New Century Handbook

ISBN-10: 0205553680
ISBN-13: 9780205553686
Edition: 4th 2008
List price: $83.00
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 6.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

The New Century,Fourth Edition, (paper bound) meets students where they are-as writers and researchers in an electronic age.nbsp; 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.nbsp;nbsp;

Writing
Writing to Learn
Why do we write?
How important is writing to success?
How do we communicate effectively?
Has technology changed how we write?
How can this handbook help?
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Viewing
Think critically
Read actively and critically
View actively and critically
Preparing
Overview of the writing process
Experiment and explore
Invent and prewrite
Gather information
Plan and organize
Composing
Review
Draft
Collaborate
STUDENT SAMPLE: Draft
Rewriting
Shift from writer to reader
Revise
Edit
Proofread
Give and receive feedback
STUDENT SAMPLE: Final paper
Structuring Paragraphs
Unified paragraphs
Organizational patterns
Sentence-linking techniques
Verb tense, person, and number
Parallelism and coherence
Appropriate length
Link with key words
Effective introductions and conclusions
Formulating Arguments
Arguable thesis
Purpose and audience
Supporting evidence
STUDENT SAMPLE: Argument paper
Understand alternative views
Test your main points
Build a compelling case
Avoid fallacies
Structure your argument
Electronic argument
Visual argument
RESEARCH.
The Research Project
Become a researcher
Scheduling
Research notebook
Working bibliography
Background information
Focused research
Using the Internet for research
Use Internet sources
Know the Internet and Web
Search the Internet and Web
STUDENT SAMPLES
Database and Internet searches
Evaluating Electronic and Print Sources
Legitimate sources
STUDENT SAMPLE: Web links evaluation <P styl

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