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New Century Handbook

ISBN-10: 0205329705
ISBN-13: 9780205329700
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: "The New Century, "Fourth Edition, meets students where they are-as writers and researchers in an electronic age. This handbook shows students how to use new technologies to make appropriate rhetorical choices and to become more successful college  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/25/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 976
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

"The New Century, "Fourth Edition, meets students where they are-as writers and researchers in an electronic age. This handbook shows students how to use new technologies to make appropriate rhetorical choices and to become more successful college writers in all of their courses, while also providing clear, comprehensive coverage of handbook basics-writing, grammar and usage, research, and documentation.

Writing
Reading Critically
Think Critically
Read Critically
Preparing
Experiment and Explore
Invent and Prewrite
Gather Information
Plan and Organize
Composing
Review
Draft
Collaborate
Try Composing with a Computer
Rewriting
Shift from Writer to Reader
Revise
Edit
Proofread
Give and Receive Feedback
Review A Model Student Paper
Structuring Paragraphs
Write Unified Paragraphs
Use Clear Organizational Patterns
Use Sentence-Linking Techniques
Be Consistent with Verb Tense, Person, and Number
Use Parallelism to Make Paragraphs Coherent
Decide on Appropriate Paragraph Length
Link Paragraphs with Key Words
Construct Effective Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
Formulating Arguments
Formulate an Arguable Thesis
Generate Good Supporting Evidence
Take Note of Evidence for Alternative Views
Develop and Test the Main Points
Build a Compelling Case
Structure the Argument
Avoid Logical and Emotional Fallacies
Research
The Research Project
Become a Researcher
Schedule a Time Frame
Create a Research Notebook
Create a Working Bibliography
Gather Background Information
Conduct Focused Research
Using the Internet for Research
Use Internet Sources throughout the Research Process
Get to Know the Internet and the Web
Search the Internet and the Web
Follow a Student Internet Search
Evaluating Electronic and Print Sources
Choose Legitimate Sources
Follow a Student's Evaluation of Web Links
Using Sources
Use Sources Responsibly
Quote Sources Sparingly
Paraphrase Sources Accurately
Summarize Sources Briefly
Writing the Research Paper
Review the Rhetorical Stance and Thesis
Plan a Structure
Write a Draft
Review and Revise Your Draft
Follow Formatting Conventions
MLA Documentation
MLA Documentation
APA, CMS, AND CBE Documentation
APA, CMS, and CBE Documentation
Document by Using the APA System
Document by Using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) System
Document by Using the CBE System
Document Design
Design Principles and Graphics
Follow the Three Basic Design Principles
Use Formatting Tools
Use Graphics
Review Your Document
Designing for the Web
Generate a Basic Design for the Web
Planning Your Web Document
Writing for the Web
Construct the Individual Web Pages
Using HTML to Embed Codes
Refining Your Website
Transfer Your Site to an Internet Server
Special Purpose Writing
Using Electronic Mail
Locate E-mail Addresses
Practice Good E-mail Etiquette
Use File Attachments
Writing about Literature
Write Interpretively or Analytically about Literature
Business Writing
Write Concise and Professional Business Letters
Write Specifically Tailored Letters of Application
Write Appropriately Packed Résumés
Write Focused Memos
Essay Exams
Prepare for an Essay Exam
Attend to the Writing Process
Correct Sentences
Sentence Structure
Learn to Identify Parts of Speech
Learn to Identify Basic Sentence Patterns
Learn to Expand Sentences
Learn How to Classify Sentences
Pronoun Problems
Make Pronouns Agree in Number and Gender with Their Antecedents
Refer to a Specific Noun Antecedent
Avoid Vague Use of This, That, Which, and It
Be Consistent with Use of That and Which
Use the Subjective Case When a Pronoun Functions as a Sentence Subject, Clause Subject, or Subject Complement
Use the Objective Case When a Pronoun Functions as an Object
Test for Pronoun Case in Compound Constructions by Using the Pronoun Alone
Choose the Form for an Interrogative or Relative Pronoun Based on How It Functions in Its Clause
Use Possessive Pronouns to Show Ownership
Choose the Case for a Pronoun in a Comparison Based on How It Would Function in Its Own Clause
Verbs
Learn the Regular Verb Forms
Learn Common Irregular Verb Forms
Know How to Use Auxiliary Verbs
Learn the Verb Tenses
Observe Sequence of Tenses
Use Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Correctly
Favor Active over Passive Voice
