Pocket Reference for Writers / Edition 1by Toby Fulwiler, Alan R. Hayakawa, Alan R. Hayakawa
This compact, portable, no-nonsense, non-threatening reference for writers offers conciseyet thoroughcoverage of all writing issues, with material organized around the stages of the writing process. It devotes as much time to the whys of writing (the emphasis on rhetoric) as the hows (grammar, spelling, punctuation handbook), since writers who know why… See more details below
This compact, portable, no-nonsense, non-threatening reference for writers offers conciseyet thoroughcoverage of all writing issues, with material organized around the stages of the writing process. It devotes as much time to the whys of writing (the emphasis on rhetoric) as the hows (grammar, spelling, punctuation handbook), since writers who know why they are doing something are more likely to slow down and master it. Examines the different but overlapping stages of writingplanning, drafting, researching, revising, and editing. Addresses rhetorical issues of audience, purpose and voice as well as the more technical issues of style, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, emphasizing the actual choices that writers make rather than arbitrary rules. For anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.
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Table of Contents
A WRITER'S QUESTIONS.
2. Who Is the Audience?
3. What Is the Situation?
4. Finding Your Voice.
5. Learning a Process.
WRITING TO DISCOVER.
7. Journal Writing to Explore Ideas.
8. Clustering to See Ideas.
9. Outlining to Organize Ideas.
10. Asking Reporter's Questions to Test Ideas.
WRITING COLLEGE PAPERS.
12. Making Claims in Academic Papers.
13. Using Evidence in Academic Writing.
14. Guidelines for Revision.
15. Experiments with Revision.
EDITING FOR CLARITY.
17. Strong Openings.
18. Thoughtful Closings.
19. Sentence Variety.
20. Concise Sentences.
21. Strong Verbs.
22. Specific Nouns and Modifiers.
23. The Right Word.
24. Unbiased Language.
EDITING FOR GRAMMAR.
26. Subject-Verb Agreement.
28. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
29. Positioning Modifiers.
30. Eliminating Sentence Fragments.
31. Eliminating Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices.
32. English as a Second Language (ESL).
EDITING FOR PUNCTUATION.
37. Quotation Marks.
38. Other Punctuation Marks.
STANDARDS WRITING (PROSE) CONVENTIONS.
45. Document Preparation.
47. Internet Research.
48. Field Research.
49. Evaluating Research Sources.
50. Using Research Sources.
51. Avoiding Plagiarism.
53. Guidelines for In-Text Citations.
54. Sample First Page MLA Style.
55. Guidelines for the MLA Works Cited Page.
56. Sample Works Cited Page MLA Style.
58. Guidelines for In-Text Citations.
59. Sample Pages APA Style.
60. Guidelines for the APA Reference Page.
61. Sample Reference Page APA Style.
CHICAGO MANUAL STYLE OF DOCUMENTATION.
63. Guidelines for In-Text Citations.
64. Guidelines For Endnote/Footnote Citation.
65. Sample Endnote/Footnote Pages CMS Style.
WRITING FOR WORK.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Grammatical Terms.
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