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Brief Wadsworth Handbook

Brief Wadsworth Handbook - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-1413020304

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ISBN13: 978-1413020304
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Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2007
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Brief Wadsworth Handbook - 5TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1413020304

Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell

ISBN13: 978-1413020304
ISBN10: 1413020305
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This compact, easy-to-use reference guide offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of the writing process, critical thinking, argumentation, grammar instruction, and strategies for academic success.

Table of Contents

Part I: WRITING ESSAYS.

1. Understanding Purpose and Audience.
2. Reading Texts.
3. Reading Visuals.
4. Planning an Essay.
5. Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material.
6. Drafting and Revising.
7. Writing Paragraphs.

Part II: CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION.

8. Thinking Critically.
9. Writing Argumentative Essays.
10. Using Visuals in Argumentative Essays.
11. Writing Electronic Arguments.

Part III: DOING RESEARCH.

12. Writing a Research Paper.
13. Using and Evaluating Library Sources.
14. Using and Evaluating Internet Sources.
15. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources.
16. Avoiding Plagiarism.

Part IV: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE.

17. MLA Documentation Style.

Part V: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES.

18. APA Documentation Style.
19. Chicago Documentation Style.
20. CSE and Other Documentation Styles.

Part VI: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

21. Ten Habits of Successful Students.
22. Writing in the Disciplines.
23. Writing a Literary Analysis.
24. Designing Effective Documents.
25. Designing a Web Site.
26. Writing for the Workplace.
27. Making Oral Presentations.

Part VII: REVISING COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS.

28. Revising Sentence Fragments.
29. Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
30. Revising Agreement Errors.
31. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences.
32. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.

Part VIII: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES.

33. Using Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice.
34. Using Nouns and Pronouns.
35. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.

Part IX: IMPROVING SENTENCE STYLE.

36. Writing Varied Sentences.
37. Writing Emphatic Sentences.
38. Writing Concise Sentences.
39. Using Parallelism.

Part X: USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY.

40. Choosing Words.
41. Using a Dictionary.
42. A Glossary of Usage.

Part XI: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION.

43. Using End Punctuation.
44. Using Commas.
45. Using Semicolons.
46. Using Apostrophes.
47. Using Quotation Marks.
48. Using Other Punctuation Marks.

Part XII: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS.

49. Improving Spelling.
50. Knowing When to Capitalize.
51. Using Italics.
52. Using Hyphens.
53. Using Abbreviations.
54. Using Numbers.

Part XIII: RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS.

55. Understanding Grammar and Usage.

Part XIV: APPENDICES.

A. Parts of Speech.
B. Sentence Review.
Credits.
Index

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