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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:   Print book : English : 7th ed., instructor's edView all editions and formats
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This version of America's best selling college handbook addresses the needs and questions of online students, a growing population, by offering study tips, time management strategies, and other tools for success. Topics include how to be an active participant in an online course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and instructors, and how to seek academic and technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Textbooks
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Hacker; Nancy I Sommers; Marcy Carbajal Van Horn
ISBN: 9780312551995 0312551991 9780312601447 0312601441 9780312656836 0312656831 9781457610936 1457610930
OCLC Number: 743454825
Notes: Includes indexes.
"With Strategies for Online Learners"--Cover.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Composition/style. C. Composing and revising --
C1. Planning --
C2. Drafting --
C3. Revising --
C4. Writing paragraphs --
C5. Designing documents --
C6. Writing with technology --
A. Academic writing --
A1. Writing about texts --
A2. Constructing reasonable arguments --
A3. Evaluating arguments --
A4. Writing in the disciplines --
S. Sentence style --
S1. Parallelism --
S2. Needed words --
S3. Problems with modifiers --
S4. Shifts --
S5. Mixed constructions --
S6. Sentence emphasis --
S7. Sentence variety --
W. Word choice --
W1. Glossary of usage --
W2. Wordy sentences --
W3. Active verbs --
W4. Appropriate language --
W5. Exact language --
W6. The dictionary and thesaurus --
Correctness. G. Grammatical sentences --
G1. Subject-verb agreement --
G2. Verb forms, tenses, and moods --
G3. Pronouns --
G4. Adjectives and adverbs --
G5. Sentence fragments --
G6. Run-on sentences --
M. Multilingual writers and ESL challenges --
M1. Verbs --
M2. Articles --
M3. Sentence structure --
M4. Using adjectives --
M5. Prepositions and idiomatic expressions --
P. Punctuation and mechanics --
P1. The comma --
P2. Unnecessary commas --
P3. The semicolon and the colon --
P4. The apostrophe --
P5. Quotation marks --
P6. Other punctuation marks --
P7. Spelling and hyphenation --
P8. Capitalization --
P9. Abbreviations and numbers --
P10. Italics --
B. Basic grammar --
B1. Parts of speech --
B2. Parts of sentences --
B3. Subordinate word groups --
B4. Sentence types --
Research. R. Researching --
R1. Conducting research --
R2. Evaluating sources --
R3. Managing information ; Avoiding plagiarism --
R4. Choosing a documentation style --
MLA. MLA papers --
MLA-1. Supporting a thesis --
MLA-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism --
MLA-3. Integrating sources --
MLA-4. Documenting sources --
MLA-5. Manuscript format; sample paper --
APA and CMS papers --
APA-1. Supporting a thesis --
APA-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism --
APA-3. Integrating sources --
APA-4. Documenting sources --
APA-5. Manuscript format; sample paper --
CMS-1. Supporting a thesis --
CMS-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism --
CMS-3. Integrating sources --
CMS-4. Documenting sources --
CMS-5. Manuscript format; sample paper --
Index --
E. Resources for multilingual writers and ESL.
Responsibility: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist: Marcy Carbajal Van Horn.

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This version of America's best selling college handbook addresses the needs and questions of online students, a growing population, by offering study tips, time management strategies, and other tools for success. Topics include how to be an active participant in an online course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and instructors, and how to seek academic and technical help. Charts and illustrations provide practical models.

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