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This handbook is THE go-to-guide for every kind of writing. With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and writing in a digital environment, THE CONCISE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Third Edition, is the essential tool for any writer. The handbook's numerous features--including checklists, "Close-up" boxes, "Grammar Checker" boxes, and marginal cross-references--are valuable navigational tools that will help you understand and apply important concepts to your writing. And, numerous exercises throughout the handbook 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|
|Understanding Purpose and Audience|
|Planning an Essay|
|Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material|
|Drafting and Revising|
|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|
|Writing in a Digital Environment|
|Writing Varied Sentences|
|Writing Emphatic Sentences|
|Writing Concise Sentences|
|Using the Parts of Speech|
|Using Nouns and Pronouns|
|Using Adjectives and Adverbs|
|Revising Sentence Fragments|
|Revising Agreement Errors|
|Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers|
|Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences|
|Using End Punctuation|
|Using Quotation Marks|
|Using Other Punctuation Marks|
|Understanding Spelling and Mechanics|
|Knowing When to Capitalize|
|Doing Research and Documenting Sources|
|Writing a Research Paper|
|Using and Evaluating Library Sources|
|Using and Evaluating Internet Sources|
|Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources|
|MLA Documentation Style|
|APA Documentation Style|
|Bilingual and ESL Writers|
|Grammar and Style for ESL Writers|
|Glossary of Usage|
|Answers to Selected Exercises|
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