Harbrace Essentials:

ISBN-10: 1285446992

ISBN-13: 9781285446998

Edition: 2014

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Ideal for reference in the classroom or office, this brief and easy-to-navigate handbook provides clear and concise grammar, style, mechanics, and punctuation information, as well as strategies for writing paragraphs and essays, conducting research, and documenting sources.
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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

W Writing
Writing and Reading Rhetorically
Understanding the rhetorical situation
Applying rhetorical knowledge
Academic writing
Genres and formats of academic writing
Planning and Drafting Essays
Stages of the writing process
Focusing a topic into a clearly stated thesis
Creating an outline
Developing Paragraphs
Stating the main idea
Developing the main point
Employing methods for developing paragraphs
Making paragraphs coherent
Revising and Editing Essays
Revising for unity and coherence
Editing and proofreading
Sample final draft
Critical Reading and Analysis
Critical reading
Critical analysis
Writing Arguments
Determining the purpose of your argument
Considering differing viewpoints
Distinguishing between fact and opinion
Taking a position or making a claim
Providing evidence for an effective argument
Using the rhetorical appeals to ground your argument
Arranging an effective argument
Sample argument
Designing Documents
Elements of design
Using graphics
Using pictures
Using maps
Using cartoons
R Research
Planning Research
Research as inquiry
Finding your own research question
Testing your research question
Creating a research plan
Finding Sources in Print, Online, and in the Field
Deciding which sources to use
Searching electronically for print and online sources
Keeping track of your sources
Doing field research
Evaluating Print and Online Sources
Credibility of authors
Credibility of publishers
Online sources
Reading closely and critically
Using Sources Critically and Responsibly
Taking and organizing notes
Creating a working annotated bibliography
Acknowledging your sources
Using direct quotations
Paraphrasing another person's ideas
Summarizing an idea
Analyzing and responding to sources
Synthesizing sources
Critical thinking
Avoiding Plagiarism
Knowing which sources require acknowledgment
Citing quotations and ideas from sources
D Documentation
MLA Documentation
MLA-style in-text citations
MLA list of works cited
Sample MLA-style paper
APA Documentation
APA-style in-text citations
APA-style reference list
Sample APA-style paper
CMS Documentation
CMS note and bibliographic forms
Sample CMS-style paper
CSE Documentation
CSE citation-sequence, name-year, and citation-name systems
Sample CSE-style paper
G Grammar
Sentence Essentials
Parts of speech
Subjects and predicates
Sentence Fragments
Recognizing sentence fragments
Phrases as sentence fragments
Dependent clauses as sentence fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Locating comma splices and fused sentences
Revising comma splices and fused sentences
Divided quotations
Verb forms
Verb tenses
Verb tense consistency
Subject-verb agreement
Recognizing pronouns
Pronoun case
Pronoun-antecedent agreement.Clear pronoun reference
Pronoun consistency
Use of first-person and second-person pronouns
Recognizing modifiers
Comparatives and superlatives
Double negatives
Placement of modifiers
Dangling modifiers
S Effective Sentences
Sentence Unity
Choosing and arranging details
Revising mixed metaphors
Revising mixed constructions
Relating sentence parts
Including necessary words
Completing comparisons
Completing intensifiers
Subordination and Coordination
Using subordination effectively
Using coordination effectively
Avoiding faulty or excessive subordination and coordination
Recognizing parallel elements
Repeating words and grammatical forms
Linking two or more sentences
Using correlative conjunctions
Placing words for emphasis
Using cumulative and periodic sentences
Ordering ideas from least to most important
Repeating important words
Inverting word order
Using an occasional short sentence
Revising sentence length and form
Varying sentence openings
Using questions, exclamations, and commands
L Effective Language
Good Usage
Clear style
Appropriate word choice
Inclusive language
Precise Word Choice
Accurate and precise word choice
Cliches and euphemisms
Idioms and collocations
Clear definitions
Eliminating wordiness and other redundancies
Using elliptical constructions
P Punctuation
The Comma
Before a coordinating conjunction linking
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