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Rules of thumb : a guide for writers

Author: Jay Silverman; Elaine Hughes; Diana Roberts Wienbroer
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th ed., [2009 update]View all editions and formats
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Suitable for writers at various levels, this title offers students the advice they need on writing, research, grammar, and style. It reflects the APA documentation styles.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Silverman; Elaine Hughes; Diana Roberts Wienbroer
ISBN: 9780077397098 0077397096 0073384003 9780073384009
OCLC Number: 436449766
Description: 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements The Meaning of "Rule of Thumb" How to Use Rules of Thumb PART 1: THE BASICS: SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, AND GRAMMAR A Word about Correctness Commonly Confused Words One Word or Two? Spelling Capitalization Abbreviations and Numbers Apostrophes Consistent Pronouns I vs. Me, She vs. Her, He vs. Him, Who vs. Whom Vague Pronouns Recognizing Complete Sentences Period or Comma? Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments Feature: Using but, however, although Commas Semicolons Colons Dashes and Parentheses Quotation Marks Titles: Underlines, Italics, or Quotation Marks Shifting Verb Tenses Verb Agreement Word Endings: -s and -ed Parallel Structure Dangling COnstructions Mixed Sentence Patterns PART 2: PUTTING A PAPER TOGETHER What to Do When You're Stuck Addressing Your Audience Writing with a Thesis Finding an Organization for Your Essay Introductions Paragraphs--Long and Short Transitions Incorporating Quotations Conclusions How to Make a Paper Longer (and When to Make It Shorter) How to Work on a Second Draft Shortcuts for "Word" Proofreading Tips Format of College Papers Special Case: Writing an Essay in Class Special Case: Writing about Literature PART 3: THE RESEARCH PAPER Seven Steps to a Research Paper How to Conduct Research Feature: Sizing Up a Website Getting Information Online and at the Library Feature: When You Find Too Few or Too Many Sources Writing the Research Paper Feature: PowerPoint Presentations Plagiarism (Cheating) What Is Documentation? Feature: Where to Find Specific Entries for Works Cited, References, and Bibliography Documentation: The MLA Style Documentation: The APA Style Documentation: Endnotes and Bibliography PART 4: STYLE Finding Your Voice Adding Details Repetition: Bad, Not-So-Bad, and Good Recognizing Cliches Eliminating Offensive Language Trimming Wordiness Using Strong Verbs Varying Your Sentences Keeping a Journal Postscript A List of Valuable Sources About the Authors Index Troubleshooting Guide, inside back cover
Responsibility: Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Weinbroer.

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