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Prentice Hall Reference Guide

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Summary

Thirty years of experience at the Purdue University writing center told Muriel Harris that few students could effectively use their handbook.

A truly useful textbook, she felt, would have ways to help students find the information they were seeking without having to know the terminology, would be clear and easy to understand for all students, and would be written in a student-friendly language and tone to avoid the intimidating formal instructional tone of some handbooks. These principles became the foundation of Harris’s Prentice Hall Reference Guide.

This tabbed, spiral-bound handbook is written to help students who may not know proper terminology quickly find the information they need.

With new material and emphasis on writing for college and career, plagiarism, research, documentation, argument, and thesis development, PHRG 8e continues to make it easy for students to find and understand the information they need.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Preface

 

Tab 1:  Compare and Correct, Question and Correct

     Compare and Correct                      CC1

     Question and Correct                      QC1

 

Tab 2:  Writing Processes

      1  Thinking About Writing

            a  The Rhetorical Triangle

            b  Topic

            c  Audience

            d  Purpose

            e  Medium

     

      2  Writing Processes and Strategies

            a  Planning

            b  Thesis

            c  Drafting

            d  Organizing

            e  Collaborating

            f  Revising

            g  Editing and Proofreading

 

      3  Paragraphs

            a  Unity

            b  Coherence

            c  Development

            d  Introductions and Conclusions

            e  Patterns of Organization

 

      4  Document Design

            a  Principles of Document Design

            b  Incorporating Visuals

            c  Paper Preparation

            d  Multimedia Presentations

            e  Writing for the Web

 

Tab 3:  Writing for College and Career

      5  Writing in the Disciplines           

            a  Writing for the Sciences

            b  Writing for the Social Sciences

            c  Writing for the Humanities

            d  Writing Essay Exams

     

       6  Writing About Literature           

            a  Ways to Write about Literature

            b  Writing the Assignment

            c  Conventions in Writing about Literature

            d  Sample Literature Paper

 

      7  Critical Reading, Thinking, and Arguing

            a  Reading Arguments Critically

            b  Finding an Arguable Topic

            c  Developing Arguments

            d  Recognizing and Avoiding Logical Fallacies

            e  Organizing Your Argument

            f  Sample Argument Paper

 

      8  Visual Argument           

            a  Similarities and Differences Between Written and Visual Arguments

            b  Appeals in Visual Argument

            c  Logical Fallacies in Visual Argument

            d  Creating Visual Arguments

 

      9  Professional Writing

            a  Memos

                Sample Memo

            b  E-Mail

                 Sample E-mail

            c  Business Letters

                 Sample Letter

            d  Cover Letters

                 Sample Cover Letter

            e  Résumés

                 Sample Résumés

 

      10  Creating Print and Electronic Portfolios

            a  Developing Portfolios

            b  E-Portfolios

 

Tab 4:  Revising Sentences for Accuracy, Clarity, and Variety

       11  Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

            a  Comma Splices

            b  Fused or Run-On Sentences

 

       12  Subject-Verb Agreement

            a  Singular and Plural Subjects

            b  Buried Subjects

            c  Compound Subjects

            d  Or and Either/Or in Subjects

            e  Clauses and Phrases as Subjects

            f  Indefinites as Subjects

            g  Collective Nouns and Amounts as Subjects

            h  Plural Words as Subjects

            i  Titles, Company Names, Words, and Quotations as Subjects

            j  Linking Verbs

            k  There (is/are), Here (is/are), and It

            Who, Which, That, and One of as Subjects

 

       13  Sentence Fragments

            a  Unintentional Fragments

            b  Intentional Fragments

    

       14    Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

            a  Dangling Modifiers

            b  Misplaced Modifiers

 

       15    Parallel Constructions

            a  Parallel Structure

            b  Faulty Parallelism

 

       16    Consistency (Avoiding Shifts)

            a  Shifts in Person or Number

            b  Shifts in Verb Tense

            c  Shifts in Tone

            d  Shifts in Voice (Active/Passive)

            e  Shifts in Discourse

 

       17    Faulty Predication

 

