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Writer's Brief Handbook, Canadian Edition

Writer's Brief Handbook, Canadian Edition - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205281534

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ISBN13: 978-0205281534
ISBN10: 0205281532
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Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon of Canada
Published: 1999
International: No

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Writer's Brief Handbook, Canadian Edition - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205281534

Alfred Rosa, Paul Eschholz and John Roberts

ISBN13: 978-0205281534
ISBN10: 0205281532
Cover type:
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon of Canada
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

First-year English composition courses in colleges and universities. Also suitable as a supplement in courses with a significant writing component.

This compact handbook provides an overview not only of the "nuts-and-bolts" of writing, including such things as mechanics, punctuation, and grammar -- but also of the process of writing -- including material on revising, writing for special purposes, using reference sources, and so on. The result is one-stop shopping for the student writer, presented in a convenient format with a wealth of examples and exercises. top

Features

  • NEW--New sections on writing an argumentative essay and writing about literature -- each featuring an annotated sample paper.
  • NEW--Learning Objectives -- Rewritten to be simpler and more direct; a list on the tabbed divider page for each section identifies what students should learn from that section.
  • NEW--"Research on the Internet" expanded, and web sites are included (Internet addresses that are useful in developing writing and research skills).
  • NEW--New essays illustrate and practice the writing and research skills taught in the book.
  • NEW--A new section on speaking skills prepares students to make effective oral presentations, and integrates the speaking and writing processes.
  • NEW--Updated examples draw upon Canadian cultural and historical issues.
  • NEW--Includes the latest MLA, ACW, APA, and Chicago Manual documentation guidelines.
  • Complete coverage -- The text covers all the areas instructors and students need for first-year courses, including grammar and composition essentials, word choice, mechanics, punctuation, and paragraph and sentence structure.
  • Electronic and computerized communications -- The text includes considerable coverage of the impact of e-mail, word processing programs, and other new technologies on the writing process.
  • The ESL section reflects the needs of students for whom English is a second language.
  • Student examples -- The authors have included examples of student work throughout, in an effort to make the text more accessible and relevant.
  • A section on bias and sexism offers students strategies for avoiding racial, ethnic, and gender bias. Unbiased terms are offered as substitutes for inappropriate language.
  • Online resources -- The section on library resources covers the basics of online databases, the Internet, and other electronic research tools.
  • A section on word processing along with an expanded variety of computer tips (C-Tip) integrated at every stage of the writing process.
  • Convenient format -- The text has been published in a convenient format using a flat-opening cerlox binding and plastic tabs.

Author Bio

Rosa, Alfred : The University of Vermont


Eschholz, Paul : The University of Vermont


Roberts, John : Mohawk College

Table of Contents

COMP COMPOSING.

1. Writing with a Computer.
2. Planning.
3. Writing a Draft.
4. Revising.
5. Editing.
6. Annotated Student Essay.
7. Speaking Skills.


PARA PARAGRAPHS.

1. Unity.
2. Development.
3. Coherence.


GRAM GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS.

1. Parts of Speech.
2. Parts of Sentences.
3. Phrases.
4. Clauses.
5. Types of Sentences.


ESL ESL BASICS.

1. Verbs.
2. Nouns, Quantifiers, and Articles.
3. Adjectives and Adverbs.
4. Preposition and Prepositional Phrases.
5. Parts of Sentences.
6. Special Problems.
7. Confusing Words and Phrases.


SENT SENTENCES.

1. Parallelism.
2. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
3. Shifts.
4. Unified and Logical Sentences.
5. Subordination and Coordination.
6. Emphasis.
7. Sentence Variety.


EDIT EDITING FOR GRAMMAR.

1. Subject-Verb Agreement.
2. Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice.
3. Pronoun Problems.
4. Adjectives and Adverbs.
5. Fragments.
6. Comma Splice and Run-Ons.


WORD WORD CHOICE.

1. Exactness.
2. Appropriateness.
3. Bias in Writing.
4. Wordiness.
5. The Dictionary.
6. The Thesaurus.
7. Glossary of Usage.


PUNCT PUNCTUATION.

1. The Comma.
2. The Semicolon.
3. The Colon.
4. The Apostrophe.
5. Quotation Marks.
6. Other Punctuation Marks.


MECH MECHANICS.

1. Capitals.
2. Abbreviations.
3. Numbers.
4. Italics/Underlining.
5. The Hyphen.
6. Spelling.


FORMAT ESSENTIALS OF FORMATTING.

1. Basic Computer Formatting Options.
2. Formatting Academic Manuscripts Following MLA and APA.
3. Formatting Business Documents.


ARGUE WRITING AN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY.

1. Developing a Thesis.
2. Providing Evidence.
3. Making Appeals.
4. Refuting the Opposition's Arguments.
5. Considering Your Audience.
6. Organizing the Essay.
7. Annotated Student Essay.


LIT WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE.

1. Reading and Analyzing a Literary Text.
2. Observing the Conventions.
3. Using Quotations.
4. Annotated Student Essay.


LIB THE LIBRARY.

1. Reference Books.
2. Periodicals.
3. Books.
4. The Internet.


RESCH THE RESEARCH PAPER.

1. Planning.
2. Conducting Library Research.
3. Organizing the Research Paper.
4. Writing the Research Paper.
5. Annotated Student Research Paper.


MLA DOCU MLA STYLE DOCUMENTATION.

1. MLA In-Text Citations.
2. MLA List of Works Cited.
3. ACW Style Citations for Internet Sources.
4. MLA Information Notes.


OTHER DOCU OTHER SYSTEMS OF DOCUMENTATION.

1. APA In-Text Citations.
2. APA Style References.
3. Annotated Student APA Style Research Paper.
4. Chicago Manual Documentation Style.
5. Other Documentation Styles.

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