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Cengage Advantage Books: The Concise Wadsworth Handbook,9781413030617

Cengage Advantage Books: The Concise Wadsworth Handbook

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9781413030617

ISBN10:
1413030610
Media:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
6/19/2007
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to-guide for every kind of writing-in and out of the classroom. With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE CONCISE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student. The handbook's numerous features-including checklists, "Close-up" boxes, computer tips, "Grammar Checker" boxes, and marginal cross-references-are valuable navigational tools that will help you understand and apply important concepts to your work. And, numerous exercises throughout the text allow you to practice at each stage of the writing, revising, and editing processes.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Introduction: Ten Habits of Successful Students
Writing Essays
Understanding Purpose and Audience
Planning an Essay
Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material
Drafting and Revising
Writing Paragraphs
Thinking Critically
Writing Argumentative Essays
Writing Essays about Literature
Developing Strategies for Academic Success
Reading to Write
Writing Essay Exams
Writing for the Workplace
Designing Effective Documents
Designing a Web Site
Sentence Style
Building Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Writing Emphatic Sentences
Writing Concise Sentences
Using Parallelism
Choosing Words
Understanding Grammar
Using the Parts of Speech
Using Nouns and Pronouns
Using Verbs
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Revising Sentence Fragments
Revising Run-ons
Revising Agreement Errors
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
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
Doing Research and Documenting Sources
Writing a Research Paper
Doing Library and Field Research
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
MLA Documentation Style
APA Documentation Style
Bilingual and Esl Writers
Grammar and Style for ESL Writers
Glossary of Usage
Answers to Selected Exercises
Credits
Index
Correction Symbols
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