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Easy Access : The Reference Handbook for Writers

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"Easy Access" is the only handbook organized by the types of help student writers need. "Part One" (red tabs) provides a guide to writing processes and products. Solutions to common writing problems and ESL troublespots are found in "Part Two" (blue tab). "Part Three" (yellow tab) offers alphabetically organized definitions and examples of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation terms.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 154.94 x 218.44 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0767422813
  • 9780767422819

Table of contents

How to Use This Handbook Preface and Acknowledgments PART I. PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS 1. The Writing Process Prewriting / Planning / Drafting / Revising / Finishing 2. Research Writing Analyze the Assignment / Plan a Research Strategy / Do Your Research / Take Good Notes and Keep Good Records / Choose a Preliminary Thesis and Outline / Write the First Draft / Use Your Sources Effectively / Revisit Your Research as Necessary / Revise and Edit Systematically / Document Your Sources Correctly / Sample Research Paper (MLA Style) 3. Argumentation Choose a Thesis and Plan Key Assertions / Employ the Rhetoric of Argument / Acknowledge Opposing Views (Refutation) / Read Your Own and Other Arguments Critically / Sample Argument Paper (APA Style) 4. MLA Documentation Style Citations in the Text / List of Works Cited / Typing or Word Processing Instructions for MLA 5. APA Documentation Style Citations in the Text / Reference List / Typing or Word Processing Instructions for APA 6. Document Design Short Papers / Longer Research Papers and Reports / Web Pages 7. Special Writing Situation Writing about Literature / Essay Exams / Professional Communication / Oral Presentations PART II. COMMON WRITING PROBLEMS 8. Sentence Fragments Quick View / Testing for Fragments'In Detail / Revising Fragments / Practice 9. Comma Splices Quick View / Revising Comma Splices / Practice 10. Run-On Sentences Quick View / Revising Run-On Sentences / Practice 11. Verb Errors Quick View / Subject-Verb Agreement Errors / Form Errors / Inappropriate Shifts in Tense / Inappropriate Shifts in Mood / Practice 12. Using Commas Quick View / Correct Uses of Commas / Incorrect Uses of Commas / Practice 13. Pronoun Errors Quick View / Vague or Ambiguous Pronoun Reference / Lack of Agreement between Pronoun and Antecedent / Inappropriate Shifts in Person / Biased Uses of Pronouns / Practice 14. Using Apostrophes Quick View / Apostrophes in the Possessive Case / Apostrophes in Contractions / Apostrophes to Form Plurals of Letters and Numerals / Its versus It's and Other Pronoun Homonyms / Practice 15. Problems with Modifiers Quick View / Misplaced Modifiers / Dangling Modifiers / Squinting Modifiers / Overstacked Modifiers / Improper Adverb or Adjective Forms / Practice 16. Faulty Parallelism Quick View / Items in Lists / Items Joined by Coordinating Conjunctions / Parts of a Sentence Joined by Correlative Conjunctions / Comparisons or Contrasts / Practice 17. Mixed Constructions Quick View / Mismatched Subject and Predicate / Mismatched Clauses / Mismatches with Is When, Is Where, or The Reason ! Is Because / Practice 18. For Multilingual/ESL Writers Quick View / Articles and Nouns / Adjectives / Adverbs / Prepositions / Verbs / Sentence Structure / Practice PART III. THE BASICS FROM A TO Z GLOSSARY OF USAGE INDEX Credits Quick Views A Checklist for Finishing Your Paper Revision and Correction Symbols (inside back flap) Frequently Asked Questions (outside back flap)show more

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