The Concise Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update / Edition 5 available in Other Format
This fifth edition of THE CONCISE CENGAGE HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
About the Author
Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.
Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book. Part I: APPROACHING TEXTS. 1. Reading to Write. 2. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. 3. Planning. 4. Shaping. 5. Drafting and Revising. 6. Thinking Critically. 7. Composing an Argumentative Essay. 8. Composing a Literary Analysis. Part II: COMPOSING IN VARIOUS GENRES. 9. Writing Essay Exams. 10. Writing in the Workplace. 11. Designing Effective Documents. 12. Composing in Digital Environments. Part III: DEVELOPING PARAGRAPH AND SENTENCE STYLE. 13. Writing Effective Paragraphs. 14. Building Sentences. 15. Writing Varied Sentences. 16. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 17. Writing Concise Sentences. 18. Using Parallelism. 19. Choosing Words. Part IV: UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR. 20. Using the Parts of Speech. 21. Using Pronouns. 22. Using Verbs. 23. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. 24. Revising Fragments. 25. Revising Run-Ons. 26. Revising Agreement Errors. 27. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. 28. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. Part V: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 29. Using End Punctuation. 30. Using Commas. 31. Using Semicolons. 32. Using Apostrophes. 33. Using Quotation Marks. 34. Using Other Punctuation Marks. Part VI: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 35. Improving Spelling. 36. Knowing When to Capitalize. 37. Using Italics. 38. Using Hyphens. 39. Using Abbreviations. 40. Using Numbers. Part VII: CONDUCTING RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES. 41. Developing a Research Project. 42. Finding Information. 43. Evaluating Sources. 44. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources. 45. Synthesizing Sources. 46. Using Sources Ethically. 47. MLA Documentation Style. 48. APA Documentation Style. Part VIII: COMPOSING FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS. 49. Grammar and Style for Multilingual Writers. Glossary of Usage. Answers to Selected Exercises. Credits. Index. Correction Symbols.