Keys for Writers

ISBN-10: 0618753869

ISBN-13: 9780618753864

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: Ann Raimes
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Description: Keys for Writersis the most accessible, user-friendly handbook in the tabbed, comb-bound market. With a simple tabbing system (five red tabs for the writing process and research, and five gold tabs for sentence-level lessons), thorough and concise coverage of grammar, and an easy-to-read format,Keys for Writersis a valuable resource to students in all disciplines throughout their college careers. The Fifth Edition features enhanced discussion of plagiarism (and how to avoid it), expanded argument coverage, a full literature paper, two-page "Source Shots" that visually demonstrate to students where to find citation information in different kinds of publications, and even more discussion of evaluating online sources and writing in and for online environments. An emphasis on critical reading and critical thinking appears throughout discussions of the writing process, argument, and research. Superior coverage of style includes the popular "5 C's of Style"Cut, Check for Action, Connect, Commit, and Choose the Best Wordswhich helps students submit their best work. Critical reading and critical thinking features help students through the writing process, argument, and research. Thoroughly updated research chapters include a major new section devoted to avoiding plagiarism and newSource Shotsthat demonstrate visually where to find citation information in different kinds of sources, such as online databases. Superior ESL coverage takes a "difference, not deficit" approach. The text integrates Language and Culture boxes, new Editing Guides to Multilingual Transfer Errors and Vernacular Englishes, and ESL Notes. New!A full student argument paper, and sample APA and Chicago Manual of Style papers serve as attainable models for student work. Key Points boxes; clear, two-part organization; laminated tabs; and color-coding make information accessible and easy to review. To support users ofKeys for Writers,the content-rich WriteSpace online writing program offers a wealth of interactive teaching and learning aids, including a new assessment resource and peer/instructor review tools. Additional features promote visual literacy, collaboration, and plagiarism prevention.

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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/22/2006
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 614
Size: 6.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

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 Formatting
Constructing an Argument
Writing in All Your Courses
Doing Research/Evaluating Sources
Beginning a Research Project
Searching for Sources
Evaluating Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing the Research Paper
MLA Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Text, MLA Style
MLA List of Works Cited
A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style
APA, CSE, and Chicago Documentation
Citing Sources in Your Text, APA Style
APA List of References
A Student's Research Paper, APA Style
CSE Style of Documentation
Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography
An Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style V. Design, Media, and Presentation
Document Design
Visuals
Online Communication Forums
Web Site Design
Academic Writing Online and E-Portfolios
Flyers, Brochures, and Newsletters
R?sum?s and Letters of Application
Business Letters and Memos
Oral and Multimedia Presentations
Style The Five C's of 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 Style in Action
Sentence Variety
Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts
Style Tips
Common Sentence Problems
Trouble Spots and Terms
Sentence Fragments
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
Language, Englishes, and ESL
Writing across Cultures
Nouns and Articles
Verbs and Verb Forms
Word Order and Sentence Structure
Prepositions and Idioms
Frequently Asked ESL Editing Questions
Glossariesand Index
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
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