The Longman Writer's Companion / Edition 3

The Longman Writer's Companion / Edition 3

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by Chris M. Anson, Marcia F. Muth, Robert A. Schwegler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321233042

ISBN-13: 9780321233042

Pub. Date: 07/21/2004

Publisher: Pearson Education

The Longman Writer's Companion is unique among handbooks in its focus on writing within different communities. While the handbook highlights the importance of the academic setting, it also recognizes writing as a tool essential for success in life-in the workplace and in the public realm of citizenship. This focus on community shapes the entire handbook-the…  See more details below

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The Longman Writer's Companion is unique among handbooks in its focus on writing within different communities. While the handbook highlights the importance of the academic setting, it also recognizes writing as a tool essential for success in life-in the workplace and in the public realm of citizenship. This focus on community shapes the entire handbook-the presentation of writing, critical reasoning, language, online style, document design, research, technology, evaluating sources, and documentation. Community needs also influence the handbook's sections on grammar and usage through the unique read-recognize-revise pattern. This approach encourages students to see errors as their readers do. The handbook then offers concrete strategies for repairing those errors. The Longman Writer's Companion is a practical, easy-to-use resource that helps writers connect successfully with their readers in academic, work, and public communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321233042
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

I. JOINING COMMUNITIES:

Participating As Critical Readers And Writers.

1. Readers, Writers, and Community Expectations.
Recognizing Academic, Work, and Public Communities of Readers and Writers.
Joining Communities of Readers and Writers.
Recognizing Myths and Realities About the Writing Process.

2. Planning.
Generating Ideas.
Structuring Ideas and Information.

3. Defining Your Purpose, Thesis, and Audience.
Analyzing Your Purpose.
Defining a Thesis.
Considering Your Readers.

4. Drafting.
Moving From Planning to Drafting.
Using Strategies for Drafting.

5. Revising.
Making Major Revisions.
Making Minor Revisions.
Revising Collaboratively With Others.

6. Shaping Paragraphs.
Recognizing Unfocused Paragraphs.
Revising for Focus.
Recognizing Incoherent Paragraphs.
Revising for Paragraph Coherence.
Recognizing Poorly Developed Paragraphs.
Revising for Paragraph Development.
Using Special-Purpose Paragraphs.

II. REPRESENTING YOURSELF:

Creating Your Place in a Community.

7. Representing Yourself Through Critical Reasoning.
Recognizing Critical Reasoning.
Building a Chain of Reasoning.
Representing Your Reasoning.

8. Presenting Yourself Through Your Language Choices.
Understanding Home and Community Language Varieties.
Representing Others Fairly.

9. Finding an Online Voice.
Writing Online.
Communicating With Email.
Participating in Online Communities.
Writing for the World Wide Web.
Behaving Ethically Online.

10. Designing Documents.
Recognizing Goals of Document Design.
Recognizing Principles of Document Design.
Planning Your Documents.
Laying Out Your Document.
Using Type.
Using Visuals.
Sample Documents.

III. EDITING GRAMMAR:

Meeting Community Expectations.

11. Editing and Proofreading.
Correcting errors: Expectations of Readers and Options for Writers.
Editing Your Own Writing.
Editing Collaboratively.
Editing on the Computer.
Proofreading.

12. How Words Work in Sentences.
Recognizing Nouns and Articles.
Recognizing Pronouns.
Recognizing Verbs.
Recognizing Adjectives.
Recognizing Adverbs.
Recognizing Prepositions.
Recognizing Conjunctions.
Recognizing Interjections.

13. How Sentence Parts and Patterns Work.
Recognizing Subjects and Predicates.
Recognizing Phrases.
Recognizing Subordinate Clauses.
Recognizing Different Sentence Types.

14. Using Verbs.
Recognizing Simple Present and Past Tense Verbs.
Editing Present Tense Verbs.
Editing Past Tense Verbs.
Recognizing Complex Tenses and Helping Verbs.
Editing Progressive and Perfect Tenses.
Editing Troublesome Verbs (lie, lay, sit, set).
Recognizing Clear Tense Sequence.
Recognizing the Subjunctive Mood.
Recognizing Active and Passive Voice.

