The Wadsworth Handbook, Documentation Update / Edition 9

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With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student! Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to guide for every kind of writing—in and out of the classroom. THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Ninth Edition, helps you produce sound academic writing, introducing you to the principles of college writing in the twenty-first century.

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"The design/layout is colorful but with plenty of white space. In effect, the text is visually appealing to students without being too overwhelming."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111829421
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/27/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 1,315,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

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Table of Contents

Note to Students. Part I: WRITING ESSAYS. 1. Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone. 2. Reading Texts. 3. Reading Visuals. 4. Planning an Essay. 5. Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material. 6. Drafting and Revising. 7. Writing Paragraphs. Part II: THINKING CRITICALLY AND WRITING ARGUMENTS. 8. Thinking Critically. 9. Using Logic. 10. Writing Argumentative Essays. 11. Using Visuals as Evidence. Part III: DOING RESEARCH. 12. Writing a Research Paper. 13. Finding and Evaluating Library Sources. 14. Finding and Evaluating Web Sources. 15. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources. 16. Synthesizing Sources. 17. Avoiding Plagiarism. Part IV: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE. 18. MLA Documentation Style. Part V: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES. 19. APA Documentation Style. 20. Chicago Documentation Style. 21. CSE and Other Documentation Styles. Part VI: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES. 22. Writing in the Humanities. 23. Writing a Literary Analysis. 24. Writing a Literary Argument. 25. Writing in the Social Sciences. 26. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences. Part VII: CREATING DOCUMENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE. 27. Writing in a Digital Environment. 28. Designing Effective Documents. 29. Designing a Web Site. Part VIII: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. 30. Creating a Writing Portfolio. 31. Writing Essay Exams. 32. Writing for the Public and the Community. 33. Writing for the Workplace. 34. Making Oral Presentations. Part IX: SENTENCE STYLE. 35. Building Simple Sentences. 36. Building Compound and Complex Sentences. 37. Writing Varied Sentences. 38. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 39. Writing Concise Sentences. Part X: SOLVING COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS. 40. Revising Sentence Fragments. 41. Revising Run-ons. 42. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 43. Revising Faulty Parallelism. 44. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. Part XI: USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY. 45. Choosing Words. 46. Improving Spelling. Part XII: UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR. 47. Using Parts of Speech. 48. Using Nouns and Pronouns. 49. Using Verbs. 50. Revising Agreement Errors. 51. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. Part XIII: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS. 52. Using End Punctuation. 53. Using Commas. 54. Using Semicolons. 55. Using Apostrophes. 56. Using Quotation Marks. 57. Using Other Punctuation Marks. 58. Knowing When to Capitalize. 59. Using Italics. 60. Using Hyphens. 61. Using Abbreviations. 62. Using Numbers. Part IVX: BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 63. Adjusting to the US Classroom. 64. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms. Credits. Index.

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