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CommonSense : a handbook and guide for writers

Author: Lennis Polnac; Lyman Grant; Tom Cameron
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accessible to a broad range of users, this book covers the writing process from generating content through document design.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polnac, Lennis.
CommonSense.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©1999
(OCoLC)649568918
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennis Polnac; Lyman Grant; Tom Cameron
ISBN: 0130821780 9780130821782
OCLC Number: 40076536
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. How to Use This Book. PART I. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. The Writer's Speech. 2. The Writer's Resources. 3. The Writer's Tasks. PART II. DISCOVERY AND INVENTION. 4. Topic. 5. Purpose. 6. Audience and Context. 7. Content. PART III. CRITICAL THINKING AND CRITICAL READING. 8. Manuscripts. 9. Argumentation. 10. Textbooks, Newspapers, News Magazines, and Sources of Specialized Information. 11. Diaries, Letters, Autobiographies, and Biographies. 12. Literature. PART IV. ARRANGEMENT. 13. Unity. 14. Familiar Patterns of Organization. 15. Conventional Structures. 16. Coherence. PART V. STYLE. 17. Clarity and Professionalism. 18. Conciseness and Completeness. 19. Liveliness and Appropriateness. 20. Variety and Repetition. 21. Tone and Sexist Language. PART VI. SENTENCE PUNCTUATION. 22. Marks of Punctuation. 23. Sentences. 24. Coordinate Elements. 25. Introductory Elements. 26. Interrupting Elements. 27. Concluding Elements. 28. Clarifying Elements. PART VII USAGE. 29. Verb Forms. 30. Subject-Verb Agreement. 31. Pronoun Reference. 32. Noun and Pronoun Case. 33. Modifiers. 34. Consistency. 35. Completeness. PART VIII. CONVENTIONS. 36. Spelling. 37. Numbers and Symbols. 38. Names. 39. Titles of Written or Recorded Works. 40. Quotations and Dialogue. 41. Emphasis. 42. Sentences and Paragraphs. PART IX. RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION. 43. Collecting Information. 44. Using Sources. 45. Documenting Sources. PART X. DOCUMENT DESIGN. 46. Manuscript Design. 47. Illustrations. 48. Layout. PART XI. THE INTERNET. 49. Internet Resources. 50. Choosing and Evaluating Internet Sites. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms. Index.
Other Titles: Common sense
Responsibility: Lennis Polnac, Lyman Grant, Tom Cameron.

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