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A writer's reference

Author: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers; Marcy Carbajal Van Horn
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 7th 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; Marcy Carbajal Van Horn
ISBN: 9780312601430 0312601433 9780312649364 0312649363
OCLC Number: 705087957
Notes: "With Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL"--Cover.
Description: xxvi, 540, [61] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Composition/style --
C. Composing and revising --
C1. Planning --
Assessing the writing situation --
Exploring ideas --
Drafting a working thesis --
Sketching a plan --
C2. Drafting --
Introduction and thesis --
body --
Conclusion --
C3. Revising --
Making global revisions --
Revising and editing sentences --
Revising with comments --
Proofreading --
Preparing a portfolio --
Reflecting on your writing --
C4. Writing paragraphs --
Focusing on a main point --
Developing the point --
Patterns of organization --
Improving coherence --
Adjusting paragraph length --
C5. Designing documents --
Layout and format --
Headings --
Lists --
Visuals --
Academic formatting --
Business formatting --
C6. Writing with technology --
Using software tools --
Managing your files --
A. Academic writing --
A1. Writing about texts --
Reading actively : annotating the text --
Sketching an outline --
summarizing --
Analyzing --
Sample analysis paper --
A2. Constructing reasonable arguments --
Examining an issue's context --
viewing the audience as a jury --
Establishing credibility --
Stating a position --
Backing up the thesis --
Supporting claims with evidence --
countering opposing arguments --
building common ground --
Sample argument paper --
A3. Evaluating arguments --
Distinguishing between reasonable and fallacious tactics --
Distinguishing between legitimate and unfair emotional appeals --
Judging how fairly a writer handles opposing views --
A4. Writing in the disciplines --
Finding commonalities --
Recognizing questions --
Understanding evidence --
Noting language conventions --
Using a discipline's citation style --
Understanding writing assignments --
S. Sentence style --
S1. Parallelism --
Items in a series --
Paired ideas --
Repeated words --
S2. Needed words --
Compound structures --
In comparisons --
S3. Problems with modifiers --
Limiting modifiers --
Misplaced phrases and clauses --Awkwardly placed modifiers --
Split infinitives --
Dangling modifiers --
S4. Shifts --
Point of view --
Verb tense --
Verb mood and voice --
Indirect to direct questions or quotations --
S5. Mixed constructions --
Mixed grammar --
Illogical connections --
S6. Sentence emphasis --
Coordination and subordination --
Choppy sentences --
Ineffective coordination --
Ineffective subordination --
excessive subordination --
Special techniques --
S7. Sentence variety --
Sentence structures --
Sentence openings --
Inverted order --
W. Word choice --
W1. Glossary of usage --
W2. Wordy sentences --
Redundancies --
Unnecessary repetition --
Empty or inflated phrases --
Simplified structure --
Reducing clauses to phrases, phrases to single words --
W3. Active verbs --
Active versus passive verbs --
W4. Appropriate language --
Jargon --
Pretentious language, euphemisms, "doublespeak" --
Slang, regionalisms, nonstandard English --
Levels of formality --
Sexist language --
Offensive language --
W5. Exact language --
Connotations --
Concrete nouns --
Misused words --
Standard idioms --
Clichés --
Figures of speech --
W6. The dictionary and thesaurus --
Correctness --
G. Grammatical sentences --
G1. Subject-verb agreement --
Standard subject-verb combinations --
Words between subject and verb --
Indefinite pronouns --
Collective nouns --
Subject after verb --
Subject complement --
Plural form, singular meaning --
Titles, company names, words as words, gerund phrases --
G2. Verb forms, tenses, and moods --
Irregular verbs --
Omitted verbs --
Tense --
Subjunctive mood --
G3. Pronouns --
Pronoun-antecedent agreement --
Pronoun reference --
Pronoun case --
Who and whom --
G4. Adjectives and adverbs --
Comparatives and superlatives --
Double negatives --
G5. Sentence fragments --
Subordinate clauses --
Phrases --
Acceptable fragments --
G6. Run-on sentences --
Revision with coordinating conjunction --
Revision with semicolon --
Revision by separating sentences --
