EasyWriter with 2009 MLA Update: A Pocket Reference

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2009-06-05
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA updates . A student-friendly pocket guide to the essentials of writing and research,EasyWriteris an ideal, inexpensive reference handbook for any course where writing is required. Now more visual and even easier to use and understand,EasyWriteroffers practical help with research and documentation and expanded coverage of academic writing for students in all disciplines.

Author Biography

ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is professor of English at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. She is the author of The Everyday Writer, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); The St. Martin's Handbook, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); The Presence of Others, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), and Everything's an Argument, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

Table of Contents

  How to Use This Book
  *Find It. Fix It.
    1. A Writer's Choices
   *2. Analyzing and Constructing Arguments
   *3. Writing in Any Discipline
   *4. Writing with Computers
    5. Document Design
    6. Oral and Multimedia Presentations
    7. Verbs
    8. Subject-Verb Agreement
    9. Adjectives and Adverbs
    10. Modifier Placement and Reference
    11. Pronouns
    12. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
    13. Sentence Fragments
    14. Consistency and Completeness
    15. Coordination and Subordination
    16. Conciseness
    17. Parallelism
    18. Shifts
    19. Commas
    20. Semicolons
    21. End Punctuation
    22. Apostrophes
    23. Quotation Marks
    24. Other Punctuation
    25. Capitalization
    26. Abbreviations and Numbers
    27. Italics
    28. Hyphens
    29. Writing to the World
    30. The Language of Common Ground
    31. Varieties of Language
    32. Appropriate, Precise Language
   *33. U.S. Academic Conventions
    34. Nouns and Articles
    35. Verbs and Verb Phrases
    36. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
    37. Sentence Structure
    38. Conducting Research
    39. Evaluating Sources
   *40. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
    41. Drafting, Revising, and Editing
    42. MLA Style
    43. APA Style
    44. Chicago Style
    45. CSE Style
  Glossary of Terms
  Glossary of Usage
  Directory for Multilingual Writers
  Revision Symbols
   *new to this edition

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