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Overview

With its process-oriented rhetoric, provocative thematic reader, up-to-date research manual, and comprehensive handbook, The Bedford Guide for College Writers gives your students the tools they need to succeed as writers — all in one book. Each of the book's four main components has been carefully developed to provide an engaging, well-coordinated guide for student writers. This edition's new, more open design and sharper focus on active learning do even more to help students develop transferable skills. The Bedford Guide for College Writers prepares students to be the confident, resourceful, and independent writers they will need to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312601591
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 207,737
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

X.J. KENNEDY is an acclaimed poet, children's author, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than 2 million students have treasured his introductory literature texts and The Bedford Reader, coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its Ninth Edition.
 

DOROTHY M. KENNEDY is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have appeared in both professional and academic journals. She has taught composition at the University of Michigan and Ohio University and, with X.J. Kennedy, is the recipient of the NCTE Teacher's Choice Award for Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
 
MARCIA F. MUTH is a teacher, writer, and editor. She has taught first-year composition at The Ohio State University and now offers writing workshops through the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She is the author or co-author of several composition textbooks and ancillaries, including Getting the Picture, Researching and Writing, and Writing and Revising, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's. She also co-authored Harold D. Lasswell: An Annotated Bibliography.

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Table of Contents

X. J. Kennedy/Dorothy M. Kennedy/Marcia F. Muth

The Bedford Guide for College Writers

Tenth Edition

A Writer’s Guide

PART ONE: A College Writer’s Processes

[* indicates a reading new to this edition]

Introduction: Writing in College

1. Writing Processes

Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking

A Process of Writing

Getting Started

Generating Ideas

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Audience

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Ideas

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Drafts

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Finishing

Purpose and Audience

Writing for a Reason

Learning by Doing: Considering Purpose

Writing for Your Audience

Learning by Doing: Considering Audience

Targeting a College Audience

Learning by Doing: Considering a College Audience

Additional Writing Activities

2. Reading Processes

A Process of Critical Reading

Learning by Doing: Describing Your Reading Strategies

Getting Started

Preparing to Read

Learning by Doing: Preparing to Read

Responding to Reading

*Learning by Doing: Annotating a Passage

Learning by Doing: Responding in a Reading Journal

Learning from Another Writer: Reading Summary and Response

Olof Eriksson: Student Summary and Response

The Problems with Masculinity

Reading on Literal and Analytical Levels

Learning by Doing: Reading Analytically

e-Pages Learning By Doing: Reading Online

Generating Ideas from Reading

Learning from Another Writer: Critical Reading and Response

Alley Julseth: The New Literacy

*Learning by Doing: Reading Critically: Michael Shermer, "The Science of Righteousness"

Reading Online and Multimodal Texts

Learning by Doing: Reading a Web Site

Additional Writing Activities

3. Critical Thinking Processes

A Process of Critical Thinking

Getting Started

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Solve a Campus Problem

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Explore an Issue

Applying Critical Thinking to Academic Problems

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Respond to an Academic Problem

Supporting Critical Thinking with Evidence

Types of Evidence

Learning by Doing: Looking for Evidence

Testing Evidence

Using Evidence to Appeal to Your Audience

Logical Appeal (Logos)

Emotional Appeal (Pathos)

Ethical Appeal (Ethos)

Learning by Doing: Identifying Types of Appeals

Learning from Another Writer: Rhetorical Analysis

Student Rhetorical Analysis

Richard Anson: Young Americans and Media News

Presenting Your Critical Thinking

Learning by Doing: Testing Logical Patterns

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Logic

Avoiding Faulty Thinking

Learning by Doing: Analyzing Reasoning

*David Rothkopf: A Proposal to Draft America's Elderly

Additional Writing Activities

PART TWO: A Writer’s Situations

4. Recalling an Experience

Learning from Other Writers

  • Russell BakerThe Art of Eating Spaghetti
  • Robert G. Schreiner: Student EssayWhat Is a Hunter?

