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Rules for writers

Author: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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A writing handbook that provides rules, guidance, tutorials, and exercises on the writing process, document design, clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, argument, and research.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers
ISBN: 9780312647360 0312647360 9780312677350 0312677359
OCLC Number: 635482815
Description: xxxii, 653 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The writing process : Exploring and planning ; Drafting the paper ; Making global revisions; then revising sentences ; Building effective paragraphs --
Academic writing : Writing about texts ; Constructing reasonable arguments ; Evaluating arguments --
Clarity : Active verbs ; Parallel ideas ; Needed words ; Mixed constructions ; Misplaced and dangling modifiers ; Shifts ; Emphasis ; Variety ; Wordy sentences ; Appropriate language ; Exact words --
Grammar ; Sentence fragments ; Run-on sentences ; Subject-verb agreement (is or are) ; Pronoun-antecedent agreement (singular or plural) ; Pronoun reference (clarity) ; Pronoun case (i and me) ; Who and whom ; Adjectives and adverbs ; Standard English verb forms, tenses, and moods --
Multilingual writers and ESL challenges : Verbs ; Articles (a, an, the) and types of nouns ; Sentence structure ; Prepositions and idiomatic expressions --
Punctuation : The comma ; Unnecessary commas ; The semicolon ; The colon ; The apostrophe ; Quotation marks ; End punctuation ; Other punctuation marks --
Mechanics : Abbreviations ; Numbers ; Italics ; Spelling ; The hyphen ; Capitalization --
Grammar basics : Parts of speech ; Sentence patterns ; Subordinate word groups ; Sentence types --
Document design : Principles of document design ; Academic formatting ; Business formatting --
Research : Conducting research ; Evaluating sources ; Managing information; avoiding plagiarism --
Writing papers in MLA style : Supporting a thesis ; Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism ; Integrating sources ; Documenting sources in MLA style ; MLA manuscript format --
Writing papers in APA style : Supporting a thesis ; Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism ; Integrating sources ; Documenting sources in APA style ; APA manuscript format; sample paper.
Responsibility: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers.

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Rules for Writers is anaccessible and comprehensive guide to effective writing. The fully revised 7th edition of this popular text shows readers how to compose and revise text, how to deploy grammar  Read more...

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'We like Rules because it's affordable, easy to use, and flexible enough for multiple courses.' - Anne Helms, Alamance Community College, USA

 
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