The College Writer's Reference / Edition 5

The College Writer's Reference / Edition 5

by Toby Fulwiler, Alan R. Hayakawa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205659845

ISBN-13: 9780205659845

Pub. Date: 06/15/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The College Writer's Reference, Fifth Edition, offer the elements of a traditional handbook and reliable writing discourse with an updated Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) approach. This new edition includes helpful WAC boxes, coverage of visual rhetoric, advice on practical communication in the workplace, and an updated design, all from the author team you trust.

Overview

The College Writer's Reference, Fifth Edition, offer the elements of a traditional handbook and reliable writing discourse with an updated Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) approach. This new edition includes helpful WAC boxes, coverage of visual rhetoric, advice on practical communication in the workplace, and an updated design, all from the author team you trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205659845
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Box Lists     v
Preface     vii
Reading and Writing in College     1
Why Writing Matters     3
What is the purpose!
Who is the audience?
What is the situation?
What is your writing voice?
The Writing Process     8
Planning
Composing
Researching
Revising
Editing
If English is your second language
Keeping a Journal     12
Journals in the writing class
Journals across the curriculum
Journals for personal expression
Strategies for Starting     17
Brainstorm to find ideas
Freewrite to advance ideas
Cluster to connect ideas
Outline to organize ideas
Question to test ideas
Reading and Writing with Images     22
The elements of composition
Words
Color
Composing College Papers     31
Reflecting on Experience     33
Character (who)
Subject (what)
Setting (where)
Seguence (when)
Theme (why)
Perspective (how)
Shaping the whole paper
Explaining Concepts     45
Writing to explain
Finding a topic
Developing a thesis
Using strategies to explain
Organizing with logic
Maintaining a neutral perspective
Shaping the whole paper
Arguing Positions     62
Selecting an issue
Analyzing an issue
Developing an argument
Organizing the paper
Shaping the whole paper
Writing About Literature     76
Presenting a text
Exploring atext
Finding a topic
Developing an interpretation
Shaping the whole paper
Using secondary sources
The Revising Process     84
General revising strategies
Focused revising strategies
The Research Process     91
Beginning the Research Process     93
Keeping a research log
Finding a topic
Developing a research question
Formulating a working thesis
Using the writing process
Conducting Library Research     99
Planning library research
Finding sources of information
Taking notes
Conducting Internet Research     106
Search engines
Limiting your search
Search strategies
E-mail, lists, and newsgroups
Conducting Field Research     112
Observing places
Interviewing people
Conducting surveys
Evaluating Research Sources     116
Evaluating library sources
Evaluating Internet sources
Evaluating field sources
Using Research Sources     125
Organizing sources
Integrating information
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Identifying Internet sources in signal phrases
Incorporating visual images
Avoiding Plagiarism     136
What plagiarism is
What plagiarism is not
Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism
Writing in the Disciplines (MLA, APA, CMS)     143
Understanding Differences Among the Disciplines     145
Differences among disciplines
Similarities among disciplines
MLA: Writing in Languages and Literature      150
Aims
Style
Guidelines for formatting manuscripts
Guidelines for in-text citations
Conventions for the list of Works Cited
Documenting books
Documenting periodicals
Documenting electronic sources
Documenting other sources
Student paper: MLA style
APA: Writing in the Social Sciences     191
Aims
Style
Guidelines for formatting manuscripts
Guidelines for in-text citations
Guidelines for the APA References page
Documenting books
Documenting periodicals
Documenting online sources
Documenting other sources
Informal research paper: APA style
CMS: Writing in the Arts and Humanities     224
Aims
Style
Guidelines for formatting manuscripts
Guidelines for CMS documentation
Documenting books: First reference
Documenting periodicals: First reference
Writing in the Physical and Biological Sciences     240
Aims
Style
Number systems: Documenting sources
Writing in Business     246
Aims
Style
Common forms of writing in business
Presenting and Publishing     257
Designing Printed Documents     259
Objectives of design
Layout
Typography
Graphics
