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Index 366 mixed metaphors, 306 MLA crediting books, 357, 358 CD-ROMs, 359 government documents, 359 internet sources, 359 interviews, 359 pamphlets, 359 periodicals, 358 radio shows, 360 speeches, 359 television shows, 360 crediting sources parenthetical documentaion, 226, 227 MLA(Modern Language Association), 226, 227 modem, 286 Modern Language Association (MLA) (see MLA) modified block style, 274 modifiers, 303 dangling, 65 misplaced, 66 moral, 150 myths vs. realities, 12, 13 J jargon, 41 journal (writers) selecting a topic, 84 journals, 166, 168 benefits, 167 vs. diaries, 167 K keyboarding research papers, 234 L language non-biased, 41, 42 legal issues importance of writing, 6 length of sentences, 64 letters, 261 business, 274 bad news letters, 278, 279 design considerations, 275, 276 formats, 274, 275 good news letters, 277, 278 complaints, 270, 271 condolence, 267, 268 guidelines, 267, 268 invitations, 269 opinion, 270, 271, 272 personal, 262, 263, 264 addressing envelope, 264 geological abbreviations, 266 reasons for writing, 262, 263 zip code abbreviations, 264, 265, 266 social thank-you notes, 267 thank you notes, 266 thank-you notes, 267 Library of Congress Classification system, 203 limericks(poetic forms), 173 logic, 24 organizing information, 24 unity of information, 25 logical fallacies(errors in reasoning, 162, 163 Lycos Web site, 208 lyric poems, 173 N names abbreviations, 337, 338 narration, 19 narrative poems, 173 narratives elements, 142 characters, 144 plot, 143, 144 point of view, 147 settings, 146 speaker, 144 themes, 146 helpful hints when writing, 148, 149 personal, 150, 151, 152 narrowing subjects, 197, 198 topics, 85, 86 asking questions, 88 charting, 87 web method, 86 netiquette, 291, 293 news groups(internet reference source), 209 non-biased language, 41, 42 nouns, 46 plurals, 315 possessives, 314, 315 numbers rules, 340, 341 M mastery importance of, 6 measurements abbreviations, 340 metaphors poetry, 174 usage errors, 306 meters(poetic element), 174 methods topic selections, 83 methods for topic selections brainstorming, 85 freewriting, 85 reading, 83 writer's journal, 84 misplaced modifiers, 66 O onomatopoeia, 38 poetry, 174 open compounds, 312 opinion letters, 270, 271, 272 opinion statements conclusions, 117 oppositions, 160 anticipating possible oppositions, 160, 161 methods for decreasing, 161, 162