Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers

ISBN-10: 0132370034

ISBN-13: 9780132370035

Edition: 8th 2007

Authors: John J. Ruszkiewicz, Christy E. Friend, Maxine E. Hairston

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The best-sellingScott Foresman Handbookhas proven again with this edition that it is still the most comprehensive and innovative writing handbook available. Examples of real writers at work gives this book human expression and reinforces key points about writing, style, and mechanics. Readers usingThe Scott Foresman Handbookwill know what good writing means today and what they will need to know in the future.It incorporates the latest theories and technologies, including civic literacy, visual rhetoric, online research, and service learning and other emerging trends. Topics include the writing process (finding and exploring a topic, focus and organization, drafting and revising, editing and proofreading, and evaluation); writing for academic and public forums; style (crafting opening and closing paragraphs, what kinds of language to use, effective sentences, and stylish sentences); visual design (documents, web sites); grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; research and writing; and documentation.An excellent reference resource for anyone needing to learn effective writing skills, whether for college, business, or other areas.
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Writing Processes
What Does Writing Involve?
How Do You Find and Explore a Topic?
How Do You Focus and Organize a Writing Project?
How Do You Write a Draft?
How Do You Revise, Edit, and Proofread?
Writing for Academic and Public Forums
How Do You Write in College?
How Do You Write for the Public?
How Do You Read and Think Critically?
How Can You Write Powerful Arguments I
How Can You Write Powerful Arguments II
How Do You Write About Literature?
Style
What Makes Paragraphs Work?
How Do You Craft Opening and Closing Paragraphs?
How Do You Manage Transition?
What Kinds of Language Can You Use?
How Do You Construct Effective Sentences?
How Do You Write Stylish Sentences?
Design and Shape of Writing
How Do You Design Documents?
How Do You Create Professional and Business Documents?
How Do You Design an Oral Presentation?
How Do You Design a Web Site?
Grammar
Questions About Subject-Verb Agreement?
Questions About Verb Tense, Voice, and Mood?
Questions About Verbals?
Questions About Plurals, Possessives, and Articles?
Questions About Pronoun Reference?
Questions About Pronoun Agreement?
Questions About Pronoun Case?
Questions About Pronoun Choices?
Questions About Modifiers?
Are You an ESL Writer?
ESL Questions About Verbs?
ESL Questions About Gerunds, Infinitives, Articles, or Number?
Punctuation and Mechanics
How Do You Punctuate Sentence Endings?
Questions About Sentence Boundaries: Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-ons?
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