Quick Access Reference for Writers / Edition 6

Quick Access Reference for Writers / Edition 6

by Lynn Q. Troyka, Doug Hesse
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Quick Access Reference for Writers / Edition 6

Quick Access: Reference for Writers offers easy, efficient access to the information you need about the writing process, from mastering grammar to using correct punctuation, from writing research papers to documenting sources, and from writing for the Web to writing using visuals. It will give you balanced coverage of all aspects of writing and well as easy to use research and documentation sections that provide strategies to help you in your courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205664818
Publisher: Longman
Publication date: 02/13/2009
Series: English MLA Updated Books Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Thinking, Reading, and Writing Strategies

1 Thinking Like a Writer

2 Reading Critically

3 Viewing Images Critically

4 Sources for College Writing

5 Writing About Experiences

6 Writing About Observations

7 Writing to Respond to Readings

Writing Process

8 Planning and Shaping Writing

9 Drafting

10 Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

11 Composing Paragraphs

12 Writing to Inform

13 Writing to Argue

Writing Across the Curriculum

14 An Overview of Writing Across the Curriculum

15 Writing in the Humanities

16 Writing About Literature

17 Writing in the Social Sciences

18 Writing in the Natural Sciences

19 Writing Under Pressure

20 Making Oral Presentations and Using Multimedia

21 Creating a Writing Portfolio

Writing to Connect with the World

22 Writing for Work

23 Public Writing

24 Designing Documents

25 Writing for the Web

26 Contributing to Blogs and Wikis


27 Starting a Research Project

28 Developing a Research Strategy

29 Finding and Evaluating Library-Based Sources

30 Researching the Web Wisely

31 Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

32 Drafting and Revising a Research Paper

MLA Documentation

33 MLA In-text Citations

34 MLA Works Cited List

35 A Student’s MLA-Style Research Paper

APA, CM, and CSE Documentation

36 APA In-Text Citations

37 APA References List

38 A Student’s APA-Style Research Paper

39 CM-Style Documentation

CM-Style Directory

40 CSE-Style Documentation

CSE-Style Directory

Grammar Basics

41 Parts of Speech and Parts of Sentences

42 Verbs

43 Subject-Verb Agreement

44 Pronouns: Agreement, Reference, and Case

45 Adjectives and Adverbs

Sentences and Words

46 Sentence Fragments

47 Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences

48 Problems with Sentence Shifts

49 Misplaced Modifiers

50 Conciseness

51 Coordination and Subordination

52 Sentence Style

53 Usage Glossary

54 Word Meanings and Word Impact

55 Using Inclusive Language

56 Spelling

Punctuation and Mechanics

57 Commas

58 Semicolons

59 Colons

60 Apostrophes

61 Quotation Marks

62 Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points

63 Other Punctuation Marks

64 Hyphens

65 Capitals

66 Italics (Underlining)

67 Abbreviations

68 Numbers

Tips for Multilingual Writers

Message from Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse to Multilingual Writers

69 Singulars and Plurals

70 Articles

71 Word Order

72 Prepositions

73 Gerunds and Infinitives

74 Modal Auxiliary Verbs

Glossary and Indexes

Terms Glossary


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