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Index pressure written essay, 241 speeches entertaining, 258, 259, 260 persuasion, 255 term papers Effects of Calorie Restriction on Aging,The, 346, 347, 348, 349 Felix Mendelssohn, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346 Irish Step Dancing and Appalachian Clogging: The Roots of American Dance, 351 Irish Step Dancing and Appalachian Clogging:[sr]The Roots of American Dance, 350, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356 SAT, 243 SAT(Scholastic Aptitude Test), 243 schedules research papers, 189, 190 forty days, 192 sixty days, 192, 193 thirty days, 191 twenty days, 190, 191 Scholastic Aptitude Test (see SAT) school importance of writing, 4 search engines, 208 secondary sources, 201 self expression importance of writing, 5 semiblock style, 274 semicolons punctuation errors, 299 rules of using, 326, 327 sensory details, 114 sentences common errors, 64 choppy sentences, 65 dangling modifiers, 65 fragments, 65 misplaced modifiers, 66 run-on sentences, 67 proofreading, 67, 68 punctuation errors, 298, 299 structure, 58 styles, 60 aggressive voice, 62 combine related sentences, 61 expletive constructions, 63 parallel structure, 63, 64 passive voice, 62 placement of information, 60 sentence lengths, 64 wordy writing, 61 topic sentence, 71 implied, 73, 74 placement in paragraphs, 72, 73 settings narrative element, 146 shaping, 81 shaping (writing), 89 eliminate nonessential ideas, 89 grouping ideas, 89 ordering of ideas, 89 drafting, 91 outlines, 89, 90 short stories helpful hints when writing, 148, 149 silent letters spelling considerations, 316, 317 similes poetry, 174 singular indefinite pronouns, 301 snail mail, 290 social letters thank-you notes, 267 sonnets, 173 sources (see reference sources) spacial order, 103, 104 spam, 291 speaker narrative element, 144 special collections reference sources, 212 specialized dictionaries, 34 specific words, 37, 38 speech vs.writing, 3 speeches, 249 crediting MLA style, 359 entertaining, 250, 256 audience considerations, 256, 257 choosing a theme, 257 organizing, 257 samples, 258, 259, 260 informative, 249, 251, 252, 253 choosing a theme, 251 details, 252 organization, 252 sample, 253 persuasion, 250, 254 sample, 255 themes, 254, 255 spelling pronunciations, 316 rules, 310 compound words, 312 plurals, 315 possessives, 314, 315 prefixes, 311 suffixes, 311, 312 "i" before "e", 310, 311 silent letters, 316, 317 tests, 309 unphonetic words, 318, 319 split infinitives, 305 stanzas(poetic element), 174 states abbreviations, 339 statistics body of paper, 114 details in body of paper, 113 details of writing, 30 introductions, 111, 112 structure sentences, 58 studying other writers styles, 15, 16 style, 30 main considerations when selecting, 31 styles sentences, 60 aggressive voice, 62 combine related sentences, 61 370