The Blair Handbook / Edition 5

The Blair Handbook / Edition 5

by Toby Fulwiler, Alan R. Hayakawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131935364

ISBN-13: 9780131935365

Pub. Date: 01/20/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Why do students take writing classes?

Why is writing important?

If you are a good writer, you with succeed in school and in life.

The Blair Handbook, Fifth Edition, offers the best coverage of the writing process and writing across the curriculum. Your handbook is one of the most important tools you have to improve your writing.  This essential

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Overview

Why do students take writing classes?

Why is writing important?

If you are a good writer, you with succeed in school and in life.

The Blair Handbook, Fifth Edition, offers the best coverage of the writing process and writing across the curriculum. Your handbook is one of the most important tools you have to improve your writing.  This essential reference to be used for a lifetime also gives you and your instructors access to valuable resources, including a Web site and more!

Go to www.prenhall.com/fulwiler to find tutoring, self-grading exercises, instructional videos, and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131935365
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/20/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
974
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Questions and Answers about Writing2
2Reading Critically to Write Well11
3The Writing Process28
4Keeping a Journal42
5Writing for a Reason54
6Inventing and Discovering64
7Addressing Audiences72
8Finding a Voice80
9Recounting Experience90
10Explaining Things106
11Arguing Positions122
12Interpreting Texts149
13Reflecting on the World164
14Writing Research Essays178
15Conducting Library Research197
16Conducting Field Research225
17Using Sources233
18Documenting Sources: MLA Style249
19A Sampler of Research Essays279
20The Revising Process310
21Focused Revising320
22Responding to Writing334
23The Editing Process344
24Shaping Strong Paragraphs360
25Improving Openings and Conclusions374
26Strengthening Sentence Structure390
27Creating Emphasis and Variety411
28Building Vital Sentences427
29Being Concise and Direct444
30Adjusting Tone457
31Choosing the Right Word466
32Eliminating Biased Language490
33Eliminating Sentence Fragments502
34Correcting Fused Sentences and Comma Splices511
35Selecting Correct Verbs522
36Making Subjects and Verbs Agree549
37Using Adjectives and Adverbs565
38Positioning Modifiers Correctly576
39Clarifying Pronoun Reference585
40Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree595
41Choosing Pronoun Case602
42Making Sentences Consistent and Complete615
43End Punctuation628
44Commas634
45Semicolons659
46Colons666
47Apostrophes671
48Quotation Marks680
49Other Punctuation691
50Spelling704
51Capitalization720
52Hyphenation728
53Italics734
54Numbers739
55Abbreviations744
56Designing Documents754
57Creating Writing Portfolios766
58Making Oral Presentations773
59Writing across the Curriculum782
60Writing Essay Examinations785
61Writing in Languages and Literature791
62Writing in the Humanities796
63Writing the Social Sciences808
64Writing in the Physical Sciences825
65Writing in Business832
66Parts of Speech842
67The Elements of a Sentence857
68Sentence Classification and Sentence Patterns865
Glossary of Usage869
Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms884
ESL Index901
Index904

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