Brief Handbook for Writers

Brief Handbook for Writers

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Appropriate for courses in Freshman Composition and Advanced Composition. This brief edition includes all of the essays included in the full edition. However, the fiction, poetry, and drama have been removed. Focusing on the process of writing, this concise, stresses such non-linear composition skills as context, purpose, and audience as it strongly emphasizes revision and multiple drafting. Both modern usage conventions and sentence/paragraph-level skills are developed as the basics of essay, research, literary, exam, and business writing are explored. Designed and organized for maximum ease of use as a reference source.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 127 x 175.26 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130870242
  • 9780130870247

Table of contents

Preface. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. Planning. 2. Drafting. 3. Revising and Editing. GRAMMAR. 4. Parts of Speech. 5. Sentence Elements. 6. Sentence Types. SENTENCE ERRORS. 7. Sentence Fragments. 8. Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences. 9. Subject-Verb Agreement. 10. Pronoun Case and Reference. 11. Verb Forms. 12. Verb Tense. 13. Verb Mood. 14. Active and Passive Voices. 15. Adjectives and Adverbs. SENTENCE STRUCTURE. 16. Coordination and Subordination. 17. Illogical Sentences. 18. Modifiers. 19. Sentence Consistency. 20. Emphasis and Variety. PUNCTUATION. 21. Comma. 22. Overuse of Commas. 23. Semicolon. 24. Colon. 25. Dash. 26. Period. 27. Exclamation Point. 28. Question Mark. 29. Quotation Marks. 30. Slash. 31. Ellipsis. 32. Brackets. 33. Parentheses. MECHANICS. 34. Apostrophe. 35. Hyphen. 36. Underlining (Italics). 37. Capitalization. 38. Abbreviations and Numbers. 39. Spelling. DICTION. 40. The Dictionary. 41. Effective Language. 42. Figurative Language. PARAGRAPHS. 43. Effective Paragraphs. REASONING. 44. Effective Evidence. 45. Valid Arguments. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. 46. Research Papers. 47. Writing about Literature. 48. Essay Exams. Glossary of Formal Usage. Index.show more

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