Blair Handbook with Companion Website Subscription

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A reference handbook for any course. Focused on the needs of contemporary college writers, the widely acclaimed Blair Handbook provides a practical, comprehensive handbook and extensive research manual. Organized around the writing process, it offers professional and student samples of the qualities of good writing, and teaches students how to effectively shape, organize, and develop a voice of their own as they write. It explains and illustrates issues of style, grammar, punctuation, usage, and mechanics as matters of writer choices that depend upon audience, purpose, and situation rather than static and absolute more

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  • Mixed media product | 975 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 1,020.58g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130486035
  • 9780130486035

Table of contents

I. WRITING IN COLLEGE. 1. Questions and Answers About Writing. 2. Reading Critically to Think Critically. 3. The Writing Process. II. PLANNING. 4. Keeping a Journal. 5. Inventing and Discovering. 6. Assuming a Rhetorical Stance. III. DRAFTING. 7. Reflecting on Experience. 8. Explaining Things. 9. Arguing Positons. 10. Interpreting Texts. IV. RESEARCHING. 11. Writing Research Essays. 12. Conducting Library Research. 13. Conducting Internet Research. 14. Conducting Field Research. 15. Evaluating Research Sources. 16. Using Sources. 17. A Sampler of Research Essays. V. REVISING. 18. The Revising Process. 19. Focused Revising. 20. Responding to Writing. 21. Creative Nonfiction. VI. EDITING. 22. The Editing Process. Editing for Effectiveness. 23. Shaping Strong Paragraphs.24. Improving Openings and Conclusions.25. Strengthening Sentence Structure.26. Creating Emphasis and Variety.27. Building Vital Sentences.28. Being Concise.29. Adjusting Tone.30. Choosing the Right Word.31. Eliminating Biased Language.Editing Grammar. 32. Eliminating Sentence Fragments.33. Correcting Fused Sentences and Comma Splices.34. Using Verbs Correctly.35. Using Modifiers Correclty.36. Using Pronouns Correctly.37. Making Sentences Consistent and Complete.Editing Punctuation. 38. End Punctuation.39. Commas.40. Semicolons.41. Colons.42. Apostrophes.43. Quotation Marks.44. Other Punctuation.Editing Mechanics. 45. Spelling46. Capitalization.47. Hyphenation.48. Italics.49. Numbers and Abbreviations. VII. PRESENTING YOUR WORK. 50. Designing Documents. 51. Portfolios and Publishing. 52. Writing for the World Wide Web. 53. Making Oral Presentations. VIII. WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM. 54. Understanding the College Curriculum. 55. Writing in Languages and Literature. 56. Writing in the Humanities. 57. Writing in the Social Sciences. 58. Writing in the Physical Sciences. 59. Writing in Business. 60. Columbia Online Style. 61. Writing Essay Examinations. IX. A GRAMMAR REFERENCE. 62. Parts of Speech. 63. The Elements of a Sentence. 64. Sentence Classification and Sentence Patterns. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms. ESL Index. more