9780312554255

EasyWriter : A Pocket Reference

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312554255

  • ISBN10:

    0312554257

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 9/22/2009
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

All writers make choices and better choices get better results.EasyWriterdistills Andrea Lunsford's teaching and research into the essentials that today's writers need to make good choices in any rhetorical situation. In addition to Lunsford's trademark attention to language, critical thinking, and argument,EasyWriternow reflects the results of new research into student writing and offers expanded, up-to-the-minute coverage of the writing process, research and documentation, and writing in the disciplines all in a pocket handbook that's easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to afford.

Author Biography

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. For Bedford/St. Martin’s she is also the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, Sixth Edition, and The Everyday Writer, Fourth Edition; The Presence of Others, Fifth Edition, and Everything's an Argument, Fourth Edition, with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument (with Readings), Fourth Edition, with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

Table of Contents

WRITING
1 A Writer’s Choices
2 Exploring, Planning, and Drafting
3 Critical Thinking and Argument
4 Writing for Other Media
5 Writing in the Disciplines
6 Designing Documents
 
SENTENCE GRAMMAR
7 Verbs
8 Subject-Verb Agreement
9 Adjectives and Adverbs
10 Modifier Placement
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 AND 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 Language That Builds Common Ground
31 Varieties of Language
32 Word Choice
 
MULTILINGUAL WRITERS
33 Writing in U.S. Academic Genres
34 Sentence Structure
35 Nouns and Noun Phrases
36 Verbs and Verb Phrases
37 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
 
RESEARCH
38 Conducting Research
39 Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
40 Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
41 Writing a Research Project
 
DOCUMENTATION
42 MLA Style
43 APA Style
44 Chicago Style
45 CSE Style

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