*e-Pages Howie Chackowicz

The Game Ain’t Over ‘til the Fatso Man Sings [Audio]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Recalling a Personal Experience

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Recalling from Photographs

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Creating Your Writing Space

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Stating the Importance of Your Experience

Learning by Doing: Selecting and Arranging Events

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Appealing to the Senses

Additional Writing Assignments

5. Observing a Scene

Learning from Other Writers

  • Eric LiuThe Chinatown Idea
  • *Alea Eyre: Student EssayStockholm

*e-Pages Multiple Photographers, Observing the Titanic: Past and Present [Visual Essay]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Observing a Scene

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Scenes from the News

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Enriching Sensory Detail

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Experimenting with Organization

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Strengthening Your Main Impression

Additional Writing Assignments

6. Interviewing a Subject

Learning from Other Writers

  • Farhad ManjooYou Will Want Google Goggles
  • Lorena A. Ryan-Hines: Student EssayLooking Backwards, Moving Forward

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Tiana Chavez, ASU Athletes Discuss Superstitions [Video]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Interviewing

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Surprising Interviews

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Analyzing Interview Questions

Learning by Doing: Transcribing Your Interview Notes

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Stating a Dominant Impression

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Screening Your Details

Additional Writing Assignments

7. Comparing and Contrasting

Learning from Other Writers

  • David BrooksThe Opportunity Gap
  • Jacob Griffin: Student EssayKarate Kid vs. Kung Fu Panda: A Race to the Olympics

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: National Geographic, Hurricane Katrina Pictures: Then & Now, Ruin and Rebirth [Visual Essay]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Comparing and Contrasting

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Comparing and Contrasting Experience of a Major Event

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Making a Comparison-and-Contrast Table

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Pinpointing Your Purpose

Learning by Doing: Building Cohesion with Transitions

Revising and Editing

Additional Writing Assignments

8. Explaining Causes and Effects

Learning from Other Writers

  • Jeffrey PfefferLay Off the Layoffs
  • Yun Yung Choi: Student EssayInvisible Women

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: The Real Effects of Drinking and Driving [Infographic]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Explaining Causes and Effects

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Causes and Effects

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Visualizing the Situation

Learning by Doing: Making a Cause-and-Effect Table

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Focusing Your Introduction

Revising and Editing

Additional Writing Assignments

9. Taking a Stand

Learning from Other Writers

  • Suzan Shown HarjoLast Rites for Indian Dead
  • Marjorie Lee Garretson: Student EssayMore Pro Than Cons in a Meat-Free Life

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: UNICEF, Dirty Water [Video]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Taking a Stand

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Writing Your Representative

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Asking Your Question

Learning by Doing: Supporting a Claim

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Refining Your Plans

Learning by Doing: Making Columns of Appeals

Revising and Editing

Take Action Strengthening Support for a Stand

Recognizing Logical Fallacies

Additional Writing Assignments

10. Proposing a Solution

Learning from Other Writers

  • Wilbert RideauWhy Prisons Don’t Work
  • Lacey Taylor: Student EssayIt's Not Just a Bike

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Corey Neistat, Texting While Walking [Video]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Proposing a Solution

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Proposing a Solution to a Local Problem

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Describing Your Audience

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Making Problem-Solution Columns

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Revising for Clear Organization

Additional Writing Assignments

11. Evaluating and Reviewing

Learning from Other Writers

  • Scott TobiasThe Hunger Games
  • Elizabeth Erion: Student EssayInternship Program Falls Short

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Consumer Reports, Best Buttermilk Pancakes [Video]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Writing an Evaluation

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Evaluating Film

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Developing Criteria

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Stating Your Overall Judgment

Learning by Doing: Supporting Your Judgments

Revising and Editing

Additional Writing Assignments

12. Supporting a Position with Sources

Learning from Other Writers

  • Jake HalpernThe Popular Crowd
  • Abigail Marchand: Student EssayThe Family Dynamic

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Research Cluster [Text, Audio, Video]

Cary Tennis, Why am I Obsessed with Celebrity Gossip? [Advice Column]

Karen Sternheimer, Celebrity Relationships: Why Do We Care? [Video]

Tom Ashbrook and Ty Burr, from The Strange Power of Celebrity [Audio Interview]

Timothy J. Bertoni and Patrick D. Nolan, from Dead Men Do Tell Tales [Academic Paper]

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Supporting a Position with Sources

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Finding Credible Sources

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Selecting Reliable Sources

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Connecting Evidence and Thesis

