Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers with I-Book and 2003 MLA Update Package

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
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Table of Contents

Writing Processes
What Does Writing Involve?
How Do You Find and Explore a Topic?
How Do You Focus and Organize a Writing Project?
How Do You Write a Draft?
How Do You Revise, Edit, and Proofread?
How Is Writing Evaluated?
Writing for Academic and Public Forums
How Do You Write in College?
How Do You Use Course Web Sites and Campus Writing Centers?
How Do You Write for the Public?
How Do You Read and Think Critically?
How Do You Interpret Visual Rhetoric?
How Can You Write Powerful Arguments?
How Do You Design an Oral or Multimedia Report?
How Do You Write About Literature?
What Makes Paragraphs Work?
How Do You Craft Opening and Closing Paragraphs?
How Do You Manage Transition?
What Kinds of Language Can You Use?
How Do You Construct Effective Sentences?
How Do You Write Stylish Sentences?
Design and Shape of Writing
What Is Visual Design?
How Do You Design Documents?
How Do You Create Web Sites?
Model Documents
Questions About Subject-Verb Agreement?
Questions About Verb Tense, Voice, and Mood?
Questions About Verbals?
Questions About Plurals, Possessives, and Articles?
Questions About Pronoun Reference?
Questions About Pronoun Agreement?
Questions About Pronoun Case?
Questions About Pronoun Choices?
Questions About Modifiers?
Are You an ESL Writer?
ESL Questions About Verbs?
ESL Questions About Gerunds, Infinitives, Articles, or Number?
Punctuation and Mechanics
How Do You Punctuate Sentence Endings?
Questions About Sentence Boundaries: Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-ons?
Questions About Commas?
Questions About Semicolons and Colons?
Questions About Quotation Marks and Ellipses?
Questions About Parentheses and Brackets?
Questions About Dashes, Hyphens, and Slashes?
Questions About Italics and Capitalization?
Questions About Abbreviations and Numbers?
Research and Writing
How Do You Design a Research Project?
How Do You Find Information?
How Do You Evaluate Sources?
How Do You Use Sources Responsibly?
How Do You Handle Quotations?
How Do You Complete a Project?
What is Documentation?
How Do You Use MLA Documentation?
How Do You Use APA Documentation?
How Do You Use CMS Documentation?
How Do You Use CSE Documentation?
How Do You Use COS Documentation? Glossary of Terms and Usage
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If you are teaching first-year composition, you have a diverse classroom of students from ambitious chemistry majors or aspiring poets to budding entrepreneurs. Regardless of your students' interests, odds are that they'll write every day. Whatever their goals as writers, the seventh edition ofThe Scott Foresman Handbookwill help your students achieve them. Do your students need step-by-step advice for surviving their first college research paper assignment? Instructions for crafting a Web page or a PowerPoint presentation? Tips on literary analysis for a senior thesis? Formatting guidelines for a business letter? They will find it all in this handbook. Since the best-selling first edition,The Scott Foresman Handbookhas proven again and again that a comprehensive handbook can be easy, practical, even fun to use. Each new edition has provided complete, up-to-date material on writing processes, argumentation, style, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, in friendly and accessible language. Yet we've also broken new ground, anticipating developments in writing influenced by innovative theories and technologies. For example, earlier editions of this handbook have led the field in addressing document design, online research, service learning, and other emerging trends. As a result of our forward-looking philosophy, writers usingThe Scott Foresman Handbookknow what college writing means today and what it will mean tomorrow. What's New This seventh edition continues our commitment to preparing students for college writing as well as writing beyond college. In keeping with this goal, we have added new material that writers need for today, and we have expanded and updated familiar sections. Here are the highlights: More on Visual and Multimedia Literacy.The Scott Foresman Handbookwas the first handbook acknowledging that college writers now produce many different kinds of documents in a variety of media including visual and aural "texts." We have updated our popular document design material (Chapters 21, 22, and 24), and our chapters on writing processes (Chapters 1-5) now explore design issues at every stage of a project. Our coverage of visual literary also includes several entirelynew chapters and sections: TheNEW Chapter 13, "How Do You Prepare an Oral or Multimedia Report?"helps writers prepare traditional oral reports as well as presentations that incorporate technological elements, including presentation software. Full-color examples of PowerPoint slides illustrate effective ways to present information visually. TheNEW Chapter 23, "How Do You Create a Web Site?"represents our first full chapter on writing for the Web. This detailed chapter presents step-by-step instructions for crafting a Web page from start to finish. Designed to serve both Web novices and more experienced Web writers, this beautifully illustrated chapter offers assistance to writers for working with a basic HTML editor or with more helpful Web-authoring software. Web design has never looked so easy! Because many college courses now include online components, we've added toChapter 8a practicalNEW section on using courseware such as Blackboard.Full-color illustrations introduce students to the basic features and uses of course management software enabling students to approach online assignments with confidence. Chapter 11, "How Do You Interpret and Use Visual Texts?"has been updated and expanded, incorporating manyNEW examples of visual rhetoricand aNEW student paper that analyzes a print advertisement,demonstrating critical visual literary in action. Chapter 14, "How Do You Write About Literature?"now includessections on analyzing films and televisionas literary artifacts. NEW photos and images appear throughout the bookand many were created by the text authors themse

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