A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update / Edition 6

A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update / Edition 6

by Diana Hacker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312593325

ISBN-13: 9780312593322

Pub. Date: 07/06/2009

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.

 

A Writer’s Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for

Overview

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.

 

A Writer’s Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content.

  • A Writer’s Reference with Exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets.
  • A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines.
  • A Writer’s Reference with Writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays.
  • A Writer’s Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312593322
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
07/06/2009
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
974,592
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

C Composing and revising
C1 Planning C2 Drafting C3 Revising C4 Writing paragraphs C5 Designing documents

*A Academic writing
*A1 Writing about texts A2 Constructing arguments A3 Evaluating arguments
*A4 Writing in the disciplines

S Sentence style
S1 Parallelism S2 Needed words S3 Problems with modifiers S4 Shifts S5 Mixed constructions S6 Sentence emphasis S7 Sentence variety

W Word choice
W1 Glossary of usage W2 Wordy sentences W3 Active verbs W4 Appropriate language W5 Exact language W6 The dictionary and thesaurus

G Grammatical sentences
G1 Subject-verb agreement G2 Other problems with verbs G3 Problems with pronouns G4 Adjectives and adverbs G5 Sentence fragments G6 Run-on sentences

E ESL Challenges
E1 Verbs E2 Sentence structure E3 Articles and types of nouns
*E4 Using adjectives
*E5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions

P Punctuation
P1 The comma P2 Unnecessary commas P3 The semicolon P4 The colon P5 The apostrophe P6 Quotation marks P7 Other marks

M Mechanics
M1 Spelling M2 The hyphen M3 Capitalization M4 Abbreviations M5 Numbers M6 Italics (Underlining)

R Researching
R1 Conducting Research R2 Evaluating sources R3 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism R4 Choosing a style of documentation

MLA papers
MLA-1 Supporting a thesis MLA-2 Avoiding plagiarism MLA-3 Integrating sources MLA-4 Documenting sources MLA-5 Manuscript format
*STUDENT ESSAY

APA and CMS papers
(coverage parallels MLA's)
APA-1 CMS-1
APA-2 CMS-2
APA-3 CMS-3
APA-4 CMS-4
APA-5 CMS-5
*STUDENT ESSAY SAMPLE PAGES

B Basic grammar
B1 Parts of speech B2 Parts of sentences B3 Subordinate word groups B4 Sentence types

* new to this edition

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