15. Using Pronouns.
Recognizing Pronoun Case.
Editing Pronoun Case.

16. Making Sentence Parts Agree.
Recognizing Subject-Verb Agreement.
Editing Subject-Verb Agreement.
Recognizing Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.
Editing Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.

17. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
Recognizing What Adjectives and Adverbs Do.
Editing Adjectives and Adverbs.

IV. EDITING SENTENCE PROBLEMS:

Understanding Community Options.

18. Editing Sentence Fragments.
Recognizing Sentence Fragments.
Editing Sentence Fragments.
Using Partial Sentences.

19. Editing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
Recognizing Comma Splices.
Recognizing Fused Sentences.
Editing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.

20. Creating Pronoun Reference.
Recognizing Pronoun Reference That is Not Clear or Specific.
Editing for Clear and Specific Pronoun Reference.

21. Editing Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers.
Recognizing Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers.
Editing Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers.

22. Making Shifts Consistent.
Recognizing Shifts in Person and Number.
Editing Shifts in Person and Number.
Recognizing Shifts in Tense and Mood.
Editing Shifts in Tense and Mood.
Recognizing Shifts in Voice.
Editing Shifts in Voice.
Recognizing Shifts in Quotations.
Editing Shifts in Quotations.

23. Editing Mixed and Incomplete Sentences.
Recognizing Mixed and Incomplete Sentences. Editing Mixed and Incomplete Sentences.

24. Creating Parallelism.
Recognizing Faulty Parallelism.
Editing for Parallelism.

25. Using Coordination and Subordination.
Recognizing Coordination.
Recognizing Subordination.
Editing for Coordination and Subordination.

26. Creating Clear and Emphatic Sentences.
Recognizing Unclear Sentences.
Editing for Clear Sentences.

V. EDITING WORD CHOICE:

Matching Words to Communities.

27. Choosing Appropriate Words.
Recognizing Incorrect or Inappropriate Word Choice.
Editing for Precise Diction.

28. Being Concise.
Recognizing Common Types of Wordiness.
Editing Wordy and Repetitive Sentences.

29. Building Your Language Resources.
Recognizing Your Language Resources as a Writer.
Recognizing Your Language Resources as a Critical Reader.
Turning to the Dictionary and the Thesaurus.
Editing Words in the Age of Technology.

VI. EDITING PUNCTUATION:

Following Community Guidelines.

30. Using Commas.
Recognizing Commas that Join Sentences.
Editing Commas that Join Sentences.
Recognizing Commas that Set Off Sentence Elements.
Editing Commas that Set Off Sentence Elements.
Recognizing Commas that Set Off Nonessential Modifiers.
Editing Commas that Set Off Nonessential Modifiers.
Recognizing Commas that Separate Items in a Series.
Editing Commas that Separate Items in a Series.
Recognizing Commas that Separate Adjectives in a Series.
Editing Commas that Separate Adjectives in a Series.
Recognizing and Editing Commas With Dates, Numbers, Addresses, Place Names, People's Titles, and Letters.
Recognizing and Editing Commas With Quotations.
Editing Commas to Make Your Meaning Clear.
Editing to Eliminate Commas that do Not Belong.

31. Using Semicolons and Colons.
Recognizing and Editing Semicolons.
Recognizing and Editing Colons.

32. Using Apostrophes.
Recognizing Apostrophes that Mark Possession.
Editing Apostrophes that Mark Possession.
Recognizing and Editing Apostrophes that Mark Contractions and Omissions.

33. Marking Quotations.
Recognizing and Editing Marks that Indicate Quotations.
Editing Titles of Short Works.
Editing Quotation Marks for Special Uses.

34. Using Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points.
Recognizing and Editing Periods.
Recognizing and Editing Question Marks.
Recognizing and Editing Exclamation Points.

35. Using Other Punctuation Marks.
Recognizing and Editing Parentheses.
Recognizing and Editing Brackets.
Recognizing and Editing Dashes.
Recognizing and Editing Ellipses.
Recognizing and Editing Slashes.
Recognizing and Editing the Symbols in Electronic Addresses.

VII. PROOFREADING FOR MECHANICS AND SPELLING:

Respecting Community Conventions.

36. Capitalizing.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Capitals that Begin Sentences.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Capitals that Begin Nouns, Adjectives, and Titles.

