Writing Skills For Law Enforcement: Sentences, Essays, And Presentations

Paperback | October 15, 2004

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Writing Skills for Law Enforcement: Sentences, Essays, and Presentations equips students with the tools needed to succeed inside the classroom and on the job. Students begin with the fundamentals of solid writing: grammar, sentence-level basics, and paragraph construction. The book provides readers with step-by-step processes for essay writing and conducting presentations while making them active participants through various exercises and collaborative activities. Numerous sample articles and essays - written by both students and police officers - support the learning experience and make the book relevant to anyone involved in law enforcement.

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Writing Skills for Law Enforcement: Sentences, Essays, and Presentations equips students with the tools needed to succeed inside the classroom and on the job. Students begin with the fundamentals of solid writing: grammar, sentence-level basics, and paragraph construction. The book provides readers with step-by-step processes for essay...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.88 × 8.38 × 0.7 inPublished:October 15, 2004Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176414878

ISBN - 13:9780176414870

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation.Learning Objectives and Learning BenefitsSpellingCommonly Misspelled WordsCommonly Misused WordsSpelling Reference ListGrammarCommon Grammatical ErrorsParallelismPunctuationRules to RememberSummaryChapter 2: Sentence StructureLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsSubjects and PredicatesFragmentsTypes of SentencesSentence OrderCompound SentencesComplex SentencesDependant ClausesRun-on-SentencesComma SplicesSummaryChapter 3: The ParagraphLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsElements of the ParagraphSample ParagraphThe Introductory SentenceThe Body SentencesThe Concluding SentenceThe OutlineLinking ParagraphsSummaryChapter 4: Elements of the EssayLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsWhat Is an Essay?The Thesis StatementThe Importance of the Thesis StatementOther Parts of the EssaySummaryChapter 5: The Five-Paragraph Essay ModelLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsThe Five-Paragraph EssayLength of ParagraphsParagraph 1: The IntroductionWhat to IncludeParagraphs 2, 3, and 4: The BodyThe Parts of the BodyParagraph 5: The ConclusionTransitionThesis RestatementLink Back to the IntroductionA Definite ConclusionOutline for a Five-Paragraph EssayExample of a Completed OutlineAudience and ToneIdentifying Your AudienceStarting to WriteSamples of Five-Paragraph EssaysSummaryChapter 6: The Process EssayLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsThe Process EssayEarly Stages of Writing the Process EssayFinal Stages of Writing the Process EssaySample Process EssaysSummaryChapter 7: The Research Essay Part 1: Getting StartedLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsThe Research EssayReferencing: MLA StyleReview of the Five-Paragraph StyleWhat is Meant by "Research"?Sample Research EssaysStarting the EssayStep 1: Choosing a TopicStep 2: Composing a Preliminary Bibliography (List of Works Cited)SummaryChapter 8: The Research Essay Part 2: Summarizing, Quoting, and Note TakingStep 3a in the Research Essay Process: SummarizingWhy Do I Need to Learn How to Summarize?Steps in Writing a SummarySummary of SummarizingStep 3b in the Research Essay Process: Taking Notes from Written Sources and Using Direct Quotations to Avoid PlagiarismShort QuotationsQuoting in SuccessionPlagiarismLong QuotationsQuotations within QuotationsSummary of How to Use Direct Quotations in EssaysStep 3c in the Research Essay Process: Taking Notes from VideosFirst ViewingSecond ViewingSummary of How to Take Notes from VideosChapter 9: The Research Essay Part 3: Putting it All TogetherLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsReviwStep 4: Examining Your Notes to Find Three Points to Include in a Thesis StatementStep 5: Writing the Preliminary Thesis StatementStep 6: Making More Notes from Other Research MaterialStep 7: Writing the Second Thesis StatementStep 8: Finalizing the Thesis StatementStep 9: Getting the Thesis Statement Approved by the TeacherStep 10:Sorting Through and Throwing Out Some of the ResearchStep 11: Cutting and PastingStep 12: Prioritizing and Supporting DetailsStep 13: Composing the OutlineStep 14: Writing the First DraftStep 15: Proofreading the First DraftStep 16: Writing the Second DraftStep 17: Writing the List of Works CitedStep 18: Allowing Time to ElapseStep 19: Proofreading the Second DraftStep 20: Writing the Final CopyStep 21: Preparing the Essay to Meet Submission RequirementsChecklist: Steps in Writing a Research EssaySummaryChapter 10: The Comparison/Contrast EssayLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsDefinition of the Comparison/Contrast EssaySample Comparison/Contrast Essay: InformalSample Comparison/Contrast Essay: ResearchSummaryChapter 11: The Oral PresentationLearning Objectives and Learning BenefitsPreparing the Oral PresentationSpeeches versus PresentationsChoosing a TopicGathering InformationThe OutlineKnowing Your AudienceAssembling Your Presentati