Summary: The Bedford Handbookcarries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers' needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, theHandbookfeatures clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together ad
vice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What's more,The Bedford Handbookremains a portable size; it's still a comprehensive reference that's as easy to consult as it is to carry.
Summary: The Bedford Handbookcarries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers' needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, theHandbookfeatures clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together advice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What's more,The Bedford Handbookremains a portable size; it's still a comprehensive reference that's as easy to consult as it is to carry. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Published: 12/16/2009 International: No
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Table of Contents
Part I The Writing Process 1 Explore and plan; rough out a first draft 2 Make global revisions; then revise sentences STUDENT ESSAY 3 Build effective paragraphs
Part II Academic Writing 4 Writing about texts SAMPLE ANNOTATED ARTICLE SAMPLE ANNOTATED ADVERTISEMENT SAMPLE ANALYSIS SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A VISUAL TEXT 5 Constructing reasonable arguments STUDENT ESSAY 6 Evaluating arguments 7 Writing in the disciplines
Part III Clear Sentences 8 Prefer active verbs 9 Balance parallel ideas 10 Add needed words 11 Untangle mixed constructions 12 Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers 13 Eliminate distracting shifts 14 Emphasize key ideas 15 Provide some variety
Part IV Word Choice 16 Tighten wordy sentences 17 Choose appropriate language 18 Find the exact words
Part V Grammatical Sentences 19 Repair sentence fragments 20 Revise run-on sentences 21 Make subjects and verbs agree 22 Make pronouns and antecedents agree 23 Make pronoun references clear 24 Distinguish between pronouns such as I and me 25 Distinguish between who and whom 26 Choose adjectives and adverbs with care 27 Choose appropriate verb forms, tenses, and moods in standard English
Part VI ESL Challenges 28 Verbs 29 Articles 30 Sentence structure 31 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Part VII Punctuation 32 The comma 33 Unnecessary commas 34 The semicolon 35 The colon 36 The apostrophe 37 Quotation marks 38 End punctuation 39 Other punctuation marks
Part VIII Mechanics 40 Abbreviations 41 Numbers 42 Italics 43 Spelling 44 The hyphen 45 Capital letters
Part IX Researched Writing 46 Conducting research 47 Evaluating sources 48 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism 49 Choosing a documentation style
Writing MLA papers 50 Supporting a thesis 51 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism 52 Integrating sources 53 Documenting sources 54 MLA manuscript format; sample paper CASE STUDY: Highlights of one student's research process SAMPLE MLA RESEARCH PAPER 55 Writing about literature
Writing APA papers 56 APA papers SAMPLE APA RESEARCH PAPER Writing Chicago papers 57 Chicago papers SAMPLE PAGES FROM A CHICAGO-STYLE RESEARCH PAPER
Part X Document Design 58 Become familiar with the principles of document design 59 Use standard academic formatting 60 Use standard business formatting
Part XI Grammar Basics 61 Parts of speech 62 Sentence patterns 63 Subordinate word groups 64 Sentence types
GLOSSARY OF USAGE ANSWERS TO TUTORIALS AND LETTERED EXERCISES INDEX
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