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The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition Spiral-bound – June 23, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0495797524 ISBN-10: 0495797529 Edition: 6th

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  • Spiral-bound: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495797529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495797524
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Part I: WRITING ESSAYS. 1. Understanding Purpose and Audience. 2. Reading Texts. 3. Reading Visuals. 4. Planning an Essay. 5. Using a Thesis to Shape Your Material. 6. Drafting and Revising. 7. Writing Paragraphs. Part II: CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION. 8. Thinking Critically. 9. Writing Argumentative Essays. 10. Using Visuals as Evidence. Part III: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES. 11. Writing in the Humanities. 12. Writing a Literary Analysis. 13. Writing in the Social Sciences. 14. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences. Part IV: DOING RESEARCH. 15. Writing a Research Paper. 16. Using and Evaluating Library Sources. 17. Using and Evaluating Web Sources. 18. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources. 19. Synthesizing Sources. 20. Avoiding Plagiarism. Part V: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE. 21. MLA Documentation Style. Part VI: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES. 22. APA Documentation Style. 23. Chicago Documentation Style. 24. CSE Documentation Style. Part VII: CREATING DOCUMENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE. 25. Writing in a Digital Environment. 26. Designing Effective Documents. 27. Creating a Web Site. Part VIII: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND. 28. Creating a Writing Portfolio. 29. Writing Essay Exams. 30. Writing for the Public. 31. Writing for the Workplace. 32. Making Oral Presentations. Part IX: REVISING COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS. 33. Revising Sentence Fragments. 34. Revising Run-Ons. 35. Revising Agreement Errors. 36. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences. 37. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Part X: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES. 38. Using Verbs. 39. Using Nouns and Pronouns. 40. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. Part XI: IMPROVING SENTENCE STYLE. 41. Writing Varied Sentences. 42. Writing Emphatic Sentences. 43. Writing Concise Sentences. 44. Using Parallelism. 45. Choosing Words. Part XII: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION. 46. Using End Punctuation. 47. Using Commas. 48. Using Semicolons. 49. Using Apostrophes. 50. Using Quotation Marks. 51. Using Other Punctuation Marks. Part XIII: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS. 52. Improving Spelling. 53. Knowing When to Capitalize. 54. Using Italics. 55. Using Hyphens. 56. Using Abbreviations. 57. Using Numbers. Part XIIII: RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS. 58. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers. Appendix A: Parts of Speech. Appendix B: Sentence Review. Appendix C: Glossary of Usage. Credits. Index. --This text refers to the Loose Leaf edition.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TJ Ignowski on February 19, 2010
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This book is very useful! Easy to follow and great for my writing class!
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By Joslyn Blood on January 13, 2014
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This book is very helpful! Easy to flip through to find answers to questions you have while writing a pater etc. The spiral binding is a nice feature to keep the book together rather then the loose leaf option!
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