Writer's Reference

ISBN-10: 0312601433
ISBN-13: 9780312601430
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

A Writer's Reference, the most widely adopted handbook in the United States, continues to be groundbreaking in its simplicity, offering the right content in an accessible format. New coauthor Nancy Sommers's own research, campus travel, and classroom experience keep the handbook in tune with the needs of academic writers. In a trusted quick-reference format, the seventh edition delivers advice on all the right topics: working with sources, revising with comments, preparing a portfolio, and more.A Writer's Referenceoffers unprecedented flexibility with several versions to choose from -- a handbook that's truly at your service.

Composing and revising
Planning
Drafting
Revising
New section on portfolio keeping
Writing paragraphs
Designing documents
Writing with technology
Academic writing
Writing about texts
New annotated advertisement
Constructing reasonable arguments
New argument paper
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
Verb forms, tenses, and moods
Pronouns
Adjectives and adverbs
Sentence fragments
Run-on sentences
Multilingual writers and ESL challenges
Verbs
Articles
Sentence structure
Using adjectives
Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Punctuation and mechanics
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon and the colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other punctuation marks
Spelling and hyphenation
Capitalization
Abbreviations and numbers
Italics
Basic grammar
Parts of speech
Parts of sentences
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Researching
Conducting research
Evaluating sources
New feature on scholarly vs. popular sources
New feature on evaluating Web sites
Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
New sample annotated bibliography
New box on avoiding plagiarism
Choosing a documentation style
Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
New coverage of synthesis
Documenting sources
New annotated documentation models
Manuscript format; sample paper
New research case study
Sample Paper
And CMS papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
New coverage of synthesis
Documenting sources
New annotated documentation models
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Sample Paper
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Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
New Citations at a glance
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