9780131856400

Prentice Hall Reference Guide (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131856400

  • ISBN10:

    0131856405

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For Freshman-level writing courses, such as Freshman Composition, English Composition, First-Year Writing, Expository Writing or any course where students need help with grammar, research and documentation. The easiest handbook to use. Muriel Harris was the director of the Purdue Writing Center where she worked elbow-to-elbow with students and for over twenty-five years. As she worked with students, she realized that they asked the same questions over and over. Based on her experience with thousands of students in the writing center, Muriel Harris authored this spiral-bound, tabbed and brief handbook. Her unique feature, "Compare and Correct," and "Question and Correct," allows students to find what they need to help themselves with their writing, without needing to know the terms of grammar. Muriel Harris' Prentice Hall Reference Guide is the easiest handbook for students and instructors to use.

Table of Contents

A Personal Messagep. vi
To the Instructor vii Hints for Using This Bookp. xvi
Question and Correct & Compare and Correct
Question and Correct:Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Writing qc1
Compare and Correct cc1
The Writing Process
Purposes and Audiencesp. 1
Purposep. 1
Topicp. 1
Thesisp. 2
Audiencep. 2
Writing Processes and Strategiesp. 4
Planningp. 4
Draftingp. 10
Organizingp. 11
Collaboratingp. 12
Revisingp. 16
Editing and Proofreadingp. 18
Paragraphsp. 20
Unityp. 20
Coherencep. 20
Developmentp. 21
Introductions and Conclusionsp. 21
Patterns of Organizationp. 21
Argumentp. 28
Writing and Reading Argumentsp. 28
Considering the Audiencep. 29
Finding
Topicp. 32
Developing Your Argumentsp. 33
Organizing Your Argumentsp. 36
Visual Argumentp. 39
Similarities and Differences Between Verbal and Visual Argumentp. 41
Reading Visual Argumentsp. 45
Writing Visual Argumentsp. 47 Revising
Comma Splices and Fused Sentencesp. 49
Comma Splicesp. 50
Fused or Run-On Sentencesp. 50
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 52
Singular and Plural Subjectsp. 53
Buried Subjectsp. 53
Compound Subjectsp. 54
OrandEither/OrSubjectsp. 54
Clauses and Phrases as Subjectsp. 55
Indefinites as Subjectsp. 55
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