This sixth edition of THE POCKET WADSWORTH HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond.
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Laurie G. Kirszner is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any handbook author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.
Stephen R. Mandell is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any handbook author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.
How to Use This Book. Part I: WRITING ESSAYS AND PARAGRAPHS. 1. Reading Critically. 2. Understanding Purpose and Audience. 3. Writing an Essay. 4. Writing Paragraphs. 5. Writing an Argumentative Essay. Part II: WRITING WITH SOURCES. 6. Writing a Research Paper. 7. Finding Information. 8. Evaluating Sources. 9. Integrating Source Material into Your Writing. 10. Avoiding Plagiarism. Part III: DOCUMENTING SOURCES. 11. MLA Documentation Style. 12. APA Documentation Style. 13. Chicago Documentation Style. 14. CSE and Other Documentation Styles. Part IV: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES. 15. Revising Run-ons. 16. Revising Fragments. 17. Understanding Agreement. 18. Using Verbs. 19. Using Pronouns. 20. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. Part V: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 21. Writing Varied Sentences. 22. Writing Concise Sentences. 23. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. 24. Using Parallelism. 25. Placing Modifiers Carefully. 26. Choosing Words. Part VI: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 27. Using End Punctuation. 28. Using Commas. 29. Using Semicolons. 30. Using Apostrophes. 31. Using Quotation Marks. 32. Using Other Punctuation Marks. Part VII: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 33. Becoming a Better Speller. 34. Knowing When to Capitalize. 35. Using Italics. 36. Using Hyphens. 37. Using Abbreviations. 38. Using Numbers. Part VIII: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS. 39. Ten Habits of Successful Students. 40. Designing Effective Documents. 41. Writing in a Digital Environment. 42. Writing for the Workplace. 43. Making Oral Presentations. 44. Writing in the Disciplines. Part IX: RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 45. Adjusting to the US Classroom. 46. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Appendix A: Grammar Review. Appendix B: Usage Review. Credits. Index. Correction Symbols.