Pocket Style Manual with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

ISBN-10: 031266480X
ISBN-13: 9780312664800
Edition: 5th 2011
Authors: Diana Hacker
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA updates and the 2010 APA updates . The first of its kind,A Pocket Style Manualcontinues to help student writers get answers to their writing and research questions. Its concise and straightforward content is flexible enough to suit the needs of writers in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, health professions, business courses, fine arts, teacher training courses, and beyond. Its slim format, brief length, and spiral binding make it a portable and practical tool. With its signature Diana Hacker quick-reference features,A Pocket Style Manualhas always provided quick solutions to writing problems. Supplemented by the best free and open Web resources,A Pocket Style Manualoffers the best value for students. In the Hacker tradition,the new contributing authors Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn have crafted solutions for the challenges today's college students face. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with research writing and one that works better for a wider range of students.

Clarity
Tighten wordy sentences
Prefer active verbs
Balance parallel ideas
Add needed words
Eliminate confusing shifts
Untangle mixed constructions
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers
Provide some variety
Find an appropriate voice
Grammar
Make subjects and verbs agree
Be alert to other problems with verbs
Use pronouns with care
Choose adjectives and adverbs with care
Repair sentence fragments
Revise run-on sentences
If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems
Punctuation
The comma
The semicolon and the colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other marks
Mechanics
Capitalization
Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)
Spelling and the hyphen
Research Resources
Finding print and online sources
Evaluating sources
MLA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating nonfiction sources
Integrating literary quotations
MLA documentation style
MLA manuscript format; sample MLA pages
APA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
APA documentation style
APA manuscript format; sample APA pages
Chicago-Style Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Chicago documentation style
Chicago manuscript format; sample Chicago pages
Glossaries
Glossary of usage
Glossary of grammatical terms
A List of Style Manuals
Index
Checklist for Global Revisions
Revision Symbols

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