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Rule of thumb: A method or procedure derived entirely from practice or experience [ . . . ] a roughly practical method.- Oxford English DictionaryBrevity and practicality are the hallmarks of Rules of Thumb. The 2002 APA Update Version reflects the most current APA and MLA documentation styles and remains the ideal handbook to improve grammar without overwhelming student writers with specialized terminology, or - at under $17 in most bookstores - with expense.
Table of Contents
Part One: Correctness
A Word about Correctness
One Word or Two?
Abbreviations and Numbers
Recognizing Complete Sentences
Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments
Dashes and Parentheses
Shifting Verb Tenses
Word Endings: s and ed
Part Two: Putting a Paper Together
What to do When You're Stuck
Addressing Your Audience
Writing in Class
Finding an Organzation for Your Essay
Paragraphs-Long and Short
How to Make a Paper Longer(and When to Make it Shorter)
How to Work on a Second Draft
Format of College Papers
Part Three: The Research Paper
How to Start a Research Project
Three Essential Research Skills
Feature: When You Find Too Many or Too Few Sources