Brief Mcgraw-Hill Handbook

ISBN-10: 0073383759

ISBN-13: 9780073383750

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elaine Maimon, Janice Peritz, Kathleen Yancey

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Drawing on its authors’ more than twenty years of research into writing in college, this economy handbook offers extensive technological support and an indispensable resource for learning, writing, researching, and editing.The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbookfeatures practice exercises throughout, a focus on visual rhetoric, content tied to outcomes, grammar diagnostic quizzes, strong coverage of research and plagiarism, extensive support for multilingual writers, a fully integrated online component, and much more.
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List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Elaine P. Maimon is President of Governors State University in the south suburbs of Chicago, where she is also Professor of English. Previously she was Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Provost (Chief Campus Officer) at Arizona State University West, and Vice President of Arizona State University as a whole. In the 1970s, she initiated and then directed the Beaver College writing-across-the-curriculum program, one of the first WAC programs in the nation. A founding Executive Board member of the National Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), she has directed national institutes to improve the teaching of writing and to disseminate the principles of writing across the curriculum. With a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she later helped to create the Writing Across the University (WATU) program, she has also taught and served as an academic administrator at Haverford College, Brown University, and Queens College.

Janice Haney Peritz is an Associate Professor of English who has taught college writing for more than thirty years, first at Stanford University, where she received her PhD in 1978, and then at the University of Texas at Austin; Beaver College; and Queens College, City University of New York. From 1989 to 2002, she directed the Composition Program at Queens College, where in 1996, she also initiated the college’s writing-across-the-curriculum program and the English Department’s involvement with the Epiphany Project and cyber-composition. She also worked with a group of CUNY colleagues to develop The Write Site, an online learning center, and more recently directed the CUNY Honors College at Queens College for three years. Currently, she is back in the English Department doing what she loves most: research, writing, and full-time classroom teaching of writing, literature, and culture.

Kathleen Blake Yancey is the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition at Florida State University. Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) and Past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), she is President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). In addition, she co-directs the Inter/National Coalition on Electronic Portfolio Research. She has directed several institutes focused on electronic portfolios and on service learning and reflection, and with her colleagues in English Education, she is working on developing a program in new literacies. Previously, she has taught at UNC Charlotte and at Clemson University, where she directed the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and created the Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication, both of which are dedicated to supporting communication across the curriculum.Contact Information: Kathleen Blake Yancey The Florida State University Department of English 224 Williams Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580 Phone: 850 645 6896

The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbook
Preface for Students and Tutorials
Preface for Instructors
Introduction: Writing to Learn
Studying a range of academic disciplines
Using writing as a tool for learning
Taking responsibility for reading, writing, and research
Recognizing that writing improves with practice
Writing and Designing Papers
Reading, Thinking, Writing: The Critical Connection
Reading critically
Thinking critically
Writing critically
Planning and Shaping
Learning how to approach assignments
Exploring your ideas
Developing a working thesis
Planning structure
Considering visuals
Using online tools for drafting
Developing ideas and using visuals
Writing focused, clearly organized paragraphs
Integrating visuals effectively
Revising and Editing
Getting comments from readers
Using online tools for revising
Focusing on the purpose of your writing
Testing your thesis
Reviewing structure
Revising paragraphs
Revising visuals
Editing sentences
Proofreading carefully
Using campus, Internet, and community resources
Learning from one student’s revisions
Designing Academic Papers and Portfolios
Considering audience and purpose
Using computer toolbars
Thinking intentionally about design
Compiling a portfolio
Writing in College and beyond College
Informative Reports
Understanding the assignment
Approaching writing an informative report as a process
Student paper: Informative report
Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature
Understanding the assignment
Approaching writing an interpretive analysis as a process
Student paper: Interpretive analysis
Understanding the assignment
Approaching writing an argument as a process
Student paper: Argument
Other Kinds of Writing Assignments
Personal essays
Essay exams
Oral Presentations
Multimedia Writing
Tools for creating multimedia texts
Interpreting images
Hypertext essays
Multimedia presentations
Web sites
Writing beyond College
Addressing the community
Designing brochures, posters, and newsletters
Job application letters and interviews
Writing on the job
Understanding Research
Primary and secondary research
Research and college writing
Choosing a research question
Understanding the research assignment
Creating a research plan
Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources
Using the library in person and online
Kinds of sources
Keyword searches
Printed and online reference works
Print indexes and online databases
Search engines and subject directories
Using the library’s online or card catalog
Government documents
Online communication
Finding and Creating Effective Visuals
Finding and displaying quantitative data
Online and print sources
Evaluating Sources
Print sources
Internet sources
Evaluating a source’s arguments
Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab
Archival research
Field research
Lab research
Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement, and Intellectual Property
Avoiding plagiarism
Fair use
Working with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Maintaining a working bibliography
Creating an annotated bibliography
Taking notes
Taking stock
Integrating quotations, paraphrases, and summaries
Writing the Paper
Planning and drafting
MLA Documentation Style
MLA Style: In-Text Citations
MLA Style: List of Works Cited
MLA Style: Explanatory Notes
MLA Style: Paper Format
Student Paper in MLA Style
APA Documentation Style
APA Style: In-Text Citations
APA Style: References
APA Style: Paper Format
Student Paper in APA Style
Editing for Clarity
Avoiding Wordiness
Redundancies and unnecessary modifiers
Wordy phrases
Roundabout sentences
Adding Missing Words
Compound structures
The word that
Words in comparisons
The articles a, an, the
Unscrambling Mixed Constructions
Mixed-up sentences
Illogical predicates
Fixing Confusing Shifts
In point of view
In tense
In mood and voice
Between direct and indirect quotations and questions
Using Parallel Constructions
Items in a series
Paired ideas
Function words
Fixing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced modifiers
Ambiguous modifiers
Disruptive modifiers
Split infinitives
Dangling modifiers
Using Coordination and Subordination Effectively
Coordination for equal ideas
Major ideas in subordinate clauses
Excessive subordination
Varying Your Sentences
Sentence openings
Length and structure
Cumulative and periodic sentences
Inversions, rhetorical questions, and exclamations
Choosing Active Verbs
Alternatives to "be" verbs
Active voice
Using Appropriate Language
Slang, regional expressions, and nonstandard English
Levels of formality
Euphemisms and doublespeak
Biased or sexist language
Using Exact Language
Specific and concrete words
Standard idioms
Figures of speech
Misusing words
Using the dictionary
Glossary of Usage
Editing for Grammar Conventions
Fixing Sentence Fragments
Dependent-clause fragments
Phrase fragments
Other types of fragments
Repairing Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
Adding a coordinating conjunction
Using a semicolon
Separating into two sentences
Making one clause dependent
Transforming two clauses into one independent clause
Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject separated by a word group from the verb
Compound subjects
Collective subjects
Indefinite subjects
When the subject comes after the verb
Subject complement
Relative pronouns
–ing phrases
Titles, company names, or words representing themselves
Recognizing Problems with Verbs
Regular and irregular verbs
"Lay" and "lie," "sit" and "set," "rise" and "raise"
"–s" or "–es" endings
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