Rules for Writers with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

ISBN-10: 0312664818
ISBN-13: 9780312664817
Edition: 6th
Authors: Diana Hacker
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List price: $43.99
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 6/8/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 626
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA updates and the 2010 APA updates . Rules for Writerssucceeds because it has always been grounded in classroom experience. By looking at her own students' needs, Diana Hacker created an affordable and practical classroom tool that doubles as a quick reference. Developed with the help of instructors from two- and four-year schools, the sixth edition gives students quick access to the information they need to solve writing problems in any college course. In the Hacker tradition,the new contributing authors Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn have crafted solutions for the writing problems of today's college students. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with academic writing and research and one that works better for a wider range of multilingual students. Flexible content options in print and online allow students to get more than they pay for.

Preface for Instructors
How to Use This Book
The Writing Process
Generate ideas and sketch a plan
Rough out an initial draft
Make global revisions; then revise sentences
Build effective paragraphs
Document Design
Become familiar with the principles of document design
Use standard academic formats
Use standard business formats
Clarity
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
Tighten wordy sentences
Choose appropriate language
Find the exact words
Grammar
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 and types of nouns
Sentence structure
Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
End punctuation
Other punctuation marks: the dash, parentheses, brackets, the ellipsis mark, the slash
Mechanics
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics (underlining)
Spelling
The hyphen
Capital letters
Academic Writing
Writing about texts
Constructing reasonable arguments
Evaluating arguments
Research
Conducting research
Evaluating sources
Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
Writing MLA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
Manuscript format; sample paper
Writing APA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
Manuscript format; sample paper
The Basics
Parts of speech
Sentence patterns
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Glossary of Usage
Answers to Tutorials and Lettered Exercises
Index
ESL Menu

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