ISBN-10:
1413006795
ISBN-13:
9781413006797
Pub. Date:
12/01/2003
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Pocket Handbook / With 2003 MLA Updates / Edition 2

Pocket Handbook / With 2003 MLA Updates / Edition 2

by Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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Overview

A truly portable reference guide, offering coverage of all of the topics that you would expect to find in a bigger and more expensive handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413006797
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/01/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are authors as well as practicing teachers who are well known nationally. Having 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.

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell are authors as well as practicing teachers who are well known nationally. Having 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 AND PARAGRAPHS. 1. Writing Essays. 2. Writing Paragraphs. Part II: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES. 3. Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 4. Revising Sentence Fragments. 5. Understanding Agreement. 6. Using Verbs Correctly. 7. Using Pronouns Correctly. 8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. Part III: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 9. Writing Varied Sentences. 10. Writing Concise Sentences. 11. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. 12. Using Parallelism. 13. Placing Modifiers Carefully. 14. Choosing the Right Word. Part VI: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 15. End Punctuation. 16. The Comma. 17. The Semicolon. 18. The Apostrophe. 19. Quotation Marks. 20. Other Punctuation Marks. Part V: SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 21. Spelling. 22. Capitalization. 23. Italics. 24. Hyphens. 25. Abbreviations. 26. Numbers. Part VI: WRITING WITH SOURCES. 27. Writing Research Papers. 28. Using and Evaluating Library Sources. 29. Using and Evaluating Internet Sources. 30. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. Part VII: DOCUMENTING SOURCES. 31. MLA Documentation Style. 32. APA Documentation Style. 33. Chicago and Other Documentation Styles. Part VIII: PRACTICAL WRITING. 34. Designing Documents and Web Pages. 35. Writing for the Workplace. 36. Making Oral Presentations. Part IX: GRAMMAR, USAGE, AND ESL REVIEW. A. Grammar Review. B. Usage Review. C. ESL Review.

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