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Keys for Writers

ISBN-10: 0495799823
ISBN-13: 9780495799825
Edition: 6th 2011
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Description: With its simple tabbing system (five red tabs for the writing process and research, and five gold tabs for sentence-level topics), thorough and concise coverage of grammar, an easy-to-read format, and customizable KeyTabs®, KEYS FOR WRITERS is a  More...

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Book details

List price: $124.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/8/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

With its simple tabbing system (five red tabs for the writing process and research, and five gold tabs for sentence-level topics), thorough and concise coverage of grammar, an easy-to-read format, and customizable KeyTabs®, KEYS FOR WRITERS is a valuable resource for writers. In addition to a contemporary new design, an entirely new companion website, and a new media-enhanced e-Book, the Sixth Edition features updates and additions including new visuals, new writing samples, MLA and APA coverage thoroughly revised to reflect their respective organizations' latest standards, and expanded coverage of topics ranging from annotated bibliographies and working with sources to visual arguments.

Nancy Summers is a professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, where she has served as department chair. Summers was the director of public education for a mental health system and has worked with numerous agencies to provide training, improve services, and assist with an internal reorganization. She remains actively in touch with numerous professionals in a wide variety of programs and recently published work on the supervision of the less experienced human services worker.Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

The Writing Process
Ways into Writing
Developing Paragraphs and Essays
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Writing and Analyzing Arguments
Writing in All Your Courses
Research/ Sources/ Documentation
The Research Process: a Conversation with Sources
Searching for Sources
How to Evaluate Sources
How to Avoid Plagiarizing
How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources
MLA Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style
MLA List of Works Cited
Sample Paper 3: a Student's Research Paper, MLA Style
APA, CSE, and Chicago Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style
APA List of References
Sample Paper 4: a Student's Research Paper, APA Style
CSE Style of Documentation
Sample Paper 5: Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style
Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography
Sample Paper 6: Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style
Design, Media, and Presentation
Document Design
Visuals
Online Communication Forums
Web Site Design
Portfolios: Hard copy and Electronic
Flyers, Brochures, and Newsletters
R?sum?s and Letters of Application
Business Letters and Memos
Oral and Multimedia Presentations
The Five C's of Clear Style
The First C: Cut
The Second C: Check for Action
The Third C: Connect
The Fourth C: Commit
The Fifth C: Choose the Best Words
Revising for Style
Style Tips
Common Sentence Problems
Troublespots and Terms
Fixing a Sentence Fragment
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Snarls
Verbs
Passive Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns
Punctuation, Mechanics and Spelling
Commas
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Semicolons and Colons
Other Punctuation Marks
Italics and Underlining
Capitalization
Abbreviations
Numbers
Hyphens
Online Guidelines
Spelling
Writing Across Cultures
Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers
Nouns and Articles
Verbs and Verb Forms
Sentence Structure and Word Order
Prepositions and Idioms
Language Learners' FAQs
Glossaries and Index
Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical Terms

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