Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Table of Contents

About the author
Credit list
Writing an Essay
Thinking About Purposes and Audiences
Planning and Shaping
Drafting and Revising
Writing Paragraphs
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Writing Argument
Understanding Grammar and Writing Correct Sentences
Parts of Speech and Sentence Structures
Case of Nouns and Pronouns
Pronoun Reference
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Sentence Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-Together Sentences
Awkward Sentences
Writing Effectively
Coordination and Subordination
Variety and Emphasis
Understanding the Meaning of Words
Understanding the Effect of Words
Spelling and Hyphenation
Using Punctuation and Mechanics
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Capitals, Italics, Abbreviations, and Numbers
Writing Research
Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Research Writing as a Process
Successful Online Research (new chapter to the 3/c/e)**
MLA, APA, CM, CBE, and COS Documentation Styles
Case Study: A Student Writing an MLA Research Paper
Case Study: A Student Writing an APA Research Paper
Writing Across the Curriculum
Comparing the Different Disciplines
Writing About Literature
Writing in the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Business Writing
Writing Under Pressure
Writing When English Is a Second Language
ESL Singulars and Plurals
ESL Articles
ESL Word Order
ESL Prepositions
ESL Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles
ESL Modal Auxilliary Verbs
usage glossary
Terms glossary
charts in tinted boxes
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