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The St. Martin's Handbook with 2009 MLA Update

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780312594541

ISBN10:
0312594542
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/24/2009
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates . Andrea A. Lunsford's years of experience in the classroom and in the field have given her a unique understanding of how, what, where, and why today's students write. For her research forThe St. Martin's Handbook ongoing for over two decades she has studied thousands of papers by composition students nationwide. Andrea Lunsford's trademark attention to rhetorical choice, language and style, and critical thinking and argument have always madeThe St. Martin's Handbookan accessible and thorough writing resource. Now informed by new research into student writing patterns and featuring expanded and more visual coverage of research, documentation, and writing in any discipline,The St. Martin's Handbookoffers students more help than ever before with meeting the expectations of college work.

Author Biography

ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. For Bedford/St. Martin's, she is also the author of Easy Writer (2006), and The Everyday Writer (2005); The Presence of Others (2004) and Everything's an Argument (2007) with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings (2007) with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

EDITORIAL ADVISERS:
 
Nora Bacon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Rick Cole, Boston University
Judith M. Davis, Hampton University
Christy Desmet, University of Georgia
Judith G. Gardner, University of Texas at San Antonio
Sara Jameson, Oregon State University
Michael A. Keller, South Dakota State University
Winnie M. Kenney, Southwestern Illinois College
Heidi L. Kolk, Washington University, St. Louis
Carole P. Lane, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Stephen M. Levin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Annie Perkins, Norfolk State University
Eileen B. Seifert, DePaul University
Anne E. Raines, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Table of Contents

 PART I. THE ART AND CRAFT OF WRITING
  1. Expectations for College Writing
  2. Reading, Writing, and Research
  3. Considering Rhetorical Situations
  4. Thinking Visually
  5. Exploring, Planning, and Drafting
  6. Developing Paragraphs
  7. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing
  8. Working with Others
    
PART II. CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
  9. Analyzing Arguments
  10. Considering Visual Arguments
  11. Constructing Arguments
    
PART III. DOING RESEARCH AND USING SOURCES
  12. Preparing for a Research Project
  13. Conducting Research
  14. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
  15. Integrating Sources into Your Writing
  16. Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
  17. Writing a Research Project
  18. MLA Documentation
  19. APA Documentation
  20. Chicago Documentation
  21. CSE Documentation
    
PART IV. PRINT, ELECTRONIC, AND OTHER MEDIA
  22. Computer Basics
  23. Document Design
  24. Online Texts
  25. Oral and Multimedia Presentations
    
PART V. EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE
  26. Writing to the World
  27. Language That Builds Common Ground
  28. Language Variety
  29. Word Choice
  30. Dictionaries, Vocabulary, and Spelling
    
PART VI. SENTENCE: GRAMMAR
  31. Grammatical Sentences
  32. Verbs
  33. Subject-Verb Agreement
  34. Pronouns
  35. Adjectives and Adverbs
    
PART VII. SENTENCE: CLARITY
  36. Shifts
  37. Parallelism
  38. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
  39. Sentence Fragments
  40. Modifier Placement
  41. Consistent and Complete Structures
    
PART VIII. SENTENCE: STYLE
  42. Effective Sentences
  43. Coordination and Subordination
   44. Varied Sentences
  45. Memorable Prose
    
PART IX. PUNCTUATION
  46. Commas
  47. Semicolons
  48. End Punctuation
  49. Apostrophes
  50. Quotation Marks
  51. Other Punctuation Marks
    
PART X. MECHANICS
  52. Capitals
  53. Abbreviations and Numbers
  54. Italics
  55. Hyphens
    
PART XI. FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS
  56. Writing for a U.S. Academic Audience
  57. Clauses and Sentences
  58. Nouns and Noun Phrases
  59. Verbs and Verb Phrases
  60. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
    
PART XII. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
  61. Understanding Disciplinary Discourse
  62. Writing for the Humanities
  63. Writing for the Social Sciences
  64. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences
  65. Writing for Business
  66. Essay Examinations and Portfolios


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