Quick Access: Reference for Writers

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 359 pages
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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.

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Contents

W1 Getting Started
1
W1 g Outlining
6
Using revision checklists
12
W4 e Crafting coherent paragraphs
19
W5 Essay Arrangements
26
T Thinking and Reading Critically
30
T2 Thinking Critically
36
T3 Distinguishing Between Summary
44
P5 b Using a colon between independent clauses
140
P7 b Knowing when to use single quotation marks
146
Knowing when to use brackets
151
Hyphens
162
S4 Italics or Underlining
168
S6 b Knowing when to use numerals
174
R3 Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
182
R3 e Summarizing accurately
188

G1 Parts of Speech
47
Recognizing interjections
53
G2 f Recognizing sentence types
59
Using lie and lay
65
G4 SubjectVerb Agreement
70
G5 a Using plural pronouns for antecedents
76
G7 Pronoun Case
80
Sentence Fragments
89
Being aware of intentional fragments
92
Staying consistent in indirect and direct
98
E1 Conciseness
105
Avoiding subordination problems
111
E5 GenderNeutral Language
123
P2 a Using commas before coordinating
128
Using commas between coordinate adjectives
130
MLA InText Citations
193
M2 MLA Documentation for a Works
199
M3 A Students MLA Research Paper
215
A1 APA InText Citations
225
Writing an abstract for an APAstyle paper
229
A3 CMStyle Documentation
243
A4 CBEStyle Documentation
255
F Focus on
262
F3 Word Order
269
F5 Gerunds and Infinitives
273
Usage Glossary
281
Terms Glossary
299
Index
323
Online Research Basics
354
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About the author (1998)

LYNN QUITMAN TROYKA, Professor of Writing, at the City University of New York (CUNY), has taught at Queensborough Community College and in the graduate Language and Literacy program at City College. Former editor of the "Journal of Basic Writing, "her writing and research appears in major journals and various scholarly collections. She conducts workshops in the teaching of writing. Lynn is co-author of "Quick Access Reference for Writers," Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), "QA Compact, "First Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), Canadian editions of her "Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers "and "Quick Access Reference for Writers, Structured Reading, "Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), and "Steps in Composition, "Eighth Edition, Prentice Hall (2004). Dr. Troyka received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award for scholarship, teaching, and service; the Rhetorician of the Year Award; and the TYCA Pickett Award for Service. She is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); the College Section of NCTE; and the Writing Division of the Modern Language Association. "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." DOUG HESSE, Professor of English and Director of Writing at the University of Denver as of fall 2006, previously held several positions at Illinois State University, including Director of the Honors Program, Director of Writing Programs, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hesse earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Inaddition to teaching at Illinois State, he's also taught at the University of Findlay, Miami University (as Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Michigan Tech. Dr. Hesse has had numerous national leadership roles in the teaching of writing. He is past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the nation's largest professional association of college writing instructors. A past president, as well, of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Hesse edited that organization's journal, "Writing Program Administration. "He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Executive Committee and the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on Teaching as a Profession Executive Committee. He is the author of 45 articles and book chapters, in such journals as "College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC," "Rhetoric Review, "the "Journal of Teaching Writing, "and others, and in such books as "Essays on the Essay; Writing Theory and Critical Theory; The Writing Program Administrator's Sourcebook; Literary Nonfiction; The Private, the Public, and the Published; Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies; "and others. He is also co-author, with LynnTroyka, of the "Quick Access Reference for Writers, "Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall (2007) and "Quick Access Compact, "First Edition, Prentice Hall (2007). Illinois State University named him Outstanding University Researcher. "Of all these accomplishments," says Dr. Hesse, "the one that matters most to me is being named Distinguished Humanities Teacher at Illinois State. That one came from my students and suggests that, in however small a way, I've mattered intheir educations and lives.

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