The Wadsworth Handbook (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 7 available in Hardcover
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- Cengage Learning
Tailored to student learning styles and needs, grounded in student models, and used as a resource for all academic and workplace contexts, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, 7/e now expands the concept of writing to encompass both visual and electronic texts while offering more coverage on the writing process, research, and writing in the disciplines.
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
Part 1: WRITING ESSAYS. 1. Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone. 2. Reading to Write. 3. Planning an Essay. 4. Shaping Your Material. 5. Drafting and Revising. 6. Writing an Essay: A Case Study. 7. Writing Paragraphs. 8. Combining Paragraphs: The Writers Purpose. 9. Thinking Critically. 10. Writing Argumentative Essays. Student Writer at Work: Writing an Argumentative Essay. Part 2: DOING RESEARCH. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Doing Library and Field Research. 13. Doing Internet Research. 14. Evaluating Web Sites. 15. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources. 16. Avoiding Plagiarism. 17. Doing Research: A Case Study. Student Writer at Work: Synthesizing Sources. Part 3: DOCUMENTATION STYLES. 18. MLA Documentation Style. 19. APA Documentation Style. 20. Chicago Documentation Style. 21. CSE (Formerly CBE) and Other Documentation Styles. Student Writer at Work: Using MLA Documentation Style. Part 4: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES. 22. Writing in the Humanities. 23. Writing about Literature. 24. Writing in the Social Sciences. 25. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences. Student Writer at Work: Writing about Literature. Part 5: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. 26. Ten Habits of Successful Students. 27. Writing Essay Exams. 28. Writing for the Workplace. 29. Designing Effective Documents. 30. Designing Web Sites. 31. Making Oral Presentations. Student Writer at Work: Applying for a Job. Part 6: SENTENCE STYLE. 32. Building Simple Sentences. 33. Building Compound and Complex Sentences. 34. Writing Varied Sentences. 35. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 36. Writing Concise Sentences. Student Writer at Work: Improving Sentence Style. Part 7: SOLVING COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS. 37. Revising Sentence Fragments. 38. Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 39. Revising Faulty Modification. 40. Using Parallelism. 41. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. Student Writer at Work: Solving Common Sentence Problems. Part 8: USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY. 42. Choosing Words. 43. Using a Dictionary. 44. Improving Spelling. Student Writer at Work: Using Words Effectively. Part 9: UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR. 45. Parts of Speech. 46. Using Nouns and Pronouns. 47. Using Verbs. 48. Revising Agreement Errors. 49. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. Student Writer at Work: Understanding Grammar. Part 10: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS. 50. Using End Punctuation. 51. Using Commas. 52. Using Semicolons. 53. Using Apostrophes. 54. Using Quotation Marks. 55. Using Other Punctuation Marks. 56. Capitalization. 57. Italics. 58. Hyphens. 59. Abbreviations. 60. Numbers. Student Writer at Work: Understanding Punctuation. Part 11: BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 61. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Student Writer at Work: Editing for ESL Writers. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms. Credits. Index.