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The Everyday Writer with Exercises



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  • The Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2009 MLA Update
    The Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2009 MLA Update
  • The Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates
    The Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates


Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students are writing more than ever — in classrooms, workplaces, and social spaces, in local communities and around the world. The Everyday Writer, Fifth Edition, is the first tabbed handbook to help the participants in this "literacy revolution" build on the smart decisions they make as social writers — and use their skills in their academic and professional work. With Andrea Lunsford’s trademark attention to rhetorical choice and language, and with new chapters on public writing, critical reading, and understanding how and why to use documentation, The Everyday Writer gives today’s students the information they need to be effective, ethical writers. New illustrations by graphic artist G.B. Tran make complicated concepts clear and inviting for students. And now LearningCurve, game-like adaptive quizzing, gives students a new way to see what they know.

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 the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, Seventh Edition, The Presence of Others, Fifth Edition, and The Everyday Writer, Fifth Edition, as well as the Sixth Edition of both Everything’s an Argument books.

Table of Contents


Writing for College and Beyond

1. The Top Twenty: A Quick Guide to Troubleshooting Your Writing

2. Expectations for College Writing

3. Multimodal Assignments

4. Writing to Make Something Happen in the World

The Writing Process

5. Rhetorical Situations

6. Exploring Ideas

7. Planning and Drafting

8. Developing Paragraphs

9. Making Design Decisions

10. Reviewing and Revising

11. Editing and Reflecting

Critical Thinking and Argument

12. Critical Reading

13. Analyzing Arguments

14. Constructing Arguments


15. Preparing for a Research Project

16. Doing Research

17. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes

18. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

19. Writing a Research Project


20. Writing to the World

21. Language That Builds Common Ground

22. Language Variety

23. Word Choice and Spelling

24. Glossary of Usage

Sentence Style

25. Coordination, Subordination, and Emphasis

26. Consistency and Completeness

27. Parallelism

28. Shifts

29. Conciseness

30. Sentence Variety

Sentence Grammar

31. Basic Grammar

32. Verbs

33. Subject-Verb Agreement

34. Pronouns

35. Adjectives and Adverbs

36. Modifier Placement

37. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

38. Sentence Fragments


39. Commas

40. Semicolons

41. End Punctuation

42. Apostrophes

43. Quotation Marks

44. Other Punctuation Marks

45. Capital Letters

46. Abbreviations and Numbers

47. Italics

48. Hyphens

MLA Documentation

49. The Basics of MLA Style

50. In-Text Citations

51. List of Works Cited

52. A Student Research Essay, MLA style

APA, Chicago, and CSE Documentation

53. APA Style

54. Chicago Style

55. CSE Style

For Multilingual Writers

56. Writing in U.S. Academic Genres

57. Clauses and Sentences

58. Nouns and Noun Phrases

59. Verbs and Verb Phrases

60. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Writing in the Disciplines

61. Academic Work in Any Discipline

62. Writing for the Humanities

63. Writing for the Social Sciences

64. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences

65. Writing for Business

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