The Longman Pocket Writer's Companion

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This inexpensive, pocket-sized reference offers easy-to-understand answers to common questions about grammar, writing and researching. With specific advice for writing in the workplace, for the public, and in the classroom, this handy guide will help you write correctly and more effectively.

Table of Contents

Handbook Menu Guide for Using This Handbook
Writing and Reading
Writing and Reading in Communities
Understanding your writing situation
Moving from reading to writing
Paying attention to the writing process
Developing a Thesis
Creating a thesis statement
Designing an appropriate thesis
Providing Support and Reasoning Clearly
Reasoning critically
Providing support
Evaluating support
Paragraphing for Readers
Focusing paragraphs
Making paragraphs coherent
Developing paragraphs
Matching Style and Strategy to a Community of Readers
Recognizing a communitys style
Adjusting to a communitys style
Recognizing a communitys expectations
Designing Documents for Readers
Planning your document
Laying out your document
Using type features
Using visuals
Sample documents
Constructing an Argument
Identifying an issue
Developing an argumentative thesis
Developing reasons and supporting evidence
Presenting counterarguments
Reasoning logically
Writing for General Education Courses
General academic writing assignments
Writing goals and plans
Common types of general academic writing
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing in the arts and humanities
Common types of writing in the arts and humanities
Writing in the natural and social sciences
Common types of writing in the natural and social sciences
Assessing Writing
Assessing your own writing
Assessing someone elses writing
Understanding how others assess your writing
Assessing your portfolio
Conducting Research
Planning and Conducting Research
Recognizing research topics
Identifying keywords
Developing research questions
Developing critical search strategies
Maintaining a working bibliography
Keeping track of sources and notes
Assembling your research materials
Finding Library and Database Resources
Finding library resources
Locating books and documents
Locating periodicals and other documents
Finding research databases
Locating databases for articles and documents
Finding Web Resources
Finding Web and Internet resources
Searching efficiently
Locating appropriate Web resources
Reading and Synthesizing Sources
Evaluating Sources Critically
Evaluating appropriateness
Evaluating accuracy and reliability
Evaluating search engine results.
Evaluating point of view or bias
Evaluating Web sources critically
Turning inquiry into writing
Avoiding Plagiarism and Integrating Sources
Avoiding plagiarism
Deciding what to document
Documenting sources for different audiences
Integrating quotations
Integrating sources into your text
Integrating visual and webbed sources
Documenting Sources
MLA Style Guide to MLA Formats
MLA in-text (parenthetical) citations
MLA list of works cited
MLA sample pages
APA Style Guide to APA Formats
APA in-text (parenthetical) cit
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