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Practical Handbook for Writing in the Humanities

ISBN-10: 015505015X
ISBN-13: 9780155050150
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael C. Milam
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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES is an inexpensive concise guide to composition for students in the humanities. This simple, straightforward guide to the structure and style of college writing is meant for students of Humanities instructors who require writing assignments but have little time to give formal instruction in composition.

Preface
Introduction
Instructions for the Student
Essay Structure
The Formal Essay
Structure
Style
Writing and Reading
Preparing to Write: Critical Thinking
Analyzing a Subject
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Recognizing the Importance of Evidence
Applying Logic
Critical Thinking and Critical Writing
The First Step: The Thesis
Sample Thesis One
Sample Thesis Two
Sample Analysis: Poetry
Reading and Thinking
Criteria for Analysis
From Analysis to Thesis
From Thesis to Outline
Sample Analysis: Painting
Form
Content
Form Analysis
Content Analysis
From Analysis to Thesis
From Thesis to Outline
Preparing the Structure: The Outline
Preparing the Final Product: The Format
Sample Paper in the MLA Style
Writing and Research Basics
Notes on Format and Style
Format
Style
Punctuation of Titles, Names, and Other Matters
Titles
Names, Periods, Styles, Dates
Foreign Words, Possessives, Contractions
The Research Paper
Structure
Support
Documentation
The Process
Primary and Secondary Sources
Using the Computer in Library Research
Library Databases
Bibliographical Information and Locating Material
Evaluating Sources
A Final Comment on Research
The Use of Sources
Direct Quotation
Paraphrase
Major Idea
Plagiarism
Intentional Plagiarism
Unintentional Plagiarism
Punishment for Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
In-Text Citation of Sources
Parenthetical Documentation
Footnotes
Footnotes in MLA Style
Footnotes in Chicago Style
Endnotes
Works Cited
Bibliography
Constructing a Bibliography
Bibliographical Documentation
Notes on Punctuation of Bibliographical Documentation
Bibliographical Documentation in MLA Style
Bibliographical Documentation in Chicago Style
Bibliographical Documentation in the Columbia Online Humanities Style
Documentation of Online Sources
Sample Bibliography in MLA Style with Columbia Online Humanities Style for Online Documentation
Sample Bibliography in Chicago Style with Columbia Online Humanities Style for Online Documentation
Sample Research Paper in MLA Style
Analyzing Your Paper
Analysis of Research Paper
Editing and Rewriting
Sentence Punctuation
Dependent and Independent Clauses
Conjunctions
Sample Grading Sheet
Grading Abbreviations, Words, and Symbols
Appendixes
How to Study in College
How to Read
How to Read a Textbook
How to Take Notes
How to Answer an Essay Question
Index

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