Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.
The first of its kind, A Pocket Style Manual continues to help student writers get answers to their writing and research questions. Its concise and straightforward content is flexible enough to suit the needs of writers in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, health professions, business courses, fine arts, teacher training courses, and beyond. Its slim format, brief length, and spiral binding make it a portable and practical tool. With its signature Diana Hacker quick-reference features, A Pocket Style Manual has always provided quick solutions to writing problems. Supplemented by the best free and open Web resources, A Pocket Style Manual offers the best value for students.
In the Hacker tradition, the new contributing authors — Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn — have crafted solutions for the challenges today’s college students face. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with research writing and one that works better for a wider range of students.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Tighten wordy sentences.
2. Prefer active verbs.
3. Balance parallel ideas.
4. Add needed words.
5. Eliminate confusing shifts.
6. Untangle mixed constructions.
7. Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.
8. Provide some variety.
9. Find an appropriate voice.
10. Make subjects and verbs agree.
11. Be alert to other problems with verbs.
12. Use pronouns with care.
13. Choose adjectives and adverbs with care.
14. Repair sentence fragments.
15. Revise run-on sentences.
16. If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems.
17. The comma
18. The semicolon and the colon
19. The apostrophe
20. Quotation marks
21. Other marks
23. Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)
24. Spelling and the hyphen
25. Finding print and online sources
26. Evaluating sources
27. Supporting a thesis
28. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
29. Integrating nonfiction sources
30. Integrating literary quotations
31. MLA documentation style
32. MLA manuscript format; sample MLA pages
33. Supporting a thesis
34. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
35. Integrating sources
36. APA documentation style
37. APA manuscript format; sample APA pages
38. Supporting a thesis
39. Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
40. Integrating sources
41. Chicago documentation style
42. Chicago manuscript format; sample Chicago pages
43. Glossary of usage
44. Glossary of grammatical terms
A List of Style Manuals
Checklist for Global Revisions
Most Helpful Customer Reviews