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Wadsworth Handbook

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ISBN-10: 1413030629

ISBN-13: 9781413030624

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student! Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to guide for every kind of writing?in and out of the classroom. THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition, helps you produce sound academic writing, introducing you to the principles of college writing in the twenty-first century.
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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Note to Students
Note to Instructors
Writing Essays
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Determining Your Purpose
Identifying Your Audience
Setting Your Tone
Reading Texts
Previewing a Text
Highlighting a Text
Annotating a Text
Reading Visuals
Interpreting a Visual
Previewing a Visual
Highlighting and Annotating a Visual
Planning an Essay
Understanding the Writing Process
Computers and the Writing Process
Analyzing Your Assignment
Choosing and Narrowing a Topic
Finding Something to Say
Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material
Understanding Thesis and Support
Developing a Thesis
Constructing an Informal Outline
Constructing a Formal Outline
Constructing a Storyboard
Drafting and Revising
Writing a Rough Draft
Moving from Rough Draft to Final Draft
Using Specific Revision Strategies
Editing and Proofreading
Preparing a Final Draft
Writing Paragraphs
Writing Unified Paragraphs
Writing Coherent Paragraphs
Writing Well-Developed Paragraphs
Patterns of Paragraph Development
Writing Special Kinds of Paragraphs
Thinking Critically and Writing Arguments
Thinking Critically
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Evaluating Supporting Evidence
Detecting Bias
Using Logic
Understanding Inductive Reasoning
Understanding Deductive Reasoning
Using Toulmin Logic
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Writing Argumentative Essays
Planning an Argumentative Essay
Using Evidence Effectively
Organizing an Argumentative Essay
Writing and Revising an Argumentative Essay
Using Visuals to Support Your Arguments
Using Visuals
Evaluating Visuals
Writing Electronic Arguments
Considering Audience and Purpose
Shaping Electronic Arguments
Writing and Revising Electronic Arguments
Doing Research
Writing a Research Paper
Moving from Assignment to Topic
Doing Exploratory Research and Formulating a Research Question
Assembling a Working Bibliography
Developing a Tentative Thesis
Doing Focused Research
Taking Notes
Fine-Tuning Your Thesis
Constructing an Outline
Writing a Rough Draft
Revising Your Drafts
Preparing a Final Draft
Using and Evaluating Library Sources
Doing Exploratory Library Research
Doing Focused Library Research
Evaluating the Library's Print and Electronic Sources
Doing Research Outside the Library
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Understanding the Internet
Using the World Wide Web for Research
Using Other Internet Tools
Evaluating Internet Sites
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources
Writing a Summary
Writing a Paraphrase
Quoting Sources
Integrating Source Material into Your Writing
Synthesizing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Defining Plagiarism
Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism
Revising to Eliminate Plagiarism
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
MLA Documentation Style
Using MLA Style
MLA-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Sample MLA-Style Research Paper
Documenting Sources: APA and Other Styles
APA Documentation Style
Using APA Style
APA-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Sample APA-Style Research Paper
Chicago Documentation Style
Using Chicago Style
Chicago-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Sample Chicago-Style Research Paper (Excerpts)
CSE and other Documentation Styles
Using CSE Style
CSE-Style Manuscript Guidelines
Sample CSE-Style Research Paper (Excerpts)
Using Other Documentation Styles
Writing in the Disciplines
Writing in the Humanities
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Visuals and Technology
Research Sources
Writing a Literary Analysis
Reading Literature
Writing about Literature
Sample Literary Analysis (without Sources)
Sample Literary Analysis (with Sources)
Writing a Literary Argument
Planning a Literary Argument
Supporting Your Literary Argument
Organizing a Literary Argument
Sample Literary Argument
Writing in the Social Sciences
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Visuals and Technology
Research Sources
Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone
Writing Assignments
Conventions of Style, Format, and Documentation
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Visuals and Technology
Research Sources
Developing Strategies for Academic Success
Ten Habits of Successful Students
Learn to Manage Your Time Effectively
Put Studying First
Be Sure You Understand School and Course Requirements
Be an Active Learner in the Classroom
Be an Active Learner Outside the Classroom
Take Advantage of College Services
Use the Library
Use Technology
Make Contacts
Be a Lifelong Learner
Writing Essay Exams
Planning an Essay Exam Answer
Shaping an Essay Exam Answer
Writing and Revising an Essay Exam Answer
Writing Paragraph-Length Essay Exam Answers
Writing for the Workplace
Writing Letters of Application
