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Instant Access The Pocket Handbook for Writers

Instant Access The Pocket Handbook for Writers
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072819922
  • ISBN: 0072819928
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

AUTHOR

Keene, Michael, Adams, Katherine H.

SUMMARY

Part One, Writing Processes and Products1 WRITING PROCESSES1a Prewriting1b Planning1c Drafting1d Revising1e Finishing2 RESEARCH WRITING2a Do Your Research2b Doing Part of Your Research on the Web2c Use Your Sources Effectively2d Document Your Sources Correctly 3 MLA DOCUMENTATION STYLE3a Citations in the Text3b List of Works Cited3c Preparing Papers in MLA Style4 APA DOCUMENTATION STYLE4a Citations in the Text4b Reference List4c Preparing Papers in APA Style5 CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (CMS) DOCUMENTATION STYLES CMS Documentation Style 15a Citations in the Text5b Notes List5c BibliographyCMS Documentation Style 25d Citations in the Text5e List of References5f Preparing Manuscripts in Chicago Style6 DOCUMENT DESIGN6a Document Design Principles6b Designing Web Pages7 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION7a Job- or Internship-Application Letters7b Resumes7c Online Job Searches7d Direct-Request Letters7e Persuasive Letters7f Oral Presentations Part Two, Common Writing Problems8 SENTENCE FRAGMENTS8a Instant Access Overview8b Testing for Fragments8c Revising Fragments9 COMMA SPLICES9a Instant Access Overview 9b Testing for Comma Splices9c Revising Comma Splices10 RUN-ON SENTENCES10a Instant Access Overview10b Testing for Run-On Sentences10c Revising Run-On Sentences11 VERB ERRORS11a Instant Access Overview11b Subject-Verb Agreement Errors11c Verb Form Errors11d Shifts in Verb Tense11e Mood Errors12 USING COMMAS 12a Instant Access Overview12b Correct Uses of Commas12c Incorrect Uses of Commas13 PRONOUN ERRORS13a Instant Access Overview13b Vague or Ambiguous Pronoun Reference13c Lack of Agreement with Antecedent13d Inappropriate Shifts in Person13e Biased Uses of Pronouns14 USING APOSTROPHES14a Instant Access Overview14b Apostrophes in the Possessive Case14c Apostrophes in Contractions14d Apostrophes to Form Plurals of Letters and Numbers14e Its versus It's and Other Pronoun Homonyms15 PROBLEMS WITH MODIFIERS15a Instant Access Overview15b Misplaced Modifiers15c Dangling Modifiers15d Squinting Modifiers15e Overstacked Modifiers15f Improper Adverb or Adjective Forms16 FAULTY PARALLELISM16a Instant Access Overview16b Items in Lists16c Items Joined by Coordinating Conjunctions16d Parts of a Sentence Joined by Correlative Conjunctions16e Comparisons or Contrasts17 MIXED CONSTRUCTIONS17a Instant Access Overview17b Mismatched Subject and Predicate17c Mismatched Clauses16e Mismatches with Is When, Is Where, or The Reason. . .Is Because18 FOR MULTILINGUAL/ESL WRITERS18a Instant Access Overview18b Articles and Nouns18c Adjectives18d Adverbs18e Prepositions18f Verbs18g Sentence Structure Part Three, Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics from A to Z19 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND MECHANICS FROM A TO Z20 GLOSSARY OF USAGEIndexDirectory of Instant Access BoxesList of FiguresA Checklist for Finishing DocumentsFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Revision and Correction SymbolsKeene, Michael is the author of 'Instant Access The Pocket Handbook for Writers', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072819922 and ISBN 0072819928.

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