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    Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update

    ISBN-10: 0312593325
    ISBN-13: 9780312593322
    Author(s): Diana Hacker
    Description: A Writer's Referenceis the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support  More...
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    Edition: 6th
    Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 512
    Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.672
    Language: English

    A Writer's Referenceis the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content. A Writer's Reference with Exercisesis tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets. A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplinesprovides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines. A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literatureincludes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays. A Writer's Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writersincludes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

    Composing and revising
    Planning
    Drafting
    Revising
    Writing paragraphs
    Designing documents
    Academic writing
    Writing about texts
    Constructing arguments
    Evaluating arguments
    Writing in the disciplines
    Sentence style
    Parallelism
    Needed words
    Problems with modifiers
    Shifts
    Mixed constructions
    Sentence emphasis
    Sentence variety
    Word choice
    Glossary of usage
    Wordy sentences
    Active verbs
    Appropriate language
    Exact language
    The dictionary and thesaurus
    Grammatical sentences
    Subject-verb agreement
    Other problems with verbs
    Problems with pronouns
    Adjectives and adverbs
    Sentence fragments
    Run-on sentences
    ESL Challenges
    Verbs
    Sentence structure
    Articles and types of nouns
    Using adjectives
    Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
    Punctuation
    The comma
    Unnecessary commas
    The semicolon
    The colon
    The apostrophe
    Quotation marks
    Other marks
    Mechanics
    Spelling
    The hyphen
    Capitalization
    Abbreviations
    Numbers
    Italics (Underlining)
    Researching
    Conducting Research
    Evaluating sources
    Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
    Choosing a style of documentation
    MLA papers
    Supporting a thesis
    Avoiding plagiarism
    Integrating sources
    Documenting sources
    Manuscript format
    Student Essay
    APA and CMS papers (coverage parallels MLA's)
    APA-1 CMS-1
    APA-2 CMS-2
    APA-3 CMS-3
    APA-4 CMS-4
    APA-5 CMS-5
    Student Essay Sample Pages
    Basic grammar
    Parts of speech
    Parts of sentences
    Subordinate word groups
    Sentence types

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