The Academic Exchange

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Launching Your Sources

Learning by Doing: Checking Your Presentation of Sources

Take Action Integrating Source Information Effectively

Additional Writing Assignments

Part Three: Other Writing Situations

13. Responding to Literature

Using Strategies for Literary Analysis

Learning from Other Writers

Shirley Jackson

The Lottery

Preparing to Write a Literary Analysis

Jonathan Burns: Student Literary Analysis

The Hidden Truth: An Analysis of Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery"

A Glossary of Terms for Literary Analysis [two-page spread]

Learning by Writing: Literary Analysis

The Assignment: Analyzing a Literary Work

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Recommending Fiction to a Friend

Generating Ideas

Learning by Doing: Developing Your Literary Analysis

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Developing Your Thesis

Take Action Strengthening Literary Analysis

Revising and Editing

Learning from Another Writer: Synopsis

Jonathan Burns: Student Synopsis

A Synopsis of "The Lottery"

Learning by Writing: Synopsis

The Assignment: Writing a Synopsis of a Story by Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin

The Story of an Hour

Learning from Another Writer: Paraphrase

Jonathan Burns: Student Paraphrase

A Paraphrase from "The Lottery"

Learning by Doing: Collaborating on a Paraphrase

Learning by Writing: Paraphrase

The Assignment: Writing a Paraphrase of a Poem

Additional Writing Assignments

14. Responding to Visual Representations

Using Strategies for Visual Analysis

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Your College or University’s Web Site

Level One: Seeing the Big Picture

Source, Purpose, and Audience

Prominent Element

Focal Point

Learning by Doing: Seeing the Big Picture

Level Two: Observing the Characteristics of an Image

Cast of Characters

Story of the Image

Design and Arrangement

Artistic Choices

Learning by Doing: Observing Characteristics

Level Three: Interpreting an the Meaning of an Image

General Feeling or Mood

Sociological, Political, Economic, or Cultural Attitudes

Language

Signs and Symbols

Themes

Learning by Doing: Interpreting Meaning

Learning from Another Writer: Visual Analysis

Rachel Steinhaus: Student Analysis of an Advertisement

"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit"

Learning by Writing

The Assignment: Analyzing a Visual Representation

Generating Ideas

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Revising and Editing

Learning from Another Writer: Visual Essay

e-Pages Shannon Kintner: Student Visual Essay

Charlie Living with Autism

Additional Writing Assignments

15. Writing Online

Getting Started

Learning by Doing: Identifying Online Writing Expectations

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Tracking Your Time Online

Class Courtesy

Online Ethics

Learning by Doing: Making Personal Rules

Common Online Writing Situations

Messages to Your Instructor

Learning by Doing: Finding a College Voice

Learning from Other Writers: Messages to Your Instructor

e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: The Portland State University Writing Center, Sample Email to an Instructor

Learning by Doing: Contacting Your Instructor

Online Profile

Learning by Doing: Posting a Personal Profile

Learning by Doing: Introducing a Classmate

Online Threaded Discussions or Responses

Learning from Other Writers: Threaded Discussion

Learning by Doing: Joining a Threaded Discussion

File Management

Learning by Doing: Preparing a Template

Learning by Doing: Organizing Your Files

Additional Writing Assignments

16. Writing and Presenting Under Pressure

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Using Visuals

Essay Examinations

Preparing for the Exam

Learning from Another Writer: Essay Exam

David Ian Cohn: Student Essay Answer

Response to Psychology Question

Generating Ideas

Planning for Typical Exam Questions

Learning by Doing: Asking Questions

Drafting: The Only Version

Revising: Rereading and Proofing

Short-Answer Examinations

Timed Writings

Learning by Doing: Thinking Fast

Online Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Understanding Portfolio Assessment

Tips for Keeping a Portfolio

Oral Presentations

Learning by Doing: Pairing Up to Practice

Learning from Other Writers: Visuals for Oral Presentations

Andrew Dillon Bustin: Face-to-Face Class Presentation

Traditional Urban Design

e-Pages Frank Deford, Mind Games: Football and Head Injuries [Audio]

Additional Writing Assignments

17. Writing in the Workplace

Guidelines for Writing in the Workplace

Know Your Purpose

Keep Your Audience in Mind

Use an Appropriate Tone

Present Information Carefully

E-Mail

Format for E-mail

Résumés and Application Letters

Résumés

Application Letters

Learning by Doing: Planning a Job Application

Business Letters

Format for Business Letters

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Considering Job Advertisements

