9781439081846

The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook, Brief, 2009 MLA Update Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781439081846

  • ISBN10:

    1439081840

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 6/22/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

One of the best-selling handbooks on the market today and the ONLY brief handbook grounded from start to finish in the rhetorical situation, THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, BRIEF EDITION, Third Edition not only helps students with the technical aspects of crafting a well-developed essay, but also gives them the strategies to consciously make rhetorical choices about their writing based on audience, purpose, and context. Now adding even more coverage of the rhetorical situation, this Third Edition includes boxed features that highlight the student's options for choices in style, punctuation, usage, and diction. The compact, spiralbound, and tabbed format helps students access essential information quickly and easily. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, Seventh Edition.

Table of Contents

Writing And The Rhetorical Situation
The Rhetorical Situation
Reading Rhetorically
Planning and Drafting Essays
Revising and Editing Essays
Online Documents
Visual Documents
Writing Arguments
Research
Finding Sources in Print, Online, and in the Field
Evaluating Print and Online Sources
Using Sources Effectively and Responsibly
MLA Documentation
APA Documentation
CMS Documentation
Disciplines
Writing to Interpret Literature
Writing in the Social Sciences
Writing in the Natural Sciences
Writing in Business
Grammar
Sentence Essentials
Phrases and Clauses
Sentence Fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Modifiers
Pronouns
Verbs
Effective Sentences
Sentence Unity
Subordination and Coordination
Parallelism
Emphasis
Variety
Usage
Good Usage
Exactness
Conciseness
Punctuation
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
The Period and Other Punctuation Marks
Mechanics
Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation
Capitals
Italics
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms
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