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With its simple tabbing system (five red tabs for the writing process and research, and five gold tabs for sentence-level topics), thorough and concise coverage of grammar, an easy-to-read format, and customizable KeyTabs, KEYS FOR WRITERS is a valuable resource for students in all disciplines throughout their college careers and beyond. In addition to a contemporary new design, an entirely new companion website, and a new media-enhanced e-Book, the Sixth Edition features updates and additions including new visuals, more of the book's popular "Source Shots," new student samples, MLA and APA coverage thoroughly revised to reflect their respective organizations' latest standards, and expanded coverage of topics ranging from annotated bibliographies and working with sources to visual arguments. This is an extensive and exciting revision of an effective handbook that is deservedly a best-seller!
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"Chapter 7 [Searching for Sources] is one of the best improvements that I have seen in years. It provides great explanatory breakdowns for the newer researcher. It also provides a wonderful list of the better databases, with clarification. If I did not know better, I would think that someone sat in my classroom and recorded all the points that are necessary to include in any research paper."

"I have used Keys for Writers for years as both a required and a recommended text. I find it extremely comprehensive yet easy to use. I also tell students that it is a text that they can keep for years as a reference text for future writing, both academic and professional-it's a great investment!"

"I love the 'seven sins' approach to plagiarism. It goes far beyond what most textbooks include. There is also the section on cultural differences, something that we've had to deal with more as our international student population has grown. Kudos to the writers of this section. I've never seen such a well conceived and executed plan in other writing textbooks. The bulleted guidelines present the exact information that I like to share with students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495799825
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

Susan K. Miller-Cochran is professor of English at North Carolina State University and director of the First-Year Writing Program. She received both a Master of Teaching English as a Second Language (MTESL) and a Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, from Arizona State University. Dr. Miller-Cochran currently serves as the Vice President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and will be the incoming President in 2015. Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, second-language writing, and writing program administration. Widely published and a much-sought-after presenter, she is also new co-author--with Ann Raimes--of the KEYS FOR WRITING family of handbooks (Cengage Learning).

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. Ways into Writing. 2. Developing Paragraphs and Essays. 3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. 4. Writing and Analyzing Arguments. 5. Writing in All Your Courses. PART II: RESEARCH/ SOURCES/ DOCUMENTATION. 6. The Research Process: A Conversation with Sources. 7. Searching for Sources. 8. How to Evaluate Sources. 9. How to Avoid Plagiarizing. 10. How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources. PART III: MLA DOCUMENTATION. 11. Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style. 12. MLA List of Works Cited. 13. Sample Paper 3: A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style. PART IV: APA, CSE, and CHICAGO DOCUMENTATION. 14. Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style. 15. APA List of References. 16. Sample Paper 4: A Student's Research Paper, APA Style. 17. CSE Style of Documentation. 18. Sample Paper 5: Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style. 19. Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography. 20. Sample Paper 6: Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style. PART V: DESIGN, MEDIA, AND PRESENTATION. 21. Document Design. 22. Visuals. 23. Online Communication Forums. 24. Web Site Design. 25. Portfolios: Hard copy and Electronic. 26. Flyers, Brochures, and Newsletters. 27. Resumes and Letters of Application. 28. Business Letters and Memos. 29. Oral and Multimedia Presentations. PART VI: THE FIVE C'S OF CLEAR STYLE. 30. The First C: Cut. 31. The Second C: Check for Action. 32. The Third C: Connect. 33. The Fourth C: Commit. 34. The Fifth C: Choose the Best Words. 35. Revising for Style. 36. Style Tips. PART VII: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS. 37. Troublespots and Terms. 38. Fixing a Sentence Fragment. 39. Run-ons and Comma Splices. 40. Sentence Snarls. 41. Verbs. 42. Passive Voice. 43. Subject-Verb Agreement. 44. Pronouns. 45. Adjectives and Adverbs. 46. Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns. Part VIII: PUNCTUATION, MECHANICS AND SPELLING. 47. Commas. 48. Apostrophes. 49. Quotation Marks. 50. Semicolons and Colons. 51. Other Punctuation Marks. 52. Italics and Underlining. 53. Capitalization. 54. Abbreviations. 55. Numbers. 56. Hyphens. 57. Online Guidelines. 58. Spelling. Part IX: WRITING ACROSS CULTURES. 59. Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers. 60. Nouns and Articles. 61. Verbs and Verb Forms. 62. Sentence Structure and Word Order. 63. Prepositions and Idioms. 64. Language Learners' FAQs. Part X: GLOSSARIES AND INDEX. 65. Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage. 66. Glossary of Grammatical Terms.
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    I rented the NOOK version and there are whole passages of text that are covered by gray rectangles with the words "Text not available due to copyright restrictions". And that isn't for an example: the book will ask you to read passages as examples of what the writer is writing, but it will just be grayed out. Not sure how a book can be published and sold with this sort of defect, and without a big warning saying "Before you buy this, be sure you know that content inside is blocked, which may cause you to miss out on your assignments." I also find it ironic that this book deals with plagiarism and IP (intellectual property).

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