The Broadview Guide to Writing / Edition 5

The Broadview Guide to Writing / Edition 5

by Doug Babington, Don LePan, Maureen Okun, Victoria Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1554810000

ISBN-13: 9781554810000

Pub. Date: 02/12/2010

Publisher: Broadview Press

The Broadview Guide to Writing is a concise yet uncommonly thorough text with a fresh approach to the craft of essay writing. The first part of the book discusses the style and structure of essay writing, and includes a useful discussion of the intangibles involved in the writing process—such as confidence, perseverance, and a willingness to deal

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The Broadview Guide to Writing is a concise yet uncommonly thorough text with a fresh approach to the craft of essay writing. The first part of the book discusses the style and structure of essay writing, and includes a useful discussion of the intangibles involved in the writing process—such as confidence, perseverance, and a willingness to deal with criticism constructively. The second part of the book provides thorough coverage of grammar and usage in a comprehensive reference guide, ranging from the simplest mechanical issues (such as subject verb agreement) to subtle distinctions between words that have similar meanings. A wide range of examples is included throughout the book.

The fifth edition incorporates the 2008 changes to MLA Style guidelines for documentation and includes a number of other changes that make it far better suited than previous editions to the needs of American writers in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554810000
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
1,320,696
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION
INTRODUCTION

THE WRITING PROCESS

Voice Work

  • Confidence
    Audience
    Purpose
    Thesis Statement: Some Examples

Essential Activities

  • Reading and Note-taking
    Mapping
    Writer’s Block
    Dialogue

Double Fluency

  • Logical Fluency
    Reasoning

Subordination and Paragraphing

  • Connectives

Stylistic Fluency

  • Diction
    Figures of Speech
    Syntax
    Rhythm
    Voice
    Tone
    Revision
    Examinations and In-class Essays

Collaboration and Research

  • Using the Library
    Plagiarism
    Citation
    Proofreading
    Computers
    Criticism

Sample Essay (MLA Style)
What Limits to Freedom? Freedom of Expression and the Brooklyn Museum’s “Sensation” Exhibit

WRITING GRAMMATICALLY
Right and Wrong in Writing
Verbs

  • Verbs and Verb Tense Difficulties
    Mood: Indicative, Imperative, and Subjunctive
    Active and Passive Voice
    Dangling Constructions
    Sequence of Tenses
    Irregular or Difficult Verbs
    Infinitives, Gerunds, Objects: “To Be or Not To Be?”

Preposition Problems:“Up With Which I Will Not Put”
Nouns and Pronouns: Singular Difficulties
Pronouns: Who Cares About Whom?
Part-of-speech Conversions: A Question of Principle?

WORDS

Word Order Problems
One Word or Two?
Word Meanings: Are Cars Ever Stationery?
Usage: Word Conventions

PUTTING IDEAS TOGETHER

Paragraphing Argument

  • Fallacies

Joining Words

  • Words to Connect Ideas Opposed to Each Other
    Words to Join Linked or Supporting Ideas
    Words Used to Introduce Causes or Reasons
    Words Used to Introduce Results or Conclusions
    Words Used to Express Purpose
    Words Used to Introduce Examples
    Words Used to Indicate Alternatives
    Words Used to Show Degree or Extent
    That and Which
    Words Used to Make Comparisons
    Other Joining Words and Expressions

Sentence Combining

  • Combining
    Combining and Recombining
    Help with Some Grammatical Errors: Two More Examples
    Help with Reading Challenging Texts
    Gaining Awareness of Writing Style

STYLE

Slang and Informal English Wordiness Writing by Computer

  • Spell-check and Grammar-check
    The Internet
    Research Using the Internet
    Observing Netiquette
    Point-form Netiquette
    Plagiarism, Copyright, and the Web

Business Writing Academic Writing: Tense Situations Academic Writing: Different Subjects, Different Styles

  • Anthropology
    Art History
    Biology
    Business and Commerce
    Chemistry
    Economics
    English Studies
    History
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Politics
    Psychology
    Sociology

Bias-free Language

  • Bias-free Vocabulary: A Short List

“ESL”: FOR THOSE WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH

PUNCTUATION, FORMAT, AND SPELLING

Punctuation

  • The Period
    The Ellipsis
    The Comma
    The Question Mark
    The Exclamation Mark
    The Semicolon
    The Colon
    The Hyphen
    The Dash
    Parentheses
    Square Brackets
    The Apostrophe
    Quotation Marks
    Single Quotation Marks

Direct and Indirect Speech

  • Direct Speech
    Indirect Speech

Format and Spelling

  • Capitalization
    Abbreviations

Spelling

  • Spelling and Sound

DOCUMENTATION: MLA STYLE

MLA Style

  • About Parenthetical Referencing
    About Works Cited
    MLA Style Sample

DOCUMENTATION: APA, CHICAGO, CSE

APA Style

  • About In-text Citations
    About References
    APA Style Sample

Chicago Style

  • Chicago Style Sample

CSE Style

  • CSE Style Sample

Appendix 1: A Reference Guide to Basic Grammar

Parts of Speech

  • Nouns
    Pronouns
    Articles
    Adjectives
    Verbs
    Adverbs
    Prepositions
    Conjunctions

Parts of Sentences

  • Subject
    Object
    Predicate
    Clause
    Phrase
    Types of Clauses
    Types of Subordinate Clauses
    Type of Phrases
    Phrases and Clauses
    Parts of Speech and Parts of the Sentence

Appendix 2: Correction Key
Appendix 3: Essay Checklist
Index

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