9780130782199

The Blair Handbook

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    9780130782199

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Table of Contents

I Writing in College 1(36)
About Writing
3(8)
Reading Critically
11(15)
Reading to understand
Reading critically
The Writing Process
26(11)
Writing as a process
Planning
Drafting
Researching
Revising
Editing
Writing with computers
Writing in English as a second language
II Planning 37(38)
Keeping a Journal
39(11)
Understanding journals
College journals
Ideas for journals
Inventing and Discovering
50(8)
Brainstorming
Freewriting
Looping
Asking questions
Making outlines
Clustering
Talking with peers
Assuming Stance
58(17)
Purpose
Audience
Situation
Voice
III Drafting 75(78)
Reflecting
77(16)
Character
Subject
Perspective
Setting
Sequence of events
Theme
Student essay
Explaining
93(17)
Writing to explain
Topic
Thesis
Strategies to explain
Organization
Neutral perspective
Student essay
Arguing
110(28)
Elements of argument
Issue
Analysis
Position
Argument
Organization
Student essay
Interpreting
138(15)
Interpretive essays
Text exploration
Interpretive communities
Interpretations
Different genres
Student essay
IV Researching 153(118)
Research Essays
155(17)
Understanding research
Managing the process
Working thesis
Research log
Using the writing process
Library Research
172(23)
Planning
Finding sources
Electronic sources
Reading sources critically
Taking notes
Internet Research
195(8)
The Internet
Electronic sources
Sample Web search
Field Research
203(10)
Planning
Interviewing
Surveying
Observing
Research Sources
213(15)
Library sources
Electronic sources
Field sources
Using Sources
228(17)
Controlling sources
Organizing sources
Synthesizing information
Integrating information
Internet sources
I-search essay
Avoiding plagiarism
Research Essay
245(26)
Free choice topics
Personal essay
Internet essay
Collaborative essay
V Revising 271(44)
The Revising Process
273(9)
Understanding revising
Planning
Asking questions
Revising strategies
Focused Revising
282(14)
Limiting
Adding
Switching
Transforming
Experimenting
Responding to Writing
296(9)
Asking for help
Giving responses
Writing responses
Through conferences
In writing groups
Creative Nonfiction
305(10)
Lists
Snapshots
Playful sentences
Repetition/refrain
Double voice
Electronic style
VI Editing 315(16)
The Editing Process
317(14)
Editing techniques
The meaning of ``error''
Working with others
Editing on a computer
When English is your second language
Using Part VI
EDITING FOR EFFECTIVENESS 331(132)
Paragraphs
332(11)
Unity
Organization
Coherence
Openings and Conclusions
343(14)
Engaging openings
Strong openings
Satisfying conclusions
Strong conclusions
Sentence Structure
357(17)
Coordination
Subordination
Effective coordination, subordination
Eliminating choppiness
Using parallelism
Effective parallelism
Emphasis and Variety
374(15)
First and final positions
Sentence length
Sentence types
Sentence openings
Deliberate repetition
Ellipitical constructions
Vitality
389(15)
Concrete, specific nouns
Strong verbs
Active or passive voice
Vital modifiers
Being Concise
404(13)
Vague generalities
Idle words
Grammatical constructions
Redundancy
Pretentious language
Euphemism
Tone
417(10)
Appropriate tone
Point of view
Level of formality
Consistent tone
The Right Word
427(25)
The history of English
Dictionary, thesaurus
Your vocabulary
Connotations
Confusing words
Prepositions, particles
Slang, regionalisms, jargon
Figurative language
Cliches
Biased Language
452(11)
Stereotypes
Labels
Nonsexist language
EDITING GRAMMAR 463(120)
Sentence Fragments
464(8)
Lacking subjects, verbs
Dependent clause fragments
For special effects
Fused Sentences, Comma Splices
472(10)
Comma and coordinating conjunction
Semicolon
Colon
Separate sentences
Subordinating one clause
Creating independent clauses
Verbs
482(39)
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
Modifiers
521(19)
Adjectives or adverbs
After linking verbs
Confusing modifiers
Double negatives
With comparatives, superlatives
Placing
Dangling
Disruptive
Using Pronouns Correctly
540(28)
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
568(15)
Unnecessary shifts
Mixed constructions
Missing words
EDITING PUNCTUATION 583(72)
End Punctuation
584(6)
Periods
Question marks
Exclamation points
Commas
590(23)
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
613(6)
Independent clauses
In a series
Colons
619(4)
Marks of introduction
Marks of separation
Apostrophes
623(9)
Possessive nouns, indefinite pronouns
Plurals of words as words, letters, numbers, symbols
Omission of letters
Quotation Marks
632(11)
Direct quotations
Dialogue
Titles
Translations, special terms, irony, nicknames
With other punctuation
Other Punctuation
643(12)
Parentheses
Dashes
Ellipsis points
Brackets
Slashes
EDITING MECHANICS 655(46)
Spelling
656(15)
Confusing words
Spelling rules
Capitalization
671(7)
First word of sentence
Quotations, lines of poetry
Proper nouns
Titles
Hyphenation
678(6)
Ends of lines
Prefixes
Compound words
Numbers, fractions, units of measure
Italics
684(5)
Titles
Individual trains, ships, airplanes, spacecraft
For emphasis
Words, numerals, letters used as words
Foreign words
Numbers and Abbreviations
689(12)
Figures, words
Conventional uses
In nontechnical texts
Titles, degrees
Time, dates, amounts, symbols
Geographic names
Latin terms
Initials, acronyms
VII Presenting Your Work 701(44)
Designing Documents
703(14)
Objectives of design
Tools for designing
Proofreading
Choosing a printing method
Portfolios and Publishing
717(9)
Writing portfolios
Course portfolio
Story portfolio
Class books
Writing for the World Wide Web
726(11)
Organizing for the Web
HTML basics
Oral Presentations
737(8)
The assignment
Speaking text
Speaking in public
Creative options
VIII Writing Across the Curriculum 745(128)
The College Curriculum
747(4)
Differences among disciplines
Similarities among disciplines
Languages and Literature
751(43)
Aims
Style
Common forms
MLA Style
Works cited
Sample MLA paper
Humanities
794(13)
Aims
Style
Common forms
Chicago (CMS) style
Sample endnotes
Sample footnotes
Social Sciences
807(31)
Aims
Style
Common forms
APA style
Sample APA paper
Physical Sciences
838(8)
Aims
Style
Common forms
Documentation styles
Business
846(9)
Aims
Style
Common forms
Documentation styles
Columbia Online Style
855(11)
Essay Examinations
866(7)
Understanding questions
Good answers
IX A Grammar Reference 873(27)
Parts of Speech
875(14)
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives, adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Interjections
Sentence Elements
889(8)
Subjects
Predicates
Objects of verbs
Complements
Phrases
Clauses
Sentence Classification
897
Function
Structure
Patterns
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms
ESL Index
Index

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