A truly portable reference guide, offering coverage of all of the topics that you would expect to find in a bigger and more expensive handbook, now can be customized for nine different disciplines!
This compact (only 208 pages) and inexpensive quick reference guide can be used as a main text or as a supplement in any course.
Colored bars that identify major sections of the book correspond to the bars on the cover, providing a quick and easy access tool.
Close-up boxes that explain concepts in greater detail are identified with a magnifying glass icon.
Computer icons identify information that students will use as they write and revise papers on their computers.
MLA, APA, CMS, CBS, and COS styles of documentation are covered.
Three complete student papers are presented in order to illustrate the writing process and MLA and APA documentation.
New To The Second Edition
Parts 6, 7, and 8 can be customized to fit one of nine different disciplines: psychology, sociology, history, political science, communication, pre-law, biological sciences, physical sciences, or engineering. Written by experts in the field, each version will have discipline-specific examples of writing with sources, documenting sources, and practical writing.
An expanded and updated Part 6 now includes more on writing research papers (Chapter 27) as well as two new chapters, "Using and Evaluating Library Sources" (Chapter 28) and "Using and Evaluating Internet Sources" (Chapter 29).
Part 7, "Documenting Sources, " now offers three full chapters on documentation styles, including greatly expanded coverage of MLA style (Chapter 31), updated APA coverage (Chapter 32), new coverage ofColumbia Online Style (Chapter 33), and more on documenting electronic sources.
An expanded and updated Part 8, "Practical Writing, " devotes full chapters to "Designing and Documenting Web Pages" (Chapter 34), "Writing for the Workplace" (Chapter 35), and "Giving Oral Presentations" (Chapter 36).
Part 1. Writing Essays And Paragraphs
1. Writing Essays
2. Writing Paragraphs
Part 2. Writing Grammatical Sentences
3. Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
4. Revising Sentence Fragments
5. Understanding Agreement
6. Using Verbs Correctly
7. Using Pronouns Correctly
Part 3. Writing Effective Sentences
8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
9. Writing Varied Sentences
10. Writing Concise Sentences
11. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
12. Using Parallelism
13. Placing Modifiers
14. Choosing the Right Word
Part 4. Understanding Punctuation
15. End Punctuation
16. The Comma
17. The Semicolon
18. The Apostrophe
19. Quotation Marks
20. Other Punctuation Marks
Part 5. Spelling And Mechanics
Part 6. Writing With Sources
27. Writing Research Papers
28. Using and Evaluating Library Sources
29. Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
30. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Part 7. Documenting Sources
31. MLA Documentation Style
32. APA Documentation Style
33. Chicago, CBE, COS and Other Documentation Styles
Part 8. Practical Writing
34. Designing Documents and Web Pages
35. Writing for the Workplace
36. Giving Oral Presentations
Part 9: Grammar AndUsage Review
A. Grammar Review
B. Usage Review
C. ESL Review