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A Pocket Style Manual with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates / Edition 5

A Pocket Style Manual with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates / Edition 5

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by Diana Hacker
     
 

ISBN-10: 031266480X

ISBN-13: 9780312664800

Pub. Date: 04/27/2010

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.
 
The first of its kind, A Pocket Style Manual continues to help student writers get answers to their writing and research questions. Its concise and straightforward content is flexible enough to suit the needs of writers in the humanities, social sciences,

Overview

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.
 
The first of its kind, A Pocket Style Manual continues to help student writers get answers to their writing and research questions. Its concise and straightforward content is flexible enough to suit the needs of writers in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, health professions, business courses, fine arts, teacher training courses, and beyond. Its slim format, brief length, and spiral binding make it a portable and practical tool. With its signature Diana Hacker quick-reference features, A Pocket Style Manual has always provided quick solutions to writing problems. Supplemented by the best free and open Web resources, A Pocket Style Manual offers the best value for students.

In the Hacker tradition, the new contributing authors — Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn — have crafted solutions for the challenges today’s college students face. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with research writing and one that works better for a wider range of students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312664800
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
417,691
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

CLARITY

1. Tighten wordy sentences.

2. Prefer active verbs.

3. Balance parallel ideas.

4. Add needed words.

5. Eliminate confusing shifts.

6. Untangle mixed constructions.

7. Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.

8. Provide some variety.

9. Find an appropriate voice.

GRAMMAR

10. Make subjects and verbs agree.

11. Be alert to other problems with verbs.

12. Use pronouns with care.

13. Choose adjectives and adverbs with care.

14. Repair sentence fragments.

15. Revise run-on sentences.

16. If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems.

PUNCTUATION

17. The comma

18. The semicolon and the colon

19. The apostrophe

20. Quotation marks

21. Other marks

MECHANICS

22. Capitalization

23. Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)

24. Spelling and the hyphen

RESEARCH RESOURCES

25. Finding print and online sources

26. Evaluating sources

MLA PAPERS

27. Supporting a thesis

28. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

29. Integrating nonfiction sources

30. Integrating literary quotations

31. MLA documentation style

32. MLA manuscript format; sample MLA pages

APA PAPERS

33. Supporting a thesis

34. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

35. Integrating sources

36. APA documentation style

37. APA manuscript format; sample APA pages

CHICAGO-STYLE PAPERS

38. Supporting a thesis

39. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

40. Integrating sources

41. Chicago documentation style

42. Chicago manuscript format; sample Chicago pages

GLOSSARIES

43. Glossary of usage

44. Glossary of grammatical terms

A List of Style Manuals

Index

Checklist for Global Revisions

Revision Symbols

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