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Overview

Transforming student and instructor expectations for textbooks, The DK Handbook presents information in newly accessible, scientifically tested, and student-friendly ways.

Never before seen in the handbook market, The DK Handbook’s design is a true marriage of visual and textual content, in which each topic is presented in self-contained, two-page spreads for at-a-glance referencing. Explanations are concise and “chunked” to be more approachable and appealing for today’s readers, and accompanying visuals truly teach — making concepts and processes visible to students. The ground-breaking layout creates a consistent look and feel that helps students connect with the material, find information, and recognize solutions to writing problems they often don’t have names for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205743322
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A PROCESS FOR COMPOSING

What is composing?

What is rhetoric?

Audience

Purpose

Context

Strategies

Rhetoric and a process for composing a research paper

Understanding your project or assignment

2. FINDING IDEAS

Composing to learn and composing to communicate

A research process

Getting started with research

Finding a topic

Narrowing a topic

How do you know when you have a narrowed topic?

Other strategies for narrowing a topic

Questions to guide research

Using research questions to develop a topic

Kinds of sources, kinds of research

Kinds of research

Determining where to research

Choosing sources

Choosing sources–books

Choosing sources–periodicals

Choosing sources–webpages

Finding sources

Library research

Using library indexes

Using library catalogs

Using library journal databases

Steps in using databases

Online research

Search engines and directories

Online references

Online newspapers

Government sources

Archival and special collection sources

Field research sources

Interviews

Observations

Surveys

What if you can’t find anything on your narrowed topic?

Keeping track of sources

Starting a paper

3. ANALYZING ARGUMENTS AND EVALUATING SOURCES

What is analysis?

Understanding and analyzing texts

Developing a sense of the author

Understanding appeals to emotion

Understanding arrangement and logic

A sample analysis essay

Analyzing arguments

Thesis statements

What counts as evidence?

Expert testimony

Personal experience

Analogies

Facts

Field research

Shared values

Examples

Further questions to guide critical reading

Critical reading

Sample argumentative essay

A sample rhetorical analysis

Questions to guide critical looking

A sample analysis of a visual text

Evaluating sources

Evaluating sources for relevance

Sample sources

Evaluating sources for credibility: Print

Sample sources

Evaluating sources for credibility: Online

Sample sources

Researching ethically

Shared culture, academic research, and fair use

Developing a thesis statement

4. CONNECTING WITH AUDIENCES

Understanding your audience

Characteristics your audience might share

What do people know, think, and feel about the issue?

Making audiences real and specific

Some complexities of audience

Developing a statement of purpose

Starting to write for an audience

How to write a statement of purpose

Choices a writer can make based on a statement of purpose

A sample rough draft

Developing a revision plan

Writing for different kinds of audiences

Academic audiences

Workplace audiences

5. ORGANIZING AND SHAPING TEXTS

What is organization?

Organization and medium

Organization, audience, and genre

Online genres

Email

Blogs and other social networking websites

Popular genres

Letters to the editor

Letters of complaint

Magazine articles

Academic genres in the disciplines

Writing in the humanities

Writing in the sciences

Writing in the social sciences

Workplace genres

Memos

Resumes

Cover letters

Shaping paragraphs for audience and purpose

Unified and coherent paragraphs

Paragraphs that develop

Paragraphs that describe

Paragraphs that define

Paragraphs that narrate

Paragraphs that give examples

Paragraphs that use analogy

Paragraphs that divide

Paragraphs that blend organizations

Visual organization

Major elements of texts that mix words, pictures, and other visual pieces

Building visual organizations

Make some elements stand out

Group elements or make them similar

Align elements

Organization for oral presentations

The parts of an oral presentation

Other organizational features

Figuring out what to do with a paragraph that is too long

6. WRITING FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES

Varieties of English

Language standardization and language variety

Academic English

English as a global language

Writing English when English is not your home language

Writing as a second language

Multilingual writers writing in English

Using inclusive language

How do you show respect for your readers?

