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A Writer's Reference

Hacker, Diana (Book - 2011)
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A Writer's Reference , the most widely adopted handbook in the United States, continues to be groundbreaking in its simplicity, offering the right content in an accessible format. New coauthor Nancy Sommers's own research, campus travel, and classroom experience keep the handbook in tune with the needs of academic writers. In a trusted quick-reference format, the seventh edition delivers advice on all the right topics: working with sources, revising with comments, preparing a portfolio, and more. A Writer's Reference offers unprecedented flexibility with several versions to choose from -- a handbook that's truly at your service. Read the preface .
Authors: Hacker, Diana, 1942-2004
Title: A writer's reference
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, c2011
Edition: 7th ed., student ed
Characteristics: xxvi, 540, 46 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn
Contents: 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. 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
APA and CMS papers
APA-1. Supporting a thesis
APA-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism
APA-3. Integrating sources
APA-4. Documenting sources
APA-5. Manuscript format; sample paper
CMS-1. Supporting a thesis
CMS-2. Citing sources ; avoiding plagiarism
CMS-3. Integrating sources
CMS-4. Documenting sources
CMS-5. Manuscript format; sample paper
Additional Contributors: Sommers, Nancy I.
ISBN: 0312601433
Branch Call Number: 428.2 H118w 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xv and 539-540) and index
Subject Headings: English language Textbooks for foreign speakers Report writing Handbooks, manuals, etc English language Grammar Handbooks, manuals, etc English language Rhetoric Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: English language
Report writing
English language
English language
LCCN: 2010920402
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Extensive advice about grammar and academic writing style, in addition to citation guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago style.

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