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This easy-to-use reference tool helps users quickly access the information they need to solve writing problems and improve their use of Standard English. Offering a two books-in-one approach, it includes principles for producing grammatically correct documents (business reference manual) and concrete examples of how to improve and modify writing to meet specific communications objectives (writing handbook). Its functional organization is underscored by its color-coded design, clearly distinguishing between parts, sections, headings and topics so material is quick and easy to find. This book comes with a FREE eBook access code!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135140536
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 238,343
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One Grammar

1 Basic Sentence Structure

2 Subject-Verb Agreement

3 Phrases in Sentences

4 Clauses in Sentences

5 Verbs

6 Pronouns

7 Adjectives and Adverbs

8 Prepositions

Part Two Punctuation

9 Basic Rules of Sentence Punctuation

10 Punctuation In Lists and Outlines

11 Comma Use In Sentences

12 The Semicolon

13 The Colon

14 The Ellipsis (…)

15 The Dash

16 Parentheses and Brackets

17 Quotation Marks

18 Italics

19 The Apostrophe

20 The Asterisk

Part Three Capitalization

21 Capitalization in Sentences

22 Listed Items

23 Nouns and Adjectives

24 Personal Names and Titles

25 Organization and Product Names

26 Locations and Directions

27 Periods of Time and Holidays

28 Sporting Events

29 Groups of People and Languages

30 Religious Terms

31 Titles of Publications and Artistic Works

32 References to Online Technology

Part Four Numbers, Abbreviations, and Symbols

33 Expressing Numbers

34 Symbols with Numbers (#, $, %, °)

35 Ordinal Numbers (st, nd, rd, th)

36 Clock Time

37 Calendar Dates

38 Periods of Time

39 Money

40 Measurements

41 Telephone Numbers

42 Fractions

43 Percentages, Ratios, and Proportions

44 Roman Numerals

45 Abbreviations – General Guidelines

46 Personal Names

47 Professional, Military, and Religious Titles

48 State and Geographic Locations

49 Periods of Time

50 Customary Units of Measure

51 Business Terms

52 Symbols

Part Five Spelling, Word Division, and Word Usage

53 Spelling

54 Word Division

55 Word Usage

56 Rules for Alphabetic Filing

Part Six The Writing Process

57 The Writing Process

58 Planning

59 Gathering and Organizing Information

60 Writing The First Draft

61 Revising the Draft

62 Proofreading

Part Seven Writing Style

63 Defining Writing Style

64 Writing Strong Paragraphs

65 Writing Effective Sentences

66 Using Words Effectively

Part Eight E-Mail, Memos, and Letters

67 E-Mail

68 Interoffice Memos

69 Business Letter Styles

70 Guidelines for Parts of Business Letters

71 Composing Different Types of Business Messages

72 Writing to Inform

73 Writing to Instruct

74 Writing to Make a Request

75 Writing to Respond

76 Writing to Persuade

77 Writing Personal Messages

Part Nine Reports, Proposals, and Documentation

78 Business Reports

79 Informal Reports

80 Formal Reports

81 Proposals

82 Documenting Sources

83 Types of Documentation

84 Citation Styles—Business, MLA, and APA

Part Ten Document Design, Graphics, and Multimedia

85 Designing Documents for Readability

86 Integrating Text and Visuals

87 Labeling Graphics

88 Writing for Multimedia

89 Preparing Slide Presentations

90 Web Pages

Part Eleven Business and Employment Communications

91 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

92 Itineraries

93 Press Releases

94 Resumes

95 Cover Letters

96 References

97 Job Search Follow Up

Part Twelve Appendix and Indexes

98 Appendix

99 Quick Reference Boxes and Writing Samples Index

100 Section Number Index

101 General Index

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