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Bedford Handbook - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0312419325

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Bedford Handbook - 7TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312419325

Diana Hacker

ISBN13: 978-0312419325
ISBN10: 0312419325
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Clear, concise writing style and friendly, unpretentious tone. Students have come to rely on the accessible explanations and straightforward advice that come directly from the author's classroom experience.

At its core, a grammar handbook that works. Diana Hacker's commonsense language, accessible terminology, and class-tested exercises provide a solid foundation that helps students find and fix errors in their writing.

Comprehensive coverage of writing, research, argument, and design gives students all the help they need for the composition course. Nine sample papers, ample charts and illustrations, and clear, thorough discussions provide useful models and guidelines.

Trademark Diana Hacker reference features -- menus, hand-edited sentences, user-friendly index entries, tutorials, and quick-access charts -- help students find the information they need and then use what they find.

A fully integrated book and companion Web site. "On the Web" boxes throughout the book direct students to a class-tested treasure of Web resources.

An uncluttered page design. With ample white space, the book's pages lay out complex material and new visual elements as simply as possible, allowing students to find answers to their questions as quickly as possible.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
How to Use this Book and Its Web Site

PART I. THE WRITING PROCESS

1. Generate ideas and sketch a plan.
2. Rough out an initial draft.
3. Make global revisions; then revise sentences.
SAMPLE ESSAY
4. Build effective paragraphs.

PART II. DOCUMENT DESIGN

5. Become familiar with the principles of document design.
6. Use standard academic and business formats.
7. Create effective electronic documents.

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 standard English verb forms.
28. Use verbs in the appropriate tense and mood.

PART VI. ESL TROUBLE SPOTS

29. Be alert to special problems with verbs.
30. Use the articles a, an, and the appropriately.
31. Be aware of other potential trouble spots.

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 (underlining)
43. Spelling
44. The hyphen
45. Capital letters

PART IX. CRITICAL THINKING

46. Writing about texts
SAMPLE ESSAY
47. Constructing reasonable arguments
SAMPLE ESSAY
48. Evaluating arguments
49. Writing in the disciplines

PART X. RESEARCHED WRITING

50. Conducting research
51. Evaluating sources
52. Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
53. Choosing a documentation style
Writing MLA Papers
54. Supporting a thesis
55. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
56. Integrating sources
57. MLA documentation style
58. MLA manuscript format
SAMPLE ESSAY
59. Writing about literature
Writing APA Papers
59. APA papers
SAMPLE ESSAY
Writing Chicago Papers
60. Chicago papers
SAMPLE ESSAY

PART XI. GRAMMAR BASICS

62. Parts of speech
63. Sentence patterns
64. Subordinate word groups
65. Sentence types

Glossary of Usage
Answers to Tutorials and Lettered Exercises
Index

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