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A Pocket Style Manual,9780312115968

A Pocket Style Manual

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2nd
ISBN13:

9780312115968

ISBN10:
0312115962
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Bedford/st Martins
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Table of Contents

CLARITY 1(16)
1. Tighten wordy sentences.
2(1)
2. Prefer active verbs.
3(2)
3. Balance parallel ideas.
5(1)
4. Add needed words.
6(1)
5. Eliminate confusing shifts.
7(2)
6. Untangle mixed constructions.
9(1)
7. Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.
10(2)
8. Provide some variety.
12(2)
9. Find an appropriate voice.
14(3)
GRAMMAR 17(34)
10. Make subjects and verbs agree.
18(4)
11. Be alert to other problems with verbs.
22(6)
12. Use pronouns with care.
28(8)
13. Choose adjectives and adverbs with care.
36(3)
14. Repair sentence fragments.
39(2)
15. Revise run-on sentences.
41(3)
16. If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems.
44(7)
PUNCTUATION 51(22)
17. The comma
52(7)
18. The semicolon and the colon
59(4)
19. The apostrophe
63(2)
20. Quotation marks
65(4)
21. Other marks
69(4)
MECHANICS 73(13)
22. Capitalization
74(2)
23. Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)
76(5)
24. Spelling and the hyphen
81(5)
RESEARCHED WRITING 86(16)
25. Supporting a thesis
87(4)
26. When to cite a source; avoiding plagiarism
91(4)
27. How to integrate quotations
95(4)
28. How to integrate other source material
99(3)
DOCUMENTATION 102(56)
29. MLA documentation style
103(19)
30. ACW style: Documenting Internet sources
122(1)
31. APA documentation style
123(14)
32. Chicago documentation style (footnotes or endnotes)
137(19)
33. A list of style manuals
156(2)
GLOSSARIES 158(18)
34. Glossary of usage
159(9)
35. Glossary of grammatical terms
168(8)
INDEX 176(10)
CHECKLIST FOR GLOBAL REVISION 186(1)
CORRECTION SYMBOLS 187


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