Designing Print Resumes
Designing Electronic Resumes
Writing Memos
Writing Emails and Sending Faxes
Designing Effective Documents
Creating an Effective Visual Format
Using Headings
Constructing Lists
Using Visuals
Using Desktop Publishing
Designing a Web Site
Planning Your Web Site
Creating Your Web Site
Selecting and Inserting Visuals
Planning Navigation
Linking Your Content
Editing and Proofreading Your Web Site
Posting Your Web Site
Making Oral Presentations
Getting Started
Planning Your Speech
Preparing Your Notes
Preparing Visual Aids
Rehearsing Your Speech
Delivering Your Speech
Sentence Style
Building Simple Sentences
Constructing Simple Sentences
Identifying Phrases and Clauses
Expanding Simple Sentences
Building Compound and Complex Sentences
Building Compound Sentences
Building Complex Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Varying Sentence Length
Combining Choppy Simple Sentences
Breaking Up Strings of Compound Sentences
Varying Sentence Types
Varying Sentence Openings
Varying Standard Word Order
Writing Emphatic Sentences
Conveying Emphasis through Word Order
Conveying Emphasis through Sentence Structure
Conveying Emphasis through Parallelism and Balance
Conveying Emphasis through Repetition
Conveying Emphasis through Active Voice
Writing Concise Sentences
Eliminating Wordiness
Eliminating Unnecessary Repetition
Tightening Rambling Sentences
Solving Common Sentence Problems
Revising Sentence Fragments
Recognizing Sentence Fragments
Revising Dependent Clause Fragments
Revising Phrase Fragments
Revising Compounds
Using Fragments Intentionally
Revising Run-ons
Recognizing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Revising with Periods
Revising with Semicolons
Revising with Coordinating Conjunctions
Revising with Subordinating Conjunctions or Relative Pronouns
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Revising Misplaced Modifiers
Revising Intrusive Modifiers
Revising Dangling Modifiers
Using Parallelism
Using Parallelism Effectively
Revising Faulty Parallelism
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
Revising Unwarranted Shifts
Revising Mixed Constructions
Revising Faulty Predication
Revising Incomplete or Illogical Comparisons
Using Words Effectively
Choosing Words
Choosing an Appropriate Level of Diction
Choosing the Right Word
Using Figures of Speech
Avoiding Inappropriate Language
Avoiding Offensive Language
Using a Dictionary
Understanding a Dictionary Entry
Surveying Dictionaries
Improving Spelling
Understanding Spelling and Pronunciation
Learning Spelling Rules
Developing Spelling Skills
Understanding Grammar
Using Parts of Speech
Using Nouns
Using Pronouns
Using Verbs
Using Adjectives
Using Adverbs
Using Prepositions
Using Conjunctions
Using Interjections
Using Nouns and Pronouns
Understanding Case
Determining Pronoun Case in Special Situations
Revising Pronoun Reference Errors
Using Verbs
Understanding Verb Forms
Understanding Tense
Understanding Mood
Understanding Voice
Revising Agreement Errors
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Understanding Adjectives and Adverbs
Using Adjectives
Using Adverbs
Using Comparative and Superlative Forms
Avoiding Illogical Comparatives and Superlatives
Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics
Using End Punctuation
Using Periods
Using Question Marks
Using Exclamation Points
Using Commas
Setting Off Independent Clauses
Setting Off Items in a Series
Setting Off Introductory Elements
Setting Off Nonessential Material
Using Commas in Other Conventional Contexts
Using Commas to Prevent Misreading
Editing Misused Commas
Using Semicolons
Separating Independent Clauses
Separating Independent Clauses Introduced by Transitional Words and Phrases
Separating Items in a Series
Editing Misused Semicolons
Using Apostrophes
Forming the Possessive Case
Indicating Omissions in Contractions
Forming Plurals
Editing Misused Apostrophes
Using Quotation Marks
Setting Off Quoted Speech or Writing
Setting Off Long Prose Passages and Poetry
Setting Off Titles
Setting Off Words Used in Special Ways
Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation
Editing Misused Quotation Marks
Using other Punctuation Marks
Using Colons
Using Dashes
Using Parentheses
Using Brackets
Using Slashes
Using Ellipses
Knowing When to Capitalize
Capitalizing the First Word of a Sentence
Capitalizing Proper Nouns
Capitalizing Important Words in Titles
Capitalizing the Pronoun I, the Interjection O, and Other Single Letters in Special Constructions
Capitalizing Salutations and Closings of Letters
Editing Misused Capitals
Using Italics
Setting Off Titles and Names
Setting Off Foreign Words and Phrases
Setting Off Elements Spoken of as Themselves and Terms Being Defined
Using Italics for Emphasis
Using Hyphens
Breaking a Word at the End of a Line
Dividing Compound Words
Using Abbreviations
Abbreviating Titles
Abbreviating Organization Names and Technical Terms
Abbreviating Dates, Times of Day, and Temperatures
Editing Misused Abbreviations
Using Numbers
Spelled-Out Numbers versus Numerals
Conventional Uses of Numerals
Bilingual and ESL Writers
Adjusting to the US Classroom
Understanding the Writing Process
Understanding English Language Basics
Learning to Edit Your Work
Grammar and Style for ESL Writers
Using Verbs
Using Nouns
Using Pronouns
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Using Prepositions
Understanding Word Order
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms