9780321107572

Guide to Rapid Revision

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321107572

  • ISBN10:

    0321107578

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-28
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

B> The Seventh Edition builds upon its reputation as the most effective and economical solution to the widest variety of writing problems writers will encounter. This comprehensive guide uses the most effective teaching method there is: showing, not telling. Readers are guided to solve their writing problems almost entirely by means of typical, real-life examples. The authors maintain the brevity of previous editions and explain rhetorical principles in clear, concise language that students can easily understand and quickly implement. Even the longest sections take up only a few pages and each visually attractive page is designed to enhance the user-friendly format of the guide. Further, the content is arranged alphabetically by correction symbol, a feature found in no other handbook. This format gives readers instant access to information relevant to the problem at hand and helps them learn the principles of the English language so they do not repeat the same mistakes. Gives readers immediate answers to specific problems. Offers sufficient information to solve them, yet does so with extreme brevity and clarity. Presents a table of correction symbols that doubles as a table of contents to help students easily find answers. Cross-references a network of logical relationships among subjects that appear under separate headings. Helps develop writing style and addresses ESL problems. For anyone who writes, especially for composition, creative writing, and business and technical writing.

Table of Contents

Arranged alphabetically by correction symbols.

ab Abbreviations.

abst Abstract Expressions.

adj Adjective.

adv Adverb.

agr Agreement.

amb Ambiguity.

ant Antecedent (See pro).

ap, apos Apostrophe.

art Article.

awk Awkward.

br, / Brackets.

C Comma.

cap Capitalization.

case Case.

choppy Choppy Sentences.

cl Clarity (See vague).

cliché Cliché (See trite).

coh Coherence.

colon, :/ Colon.

comp Comparison.

coord Coordination (See sub).

CS Comma Splice.

D Diction.

dang Dangling Modifier.

dash Dash.

dev Development (See 6).

doc Documentation.

Doc/app Appendix on Documentation Styles.

doc/bib Bibliography.

doc/cit In-Text Citations.

-ed error -Ed Error in -ed Endings.

ell, ... / Ellipsis.

em Emphasis.

ex Exactness (See D).

exag Exaggeration(See log/gen).

excl, !/ Exclamation Point.

frag Fragmentary Sentence.

fs Fused Sentence (See RO).

gen Generalization (See vague and log, 2).

hy Hyphen.

id Idiom.

inc Incomplete Construction.

ital Italics.

jarg Jargon.

lc Lowercase (See cap).

log Logic.

log/auth Appeal to Authority.

log/emot Appeal to Emotion.

log/gen Overgeneralization.

log/ns Non sequitur.

log/simp Oversimplification.

mm, mod Misplaced Modifier.

mood Mood (See shift).

ms Faulty Manuscript Form (See wp).

mx Mixed Construction.

No ,/ No Comma (See C, 6).

No ¶, No Paragraph Should Start Here.

No P, No Punctuation Needed Here.

num Numbers.

om Omitted Word (See inc).

org Organization (See coh).

¶ Paragraph.

P Punctuation (Obvious error or omission).

paral, // Parallelism.

paren, ( ) Parentheses.

pass Passive Voice.

per Period (See frag).

pf Period Fault (See frag).

plag Plagiarism (See doc).

poss Possessive Case (See case and ap, apos).

pro Pronoun Reference.

pv Point of View (See shift).

QM, ?/ Question Mark.

quot, "/" Quotation Marks.

red Redundant (See wdy).

ref Reference (See pro).

rep Repetition.

RO Run-On Sentence.

semi, ;/ Semicolon.

-s error -S Error in -S Endings.

sexist Sexist Expression.

shift Shift in Point of View.

slang Slang.

slash "See Overuse of Slash" sp Spelling (Consult Your Dictionary).

split Split Infinitive.

SS Sentence Structure (See awk).

stringy Stringy Sentences (See sub).

sub Subordination.

T Tense.

titles Titles (See quot, 3).

trans Transitions.

trite Triteness.

und Underlining (See ital).

unity Unity (See 6).

us Usage (See d).

vague Vagueness.

var Variety in Sentence Patterns.

vb Verb Form (See T, 2).

voice Voice (See pass).

wc Word Choice (See D).

wdy Wordiness.

WP Word Processing.

ww Wrong Word.

Words Often Misused: A Glossary (See also D).

X Obvious Error.

Index.

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