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A writer's reference

Author: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 7th ed., student edView all editions and formats
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A Writer's Reference is the most accessible guide to effective writing. Now in its seventh edition, it continues to be groundbreaking in its simplicity, tone and format. This bestselling text  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers
ISBN: 9780312601430 0312601433
OCLC Number: 680359944
Description: xxvi, 540, 46, [4] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Composition/Style. Composing and revising. Planning ; Drafting ; Revising ; Writing paragraphs ; Designing documents ; Writing with technology. --
Academic writing. Writing about texts ; Constructing reasonable arguments ; Evaluating arguments ; Writing in the disciplines. --
Sentence style. Parallelism ; Needed words ; Problems with modifiers ; Shifts ; Mixed constructions ; Sentence emphasis ; Sentence variety. --
Word choice. Glossary of usage ; Wordy sentences ; Active verbs ; Appropriate language ; Exact language ; The dictionary and thesaurus. --
Correctness. Grammatical sentences. Subject-verb agreement ; Verb forms, tenses, and moods ; Pronouns ; Adjectives and adverbs ; Sentence fragments ; Run-on sentences. --
Multilingual writers and ESL challenges. Verbs ; Articles ; Sentence structure ; Using adjectives ; Prepositions and idiomatic expressions. --
Punctuation and mechanics. The comma ; Unnecessary commas ; The semicolon and the colon ; The apostrophe ; Quotation marks ; Other punctuation marks ; Spelling and hyphenation ; Capitalization ; Abbreviations and numbers ; Italics. --
Basic grammar. Parts of speech ; Parts of sentences ; Subordinate word groups ; Sentence types. --
Research. Researching. Conducting research ; Evaluating sources ; Managing information, avoiding plagiarism ; Choosing a documentation style. --
MLA Papers. Supporting a thesis ; Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism ; Integrating sources ; Documenting sources ; Manuscript format; sample paper. --
APA and CMS papers (coverage parallels MLA's). APA Papers, Supporting a thesis ; Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism ; Integrating sources ; Documenting sources ; Manuscript format; sample paper. --
CMS (Chicago Papers). Supporting a thesis ; Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism ; Integrating sources ; Documenting sources ; Manuscript format; sample pages --
Directory to model papers ; Multilingual /ESL menu ; Revision symbols ; Detailed menu.
Responsibility: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn.

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