The Concise Wadsworth Handbook / Edition 3

The Concise Wadsworth Handbook / Edition 3

by Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell
     
 


Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to-guide for every kind of writing-in and out of the classroom. With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE CONCISE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student.… See more details below

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Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to-guide for every kind of writing-in and out of the classroom. With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE CONCISE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student. The handbook's numerous features-including checklists, "Close-up" boxes, computer tips, "Grammar Checker" boxes, and marginal cross-references-are valuable navigational tools that will help you understand and apply important concepts to your work. And, numerous exercises throughout the text allow you to practice at each stage of the writing, revising, and editing processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428291928
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


How to Use This Book. Introduction: Ten Habits of Successful Students. PART I: WRITING ESSAYS. 1. Understanding Purpose and Audience. 2. Planning an Essay. 3. Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material. 4. Drafting and Revising. 5. Writing Paragraphs. 6. Thinking Critically. 7. Writing Argumentative Essays. 8. Writing Essays about Literature. PART II: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. 9. Reading to Write. 10. Writing Essay Exams. 11. Writing for the Workplace. 12. Designing Effective Documents. 13. Designing a Web Site. PART III: SENTENCE STYLE. 14. Building Sentences. 15. Writing Varied Sentences. 16. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 17. Writing Concise Sentences. 18. Using Parallelism. 19. Choosing Words. PART IV: UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR. 20. Using the Parts of Speech. 21. Using Nouns and Pronouns. 22. Using Verbs. 23. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. 24. Revising Sentence Fragments. 25. Revising Run-ons. 26. Revising Agreement Errors. 27. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 28. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. PART V: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 29. Using End Punctuation. 30. Using Commas. 31. Using Semicolons. 32. Using Apostrophes. 33. Using Quotation Marks. 34. Using Other Punctuation Marks. PART VI: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 35. Improving Spelling. 36. Knowing When to Capitalize. 37. Using Italics. 38. Using Hyphens. 39. Using Abbreviations. 40. Using Numbers. PART VII: DOING RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES. 41. Writing a Research Paper. 42. Doing Library and Field Research. 43. Using and Evaluating Internet Sources. 44. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources. 45. Avoiding Plagiarism. 46. MLA Documentation Style. 47. APA Documentation Style. PART VIII: BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 48. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Glossary of Usage. Answers to Selected Exercises. Credits. Index. Correction

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