Simon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers

Simon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers

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This quick reference handbook offers the same user-friendly approach widely hailed in Troyka's other best-selling handbooks -- with additional features that allow writers to access information quickly. Additional content on such topics as critical thinking and grammar basics, makes this an even more complete manual. Coverage includes the writing process itself; thinking and reading reflectively; grammar basics; effective sentences and words; punctuation; spelling and mechanics; research writing; MLA, APA, CM, and CBE documentation; and tips for multilingual writers.show more

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  • Spiral bound | 448 pages
  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 250g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130225622
  • 9780130225627

Table of contents

THINKING AND READING REFLECTIVELY. 1. Thinking Reflectively. 2. Reading Reflectively. 3. Reasoning. 4. Distinguishing Between Summary and Synthesis II. WRITING PROCESS. 5. Getting Started. 6. Drafting. 7. Revising, Editing, Proofreading. 8. Composing Paragraphs. 9. Arranging Essays. III. SENTENCES. 10. Conciseness. 11. Coordination and Subordination. 12. Sentence Style. 13. Sentence Fragments. 14. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences. 15. Shifting and Disjointed Sentences. 16. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. IV. WORDS. 17. Usage Glossary. 18. Word Meanings and Word Impact. 19. Gender-Neutral Language. 20. Spelling. V. RESEARCH. 21. Starting a Research Project. 22. Finding and Evaluating Traditional and Online Sources. 23. Extracting Information from Sources. 24. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. 25. Drafting and Revising a Research Paper. VI. MLA DOCUMENTATION. 26. MLA In-Text Citations. 27. MLA Works Cited List. 28. A Students MLA Research Paper. VII. APA, CM, CBE DOCUMENTATION. 29. APA In-Text Citations. 30. APA References List. 31. A Students APA Research Paper. 32. CM-Style Documentation. 33. CBE-Style Documentation. VII. DOCUMENT DESIGN. 34. Producing Effective Documents. 35. Principles of Document Design. 36. Academic and Business Documents. 37. Online Documents. IX. GRAMMAR BASICS. 38. Parts of Speech and Parts of Sentences. 39. Verbs. 40. Subject-Verb Agreement. 41. Pronouns: Agreement, Reference, Case. 42. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. X. TIPS FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS. 43. Singulars and Plurals. 44. Articles. 45. Word Order. 46. Prepositions. 47. Gerunds and Infinitives. 48. Modal Auxiliary Verbs. XI. PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS. 49. Commas. 50. Semicolons. 51. Colons. 52. Apostrophes. 53. Quotation Marks. 54. End Punctuation. 55. Other Punctuation Marks. 56. Hyphens. 57. Capitals. 58. Italics. 59. Abbreviations. 60. Numbers. Terms Glossary and Index.show more

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