9781319057442

A Writer's Reference

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319057442

  • ISBN10:

    1319057446

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2017-09-15
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

A Hacker handbook has always been a how-to manual for building confidence as a college writer. Diana Hacker conceived A Writer’s Reference as a quick-access innovation in handbook format, and Nancy Sommers continues to reinvent its content for an evolving course emphasizing critical reading and writing. For more than 25 years, the book has allowed students to build confidence and take ownership of their college writing experience.



A Writer’s Reference, Ninth Edition, and LaunchPad for A Writer’s Reference together represent a next-level tool for college writers. What’s most exciting? An emphasis on help that is personal, practical, and digital. A Writer’s Reference is reimagined as a system that helps students target their needs and see their successes; that offers innovative practice with writing, reading, thinking, and research; and that lives in an engaging multimedia environment.


Diagnostics, e-book tools, and custom options allow students and teachers to personalize the handbook. How-to pages, writing guides, student models, and exercises and activities deliver pragmatic, transferable lessons. And with a more interactive e-book, 24 new video tutorials for argument, analysis, research, and citation, and tools that make assigning and assessing a breeze, LaunchPad will be the digital solution that boosts your confidence as well as your students’. A Writer’s Reference, class tested by literally millions of college writers, still offers the right stuff.

Table of Contents

Writing well
C COMPOSING AND REVISING


C1 Planning


C2 Drafting


C3 Reviewing, revising, and editing


C4 Preparing a portfolio; reflecting on your writing


C5 Writing paragraphs



A ACADEMIC READING, WRITING, AND SPEAKING


A1 Reading and writing critically


A2 Reading and writing about multimodal texts


A3 Reading arguments


A4 Writing arguments


A5 Speaking confidently


A6 Writing in the disciplines



S SENTENCE STYLE


S1 Parallelism


S2 Needed words


S3 Problems with modifiers


S4 Shifts


S5 Mixed constructions


S6 Sentence emphasis


S7 Sentence variety



WORD CHOICE


W1 Glossary of usage


W2 Wordy sentences


W3 Active verbs


W4 Appropriate language


W5 Exact language



Writing correctly
GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES


G1 Subject-verb agreement


G2 Verb forms, tenses, and moods


G3 Pronouns


G4 Adjectives and adverbs


G5 Sentence fragments


G6 Run-on sentences



MULTILINGUAL WRITERS AND ESL TOPICS


M1 Verbs


M2 Articles


M3 Sentence structure


M4 Using adjectives


M5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions


M6 Paraphrasing sources effectively



PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS


P1 The comma


P2 Unnecessary commas


P3 The semicolon and the colon


P4 The apostrophe


P5 Quotation marks


P6 Other punctuation marks


P7 Spelling and hyphenation


P8 Capitalization


P9 Abbreviations and numbers


P10 Italics



BASIC GRAMMAR


B1 Parts of speech


B2 Sentence patterns


B3 Subordinate word groups


B4 Sentence types



Writing with sources
R RESEARCHING


R1 Thinking like a researcher; gathering sources


R2 Managing information; taking notes responsibly


R3 Evaluating sources



MLA Papers


MLA-1 Supporting a thesis


MLA-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism


MLA-3 Integrating sources


MLA-4 Documenting sources


MLA-5 Manuscript format; sample paper



APA and CMS Papers


(Coverage parallels MLA’s)


APA-1


APA-2


APA-3


APA-4


APA-5


CMS -1


CMS -2


CMS -3


CMS -4


CMS -5



INDEX

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