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Writer's Pocket Handbook / Text Only

Writer's Pocket Handbook / Text Only - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0201784787

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ISBN13: 978-0201784787
ISBN10: 0201784785 Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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Writer's Pocket Handbook / Text Only - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201784787

Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz

ISBN13: 978-0201784787
ISBN10: 0201784785 Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

Author Bio

Rosa, Alfred : University of Vermont


Eschholz, Paul : University of Vermont

Table of Contents

WRITING WITH PURPOSE.
1. Analyzing the Writing Task.
2. Generating Ideas and Collecting Information.
3. Determining a Purpose.
4. Establishing a Thesis Statement.
5. Analyzing Your Audience.
6. Crafting Effective Paragraphs.
7. Revising.

WRITING WITH CLARITY.
8. Strive for Conciseness.
9. Balance Parallel Ideas.
10. Eliminate Confusing Shifts.
11. Fix Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
12. Strive for Sentence Variety.
13. Use Exact Words.
14. Use Appropriate Words.

SPECIAL TYPES OF WRITING.
15. Argumentative Essays.
16. Essay Examinations.
17. Response/Reaction Writing.
18. Review of Literature Writing.
19. Annotated Bibliography vs. Abstract.
20. Reports.
21. E-mail.
22. Oral Presentations.

EDITING FOR GRAMMAR.
23. Subject-Verb Agreement.
24. Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice.
25. Pronoun Problems.
26. Adjectives and Adverbs.
27. Sentence Fragments.
28. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences.
29. Common ESL Problems.

PUNCTUATION.
30. The Comma.
31. The Semicolon.
32. The Colon.
33. The Apostrophe.
34. Quotation Marks.
35. Other Marks.

MECHANICS.
36. Capital Letters.
37. Abbreviations.
38. Numbers.
39. Italics/Underlining.
40. The Hyphen.
41. Spelling.

FORMAT.
42. Basic Page Format.
43. Business Correspondence.

RESEARCHED WRITING.
44. Using Print Sources.
45. Using Internet Sources.
46. Using Directory and Keyword Searches.
47. Selecting and Evaluating Sources.
48. Keeping a Working Bibliography.
49. Avoiding Plagiarism.
50. Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, Summaries, and Visuals.
51. Revising a Research Paper.

DOCUMENTATION.
52. MLA Documentation Style.
53. APA Documentation Style.
54. Chicago Manual Documentation Style.
55. CBE Documentation Style.
56. Other Documentation Style Manuals.

GLOSSARIES.
57. Glossary of Usage.
Revision Checklist.
58. Glossary of Grammatical Terms.

Index.
Correction Symbols.

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