Prentice Hall Reference Guide

ISBN-10: 0205782310
ISBN-13: 9780205782314
Edition: 8th 2011
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Description: Thirty years of experience at the Purdue University writing center told Muriel Harris that few students could effectively use their handbook. A truly useful textbook, she felt, would have ways to help students find the information they were seeking  More...

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List price: $91.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Thirty years of experience at the Purdue University writing center told Muriel Harris that few students could effectively use their handbook. A truly useful textbook, she felt, would have ways to help students find the information they were seeking without having to know the terminology, would be clear and easy to understand for all students, and would be written in a student-friendly language and tone to avoid the intimidating formal instructional tone of some handbooks. These principles became the foundation of Harris's Prentice Hall Reference Guide.

Table of Contents
Preface
Compare and Correct, Question and Correct
Compare and Correct CC
Question and Correct QC
Writing Processes
Thinking About Writing
The Rhetorical Triangle
Topic
Audience
Purpose
Medium
Writing Processes and Strategies
Planning
Thesis
Drafting
Organizing
Collaborating
Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Paragraphs
Unity
Coherence
Development
Introductions and Conclusions
Patterns of Organization
Document Design
Principles of Document Design
Incorporating Visuals
Paper Preparation
Multimedia Presentations
Writing for the Web
Writing for College and Career
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing for the Sciences
Writing for the Social Sciences
Writing for the Humanities
Writing Essay Exams
Writing About Literature
Ways to Write about Literature
Writing the Assignment
Conventions in Writing about Literature
Sample Literature Paper
Critical Reading, Thinking, and Arguing
Reading Arguments Critically
Finding an Arguable Topic
Developing Arguments
Recognizing and Avoiding Logical Fallacies
Organizing Your Argument
Sample Argument Paper
Visual Argument
Similarities and Differences Between Written and Visual Arguments
Appeals in Visual Argument
Logical Fallacies in Visual Argument
Creating Visual Arguments
Professional Writing
Memos
Sample Memo
E-Mail
Business Letters
Sample Letter
Cover Letters
Sample Cover Letter
R�sum�s
Sample R�sum�s
Creating Print and Electronic Portfolios
Developing Portfolios
E-Portfolios
Revising Sentences for Accuracy, Clarity, and Variety
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Comma Splices
Fused or Run-On Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
Singular and Plural Subjects
Buried Subjects
Compound Subjects
OrandEither/Orin Subjects
Clauses and Phrases as Subjects
Indefinites as Subjects
Collective Nouns and Amounts as Subjects
Plural Words as Subjects
Titles, Company Names, Words, and Quotations as Subjects
Linking Verbs
There (is/are),Here (is/are), andIt
Who, Which, That,andOne ofas Subjects
Sentence Fragments
Unintentional Fragments
Intentional Fragments
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced Modifiers
Parallel Constructions
Parallel Structure
Faulty Parallelism
Consistency (Avoiding Shifts)
Shifts in Person or Number
Shifts in Verb Tense
Shifts in Tone
Shifts in Voice (Active/Passive)
Shifts in Discourse
Faulty Predication
Coordination and Subordination
Coordination
Subordination
Sentence Clarity
Moving from Known (Old) to Unknown (New) Information
Using Positive Instead of Negative Statements
Avoiding Double Negatives
Using Verbs Instead of Nouns
Making the Intended Subject the Sentence Subject
Using Active Instead of Passive Voice
Transitions
Repetition of a Key Term or Phrase
Synonyms
Pronouns
Transitional Words and Phrases
Transitions In and Between Paragraphs
Sentence Variety
Combining Sentences
Adding Words
Changing Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Parts of Sentences
Verbs
Verb Phrases
Verb Forms
Verb Tense
Verb Voice (Active/Passive)
Verb Mood
Modal Verbs
Nouns and Pronouns
Nouns
Pronouns
Pronoun Case and Reference
Pronoun Case
Pronoun Reference
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives and Adverbs
A/An/The
Comparisons
Prepositions
Common Prepositions
Idiomatic Expressions
Other Prepositions
Subjects
Phrases
Clauses
Independent Clauses
Dependent Clauses
Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases
Essential Clauses and Phrases
Nonessential Clauses and Phrases
Sentences
Sentence Purposes
Sentence Structures
Style and Word Choice
Style Versus Grammar
General and Specific Language
General Versus Specific Statements
General Versus Specific Words
Concrete Versus Abstract Words
Glossary of Usage
Conciseness and Wordiness
Passive Versus Active Voice
Unnecessary and Inappropriate Language
Clich�s
Pretentious Language
Offensive Language
Appropriate Language
Standard English
Levels of Formality
Emphasis
Denotation and Connotation
Colloquialisms, Slang Terms, and Regionalisms
Jargon and Technical Terms
Nonsexist Language
Alternatives toMan
Alternative Job Titles
Alternatives to the Male or Female Pronoun
Punctuation
Commas
Commas in Compound Sentences
Commas After Introductory Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Commas with Essential and Nonessential Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Commas in Series and Lists
Commas with Adjectives
Commas with Dates, Addresses, Geographical Names, and Numbers
Other Uses for Commas
Unnecessary Commas
Apostrophes
Apostrophes with Possessives
Apostrophes with Contractions
Apostrophes with Plurals
Unnecessary Apostrophes
Semicolons
Semicolons in Compound Sentences
Semicolons in a Series
Semicolons with Quotation Marks
Unnecessary Semicolons
Colons
Colons to Announce Elements at the End of a Sentence
Colons to Separate Independent Clauses
Colons to Announce Quotations
Colons in Salutations and Between Elements
Colons with Quotation Marks
Unnecessary Colons
Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks with Direct and Indirect Quotations
Quotation Marks for Minor Titles and Parts of Wholes
Quotation Marks for Words
Use of Other Punctuation with Quotation Marks
Unnecessary Quotation Marks
Hyphens
Hyphens to Divide Words
Hyphens to Form Compound Words
Hyphens to Join Word Units
Hyphens to Join Prefixes, Suffixes, and Letters to a Word
Hyphens to Avoid Ambiguity
End Punctuation
Periods
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Other Punctuation
Dashes
Slashes
Parentheses
Brackets
Ellipses (Omitted Words)
Mechanics and Spelling
Capitals
Abbreviations
Abbreviating Numbers
Abbreviating Titles
Abbreviating Place Names
Abbreviating Measurements
Abbreviating Dates
Abbreviating Initials Used as Names
Abbreviating Latin Expressions
Abbreviating Documentation
Numbers
Italics
Italics for Titles
Italics for Other Uses
Spelling
Proofreading
Spell-Checkers
Some Spelling Guidelines
Plurals
Sound-Alike Words (Homonyms)
For Multilingual Writers
American Style in Writing
American Style
English Grammar vs. Grammar of Other Languages
American English and World Englishes
Web Sites for ESL Resources
Verbs
Verbs
Helping Verbs with Main Verbs
Two-Word (Phrasal) Verbs
Verbs with�ingandto+Verb Forms
Research
MLA Documentation
APA, CM, and CSE Documentation

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