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Author: Jane E Aaron
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2007.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Aaron
ISBN: 0321409140 9780321409140
OCLC Number: 68712019
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 614 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: I. WRITING PROCESS1. The Writing Situation a. Assessmentb. Subjectc. Audienced. Purpose. 2. Inventiona. Journal keepingb. Observingc. Freewritingd. Brainstorminge. Clusteringf. Asking questions3. Thesis and Organization a. Thesis statementb. Organization4. Drafting a. Starting to draftb. Maintaining momentumc. Sample first draft5. Revising and Editinga. Revising the whole essayb. Sample revisionc. Editing the revised draftd. Formatting and proofreadinge. Sample final draft f. Collaboratingg. Preparing a writing portfolio6. Paragraphsa. Unityb. Coherencec. Developmentd. Introductions and conclusions7. Document Designa. Academic papersb. Principles of designc. Elements of designd. Illustrationse. Readers with disabilitiesII. WRITING IN AND OUT OF COLLEGE8. Academic Writing. a. Becoming an academic writerb. Audiencec. Purposed. Structure and formate. Language9. Study Skillsa. Time managementb. Listening and note taking in classc. Readingd. Exams10. Critical Thinking and Readinga. Reading textsb. Viewing images 11. Argumenta. Elements of argumentb. Reasonablenessc. Organizationd. Visual argumentse. Sample argument 12. Online Writing a. Electronic mailb Online collaborationc. Web compositions13. Oral Presentationsa. Organizationb. Delivery14. Public Writinga. Business letters and resumesSample letter and resume b. Memos, reports, and proposalsSample memo, report, and proposal c. Community work: flyers, newsletters, brochuresSample flyer, newsletter, and brochure III. CLARITY AND STYLE15. Emphasis a. Effective subjects and verbsb. Sentence beginnings and endingsc. Coordinationd. Subordination16. Parallelism a. With and, but, or, nor, yetb. With both...and, not...but, etc.c. In comparisonsd. With lists, headings, and outlines17. Variety and Detailsa. Sentence lengthb. Sentence structurec. Details18. Appropriate and Exact Language a. Appropriate languageb. Exact language 19. Completeness a. Compoundsb. Needed words20. Conciseness a. Focusing on subject and verbb. Cutting empty wordsc. Cutting repetitiond. Reducing clauses and phrasese. Cutting there is or it isf. Combining sentencesg. Rewriting jargonIV. SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNSBASIC GRAMMAR 21. Parts of Speecha. Nounsb. Pronounsc. Verbsd. Adjectives and adverbse. Prepositions and conjunctionsf. Interjections22. The Sentence a. Subject and predicateb. Predicate patterns23. Phrases and Subordinate Clauses a. Phrasesb. Subordinate clauses24. Sentence Types a. Simple sentencesb. Compound sentencesc. Complex sentencesd. Compound-complex sentencesVERBS 25. Formsa. Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbsb. Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raisec. -s and -ed formsd. Be, have, and other helping verbse. Verb + gerund or infinitive: stop eating vs. stop to eatf. Verb + particle: look up, look over, etc.26. Tenses a. Present tense: singb. Perfect tenses: have/had/will have sungc. Progressive tenses: is/was/will be singingd. Consistencye. Sequence27. Mood a. Subjunctive: I wish I wereb. Consistency28. Voice a. She wrote it (active) vs. It was written (passive)b. Consistency29. Subject-Verb Agreement a. -s and -es endingsb. Intervening wordsc. Subjects with andd. Subjects with or or nore. Everyone and other indefinite pronounsf. Team and other collective nounsg. Who, which, thath. News and other singular nouns ending in -si. Inverted word orderj. Is, are, and other linking verbsk. Titles and words being definedPRONOUNS 30. Case a. She and I vs. her and meb. It was she vs. It was herc. Who vs. whomd. Other constructions31. