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Quick Access Reference for Writers,9780205664818

Quick Access Reference for Writers

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205664818

ISBN10:
0205664814
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/11/2009
Publisher(s):
Longman
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This textbook is a reference manual for the many types of writing styles approved by today's universities. It will give you balanced coverage of all aspects of writing and well as easy to use research and documentation sections that provide strategies to help you in your courses. I am very pleased with this textbook, it completely helped me to approve and control writing skills. I highly recommend it to everyone.






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Summary

Quick Access: Reference for Writers offers easy, efficient access to the information you need about the writing process, from mastering grammar to using correct punctuation, from writing research papers to documenting sources, and from writing for the Web to writing using visuals.

It will give you balanced coverage of all aspects of writing and well as easy to use research and documentation sections that provide strategies to help you in your courses.

Will answer any questions a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research. The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book

Author Biography

Lynn Quitman Troyka, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Language and Literature at the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), has also taught at Queensborough Community College. Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing. Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing.  Dr. Troyka is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers (NCTE); the College Section of NCTE; and the Writing Division of the Modern Language Association (MLA). She received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award for scholarship, teaching, and service; the Rhetorician of the Year Award; and the TYCA Pickett Award for Service.

 

Doug Hesse, Professor of English and Director of Writing at the University of Denver, previously held several positions at Illinois State University, including Director of the Honors and Writing Programs, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hesse earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the University of Findlay, Miami University (as Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Michigan Tech.  Dr. Hesse is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the nation’s largest professional association of college writing instructors. A past president, as well, of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Dr. Hesse edited that organization’s journal, Writing Program Administration. He has been a member of the executive committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and chaired the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on Teaching as a Profession.  He is the author of over fifty articles and book chapters, in such journals as College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC, Rhetoric Review, and the Journal of Teaching Writing and in such books as Essays on the Essay; Writing Theory and Critical Theory; The Writing Program Administrator’s Sourcebook; Literary Nonfiction; The Private, the Public, and the Published; and Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies.  The writing program he directs at the University of Denver is only one of twenty five internationally to receive the CCCC Certificate of Excellence.

Table of Contents

Thinking Like a Writer
Reading Critically
Viewing Images Critically
Sources for College Writing
Writing About Experiences
Writing About Observations
Writing to Respond to Readings
Writing Process
Planning and Shaping Writing
Drafting
Revising, Editing, and ProofReading
Composing Paragraphs
Writing to Inform
Writing to Argue
Writing Across the Curriculum
An Overview of Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing in the Humanities
Writing About Literature
Writing in the Social Sciences
Writing in the Natural Sciences
Writing Under Pressure
Making Oral Presentations and Using Multimedia
Creating a Writing Portfolio
Writing to Connect with the World
Writing for Work
Public Writing
Designing Documents
Writing for the Web
Contributing to Blogs and Wikis
Research
Starting a Research Project
Developing a Research Strategy
Finding and Evaluating Library-Based Sources
Researching the Web Wisely
Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Drafting and Revising a Research Paper
MLA Documentation
MLA In-text Citations
MLA Works Cited List
A Student's MLA-Style Research Paper
APA, CM, and CSE Documentation
APA In-Text Citations
APA References List
A Student's APA-Style Research Paper
CM-Style Documentation
CM-Style Directory
CSE-Style Documentation
CSE-Style Directory
Grammar Basics
Parts of Speech and Parts of Sentences
Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns: Agreement, Reference, and Case
Adjectives and Adverbs
Sentences and Words
Sentence Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
Problems with Sentence Shifts
Misplaced Modifiers
Conciseness
Coordination and Subordination
Sentence Style
Usage Glossary
Word Meanings and Word Impact
Using Inclusive Language
Spelling
Punctuation and Mechanics
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Other Punctuation Marks
Hyphens
Capitals
Italics (Underlining)
Abbreviations
Numbers
Tips for Multilingual Writers
Message from Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse to Multilingual Writers
Singulars and Plurals
Articles
Word Order
Prepositions
Gerunds and Infinitives
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
Glossary and Indexes
Terms Glossary
Index
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