Common Sense Handbook

Common Sense Handbook : A Handbook and Guide for Writers

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Primarily designed for Freshman Composition courses, this text could also be used in any course where a handbook is used. This text covers the writing process from generating content through document design. It has a strong rhetorical emphasis that focuses on the influence of audience, content, and purpose on writing choices. Common Sense is concise and student-friendly, with numerous examples, and the most recent information on documentation for Internet more

Product details

  • Paperback | 447 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130821780
  • 9780130821782

Table of contents

Preface. How to Use This Book. PART I. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. The Writer's Speech. 2. The Writer's Resources. 3. The Writer's Tasks. PART II. DISCOVERY AND INVENTION. 4. Topic. 5. Purpose. 6. Audience and Context. 7. Content. PART III. CRITICAL THINKING AND CRITICAL READING. 8. Manuscripts. 9. Argumentation. 10. Textbooks, Newspapers, News Magazines, and Sources of Specialized Information. 11. Diaries, Letters, Autobiographies, and Biographies. 12. Literature. PART IV. ARRANGEMENT. 13. Unity. 14. Familiar Patterns of Organization. 15. Conventional Structures. 16. Coherence. PART V. STYLE. 17. Clarity and Professionalism. 18. Conciseness and Completeness. 19. Liveliness and Appropriateness. 20. Variety and Repetition. 21. Tone and Sexist Language. PART VI. SENTENCE PUNCTUATION. 22. Marks of Punctuation. 23. Sentences. 24. Coordinate Elements. 25. Introductory Elements. 26. Interrupting Elements. 27. Concluding Elements. 28. Clarifying Elements. PART VII USAGE. 29. Verb Forms. 30. Subject-Verb Agreement. 31. Pronoun Reference. 32. Noun and Pronoun Case. 33. Modifiers. 34. Consistency. 35. Completeness. PART VIII. CONVENTIONS. 36. Spelling. 37. Numbers and Symbols. 38. Names. 39. Titles of Written or Recorded Works. 40. Quotations and Dialogue. 41. Emphasis. 42. Sentences and Paragraphs. PART IX. RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION. 43. Collecting Information. 44. Using Sources. 45. Documenting Sources. PART X. DOCUMENT DESIGN. 46. Manuscript Design. 47. Illustrations. 48. Layout. PART XI. THE INTERNET. 49. Internet Resources. 50. Choosing and Evaluating Internet Sites. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms. more