Illustrations
Writing for the Internet     264
Writing for the Web
E-mail and newsgroups
Weblogs
Writing for the World     271
Reports
Pamphlets and brochures
Newsletters
Press releases
Advocacy
Portfolios and Class Books     279
Writing portfolios
Course portfolios
Story portfolios
Class books
Oral Presentations     285
Interpreting the assignment
Preparing a speaking text
Speaking in public
Creative options
Editing: Clarity     291
The Editing Process     293
Paragraph Structure     294
Unity
Internal organization
Coherence
Strong Openings     301
Opening strategies
Sharper openings
Thoughtful Closings     305
Rhetorical questions
Genuine questions
Concise summary
Call to action
Implications
Concise Language     308
Generalities
Idle words
Redundancy
Pretentious language
Euphemisms
Vital Sentences     312
Specific subjects
Concrete terms
Action verbs
Changing nouns back to verbs
Active voice
The Right Word     316
Dictionaries, thesauruses, and usage guides
Roots, prefixes, and suffixes
Denotations and connotations
Idiomatic expressions
Slang, regionalisms, and colloquialisms
Jargon
Figurative language
Cliches
Unbiased Language     325
Stereotypes
Group labels
Gender-neutral language
Proofreading     330
Editing: Grammar     333
Sentence Patterns     335
Types of sentences
Relationships between equal ideas (coordination)
Hierarchy of ideas (subordination)
Parallel structures
Sentence Fragments     344
Missing verbs or subjects
Dependent clause fragments
Intentional fragments
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences     346
Using a comma and a coordinating conjunction
Adding a semicolon
Adding a colon
Writing separate sentences
Using subordination
Creating one independent clause
Shifts and Mixed Constructions     350
In person and number
In tense
In mood
In voice and subject
Between direct and indirect quotation
Mixed constructions
Illogical constructions
Faulty predication
Verbs     355
Standard verb forms
Irregular verb forms
Sit and set, lie and lay
Auxiliary verbs
Tense
Mood
Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement     368
In person and number
Interruptions between subject and verb
Subject following the verb
With linking verbs
With subjects joined by and
With subjects joined by or and nor
With collective nouns
With indefinite pronouns
With who, which, and that
With nouns ending in -s, nouns that specify amounts, and titles
Pronouns     377
Reference
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
Case
Adjectives and Adverbs     387
Adjective or adverb?
After verbs
Commonly confused modifiers
Comparatives and superlatives
Avoiding double negatives
Modifier Placement     392
Misplaced
Squinting
Dangling
Disruptive
Grammar Terms     395
Elements of a sentence
Parts of speech
Classifying sentences
Editing: Punctuation     415
Commas     417
To connect independent clauses
After introductory elements
To set off nonessential information
To set off parenthetical elements
Between items in a series
Between equal modifiers
To set off contrast elements, tag sentences, and direct address
With quotations
With numbers, dates, names, and places
To prevent misreading
Semicolons     425
Between clauses
With transitional expressions to join two independent clauses
Between items in a series containing commas
Colons     426
As marks of introduction
In time references, biblical citations, titles, and business communication
End Punctuation     429
Periods
Question marks
Exclamation points
Apostrophes     432
To show possession
In plurals of words used as words, letters, numbers, and symbols
To form contractions
Quotation Marks     435
For direct quotations
For dialogue
For certain titles
For special purposes
With other punctuation
Parentheses and Brackets     441
Parentheses
Brackets
Dashes, Slashes, and Ellipsis Points     444
Dashes
Ellipsis points
Slashes
Editing: Conventions of Written English     447
Spelling     449
Commonly confused words
Spelling rules
Capitalization     457
First word of a sentence
Quotations and lines of poetry
Proper nouns
Titles
Capitalization and punctuation
Hyphens     462
At the ends of lines
After some prefixes
In compound words
Numbers, fractions, and units of measure
Numbers     464
Figures or spelled-out numbers?
Conventional uses of numbers
Abbreviations     466
Titles and degrees
With numbers
Degrees, numbers, and units of measure
Symbols
Geographic names
Common Latin abbreviations
Acronyms and initials
Italics and Underlining     470
For titles of major works
For individual trains, ships, and planes
For foreign words
For words as words and for letters as symbols
For emphasis
Glossary/Indexes     473
Glossary of Usage     475
ESL Index
Index
Credits
WAC Box List
Editing Symbols

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