ISBN-10:
0321989732
ISBN-13:
2900321989733
Pub. Date:
02/03/2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Little DK Handbook / Edition 2

Little DK Handbook / Edition 2

by Anne Frances Wysocki

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ISBN-13: 2900321989733
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Series: Write On! Pocket Handbooks and Pearson Writer Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Together, Anne Frances Wysocki and Dennis Lynch have over 60 years of experience teaching writing and rhetoric in universities and literacy programs. Together and alone, they have published broadly on rhetoric, writing, and new literacies; developed print and digital learning materials; and offered workshops across the country. Dennis has run writing programs and teacher preparation programs; Anne has developed learning materials on digital and print literacies, life skills, and three-dimensional visualization for organizations ranging from Apple to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, from the U.S. Government to public/private ventures.

Table of Contents

1. A PROCESS FOR ACADEMIC COMPOSING

What is rhetoric?

What is composing?

A rhetorical process for composing

Understanding a project assignment

Composing in different academic genres

Academic composing...

2. FINDING IDEAS

A research process

Finding a general topic

Narrowing a topic

Questions to guide research

Kinds of research

Kinds of sources

Choosing sources

Periodical sources

Nonperiodical sources

Finding sources

Using your school’s library catalog

Which search results best help your research?

Starting a paper: One student’s process

3. EVALUATING AND TRACKING SOURCES ETHICALLY

Evaluating sources for RELEVANCE

Evaluating sources for CREDIBILITY

Evaluating sources for INTEGRITY

Why cite and document sources? Considering plagiarism and how to avoid it

The four facets of citing and documenting

Collecting citation information

From books

From periodicals

From webpages

From articles you find in a database of journals

Keeping track of sources: Starting a working bibliography

Hints and tips for collecting citation information

4. ENGAGING WITH AND ANALYZING SOURCES

Engaging with sources

Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting

Summarizing and paraphrasing others’ words

Quoting others’ words

Ways to use others’ words and ideas well

An annotated bibliography: Summary and response

Putting sources in dialogue with each other

What is analysis?: About critical reading

Analyzing to understand

Identifying rhetorical strategies

Analyzing thesis statements

Using rhetorical analysis to understand

Analyzing to evaluate

5. ARRANGING A PROJECT

Using analysis to develop a thesis statement

Using a thesis statement to arrange an academic paper

Arranging paragraphs for audience and purpose

Unified and coherent paragraphs

Paragraphs that develop

Multimodal arranging: Visual texts

Multimodal arranging: Oral presentations

6. DRAFTING A PROJECT, CONNECTING WITH AUDIENCES

Understanding your audience

Developing a statement of purpose

Composing a first draft

A rough draft

Once you’ve finished a draft...

Receiving feedback to a draft

Responding to your peers’ writing

7. REVISING WITH STYLE

Revising a project

Developing a revision plan

Styling paragraphs

Concluding paragraphs

Introductory paragraphs

Transitions between paragraphs

Passive voice

Styling sentences

Academic sentences

Sentences that are easy to read

Parallelism

Using coordination and subordination

Using inclusive language

Styling words

Multimodal style: Visual texts

Multimodal style: Oral presentations

Slides to support oral presentations

8. DOCUMENTING

MLA DOCUMENTATION

Guide to MLA Documentation Models

A Paper in MLA Format

A Works-Cited Page in MLA Format

MLA Documentation for In-Text Citations

Variations on the MLA In-Text Citation Pattern

MLA Documentation for Works Cited

“Stand-alone sources” and “Sources in containers”

Pattern: MLA Works Cited

Pattern: MLA Works Cited for Sources inside containers, inside containers

What sources need which elements

Figuring out a citation if there isn’t a model

Element 1: Author

Element 2: Source Titles

Element 3: Container Titles

Element 4: Other Contributors

Element 5: Version

Element 6: Number

Element 7: Publisher

Element 8: Publication Date

Element 9: Location

Citing sources when your project isn’t a research paper

APA DOCUMENTATION

Guide to APA Documentation Models

Pages from a Paper in APA Format

A Reference List Page in APA Format

APA Documentation for In-text Citations

Variations on the APA Pattern for In-text Citations

APA Documentation for Reference List Entries

Pattern: APA References for Periodical Sources

Pattern: APA References for Nonperiodical Sources

APA References

Author’s Name

Date of Publication

Place of Publication

Titles

Additional Information

Periodical Volume and Issue

For Online Texts

For Other Kinds of Sources

CSE DOCUMENTATION

Guide to CSE Documentation Models

CSE References: The Patterns

Details of the Patterns

CSE List of References

In-text Citations

Sample References

CMS DOCUMENTATION

Guide to CMS Documentation Models

CMS In-text Citations and Footnotes

Subsequent Note Entries

Bibliography

CMS Sample References

9. EDITING AND PROOFREADING YOUR WORK

Editing and proofreading

Making subject-verb agreement

Using verb tenses consistently

Using verb tenses in academic writing

Avoiding shifts in style and voice

Avoiding sentence fragments

Avoiding comma splices and fused sentences

Working with pronoun reference and agreement

Avoiding disruptive and dangling modifiers

Using apostrophes with possessive forms

Using articles conventionally

Using commas with introductory phrases

10. GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND MECHANICS

Grammar: Parts of Speech

Nouns

Pronouns

Adjectives

Articles

Verbs

Main verbs and helping verbs

Adverbs

Prepositions

Conjunctions

Grammar: Sentences

Sentence functions and patterns

Simple sentences

Subjects and predicates

Independent clauses

Compound sentences

Complex sentences

Compound-complex sentences

Punctuation

Commas

When not to use commas

Colons

Semicolons

Ellipses

Parentheses

Dashes

Brackets

Hyphens

Slashes

Quotation marks

Apostrophes

Periods

Question marks

Exclamation points

Mechanics

Using Italics and underlining

Spelling

Capitalizing words

Numbers

Abbreviations

Glossary

Index

Guide to Student Sample Work

Revision Checklist

Customer Reviews

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