9781413011685

Cengage Advantage Books: The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413011685

  • ISBN10:

    1413011683

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2/28/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A truly portable and inexpensive reference, this best-selling pocket handbook is a practical, accessible quick guide to grammar, writing and research. As the authors of several composition handbooks, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are consistently praised for their instinct for teaching, clarity and student-friendliness. Teachers themselves, Kirszner and Mandell have successfully brought their student-centered approach to their discussion of writing.

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Acknowledgements
Writing Essays
Understanding Purpose and Audience
Writing Essays
Writing Paragraphs
Writing Grammatical Sentences
Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Revising Sentence Fragments
Understanding Agreement
Using Verbs
Using Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Writing Effective Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Writing Concise Sentences
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Using Parallelism
Placing Modifiers Carefully
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
Writing With Sources
Writing Research Papers
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Integrating Source Material into Your Writing
Avoiding Plagiarism
Documenting Sources
MLA Documentation Style
APA Documentation Style
Chicago Documentation Style
CSE (Formerly CBE) and Other Documentation Styles
Developing Strategies for Academic Success
Ten Habits of Successful Students
Designing Effective Documents
Designing Web Sites
Writing for the Workplace
Making Oral Presentations
Resources for Bilingual and Esl Writers
Adjusting to the US Classroom
Understanding Grammar and Usage
Grammar Review
Usage Review
Credits
Index
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