37. Italicizing (Underlining).
Recognizing and Proofreading for Underlining (Italics).
Recognizing and Proofreading for Emphasis.

38. Hyphenating.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Hyphens that Join Words.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Hyphens that Divide Words.

39. Using Numbers.
Recognizing When to Spell Out Numbers or Use Numerals.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Special Conventions.

40. Abbreviating.
Recognizing and Proofreading Familiar Abbreviations.
Proofreading to Use Abbreviations Sparingly.

41. Spelling.
Recognizing and Proofreading for Spelling Errors.
Using the Computer to Proofread for Spelling.

VIII. USING RESEARCH STRATEGIES:

Reading and Writing within a Research Community.

42. Participating in Research Communities: Academic, Work, and Public.
Recognizing Research Communities.
Identifying Research Topics and Keywords.
Recognizing Research Questions.
Following a Research Thread.
Building a Working Bibliography.
Taking Notes As You Read Analytically And Critically.
Planning And Focusing Your Draft.
Revising And Editing Your Research Paper Or Report.

43. Using Print and Electronic Resources.
Developing Search Strategies.
Finding Print And Electronic References And Indexes.
Tapping Library Resources.
Making the Most Of Your Keyword Searches.
Finding Web and Internet Resources.
Evaluating Web Search Results.
Pulling Your Research Materials Together.

44. Reading Critically, Evaluating Sources, and Integrating Sources.
Reading Analytically: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing.
Reading Critically: Questioning, Synthesizing, Interpreting, and Assessing.
Evaluating Sources Critically
Evaluating Internet And Web Sources Critically
Documenting And Citing Sources As Your Audience Expects
Integrating Your Reading Into Your Writing
Understanding Documentation And Avoiding Plagiarism.
Deciding What To Document, What Not To Document.

45. Doing Field Work.
Conducting An Ethnographic Study.
Conducting an Interview.
Conducting Surveys, Polls, and Questionnaires.

IX. DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE.

46. Using MLA Documentation Style.
Using MLA In-Text (Parenthetical) Citations.
Using Informative Footnotes and Endnotes.
Creating an MLA List of Works Cited.
Sample MLA Paper.

X. DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA STYLE.

47. Using APA Documentation Style.
Using In-Text Citations.
Using Content Footnotes.
Creating an APA Reference List.
Sample APA Paper.

XI. DOCUMENTING SOURCES: CMS, CBE, AND COS STYLES.

48. Using CMS Documentation Style.
Using CMS Endnotes and Footnotes.
Creating CMS Endnotes and Footnotes.
Creating a CMS Bibliography.

49. Using CBE Documentation Style.
Using CBE In-Text Citations.
Creating a CBE Reference List.

50. Using COS Documentation Style.
Creating a Bibliographic Entry for an Electronic Source.
Using COS in a HUMANITIES List of Works Cited (MLA and CMS).
Using COS in a SCIENTIFIC Reference List (APA and CBE).
Sample COS Pages.

XII. WRITING IN ACTION.

51. Addressing the Academic Community.
Recognizing the Goals of Academic Writing.
Analyzing Academic Audiences.
Understanding Academic Writing Tasks.
Recognizing Types Of Academic Writing.
Writing A Short Documented Paper.
Writing A Lab Report.
Writing an essay exam.

52. Analyzing and Constructing Persuasive Arguments.
Recognizing An Issue In A Community Of Readers And Writers.
Recognizing and Developing Your Stance.
Developing Supporting Evidence To Persuade Your Community.
Recognizing Counter Arguments From Your Community
Developing and Analyzing a Logical Argument.
Writing A Position Paper.

53. Reading and Writing about Literature.
Reading Literary Texts.
Writing About Literary Texts.

54. Addressing the Work Community.
Recognizing The Goals Of Writing At Work.
Analyzing Audiences At Work.
Understanding Writing Tasks At Work.
Recognizing Types of Workplace Writing.
Writing a business letter.

55. Addressing the Public Community.
Recognizing The Goals Of Public Writing.
Analyzing Public Audiences.
Understanding Public Writing Tasks.
Recognizing Types of Public Writing.
Writing A Public Flyer.

Glossary of Usage and Terms.

Index.

Guide to ESL Advice.

Read, Recognize, and Revise Ten Serious Errors.

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