Rules of Thumb

ISBN-10: 0073405965

ISBN-13: 9780073405964

Edition: 9th 2013

List price: $74.67 Buy it from $22.51 Rent it from $18.89
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Rules of Thumbis a concise, user-friendly, and affordable handbook developed around students' real writing needs. An invaluable companion for writers at all levels, it gives students the advice they need on writing, research, grammar, and style in a clear and engaging voice. Reflecting the most current APA documentation styles, the eighth edition remains the ideal handbook for improving grammar without overwhelming student writers with specialized terminology.

Used Starting from $25.39
New Starting from $80.87
Rent Starting from $18.89
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $74.67
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.616

A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia, Jay Silverman has received fellowhsips from the Fulbright-Hayes Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught at Vriginia Highlands Community College and at Nassau Community College where he received the Honors Program award for Excellence in Teaching.

As Chair of the English Department of Nassau Community College for six years, Diana Roberts Wienbroer coordinated a department of 150 faculty members and served on the Executive Council of the Association of Departments of English. Besides teaching writing for over thirty years, both in Texas and New York, she has studied and taught film criticism. She is also the author of THE McGRAW-HILL GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION, 1997.

Acknowledgments
The Meaning of "Rule of Thumb"
How to Use Rides of Thumb
The Basics: Spelling Punctuation, and Grammar
A Word about Correctness
Commonly Confused Words
One Word or Two?
Spelling
Capitalization
Abbreviations and Numbers
Apostrophes
Consistent Pronouns
I vs. Me, She vs. Her, He vs. Him, Who vs. Whom
Vague Pronouns
Recognizing Complete Sentences
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments
Feature: Using Bui, However, Although
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
Dashes and Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Titles: Italics, Underlines, or Quotation Marks?
Shifting Verb Tenses
Verb Agreement
Word Endings: -s and -ed
Parallel Structure
Dangling Constructions
Mixed Sentence Patterns
Putting A Paper Together
What to Do When You're Stuck
Addressing Your Audience
Writing with a Thesis
Arguing for Your Position
Finding an Organization for Your Essay
Introductions
Paragraphs-Long and Short
Transitions
Incorporating Quotations
Conclusions
How to Make a Paper Longer (and When to Make It Shorter)
How to Work on a Second Draft
Shortcuts for "Word"
Proofreading Tips
Format of College Papers
Special Case: Writing an Essay in Class
Special Case: Writing about Literature
Feature: Reminders for Literature Essays
The Research Paper
Seven Steps to a Research Paper
How to Conduct Research
Feature: Sizing Up a Website
Feature: Tips for Fact Checking
Going Beyond Google and Wikipedia
Feature: When You Find Too Few or Too Many Sources
Writing the Research Paper
Feature: Powerpoint Presentations
Plagiarism (Cheating)
What Is Documentation?
Feature: Where to Find Specific Entries for Works Cited, References, and Bibliography
Documentation: The MLA Style
Documentation: The APA Style
Documentation: Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliography
Style
Finding Your Voice
Adding Details
Repetition: Bad, Not-So-Bad, and Good
Eliminating Inappropriate Language
Trimming Wordiness
Using Strong Verbs
Varying Your Sentences
Recognizing Clich�s
Keeping a Journal
Postscript
A List of Valuable Sources
About the Authors
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×