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The Brief Handbook With Infotrac

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4th
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9780838406595

ISBN10:
0838406599
Format:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
7/14/2003
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The only brief handbook to emphasize strategies for success in a composition course and in a college career, THE BRIEF HANDBOOK, Fourth Edition now features more student models, extensive coverage of avoiding plagiarism and evaluating sources, plus a unique Chapter 40, "Ten Habits for Successful Students."

Table of Contents

Part 1 Writing Essays & Paragraphs
Writing Essays
3(36)
Essay Patterns across the Disciplines
39(23)
Writing Paragraphs
62(21)
Part 2 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
Thinking Critically
83(8)
Writing Argumentative Essays
91(14)
Part 3 The Research Process
The Research Process
105(21)
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
126(21)
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
147(17)
Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
164(18)
Part 4 Documenting Sources: MLA Style
MLA Documentation Style
182(43)
Part 5 Documenting Sources: APA & Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
225(25)
Chicago, CSE, and Other Documentation Styles
250(31)
Part 6 Five Common Sentence Errors
Revising Sentence Fragments
281(4)
Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
285(3)
Revising Agreement Errors
288(7)
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
295(5)
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
300(7)
Part 7 Sentence Grammar
Using Verbs Correctly: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice
307(10)
Using Pronouns Correctly
317(5)
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
322(7)
Part 8 Sentence Style
Writing Varied Sentences
329(7)
Writing Emphatic Sentences
336(5)
Writing Concise Sentences
341(5)
Using Parallelism
346(5)
Part 9 Using Words Effectively
Choosing Words
351(8)
Using a Dictionary
359(4)
A Glossary of Usage
363(16)
Part 10 Understanding Punctuation
Using End Punctuation
379(3)
Using Commas
382(10)
Using Semicolons
392(2)
Using Apostrophes
394(4)
Using Quotation Marks
398(7)
Using Other Punctuation Marks
405(10)
Part 11 Understanding Spelling and Mechanics
Spelling
415(6)
Capitalization
421(5)
Italics
426(3)
Hyphens
429(3)
Abbreviations
432(4)
Numbers
436(5)
Part 12 College Survival Skills
Ten Habits of Successful Students
441(8)
Developing Active Reading Skills
449(3)
Writing Essay Exams
452(8)
Writing about Literature
460(15)
Designing Documents and Web Sites
475(16)
Writing for the Workplace
491(13)
Making Oral Presentations
504(11)
Part 13 ESL
English for Speakers of Other Languages
515(36)
Appendixes
A. Parts of Speech
543(8)
B. Sentence Review
551


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