Ready Reference Handbook (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

ISBN-10: 0495899844
ISBN-13: 9780495899846
Edition: 4th 2006
Authors: Jack Dodds
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Description: With in-depth guidance in the grammar, style, and rhetoric of American academic English, The Ready Reference Handbook, Fourth Edition, suits a range of learners and learning styles, including traditional students and students whose primary language  More...

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Book details

List price: $125.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/20/2009
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

With in-depth guidance in the grammar, style, and rhetoric of American academic English, The Ready Reference Handbook, Fourth Edition, suits a range of learners and learning styles, including traditional students and students whose primary language is not English. Easy to use and always encouraging, this handbook provides students with the ultimate quick reference guide for any writing situation. This comprehensive handbook contains many helpful pedagogical features including quick-reference "How-to..." boxes that guide students through the activities of writing, revising, and editing and "Focus On..." charts on each tabbed divider that direct students to the topics in corresponding sections. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

The Writing Process
Composing
Becoming a Critical Writer
"Inventing" Your Writing
Planning and Organizing
Writing, Revising, and Editing
Paragraphing
Unify Your Paragraphs
Developing Topics and Paragraphs
Creating Coherence
Sentence Editing
Identifying Grammar
Parts of Speech
Sentence Parts
Phrases, Clauses, and Sentence Types
Editing Grammar and Usage
Editing Sentence Fragments
Fixing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Choosing Verb Forms
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
Making Pronoun Reference Clear
Choosing Pronoun Case Forms
Choosing Adjectives and Adverbs
Putting Linked Words in Parallel Form
Crafting Sentences
Crafting Sentences
Writing Emphatically
Adding Variety
Avoiding Mixed and Incomplete Messages
Placing Modifiers
Avoiding Faulty Shifts
Choosing Words
Choosing Words
Choosing Exact Words
Choosing Vivid Words
Choosing Appropriate Words
Editing Wordiness
A Guide to Usage
Troublesome Words and Phrases
Guidefor Multilingual Writers
Guide for Multilingual Writers
Articles and Quantifiers
Verbs
More Grammar
Punctuation
Punctuating
End Punctuation
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation Marks
Mechanics, Spelling, and Document Design
Mechanics
Capital Letters
Italics/Underlining
Abbreviations
Numbers
The Hyphen
Spelling
Spelling
Document Design
Formatting Your Writing
Research and the Internet
The Research Project
Choosing a Topic, Finding Sources, Preparing a Bibliography
Searching the Internet
Evaluating Print and Electronic Sources, Writing Research Notes
Planning, Writing, Using Sources, and Revising
Avoiding Plagiarism in Your Project
MLA Documentation
MLA Documentation
Writing MLA In-Text Citations
Preparing the MLA Works Cited List
Sample MLA Research Project
APA and Other Documentation Styles
APA Documentation
Using the APA In-Text Citation Style
Other Styles
Using Endnotes or Footnotes (The Chicago Style)
Using the CSE Style and Other Styles
Argument and Persuasion
Argument and Persuasion
Creating Logical Arguments
Arguing Persuasively
Special Writing Projects
Writing about Literature
Writing about Literature
Essay Examinations
Essay Examinations
Business Writing
Business and Professional Writing
Online Writing
Writing Online

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