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Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers (MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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8th
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9780205656318

ISBN10:
0205656315
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

The best-sellingScott Foresman Handbookhas proven again with this edition that it is still the most comprehensive and innovative writing handbook available. Examples of real writers at work gives this book human expression and reinforces key points about writing, style, and mechanics. Readers usingThe Scott Foresman Handbookwill know what good writing means today and what they will need to know in the future.It incorporates the latest theories and technologies, including civic literacy, visual rhetoric, online research, and service learning and other emerging trends. Topics include the writing process (finding and exploring a topic, focus and organization, drafting and revising, editing and proofreading, and evaluation); writing for academic and public forums; style (crafting opening and closing paragraphs, what kinds of language to use, effective sentences, and stylish sentences); visual design (documents, web sites); grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; research and writing; and documentation.An excellent reference resource for anyone needing to learn effective writing skills, whether for college, business, or other areas.

Table of Contents

Writing Processe
What Does Writing Involve?
How Do You Find and Explore a Topic?
How Do You Focus and Organize a Writing Project?
How Do You Write a Draft?
How Do You Revise, Edit, and Proofread?
Writing For Academic And Public Forums
How Do You Write in College?
How Do You Write for the Public?
How Do You Read and Think Critically?
How Can You Write Powerful Arguments I
How Can You Write Powerful Arguments II
How Do You Write About Literature?
Style
What Makes Paragraphs Work?
How Do You Craft Opening and Closing Paragraphs?
How Do You Manage Transition?
What Kinds of Language Can You Use?
How Do You Construct Effective Sentences?
How Do You Write Stylish Sentences?
Design And Shape Of Writing
How Do You Design Documents?
How Do You Create Professional and Business Documents?
How Do You Design an Oral Presentation?
How Do You Design a Web Site?
Grammar
Questions About Subject-Verb Agreement?
Questions About Verb Tense, Voice, and Mood?
Questions About Verbals?
Questions About Plurals, Possessives, and Articles?
Questions About Pronoun Reference?
Questions About Pronoun Agreement?
Questions About Pronoun Case?
Questions About Pronoun Choices?
Questions About Modifiers?
Are You an ESL Writer?
ESL Questions About Verbs?
ESL Questions About Gerunds, Infinitives, Articles, or Number?
Punctuation And Mechanics
How Do You Punctuate Sentence Endings?
Questions About Sentence Boundaries: Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-ons?
Questions About Commas?
Questions About Semicolons and Colons?
Questions About Quotation Marks and Ellipses?
Questions About Parentheses and Brackets?
Questions About Dashes, Hyphens, and Slashes?
Questions About Italics and Capitalization?
Questions About Abbreviations and Numbers?
Research And Writing
How Do You Design a Research Project?
How Do You Find Information?
How Do You Evaluate Sources?
How Do You Use Sources Responsibly?
How Do You Introduce and Quote from Sources?
How Do You Produce a Final Draft?
Documentation
How Do You Document a Research Paper?
How Do You Use MLA Documentation?
How Do You Use APA Documentation?
How Do You Use CMS Documentation?
Glossary of Terms and Usage
Credits
Index
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