The DK Handbook with Exercises / Edition 2

The DK Handbook with Exercises / Edition 2

by Anne Frances Wysocki, Dennis A. Lynch
     
 

Transforming expectations for textbooks, The DK Handbook with Exercises 2/e 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

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Transforming expectations for textbooks, The DK Handbook with Exercises 2/e 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205741434
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Series:
Wysocki DK Franchise Series
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1

A PROCESS FOR COMPOSING

What is composing?

What is rhetoric?

Audience

Context

Purpose

Strategies

Rhetoric and a process for composing

Understanding your project or assignment

Part 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

Periodicals

Books

Webpages

Finding sources

Library research

Using library journal databases

Online research

Archives and special collections

Field research sources

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

Keeping track of sources

Starting a paper

Sample research questions

PART 3

ANALYZING ARGUMENTS AND EVALUATING SOURCES

What is analysis?

Understanding and analyzing texts

Developing a sense of the author

Understanding appeals to emotions

Understanding arrangement

sample analysis essay

Analyzing arguments

Thesis statements

What counts as evidence

Further questions to guide critical reading

Critical reading

Sample annotated argument

Sample rhetorical analysis

Questions to guide critical looking

Sample analysis of a visual text

Evaluating sources

For relevance

For credibility—print

For credibility—online

Using analysis to develop a thesis statement

Sample thesis statements

PART 4

ORGANIZING AND SHAPING TEXTS

What is organization?

Conceptual frameworks and genres

Academic genres

Writing in the humanities

Writing in the sciences

Writing in the social sciences

Using a thesis statement to organize an academic paper

Sample thesis statement organizing a paper

Workplace genres

Resumes

Popular genres

Shaping paragraphs

Unified and coherent paragraphs

Paragraphs that develop

Visual organization

Organization for oral presentations

PART 5

DRAFTING A PAPER, CONNECTING WITH AUDIENCES

Understanding your audience

Characteristics of your audience

Connections with the issue

Starting to write for an audience

How to write a statement of purpose

Sample statement of purpose

A rough draft

Sample rough draft

Receiving feedback to a draft

Responding to the writing of your peers

Sample peer response

PART 6

REVISING WITH STYLE

Revising your writing

Developing a revision plan

Sample revision plan

Revising, style and audience

Style in writing

Styles readers expect in different settings

Styling paragraphs

Concluding paragraphs

Introductory paragraphs

Transitions between paragraphs

Passive voice

Styling sentences

Academic sentences

Sentences that are easy to read

Using coordination and subordination

Parallelism

Figurative language

Styling words

Dictionary definitions

Names

Action verbs

Concrete nouns

Clichés

Jargon

Wordiness

Style in visual texts

Typography

Color

Style in oral presentations

PART 7

WRITING FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES

Varieties of English

Academic English

English as a global language

Writing English when English is not your home language

Using inclusive language

Including all ethnicities

Including all genders

Including all abilities

Including all ages

Including all sexual orientations

Including all religions

Using an ESL dictionary

PART 8

DOCUMENTING

Researching ethically

Why cite and document sources?

What is plagiarism?

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 for books

Collecting citation information for part of a book

Collecting citation information for periodicals

Collecting citation information for webpages

MLA Documentation

A paper in MLA format

Sample research paper

For in-text citations

Variations on the pattern

For works cited

Sample works cited page

For periodicals

For articles from databases

For webpages

For books

For parts of books

For other kinds of texts

Author’s name

Titles

Periodical volume, issue, number, and date

Page numbers for articles from periodicals

Place of publication

Year of publication

Website titles

Additional information

For other kinds of texts

APA Documentation

A paper in APA format

Sample research paper

A reference list page in APA format

Sample references page

In-text citations

Reference list entries

CSE Documentation

In text

References

CMS Documentation

In text

References

PART 9

EDITING AND PROOFREADING YOUR WORK

Editing and proofreading

How to edit

How to proofread

Subject-verb agreement

Academic verb tenses

Shifts in verb tenses

Shifts in grammatical forms

Sentence fragments

Run-on sentences

Pronoun reference and agreement

Misplaced and dangling modifiers

Grammar

Parts of speech

Nouns

Pronouns

Adjectives

Articles

Verbs

Adverbs

Prepositions

Conjunctions

Sentence functions

Sentence patterms

Simple sentences

Subjects and predicates

Independent clauses

Compound sentences

Complex sentences

Compound-complex sentences

Punctuation

Commas

With numbers, place names, and dates

When you are quoting the words of others

To separate words in lists

To build sentences that contain multiple parts

When not to use commas

Semicolons

Colons

In conventional patterns

For information at the end of a sentence

To link two sentences

Parentheses

Dashes

Brackets

Hyphens

Slashes

Ellipses

Apostrophes

Quotation marks

Periods

Question marks

Exclamation points

Mechanics

Using italics and underlining

Spelling

Capitalizing words

Abbreviations

Numbers

EXERCISES

Glossary of grammatical terms and usage

Index

Revision checklist

Revision symbols

Questions about research (inside back cover)

A writer’s concerns (inside back cover)

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