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A Pocket Style Manual / Edition 6

A Pocket Style Manual / Edition 6

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by Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312542542

ISBN-13: 9780312542542

Pub. Date: 11/24/2011

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

A Pocket Style Manual offers concise advice for finding and supporting a thesis, evaluating and organizing evidence, integrating print and online sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Material on conducting library and online research helps students track down and evaluate the sources they need. Up-to-date and extensive guidelines for documenting both print and

Overview

A Pocket Style Manual offers concise advice for finding and supporting a thesis, evaluating and organizing evidence, integrating print and online sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Material on conducting library and online research helps students track down and evaluate the sources they need. Up-to-date and extensive guidelines for documenting both print and online sources are included for MLA, APA, and Chicago systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312542542
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
91,151
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Clarity1
1.Tighten wordy sentences2
2.Prefer active verbs3
3.Balance parallel ideas5
4.Add needed words7
5.Eliminate confusing shifts8
6.Untangle mixed constructions10
7.Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers11
8.Provide some variety14
9.Find an appropriate voice16
Grammar20
10.Make subjects and verbs agree21
11.Be alert to other problems with verbs25
12.Use pronouns with care32
13.Choose adjectives and adverbs with care40
14.Repair sentence fragments42
15.Revise run-on sentences45
16.If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems48
Punctuation56
17.The comma57
18.The semicolon and the colon65
19.The apostrophe69
20.Quotation marks71
21.Other marks75
Mechanics80
22.Capitalization81
23.Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)83
24.Spelling and the hyphen88
Research Sources93
25.Finding print and online sources94
26.Evaluating library and Internet sources101
MLA Papers105
27.Supporting a thesis106
28.Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism109
29.Integrating nonfiction sources112
30.Integrating literary quotations118
31.MLA documentation style122
32.MLA manuscript format138
Sample MLA pages140
APA Papers142
33.Supporting a thesis143
34.Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism144
35.Integrating sources148
36.APA documentation style153
37.APA manuscript format161
Sample APA pages165
Chicago-Style Papers168
38.Supporting a thesis169
39.Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism170
40.Integrating sources174
41.Chicago documentation style178
42.Chicago manuscript format189
Sample Chicago pages191
Glossaries195
43.Glossary of usage196
44.Glossary of grammatical terms206
A List of Style Manuals214
A Writer's Online Resources217
Index220
Checklist for Global Revisions
Revision Symbols

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