Writer's FAQs A Pocket Handbook

ISBN-10: 0130213993
ISBN-13: 9780130213990
Edition: 2000
Authors: Muriel Harris
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Description: A brief, 240 page spiral bound handbook for any writing course or writing-intensive course in English and other disciplines. For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/3/1999
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 234
Size: 4.53" wide x 8.46" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

A brief, 240 page spiral bound handbook for any writing course or writing-intensive course in English and other disciplines. For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics as well as the most current information on conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE citation formats. ALL writersnot only those in composition courseswill find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; and documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources. Writers don't need to know grammatical terms because lists of frequently answered questions lead them to needed explanations offered in a friendly, informal tone and a highly readable style.

Writing
Checklist for effective papers
Sentence Choices
Clarity
Conciseness
Variety
Voice (Formal and Informal)
Mixed Constructions
Active and Passive Verbs
Parallelism
Transitions
Nonsexist Language
Sentence Grammar
Fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Subjects and Verbs
Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Modifiers
Shifts
Punctuation
Sentence Punctuation Patterns (for Commas, Semicolons, and Colons)
Commas
Apostrophes
Semicolons
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation
Mechanics
Capitalization
Italics
Numbers
Abbreviations
Spelling
Multilingual Speakers (ESL)
American Style in Writing
Verbs
Nouns (Count and Noncount)
Articles (A, An, and The
Prepositions
Omitted/Repeated Words
Idioms
Research
Doing Research
Evaluating Sources
Using Sources
Online
Research Online
Web Resources
Evaluating Internet Sources
Citing Internet Sources
Documentation
MLA Style
APA Style
Other Formats
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Index
Corrections Symbols
User's Guide (inside back cover)

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