A Writer's Resource: MLA Update, Spiral with Catalyst access card

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Newly updated with the 2003 MLA documentation standards, the spiral-bound version of this landmark student reference combines 20 years of research into writing in college with the most extensive technological support available to form an indispensable resource for learning, writing, researching, and editing in the Composition classroom and beyond.

Table of Contents

Tab 1: Learning Across the Curriculum

1. Your College Experience

2. Writing to Learn

3. Writing in College

4. Writing Online

5. Learning in English as a Second Language

Tab 2: Writing Papers

6. Reading, Thinking, Writing: The Critical Connection

7. Planning

8. Drafting

9. Revising

Tab 3: Common Assignments Across the Curriculum

10. Informative Reports

Student Paper: Smulowitz on Stocks

11. Interpretive Analysis and Writing About Literature

Student Paper: Bector on O’Connor

12. Arguments

Student Paper: Buglione on the NFL

13. Other Kinds of Assignments

Tab 4: Writing Connections: College, Community, Career

14. Service Learning and Community Service Writing

15. Letters to Get Action: Protest and Praise

15. Writing to Get and Keep a Job

Tab 5: Researching

17. Understanding Research

18. Finding Print and Online Sources

19. Evaluating Sources

20. Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab

21. Working with Sources

22. Writing the Paper

23. Discipline-Specific Resources in the Library and on the Internet

Tab 6: MLA Documentation Style

24. MLA Style: In-Text Citations

25. MLA Style: List of Works Cited

26. MLA Style: Explanatory Notes

27. MLA Paper Format

28. Student Paper in MLA Style: Esther Hoffman: Louis Armstrong and Joe Glaser

Tab 7: APA Documentation Style

29. APA Style: In-Text Citations

30. APA Style: List of References

31. APA Paper Format

32. Student Paper in APA Style: Jennifer Koehler: Germany’s Path to Continuing Prosperity

Tab 8: Other Documentation Styles: Chicago, CBE, and COS

33. Chicago Manual Documentation Style

34. CBE Documentation Styles

35. Columbia Online Style (COS)

Tab 9: Document and Web Design

36. Document Design

37. Writing for the World Wide Web

Tab 10: Editing for Clarity

38. Wordy Sentences

39. Missing Words

40. Mixed Constructions

41. Confusing Shifts

42. Faulty Parallelism

43. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

44. Coordination and Subordination

45. Sentence Variety

46. Active Verbs

47. Appropriate Language

48. Exact Language

49. The Dictionary and the Thesaurus

50. Glossary of Usage

Tab 11: Editing for Grammar Conventions

51. Sentence Fragments

52. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

53. Subject/Verb Agreement

54. Problems with Verbs

55. Problems with Pronouns

56. Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs

Tab 12: Editing for Correctness: Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

57. Commas

58. Semicolons

59. Colons

60. Apostrophes

61. Quotation Marks

62. Other Punctuation Marks

63. Capital Letters

64. Abbreviations

65. Numbers

66. Italics (underlining)

67. Hyphens

68. Spelling

Tab 13: Basic Grammar Review and Tips for Multilingual Writers

69. Parts of Speech

70. Sentences

71. Phrases or Dependent Clauses

72. Types of Sentences

Appendix: Further Resources for College Writers

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