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A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates,9780312664763

A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

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5/24/2010
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Summary

A Writer’s Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format.

Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content.

-A Writer’s Reference with Exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets.

-A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines.

-A Writer’s Reference with Writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays.

-A Writer’s Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

Author Biography

DIANA HACKER's handbooks, used at almost half of the colleges and universities in the country, are the most widely adopted in America. A member of the English faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland for almost 35 years, Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students. Diana Hacker's other handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's, include The Bedford Handbook (2006); Rules for Writers (2004); andA Pocket Style Manual (2004).

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
NANCY SOMMERS, Sosland Director of Expository Writing at Harvard University, has also taught composition at Rutgers University and at Monmouth College and has directed the writing program at the University of Oklahoma. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles "Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers" and "Responding to Student Writing" are two of the most widely read in the field. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is coauthor of Fields of Reading (2007) and tudent Writers at Work: The Bedford Prizes, both published by Bedford/St. Martin's.

TOM JEHN teaches composition and directs the writing across the disciplines program at Harvard University. A recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Harvard and at the University of Virginia, he also leads professional development seminars on writing instruction for public high school teachers through the Calderwood Writing Fellows Project.

JANE ROSENZWEIG, a published author of fiction and non-fiction, teaches composition and directs the writing center at Harvard University. She has also taught writing at Yale University and the University of Iowa.

MARCY CARBAJAL VAN HORN, assistant professor of English and ESL at Santa Fe Community College (FL), teaches composition to native and nonnative speakers of English and teaches the Advanced ESL Writing course. She has also taught university-level academic writing and critical thinking at Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores in Mexico.
 
EDITORIAL ADVISERS:
Of the more than 500 experienced composition instructors who reviewed the new edition, a core group served as an editorial advisory board — carefully reviewing all new material in depth, making sure the book would work as well for their students as it always had.
Joanne ADDISON
University of Colorado, Denver
 
Derick BURLESON
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
Paige BYAM
Northern Kentucky University
 
Elizabeth CANFIELD
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Richard CARR
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
Michele CHEUNG
University of Southern Maine
 
Jon CULLICK
Northern Kentucky University
 
David ENDICOTT
Tacoma Community College
 
Lin FRASER
Sacramento City College
 
Hank GALMISH
Green River Community College
 
Nancy GISH
University of Southern Maine
 
Jacqueline GRAY
St. Charles Community College
 
Barclay GREEN
Northern Kentucky University
 
Karen GROSSWEINER
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
D. J. HENRY
Daytona Beach Community College
 
Kandace KNUDSON
Sacramento City College
 
Tonya KROUSE
Northern Kentucky University
 
Tamara KUZMENKOV
Tacoma Community College
 
Cheryl LAZ
University of Southern Maine
 
Lydia Lynn LEWELLEN
Tacoma Community College
 
Jeanette LONIA
Delaware Technical and Community College
 
Walter LOWE
Green River Community College
 
Michael MACKEY
Community College of Denver
 
Tammy MATA
Tarrant County Community College
 
Holly MCSPADDEN
Missouri Southern State University
 
Liora MORIEL
University of Maryland, College Park
 
Patricia MURPHY
Missouri Southern State University
 
Melissa NICOLAS
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
 
Diane Allen O’HERON
Broome Community College
 
Sarah QUIRK
Waubonsee Community College
 
Ann SMITH
Modesto Junior College
 
Steve THOMAS
Community College of Denver
 
Nick TINGLE
University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Terry Myers ZAWACKI
George Mason University
 

Table of Contents

 C Composing and revising
    C1 Planning
    C2 Drafting
    C3 Revising
    C4 Writing paragraphs
    C5 Designing documents
    
  *A Academic writing
   *A1 Writing about texts
    A2 Constructing arguments
    A3 Evaluating arguments
   *A4 Writing in the disciplines
    
  S Sentence style
    S1 Parallelism
    S2 Needed words
    S3 Problems with modifiers
    S4 Shifts
    S5 Mixed constructions
    S6 Sentence emphasis
    S7 Sentence variety
    
  W Word choice
    W1 Glossary of usage
    W2 Wordy sentences
    W3 Active verbs
    W4 Appropriate language
    W5 Exact language
    W6 The dictionary and thesaurus
    
  G Grammatical sentences
    G1 Subject-verb agreement
    G2 Other problems with verbs
    G3 Problems with pronouns
    G4 Adjectives and adverbs
    G5 Sentence fragments
    G6 Run-on sentences
    
  E ESL Challenges
    E1 Verbs
    E2 Sentence structure
    E3 Articles and types of nouns
   *E4 Using adjectives
   *E5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
    
  P Punctuation
    P1 The comma
    P2 Unnecessary commas
    P3 The semicolon
    P4 The colon
    P5 The apostrophe
    P6 Quotation marks
    P7 Other marks
    
  M Mechanics
    M1 Spelling
    M2 The hyphen
    M3 Capitalization
    M4 Abbreviations
    M5 Numbers
    M6 Italics (Underlining)
    
  R Researching
    R1 Conducting Research
    R2 Evaluating sources
    R3 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
    R4 Choosing a style of documentation
    
  MLA papers
    MLA-1 Supporting a thesis
    MLA-2 Avoiding plagiarism
    MLA-3 Integrating sources
    MLA-4 Documenting sources
    MLA-5 Manuscript format
     *STUDENT ESSAY
    
  APA and CMS papers
    (coverage parallels MLA's)
    APA-1 CMS-1
    APA-2 CMS-2
    APA-3 CMS-3
    APA-4 CMS-4
    APA-5 CMS-5
   *STUDENT ESSAY SAMPLE PAGES
    
  B Basic grammar
    B1 Parts of speech
    B2 Parts of sentences
    B3 Subordinate word groups
    B4 Sentence types
    
   * new to this edition


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