A writer's reference with exercises / Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn
- Machine generated contents note: COMPOSITION/STYLE -- C.Composing and Revising -- C1.Planning -- C2.Drafting -- C3.Revising -- C4.Writing paragraphs -- C5.Designing documents -- C6.Writing with technology -- A.Academic Writing -- A1.Writing about texts -- A2.Constructing reasonable arguments -- A3.Evaluating arguments -- A4.Writing in the disciplines -- S.Sentence Style -- S1.Parallelism -- S2.Needed words -- S3.Problems with modifiers -- S4.Shifts -- S5.Mixed constructions -- S6.Sentence emphasis -- S7.Sentence variety -- W.Word Choice -- W1.Glossary of usage -- W2.Wordy sentences -- W3.Active verbs -- W4.Appropriate language -- W5.Exact language -- W6.The dictionary and thesaurus -- CORRECTNESS -- G.Grammatical Sentences -- G1.Subject-verb agreement -- G2.Verb forms, tenses, and moods -- G3.Pronouns -- G4.Adjectives and adverbs -- G5.Sentence fragments -- G6.Run-on sentences -- M.Multilingual Writers and ESL Challenges -- M1.Verbs -- M2.Articles -- M3.Sentence structure -- M4.Using adjectives -- M5.Prepositions and idiomatic expressions -- P.Punctuation and Mechanics -- P1.The comma -- P2.Unnecessary commas -- P3.The semicolon and the colon -- P4.The apostrophe -- P5.Quotation marks -- P6.Other punctuation marks -- P7.Spelling and hyphenation -- P8.Capitalization -- P9.Abbreviations and numbers -- P10.Italics -- B.Basic Grammar -- B1.Parts of speech -- B2.Parts of sentences -- B3.Subordinate word groups -- B4.Sentence types -- RESEARCH -- R.Researching -- R1.Conducting research -- R2.Evaluating sources -- R3.Managing information; avoiding plagiarism -- R4.Choosing a documentation style -- MLA Papers -- MLA-1.Supporting a thesis -- MLA-2.Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism -- MLA-3.Integrating sources -- MLA-4.Documenting sources -- MLA-5.Manuscript format; sample paper -- Sample Paper -- APA and CMS Papers (Coverage parallels MLA's) -- APA-1 -- APA-2 -- APA-3 -- APA-4 -- APA-5 -- Sample Paper -- CMS-1 -- CMS-2 -- CMS-3 -- CMS-4 -- CMS-5 -- Sample Pages -- I.Index -- Directory to model papers -- Multilingual/ESL menu -- Revision symbols.
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- 9780312601478 (alk. paper)
0312601476 (alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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