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EasyWriter with 2009 MLA Update: A Pocket Reference / Edition 3

EasyWriter with 2009 MLA Update: A Pocket Reference / Edition 3

by Andrea A. Lunsford
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A student-friendly pocket guide to the essentials of writing and research, EasyWriter is an ideal, inexpensive reference handbook for any course where writing is required. Now more visual and even easier to use and understand, EasyWriter offers practical help with research and documentation and expanded coverage of academic writing for students in all disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900312594595
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 06/05/2009
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is professor of English at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. She is the author of The Everyday Writer, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); The St. Martin's Handbook, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); The Presence of Others, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), and Everything's an Argument, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

*Find It. Fix It.

1. A Writer's Choices
*2. Analyzing and Constructing Arguments
*3. Writing in Any Discipline
*4. Writing with Computers
5. Document Design
6. Oral and Multimedia Presentations

7. Verbs
8. Subject-Verb Agreement
9. Adjectives and Adverbs
10. Modifier Placement and Reference
11. Pronouns
12. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
13. Sentence Fragments

14. Consistency and Completeness
15. Coordination and Subordination
16. Conciseness
17. Parallelism
18. Shifts

19. Commas
20. Semicolons
21. End Punctuation
22. Apostrophes
23. Quotation Marks
24. Other Punctuation
25. Capitalization
26. Abbreviations and Numbers
27. Italics
28. Hyphens

29. Writing to the World
30. The Language of Common Ground
31. Varieties of Language
32. Appropriate, Precise Language

*33. U.S. Academic Conventions
34. Nouns and Articles
35. Verbs and Verb Phrases
36. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
37. Sentence Structure

38. Conducting Research
39. Evaluating Sources
*40. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
41. Drafting, Revising, and Editing

42. MLA Style
43. APA Style
44. Chicago Style
45. CSE Style

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Usage


Directory for Multilingual Writers

Revision Symbols

*new to this edition

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