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Andrea A. Lunsford's latest findings show that today's students write more than ever before -- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. "We're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization," she notes.The St. Martin's Handbook, Seventh Edition is the first handbook to help students build on the smart decisions they make as recreational writers in order to succeed in their academic and professional work. And,The St. Martin's Handbookis the all-in-one teaching tool and reference that shows students how to write effectively for any purpose.

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 (2010) and The Everyday Writer (2009); The Presence of Others (2008) and Everything's an Argument (2010) with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings (2010) with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

Table of Contents

PART ONE -- The Art and Craft of Writing
1. Expectations for College Writing
2. Rhetorical Situations
3. Exploring, Planning, and Drafting
4. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing
5. Developing Paragraphs
6. Working with Others
PART TWO -- Critical Thinking and Argument
7. Analyzing Arguments
8. Thinking Critically about Visuals
9. Constructing Arguments
PART THREE -- Doing Research and Using Sources
10. Preparing for a Research Project
11. Conducting Research
12. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
13. Integrating Sources into Your Writing
14. Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
15. Writing a Research Project
16. MLA Style
17.  APA Style
18. Chicago Style
19. CSE Style
PART FOUR -- Print, Electronic, and Other Media
20. Electronic Communication
21. Document Design
22. Special Considerations of Web Texts
23. Oral and Multimedia Presentations
PART FIVE -- Effective Language
24. Writing to the World
25. Language That Builds Common Ground
26. Language Variety
27. Word Choice
28. Dictionaries, Vocabulary, and Spelling
PART SIX -- Sentence Grammar
29. Grammatical Sentences
30. Verbs
31. Subject-Verb Agreement
32. Pronouns
33. Adjectives and Adverbs
PART SEVEN -- Sentence Clarity
34. Confusing Shifts
35. Parallelism
36. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
37. Sentence Fragments
38. Modifier Placement
39. Consistent and Complete Structures
PART EIGHT -- Sentence Style
40. Concise Writing
41. Coordination and Subordination
42. Sentence Variety
43. Memorable Prose
PART NINE -- Punctuation
44. Commas
45. Semicolons
46. End Punctuation
47. Apostrophes
48. Quotation Marks
49. Other Punctuation Marks
PART TEN -- Mechanics
50. Capital Letters
51. Abbreviations and Numbers
52. Italics
53. Hyphens
PART ELEVE -- For Multilingual Writers
54. Writing in U.S. Academic Contexts
55. Clauses and Sentences
56. Nouns and Noun Phrases
57. Verbs and Verb Phrases
58. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
PART TWELVE -- Academic and Professional Writing
59. Academic Work in Any Discipline
60. Writing for the Humanities
61. Writing for the Social Sciences
62. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences
63. Writing for Business
64. Essay Examinations
65. Portfolios

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