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The most comprehensive brief handbook available, THE BRIEF WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, SIXTH EDITION, provides students with extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, writing and researching with computers, visual rhetoric, and other topics essential for 21st-century student writers. This versatile and proven text is a uniquely effective guide to help students develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills they need to become successful communicators in college and beyond. Practicing teachers and collaborative writing partners throughout their careers, Kirszner and Mandell bring an "in-the-trenches" pragmatic understanding of instructor and student needs to every page of this Sixth Edition. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, SEVENTH EDITION.

Table of Contents

Writing Essays
Understanding Purpose and Audience
Reading Texts
Reading Visuals
Planning an Essay
Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material
Drafting and Revising
Writing Paragraphs
Critical Thinking And Argumentation
Thinking Critically
Writing Argumentative Essays
Using Visuals as Evidence
Writing In The Disciplines
Writing in the Humanities
Writing a Literary Analysis
Writing in the Social Sciences
Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
Doing Research
Writing a Research Paper
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
Using and Evaluating Web Sources
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources
Synthesizing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
MLA Documentation Style
Documenting Sources: APA And Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
Chicago Documentation Style
CSE Documentation Style
Creating Documents In A Digital Age
Writing in a Digital Environment
Designing Effective Documents
Creating a Web Site
Strategies For Success In College And Beyond
Creating a Writing Portfolio
Writing Essay Exams
Writing for the Public
Writing for the Workplace
Making Oral Presentations
Revising Common Sentence Errors
Revising Sentence Fragments
Revising Run-Ons
Revising Agreement Errors
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Writing Grammatical Sentences
Using Verbs
Using Nouns and Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Improving Sentence Style
Writing Varied Sentences
Writing Emphatic Sentences
Writing Concise Sentences
Using Parallelism
Choosing Words
Understanding Punctuation
Using End Punctuation
Using Commas
Using Semicolons
Using Apostrophes
Using Quotation Marks
Using Other Punctuation Marks
Understanding Spelling And Mechanics
Improving Spelling
Knowing When to Capitalize
Using Italics
Using Hyphens
Using Abbreviations
Using Numbers
Resources For Bilingual And ESL Writers
Grammar and Style for ESL Writers
Parts of Speech
Sentence Review
Glossary of Usage
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