       18    Coordination and Subordination

            a  Coordination

            b  Subordination

 

       19    Sentence Clarity

            a  Moving from Known (Old) to Unknown (New) Information

            b  Using Positive Instead of Negative Statements

            c  Avoiding Double Negatives

            d  Using Verbs Instead of Nouns

            e  Making the Intended Subject the Sentence Subject

            f  Using Active Instead of Passive Voice

 

       20    Transitions

            a  Repetition of a Key Term or Phrase

            b  Synonyms

            c  Pronouns

            d  Transitional Words and Phrases

            e  Transitions In and Between Paragraphs

 

       21    Sentence Variety

            a  Combining Sentences

            b  Adding Words

            c  Changing Words, Phrases, and Clauses

 

 

Tab 5:  Parts of Sentences

       22    Verbs

            a  Verb Phrases

            b  Verb Forms

            c  Verb Tense

            d  Verb Voice (Active/Passive)

            e  Verb Mood

            f  Modal Verbs

 

       23    Nouns and Pronouns

            a  Nouns

            b  Pronouns

 

       24    Pronoun Case and Reference

            a  Pronoun Case

            b  Pronoun Reference

 

       25    Adjectives and Adverbs

            a  Adjectives and Adverbs

            b  A/An/The

            c  Comparisons

 

       26    Prepositions

            a  Common Prepositions

            b  Idiomatic Expressions

            c  Other Prepositions

 

       27    Subjects

 

       28    Phrases

 

     29  Clauses

            a  Independent Clauses

            b  Dependent Clauses

 

       30    Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases

            a  Essential Clauses and Phrases

            b  Nonessential Clauses and Phrases

 

       31    Sentences

            a  Sentence Purposes

            b  Sentence Structures

 

Tab 6:  Style and Word Choice

       32  Style Versus Grammar

 

       33  General and Specific Language

           a  General Versus Specific Statements

           b  General Versus Specific Words

           c  Concrete Versus Abstract Words

 

       34  Glossary of Usage

 

       35  Conciseness and Wordiness

      

       36  Passive Versus Active Voice

 

       37    Unnecessary and Inappropriate Language

            a  Clichés

            b  Pretentious Language

            c  Offensive Language

 

       38    Appropriate Language

            a  Standard English

            b  Levels of Formality

            c  Emphasis

            d  Denotation and Connotation

            e  Colloquialisms, Slang Terms, and Regionalisms

            f  Jargon and Technical Terms

 

       39    Nonsexist Language

            a  Alternatives to Man

            b  Alternative Job Titles

            c  Alternatives to the Male or Female Pronoun

 

Tab 7:  Punctuation

       40    Commas

           a  Commas in Compound Sentences

           b  Commas After Introductory Words, Phrases, and Clauses

           c  Commas with Essential and Nonessential Words, Phrases, and Clauses

           d  Commas in Series and Lists

           e  Commas with Adjectives

           f  Commas with Dates, Addresses, Geographical Names, and Numbers

           g  Other Uses for Commas

           h  Unnecessary Commas

 

       41   Apostrophes

           a  Apostrophes with Possessives

           b  Apostrophes with Contractions

           c  Apostrophes with Plurals

           d  Unnecessary Apostrophes

 

       42   Semicolons

           a  Semicolons in Compound Sentences

           b  Semicolons in a Series

           c  Semicolons with Quotation Marks

           d  Unnecessary Semicolons

 

       43   Colons

           a  Colons to Announce Elements at the End of a Sentence

           b  Colons to Separate Independent Clauses

           c  Colons to Announce Quotations

           d  Colons in Salutations and Between Elements

           e  Colons with Quotation Marks

           f  Unnecessary Colons

 

       44   Quotation Marks

           a  Quotation Marks with Direct and Indirect Quotations

           b  Quotation Marks for Minor Titles and Parts of Wholes

           c  Quotation Marks for Words

           d  Use of Other Punctuation with Quotation Marks

           e  Unnecessary Quotation Marks

 

       45   Hyphens

           a  Hyphens to Divide Words

           b  Hyphens to Form Compound Words

           c  Hyphens to Join Word Units

           d  Hyphens to Join Prefixes, Suffixes, and Letters to a Word

           e  Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity

 

