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This spiral-bound, tabbed reference offers the trusted voice of Lynn Troyka, including the most coverage of research and avoiding plagiarism available in a brief handbook.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 544 pages
  • 172.72 x 218.44 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131128523
  • 9780131128521

Table of contents

Tab. 1: Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically.

1. Thinking Critically. 2. Reading Critically. 3. Connecting Thinking and Reading to Writing. 4. Distinguishing Between Summary and Synthesis.

Tab 2: Writing Process.

5. Getting Started. 6. Drafting. 7. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading. 8. Composing Paragraphs. 9. Writing to Inform. 10. Writing to Argue.

Tab 3: Sentences.

11. Sentence Fragments. 12. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences. 13. Problems with Sentence Shifts. 14. Misplaced Modifiers. 15. Conciseness. 16. Coordination and Subordination. 17. Sentence Style.

Tab 4: Words.

18. Usage Glossary. 19. Word Meanings and Word Impact. 20. Gender-Neutral Language. 21. Spelling and Word Impact.

Tab 5: Research.

22. Starting a Research Project. 23. Developing a Search Strategy. 24. Finding, Evaluating, and Using Library Sources. 25. Finding, Evaluating, and Using Online Sources. 26. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. 27. Drafting and Revising a Research Paper.

Tab 6: MLA Documentation.

28. MLA In-Text Citations. 29. MLA Works Cited List. 30. A Student's MLA Research Paper.

Tab 7: APA, CM, CSE, and COS Documentation.

31. APA In-Text Citations. 32. APA References List. 33. A Student's APA Research Paper. 34. CM-Style Documentation. 35. CSE-Style Documentation. 36. COS-Style Documentation.

Tab 8: Document and Web Design.

37. Document Design. 38. Writing for the Web.

Tab 9: Grammar Basics.

39. Parts of Speech and Parts of Sentences. 40. Verbs. 41. Subject-Verb Agreement. 42. Pronouns: Agreement, Reference, Case. 43. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.

Tab 10: Tips for Multilingual Writers.

44. Singulars and Plurals. 45. Articles. 46. Word Order. 47. Prepositions. 48. Gerunds and Infinitives. 49. Modal Auxiliary Verbs.

Tab 11: Punctuation and Mechanics.

50. Commas. 51. Semicolons. 52. Colons. 53. Apostrophes. 54. Quotation Marks. 55. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points. 56. Other Punctuation Marks. 57. Hyphens. 58. Capitals. 59. Italics (Underlining). 60. Abbreviations. 61. Numbers.

Tab 12: Special Kinds of Writing.

62. Writing About Literature. 63. Business Writing. 64. Oral Presentations. 65. Writing Under Pressure.

Terms Glossary. Index.
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About Lynn Quitman Troyka

Lynn Quitman Troyka earned her Ph.D. at New York University and taught for many years at the City University of New York (CUNY), including Queensborough Community College; the Center for Advanced Studies in Education at the Graduate School; the graduate program in Language and Literacy at City College; and, as Senior Research Associate, in the Instructional Resource Center, CUNY

Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing (1985-1988), Dr. Troyka has published in journals such as College Composition and Communication, College English, and Writing Program Administration and in books from Southern Illinois Press, Random House, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Heineman. She wrote the composition/rhetoric essay for the Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts (Scholastic, 1993), as well as the basic writing essay for the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (1994). She has conducted workshops at numerous colleges and universities and at national and international meetings.

Dr. Troyka is the author of many textbooks, including the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, Sixth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2002); the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, Third Canadian Edition (Pearson Education, 2002); the Simon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers, Second Canadian Edition (Pearson Education, 2004); Structured Reading, Sixth Edition, with Joseph W. Thweatt (Prentice Hall, 2003); and Steps in Composition, Seventh Edition, with Jerrold Nudelman (Prentice Hall, 1999).

Dr. Troyka is a past chair of the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of NOTE, the Conference on College Composition (CCCC), the College Section of NOTE, and the Writing Division of MLA. She was named Rhetorician of the Year in 1993; earned the Nell Ann Pickett Award for Service in 1995; and received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award given for scholarship, teaching, and service. She serves on the NCTE Leadership Committee for Preparing Future Faculty (PFF); a project of the Council of Graduate Schools and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

"All this information," says Dr. Troyka, "tells what I've done, not who I am. I am a teacher. Teaching is my life's work, and I love it."
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