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Writing from A to Z : The Easy-To-Use Reference Handbook,9780072947748

Writing from A to Z : The Easy-To-Use Reference Handbook

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4th
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9780072947748

ISBN10:
0072947748
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/29/2003
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Writing from A to Z is organized alphabetically, eliminating students' need to crack the code of a conventional writer's handbook. The simple A to Z organization ensures that students will find the information they seek.This Update Version reflects the most current documentation style of the Modern Language Association.

Table of Contents

COMPOSING PROCESSES

Overview of Composing Processes

Assessing the Rhetorical Situation

Elements Of The Rhetorical Situation

Occasion

Audience

Topic

Purpose

Prewriting

Tips for Prewriting on the Computer

Development Strategies

Journalist’s Questions

Burke’s Pentad

Methods of Development

Organization

The Thesis

Drafting

Tips for Drafting on the Computer

Revising

Large-Scale Concerns

Small-Scale Concerns

Tips for Revising on the Computer

Getting Feedback

General Guidelines for Peer Response
Peer Response Guidelines for Specific Kinds of Writing

Editing

Sentence Structure

Word Choice

Clarity and Conciseness

Documentation

Mechanics

Tips for Editing on the Computer

Proofreading

Tips for Proofreading
The Recursive Composing Process
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 Writer’s Responsibilities

Use Sources That Strengthen Your Credibility

Use Sources Appropriately and Effectively

Verbs Used in Signal Phrases

Avoid Plagiarism

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

Gathering Information from Sources

Libraries and Librarians

The World of Sources

Primary Sources

Secondary 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

Atlases

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

Evaluating Sources

Taking Notes

Summaries

Figure RP-4. Summary note

Paraphrases

Figure RP-5. Paraphrase note

Quotations

Figure RP-6. Quotation note

Periodicals

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 Writer’s Guide

Finding Good Sources on the Web

How to Evaluate the Reliability of Internet Sources

Experiment with Keywords

Search Engine Strategies

Search Terms

Subject Directories

Electronic Newsgroups and Mailing Lists

Netiquette for Newsgroups and Mailing Lists

Documentation and Manuscript Form

MLA Style

Guide to MLA Style

MLA In-Text Citations

MLA Information Notes

MLA List of Works Cited

Books

Periodicals

Electronic Sources: Directory of MLA Models

Other Sources

MLA Manuscript Form

Sample MLA Research Paper

APA Style

Key Changes in the Fifth Edition of the APA Publication Manual

Guide to APA Style

APA In-Text Citations

APA Reference List

Books

Periodicals

Government and Legal Print Sources

Electronic Sources

Audiovisual Media

APA Manuscript Form

Sample APA Manuscript Pages

CMS Style

Guide to CMS Style

CMS Documentary Notes

CMS Shortened Notes

CMS Bibliography

CMS Manuscript Form

Sample CMS Manuscript Pages

CSE Style

Guide to CSE Style

CSE In-Text Citation Numbers

CSE Numbered List of References

CSE Manuscript Form

Sample CSE Manuscript Pages

WRITING FROM A TO Z: The Alphabetical Entries

ESL Index

Full Index

Directory of Figures [inside back cover]

Revision Symbols [inside back cover flap]

Directory of Boxes [outside back cover flap]



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