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Longman Writer's Companion

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ISBN-10: 0205562523

ISBN-13: 9780205562527

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Chris M. Anson, Robert A. Schwegler, Marcia F. Muth

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A comprehensive reference to grammar, writing, research, and documentation, "The Longman Writer's Companion" offers a unique emphasis on how to write for different audiences -- academic, workplace, and public. No matter what you are trying to write -- an essay for college, a business proposal for your boss, an email memo, or a letter - "The Longman Writer's Companion" will give you the help you need Helps readers write better. grammar, writing process, research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants to write better.
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Book details

List price: $70.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Robert Schwegler is Professor of English at the University of Rhode Island.

Writing for Readers
Writers, Readers, and Communities
Academic, Public, and Work Communities
Analyzing Electronic Communities
Myths and Realities about Writing
Discovering and Planning
Discovering Topics
Generating Ideas
Organizing Information
Planning in Digital Environments
Purpose, Thesis, and Audience
Identifying Your Focus and Purpose
Creating a Thesis
Understanding Your Readers
Moving from Planning to Drafting
Drafting Collaboratively
Drafting in Digital Environments
Revising, Editing, and ProofReading
Making Major Revisions
Making Minor Revisions
Revising Collaboratively
Revising in Digital Environments
Editing Collaboratively
Unfocused Paragraphs
Revising for Focus
Incoherent Paragraphs
Revising for Coherence
Poorly Developed Paragraphs
Revising for Development
Using Special-Purpose Paragraphs
Clear and Emphatic Sentences
Unclear Sentences
Revising for Clear Sentences
Revising for Variety and Emphasis
Critical Reading, Thinking, and Argument
Reasoning Critically
Recognizing Critical Reasoning
Building a Chain of Reasoning
Representing Your Reasoning
Reading Critically
Reading to Understand
Reading to Respond and Evaluate
Using Journals to Turn Reading into Writing
Arguing Persuasively
Recognizing an Issue
Developing Your Stance
Creating an Argumentative Thesis
Developing Reasons and Evidence
Acknowledging Other Perspectives
Arguing Logically
Writing a Position Paper
Creating a Visual Argument
Presenting an Issue
Providing Evidence
Presenting Your Work
Designing Documents
Goals of Document Design
Format Choice
Type Choice
Sample Documents
Writing in Online Communities
Online Expectations
E-mail Conventions
Online Communities
Web Pages
Avoiding Plagiarism and Behaving Ethically Online
Speaking Effectively
Oral Presentations
Preparing an Oral Presentation
Managing Speech Anxiety
Fielding Questions
Writing for Specific Communities
Academic Writing: General Education
Goals of General Academic Writing
General Academic Audiences
General Academic Writing Tasks
Types of General Academic Writing
Annotated Bibliography
Literature Review
Essay Exam
Short Documented Paper
Position Paper
Oral Presentation
Academic Writing: Humanities and Literature
Goals of Writing in the Humanities
Audiences in the Humanities
Writing Tasks in the Humanities
Types of Writing in the Humanities
Ways of Reading Literary Texts
Literary Text Analysis
Visual Text Analysis
Academic Writing: Social and Natural Sciences
Goals of Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences
Audiences in the Social and Natural Sciences
Writing Tasks in the Social and Natural Sciences
Types of Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences
Informative Report
Lab Report
Research Report
Public Writing
Goals of Public Writing
Public Audiences
Public Writing Tasks
Types of Public Writing
Public Flyer
Letter to the Editor
Oral Presentation
Workplace Writing
Goals of Workplace Writing
Workplace Audiences
Workplace Writing Tasks
Types of Workplace Writing
Business Letter
R�sum� and Application Letter
Oral Presentation
Researching and Writing
Getting Started: Researching and Writing
Beginning Your Research
Types of Research Writing
Developing a Research Question
Developing a Preliminary Thesis
Creating a Research File and a Timeline
Reading and Notetaking
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Synthesizing
Library Resources and Research Databases
Developing a Search Strategy and Working Bibliography
Searching Library Resources and Databases
General Resources
Books and Online Catalogs
Periodicals, Print or Electronic Indexes, and Government Documents
Online Databases
Evaluating Library Sources
Web and Internet Resources
