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Writing matters : a handbook for writing and research

Author: Rebecca Moore Howard
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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Clarifies the responsibility writers have to one another - whether they are collaborating in an online peer review or drawing on digital and print sources in a research project. This title focuses on the importance of using conventions appropriate to the audience, and provides readers with the information and interpretation they need.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Moore Howard
ISBN: 9780072418750 0072418753 0077429648 9780077429645 9780077477462 0077477464
OCLC Number: 320803512
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Writing matters. Writing responsibly --
Planning --
Organizing and drafting --
Writing paragraphs --
Visuals : drafting and revising --
Revising, editing, proofreading, and formatting. Pt. 2. Reasoning matters. Thinking and reading critically --
Analyzing and crafting arguments. Pt. 3. Media matters. Designing documents --
Writing for multiple media --
Presenting in multiple media. Pt. 4. Research matters. Planning a research project --
Finding information --
Evaluating information --
Using information and avoiding plagiarism --
Writing the research project. Pt. 5. Documentation matters. Documenting sources : MLA style --
Documenting sources : APA style --
Documenting sources : Chicago style --
Documenting sources : CSE style. Pt. 6. Genre matters. Writing in literature and other humanities --
Writing in the sciences and social science --
Essay exams --
Business and public writing. Pt. 7. Style matters. Writing concisely --
Coordination and subordination --
Parallelism --
Variety and emphasis --
Appropriate language --
Effective word choice --
Dictionary and spelling. Pt. 8. Grammar matters. Grammar --
Sentence fragments --
Comma splices and fused (run-on) sentences --
Agreement --
Verbs --
Pronoun case, reference --
Adjectives and adverbs --
Confusing shifts --
Misplaced, dangling modifiers --
Mixed, incomplete constructions. Pt. 9. ESL matters. English sentence structure --
Nouns --
Verb specifics --
Modifiers --
Prepositions. Pt. 10. Detail matters. Commas --
Semicolons --
Apostrophes --
Quotation marks --
End punctuation --
Dashes, parenthese, and other marks --
Capitalizing --
Italics and underlining --
Abbreviations --
Numbers --
Hyphens.
Responsibility: Rebecca Moore Howard.

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