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PENGUIN HANDBOOK(PB)-W/STUDY C

ISBN-10: 032146513X
ISBN-13: 9780321465139
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: FAIGLEY
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List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: PEARSON

Expressly created to engage the visual and technological interests of todays students, The Penguin Handbook revolutionized the way handbooks present information and ideas. With a highly visual design, unique coverage of visual rhetoric and visual literacy, superior coverage of technology, and distinctive coverage of writing for different purposes, the first edition established itself as the best-selling handbook to enter the market in fifteen years. The second edition of this extraordinary handbook continues to lead the market with enhanced visual examples and coverage, completely revised and expanded documentation chapters, cutting edge coverage of language issues, and much more.

Preface
Composing in a Visual Era
Introduction: Writing for Different Purposes in Different Media
The Rhetorical Situation
The rhetorical triangle
A writer's audience
A writer's ethos
A writer's purpose
Words, Images, and Graphics
Multimedia writing
Communicating with words, images, and graphics
Where images and graphics work best
Where words work best
Planning, Drafting, and Revising
Planning and Drafting
Establish your goals
Explore your topic
Write a working thesis
Plan a strategy
Compose a draft
Write as a member of a team
Stay organized
Composing Paragraphs
Focus your paragraphs
Organize your paragraphs
Make your paragraphs coherent
Consider paragraph length
Link across paragraphs
Write effective beginning and ending paragraphs
Rewriting, Editing, and Proofreading
Switch from writer to reader
Learn strategies for rewriting
Respond to other writers' drafts
Edit for particular goals
Proofread carefully
Learn to edit the writing of others
Writing in College and Beyond
Critical Reading and Viewing
Two kinds of reading and viewing
Critical reading
Verbal fallacies
Critical viewing
Visual fallacies
Analyzing Verbal and Visual Texts
The aim of analysis
Analyze the context and the text
Develop and organize a rhetorical analysis
Sample rhetorical analysis
Analyze images and other kinds of visual texts
Writing to Reflect
Find a reflective topic
Identify a focus
Develop a response
Sample reflective essay
A reflective magazine article
A reflective Weblog
Writing to Inform
Find an informative topic
Narrow your topic and write a thesis
Develop and organize your ideas
Sample informative essay
An informative brochure
Business letters, emails, and memos
Reports
Writing to Persuade
Find an arguable topic
Make an arguable claim
Develop and organize good reasons
Sample proposal argument
A persuasive Web site
A persuasive letter of application and resume
Designing and Presenting
Design Basics
Create visual relationships
Make similar items looks similar
Make different items look different
Understand type styles
Illustrations, Tables, and Charts
Illustrations
Image editors
Formats and printers
Tables
Charts and graphs
Verbal and Visual Presentations
Plan a presentation
Design effective visuals
Deliver a presentation with visuals
Writing for the Web
Plan a Web site
Define specific goals
Design for the Web
Researching
Planning Your Research
Analyze the research task
Set a schedule
Find a topic that interests you
Ask a question and draft a working thesis
Decide what kind of research you need to do
Plan your field research
Finding Print Sources in Libraries
Determine what kinds of sources you will need
Identify keywords
Find books
Find journal articles
Find newspaper articles
Start a working bibliography
Finding Sources Online
Database sources versus Web sources
Find articles and other sources in library databases
Find information on the Web
Find visual sources online
Evaluating Sources
Determine the relevance of sources
Determine the reliability of print sources
Determine the reliability of Internet sources
Create an annotated bibliography
Avoiding Plagiarism When Using Sources
The purpose of documenting sources
Intellectual property and scholastic honesty
Avoiding plagiarism
Quote sources without plagiarizing
Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing
Writing the Research Project
Review your goals and thesis
Plan your organization
Incorporate quotations, summaries, and paraphrases effectively
Write your draft
Review your draft
Revise, edit, and check formatting
Documenting
MLA Documentation
In-text citations in MLA style
Books in MLA-style works cited
Journals and magazines
Newspapers
Government documents, pamphlets, dissertations, and letters
Online publications
