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Pocket Style Manual 2009

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ISBN-10: 0312593244

ISBN-13: 9780312593247

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Diana Hacker

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List price: $26.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 6/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Clarity
Tighten wordy sentences.
Prefer active verbs.
Balance parallel ideas.
Add needed words.
Eliminate confusing shifts.
Untangle mixed constructions.
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.
Provide some variety.
Find an appropriate voice.
Grammar
Make subjects and verbs agree.
Be alert to other problems with verbs.
Use pronouns with care.
Choose adjectives and adverbs with care.
Repair sentence fragments.
Revise run-on sentences.
If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems.
Punctuation
The comma
The semicolon and the colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other marks
Mechanics
Capitalization
Abbreviations, numbers, and italics (underlining)
Spelling and the hyphen
Research Resources
Finding print and online sources
Evaluating sources
MLA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating nonfiction sources
Integrating literary quotations
MLA documentation style
MLA manuscript format; sample MLA pages
APA Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
APA documentation style
APA manuscript format; sample APA pages
Chicago-Style Papers
Supporting a thesis
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Chicago documentation style
Chicago manuscript format; sample Chicago pages
Glossaries
Glossary of usage
Glossary of grammatical terms
A List of Style Manuals
Index
Checklist for Global Revisions
Revision Symbols