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Chapter 1. Introduction > Building the Foundation

Building the Foundation

Building writing skill is like building a house. The first job is to build a foundation. There are four “building blocks” that need to be in place before the construction of a writing project can continue. These building blocks are (1) grammar, (2) spelling, (3) punctuation, and (4) mechanics, which includes capitalization. These skills provide a firm foundation for clear and effective writing, and it is on these areas that this book concentrates.


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