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Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

ISBN-10: 0136028608

ISBN-13: 9780136028604

Edition: 9th 2009

Authors: Lynn Quitman Troyka, Doug D. Hesse

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The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writersoffers comprehensive access to the information you need about the writing process, from mastering grammar to using correct punctuation, from writing research papers to documenting sources, and from writing for the Web to writing using visuals.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE Writing Situations and Processes Chapter 1 UnderstandingCollegeand Other Writing Situations 1a What is the current scene for writers in college and beyond? 1b What is a writing situation? 1c What does ldquo;purposerdquo; mean for writing? 1d What does ldquo;audiencerdquo; mean for writing? 1e What should I know about writing in a digital age? 1f What forms of writing do computers enable? 1g What resources can help me with writing? Chapter 2 Essential Processes for Academic Writing 2a What processes do academic writers use? 2b How do I begin a college writing project? 2c How do I come up with ideas and information? 2d What is a thesis statement? 2e How do I plan and organize my ideas? 2f What is outlining? 2g What can help me write a first draft? 2h How can I overcome writerrsquo;s block? 2i How do I revise? 2j How do I edit? 2k How do I proofread? 2l A student essay in three drafts Chapter 3 Developing and Shaping Writing 3a How do I shape essays? 3b How do paragraphs work? 3c How do I write effective introductory paragraphs? 3d What are body paragraphs? 3e What are topic sentences?