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Improve Your Writing: Sixth Edition [Kindle Edition]

Ron Fry
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From selecting a topic and conducting research to developing an outline, writing drafts, proofreading, and more, Improve Your Writing takes you step-by-step through the creation of a successful research paper. Applicable to any kind of writing addressing any subject matter, author Ron Fry's fundamental and systematic approach goes beyond one size fits all checklists to offer real advice that can be adapted according to your individual needs and situations. Ideal for anyone hoping to establish essential research, organization, and writing skills, the text empowers you to excel in school, on essay tests, and in life.


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Introduction: One Step at a Time. 1. Getting Ready for Action. 2. Developing Your Battle Plan. 3. Your Approach to Research. 4. Creating a Working Bibliography. 5. Digging In: Researching in Detail. 6. Organizing Your Research. 7. Writing Your Rough Draft. 8. Documenting Your Sources. 9. Revising Your Masterpiece. 10. Compiling Your Final Bibliography. 11. Applying Finishing Touches. 12. Essay Tests and Oral Reports. 13. Writing with ADD. Index.

About the Author

Ron Fry is a nationally known spokesperson for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. Aside from being the author of the vastly popular How to Study series, that to date has sold over two million copies, Fry has edited or written more than 40 different titles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Adult ADHD September 21, 2012
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If I may, I would like to qualify my review by saying this is simply from my own personal experience, and it is by no means, a definitive elaboration on learning. I grew up with AHDH before a lot was known about it. High school was really tough for me, but at the same time, I knew I was not stupid. After graduating in 1979, I floundered for many years. At 26, I finally got accepted at a Big 10 university. This series of books was the first of its kind that I had ever read, and it literally got me through undergraduate college. It was not until I got to my first graduate program that I was diagnosed and treated, so the whole series by Mr. Fry was of inestimable value to me. I always fall back on the basic elements I picked up from reading his work. As far as writing goes, I was able to get into an honors writing section as an undergrad and I finished my first masters thesis in 4 months, with Ron Fry's advice and explanations as a foundation. That was back in 1999. I am now in another grad program in which I received a full merit scholarship and I purchased the Kindle version of the book to refresh my memory. Will it work for you like that? I have no idea. But I would recommend trying it very highly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Improve Your Writing June 21, 2012
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Salient, concise and practical. An easy read and yet an excellent resource even for those at the doctoral level. Highly recommended for all students struggling with writing class report or research paper and thesis or dissertation.
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