Become a more effective reader, researcher, and writer with THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK. This handbook will give you the tools to understand how best to approach any opportunity for writing. Assignments, sample papers, and clear guidelines for writing conventions in a variety of disciplines will help you situate yourself as an effective writer in classes across the curriculum. Visual aids help reinforce and illustrate key concepts throughout the book, making it easy to grasp essential ideas and hone your writing skills quickly. The thorough coverage of various research methods, including traditional library research, online research, and multiple concepts of field research, will help you throughout your college career. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
About the Author
Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at The Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Glenn is widely known for her scholarship, leadership and teaching. Besides authoring THE HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING and co-authoring THE HARBRACE HANDBOOKS, she is author of the prize-winning RHETORIC RETOLD: REGENDERING THE TRADITION FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE; UNSPOKEN: A RHETORIC OF SILENCE; RHETORICAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA; LANDMARK ESSSAYS ON RHETORIC AND FEMINISM; RHETORIC AND WRITING IN THE NEW CENTURY; the forthcoming RHETORICAL FEMINISM AND THIS THING CALLED HOPE and several other titles. Dr. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award, Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the 2007 Rhetorician of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), as President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, on the CCCC and NCTE Executive Committees; as Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition and as a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Dr. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her six university teaching and mentoring awards.
Loretta Gray, Professor of English at Central Washington University, teaches composition, linguistics, rhetorical grammar, pedagogical grammar, discourse analysis and the principles and practices of TESOL. Her research has appeared in the TESOL Quarterly and the Journal of Basic Writing. Along with co-authoring THE HARBRACE HANDBOOKS, she has authored ENGLISH VERBS and co-authored RHETORICAL GRAMMAR and UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
Table of Contents
Part I: WRITING AND THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorical Situation. 2. Planning and Drafting Essays. 3. Revising and Editing Essays. 4. Managing Academic Writing. 5. Communicating Online. 6. Multimodal Composing. 7. Composing Arguments. Part II: RESEARCH. 8. Planning Research. 9. Finding Appropriate Sources. 10. Evaluating Print and Online Sources. 11. Using Sources Critically and Responsibly. Part III: DISCIPLINES AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES. 12. Writing about Literature. 13. MLA Documentation. 14. Writing in the Social Sciences. 15. APA Documentation. 16. Writing in the Humanities. 17. CMS Documentation. 18. Writing in the Natural Sciences. 19. CSE Documentation. 20. Writing in Business. Part IV: GRAMMAR. 21. Sentence Essentials. 22. Phrases and Clauses in Sentences. 23. Sentence Fragments. 24. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 25. Verbs. 26. Pronouns. 27. Modifiers. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 28. Sentence Unity. 29. Subordination and Coordination. 30. Parallelism. 31. Emphasis. 32. Variety. Part VI: EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE. 33. Good Usage. 34. Precise Word Choice. 35. Conciseness. Part VII: PUNCTUATION. 36. The Comma. 37. The Semicolon and Colon. 38. The Apostrophe. 39. Quotation Marks. 40. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks. Part VIII: MECHANICS. 41. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation. 42. Capitals. 43. Italics. 44. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers. Part IX: ADVICE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS. 45. Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives. 46. Verbs and Verb Forms. 47. Word Order. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms.