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ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is professor of English at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. She is the author of The Everyday Writer, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); The St. Martin's Handbook, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); The Presence of Others, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), and Everything's an Argument, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
*Find It. Fix It.
WRITING 1. A Writer's Choices *2. Analyzing and Constructing Arguments *3. Writing in Any Discipline *4. Writing with Computers 5. Document Design 6. Oral and Multimedia Presentations
SENTENCE GRAMMAR 7. Verbs 8. Subject-Verb Agreement 9. Adjectives and Adverbs 10. Modifier Placement and Reference 11. Pronouns 12. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences 13. Sentence Fragments
SENTENCE STYLE 14. Consistency and Completeness 15. Coordination and Subordination 16. Conciseness 17. Parallelism 18. Shifts
PUNCTUATION/MECHANICS 19. Commas 20. Semicolons 21. End Punctuation 22. Apostrophes 23. Quotation Marks 24. Other Punctuation 25. Capitalization 26. Abbreviations and Numbers 27. Italics 28. Hyphens
LANGUAGE 29. Writing to the World 30. The Language of Common Ground 31. Varieties of Language 32. Appropriate, Precise Language
MULTILINGUAL WRITERS *33. U.S. Academic Conventions 34. Nouns and Articles 35. Verbs and Verb Phrases 36. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 37. Sentence Structure
RESEARCH 38. Conducting Research 39. Evaluating Sources *40. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism 41. Drafting, Revising, and Editing
DOCUMENTATION 42. MLA Style 43. APA Style 44. Chicago Style 45. CSE Style