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Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update

ISBN-10: 0312593325
ISBN-13: 9780312593322
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: Diana Hacker
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Description: A Writer's Referenceis the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support  More...

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Book details

List price: $61.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

A Writer's Referenceis the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content. A Writer's Reference with Exercisesis tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets. A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplinesprovides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines. A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literatureincludes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays. A Writer's Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writersincludes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

Composing and revising
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Writing paragraphs
Designing documents
Academic writing
Writing about texts
Constructing arguments
Evaluating arguments
Writing in the disciplines
Sentence style
Parallelism
Needed words
Problems with modifiers
Shifts
Mixed constructions
Sentence emphasis
Sentence variety
Word choice
Glossary of usage
Wordy sentences
Active verbs
Appropriate language
Exact language
The dictionary and thesaurus
Grammatical sentences
Subject-verb agreement
Other problems with verbs
Problems with pronouns
Adjectives and adverbs
Sentence fragments
Run-on sentences
ESL Challenges
Verbs
Sentence structure
Articles and types of nouns
Using adjectives
Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other marks
Mechanics
Spelling
The hyphen
Capitalization
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics (Underlining)
Researching
Conducting Research
Evaluating sources
Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
Choosing a style of documentation
MLA papers
Supporting a thesis
Avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
Manuscript format
Student Essay
APA and CMS papers (coverage parallels MLA's)
APA-1 CMS-1
APA-2 CMS-2
APA-3 CMS-3
APA-4 CMS-4
APA-5 CMS-5
Student Essay Sample Pages
Basic grammar
Parts of speech
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