The Writer's Pocket Handbook / Edition 1

The Writer's Pocket Handbook / Edition 1

by Alfred Rosa, Paul A. Eschholz, Alfred F. Rosa, Paul Eschholz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205285368

ISBN-13: 9780205285365

Pub. Date: 09/14/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

The Writer's Pocket Handbook is a very brief spiral-bound handbook and an inexpensive, handy, and relatively complete reference manual for use in composing papers in any subject area. Not just a style manual, The Writer's Pocket Handbook begins with Writing with Purpose, a unique section in a handbook of this size, which provides information on the

Overview

The Writer's Pocket Handbook is a very brief spiral-bound handbook and an inexpensive, handy, and relatively complete reference manual for use in composing papers in any subject area. Not just a style manual, The Writer's Pocket Handbook begins with Writing with Purpose, a unique section in a handbook of this size, which provides information on the rhetorical situation in order to contextualize the reference material that follows. This little book is process-oriented, authoritative, practical, filled with instructive, hand-edited examples, including the latest 1998 MLA recommendations for documenting electronic sources. The pocket-sized, spiral-bound format allows quick, convenient reference, and the unique opening section provides a process-oriented overview of the rhetorical situation subject, thesis, audience, purpose, and paragraphing. For anyone who is interested in acquiring advanced composition skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205285365
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/14/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.57(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Writing with Purpose.
Analyzing the Writing Task.
Determining a Purpose.
Establishing a Thesis Statement.
Analyzing Your Audience.
Creating Effective Paragraphs.
Revising.

Writing with Clarity.
Strive for Conciseness.
Balance Parallel Ideas.
Eliminate Confusing Shifts.
Fix Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
Strive for Sentence Variety.
Use Exact Words.
Use Appropriate Words.

Editing for Grammar.
Subject-Verb Agreement.
Verbs: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice.
Pronoun Problems.
Adjectives and Adverbs.
Sentence Fragments.
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences.
Common ESL Problems.

Punctuation.
The Comma.
The Semicolon.
The Colon.
The Apostrophe.
Quotation Marks.
Other Marks.

Mechanics.
Capital Letters.
Abbreviations.
Numbers.
Italics/Underlining.
The Hyphen.
Spelling.

Format.
Basic Page Format.
Business Correspondence.

Researched Writing.
Using Print Sources.
Using Internet Sources.
Avoiding Plagiarism.
Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries.

Documentation.
MLA Documentation Style.
APA Documentation Style.
Chicago Manual Documentation Style.
Other Documentation Style Manuals.

Glossaries.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Grammatical Terms.

Index.

Revison Checklist.

Correction Symbols.

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