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Writer's FAQ's, The: A Pocket Handbook

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ISBN13:

9780131831254

ISBN10:
0131831259
Format:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

Summary

The Writer's FAQs, the easiest pocket handbook to use, offers quick answers to your grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and research questions. Features of this clear, concise guide: bull; bull;How to Use This Book introduces timesaving methods for finding information easily. bull;Common questions-FAQs-allow you to find information quickly without having to know precise terminology. bull;Hint boxes offer useful advice, strategies for understanding rules, and suggestions for avoiding common errors. bull;Complete and up-to-date coverage of documentation styles, including MLA, APA, CMS, CSE, and COS, as well as strategies for both traditional and online research, are included.

Table of Contents

I. WRITING.

1. Checklist for effective papers.

II. SENTENCE CHOICES.

2. Clarity.
3. Conciseness.
4. Variety.
5. Voice (Formal and Informal).
6. Mixed Constructions.
7. Active and Passive Verbs.
8. Parallelism.
9. Transitions.
10. Nonsexist Language.

III. SENTENCE GRAMMAR.

11. Fragments.
12. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
13. Subjects and Verbs.
14. Pronouns.
15. Adjectives and Adverbs.
16. Modifiers.
17. Shifts.

IV. PUNCTUATION.

18. Sentence Punctuation Patterns (for Commas, Semicolons, and Colons).
19. Commas.
20. Apostrophes.
21. Semicolons.
22. Quotation Marks.
23. Other Punctuation.

V. MECHANICS.

24. Capitalization.
25. Italics.
26. Numbers.
27. Abbreviations.
28. Spelling.

VI. MULTILINGUAL SPEAKERS (ESL).

29. American Style in Writing.
30. Verbs.
31. Nouns (Count and Noncount).
32. Articles.
33. Prepositions.
34. Omitted/Repeated Words.
35. Idioms.

VII. RESEARCH PAPERS.

36. Doing Print and Online Research.
37. Evaluating Print and Internet Sources.
38. Integrating Sources.
39. Document Design.

VIII. DOCUMENTATION.

40. MLA Style.
41. APA Style.
42. Other Formats.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Terms.
Correction Symbols.
Index.
User's Guide (inside back cover).


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