ISBN-10:
0495797529
ISBN-13:
9780495797524
Pub. Date:
06/23/2009
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition / Edition 6

The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition / Edition 6

by Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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ISBN-13: 9780495797524
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Series: 2009 MLA Update Editions Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 607
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)

About the Author


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

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

Table of Contents


Part I: WRITING ESSAYS. 1. Understanding Purpose and Audience. 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: CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION. 8. Thinking Critically. 9. Writing Argumentative Essays. 10. Using Visuals as Evidence. Part III: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES. 11. Writing in the Humanities. 12. Writing a Literary Analysis. 13. Writing in the Social Sciences. 14. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences. Part IV: DOING RESEARCH. 15. Writing a Research Paper. 16. Using and Evaluating Library Sources. 17. Using and Evaluating Web Sources. 18. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources. 19. Synthesizing Sources. 20. Avoiding Plagiarism. Part V: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE. 21. MLA Documentation Style. Part VI: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES. 22. APA Documentation Style. 23. Chicago Documentation Style. 24. CSE Documentation Style. Part VII: CREATING DOCUMENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE. 25. Writing in a Digital Environment. 26. Designing Effective Documents. 27. Creating a Web Site. Part VIII: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND. 28. Creating a Writing Portfolio. 29. Writing Essay Exams. 30. Writing for the Public. 31. Writing for the Workplace. 32. Making Oral Presentations. Part IX: REVISING COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS. 33. Revising Sentence Fragments. 34. Revising Run-Ons. 35. Revising Agreement Errors. 36. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. 37. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Part X: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES. 38. Using Verbs. 39. Using Nouns and Pronouns. 40. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. Part XI: IMPROVING SENTENCE STYLE. 41. Writing Varied Sentences. 42. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 43. Writing Concise Sentences. 44. Using Parallelism. 45. Choosing Words. Part XII: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 46. Using End Punctuation. 47. Using Commas. 48. Using Semicolons. 49. Using Apostrophes. 50. Using Quotation Marks. 51. Using Other Punctuation Marks. Part XIII: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 52. Improving Spelling. 53. Knowing When to Capitalize. 54. Using Italics. 55. Using Hyphens. 56. Using Abbreviations. 57. Using Numbers. Part XIIII: RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 58. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Appendix A: Parts of Speech. Appendix B: Sentence Review. Appendix C: Glossary of Usage. Credits. Index.

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