Memoranda

Format for Memoranda

Brochures and Presentation Visuals

Format for Brochures

Format for Presentation Visuals

Additional Writing Assignments

PART FOUR: A Writer’s Strategies

18. Strategies: A Case Study

Generating Ideas

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Rough Draft with Peer and Instructor Responses

Learning by Doing: Responding as a Peer

Revising and Editing

Revised and Edited Draft

Final Draft for Submission

Erin Schmitt: Student Essay

Mr. Hertli

Reflecting as a Writer

Learning by Doing: Writing a Reflective Letter

Reflective Portfolio Letter

19. Strategies for Generating Ideas

Finding Ideas

Building from Your Assignment

Learning by Doing: Building from Your Assignment

Brainstorming

Learning by Doing: Brainstorming

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Brainstorming from a Video

Freewriting

Learning by Doing: Freewriting

Doodling or Sketching

Learning by Doing: Doodling or Sketching

Mapping

Learning by Doing: Mapping

Imagining

Learning by Doing: Imagining

Asking a Reporter’s Questions

Learning by Doing: Asking a Reporter’s Questions

Seeking Motives

Learning by Doing: Seeking Motives

Keeping a Journal

Learning by Doing: Keeping a Journal

Getting Ready

Setting Up Circumstances

Preparing Your Mind

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Generating Ideas

20. Strategies for Stating a Thesis and Planning

Shaping Your Topic for Your Purpose and Your Audience

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Thesis

Learning by Doing: Considering Purpose and Audience

Stating and Using a Thesis

Learning by Doing: Identifying Theses

How to Discover a Working Thesis

Learning by Doing: Discovering a Thesis

How to State a Thesis

Learning by Doing: Examining Thesis Statements

How to Improve a Thesis

Take Action Building a Stronger Thesis

How to Use a Thesis to Organize

Learning by Doing: Using a Thesis to Preview

Organizing Your Ideas

Grouping Your Ideas

Learning by Doing: Clustering

Outlining

Learning by Doing: Moving from Outline to Thesis

Learning by Doing: Responding to an Outline

Learning by Doing: Outlining

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Planning

21. Strategies for Drafting

Making a Start Enjoyable

Restarting

Paragraphing

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Identifying Topic Sentences and Transitions

Using Topic Sentences

Learning by Doing: Shaping Topic Sentences

Writing an Opening

Writing a Conclusion

Learning by Doing: Opening and Concluding

Adding Cues and Connections

Learning by Doing: Identifying Transitions

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Drafting

22. Strategies for Developing

e-pages Learning by Doing: Editing Sentences

Giving Examples

Learning by Doing: Giving Examples

Providing Details

Learning by Doing: Providing Details

Defining

Learning by Doing: Developing an Extended Definition

Reasoning Inductively and Deductively

Learning by Doing: Reasoning Inductively and Deductively

Analyzing a Subject

Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Subject

Analyzing a Process

Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Process

Dividing and Classifying

Learning by Doing: Dividing and Classifying

Comparing and Contrasting

Learning by Doing: Comparing and Contrasting

Identifying Causes and Effects

Learning by Doing: Identifying Causes and Effects

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Developing

23. Strategies for Revising and Editing

Re-viewing and Revising

Revising for Purpose and Thesis

Revising for Audience

Revising for Structure and Support

Learning by Doing: Tackling Macro Revision

Working with a Peer Editor

Meeting with Your Instructor

Decoding Your Instructor’s Comments

Revising for Emphasis, Conciseness, and Clarity

Stressing What Counts

Cutting and Whittling

Keeping It Clear

Learning by Doing: Tackling Micro Revision

Editing and Proofreading

Editing

Proofreading

Learning by Doing: Editing and Proofreading

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Revising and Editing

24. Strategies for Future Writing

Transferring Knowledge

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Researching Genre

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on How to Transfer Knowledge

What Do They Want?

Analyzing Expectations

Connecting Expectations and Assessments

Learning by Doing: Decoding an Assignment

What Is It?

Uncovering Assumptions

Analyzing Genre Models

Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Genre Model

How Do I Write It?

