Keys for Writers / Edition 8 available in Other Format
Offering a wealth of examples, tips, and tools, KEYS FOR WRITERS, 8e, is an easy-to-use resource for improving your writing for all of your coursework -- as well as your career. Color-coded tabs allow you to quickly find answers to your grammar and writing questions. The visual Critical Thinking Framework enables you to read, write, and research with better results, and Key Examples help you compare strong versus weak ways of applying critical thinking. Sample student papers provide excellent models of writing in different disciplines, while the new Assignment Guide provides steps for writing in 15 common genres you might encounter in your academic and professional career. Completely up to date with the latest MLA guidelines, the eighth edition also highlights the importance of writing in such careers as nursing, accounting, law, IT, and more.
About the Author
Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.
Susan K. Miller-Cochran, now director of the Writing Program at The University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University while serving as director from 2007-2015. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Miller-Cochran serves as president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (2015-2017). Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, second-language writing, and writing program administration. Widely published and a popular presenter, Dr. Miller-Cochran is also a co-author with Rochelle L. Rodrigo on the CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH (Cengage Learning). She received both her Master of Teaching English as a Second Language (MTESL) and her Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, from Arizona State University.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing. 2. Drafting in Stages. 3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. 4. Writing and Analyzing Arguments. 5. Writing in Academic Disciplines. ASSIGNMENT GUIDE: KEYS TO COMMON GENRES. Part II: THE RESEARCH PROCESS. 6. Research: A Conversation with Sources. 7. Searching for Sources. 8. How to Evaluate Sources. 9. How to Avoid Plagiarizing. 10. How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources. Part III: MLA DOCUMENTATION. 11. Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style. 12. MLA List of Works Cited. 13. A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style. Part IV: APA, CSE, AND CHICAGO DOCUMENTATION. 14. Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style. 15. APA List of References. 16. A Student's Research Paper, APA Style. 17. CSE Style of Documentation. 18. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style. 19. Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography. 20. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style. Part V: DESIGN, MEDIA, AND PRESENTATION. 21. Document Design. 22. Visuals. 23. Online Communication Forums. 24. Oral and Multimedia Presentations. 25. Portfolios. 26. Resumes and Letters of Application. 27. Business Letters and Memos. Part VI: STYLE: THE FIVE C'S. 28. First C: Cut. 29. Second C: Check for Action. 30. Third C: Connect. 31. Fourth C: Commit. 32. Fifth C: Choose the Best Words. 33. Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts. 34. Style Tips. Part VII: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS. 35. Trouble Spots and Terms. 36. Fixing a Sentence Fragment. 37. Run-ons and Comma Splices. 38. Sentence Snarls. 39. Verbs. 40. Passive Voice. 41. Subject-Verb Agreement. 42. Pronouns. 43. Adjectives and Adverbs. 44. Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns. Part VIII: PUNCTUATION, MECHANICS, AND SPELLING. 45. Commas. 46. Apostrophes. 47. Quotation Marks. 48. Semicolons and Colons. 49. Other Punctuation Marks. 50. Italics/Underlining. 51. Capitalization. 52. Abbreviations. 53. Numbers. 54. Hyphens. 55. Online Guidelines. 56. Spelling. Part IX: WRITING ACROSS LANGUAGES AND CULTURES. 57. Language Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers. 58. Nouns and Articles. 59. Verbs and Verb Forms. 60. Sentence Structure and Word Order. 61. Prepositions and Idioms. 62. Language Learners' FAQs. Part X: GLOSSARIES. 63. Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage. 64. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Index.