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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312412623
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Composition/Style
Composing and revising
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Paragraphs
Arguments
Sample Paper
Research writing
Conducting research
Evaluating sources
Managing information
Planning and drafting
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Revising your draft
Effective sentences
Parallelism
Needed words
Problems with modifiers
Shifts
Mixed constructions
Coordination and subordination
Sentence variety
Word choice
Glossary of usage
Wordy sentences
Active verbs
Appropriate language
Exact language
The dictionary and thesaurus
Correctness
Grammatical sentences
Subject-verb agreement
Other problems with verbs
Problems with pronouns
Adjectives and adverbs
Sentence fragments
Run-on sentences
Esl Trouble spots
Articles
Special problems with verbs
Sentence structure
Other trouble spots
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other marks
Spelling and mechanics
Spelling
The hyphen
Capitalization
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics (underlining)
Format/Basic Grammar
Document design
Principles of document design
Academic manuscript formats
Business documents
Electronic documents
Mla documentation
In-text citations
List of works cited
Information notes
Manuscript format
Sample Paper: Mla Style
Alternative styles of documentation
Apa style
Sample Paper: Apa Style
Chicago style
Sample Pages: Chicago Style
List of style manuals
Basic grammar
Parts of speech
Parts of sentences
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2004

    The Best Grammar and Writing Reference You Can Buy

    I have used _Writer's Reference_ for more than four years. I purchased my first copy as a Freshman in college for my Freshman Comp. class, and I still use it in my high school classroom today. It is the perfect quick reference for those tricky rules and grammatical structures that students have a way of questioning at the moment I forget them. I love the simple, easy-to-use table of contents and the corresponding tabs; they allow me to flip right to the information I need without spending precious class time hunting for the answer to a question. I have used it for my own writing assignments as well, especially when one professor wanted MLA format and one wanted APA format. I highly recommend this handbook for all teachers that use writing in the classroom, as well as for any student or professional that wants to enhance their writing skills quickly and easily. Even a well-kept used copy makes an excellent addition to any reference library.

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