A Book With A Single Author Single Author With Editor Or Translator An Edited Book Or Anthology A Poem.• • Single Quotation Marks Quotation Marks Used To Modify The Meaning Acknowledging Sources In Your Text (Parenthetical Citation) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Two Parts of a Parenthetical Citation Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.

Parody Low Burlesque: Travesty (Hudibrastic Poem). Lampoon Lyric Melodrama Novel Ode Pastoral Problem Play Romance Satire Short Story Sonnet Tragedy Tragicomedy Rhetorical Language Figures Of Speech Or Rhetorical Figures (Schemes) • • • • • Rhetoric And Figurative Language Apostrophe Chiasmus Rhetorical Question Zeugma Figures Of Thought (Tropes) • • • • • • • • Conceit Hyperbole And Understatement Metaphor Metonymy And Synechdoche Oxymoron Personification (Prosopopeia) Simile Symbol Poetic Tools • Alliteration .[Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Literary and Rhetorical Terms (By Category) Narrative Genres • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Genres: An Introduction Aubade Ballad Burlesque Comedy Drama Dramatic Lyric Dramatic Monologue Elegy Epic Epigram Fable High Burlesque: Mock Epic (Mock Heroic).

• • • • • • • • • Assonance and Consonance Blank Verse Free Verse Heroic Couplet Meter Onomatopoeia Rhyme Stanza Versification [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] General Literary Terms (Alphabetically) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Allegory Ambiguity Aphorism Archetype Bathos Bombast Canon Character and Characterization Chorus Connotation and Denotation Discourse Epithet Euphemism Hamartia ("error" or "flaw") Humour Imagery Indeterminacy Intertext. metafiction Motif Myth Nalrrator Oxymoron Paradox Pathos Persona Plot Poetic Justice Point of View Protagonist Pun Realism Self-reflexive Sign Soliloquy Stock Characters Stock Situations Stream-of-Consciousness Narration Sympathy and Empathy Theme . intertextuality Irony Magic realism Malapropism Metadrama.

accusative)case Verb agreement Punctuation Colons. semi-colons. parentheses and dashes Colons Semi-colons . A Sample Passage For A Precis The Textbook's page The Student's page [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Presenting Arguments Logically • • • • • • • • • • • • • Undefined Terms Generalization Black or white Abstractions Analogy Syllogisms Circular Argument Begging the Question Argument of the Beard Non Sequiturs Fallacies of Relevance Catchall Explanation Slanted Language [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Knowing The Basics of Grammar • • • • • • • • • • • • • Forethoughts About Grammar The Sentence Phrases Clauses Pronouns Agreement The subject (subjective.• • • • Tone Voice Wit "Creative" Definitions [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Preparing Summaries • • • • • • • How Writing Summaries Can Help You Grasp The Main Trend Of Thought Reduce Explanation Use The Most Economical Wording Possible. nominative) case The object (objective.

1995 The UVic Writer's Guide [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Planning. and Presenting Essays .• • Parentheses Dashes A Grammar Glossary [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Marking Symbols and Grades • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Agr (Agreement) Amb (Ambiguity) Awk (Awkward) Colloq (Colloquial) Constr (Construction) CS (Comma Splice) Dgl (Dangling Modifier) Frag (Fragment) Id (Idiom) Para(Paragraph) ll (Parallelism) P (Pronoun Reference) Ref (Punctuation) Red (Redundant) Rep (Repitition) R-O (Run On) Sp (Spelling) T (Tense) Trans (Transition) Wdy (Wordiness) WW (Wrong Word) Grades Or Why Did I Get That B- [Essays] [Paragraphs] [Sentences] [Words] [Sources] [Literary Terms Alphabetically] [Literary Terms By Category] [Summaries] [Logic] [Grammar] [Marking Symbols] Start Over The Index(66K) This page updatedSeptember 19. Organizing.

Writing As A Process Types of Essays • • • • • • The Expository Essay The Persuasive Essay The Informal Essay The Review The Research Essay The Literary Essay Writing Your Essay: Getting Started • • • • • Narrowing YourTopic The Thesis Brainstorming The Statement Of Your Thesis When You Don't Know Enough About A Subject To Form A Thesis Writing Your Essay: Organizing It • • • Methods Of Organization The Outline The Structure Of The Outline Writing Your Essay: Getting It Down • • • • • • • • Audience And Tone The First Draft Revising Introductions The Structure Of An Introduction The Length Of The Introduction The Body Of The Essay Conclusions Proofreading and Presenting Your Essay • • • Proofreading Presentation A Sample Title Page Doing A Research Essay • • • • • • Doing Research Working Bibliography Evaluating Sources Taking Notes Handling Contradictory Evidence Drawing Conclusions Doing Exam Essays • Before You Write Common Problems Writing Essays • Summary Of Common Problems Some Sample Essays To Look At • • An Expository Essay A Literary Essay .