       46   End Punctuation

           a  Periods

           b  Question Marks

           c  Exclamation Points

 

       47  Other Punctuation

            a  Dashes

            b  Slashes

            c  Parentheses

            d  Brackets

            e  Ellipses (Omitted Words)

 

Tab 8:  Mechanics and Spelling

       48  Capitals

 

       49  Abbreviations

            a  Abbreviating Numbers

            b  Abbreviating Titles

            c  Abbreviating Place Names

            d  Abbreviating Measurements

            e  Abbreviating Dates

            f  Abbreviating Initials Used as Names

            g  Abbreviating Latin Expressions

            h  Abbreviating Documentation

 

      50    Numbers

 

      51    Italics

            a  Italics for Titles

            b  Italics for Other Uses

  

       52    Spelling

            a  Proofreading

            b  Spell-Checkers

            c  Some Spelling Guidelines

            d  Plurals

            e  Sound-Alike Words (Homonyms)

 

Tab 9:  For Multilingual Writers

        53    American Style in Writing

            a  American Style

            b  English Grammar vs. Grammar of Other Languages

            c  American English and World Englishes

            d  Web Sites for ESL Resources

 

      54   Verbs

            a  Verbs

            b  Helping Verbs with Main Verbs

            c  Two-Word (Phrasal) Verbs

            d  Verbs with –ing and to+ Verb Forms

           

       55  Omitted and Repeated Words

            a  Omitted Subjects

            b  Repeated Subjects

 

       56  Pronouns and Adverbs

 

       57    Count and Noncount Nouns

 

        58   Adjectives and Adverbs

           a  Order of Adverbs

           b  Order of Adjectives

           c  A/An/The

           d  Some/Any, Much/Many, Little/Few, Less/Fewer, Enough, No

 

        59  Prepositions

 

        60      Idioms

 

Tab 10:  Research

       61  Finding a Topic

            a  Deciding on a Purpose and Audience

            b  Deciding on a Topic

            c  Narrowing the Topic

            d  Formulating a Research Question

            e  Formulating a Thesis

     

       62  Choosing Primary and Secondary Sources

            a  Primary Sources

            b  Secondary Sources

 

       63  Searching Libraries and Library Databases       

            a  Libraries

            b  Library Databases and Subscription Services

           

       64  Using Web Resources

            a  Internet Search Strategies

            b  Types of Internet Sources

           

       65  Conducting Firsthand Research

            a  Observations

            b  Interviews

            c  Surveys

 

      66  Evaluating Sources

            a  Getting Started

            b  Evaluating Authors’ Credibility

            c  Evaluating Content

            d  Evaluating Internet Sources

     

      67  Collecting Information

            a  Keeping Notes

            b  Printing and Annotating Photocopies and Printouts

            c  Writing an Annotated Bibliography

 

      68  Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

            a  Understanding Plagiarism

            b  Documenting Sources Responsibly

            c  Summarizing without Plagiarism

            d  Paraphrasing without Plagiarism

            e  Using Quotation Marks to Avoid Plagiarism

            f  Using Signal Words and Phrases to Integrate Sources

     

       69 Writing the Research Paper

            a  Getting Started

            b  Planning and Organizing

            c  Writing a Draft

            d  Reviewing the Draft

            e  Revising, Editing, and Checking the Format

 

Tab 11:  MLA Documentation

          70  Documenting in MLA Style

            a  In-Text Citations

            b  Notes

            c  Works Cited List

            d  Sample MLA-Style Research Paper

 

Tab 12:  APA, CM, and CSE Documentation

           71  Documenting in APA Style

            a  In-Text Citations

            b  Footnotes

            c  References List

            d  Sample APA-Style Research Paper

 

         72  Chicago Manual (CM)Style

            a  Numbered Notes

            b  Author-Date Citation Format

            c  Bibliography Entries

 

         73  Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style

            a  Name-Year Style

            b  Citation Sequence Style

            c  References List

 

            74  Resources for Other Styles

           

Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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