Make Sure Verbs Are in the Proper Mood
Adjectives and Adverbs
Use Adjectives to Modify Nouns
Avoid Overuse of Nouns as Modifiers
Use Adverbs to Modify Verbs, Adjectives, Other Adverbs, and Clauses
Be Aware of Some Commonly Confused Adjectives
Use Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Avoid Double Negatives
Common Grammar Problems
Sentence Fragments
Make Sentences Grammatically Complete
Connect Dependent Clauses
Connect Sentences
Use Sentence Fragments Only for Special Effect
Commas Splices and Run-On Sentences
Turn One Clause into a Subordinate Clause
Separate Clauses with a Comma and a Coordinating Conjunction
Separate Independent Clauses with a Semicolon
Separate Independent Clauses with a Period
Subject-Verb Agreement
Plural Subjects Require Plural Verbs
Singular Subjects Require Singular Verbs
Compound Subjects Usually Require Plural Verbs
With a Disjunctive Subject, the Verb Should Agree in Number with the Part of the Subject Closest to It
Indefinite Pronouns with a Singular Sense Take Singular Verbs
Those with a Plural Sense Take Plural Verbs
Collective Nouns Typically Take Singular Verbs
Nouns That Are Plural in Form but Singular in Sense Require Singular Verbs
A Linking Verb Always Agrees with Its Subject
In a Sentence Beginning with the Expletive Here or There and Some Form of the Verb Be, the Verb Should Agree with Its True Subject
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Position Modifiers Close to the Words They Modify
Avoid Ambiguity
Try to Put Lengthy Modifiers at the Beginning or End
Avoid Disruptive Modifiers
Avoid Dangling Modifiers
Faulty Shifts
Avoid Unnecessary Shifts in Point of View
Avoid Unnecessary Shifts in Verb Tense, Mood, and Subject
Avoid Shifts in Tone
Avoid Mixed Constructions
Create Consistency between Subjects and Predicates
Avoid Unmarked Shifts between Direct and Indirect Discourse
Effective Sentences And Words
Clarity and Conciseness
Avoid Excessively Long Sentences
Avoid Unnecessary Repetition and Redundancy
Use Passive Voice Only Where Appropriate
Eliminate Wordy Phrases
Avoid a Noun-Heavy Style
Choose Words That Express Your Meaning Precisely
Use That
When Necessary to Clarify Sentence Structure
Make Comparisons Complete and Clear
Avoid Multiple Negation
Coordination and Subordination
Look for a Way to Combine Closely Related Sentences
Coordinate Related Sentences of Equal Value
Subordinate Less Important Ideas
Parallelism
Put Parallel Content in Parallel Form
Make All Items in a List or Series Parallel
Use Parallelism with Correlative Conjunctions
Use Parallelism for Comparisons or Contrasts
Make Parallel Constructions Complete and Clear
Variety
Vary Sentence Length
Vary Sentence Structure
Avoid Excessive Repetition
Word-Processing Tools and Online Resources for Improving Sentences
Use a Style/Grammar Checker Only with Caution
Use Style Templates
Use Other Applications for Sentence Revision
Consult Internet Resources for Writing Help
Choosing the Right Words
Choose the Right Denotation
Choose the Right Connotation
Find the Right Level of Formality
Avoid Jargon, Slang, or Dialect
Avoid Pretentiousness
Use Figurative Language
Avoiding Biased Language
Avoid Biased Gender References
Avoid Biased Language about Race and Ethnicity
Avoid Biased Language about Age
Avoid Biased Language about Other Differences
Using a Thesaurus and Dictionary
Use a Thesaurus to Find Exact Word
Use a Dictionary to Learn about Words
Punctuation
End Punctuation
The Period
Use a Period to Mark the End of a Statement
Use Periods to Punctuate Initials and Many Abbreviations
Use Periods to Mark Basic Divisions in Units and Computer Names
Avoid Common Misuses of Periods
The Question Mark
Use a Question Mark after a Direct Request
Do Not Use a Question Mark after an Indirect Question
The Exclamation Point
Use an Exclamation Point to Signal a Strong Statement
The Comma
Use a Comma to Set Off an Introductory Phrase or Clause
Use a Comma before a Coordinating Conjunction to Separate Independent Clauses
Use Commas between Items in a Series
Use Commas to Separate Coordinate Adjectives
Use Commas to Set off Nonessential Phrases or Clauses
Use Commas to Set off Conjunctive Adverbs
Use Commas with Dates, Place Names and Addresses, Titles and Degrees, and Numbers
Use Commas with Speaker Tags
Use Commas with Markers of Direct Address
Avoid Misuse of Commas
The Semicolon
Use a Semicolon to Separate Independent Clauses Not Linked by a Coordinating Conjunction
Use a Semicolon to Separate Independent Clauses Linked by a Conjunctive Adverb
Use Semicolons in a Series with Internal Punctuation
Place Semicolon Outside Quotation Marks
Avoid Common Semicolon Errors
The Colon
Use a Colon to Introduce a List or Appositive
Use a Colon to Set off a Second Independent Clauses That Explain the First
Use a Colon to Introduce a Quotation
Use Colons in Titles
