Axelrod and Cooper's Concise Guide to Writing with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

ISBN-10: 0312667736
ISBN-13: 9780312667733
Edition: 5th
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA updates and the 2010 APA updates . Adapted from the best-sellingSt. Martin's Guide to Writing,Axelrod and Cooper's Concise Guide to Writingprovides streamlined versions of the acclaimed Guides to Writing for six of the most commonly assigned genres in the first-year writing course. The careful integration of well-chosen readings with coverage of critical reading and guided writing in the Guide chapters is complemented by fuller coverage of reading, writing, and research in chapters at the end of the book all at a bargain price.

Preface
Introduction
Why Writing Is Important
Writing Influences the Way You Think
Writing Contributes to Learning
Writing Fosters Personal Development
Writing Connects You to Others
Writing Promotes Success in College and at Work
How Writing Is Learned
Reading
Writing Creating the Best Conditions for Reading and Writing Thinking Critically
Writing Activities
Remembering an Event
Writing in Your Other Courses/ in the Community/in the Workplace
A Collaborative Activity:Practice Remembering an Event
Readings
Calling Home Annie Dillard, from An American Childhood
100 Miles per Hour, Upside Down and Sideways
Purpose and Audience
Basic Features: Remembering Events
Guide to Writing
The Writing Assignment
Invention and Research
Planning and Drafting
Critical Reading Guide
Revising
Working with Sources
Editing and Proofreading
Thinking about Document Design
Reflecting on Your Writing
Writing Profiles
Readings
The Last Stop John T. Edge, I'm Not Leaving Until I Eat This Thing
The New York Pickpocket Academy
Guide to Writing Reflecting on Your Writing
Explaining a Concept
Readings
Cannibalism: It Still Exists Anastasia Toufexis, Love: The Right Chemistry
In the Blink of an Eye
Guide to Writing Reflecting on Your Writing
Arguing a Position
Readings
Children Need to Play, Not Compete
Working at McDonald's
Boys Here, Girls There: Sure, If Equality's the Goal
Guide to Writing
Reflecting on Your Writing
Proposing a Solution
Readings
More Testing, More Learning
Win-Win Flexibility
Making Communities Safe for Bicycles
Guide to Writing
Reflecting on Your Writing
Justifying an Evaluation
Readings
Grading Professors
News in Black, White, and Shades of Gray
"Children Need to Play, Not Compete"
Guide to Writing
Reflecting on Your Writing
Strategies for Critical Thinking, Writing, and Research
A Catalog of Invention Strategies
Mapping
Writing
A Catalog of Reading Strategies
Annotating
From Letter from Birmingham Jail (annotated sample)
Taking Inventory
Outlining
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Synthesizing
Contextualizing
Exploring the Significance of Figurative Language
Looking for Patterns of Opposition
Reflecting on Challenges to Your Beliefs and Values
Evaluating the Logic of an Argument
Recognizing Emotional Manipulation
Judging the Writer's Credibility
Cueing the Reader
Orienting Statements
Paragraphing
Cohesive Devices
Connectives
Headings and Subheadings
Arguing
Asserting a Thesis
Giving Reasons and Support
Counterarguing
Logical Fallacies
Field Research
Observations
Interviews
Questionnaires
Library and Internet Research
Integrating Library and Internet Research
Orienting Yourself to the Library
Keeping Track of Your Research
Getting Started
Identifying Subject Headings and Key Words
Searching Online Library Catalogs and Databases
Locating Sources
Using the Internet for Research
Finding the Best Information Online
Using Email and Online Communities for Research
Reading Sources with a Critical Eye
Using and Acknowledging Sources
Using Sources
Acknowledging Sources
The MLA System of Documentation
The APA System of Documentation
Some Sample Research Papers
An Annotated Research Paper
Designing Documents
Considering Context
Elements of Document Design
Visuals
Sample Documents
Index

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