Bedford Handbook with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

ISBN-10: 0312652682
ISBN-13: 9780312652685
Edition: 8th 2010
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Book details

List price: $89.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 818
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

The Bedford Handbookcarries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers' needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, theHandbookfeatures clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together advice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What's more,The Bedford Handbookremains a portable size; it's still a comprehensive reference that's as easy to consult as it is to carry.

The Writing Process
Explore and plan; rough out a first draft
Make global revisions; then revise sentences
Student Essay
Build effective paragraphs
Academic Writing
Writing about texts
Sample Annotated Article
Sample Annotated Advertisement
Sample Analysis
Sample Analysis of A Visual Text
Constructing reasonable arguments
Student Essay
Evaluating arguments
Writing in the disciplines
Clear Sentences
Prefer active verbs
Balance parallel ideas
Add needed words
Untangle mixed constructions
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers
Eliminate distracting shifts
Emphasize key ideas
Provide some variety
Word Choice
Tighten wordy sentences
Choose appropriate language
Find the exact words
Grammatical Sentences
Repair sentence fragments
Revise run-on sentences
Make subjects and verbs agree
Make pronouns and antecedents agree
Make pronoun references clear
Distinguish between pronouns such as I and me
Distinguish between who and whom
Choose adjectives and adverbs with care
Choose appropriate verb forms, tenses, and moods in standard English
ESL Challenges
Verbs
Articles
Sentence structure
Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
End punctuation
Other punctuation marks
Mechanics
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics
Spelling
The hyphen
Capital letters
Researched Writing
Conducting research
Evaluating sources
Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
Choosing a documentation style
Writing MLA papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
MLA manuscript format; sample paper
Case Study: Highlights of one student's research process
Sample MLA Research Paper
Writing about literature
Writing APA papers
APA papers
Sample APA Research Paper
Writing Chicago papers
Chicago papers
Sample Pages From A Chicago-Style Research Paper
Document Design
Become familiar with the principles of document design
Use standard academic formatting
Use standard business formatting
Grammar Basics
Parts of speech
Sentence patterns
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Glossary of Usage
Answers to Tutorials and Lettered Exercises
Index

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