The Writer's Harbrace Handbook, Brief Edition

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Cengage Learning, Apr 11, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 568 pages
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One of the best-selling handbooks on the market today and the ONLY brief handbook grounded from start to finish in the rhetorical situation, THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, BRIEF EDITION, Third Edition not only helps students with the technical aspects of crafting a well-developed essay, but also gives them the strategies to consciously make rhetorical choices about their writing based on audience, purpose, and context. Now adding even more coverage of the rhetorical situation, this Third Edition includes boxed features that highlight the student's options for choices in style, punctuation, usage, and diction. The compact, spiralbound, and tabbed format helps students access essential information quickly and easily.
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Contents

THE RHETORICAL SITUATION
1
READING RHETORICALLY
12
PLANNING AND DRAFTING ESSAYS
22
REVISING AND EDITING ESSAYS
42
ONLINE DOCUMENTS
73
VISUAL DOCUMENTS
92
WRITING ARGUMENTS
114
FINDING SOURCES IN PRINT ONLINE AND IN THE FIELD
141
VERBS
406
SENTENCE UNITY
436
SUBORDINATION AND COORDINATION
443
PARALLELISM
447
EMPHASIS
451
VARIETY
456
GOOD USAGE
463
EXACTNESS
473

EVALUATING PRINT AND ONLINE SOURCES
159
USING SOURCES EFFECTIVELY AND RESPONSIBLY
170
MLA DOCUMENTATION
185
APA DOCUMENTATION
235
CMS DOCUMENTATION
262
WRITING TO INTERPRET LITERATURE
291
WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
309
WRITING IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
317
WRITING IN BUSINESS
329
SENTENCE ESSENTIALS
340
PHRASES AND CLAUSES IN SENTENCES
355
SENTENCE FRAGMENTS
371
COMMA SPLICES AND FUSED SENTENCES
376
MODIFIERS
384
PRONOUNS
393
CONCISENESS
480
THE COMMA
485
THE SEMICOLON
497
THE APOSTROPHE
499
QUOTATION MARKS
505
THE PERIOD AND OTHER PUNCTUATION MARKS
510
SPELLING THE SPELL CHECKER AND HYPHENATION
521
CAPITALS
527
ITALICS
534
ABBREVIATIONS ACRONYMS AND NUMBERS
538
GLOSSARY OF USAGE
545
CREDITS
561
Index
563
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Glenn is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides authoring The Harbrace Guide to Writing and co-authoring The Harbrace Handbooks, she is author of the prize-winning Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Rhetorical Education in America; and several other titles. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award, and Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has served as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Executive Committee, Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition, and a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her three university teaching awards. She has recently served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the largest organization of writing and rhetoric teachers in the world.

Loretta Gray teaches applied linguistics at Central Washington University. She has taught English as a second language in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. She lives in Ellensburg, Washington.

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