Basics : A Rhetoric and Handbook

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2003-12-26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Table of Contents

Reading, Writing, Arguing
Reading Critically
Outlining and Drafting an Essay
Developing Paragraphs for the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion of an Essay
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Developing Arguments
Online Writing and Electronic Design
Using Computers in College
Writing Online
Designing with Computers
The Research Process
Creating a Research Strategy
Researching and Evaluating Traditional Sources
Researching and Evaluating Electronic Sources
Taking Notes and Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing the Research Paper
MLA Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using the Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
APA Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using the American Psychological Association (APA) Format
CMS Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Format
Special Writing Situations
Writing About Literature
Communicating in Class: Essay Examinations and Oral Presentations
Communicating in Business
Sentence Style
Learn Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
Master Sentence Structure
Combine Sentences Through Coordination and Subordination
Maintain Parallelism
Use Modifiers That Make Sense
Correct Mixed Constructions and Faulty Shifts
Create Interest by Varying Sentence Patterns
Write in a Clear and Emphatic Style
Word Choice
Use a Dictionary and a Thesaurus
Use Exact Language
Maintain Appropriate Tone, Style, and Word Choice
Make Your Writing Concise
Learn Parts of Speech
Master Verb Forms and Tenses
Maintain Subject-Verb Agreement
Learn Pronoun Types, Cases, and Reference
Maintain Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Use Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Punctuation, Spelling, and Mechanics
Master End Punctuation
Master the Comma
Master the Semicolon
Master the Colon
Master the Apostrophe
Master Quotation Marks
Master Other Marks of Punctuation
Improve Your Spelling
Use the Hyphen
Master the Rules of Capitalization
Learn to Abbreviate Words, Phrases, and Titles
Use Numbers and Italics Correctly
ESL Guide
Master Articles and Plurals of Nouns
Master Sentence Structure
Master Verbs and Subject-Verb Agreement
Use Adjectives, Participles, and Adverbs Correctly
Use Words Correctly Index Correction Symbols for Common Problems
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