Harbrace Handbook

ISBN-10: 1413010318

ISBN-13: 9781413010312

Edition: 16th 2007 (Revised)

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Continuously evolving to address the needs of students, the Hodges' Harbrace Handbook, Sixteenth Edition, guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. Through this understanding, they learn how to write effectively?how to choose the most effective information, how to arrange it effectively, and how to decide on the most appropriate language to use when writing for any audience. This grammar-first handbook comprehensively covers grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics as situated around rhetorical concerns?the writer, reader, message, context, and exigence (the reason for writing).
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 16th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Sentence Sense
Parts of speech
Subjects and predicates
Subjects and complements
Basic sentence patterns
Conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs
Sentence forms
Sentence functions
Sentence Fragments
Recognizing sentence fragments
Phrases as sentence fragments
Dependent clauses as sentence fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Punctuating independent clauses
Methods for identifying comma splices and fused sentences
Revising comma splices and fused sentences
Divided quotations
Adjectives and Adverbs
Recognizing adjectives and adverbs
Comparatives and superlatives
Double negatives
Pronouns and Case
Recognizing pronouns
Pronoun case
Subject-verb agreement
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
Verb forms
Verb tenses
Document design and purpose
The conventions of document design
Design and function
Graphics and purpose
Composing Web documents
Visual elements and purpose
Proper names
Titles and subtitles
Beginning a sentence
Computer terms
Unnecessary capitals
Works published separately
Foreign words
Legal cases
Names of ships
aircraft, etc
Words, letters, or figures referred to as such
Emphasizing words
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers
Proper names
Addresses in correspondence
Abbreviations in source documentation
Acceptable abbreviations
General uses of numbers
Special uses of numbers
The Comma
Before a coordinating conjunction linking independent clauses
After introductory words, phrases, or clauses
Separating elements in a series
With nonessential elements
With geographical names and items in dates and addresses
With direct quotations
Unnecessary or Misplaced Commas
Not between subject and verb or verb and object
Not after coordinating conjunctions
Not between elements in a compound predicate
Not with restrictive (essential) words, phrases, or clauses
Not before the first or after the last item of a series
The Semicolon
Connecting independent clauses
Separating elements that contain commas
Revising common semicolon errors
The Apostrophe
Indicating ownership
Marking omissions
Forming certain plurals
Quotation Marks
Direct quotations
Titles of short works
For tone or unusual usage
With other punctuation marks
The Period and Other Marks
Question mark
Exclamation point
The dash
Square brackets
Ellipsis points
Spelling and Diction
Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation
Spell checker
Spelling and pronunciation
Words that sound alike
Prefixes and suffixes
Confusion of ei and ie
Good Usage
Usage and the rhetorical situation
Word choice
Inclusive language
Precise word choice
Evocative language
Idioms and collocations
First and second person
Clear definitions
Eliminating wordiness
Unnecessary repetition
Elliptical constructions
Clarity and Completeness
Including necessary words
Completing comparisons
Completing intensifiers
Effective Sentences
Sentence Unity
Choosing and arranging details
Revising mixed metaphors
Relating sentence parts
Subordination and Coordination
Using subordination
Using coordination
Avoiding faulty or excessive subordination and coordination
Misplaced Parts and Dangling Modifiers
Placement of modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Recognizing parallel elements
Repeating words and forms
Linking two or more sentences
Correlative conjunctions
Emphasizing key ideas
Verb tense
Person and number
Tone and style
Pronoun Reference
Ambiguous references
Awkward references
Implied references
The impersonal pronoun it
Placement of words
Periodic and cumulative sentences
Ordering from least to most important
Repeating important words
Active and passive voice
Inverting word order
An occasional short sentence
Sentence length
Sentence openings
Questions, commands, and exclamations
The Rhetorical Situation
Understanding the rhetorical situation
Writing to an exigence
Writing with a specific purpose
Considering audience
Sending and receiving a message within a context
Reading Rhetorically
Previewing for an initial impression
Reading for content
Rereading for understanding
Recognizing a personal response
Writing daily about your reading
Planning and Drafting Essays
Selecting worthwhile subjects for writing
Focusing a subject idea into a specific topic
Conveying a clearly stated thesis
Arranging or outlining ideas
Getting your ideas into a first draft
Drafting well-developed paragraphs
Employing rhetorical methods of development
Revising and Editing Essays
The essentials of revision
Guiding readers with your introductions and conclusions
Revising for unified and coherent paragraphs
Transitions within and between paragraphs
The benefits of peer review
Editing for clearer ideas, sentences, and paragraphs
Proofreading for an error-free essay
The final draft
Writing Arguments
Determining the purpose of your argument
Considering differing viewpoints
Distinguishing between fact and opinion
Taking a position or making a claim
Providing evidence for an effective argument
Using the rhetorical appeals to ground your argument
Purposely arranging an effective argument
Using logic to argue effectively and ethically
Avoiding rhetorical fallacies
Studying a sample written argument of another student
Research And Documentation
Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field
Research and the rhetorical situation
Finding books
Finding articles
Finding online sources
Field research
Evaluating Sources Online and in Print
Credibility of authors
Credibility of publishers
Online sources
Relevance and timeliness
Using Sources Responsibly
The rhetorical situation and the research paper
Organizing notes
Working bibliography
Integrating sources
Responding to sources
MLA Documentation
MLA in-text citations
MLA list of works cited
MLA paper
APA Documentation
APA in-text citations
APA reference list
APA paper
Writing about Literature
Literature and its genres
Vocabulary for discussing literature
Approaches to interpreting literature
Active reading and literary interpretation
Types of literary interpretation
Conventions for writing about literature
A student essay interpreting literature
Writing in Business
Special conventions
Business letters
Business memos
Application letters
Business plans
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms
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