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Writing Skills Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0618226036

ISBN-13: 9780618226030

Edition: 5th 2003

Authors: Charles Bazerman

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List price: $21.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 165
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Charles Bazerman is Chair and Professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contents I. Composition 1. The Writing Process 1a Writing Throughout the Process 1b Collaborating Throughout the Process 1c Gathering Ideas 1d Planning 1e Writing and Rewriting 1f Preparing the Final Copy 2. The Paragraph 2a Writing the Topic Sentence 2b Adding Supporting Details 2c Arranging the Supporting Details 2d Other Paragraph Patterns 2e Writing Transitions 2f Ending the Paragraph 3. The Essay 3a Details and Their Arrangement 3b The Thesis Statement 3c The Outline 3d The Opening Paragraph 3e The Middle Paragraph 3f Transitions 3g The Conclusion 3h A Sample Essay 4. Writing from Sources 4a Summary Writing 4b The Response Essay 4c The Synthesis Essay 4d The Original Argument Using Sources 4e Evaluating Your Sources 4f Plagiarism 4g Documenting Sources 4h Works Cited List 5. Logic II. The Sentence 6. Sentence Form 6a The Basic Sentence 6b Sentence Fragments 6c Combined Sentences 6d Run-on Sentences 6e Tangled Sentences 6f Misplaced and Dangling Descriptive Words 6g Some Pointers on Sentence Form 7. Verbs 7a What Is a Verb? 7b Agreement of Subject and Verb 7c Verb Tenses 7d Active and Passive Verbs 7e Needless Shifts in Tense 8. Pronouns 8a Pronoun References 8b Pronouns and Gender 8c Pronouns as Subjects and Objects 8d Pronouns That Show Ownership 8e Pronouns That Relate 9. Adjectives and Adverbs 9a Singular and Plural Adjectives 9b Adjectives Made from Verbs 9c Comparisons Using Adjectives and Adverbs 10. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases 11. Style and Usage 11a Specific and General Words 11b Repetition 11c Wordiness 11d Clicheacute;s and Slogans 11e Shades of Meaning 11f Inclusive Language 11g Words Commonly Confused III. Mechanics 12. Punctuation 12a Stops at the End of the Sentence 12b Breaks in the Middle of the Sentence 12c Other Punctuation 13. Quotation Marks 13a Direct Quotations 13b Long Direct Quotations 13c Quotations Within Quotations 13d Titles of Short Works 13e Quotation Marks with Other Marks of Punctuation 14. Capitals 14a Sentences and Quotations 14b Letters 14c Proper Names 15. Numbers 15a Figures 15b Addresses 15c Times 15d Percentages 15e Dates 15f Figures That Show Order 15g Parts of a Book 16. Abbreviations 16a Titles 16b Parts of Company Names 16c People's Names 16d Companies and Government Agencies 16e School Subjects 16f Latin Words 16g Symbols Used with Words 16h Abbreviations or Symbols Used with Numbers 16i Months and Days 17. Italics 17a Titles of Major Works 17b Foreign Words 17c Words, Letters, and Numbers Used as Such 17d Words That Need Emphasis 18. Spelling 18a Spelling Correctly 18b Words Often Misspelled 18c Homonyms and Near Homonyms 18d The ie Rule 18e Final e 18f Doubled Letters 18g Final y 18h Plurals 18i Using a Dictionary for Spelling and Meaning