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The Blair Handbook 4th Ed,9780130993502

The Blair Handbook 4th Ed

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Summary

"Why do students take writing classes? Why is writing important? If you are a good writer, you with succeed in school and in life." The Blair Handbook, Fifth Edition, offers the best coverage of the writing process and writing across the curriculum. Your handbook is one of the most important tools you have to improve your writing. This essential reference to be used for a lifetime also gives you and your instructors access to valuable resources, including a Web site and more! Go to www.prenhall.com/fulwiler to find tutoring, self-grading exercises, instructional videos, and much more!

Table of Contents

Readingand Writing in College
Why Write?
Reading Texts Critically
Reading Images Critically
The Writing Process
Describing writing as a process
Planning
Composing
Revising
Researching
Editing
English as a second language
Planning a Writing Project
Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation
Knowing the purpose
Reading the audience
Understanding the situation
Adopting a voice
The Role of Journals
Understanding journals
Keeping a college journal
Suggestions for using journals
Inventing and Discovering
Brainstorming
Free writing
Looping
Asking questions
Outlining
Clustering
Talking
Composing Writing Assignments
Writing from Experience
Character
Subject
Perspective
Setting
Sequence of events
Theme
Sample student essay
Writing to Explain
Topic
Thesis
Strategies
Organization
Neutral perspective
Sample student essay
Arguing and Persuading
Elements of argument
Issue
Analysis
Position
Argument (Argument strategies?)
Organization
Sample student essay
Writing about Literature
Interpretive essays
Exploring texts
Interpretive communities
Interpretations
Different literary genres
Sample student essay
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Lists
Snapshots
Playful sentences
Repetition/refrain
Double voice
Writing Essay Examinations
Understanding questions
Writing good answers
Revising
[Renumber]
The Revising Process
Understanding revising
Planning
Asking questions
Revising strategies
Focused Revising
Limiting
Adding
Switching
Transforming
Experimenting
Responding to Writing & Peer Review
Asking for help
Giving responses
Writing responses
Through conferences
In writing groups
Presenting & Publishing
Designing Documents
Objectives of design
Layout
Typography
Graphics
Illustrations
Writing for the Internet
Writing for the Web
E-mail, newsgroups, instant messages
Weblogs
Writing for the World
Reports
Pamphlets & brochures
Newsletters
Press releases
Advocacy
Portfolios and Publishing Class Books
Writing portfolio
Course portfolio
Story portfolio
Class books
Making Oral Presentations
The assignment
Speaking texts
Speaking in public
Creative options
Writing With Research
Writing Research Projects
Understanding research
Managing the process
Working thesis
Research log
Using the writing process
Conducting Library Research
Planning library research
Finding sources of information
Using electronic resources
Reading sources critically
Taking notes
Conducting Internet Research
Search engines
Limiting your search
Search strategies
E-mail, lists, and newsgroups
Conducting Field Research
Planning
Interviewing
Surveying
Observing
Evaluating Research Sources
Reading sources critically
Evaluating online sources
Working with Sources
Taking notes
Controlling sources
Organizing sources
Synthesizing information
Integrating information
Avoiding Plagiarism
What plagiarism is
What plagiarism is not
Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism
Documentation Across the Curriculum
Understanding the College Curriculum
Differences among disciplines
Similarities among disciplines
MLA: Writing in the Literature and Languages
Aims
Style
Writing about texts
Research papers
MLA Style: Documenting sources
MLA directory for in-text citations
MLA directory of works cited
MLA conventions for in-text citations
MLA conventions for endnotes and footnotes
MLA conventions for works cited
Sample MLA research paper
APA: Writing in the Social Sciences
Aims
Style
Research reports
Reviews
APA style: Documenting sources
APA directory for in-text citations
APA directory for the reference list
APA conventions for in-text citations
APA conventions for footnotes
APA conventions for the reference list
Sample APA research paper
CMS: Writing in the Humanities
Aims
Style
CM Style: Documenting sources
CMS conventions for in-text citations
