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Keys for Writers, 2009 MLA Update Edition



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KEYS FOR WRITERS is the most accessible, user-friendly handbook in the tabbed, comb-bound market. With a simple tabbing system (five red tabs for the writing process and research, and five gold tabs for sentence-level lessons), thorough and concise coverage of grammar, and an easy-to-read format, KEYS FOR WRITERS is a valuable resource to students in all disciplines throughout their college careers. The Fifth Edition features enhanced discussion of plagiarism (and how to avoid it), expanded argument coverage, a full literature paper, two-page "Source Shots" that visually demonstrate to students where to find citation information in different kinds of publications, and even more discussion of evaluating online sources and writing in and for online environments. An emphasis on critical reading and critical thinking appears throughout discussions of the writing process, argument, and research. Superior coverage of style includes the popular "5 C's of Style"—Cut, Check for Action, Connect, Commit, and Choose the Best Words—which helps students submit their best work. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, Seventh Edition.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Ways into Writing
Developing Paragraphs and Essays.
Revising, Editing, and Formatting
Constructing an Argument
Writing in All Your Courses
Doing Research/Evaluating Sources
Beginning a Research Project
Searching for Sources
Evaluating Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing the Research Paper
MLA Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Text, MLA Style
MLA List of Works Cited
A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style
APA, CSE, And Chicago Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Text, APA Style
APA List of References
A Student's Research Paper, APA Style
CSE Style of Documentation
Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography
An Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style
Design, Media And Presentation
Document Design
Online Communication Forums
Web Site Design
Academic Writing Online and E-Portfolios
Flyers, Brochures, and Newsletters
R?sum?s and Letters of Application
Business Letters and Memos
Oral and Multimedia Presentations
The Five C's of Style
The First C: Cut
The Second C: Check for Action
The Third C: Connect
The Fourth C: Commit
The Fifth C: Choose the Best Words
Style in Action
Sentence Variety
Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts
Style Tips
Common Sentence Problems
Trouble Spots and Terms
Sentence Fragments
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Snarls
Passive Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement
Adjectives and Adverbs
Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns
Punctuation, Mechanics And Spelling
Quotation Marks
Semicolons and Colons
Other Punctuation Marks
Italics and Underlining
Online Guidelines
Language, Englishes And ESL
Writing across Cultures
Nouns and Articles
Verbs and Verb Forms
Word Order and Sentence Structure
Prepositions and Idioms
Frequently Asked ESL Editing Questions
Glossaries And Index
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
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