New Century Handbook, The (paperbound), (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The New Century,Fourth Edition, (paper bound) meets students where they are-as writers and researchers in an electronic age. This handbook shows students how to use new technologies to make appropriate rhetorical choices and to become more successful college writers in all of their courses, while also providing clear, comprehensive coverage of handbook basics-writing, grammar and usage, research, and documentation.

Table of Contents

Writing to Learn
Why do we write?
How important is writing to success?
How do we communicate effectively?
Has technology changed how we write?
How can this handbook help?
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Viewing
Think critically
Read actively and critically
View actively and critically
Overview of the writing process
Experiment and explore
Invent and prewrite
Gather information
Plan and organize
Student Sample: Draft
Shift from writer to reader
Give and receive feedback
Student Sample: Final paper
Structuring Paragraphs
Unified paragraphs
Organizational patterns
Sentence-linking techniques
Verb tense, person, and number
Parallelism and coherence
Appropriate length
Link with key words
Effective introductions and conclusions
Formulating Arguments
Arguable thesis
Purpose and audience
Supporting evidence
Student Sample: Argument paper
Understand alternative views
Test your main points
Build a compelling case
Avoid fallacies
Structure your argument
Electronic argument
Visual argument
The Research Project
Become a researcher
Research notebook
Working bibliography
Background information
Focused research
Using the Internet for research
Use Internet sources
Know the Internet and Web
Search the Internet and Web
Student Samples: Database and Internet searches
Evaluating Electronic and Print Sources
Legitimate sources
Student Sample: Web links evaluation
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