CMS conventions for positioning notes and bibliography
CMS conventions for endnote and footnote format
CMS directory for documentation guidelines
Sample CMS page with endnotes
Sample CMS page with footnotes
CSE: Writing in the Physical Sciences
Aims
Style
Lab Reports
CSE Style: Documenting sources
CSE name-year style
Conventions for in-text citations
Conventions for reference lists
CSE number style
Conventions for in-text citations??
Conventions for reference lists
Writing in Business
Aims
Style
Memos
Letters
Resumes
The Editing Process
The Editing Process
Editing techniques
The meaning of "error"
Working with others
Editing on a computer
When English is your second language
Using Part 8
Shaping Paragraphs
Unity
Organization
Coherence
Improving Openings and Conclusions
Engaging openings
Strong openings
Satisfying conclusions
Strong conclusions
Strengthening Sentence Structure
Coordination
Subordination
Effective coordination, subordination
Eliminating choppiness
Using parallelism
Effective parallelism
Creating Emphasis and Variety
First and final positions
Sentence length
Sentence types
Sentence openings
Deliberate repetition
Elliptical constructions
Building vital sentences
Concrete, specific nouns
Strong verbs
Active or passive voice
Vital modifiers
Being Concise
Vague generalities
Idle words
Grammatical constructions
Redundancy
Pretentious language
Euphemism
Adjusting Tone
Appropriate tone
Point of view
Level of formality
Consistent tone
Choosing the Right Word
The history of English
Dictionary, thesaurus
Your vocabulary
Connotations
Confusing words
Prepositions, particles
Slang, regionalisms, jargon
Figurative language
Clich├ęs
Eliminating Biased Language
Stereotypes
Labels
Nonsexist language
Editing for Grammar
Eliminating Sentence Fragments
Lacking subjects, verbs
Dependent clause fragments
For special effects
Fixing Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Comma and coordinating conjunction
Semicolon
Colon
Separate sentences
Subordinating one clause
Creating independent clauses
Using Verbs Correctly
Verb Forms:
Understanding forms
Standard verb forms
Auxiliary verbs
Verb Tense:
Understanding tense
Appropriate sequence
Verb Mood:
Understanding mood
Subjunctive mood
Subject-Verb Agreement:
Agreement
Intervening words
Subject following verb
Linking verbs
And
Or, nor
Collective nouns
Indefinite pronouns
Who, which, that
Amounts
Noun phrases and clauses
Titles, words used as words
Subjects ending in s
Troublesome plurals
Using Modifiers Correctly
Adjectives or adverbs
After linking verbs
Confusing modifiers
Double negatives
With comparatives, superlatives
Placing modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Disruptive modifiers
Using Pronouns Correctly
Pronoun Reference
Clear antecedents
Explicit antecedents
It, they, you
Who, which, that
Unneeded pronouns
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Agreement
Joined by and
Joined by or, nor
Collective nouns
Indefinite antecedents
Pronoun Case
Choosing case
And, or, nor
Appositive pronouns
Us, we
Verbals
Than, as
Who, whom
Reflexive pronouns
Consistent and Complete Sentences
Unnecessary shifts
Mixed constructions
Missing words
Editing Punctuation
End Punctuation
Periods
Question marks
Exclamation points
Commas
Coordinating conjunctions
Introductory elements
Nonrestrictive elements
Parenthetical expressions, elements of contrast
Tag sentences, direct address, interjections
Items in a series, coordinate adjectives
Quotations
Numbers, dates, names, places, addresses
To prevent misreading
Misuse
Semicolons
Independent clauses
In a series
Colons
Marks of introduction
Marks of separation
Apostrophes
Possessive nouns, indefinite pronouns
Plurals of words as words, letters, numbers, symbols
Omission of letters
Quotation Marks
Direct quotations
Dialogue
Titles
Translations, special terms, irony, nicknames
With other punctuation
Other Punctuation
Parentheses
Dashes
Ellipsis points
Brackets
Slashes
Editing Mechanics
Spelling
Confusing words
Spelling rules
Capitalization
First word of sentence
Quotations, lines of poetry
Proper nouns
Titles
Hyphenation
Ends of lines
Prefixes
Compound words
Numbers, fractions, units of measure
Italics
Titles
Individual trains, ships, airplanes, spacecraft
For emphasis
Words, numerals, letters used as words
Foreign words
Numbers and Abbreviations
Figures, words
Conventional uses
In nontechnical texts
Titles, degrees
Time, dates, amounts, symbols
Geographic names
Latin terms
Initials, acronyms
Glossaries
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Usage
ESL Index
Index
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