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The brief handbook

Author: Laurie G Kirszner; Stephen R Mandell
Publisher: Boston : Heinle, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Presents a concise handbook of strategies for successfully completing a composition course and includes information on essays and paragraphs, research papers, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie G Kirszner; Stephen R Mandell
ISBN: 0838406599 9780838406595
OCLC Number: 52055626
Description: xx, 583 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Writing essays and paragraphs: writing essays; patterns for essay development; writing paragraphs. Critical thinking and argumentation: thinking critically; writing argumentative essays. Research: the research process; using and evaluating library sources; using and evaluating internet sources; integrating sources and avoiding plagiarism. Documenting sources - MLA style: MLA documentation style. Documenting sources - APA and other styles: APA documentation style; Chicago, CBE & other documentation styles. Common sentence errors: revising sentence fragments; revising comma splices and fused sentences; revising agreement errors; revising awkward or confusing sentences; revising misplaced and dangling modifiers. Sentence grammar: using verbs correctly - form, tense, mood, and voice; using pronouns correctly; using adjectives and adverbs correctly. Sentence style: writing varied sentences; writing emphatic sentences; writing concise sentences; using parallelism. Using words effectively: choosing words; using a dictionary; a glossary of usage. Understanding punctuation: using end punctuation; using commas; using semicolons; using apostrophes; using quotation marks; using other punctuation marks. Understanding spelling and mechanics: spelling; capitalization; italics; hyphens; abbreviations; numbers. College survival skills: ten habits of successful students: developing reading skills; writing essay exams; writing about literature; designing documents and web pages; writing for the workplace; giving oral presentations. ESL: ESL. Appendices: parts of speech; sentence review.
Responsibility: Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell.
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