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Now updated with expanded documentation, research, and academic writing coverage, The Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises continues to revolutionize the way handbooks present information. The design and approach of The Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises started with ideas and suggestions from real students, and thus it is uniquely successful when it comes to giving students the information they need in a format they will actually use. With unique visual guides and models for writing, research, and documentation, distinctive coverage of writing for different purposes, and Lester Faigley's clear, accessible explanations, The Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises has established itself as the best-selling handbook to enter the market in eighteen years. The Fourth Edition of this extraordinary handbook continues to lead the market with completely reorganized documentation chapters; new "maps" at the opening of the research and documentation chapters, to help students navigate the research process, as well as navigate and find answers in the handbook itself; and selected new "Student Writer" sections to demonstrate the messy, thoughtful processes that students go through when using and citing sources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205030057
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Series: Faigley Penguin Franchise Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lester Faigley holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the founding director of the Division (now Department) of Rhetoric and Writing at Texas in 1993, and he served as the 1996 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Faigley has published over twenty books and editions, including Fragments of Rationality (Pittsburgh, 1992), which received the MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize.

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Table of Contents

PART 1 Planning, Drafting, and Revising

1 Think as a Writer

a Think About What College Readers Expect

b Think About How to Persuade Others

c Think About Your Audience

d Think About Your Credibility

e Think About Your Purpose

2 Plan and Draft

a Establish Your Goals

b Explore Your Topic

c Write a Working Thesis

d Plan a Strategy

e Compose a Draft

f Write as a Member of a Team

3 Compose Paragraphs

a Focus Your Paragraphs

b Organize Your Paragraphs

c Make Your Paragraphs Coherent

d Consider Paragraph Length

e Write Effective Beginning and Ending Paragraphs

4 Rewrite, Edit, and Proofread

a Switch from Writer to Reader

b Learn Strategies for Rewriting

c Respond to Other Writers’ Drafts

d Edit for Particular Goals

e Proofread Carefully

f Learn to Edit the Writing of Others

PART 2 Analyzing, Reflecting, Informing, Arguing

5 Read and View with a Critical Eye

a Become a Critical Reader

b Read Actively

c Write Summaries

d Recognize Verbal Fallacies

e Become a Critical Viewer

f Recognize Visual Fallacies

6 Write an Analysis

a Understand the Goal of a Rhetorical Analysis

b Analyze the Context and the Text

c Organize and Write a Rhetorical Analysis

d Sample Rhetorical Analysis

e Analyze Images and Other Visual Texts

7 Write a Reflection

a Find a Reflective Topic

b Identify a Focus

c Organize and Write a Reflection

d Sample Reflective Essay

8 Write an Informative Essay

a Find an Informative Topic

b Narrow Your Topic and Write a Thesis

c Organize and Write an Informative Essay

d Sample Informative Essay

9 Write a Position Argument

a Position Arguments and Proposal Arguments

b Find an Arguable Topic and Make a Claim

c Organize and Write a Position Argument

d Sample Position Argument

10 Write a Proposal Argument

a Find an Arguable Topic and Make a Proposal

b Organize and Write a Proposal Argument

c Sample Proposal Argument

PART 3 Writing in the Disciplines

11 Learn to Write in Academic Disciplines

a Become an Academic Writer

b What Counts as Evidence in the Disciplines?

12 Write in Specific Genres

a Write an Essay Examination

b Write an Observation

c Write a Case Study

d Write a Lab Report in the Sciences

e Write a Letter of Application

f Write a Résumé

g Write a Business Memo

13 Write About Literature

a Become a Critical Reader of Literature

b Develop an Interpretation

c Write a Literary Analysis

d Sample Literary Analysis

PART 4 Designing and Presenting

14 Communicate in Multimedia

a Multimedia Composing

b Think About Verbal and Visual Relationships

c Design Documents

d Choose Type

e Create Tables, Charts, and Graphs

15 Design Presentations

a Plan a Presentation

b Design Visuals for a Presentation

c Deliver an Effective Presentation

PART 5 Planning Research and Finding Sources

Research Map

16 Plan Your Research

a Analyze the Research Task

b Set a Schedule

c Find and Narrow a Topic

d Determine What Kind of Research You Need

e Draft a Working Thesis

f Create a Working Bibliography

g Create an Annotated Bibliography

17 Find Sources

a Develop Strategies for Finding Sources

b Find Sources in Databases

c Find Sources on the Web

d Find Multimedia Sources

e Find Print Sources

f Keep Track of Sources

18 Evaluate Sources

a Determine the Relevance of Sources

b Determine the Quality of Sources

c Evaluate Database and Print Sources

d Evaluate Web Sources

19 Plan Field Research

a Know What You Can Obtain from Field Research

b Conduct Interviews

c Administer Surveys

d Make Observations

PART 6 Incorporating and Documenting Sources

Using Sources Map

20 Understand and Avoid Plagiarism

a Understand the Purposes of Sources

b What is Plagiarism?