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on New Assignments

Learning from Another Writer: A Multi-Genre History Assignment

Professor Laird: Term Paper Assignment

Selections from Student Term Paper: Benjamin Reitz, Historical Situation

Learning from Another Writer: A Philosophy of Teaching Portfolio

Selections from a Student Portfolio: Maria Thompson, Philosophy as Autobiography

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Resources for the Future

A Writer’s Reader

[* indicates reading new to this edition]

Introduction: Reading to Write

25. Families

* Terrell Jermaine Starr, How My Illiterate Grandmother Raised an Educated Black Man

* Sandra Cisneros, Only Daughter

*Anna Quindlen, Evan's Two Moms

* Dagoberto Gilb, Mi Mommy

Paired Essays

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

Richard Rodriguez, Public and Private Language

*e-Pages StrategyOne editors, Once a Mother, Always a Mother [Infographic]

*e-Pages Good/Column Five editors, Paternity Leave around the World [Infographic]

26. Men and Women

Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space

Anjula Razdan, What's Love Got to Do With It?

*William Deresziewicz, A Man. A Woman. Just Friends?

Judy Brady, I Want a Wife

Paired Essays

Robert Jensen, The High Cost of Manliness

*Julie Zeilinger, Guys Suffer from Oppressive Gender Roles Too

*e-Pages Deborah Tannen, Who Does the Talking Here? [Text]

*e-Pages Jed Conklin, Boxing Beauties [Visual Essay]

27. Popular Culture

*Mike Haynie, As Attitudes Shift on P.T.S.D., Media Slow to Remove Stigma

Kate Dailey and Abby Ellin, America's War on the Overweight

*Katha Pollitt, Hunger Games Feral Feminism

*James McBride, Full Circle

Paired Essays

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies

*Gerard Jones, Violent Media Is Good For Kids

*e-Pages Chuck Klosterman, My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead [Text]

*e-Pages Brad Shoup, "Harlem Shake" vs. History: Is the YouTube Novelty Hits Era That Novel? [Text]

28. Digital Living

Emily Yoffe, Seeking

*Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, Hyperconnected

David Gelernter , Computers Cannot Teach Children Basic Skills

Clive Thompson , The New Literacy

Paired Essays

*Elizabeth Stone, Grief in the Age of Facebook

*Libby Copeland, Is Facebook Making Us Sad?

e-Pages Sherry Turkle, How Computers Change the Way We Think [Text]

*e-Pages Off Book editors, Generative Art: Computers, Data, and Humanity [Video]

29. Explorations on Living Well

*Jhumpa Lahiri, Rice

William Zinsser, The Right to Fail

*Gareth Cook, Getting It All Done

*Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Happiness Revisited

Paired Essays

Juliet Schor, The Creation of Discontent

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., In Defense of Consumerism

e-Pages Sarah Adams, Be Cool to the Pizza Dude [Audio and Text]

*e-Pages Brent Foster, Highway Angel [Video]

Book 3: A Writer’s Research Manual

Introduction: The Nature of Research

30. Planning Your Research Project

Beginning Your Inquiry

The Assignment: Writing from Sources

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Research

Asking a Research Question

Exploring Your Territory

Turning a Topic into a Question

Learning by Doing: Polling Your Peers

Surveying Your Resources

Using Keywords and Links

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Narrowing Online Research

Learning by Doing: Proposing Your Project

Managing Your Project

Recording Information

Starting a Research Archive

Learning by Doing: Interviewing a Researcher
Creating a Schedule

Learning by Doing: Planning Your Personal Schedule

Planning Collaborative Research

31. Working with Sources

Drawing the Details from Your Sources

Starting a Working Bibliography

Learning by Doing: Teaming Up for Source "Warm-Ups"

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Practicing with Online Sources

Source Navigator: Article in a Print Magazine

Source Navigator: Article in a Scholarly Journal from a Database

Source Navigator: Book

Source Navigator: Page from a Web Site

Capturing Information in Your Notes

Quoting

Paraphrasing

Summarizing

Mixing Methods

Learning by Doing: Capturing Information from Sources

Developing an Annotated Bibliography

Learning by Doing: Writing an Annotation

32. Finding Sources

Searching the Internet

Finding Recommended Internet Resources

Selecting Search Engines

Learning by Doing: Comparing Web Searches

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Comparing Google and Database Searches

Conducting Advanced Electronic Searches

Finding Specialized Online Materials

Searching the Library

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Your Library Orientation Session

Learning by Doing: Brainstorming for Search Terms

Searching Library Databases

Learning by Doing: Comparing Databases

Learning by Doing: Comparing Google and Database Searches

Using Specialized Library Resources

Finding Sources in the Field

Interviewing

Observing

Using Questionnaires

Corresponding

Attending Public and Online Events

Reconsidering Your Field Sources

33. Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Library and Internet Sources

Learning by Doing: Evaluating Your Sources

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Evaluating Online Sources

Who Is the Author?

