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9780072873511

Rules of Thumb
Rules of Thumb
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072873511
  • ISBN: 0072873515
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

AUTHOR

Silverman, Jay, Hughes, Elaine, Wienbroer, Diana Roberts

SUMMARY

Acknowledgements The Meaning of "Rule of Thumb" How to useRules of Thumb Part 1: Correctness A Word about Correctness Commonly Confused Words One Word or Two? Spelling Capitalization Abbreviations and Numbers Apostrophes Consistent Pronouns Correct Pronouns Vague Pronouns Recognizing Complete Sentences Period or Comma? Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments Feature: Usingbut, however, although Commas Semicolons Colons Dashes and Parentheses Quotation Marks Titles: Underlines, Italics, or Quotation Marks Shifting Verb Tenses Verb Agreement Word Endings:sanded Tangled Sentences Part 2: Putting a Paper Together What to Do When You're Stuck Addressing Your Audience Writing a Thesis Finding an Organization for Your Essay Introductions Paragraphs--Long and Short Transitions Incorporating Quotations Conclusions How to Make a Paper Longer (and When to Make It Shorter) How to Work on a Second Draft Shortcuts for "Word" Proofreading Tips Format of College Papers Special Case: Writing an Essay in Class Special Case: Writing about Literature Part 3: The Research Paper How to Start a Research Project Three Essential Research Skills Feature: When You Find Too Few or Too Many Sources Getting Information at the Library Getting Information Online Feature: Sizing Up a Website Writing the Research Paper Plagiarism (Cheating) What is Documentation? Documentation: The MLA Style Documentation: The APA Style Documentation: The Chicago Style (Footnotes) Part 4: Growing as a Writer Keeping a Journal Adding Details Recognizing Cliches Eliminating Offensive Language Trimming Wordiness Using Strong Verbs Varying Your Sentences Finding Your Voice Postscript A List of Valuable Sources About the Authors Index Troubleshooting GuideSilverman, Jay is the author of 'Rules of Thumb ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780072873511 and ISBN 0072873515.

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