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A Pocket Style Manual,9780312204884

A Pocket Style Manual

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780312204884

ISBN10:
0312204884
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Bedford/st Martins
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Summary

Adopted at more than 1300 schools across the country in more than 20 different academic departments, A Pocket Style Manual is a straight-forward, inexpensive quick reference to the essentials of research and writing in print and online--now revised and updated to be more useful for students in all disciplines.

Table of Contents

Clarity 1(20)
Tighten wordy sentences
2(1)
Prefer active verbs
3(2)
Balance parallel ideas
5(2)
Add needed words
7(1)
Eliminate confusing shifts
8(2)
Untangle mixed constructions
10(1)
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers
11(3)
Provide some variety
14(2)
Find an appropriate voice
16(4)
Grammar 20(36)
Make subjects and verbs agree
21(4)
Be alert to other problems with verbs
25(7)
Use pronouns with care
32(8)
Choose adjectives and adverbs with care
40(2)
Repair sentence fragments
42(3)
Revise run-on sentences
45(3)
If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems
48(8)
Punctuation 56(24)
The comma
57(8)
The semicolon and the colon
65(4)
The apostrophe
69(2)
Quotation marks
71(4)
Other marks
75(5)
Mechanics 80(13)
Capitalization
81(2)
Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)
83(5)
Spelling and the hyphen
88(5)
Research Sources 93(12)
Finding print and online sources
94(7)
Evaluating library and Internet sources
101(4)
MLA Papers 105(37)
Supporting a thesis
106(3)
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
109(3)
Integrating nonfiction sources
112(6)
Integrating literary quotations
118(4)
MLA documentation style
122(16)
MLA manuscript format
138(4)
Sample MLA pages
140(2)
APA Papers 142(26)
Supporting a thesis
143(1)
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
144(4)
Integrating sources
148(5)
APA documentation style
153(8)
APA manuscript format
161(7)
Sample APA pages
165(3)
Chicago -Style Papers 168(27)
Supporting a thesis
169(1)
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
170(4)
Integrating sources
174(4)
Chicago documentation style
178(11)
Chicago manuscript format
189(6)
Sample Chicago pages
191(4)
Glossaries 195(19)
Glossary of usage
196(10)
Glossary of grammatical terms
206(8)
A List of Style Manuals 214(3)
A Writer's Online Resources 217(3)
Index 220
Checklist for Global Revisions Revision Symbols


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