c Avoid Plagiarism When Taking Notes

d Avoid Plagiarism When Quoting Sources

e Avoid Plagiarism When Summarizing and Paraphrasing

21 Use Sources Effectively

a Use Sources to Provide Evidence

b Use Sources as Points of Departure

c Decide When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

d Integrate Quotations

e Integrate Summaries and Paraphrases

f Integrate Visuals

22 Write and Revise the Research Project

a Revisit Your Research

b Plan Your Organization

c Write a Draft

d Review and Revise


MLA Documentation Map

23 MLA Documentation

a Writer at Work: Citing Sources in a MLA-Style Project

b Writer at Work: Creating the List of Work Cited

c In-Text Citations in MLA Style

d Illustrated Samples and Index of Works Cited in MLA Style

e Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, and Other Print Sources

f Books

g Library Database Sources

h Web Sources and Other Online Sources

i Visual Sources

j Multimedia Sources

k Informational Notes

l Sample Research Paper with MLA Documentation


APA Documentation Map

24 APA Documentation

a In-text Citations in APA Style

b Illustrated Samples and Index of References in APA Style

c Periodical Sources

d Books and Nonperiodical Sources

e Online Sources

f Visual, Computer, and Multimedia Sources

g Sample Paper with APA Documentation

25 CMS Documentation

a In-text Citations in CMS Style

b Documentation in CMS Style

c Books and Nonperiodical Sources

d Periodical Sources

e Online Sources

f Multimedia Sources

g Sample Pages with CMS Documentation

26 CSE Documentation

a In-text Citations in CSE Style

b References in CSE Style

c Books and Nonperiodical Sources

d Periodical Sources

e Online Sources

f Sample Pages with CSE Documentation

PART 7 Effective Style and Language

27 Write with Power

a Pay Attention to Verbs

b Stay Active

c Find Agents

d Vary Your Sentences

e Give Your Writing Personality

28 Write Concisely

a Eliminate Unnecessary Words

b Reduce Wordy Phrases

c Simplify Tangled Sentences

29 Write with Emphasis

a Manage Emphasis in Sentences

b Forge Links Across Sentences

c Use Parallel Structure with Parallel Ideas

d Use Parallel Structure with Lists

e Use Parallel Structure in Paragraphs

30 Find the Right Words

a Be Aware of Levels of Formality

b Be Aware of Denotation and Connotation

c Use Specific Language

d Use Effective Figurative Language

31 Write to Be Inclusive

a Be Aware of Stereotypes

b Be Inclusive About Gender

c Be Inclusive About Race and Ethnicity

d Be Inclusive About Other Differences

e Recognize International Varieties of English

PART 8 Understanding Grammar

32 Grammar Basics

a Sentence Basics

b Word Classes

c Clauses

d Phrases

e Sentence Types

33 Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

a Fragments

b Run-on Sentences

c Comma Splices

34 Subject-Verb Agreement

a Agreement in the Present Tense

b Singular and Plural Subjects

c Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects

d Collective Nouns as Subjects

e Inverted Word Order

f Amounts, Numbers, and Pairs

35 Verbs

a Basic Verb Forms

b Irregular Verbs

c Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

d Shifts in Tense

e Shifts in Mood

36 Pronouns

a Pronoun Case

b Pronoun Agreement

c Problems with Pronouns and Gender

d Vague Reference

37 Modifiers

a Choose the Correct Modifier

b Place Adjectives Carefully

c Place Adverbs Carefully

d Revise Disruptive Modifiers

e Revise Dangling Modifiers

PART 9 Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics

38 Commas

a Commas with Introductory Elements

b Commas with Compound Clauses

c Commas with Nonrestrictive Modifiers

d Commas with Items in a Series

e Commas with Coordinate Adjectives

f Commas with Quotations

g Commas with Dates, Numbers, Titles, and Addresses

h Commas to Avoid Confusion

i Unnecessary Commas

39 Semicolons and Colons

a Semicolons with Closely Related Main Clauses

b Semicolons Together with Commas

c Colons in Sentences

d Colons with Lists

40 Hyphens

a Hyphens with Compound Modifiers

b Hyphens with Compound Nouns

c Hyphens that Divide Words at the Ends of Lines

d Hyphens for Clarity

41 Dashes and Parentheses

a Dashes and Parentheses vs. Commas

b Dashes and Parentheses to Set Off Information

c Other Punctuation with Parentheses

d Other Punctuation with Dashes

42 Apostrophes

a Possessives

b Contractions and Omitted Letters

c Plurals of Letters, Symbols, and Words Referred to as Words

43 Quotation Marks

a Direct Quotations

b Titles of Short Works

c Other Uses of Quotation Marks

d Misuses of Quotation Marks

e Other Punctuation with Quotation Marks

44 Other Punctuation Marks

a Periods

b Question Marks

c Exclamation Points

d Brackets

e Ellipses

f Slashes

45 Write with Accurate Spelling

a Know the Limitations of Spelling Checkers

b Distinguish Homonyms

46 Capitalization and Italics

a Capital Letters

b Italics

47 Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers

a Abbreviations

b Acronyms

c Numbers

PART 10 If English Is Not Your First Language

48 Write in a Second Language

a Understand the Demands of Writing in a Second Language

b Use Your Native Language as a Resource

c Use Dictionaries

d Understand English Idioms

49 Nouns, Articles, and Prepositions

a Kinds of Nouns

b Count and Noncount Nouns

c Singular and Plural Forms

d Articles

e Prepositions

50 Verbs

a Types of Verbs

b Be Verbs

c Modal Auxiliary Verbs

d Verbs and Infinitives

e Verbs and -ing Verbals

f Conditional Sentences

g Participial Adjectives

h Phrasal Verbs

51 English Sentence Structure

a Subjects

b English Word Order

c Placement of Modifiers

d Adjectives with Prepositions

Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Usage


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