Including all ethnicities

Including all ages

Including all genders

Including all abilities

Including all sexual orientations

Including all religions

Using an ESL dictionary

7. COMPOSING WITH STYLE

Style and audience

Style in writing

Clarity, concision, coherence, emphasis, engagement

Styling words

Dictionary definitions and associations

The names we use

Action verbs

Concrete nouns

Clichés

Jargon

Too many words

Styling sentences

Academic sentences

Sentences that are easy to read

Using coordination and subordination

Parallelism

Figurative language

Styling paragraphs

Concluding paragraphs

Introductory paragraphs

Transitions between paragraphs

Passive voice

Style in visual texts

Typography

Headings

Color

Style in oral presentations

Body language and gestures

Using visual supports

8. DOCUMENTING

Why cite and document sources?

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism–or misuse of sources?

Tips for avoiding plagiarism

Four facets of citing and documenting

Quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing

Quoting the words of others

Summarizing the words of others

Paraphrasing the words of others

Five kinds of sources

Collecting citation information from printed books

Collecting citation information when you are citing part of a printed book

Collecting citation information when you are citing printed periodicals

Collecting citation information when you are citing webpages

Citation information for databases to journals

Collecting citation information for other kinds of sources

MLA Documentation

MLA documentation for in-text citations

Variations on the pattern

MLA documentation for works cited

For books

For parts of books

For articles from periodicals

For webpages other than databases

For texts from online databases

For other kinds of texts

Author’s name

Titles

Website titles

A very long URL

Place of publication

Year of publication

Periodical volume and date

Page numbers for articles from periodicals

Additional information

A works cited page in MLA format

For other kinds of texts

Sample paper in MLA format

Guide to MLA documentation models

APA Documentation

APA documentation and in-text citations

Variations on the pattern

APA documentation for reference list entries

For periodical sources

For nonperiodical sources

Author's name

Year of publication

Titles

Additional information

Place of publication

Periodical volume and issue

For online texts

For other kinds of sources

A references page in APA format

Guide to APA documentation models

CSE Documentation

CSE references

CSE in-text citations

Details of the patterns

CSE sample references

Chicago Manual of Style documentation and in-text citations

CMS in-text citations and footnotes

CMS sample references

9. EDITING AND PROOFREADING YOUR WORK

Editing and proofreading

Grammar

There are 4 sentence functions

There are 4 sentence patterns

Simple sentences 1 / 2

Simple sentences 3

Subjects and predicates

More on predicates

Compound subjects and predicates

Prepositional phrases

Compound sentences

Complex sentences: Working with independent and dependent clauses

Complex sentences with adverb clauses

Compound-complex sentences

Avoiding sentence fragments

Avoiding run-on sentences

Parts of speech

Nouns

Pronouns

Choosing the expected personal pronoun

Pronoun agreement

Adjectives

Articles

Verbs

The tenses of English verbs

Using the tenses of English verbs in academic writing

Shifting verb tenses

Subject-verb agreement

The subjunctive mood of English verbs

Adverbs

Prepositions

Conjunctions

Avoiding shifts in grammatical forms

Shifts in person and number

Shifts in voice

Shifts in levels of formality

Avoiding misplaced and dangling modifiers

Punctuation

Commas

With numbers, place names, and dates

When you are quoting the words of others

To separate words in lists

To build sentences with multiple parts

When not to use commas

Semicolons

To separate the ideas in a list

To join two sentences

Colons

In certain conventional patterms

To prepare readers for information at the end of a sentence

To link two sentences

Parentheses

To explain abbreviations

For numbers in lists

For in-text citations

To add information

Dashes

Brackets

Hyphens

Slashes

Ellipses

Quotation marks

For titles of short works

To indicate you are using a word as a word

To indicate technical terms

To show irony

To indicate direct quotation

To indicate speech

Apostrophes

Periods

Question marks

Exclamation points

Mechanics

Using italics and underlining

Spelling

Using spell checkers

Capitalizing words

Abbreviations

Numbers

Glossary of grammatical terms and usage

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