Who Else Is Involved?

What Is the Purpose?

When Was the Source Published?

Where Did You Find the Source?

Why Would You Use This Source?

How Would This Source Contribute to Your Paper?

Learning by Doing: Adding Useful Sources

Reconsidering Purpose and Thesis

34: Integrating Sources

Using Sources Ethically

Capturing, Launching, and Citing Evidence

Quoting and Paraphrasing Accurately

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Quoting and Paraphrasing Accurately

Summarizing Concisely

Avoiding Plagiarism

Launching Source Material

Learning by Doing: Connecting Your Sources

Citing Each Source Clearly

Take Action Integrating and Synthesizing Sources

Learning by Doing: Launching and Citing Your Sources

Synthesizing Ideas and Sources

Learning by Doing: Synthesizing Your Sources

35. Writing Your Research Paper

Planning and Drafting

Using Your Sources to Support Your Ideas

Launching and Citing Your Sources as You Draft

Beginning and Ending

Learning by Doing: Focusing Your Point

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Practicing Beginnings

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Meeting Expectations

Documenting Sources

Learning by Doing: Presenting Your Findings

Additional Writing Assignments

36. MLA Style for Documenting Sources

Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style

Take Action Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style

Who Wrote It?

What Type of Source Is It?

How Are You Capturing the Source Material?

Listing Sources in MLA Style

Who Wrote It?

What Type of Source Is It?

A Sample MLA Research Paper

Candace Rardon, Meet Me in the Middle: The Student, the State, and the School

37. APA Style for Documenting Sources

Citing Sources in APA Style

Who Wrote It?

Take Action Citing and Listing Sources in APA Style

What Type of Source Is It?

How Are You Capturing the Source Material?

Listing Sources in APA Style

Who Wrote It?

What Type of Source Is It?

A Sample APA Research Paper

Jenny Lidington, Sex Offender Lists: A Never Ending Punishment

Book 4: A Writer’s Handbook

Introduction: Grammar, or The Way Words Work

Learning by Doing: Asking What You Need to Know

38. Grammatical Sentences

1. Sentence Fragments

2. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

3. Verbs

4. Subject-Verb Agreement

5. Pronoun Case

6. Pronoun Reference

7. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

8. Adjectives and Adverbs

9. Shifts

39. Effective Sentences

Learning by Doing: Focusing on Sentences

10. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

11. Incomplete Sentences

12. Mixed Constructions and Faulty Predication

13. Parallel Structure

14. Coordination and Subordination

15. Sentence Variety

40. Word Choice

16. Appropriateness

17. Exact Words

18. Bias-Free Language

19. Wordiness

41. Punctuation

Learning by Doing: Tackling Punctuation Patterns

20. End Punctuation

21. Commas

22. Semicolons

23. Colons

24. Apostrophes

25. Quotation Marks

26. Dashes

27. Parentheses, Brackets, and Ellipses

42. Mechanics

Learning by Doing: Justifying Conventions

28. Abbreviations

29. Capital Letters

30. Numbers

31. Italics

32. The Hyphen

33. Spelling

34. A Glossary of Troublemakers

Answers for Lettered Exercises

Appendices and Other Resources

Quick Format Guide

A. Following the Format for an Academic Paper

B. Integrating and Crediting Visuals

C. Preparing a Document Template

D. Solving Common Format Problems

E. Designing Other Documents for Your Audience

Quick Research Guide

A. Defining Your Quest

B. Searching for Recommended Sources

C. Evaluating Possible Sources

D. Capturing, Launching, and Citing Evidence from Sources

E. Citing and Listing Sources in MLA or APA Style

Quick Editing Guide

A. Editing for Common Grammar Problems

B. Editing to Ensure Effective Sentences

C. Editing for Common Punctuation Problems

D. Editing for Common Mechanics Problems

Index

Proofreading Symbols

Correction Symbols

A Guide to the Handbook

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Cannot be read on android devices!

    WHERE IS NOOK STUDY FOR ANDROID USERS????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

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