CD-ROM, software, and unedited online sources
Visual sources
Multimedia sources
Informational notes
Sample research paper with MLA documentation
Writing about Literature
Become a critical reader of literature
Develop an original argument
Organize your argument
Support your argument
Sample literary analysis
APA Documentation
In-text citations in APA style
Books and nonperiodical sources in the APA-style references list
Periodical sources
Online sources
Visual, computer, and multimedia sources
Sample paper with APA documentation
CMS Documentation
Books and nonperiodical sources in CMS-style citations
Periodical sources
Online and computer sources
Multimedia sources
Sample pages with CMS documentation
CSE Documentation
In-text citations in CSE style
Books and nonperiodical sources in CSE-style references
Periodical sources
Online sources
Sample pages with CSE documentation
Effective Style and Language
Write with Power
Recognize active and passive voice
Use action verbs
Name your agents
Vary your sentences
Project personality
Write Concisely
Eliminate unnecessary words
Reduce wordy phrases
Simplify tangled sentences
Write with Emphasis
Manage emphasis within sentences
Forge links across sentences
Use parallel structure with parallel ideas
Use parallel structure with lists
Use parallel structure in paragraphs
Find the Right Words
Recognize varieties of English
Be aware of levels of formality
Be aware of denotation and connotation
Use specific language
Use effective figurative language
Write to Be Inclusive
Be aware of stereotypes
Be inclusive about gender
Be inclusive about race and ethnicity
Be inclusive about other differences
Write for Diverse Audiences
Understand English as a global language
Respect other varieties and languages
Use accessible language
Understanding Grammar
Grammar Basics
Sentence basics
Word classes
Clauses
Phrases
Sentence types
Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
Fragments
Run-on sentences
Comma splices
Subject-Verb Agreement
Agreement in the present tense
Singular and plural subjects
Indefinite pronouns as subjects
Collective nouns as subjects
Inverted word order
Amounts, numbers, and pairs
Verbs
Basic verb forms
Irregular verbs
Transitive and intransitive verbs
Shifts in tense
Shifts in mood
Pronouns
Pronoun case
Pronoun agreement
Problems with pronouns and gender
Vague reference
Modifiers
Choose the correct modifier
Place adjectives carefully
Place adverbs carefully
Revise disruptive modifiers
Revise dangling modifiers
Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics
Commas
Commas with introductory elements
Commas with compound clauses
Commas with nonrestrictive modifiers
Commas with items in a series
Commas with coordinate adjectives
Commas with quotations
Commas with dates, numbers, titles, and addresses
Commas to avoid confusion
Unnecessary commas
Semicolons and Colons
Semicolons with closely related main clauses
Semicolons together with commas
Colons in sentences
Colons with lists
Hyphens
Hyphens with compound modifiers
Hyphens with compound nouns
Hyphens that divide words at the ends of lines
Hyphens for clarity
Dashes and Parentheses
Dashes and parentheses versus commas
Dashes and parentheses to set off information
Other punctuation with parentheses
Other punctuation with dashes
Apostrophes
Possessives
Contractions and omitted letters
Plurals of letters, symbols, and words referred to as words
Quotation Marks
Direct quotations
Titles of short works
Other uses of quotation marks
Misuses of quotation marks
Other punctuation with quotation marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Periods
Question marks
Exclamation points
Brackets
Ellipses
Slashes
Write with Accurate Spelling
Know the limitations of spelling checkers
Distinguish homonyms
Learn spelling rules
Capitalization and Italics
Capital letters
Italics
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers
Abbreviations
Acronyms
Numbers
If English is Not Your First Language
Writing in a Second Language
Understand how languages differ
Use your native language as a resource
Use dictionaries
Nouns and Articles
Kinds of nouns
Count and noncount nouns
Singular and plural forms
Articles
Verbs
Types of verbs
Be verbs
Modal auxiliary verbs
Verbs and infinitives
Verbs and -ing verbals
Conditional sentences
Participial adjectives
English Sentence Structure
Subjects
English word order
Placement of modifiers
Idiomatic Structures
Prepositions
Adjectives with prepositions
Phrasal verbs
Writing Essay Examinations
Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Usage
Index
Credits
Writing Across the Curriculum Guide
Revision Guide
Index of Common Error boxes (rear inside cover)

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