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Now updated with expanded documentation, research, and writing across the curriculum coverage,The Brief Penguin Handbookcontinues to revolutionize the way handbooks present information. The design and approach ofThe Brief Penguin Handbookstarted with ideas and suggestions from real students, and thus it is uniquely successful when it comes to giving students the information they need in a format they will actually use. With unique visual guides and models for writing, research, and documentation, distinctive coverage of writing for different purposes, and Lester Faigleyrs"s clear, accessible explanations,The Brief Penguin Handbookhas established itself as the best-selling handbook to enter the market in eighteen years. The Third Edition of this extraordinary handbook continues to lead the market with complete new chapters on using database and Web sources, a new visual five-step guide to the documentation process, and updated and expanded documentation coverage. New "process guides" for writing for different purposes, a new section on writing across the curriculum, and more student model documents than ever make this Third Edition the best resource for writing yet.
Table of Contents
|Planning, Drafting, and Revising|
|Think as a Writer|
|Think about the process of communication|
|Think about how to persuade others|
|Think about your audience|
|Think about your credibility|
|Think about your purpose|
|Plan and Draft|
|Think about the expectations of college readers|
|Establish your goals|
|Explore your topic|
|Write a working thesis|
|Plan a strategy|
|Compose a draft|
|Write as a member of a team|
|Focus your paragraphs|
|Organize your paragraphs|
|Make your paragraphs coherent|
|Consider paragraph length|
|Link across paragraphs|
|Write effective beginning and ending paragraphs|
|Rewrite, Edit, and Proofread|
|Switch from writer to reader|
|Learn strategies for rewriting|
|Respond to other writersrsquo; drafts|
|Edit for particular goals|
|Learn to edit the writing of others|
|Writing for Different Purposes|
|Read and View with a Critical Eye|
|Become a critical reader|
|Recognize verbal fallacies|
|Become a critical viewer|
|Recognize visual fallacies|
|Write to Analyze|
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