9781439081815

The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781439081815

  • ISBN10:

    1439081816

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 6/15/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This fourth edition of THE POCKET WADSWORTH HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's students in the digital age. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, SEVENTH EDITION.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Acknowledgments
Writing Essays And Paragraphs
Understanding Purpose and Audience
Writing Essays
Writing Paragraphs
Writing an Argumentative Essay
Writing Grammatical Sentences
Revising Run-ons
Revising Sentence Fragments
Understanding Agreement
Using Verbs
Using Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs?
Writing Effective Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Writing Concise Sentences
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Using Parallelism
Placing Modifiers Carefully
Choosing Words
Understanding Punctuation
Using End Punctuation
Using Commas
Using Semicolons
Using Apostrophes
Using Quotation Marks
Using Other Punctuation Marks
Understanding Spelling And Mechanics
Improving Spelling
Knowing When to Capitalize
Using Italics
Using Hyphens
Using Abbreviations
Using Numbers
Writing With Sources
Writing Research Papers
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Integrating Source Material into Your Writing
Avoiding Plagiarism
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
MLA Documentation Style
Documenting Sources: APA AND Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
Chicago Documentation Style
CSE and Other Documentation Styles
Developing Strategies For Academic Success
Ten Habits of Successful Students
Reading Critically
Designing Effective Documents
Designing Effective Web Sites.
Writing for the Workplace
Making Oral Presentations
Resources For Bilingual And Esl Writers
Adjusting to the US Classroom
Grammar and Style for ESL Writers
Grammar Review
Usage Review
Credits
Index
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