Writer's Harbrace Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition / Edition 4by Cheryl Glenn
Pub. Date: 06/16/2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 4th Edition, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and exigence (reason for writing)--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading. This comprehensive handbook guides student writers in employing that rhetorical understanding as they
THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 4th Edition, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and exigence (reason for writing)--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading. This comprehensive handbook guides student writers in employing that rhetorical understanding as they choose the most effective information to include, the best arrangement of that information, and the most appropriate language to use. The text moves students through the steps that constitute successful writing--from finding appropriate topics and writing clear thesis statements to arranging ideas and developing initial drafts. THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK also provides several sample student papers and excerpts of papers in various disciplines, along with instruction for successfully completing similar assignments.
Table of Contents
Part I: WRITING AND THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. The Rhetorical Situation. 2. Reading Rhetorically. 3. Planning and Drafting Essays. 4. Revising and Editing Essays. 5. Planning for Academic Success. 6. Online Writing. 7. Composing with Visuals. 8. Writing Arguments. Part II: RESEARCH. 9. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field. 10. Evaluating Sources Online and in Print. 11. Using Sources Effectively and Responsibly. Part III: DISCIPLINES AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES. 12. Writing about Literature. 13. MLA Documentation. 14. Writing in the Social Sciences. 15. APA Documentation. 16. Writing in the Humanities [New chapter]. 17. CMS Documentation. 18. Writing in the Natural Sciences. 19. CSE Documentation. 20. Writing in Business. Part IV: GRAMMAR. 21. Sentence Essentials. 22. Phrases and Clauses in Sentences. 23. Sentence Fragments. 24. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 25. Modifiers. 26. Pronouns. 27. Verbs. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 28. Sentence Unity. 29. Consistency [New chapter]. 30. Subordination and Coordination. 31. Parallelism. 32. Emphasis. 33. Variety. Part VI: USAGE. 34. Good Usage. 35. Exactness. 36. Conciseness. Part VII: PUNCTUATION. 37. The Comma. 38. The Semicolon. 39. The Apostrophe. 40. Quotation Marks. 41. The Period and Other Marks. PART VIII: MECHANICS. 42. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation. 43. Capitals. 44. Italics. 45. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms.
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