9780321250476

The Writer's Brief Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321250476

  • ISBN10:

    0321250478

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

A compact, easy-to-use guide, The Writers Brief Handbook offers clear definitions, helpful explanations, and up-to-the-minute research and reference tools altogether the best concise yet comprehensive reference available for todays student writers. The Writers Brief Handbook reflects the authors 35-year collaboration in teaching and writing about writing. Using clear, non-technical language, The Writers Brief Handbook has gained a reputation for being student-friendly, and the easy-to-use multiple access system provides four different ways for students to diagnose a problem and find an answer, making the text ideal as a stand-alone reference. At a time when both students and instructors are demanding more from their handbooks, The Writers Brief Handbook delivers!

Table of Contents

Composing
Writing with a Computer
Planning
Writing a Draft
Revising
Editing
Annotated Student Essay
Paragraphs
Unity
Development
Coherence
Grammar Essentials
Parts of Speech
Parts of Sentences
Phrases
Clauses
Types of Sentences
Esl Basics
Verbs
Nouns, Quantifiers, and Articles
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
Parts of Sentences
Special Problems
Confusing Words and Phrases
Sentences
Parallelism
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Shifts
Unified and Logical Sentences
Subordination and Coordination
Emphasis
Sentence Variety
Editing For Grammar
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice
Pronoun Problems
Adjectives and Adverbs
Fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Word Choice
Eliminate Clutter
Exactness
Appropriateness
Bias in Writing
The Dictionary
The Thesaurus
Glossary of Usage
Punctuation
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Mechanics
Capitals
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics/Underlining
The Hyphen
Spelling
Document Design
Understanding the Principles of Design
The Elements of Design
Visuals
Writing An Argumentative Essay/Writing About Literature
Understand the Elements of Argument
Make Appropriate Appeals
Considering Your Audience
Refuting the Opposition's Arguments
Annotated Student Argumentative Essay
Organizing the Argumentative Essay
Writing About Literature
Reading and Analyzing a Literary Text
Observing the Conventions
Using Quotations
Annotated Student Essay about Literature
Special Kinds Of Writing
E-Communication
Business Writing
Oral Presentations
Essay Examinations
The Research Paper
Conducting Library and Internet Research
Selecting and Evaluating Sources
RESCH 3 Keeping Track of Information
Organizing and Drafting the Research Paper
Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Integrating Borrowed Information
Revising the Research Paper
Mla Documentation And Format
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA List of Works Cited
MLA Information Notes
MLA Manuscript Format
Sample Student Research Paper: MLA Style
Other Styles: Apa And Cms
APA In-Text Citations
APA Style References
Annotated Student APA-Style Research Paper
Chicago Manual
Documentation Style
Other Documentation Styles
Index
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