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The Little Penguin handbook

Author: Lester Faigley
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Faigley
ISBN: 9780205648726 020564872X 9780205743391 0205743390
OCLC Number: 223934103
Notes: Abbreviated version of The Penguin handbook.
Includes index.
Description: 282 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Part 1 Composing 1. Think as a Writer a. Think about the process of communication b. Think about your audience c. Think about your credibility 2. Read and View with a Critical Eye a. Become a critical reader b. Become a critical viewer 3. Plan Your Writing a. Establish goals and find a topic b. Write a working thesis 4. Write a Draft a. Determine your organization b. Compose a draft 5. Compose Paragraphs a. Focus your paragraphs b. Write effective beginning and ending paragraphs 6. Revise, Edit, and Proofread a. Evaluate your draft b. Learn strategies for rewriting c. Edit for specific goals d. Proofread carefully 7. Write in Academic Genres a. Write an observation b. Write a case study c. Write a lab report in the sciences d. Write an essay exam Part 2 Researching Five Steps for Planning and Conducting Research 1 How do I find a topic? 2 How do I focus a topic? 3 How do I determine what research I need? 4 How do I find sources? 5 How do I keep track of my research? 8. Find Sources in Databases a. Know the strengths of database sources b. Find information in databases c. Construct effective database searches d. Locate elements of a citation in database sources 9. Find Sources on the Web a. Find reliable Web sources b. Construct effective Web searches c. Locate elements of a citation in Web sources 10. Find Print Sources a. Know the strengths of print sources b. Find books c. Find journal articles d. Locate elements of a citation in print sources 11. Evaluate Your Sources a. Determine the relevance of sources b. Determine the quality of print and database sources c. Determine the quality of Web sources 12. Plan Field Research a. Know what you can obtain from field research b. Conduct interviews c. Administer surveys d. Make observations 13. Incorporate Sources and Avoid Plagiarism a. Avoid plagiarism b. Quote sources without plagiarizing c. Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing d. Incorporate quotations, summaries, and paraphrases effectively Part 3 Documenting Five Steps for Documenting Sources 1 Which documentation style do I use? 2 What kind of source am I using? 3 When do I cite sources? 4 How do I cite a source in my paper? 5 How do I cite sources at the end of my paper? 14. MLA Documentation a. In-text citations in MLA-style b. Books in MLA-style works cited c. Journals, magazines, newspapers, and documents d. Library database publications e. Online publications f. Unedited online sources g. Visual and multimedia sources h. Sample research paper with MLA documentation 15. APA Documentation a. The elements of APA documentation b. In-text citations in APA-style c. Books and nonperiodical sources d. Periodical sources e. Online sources f. Visual, computer, and multimedia sources g. Sample pages from a research paper with APA documentation 16. CMS Documentation a. The elements of CMS documentation b. Books and nonperiodical sources c. Periodical sources d. Online sources e. Sample pages from a research paper with CMS documentation 17. CSE Documentation a. In-text references in CSE style b. Books and nonperiodical sources c. Periodical sources d. Online sources Part 4 Effective Style and Language 18. Write with Power a. Recognize active and passive voice b. Use action verbs c. Find agents d. Vary your sentences 19. Write Concisely a. Eliminate unnecessary words b. Reduce wordy phrases c. Simplify tangled sentences 20. Write with Emphasis a. Manage emphasis within sentences b. Forge links across sentences c. Use parallel structure with parallel ideas 21. Find the Right Words a. Be aware of levels of formality b. Be aware of denotation and connotation c. Use specific language d. Write to be inclusive e. Recognize international varieties of English Part 5 Understanding Grammar 22. Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices a. Fragments b. Run-on sentences c. Comma splices 23. Subject-Verb Agreement a. Agreement in the present tense b. Singular and plural subjects c. Indefinite pronouns as subjects d. Collective nouns as subjects e. Inverted word order f. Amounts, numbers, and pairs 24. Verbs a. Basic verb forms b. Irregular verbs c. Transitive and intransitive verbs 25. Pronouns a. Pronoun case b. Pronoun agreement c. Avoiding sexist pronouns d. Vague reference 26. Shifts a. Shifts in tense b. Shifts in mood c. Shifts in voice d. Shifts in person and number 27. Modifiers a. Choose the correct modifier b. Place adjectives carefully c. Place adverbs carefully d. Revise disruptive modifiers e. Revise dangling modifiers 28. Grammar for Multilingual Writers a. Nouns b. Articles c. Verbs Part 6 Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics 29. Commas a. Commas with introductory elements b. Commas with compound clauses c. Commas with nonrestrictive modifiers d. Commas with items in a series e. Commas with coordinate adjectives f. Commas with quotations g. Commas with dates, numbers, titles, and addresses h. Commas to avoid confusion i. Unnecessary commas 30. Semicolons and Colons a. Semicolons with closely related main clauses b. Semicolons together with commas c. Colons in sentences d. Colons with lists 31. Dashes and Parentheses a. Dashes and parentheses to set off information b. Dashes and parentheses versus commas c. Other punctuation with parentheses 32. Apostrophes a. Possessives b. Contractions and omitted letters c. Plurals of letters, symbols, and words referred to as words 33. Quotation Marks a. Direct quotations b. Titles of short works c. Other uses of quotation marks d. Other punctuation with quotation marks e. Misuses of quotation marks 34. Other Punctuation Marks a. Periods b. Question marks c. Exclamation points d. Brackets e. Ellipses f. Slashes 35. Capitalization, Italics, Abbreviations, Numbers a. Capital letters b. Italics c. Abbreviations d. Acronyms e. Numbers Glossary of Grammatical Terms and UsageIndexRevision Guide
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