The College Writer's Reference / Edition 5

The College Writer's Reference / Edition 5

by Toby Fulwiler, Alan Hayakawa, Alan R. Hayakawa, Alan Hayakawa
     
 

This brief handbook offers the most focus on the writing process. The entire book is also available on the Internet, where it is fully searchable and customizable.

This writing handbook focuses on the writing process, the research process, document design, clarity, punctuation, grammar, and documentation.

This is a perfect reference for anyone wanting to

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Overview

This brief handbook offers the most focus on the writing process. The entire book is also available on the Internet, where it is fully searchable and customizable.

This writing handbook focuses on the writing process, the research process, document design, clarity, punctuation, grammar, and documentation.

This is a perfect reference for anyone wanting to produce effective written communications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131584624
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
MyCompLab Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IThe Writing Process1
1An Overview of the Writing Process3
2Planning9
3Inventing and Discovering17
4Journal Writing22
5Researching27
6Recounting Experience29
7Explaining Things36
8Interpreting Texts45
9Arguing Positions52
10Revising62
11Editing70
Pt. IIEditing for Effectiveness73
12Openings and Conclusions75
13Paragraphs81
14Sentence Structure87
15Sentence Emphasis and Variety97
16Sentence Vitality103
17Concise Writing110
18Word Choice115
19Unbaised Language124
20Glossary of Usage130
Pt. IIIEditing Grammar147
21Correcting Comma Splices and Fused Sentences149
22Eliminating Sentence Fragments155
23Selecting Correct Verbs161
24Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement176
25Choosing Pronouns186
26Using Adjectives and Adverbs200
27Positioning Modifiers207
28Eliminating Unnecessary Shifts and Mixed Constructions211
29Grammar Review217
Pt. IVEditing Punctuation241
30End Punctuation243
31Commas246
32Semicolons257
33Colons258
34Apostrophes261
35Quotation Marks265
36Other Punctuation272
Pt. VEditing Mechanics279
37Spelling281
38Capitalization290
39Hyphens296
40Italics299
41Numbers301
42Abbreviations304
43Document Preparation308
Pt. VIThe Research Process317
44Managing the Research Process319
45Conducting Research325
46Using Sources338
47MLA Documentation347
48APA Documentation375
49Other Documentation Styles394
ESL Index405
Index407

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