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The Pocket Handbook With Infotrac,9780838452509

The Pocket Handbook With Infotrac

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9780838452509

ISBN10:
0838452507
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Pub. Date:
10/10/2002
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A truly portable reference guide, offering coverage of all of the topics that you would expect to find in a bigger and more expensive handbook, now can be customized for nine different disciplines!

Table of Contents

Preface iii
PART 1 WRITING ESSAYS AND PARAGRAPHS
1(16)
Writing Essays
3(8)
Understanding Essay Structure
3(1)
Writing Effective Thesis Statements
4(1)
Drafting and Revising
5(2)
Editing and Proofreading
7(1)
Model Student Paper
8(3)
Writing Paragraphs
11(6)
Writing Unified Paragraphs
11(1)
Writing Coherent Paragraphs
12(1)
Writing Well-Developed Paragraphs
13(1)
Writing Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
14(3)
PART 2 WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES
17(30)
Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
19(2)
Revising with Periods
19(1)
Revising with Semicolons
20(1)
Revising with Coordinating Conjunctions
20(1)
Revising with Subordinating Conjunctions or Relative Pronouns
20(1)
Revising Sentence Fragments
21(4)
Attaching the Fragment to an Independent Clause
22(1)
Deleting the Subordinating Conjunction or Relative Pronoun
23(1)
Supplying the Missing Subject or Verb
24(1)
Understanding Agreement
25(5)
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
25(3)
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
28(2)
Using Verbs Correctly
30(7)
Using Irregular Verbs
30(3)
Understanding Tense
33(2)
Understanding Mood
35(1)
Understanding Voice
36(1)
Using Pronouns Correctly
37(5)
Understanding Pronoun Case
37(1)
Determining Pronoun Case in Special Situations
38(2)
Revising Common Errors of Pronoun Reference
40(2)
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
42(5)
Using Adjectives as Subject Complements
42(1)
Using Adverbs Appropriately
42(1)
Using Comparative and Superlative Forms
43(4)
PART 3 WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES
47(22)
Writing Varied Sentences
49(4)
Using Compound and Complex Sentences
49(1)
Varying Sentence Length
50(1)
Varying Sentence Types
51(1)
Varying Sentence Openings
52(1)
Varying Standard Word Order
52(1)
Writing Concise Sentences
53(4)
Eliminating Nonessential Words
53(1)
Eliminating Unnecessary Repetition
54(1)
Tightening Rambling Sentences
55(2)
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
57(3)
Revising Unwarranted Shifts
57(1)
Revising Mixed Constructions
58(1)
Revising Faulty Predication
59(1)
Using Parallelism
60(2)
Using Parallelism Effectively
60(1)
Revising Faulty Parallelism
61(1)
Placing Modifiers Carefully
62(3)
Revising Misplaced Modifiers
62(1)
Revising Intrusive Modifiers
63(1)
Revising Dangling Modifiers
63(2)
Choosing the Right Word
65(4)
Avoiding Jargon
65(1)
Avoiding Pretentious Diction
65(1)
Avoiding Cliches
65(1)
Avoiding Biased Language
65(4)
PART 4 UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION
69(30)
End Punctuation
71(3)
Using Periods
71(1)
Using Question Marks
72(1)
Using Exclamation Points
73(1)
The Comma
74(7)
Setting Off Independent Clauses
74(1)
Setting Off Items in a Series
74(1)
Setting Off Introductory Elements
75(1)
Setting Off Nonessential Material
76(3)
Using Commas in Other Conventional Contexts
79(1)
Using Commas to Prevent Misreading
79(1)
Editing Misused Commas
80(1)
