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Writing from A to Z : The Easy-To-Use Reference Handbook
The familiarity of this handbook makes it one of the easiest for students to use. Why? Students using this text do not need a specialized "code" of organization that requires them to know established categories of writing information and instruction such as usage, grammar, and style. Instead, because the entries in A to Z are familiar and intuitive, students need only turn to a letter of the alphabet to find the appropriate entry that will answer their questions and provide examples. Easy-to-use cross-references also direct students to additional information.
Table of Contents
Contents by Topic Area
To the Instructor
To the Student: How to Use This Book
Overview of Composing Processes
Assessing the Rhetorical Situation
Elements Of The Rhetorical Situation
Tips for Prewriting on the Computer
Methods of Development
Tips for Drafting on the Computer
Tips for Revising on the Computer
General Guidelines for Peer Response
Peer Response Guidelines for Specific Kinds of Writing
Clarity and Conciseness
Tips for Editing on the Computer
Tips for Proofreading
Checklist for Composing
RESEARCH PROCESSES: FINDING, USING, AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES
Overview of Research Writing
Research and Composing Processes
Checklist for Writing a Research Paper
The Research Writers Responsibilities
Use Sources That Strengthen Your Credibility
Use Sources Appropriately and Effectively
Verbs Used in Signal Phrases
Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
Gathering Information from Sources
Libraries and Librarians
The World of Sources
Popular and Scholarly Sources
A Comparison of Scholarly and Popular Sources
Print and Electronic Sources
Reference Works for Background Reading
Specialized Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Biographical Dictionaries and Indexes
Almanacs and Yearbooks
Making a List of Subject Headings or Keywords
Creating a Working Bibliography
What to Include in a Working Bibliography
Figure RP-1. Bibliography for a book
Figure RP-2. Bibliography for a periodical
Figure RP-3. Web page with header and footer
Figure RP-4. Summary note
Figure RP-5. Paraphrase note
Figure RP-6. Quotation note
Figure RP-7. Sample search result from periodical index
Newspaper and Magazine Indexes on the Internet
Specialized Indexes and Databases
The Library Catalog
Figure RP-8. Online library catalog entry
Library Classification Systems
Interlibrary Loans and Publishing Bibliographies
Internet Searches: The Research Writers Guide
Finding Good Sources on the Web
How to Evaluate the Reliability of Internet Sources
Experiment with Keywords
Search Engine Strategies
Electronic Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
Netiquette for Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
Documentation and Manuscript Form
Guide to MLA Style
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Information Notes
MLA List of Works Cited
Electronic Sources: Directory of MLA Models
MLA Manuscript Form
Sample MLA Research Paper
Key Changes in the Fifth Edition of the APA Publication Manual