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Pocket Style Manual: Updated With Mla's 1999 Guidelines



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Table of Contents

Clarityp. 1
Tighten wordy sentencesp. 2
Prefer active verbsp. 3
Balance parallel ideasp. 5
Add needed wordsp. 7
Eliminate confusing shiftsp. 8
Untangle mixed constructionsp. 10
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiersp. 11
Provide some varietyp. 14
Find an appropriate voicep. 16
Grammarp. 20
Make subjects and verbs agreep. 21
Be alert to other problems with verbsp. 25
Use pronouns with carep. 32
Choose adjectives and adverbs with carep. 40
Repair sentence fragmentsp. 42
Revise run-on sentencesp. 45
If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problemsp. 48
Punctuationp. 56
The commap. 57
The semicolon and the colonp. 65
The apostrophep. 69
Quotation marksp. 71
Other marksp. 75
Mechanicsp. 80
Capitalizationp. 81
Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)p. 83
Spelling and the hyphenp. 88
Research Sourcesp. 93
Finding print and online sourcesp. 94
Evaluating library and Internet sourcesp. 101
MLA Papersp. 105
Supporting a thesisp. 106
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarismp. 109
Integrating nonfiction sourcesp. 112
Integrating literary quotationsp. 118
MLA documentation stylep. 122
MLA manuscript formatp. 138
Sample MLA pagesp. 140
APA Papersp. 142
Supporting a thesisp. 143
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarismp. 144
Integrating sourcesp. 148
APA documentation stylep. 153
APA manuscript formatp. 161
Sample APA pagesp. 165
Chicago-Style Papersp. 168
Supporting a thesisp. 169
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarismp. 170
Integrating sourcesp. 174
Chicago documentation stylep. 178
Chicago manuscript formatp. 189
Sample Chicago pagesp. 191
Glossariesp. 195
Glossary of usagep. 196
Glossary of grammatical termsp. 206
A List of Style Manualsp. 214
A Writer's Online Resourcesp. 217
Indexp. 220
Checklist for Global Revisions
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