The Semicolon
81(2)
Separating Independent Clauses
81(1)
Separating Items in a Series
81(1)
Editing Misused Semicolons
82(1)
The Apostrophe
83(3)
Forming the Possessive Case
83(2)
Indicating Omissions in Contractions
85(1)
Forming Plurals
85(1)
Quotation Marks
86(6)
Setting Off Quoted Speech or Writing
86(3)
Setting Off Titles
89(1)
Setting Off Words Used in Special Ways
89(1)
Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation
89(2)
Editing Misused Quotation Marks
91(1)
Other Punctuation Marks
92(7)
Using Colons
92(1)
Using Dashes
93(1)
Using Parentheses
94(1)
Using Brackets
95(1)
Using Slashes
95(1)
Using Ellipses
96(3)
PART 5 SPELLING AND MECHANICS
99(18)
Spelling
101(3)
Understanding Spelling and Punctuation
101(1)
Learning Spelling Rules
102(2)
Capitalization
104(3)
Capitalizing Proper Nouns
104(2)
Capitalizing Important Words in Titles
106(1)
Italics
107(3)
Setting Off Titles and Names
107(1)
Setting Off Foreign Words and Phrases
108(1)
Setting Off Elements Spoken of as Themselves and Terms Being Defined
108(1)
Using Italics for Emphasis
109(1)
Hyphens
110(2)
Breaking a Word at the End of the Line
110(1)
Dividing Compound Words
110(2)
Abbreviations
112(3)
Abbreviating Titles
112(1)
Abbreviating Organization Names and Technical Terms
112(1)
Abbreviating Dates, Times of Day, Temperatures, and Numbers
112(1)
Editing Misused Abbreviations
113(2)
Numbers
115(2)
Spelled-Out Numbers versus Numerals
115(1)
Conventional Uses of Numerals
116(1)
PART 6 WRITING WITH SOURCES
117(48)
Writing Research Papers
119(19)
Choosing a Topic
120(1)
Doing Exploratory Research and Formulating a Research Question
120(1)
Assembling a Working Bibliography
121(1)
Developing a Tentative Thesis
122(1)
Doing Focused Research
123(2)
Taking Notes
125(6)
Deciding on a Thesis
131(1)
Outlining, Drafting, and Revising
131(7)
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
138(9)
Using Library Sources
138(6)
Evaluating Library Sources
144(3)
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
147(11)
Using the World Wide Web for Research
147(4)
Using Other Internet Tools
151(2)
Evaluating Internet Sites
153(3)
Useful Web Sites
156(2)
Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
158(7)
Integrating Source Material into Your Writing
158(3)
Avoiding Plagiarism
161(4)
PART 7 DOCUMENTING SOURCES
165(74)
MLA Documentation Style
169(31)
Using MLA Style
169(15)
MLA Manuscript Guidelines
184(1)
Sample MLA Research Paper
185(15)
APA Documentation Style
200(21)
Using APA Style
200(6)
APA Manuscript Guidelines
206(3)
Sample APA Research Paper
209(12)
Chicago and Other Documentation Styles
221(18)
Using Chicago Style
221(4)
Chicago Style Manuscript Guidelines
225(2)
Sample Chicago Style Research Paper (excerpts)
227(4)
Using CBE Style
231(2)
CBE Manuscript Guidelines
233(1)
Sample CBE Research Paper (excerpts)
234(3)
Using Other Documentation Styles
237(2)
PART 8 PRACTICAL WRITING
239(28)
Designing Documents and Web Pages
241(11)
Understanding Document Design
241(6)
Designing Web Pages
247(5)
Writing for the Workplace
252(8)
Writing Letters of Application
252(2)
Preparing Resumes
254(3)
Writing Memos
257(2)
Writing E-mails
259(1)
Making Oral Presentations
260(7)
Getting Started
260(1)
Planning Your Speech
261(1)
Preparing Your Notes
262(1)
Preparing Visuals
263(1)
Rehearsing Your Speech
264(1)
Delivering Your Speech
264(3)
PART 9 GRAMMAR, USAGE, and ESL REVIEW
267(2)
Appendix A Grammar Review 269(9)
Appendix B Usage Review 278(10)
Appendix C ESL Review 288(8)
Index 296


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