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The DK Handbook,9780205730766

The DK Handbook

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9780205730766

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0205730760
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Pub. Date:
1/5/2010
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Longman
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Summary

Transforming student and instructor expectations for textbooks,The DK Handbookpresents information in newly accessible, scientifically tested, and student-friendly ways. Never before seen in the handbook market,The DK Handbookrs"sdesign is a true marriage of visual and textual content, in which each topic is presented in self-contained, two-page spreads for at-a-glance referencing. Explanations are concise and "chunked" to be more approachable and appealing for todayrs"s readers, and accompanying visuals trulyteach- making concepts and processes visible to students. The ground-breaking layout creates a consistent look and feel that helps students connect with the material, find information, and recognize solutions to writing problems they often donrs"t have names for.

Table of Contents

Part 1

A PROCESS FOR COMPOSING

What is composing?

What is rhetoric?     

            Audience       

            Context          

            Purpose                              

Strategies      

Rhetoric and a process for composing     

            Understanding your project or assignment          

 

Part 2

FINDING IDEAS

Composing to learn and composing to communicate      

A research process  

Getting started with research         

Finding a topic          

Narrowing a topic            

            How do you know when you have a narrowed topic?    

            Other strategies for narrowing a topic      

Questions to guide research           

            Using research questions to develop a topic        

Kinds of sources, kinds of research           

            Kinds of research     

            Determining where to research     

            Choosing sources     

            Periodicals    

            Books

            Webpages     

Finding sources        

            Library research      

            Using library journal databases     

            Online research        

            Archives and special collections     

            Field research sources        

What if you can’t find anything on your topic?         

Keeping track of sources    

Starting a paper       

Sample research questions 

 

PART 3

ANALYZING ARGUMENTS AND EVALUATING SOURCES

What is analysis?      

Understanding and analyzing texts

            Developing a sense of the author  

            Understanding appeals to emotions          

            Understanding arrangement          

            sample analysis essay          

Analyzing arguments                               

Thesis statements    

What counts as evidence    

            Further questions to guide critical reading               

            Critical reading         

            Sample annotated argument          

            Sample rhetorical analysis  

            Questions to guide critical looking 

            Sample analysis of a visual text      

Evaluating sources   

            For relevance           

            For credibility–print          

            For credibility–online        

Using analysis to develop a thesis statement        

Sample thesis statements    

 

PART 4

ORGANIZING AND SHAPING TEXTS

What is organization?          

Conceptual frameworks and genres          

            Academic genres      

            Writing in the humanities   

            Writing in the sciences        

            Writing in the social sciences         

            Using a thesis statement to organize an academic paper

Sample thesis statement organizing a paper        

            Workplace genres    

            Resumes        

            Popular genres         

Shaping paragraphs

            Unified and coherent paragraphs  

            Paragraphs that develop     

Visual organization  

Organization for oral presentations          

 

PART 5

DRAFTING A PAPER, CONNECTING WITH AUDIENCES

Understanding your audience        

            Characteristics of your audience   

            Connections with the issue 

Starting to write for an audience   

            How to write a statement of purpose        

Sample statement of purpose         

A rough draft

Sample rough draft  

Receiving feedback to a draft         

Responding to the writing of your peers  

Sample peer response         

 

PART 6

REVISING WITH STYLE

Revising your writing          

            Developing a revision plan 

Sample revision plan           

Revising, style and audience           

Style in writing         

            Styles readers expect in different settings            

Styling paragraphs   

            Concluding paragraphs       

            Introductory paragraphs    

            Transitions between paragraphs   

            Passive voice

Styling sentences      

            Academic sentences 

            Sentences that are easy to read     

            Using coordination and subordination     

            Parallelism    

            Figurative language 

Styling words

            Dictionary definitions          

            Names           

            Action verbs 

            Concrete nouns        

            Clichés           

            Jargon

            Wordiness    

Style in visual texts  

            Typography  

            Color  

Style in oral presentations  

 

PART 7

WRITING FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES

Varieties of English  

            Academic English     

English as a global language           

Writing English when English is not your home language          

Using inclusive language     

            Including all ethnicities        

            Including all genders           

Including all abilities

            Including all ages     

            Including all sexual orientations    

            Including all religions          

Using an ESL dictionary      

 

PART 8

DOCUMENTING

Researching ethically           

Why cite and document sources?  

            What is plagiarism? 

            Tips for avoiding plagiarism           

Four facets of citing and documenting      

Quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing 

            Quoting the words of others          

            Summarizing the words of others     

Paraphrasing the words of others 

Five kinds of sources           

Collecting citation information for books 

Collecting citation information for part of a book           

Collecting citation information for periodicals     

Collecting citation information for webpages       

 

MLA Documentation

A paper in MLA format            

Sample research paper       

For in-text citations                  

Variations on the pattern    

For works cited        

Sample works cited page         

For periodicals         

            For articles from databases

            For webpages           

            For books     

            For parts of books   

            For other kinds of texts      

            Author’s name          

            Titles  

            Periodical volume, issue, number, and date         

            Page numbers for articles from periodicals         

            Place of publication 

            Year of publication  

            Website titles

            Additional information                                    

For other kinds of texts      

 

APA Documentation

A paper in APA format             

Sample research paper       

A reference list page in APA format          

            Sample references page      

In-text citations        

            Reference list entries           

 

CSE Documentation 

            In text

            References    

 

CMS Documentation           

            In text

            References    

 

PART 9

EDITING AND PROOFREADING YOUR WORK

 

Editing and proofreading    

How to edit   

How to proofread    

Subject-verb agreement      

Academic verb tenses          

Shifts in verb tenses

Shifts in grammatical forms

Sentence fragments 

Run-on sentences         

Pronoun reference and agreement           

Misplaced and dangling modifiers 

 

Grammar       

Parts of speech         

            Nouns

            Pronouns      

            Adjectives      

            Articles          

            Verbs 

            Adverbs         

            Prepositions 

            Conjunctions 

Sentence functions        

Sentence patterms   

            Simple sentences      

            Subjects and predicates      

            Independent clauses

            Compound sentences          

            Complex sentences  

            Compound-complex sentences      

 

Punctuation  

Commas        

            With numbers, place names, and dates                      

When you are quoting the words of others         

            To separate words in lists   

            To build sentences that contain multiple parts         

            When not to use commas   

Semicolons    

Colons           

            In conventional patterns     

            For information at the end of a sentence 

            To link two sentences          

Parentheses  

Dashes           

Brackets        

Hyphens        

Slashes          

Ellipses          

Apostrophes

Quotation marks      

Periods          

Question marks        

Exclamation points  

 

Mechanics     

Using italics and underlining          

Spelling          

Capitalizing words   

Abbreviations           

Numbers       

 

Glossary of grammatical terms and usage

Index

Revision checklist

Revision symbols

Questions about research (inside back cover)

A writer’s concerns (inside back cover)

 



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