Developing a Web and Internet Search Strategy
Search Engines
Web Sites and Internet Resources
Evaluating Web and Internet Sources
Surveying, Polling, or Using Questionnaires
Conducting an Ethnographic Study
Obtaining Consent and Approval for Research on Human Subjects
Avoiding Plagiarism and Integrating Sources
The Problem of Intention
Recognizing When to Document Sources
Working with Common Knowledge
Citing Sources Responsibly
Citing Sources in Context
Integrating Sources for a Specific Purpose
Quoting Sources
Integrating Information and Ideas
Working with Common Knowledge
Writing, Revising, and Presenting Your Research
Reviewing Your Research Questions
Reviewing Your Purpose
Building from a Thesis to a Draft
Revising and Editing
Presenting Your Research
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
MLA Documentation Style
MLA In-Text (Parenthetical) Citations
MLA List of Works Cited
Sample MLA Paper
Documenting Sources: APA Style
APA Documentation Style
APA In-Text Citations
APA Reference List
Sample APA Paper
Documenting Sources: CMS and CSE Style
CMS Documentation Style
Using CMS Endnotes or Footnotes
Creating CMS Endnotes or Footnotes
Creating a CMS Bibliography
Sample CMS Paper
CSE Documentation Style
CSE In-Text Citations
CSE Reference List
Sample CSE Paper
Words Working in Sentences
Nouns and Articles
Sentence Parts and Patterns
Subjects and Predicates
Subordinate Clauses
Different Types of Sentences
Using Verbs
Simple Present and Past Tense Verbs
Editing Present Tense Verbs
Editing Past Tense Verbs
Complex Tenses and Helping Verbs
Editing Progressive and Perfect Tenses
Editing Troublesome Verbs (lie, lay, sit, set)
Clear Tense Sequence
Subjunctive Mood
Active and Passive Voice
Using Pronouns
Pronoun Forms
Editing Common Pronoun Forms
Making Sentence Parts Agree
Creating Simple Subject-Verb Agreement
Creating Complex Subject-Verb Agreement
Creating Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
What Adjectives and Adverbs Do
Editing Adjectives and Adverbs
Sentence Problems
Sentence Fragments
Sentence Fragments
Editing Sentence Fragments
Using Partial Sentences
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Comma Splices
Fused Sentences
Editing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Creating Pronoun Reference
Unclear Pronoun Reference
Editing for Clear Pronoun Reference
Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers
Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers
Editing Misplaced, Dangling, and Disruptive Modifiers
Making Shifts Consistent
Shifts in Person and Number
Shifts in Tense and Mood
Shifts in Active or Passive Voice
Shifts Between Direct and Indirect Quotations
Mixed and Incomplete Sentences
Mixed Sentences
Editing Mixed Sentences
Incomplete Sentences
Faulty Parallelism
Editing for Parallelism
Coordination and Subordination
Creating Coordination
Creating Subordination
Editing Coordination and Subordination
Words and Style
Being Concise
Common Types of Wordiness
Editing for Conciseness
Choosing Appropriate Words
Demands of Context and Purpose
Editing for Precise Diction
Using Respectful Language
Home and Community Language Varieties
Gender Stereotypes
Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Stereotypes
Style, Vocabulary, and Dictionaries
Style and Community
Language Expectations
Language Resources for Writers
The Dictionary and the Thesaurus
Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling
Joining Sentences
Setting Off Sentence Elements
Setting Off Nonessential Modifiers
Separating Items in a Series
Separating Adjectives in a Sequence
Dates, Numbers, Addresses, Place Names, People's Titles, and Letters
Commas with Quotations
Commas to Make Your Meaning Clear
Eliminating Commas that Do Not Belong
Semicolons and Colons
Apostrophes that Mark Possession
Apostrophes that Mark Contractions and Omissions
Marking Quotations
Using Quotation Marks
Titles of Short Works
Highlighting Words, Special Terms, and Tone of Voice
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Other Punctuation Marks
Symbols in Electronic Addresses
Combining Punctuation Marks
Capitalizing to Begin Sentences
Capitalizing Proper Names and Titles
Italicizing (Underlining)
Italics (Underlining) in Titles
Italics for Specific Terms
Underlining for Emphasis
Hyphenating to Join Words
Hyphenating to Divide Words
Using Numbers
Spelling Out Numbers
Using Numerals
Familiar Abbreviations
ProofReading for Appropriate Abbreviations
Starting with Your Spell Checker
Watching for Common Patterns of Misspelling
ProofReading for Commonly Misspelled Words
Assessing Writing
Assessing Your Own Writing
Assessing Your Peers' Writing
How People Assess your Writing
Assessing Writing for Portfolios
Glossary of Usage