The Brief Wadsworth Handbook

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2/8/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The most comprehensive brief handbook available, the fifth edition of THE BRIEF WADSWORTH HANDBOOK provides students with extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, writing and researching with computers, visual rhetoric, the habits of a successful college student and other topics essential for 21st century student writers.

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 in Argumentative Essays
Writing Electronic Arguments
Doing Research
Writing a Research Paper
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Documenting Sources: Mla Style
MLA Documentation Style
Documenting Sources: Apa and Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
Chicago Documentation Style
CSE and Other Documentation Styles
Developing Strategies for Academic Success
Ten Habits of Successful Students
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing a Literary Analysis
Designing Effective Documents
Designing a Web Site
Writing for the Workplace
Making Oral Presentations
Revising Common Sentence Errors
Revising Sentence Fragments
Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Revising Agreement Errors
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Writing Grammatical Sentences
Using Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice
Using Nouns and Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Improving Sentence Style
Writing Varied Sentences
Writing Emphatic Sentences
Writing Concise Sentences
Using Parallelism
Using Words Effectively
Choosing Words
Using a Dictionary
A Glossary of Usage
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
Understanding Grammar and Usage
Parts of Speech
Sentence Review
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