The Little Penguin Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This inexpensive and very brief version of the best-sellingPenguin Handbookoffers the same student-friendly strengths: a highly visual design, cutting edge coverage of research, and the best presentation of documentation available. With more visuals, photos, and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-color reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing extensive coverage of documentation and grammar. Unique "Source Samples" in the documentation chapters give students pages from actual sources with notes explaining where to find the information to create a citation and unique "Common Errors" boxes in the grammar chapters provide quick guidance on key errors. The Little Penguin Handbookwill be an invaluable resource for students in composition courses and in courses across the curriculum.

Table of Contents

Composingp. 1
The Rhetorical Situationp. 3
Communicating with Words, Images, and Graphicsp. 5
Critical Reading and Viewingp. 10
Planningp. 13
Draftingp. 16
Composing Paragraphsp. 18
Revising, Editing, and Proofreadingp. 23
Designing and Presentingp. 25
Researchingp. 29
Planning Your Researchp. 31
Finding Print Sources in Librariesp. 33
Finding Sources Onlinep. 43
Evaluating Sourcesp. 52
Using Sources Ethically and Effectivelyp. 56
Documentationp. 63
MLA Documentationp. 65
APA Documentationp. 101
CMS Documentationp. 120
CSE Documentationp. 135
Style and Languagep. 145
Write with Powerp. 147
Write Conciselyp. 151
Write with Emphasisp. 156
Find the Right Wordsp. 161
Grammarp. 169
Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splicesp. 171
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 178
Verbsp. 183
Pronounsp. 188
Shiftsp. 196
Modifiersp. 200
Grammar for Nonnative Speakersp. 209
Punctuation and Mechanicsp. 215
Commasp. 217
Semicolons and Colonsp. 228
Dashes and Parenthesesp. 233
Apostrophesp. 237
Quotation Marksp. 241
Other Punctuation Marksp. 245
Capitalization, Italics, Abbreviations, Numbersp. 250
Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Usagep. 255
Indexp. 266
Revision Guidep. 283
Detailed Contentsp. 284
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