9780205661770

New Century Handbook, The (with MyCompLab NEW with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205661770

  • ISBN10:

    0205661777

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The New Century,Fourth Edition, meets students where they are-as writers and researchers in an electronic age. This handbook shows students how to use new technologies to make appropriate rhetorical choices and to become more successful college writers in all of their courses, while also providing clear, comprehensive coverage of handbook basics-writing, grammar and usage, research, and documentation.

Table of Contents

Writing
Writing to Learn
Why do we write?
How important is writing to success?
How do we communicate effectively?
Has technology changed how we write?
How can this handbook help?
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Viewing
Think critically
Read actively and critically
View actively and critically
Preparing
Overview of the writing process
Experiment and explore
Invent and prewrite
Gather information
Plan and organize
Composing
Review
Draft
Collaborate
Student Sample: Draft
Rewriting
Shift from writer to reader
Revise
Edit
Proofread
Give and receive feedback
Student Sample: Final paper
Structuring Paragraphs
Unified paragraphs
Organizational patterns
Sentence-linking techniques
Verb tense, person, and number
Parallelism and coherence
Appropriate length
Link with key words
Effective introductions and conclusions
Formulating Arguments
Arguable thesis
Purpose and audience
Supporting evidence
Student Sample: Argument paper
Understand alternative views
Test your main points
Build a compelling case
Avoid fallacies
Structure your argument
Electronic argument
Visual argument
Research
The Research Project
Become a researcher
Scheduling
Research notebook
Working bibliography
Background information
Focused research
Using the Internet for research
Use Internet sources
Know the Internet and Web
Search the Internet and Web
Student Samples: Database and Internet searches
Evaluating Electronic and Print Sources
Legitimate sources
Student Sample: Web links evaluation
Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Use sources responsibly
Avoid plagiarism in using sources
Paraphrase accurately
Avoid plagiarism in paraphrasing
Summarize briefly
Avoid plagiarism in summarizing
Quote sparingly
Avoid plagiarism in quoting
Writing the Research Paper
Rhetorical stance and thesis
Plan your structure
Write a draft
Review and revise your draft
Follow formatting conventions
Student Sample: Annotated research paper
MLA Documentation Format
A Directory To Mla Style
APA Documentation Format
A Directory To Apa Style
CMS and CSE Formats
A Directory To Chicago Manual Style
A Directory To CSE Style
Writing In The Disciplines
Writing in the Disciplines
Disciplinary research
Disciplinary discourse
Writing in the Humanities
Types of writing
Literary interpretation and analysis
Student Sample (Mla):Literary interpretation
Student Sample (Mla): Literary analysis
Internet and library resources
A Directory For The Humanities
Writing in the Natural Sciences
Types of writing
Write objectively
Student Sample (Cse): Research report
Internet and library resources
A Directory For The Sciences And Technolgy
Writing
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