Wadsworth Handbook

ISBN-10: 1133308775

ISBN-13: 9781133308775

Edition: 10th 2014

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With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student! Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to guide for every kind of writing--in and out of the classroom. THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Tenth Edition, helps you produce sound academic writing, introducing you to the principles of college writing in the twenty-first century.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 864
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.772

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Note to Students
Note to Instructors
Writing Essays
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Determining Your Purpose
Identifying Your Audience
Setting Your Tone
Reading Texts
Previewing a Text
Highlighting a Text
Annotating a Text
Reading Electronic Texts
Writing a Critical Response
Reading Visuals
Analyzing and Interpreting Visuals
Previewing a Visual
Highlighting and Annotating a Visual
Planning an Essay
Understanding the Writing Process
Computers and the Writing Process
Understanding Your Assignment
Choosing a Topic
Finding Something to Say
Using a Thesis to Shape Your Essay
Understanding Thesis and Support
Developing an Effective Thesis Statement
Revising Your Thesis Statement
Constructing an Informal Outline
Drafting and Revising
Writing a Rough Draft
Moving from Rough Draft to Final Draft
Using Specific Revision Strategies
Editing and Proofreading
Preparing a Final Draft
Writing Paragraphs
Writing Unified Paragraphs
Writing Coherent Paragraphs
Writing Well-Developed Paragraphs
Patterns of Paragraph Development
Writing Special Kinds of Paragraphs
Thinking Critically and Writing Arguments
Thinking Critically
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Evaluating Supporting Evidence
Detecting Bias
Using Logic
Understanding Inductive Reasoning
Understanding Deductive Reasoning
Using Toulmin Logic
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Writing an Argumentative Essay
Planning an Argumentative Essay
Using Evidence Effectively
Organizing an Argumentative Essay
Writing and Revising an Argumentative Essay
Using Visuals as Evidence
Using Visuals
Evaluating Visuals
Doing Research
Writing a Research Paper
Moving from Assignment to Topic
Doing Exploratory Research and Formulating a Research Question
Assembling a Working Bibliography
Developing a Tentative Thesis
Doing Focused Research
Taking Notes
Fine-Tuning Your Thesis
Constructing an Outline
Writing a Rough Draft
Revising Your Drafts
Preparing a Final Draft
Finding Information
Finding Information in the Library
Finding Information on the Internet
Doing Field Research
Evaluating Sources
Evaluating Library Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
Summarizing. Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources
Writing a Summary
Writing a Paraphrase
Quoting Sources
Integrating Source Material into Your Writing
Synthesizing Sources
Understanding Synthesis
Writing an Explanatory Synthesis
Writing an Argumentative Synthesis
Avoiding Plagiarism
Defining Plagiarism
Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism
Avoiding Intentional Plagiarism
Avoiding Other Kinds of Plagiarism
Revising to Eliminate Plagiarism
MLA Documentation Style
Using MLA Style
MLA-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Model MLA-Style Research Paper
Documenting Sources: APA and Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
Using APA Style
APA-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Model APA-Style Research Paper
Chicago Documentation Style
Using Chicago Humanities Style
Chicago Humanities Manuscript Guidelines
Model Chicago Humanities Research Paper (Excerpts)
CSE and Other Documentation Styles
Using CSE Style
CSE-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Model CSE-Style Research Paper (Excerpts)
Using Other Documentation Styles
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing in the Humanities
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Collaborative Work
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Research Sources
Writing a Literary Analysis
Reading Literature
Writing about Literature
Writing about Fiction
Writing about Poetry
Writing about Drama
Writing a Literary Argument
Planning a Literary Argument
Supporting Your Literary Argument
Organizing a Literary Argument
Model Literary Argument
Writing in the Social Sciences
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Collaborative Work
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Research Sources
Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Collaborative Work
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Research Sources
Creating Documents in a Digital Age
Writing in a Digital Environment
Considering Audience and Purpose
Writing in a Wired Classroom
Writing Collaboratively Online
Designing Effective Documents
Creating an Effective Visual Format
Using Headings
Constructing Lists
Using Visuals
Using Desktop Publishing
Designing a Web Site
Planning a Web Site
Creating a Web Site
Selecting and Inserting Visuals
Planning Navigation
Linking Content
Editing and Proofreading
Posting Your Web Site
Creating Wiki Web Sites
Developing Strategies for Academic and Professional Success
Creating a Writing Portfolio
Assembling a Print Portfolio
Assembling an Electronic Portfolio
Writing a Reflective Statement
Evaluating Writing Portfolios
Writing Essay Exams
Planning an Essay Exam Answer
Shaping an Essay Exam Answer
Writing and Revising an Essay Exam Answer
Writing Paragraph-Length Essay Exam Answers
Writing for the Public and the Community
Writing Media Releases
Writing Proposals
Designing Brochures
Designing Flyers
Writing for Service-Learning Courses
Writing for the Workplace
Writing Business Letters
Writing Letters of Application
Writing Follow-Up Emails
Designing Print Resumes
Designing Electronic Resumes
Writing Memos
Writing Emails and Using Voice Mail
Making Oral Presentations
Getting Started
Planning Your Speech
Preparing Your Presentation Notes
Preparing Visual Aids
Rehearsing Your Speech
Delivering Your Speech
Answering Audience Questions
Sentence Style
Building Simple Sentences
Constructing Simple Sentences
Identifying Phrases and Clauses
Expanding Simple Sentences
Building Compound and Complex Sentences
Building Compound Sentences
Building Complex Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Varying Sentence Length
Combining Choppy Simple Sentences
Breaking Up Strings of Compound Sentences
Varying Sentence Types
Varying Sentence Openings
Varying Standard Word Order
Writing Emphatic Sentences
Conveying Emphasis through Word Order
Conveying Emphasis through Sentence Structure
Conveying Emphasis through Parallelism and Balance
Conveying Emphasis through Repetition
Conveying Emphasis through Active Voice
Writing Concise Sentences
Eliminating Wordiness
Eliminating Unnecessary Repetition
Tightening Rambling Sentences
Solving Common Sentence Problems
Revising Fragments
Recognizing Fragments
Revising Dependent Clause Fragments
Revising Phrase Fragments
Revising Detached Compounds
Using Fragments Intentionally
Revising Run-Ons
Recognizing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Correcting Comma Spikes and Fused Sentences
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Revising Misplaced Modifiers
Revising Intrusive Modifiers
Revising Dangling Modifiers
Revising Faulty Parallelism
Using Parallelism Effectively
Revising Faulty Parallelism
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Revising Unwarranted Shifts
Revising Mixed Constructions
Revising Faulty Predication
Revising Incomplete or Illogical Comparisons
Using Worlds Effectively
Choosing Words
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