The College Writer's Reference

The College Writer's Reference

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A brief, spiral bound, color-coded handbook for freshman composition and other writing courses. The text is organized around the writing process with grammar and punctuation covered in context of editing a paper. Updated online coverage and new document design and online web based handbook.
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  • Spiral bound | 496 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130909564
  • 9780130909565

Table of contents

I. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. A Writer's Questions. 2. The Writing Process. 3. Writing to Discover. 4. Journal Writing. 5. Recounting Experience. 6. Explaining Concepts. 7. Interpreting Texts. 8. Arguing Positions. 9. Revising. 10. Editing. II. THE RESEARCH PROCESS. 11. Beginning Research. 12. Conducting Library Research. 13. Conducting Internet Research. 14. Conducting Field Research. 15. Evaluating Research Sources. 16. Using Sources. III. DOCUMENT DESIGN. 17. Principles of Design. 18. Constructing Web Pages. 19. Portfolios and Publishing. II. EDITING: CLARITY. 20. Paragraph Structure. 21. Strong Openings. 22. Thoughtful Closings. 23. Powerful Sentences. 24. Concise Sentences. 25. Strong Verbs. 26. Specific Nouns and Modifiers. 27. The Right Word. 28. Unbiased Language. 29. Proofreading. V. EDITING: PUNCTUATION. 30. Commas. 31. Semicolons. 32. Colons. 33. Apostrophes. 34. Quotation Marks. 35. Parentheses & Brackets. 36. Dashes, Slashes, & Ellipsis Points. 37. End Punctuation. V. EDITING: CONVENTIONS OF WRITTEN ENGLISH. 38. Spelling. 39. Capitalization. 40. Hyphens. 41. Numbers. 42. Abbreviations. 43. Italics and Underlining. VII. EDITING: GRAMMAR. 44. Reviewing Grammar. 45. Using Verbs Correctly. 46. Making Subjects Agree with Verbs. 47. Using Pronouns Correctly. 48. Working with Adjectives and Adverbs. 49. Positioning Modifiers. 50. Eliminating Fragment Sentences. 51. Eliminating Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 52. Eliminating Shifts and Mixed Constructions. VIII. ACADEMIC CONVENTIONS. 53. MLA Documentation. 54. APA Documentation. 55. CMS and Other Documentation Styles. 56. Writing for Work. GLOSSARIES AND INDEXES. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. ESL Index. Index. Revision Symbols.
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