The Brief Wadsworth Handbook

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Thomson Higher Education, Feb 1, 2006 - Education - 609 pages
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The most comprehensive brief handbook available, the fifth edition of THE BRIEF WADSWORTH HANDBOOK provides students with extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, writing and researching with computers, visual rhetoric, the habits of a successful college student and other topics essential for 21st century student writers.

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Contents

WRITING ESSAYS
1
Reading Texts
9
a Interpreting Visuals
15
e Finding Something to Say
21
Using a Thesis to Shape Your
28
Drafting and Revising
35
Editing and Proofreading
49
Writing Paragraphs
58
Writing Grammatical Sentences
395
Using Words Effectively
435
Choosing Words
437
Using a Dictionary
445
A Glossary of Usage
448
Understanding Punctuation
459
Using End Punctuation
462
Using Commas
465

Writing WellDeveloped
64
e Writing Special Kinds
71
DOCUMENTING
225
Developing Strategies for Academic Success
291
Ten Habits of Successful Students
293
Writing in the Disciplines
303
Writing a Literary Analysis
314
Designing Effective Documents
329
Designing a Web Site
340
Writing for the Workplace
347
Making Oral Presentations
361
Revising Common Sentence Errors
369
Revising Sentence Fragments
371
Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
376
Revising Agreement Errors
379
Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences
386
Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
390
Using Semicolons
473
Using Apostrophes
475
Using Quotation Marks
479
Using Other Punctuation Marks
485
Using Nouns and Pronouns 407
491
Improving Spelling
493
Knowing When to Capitalize
499
Using Italics
505
Using Hyphens
507
Using Abbreviations
510
Using Numbers
514
Improving Sentence Style 415
517
Understanding Grammar and Usage
519
Appendixes
533
Appendix B Sentence Review
541
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About the author (2006)

Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

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