Revision by restructuring --
M. Multilingual writers and ESL challenges --
M1. Verbs --
Appropriate form and tense --
Passive voice --
Base form after a modal --
Negative verb forms --
Verbs in conditional sentences --
Verbs followed by gerunds or infinitives --
M2. Articles --
Other noun markers --
No articles with general nouns --
Articles with proper nouns --
M3. Sentence structure --
Linking verb between a subject and its complement --
Subject in every sentence --
Repeated nouns or pronouns with the same grammatical function --
Repeated objects, adverbs in adjective clauses --
Mixed constructions --
Placement of adverbs --
M4. Using adjectives --
Present participles and past participles --
Order of cumulative adjectives --
M5. Prepositions and idiomatic expressions --
Time and place --
Noun after a preposition --
Common adjective and preposition combinations --
Common verb and preposition combinations --
P. Punctuation and mechanics --
P1. The comma --
Introductory elements --
Items in a series --
coordinate adjectives --
Nonrestrictive elements --
Transitions, parenthetical expressions --
P2. Unnecessary commas --
Compound elements --
Between verb and subject or object --
Before or after a series --
Cumulative adjectives --
restrictive elements --
Concluding clauses --
Inverted sentences --
P3. The semicolon and the colon --
Semicolon with independent clauses --
Semicolon with series --
Colon with list, appositive, quotation, summary --
P4. The apostrophe --
Possessive nouns, indefinite pronouns --
Contractions --
Plurals of numbers, letters --
P5. Quotation marks --
Direct quotations --
Quotation within a quotation --
Titles --
P6. Other punctuation marks --
End punctuation --
Dash, parentheses, brackets --
Ellipsis mark --
Slash --
P7. Spelling and hyphenation --
Spelling rules --
Words that sound alike --
Compound words --
Hyphenated adjectives --
Fractions and numbers --
Prefixes and suffixes --
P8. Capitalization --
Proper versus common nouns --
Titles with names --
Titles of works --
First word of sentence --
First word after colon --
Abbreviations --
P9. Abbreviations and numbers --
Titles with names --
Latin abbreviations --
Spelling out numbers --
Using numerals --
P10. Italics --
Titles of works --
B. Basic grammar --
B1. Parts of speech --
Nouns --
Pronouns --
Verbs --
Adjectives --
Adverbs --
Prepositions --
Conjunctions --
Interjections --
B2. Parts of sentences --
Subjects --
Verbs, objects, and complements --
B3. Subordinate word groups --
Prepositional phrases --
Verbal phrases --
Appositive phrases --
Absolute phrases --
Subordinate clauses --
B4. Sentence types --
Sentence structure --
Sentence purposes --
Research. R. Researching --
R1. Conducting research --
Search strategy --
Finding articles through databases or indexes --
Finding boos through a library's catalog --
Finding Web sources --
Search tools --
Field research --
R2. Evaluating sources --
Reading critically --
Assessing Web sources --
R3. Managing information --
Avoiding plagiarism --
Working bibliography --
R4. Choosing a documentation style --
MLA --
MLA papers --
MLA-1. Supporting a thesis --
MLA-2. Citing sources --Avoiding plagiarism --
Citing quotations and borrowed ideas --
Summaries and paraphrases --
MLA-3. Integrating sources --
Using quotations appropriately --
Signal phrases --
Synthesizing sources --
MLA-4. Documenting sources --
MLA in-text citations --
MLA list of works cited --
MLA information notes --
MLA-5. Manuscript format --
Sample paper --
Manuscript format --
APA papers --
APA-1. Supporting a thesis --
APA-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism --
APA-3. Integrating sources --
APA-4. Documenting sources --
APA in-text citations --
APA list of references --
Article in a journal or magazine --
Book --
Article from a database --
Section in a Web document --
APA-5. Manuscript format; sample paper --
CMS (Chicago) papers --
CMS-1. Supporting a thesis --
CMS-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism --
CMS-3. Integrating sources --
CMS-4. Documenting sources --
Book --
Letter in a published collection --
Article in a scholarly journal --
Journal article from a database --
Primary source from a Web site --
CMS-5. Manuscript format --
Sample paper --
Index --
E. Resources for multilingual writers and ESL.
Responsibility: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers.

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