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreementa. Antecedents with andb. Antecedents with or or norc. Everyone, person, and other indefinite wordsd. Team and other collective nouns32. Pronoun Referencea. Clear referenceb. Close referencec. Specific referenced. Definite it and theye. Appropriate youf. ConsistencyMODIFIERS 33. Adjectives and Adverbs a. Adjective vs. adverbb. Adjective with linking verb: felt badc. Bigger, most talented, and other comparisonsd. Double negativese. Present and past participles: boring vs. boredf. A, an, the, and other determiners34. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a. Misplaced modifiersb. Dangling modifiersSENTENCE FAULTS 35. Fragments a. Testsb. Revisionc. Acceptable fragments36. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a. Main clauses without and, but, etc.b. Main clauses with however, for example, etc.37. Mixed Sentences a. Reason is because and other mixed meaningsb. Tangled grammarc. Repeated subjects and other partsV. PUNCTUATION38. End Punctuation a. Periodb. Question markc. Exclamation point39. Comma a. Main clauses with and, but, etc.b. Introductory elementsc. Nonessential elementsd. Items in a seriese. Two or more adjectivesf. Dates, addresses, place names, numbersg. With quotationsh. Misuses40. Semicolona. Main clauses without and, but, etc.b. Main clauses with however, for example, etc.c. Main clauses or series items with commasd. Misuses41. Colon a. Concluding explanation, series, etc.b. Salutation; title and subtitle; timec. Misuses42. Apostrophea. Possessionb. Misusesc. Contractionsd. Plural abbreviations, etc.43. Quotation Marksa. Direct quotationsb. Within quotationsc. Dialogd. Titles of workse. Words used in a special sensef. Misusesg. With other punctuation44. Other Marksa. Dash or dashesb. Parenthesesc. Ellipsis markd. Bracketse. SlashVI. SPELLING AND MECHANICS45. Spelling and the Hyphen a. Typical spelling problemsb. Spelling rulesc. The hyphen46. Capital Letters a. First word of sentenceb. Proper nouns and adjectivesc. Titles of worksd. Online communication47. Underlining or Italics a. Underlining vs. italicsb. Titles of worksc. Names of vehiclesd. Foreign wordse. Words or characters named as wordsf. Emphasisg. Online communication48. Abbreviations a. Titles with proper namesb. Familiar abbreviationsc. BC, BCE, AD,CE, AM, PM, no., $d. Latin abbreviationse. Inc., Bros., Co., &f. Units of measurement, names, etc.49. Numbersa. Numerals vs. wordsb. Dates, addresses, etc.c. Beginning sentencesVII. RESEARCH WRITING50. Research Strategy a. Planningb. Research journalc. Researchable subject and questiond. Goals for sourcese. Working, annotated bibliography51. Finding Sources a. Searching electronicallyb. Reference worksc. Booksd. Periodicalse. The Webf. Other online sourcesg. Government publicationsh. Imagesi. Your own sources52. Working with Sources a. Evaluating sourcesb. Synthesizing sourcesc. Gathering informationd. Using summary, paraphrase, quotatione. Integrating sources53. Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources a. Plagiarism and the Internetb. What not to acknowledgec. What must be acknowledgedd. Online sourcese. Documenting sources54. Writing the Papera. Focusing and organizingb. Drafting, revising, and formattingVIII. WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES55. Goals and Requirements of the Disciplines a. Methods and evidenceb. Writing assignmentsc. Tools and languaged. Documentation and format56. Reading and Writing About Literaturea. Methods and evidenceb. Writing assignmentsc. Tools and languaged. Documentation and formate. Sample analysis of a poem 57. Writing in Other Disciplinesa. Other humanitiesb. Social sciencesc. Natural and applied sciences58. MLA Documentation and Format Indexes to modelsa. Parenthetical text citationsb. List of works citedc. Format of paperd. Sample MLA paper 59. APA Documentation and FormatIndexes to models a. Parenthetical text citationsb. List of referencesc. Format of paperd. Sample APA paper 60. Chicago Documentation and FormatIndex to models a. Notes and works-cited entriesb. Models61. CSE Documentation and Format Index to models a. Name-year citationsb. Numbered text citationsc. List of referencesGlossary of Usage Index
Other Titles: Little, Brown compact handbook with exercises
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