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Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers

ISBN-10: 0131496182

ISBN-13: 9780131496187

Edition: 12th 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Melinda G. Kramer, Glenn H. Leggett, C. David Mead

List price: $65.80
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For courses in English Composition, Developmental Writing, Advanced Composition. Comprehensive yet concise, this time-honored classic is a true handbook in size, yet provides thorough coverage of the writing process (including revision), the research paper, argumentation, and sentence-level concerns including grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics. Discussions, examples, and exercises are all designed to help students discover and practice their own power to communicate in writing.
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Book details

List price: $65.80
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The Writing Process
Critical Thinking, Purposeful Writing
The Process of Writing: Planning
The Process of Writing: Shaping Ideas
The Process of Writing: Drafting the Paper
The Process of Writing: Revising the Paper
Writing Paragraphs
Critical Thinking and Argument
Effective Sentences
Coordination and Subordination
Parallelism
Emphasis
Variety
Sentence Revision
Sentence Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
Agreement
Pronoun Reference
Shifts
Misplaced Parts
Dangling Modifiers
Omissions: Incomplete or Illogical Comparisons
Mixed or Confused Sentences
Effective Words
The Dictionary
Appropriateness
Exactness
Directness
Spelling
Basic Grammar
Sentence Sense
Case of Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Verbs
Verbs: Special Concerns for ESL Writers
Punctuation
End Punctuation
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Dash and Parentheses
Superfluous Internal Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Brackets and the Ellipsis Mark
Italics
Capitals
The Apostrophe
The Hyphen
Mechanics
Numbers
Abbreviations
Hyphens
Researched Writing
Locating and Working with Sources
Drafting and Revising the Research Paper
Documenting the Research Paper
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing in the Humanities
Writing in the Social Sciences
Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
Writing in the Professions: Business
Writing Essay Exams in the Disciplines
Writing Beyond College
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Glossary of Usage
Index