Use Colons in Business Letters and Memos
Use Colons in Numbers and Addresses
The Apostrophe
Use Apostrophes with Nouns to Indicate Possession
Use Apostrophes to Indicate Contractions and Omitted Letters
Use Apostrophes to Mark Certain Plural Forms
Avoid Misusing the Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Use Quotation Marks for Exact Direct Quotations
Use Quotation Marks to Suggest Skepticism about a Term
Use Quotation Marks to Indicate Shifts of Register
Use Quotation Marks When Citing Titles of Short Works
Follow Standard Practice in Using Other Punctuation with Quotations
Other Punctuation Marks.Parentheses
Use Parentheses to Insert Parenthetical Comments
Do Not Overuse Parentheses
Use Parentheses around Letters or Numbers to Set off Embedded Lists
Dashes
Use Dashes to Highlight Extra Informational Comments
Use Dashes to Set off Important or Surprising Points
Confine Yourself to One Pair of Dashes Per Sentence
Brackets
Use Brackets to Insert Editorial Comments or Clarifications into Quotations
Use Brackets with the Word Sic
Use Brackets to Acknowledge Editorial Emphasis within a Quotation
Use Brackets for Parenthetical Comments within Parentheses
Ellipses
Use an Ellipsis to Indicate a Deletion from a Quotation
Use an Ellipsis to Indicate a Pause in a Sentence
Slashes
Use Slashes to Separate Lines of Poetry Quoted within a Sentence
Use a Slash to Show Alternatives
Use a Slash to Indicate a Fraction
Use Slashes in Internet Addresses
Use Slashes in Writing Dates Informally
Mechanics And Spelling
Capital Letters and Italics
Capital Letters
Capitalize the First Word of All Free-Standing Sentences
Capitalize All Names, Associated Titles, and Proper Adjectives
Capitalize All Significant Words in Titles
Follow the Owner's Preferences in Capitalizing E-mail Addresses and URLs
Italics
Italicize Titles of Independent Creative Works
Italicize URLs and E-mail Addresses
Italicize Names of Vehicles
Italicize Foreign Words and Phrases
Italicize Words, Letters, and Numbers Referred to as Such
Italicize Words for Emphasis
Abbreviations and Numbers.Abbreviations
Abbreviate Titles, Ranks, and Degrees Only before Or after Full Names
Use Abbreviations after Numerical Dates and Times
Use Latin Abbreviations Sparingly
Use Acronyms and Initials Only if Their Meaning Is Clear
Avoid Most Other Abbreviations in Formal Writing
Numbers
Use Figures with Abbreviations and Conventionally Numerical References
Write out Other Numbers That Can Be Expressed in One or Two Words
Write out Numbers That Begin Sentences
When One Number Modifies Another, Write One as a Figure and the Other as a Word
Write Related Numbers Alike
The Hyphen
Consult Your Dictionary in Hyphenating Compounds
Hyphenate Compounds Acting as Adjectives before Nouns
Hyphenate Spelled-Out Fractions and Numbers from Twenty-One through Ninety-Nine
Hyphenate to Avoid Ambiguity and Awkward Spellings
Use Hyphens for End-of-Line Word Division
Spelling
Use a Spell-Checker
Master Troublesome Homonyms
Guard against Common Spelling Errors
Learn General Spelling Rules and Patterns
Esl Issues
Tips On Nouns and Articles
Use the Plural Only with Count Nouns
Use the for Specific References
Use the with Most Proper Nouns Derived from Common Nouns
Use a or an in Nonspecific References to Singular Count Nouns
Use No Article in Nonspecific References to Plural Count Nouns or Noncount Nouns
Tips On Verbs
Phrasal Verbs
Note Phrasal Verbs as You Listen and Read
Verb Complements
Learn Which Verbs Take Gerunds as Complements
Learn Which Verbs Take to
Infinitives as Complements
Learn Which Verbs Take Both Gerunds and to
Infinitives as Complements
Learn Which Verbs Take Only Unmarked Infinitives as Complements
Verbs of State
Do Not Use the Progressive Tense with Verbs of State
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
Use Only a Base Verb Form Immediately after a Modal Auxiliary
Do Not Use More Than One Modal at a Time
Conditional Sentences
In Factual Conditionals, Use the Same Verb Tense in Both Parts
In Predictive Conditionals, Use a Present-Tense Verb in the if Clause and an Appropriate Modal in the Result Clause
In Hypothetical Conditionals, Use a Past-Tense Verb in the if Clause and Would, Could, or Might
In the Result Clause
Tips On Word Order
String Adjectives in the Order Preferred in English
String Nouns for Easiest Recognition
Use Meaning to Place Adverbs That Modify Verbs
Place Adverbs Directly before Adjectives or Adverbs That They Modify
Place Adverbs before Sentences or Clauses That They Modify
Do Not Put an Adverb between a Verb and Its Object
Tips On Vocabulary
Look for Cognates, but Watch Out for False Friends
Try to Get a Feel for Collocations
Learn Idioms in Their Entirety
Glossary of Computer Terms
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Glossary of Usage

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