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Writing: A Manual for the DigitalAge with Exercises, Brief / Edition 2
     

Writing: A Manual for the DigitalAge with Exercises, Brief / Edition 2

by David Blakesley
 

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ISBN-10: 111134454X

ISBN-13: 9781111344542

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

With its innovative content, captivating design, and practical advice, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH EXERCISES, BRIEF Second Edition, will help you learn to write effectively and confidently in situations that matter to you. The book's visual examples and helpful checklists show you how to make smart rhetorical decisions about writing, research,

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With its innovative content, captivating design, and practical advice, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH EXERCISES, BRIEF Second Edition, will help you learn to write effectively and confidently in situations that matter to you. The book's visual examples and helpful checklists show you how to make smart rhetorical decisions about writing, research, documentation, design, technology, and grammar. It's an indispensable handbook that you'll turn to time and again—whether writing and researching projects in college, designing a marketing brochure, or posting to your blog.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111344542
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: MANAGING YOUR WRITING. 1. Writing and Rhetoric in Context. 2. Inventing and Developing Content. 3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. Part II: READING AND WRITING CRITICALLY. 4. Reading Critically. 5. Reading Literature Critically. 6. Reading Images Critically. 7. Writing Arguments. 8. Writing for Business and the Workplace. Part III: CONDUCTING RESEARCH. 9. Conceptualizing the Research Project. 10. Online Research. 11. Library and Field Research. 12. Using Source Ethically. Part IV: MLA STYLE. 13. MLA Documentation. Part V: APA, CMS, CSE, AND CGOS STYLES. 14. APA Documentation. 15. CMS Documentation. 16. CSE Documentation. Part VI: DESIGNING AND PRESENTING INFORMATION. 17. Using Visuals to Inform and Persuade. 18. Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design for Writers. 19. Designing Interactive Oral Presentations. Part VII: WRITING IN DIGITAL SPACES. 20. Networking with Others on the Web. 21. Writing and Rhetoric on the Web. 22. Writing for Online Courses (New chapter!). 23. Designing Websites and Multimedia Projects. Part VIII: MAKING CHOICES ABOUT STYLE. 24. Sentences in Context. 25. Parallelism. 26. Coordination and Subordination. 27. Conciseness, Variety, and Emphasis. 28. Effective Word Use. 29. Language and Diverse Audiences. Part IX: UNDERSTANDING AND REVISING SENTENCES. 30. Parts of Speech and Sentence Structure. 31. Fragments. 32. Run-Ons and Comma Splices. 33. Pronouns. 34. Verbs. 35. Subject-Verb Agreement. 36. Adjectives, Adverbs, and Modifying Phrases. Part X: PUNCTUATING WITH PURPOSE. 37. End Punctuation. 38. Commas. 39. Semicolons. 40. Colons. 41. Apostrophes. 42. Quotation Marks. 43. Other Punctuation Marks. Part XI: UNDERSTANDING MECHANICS. 44. Capitalization and Italics. 45. Abbreviations and Numbers. 46. Spelling and Hyphens. Part XII: GRAMMAR FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS. 47. ESL Writing for Academic Purposes. 48. Nouns and Articles. 49. Verbs and Verbals. 50. English Sentence Structure. Glossary. Index.

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