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With its unique focus on source-based writing and writing across the curriculum, The Academic Writer's Handbook contains all the features of a traditional handbook combined with the tools students need in order to read, write, and conduct research in the disciplines.




Part 1 Critical Thinking and Reading

2. Understanding Sources 

  a  Understanding print sources

  b  Understanding Web sites

  c  Understanding images

3. Critical Thinking and Reading to Evaluate

  a  Evaluating print sources

  b  Evaluating Web sites

  c  Evaluating images

4. Responding to Sources

  a   Setting goals for reading to respond

  b  Applying techniques for reading to respond

  c  Moving personal responses into your papers

5. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

  a  Summarizing and paraphrasing sources

  b  Quoting sources

  c  Altering quotations

6. Weaving Sources into Your Papers

  a  Building evidence-based paragraphs

  b  Making standard “moves” with sources

  c  Weaving quotations into your sentences

  d  Identifying authors in your sentences

7. Synthesizing Sources

  a  Understanding your purpose for synthesizing sources

  b  Creating an index to your sources

Part 2 Critical Thinking and Writing

8. Understanding Your Assignment and Audience

  a  Understanding your assignment

  b  The audience for your assigned paper

  c  Generating ideas and information

9. Devising the Thesis

  a  Thesis definitions

  b  Focusing on the claim and your ambitions for the paper

10. Planning the Paper and Building the Draft

  a  Using the working thesis to identify parts of the paper

  b  Preparing a formal outline

  c  Writing a draft collaboratively

  d  Sample student paper: First draft

11. Global Revision and Peer Review

  a  Bringing your main idea into focus

  b  Peer review

12. Section/Paragraph/Sentence Revision

  a  Section-level revision: Developing your main idea

  b  Paragraph-level revision

  c  Sentence-level revision

  d  Sample student paper: Final draft   

Part 3  Making Arguments in the Disciplines

13. Writing Arguments in the Humanities

a  Overview of the humanities

b  Making arguments in the humanities

14. Writing Arguments in the Social Sciences

a  Overview of the social sciences

b  Making arguments in the social sciences

15. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences

a  Overview of the sciences

b  Making arguments in the sciences

c  Types of writing assignments in the sciences

16. Applying Principles of Academic Writing to Business Settings

a  Overview of business communication

b  Writing letters or e-mails of inquiry, complaint, and application

c  Writing résumés (print and Web-based

d  Making oral presentations

Part 4  Library of Academic Writing

17. Summary

a  Summary defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student paper in the Humanities (MLA)

18. Explanation

a  Explanation defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student paper in the Social Sciences (APA)

19. Analysis

a  Analysis defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student papers:

  in the Social Sciences (APA)

  in the Sciences (CSE)

20. Literary Analysis

a  Literary analysis defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student paper in the Humanities (MLA)

21. Critique

a  Critique defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student papers:

 in the Humanities (MLA)

in the Social Sciences (APA)

22. Argument

a  Argument defined

b  Making a claim

c  Ethos: Establishing yourself as trustworthy

d  Logos: Supporting your claim with logical reasons

e  Pathos: Supporting your claim with emotional reasons

f  Gathering evidence

g  Avoiding fallacies of evidence and logic

h  Responding to counterarguments

i  Writing your argument

Sample student paper in the Humanities (MLA)

23. Proposal

a  Proposal defined

b  Planning and writing the paper

Sample student paper in the Sciences (CSE)

24. Essay exams

a  Essay exam writing defined

b  Planning and writing the in-class essay

c  A note on “Big Ideas”

Sample student essay exam in the Sciences (CSE) 

Part 5  Research

25. The Research Process

  a  Defining the task: Topic, purpose, and audience

  b  Identifying your research question

  c  Generating a plan for research

  d  Devising a working thesis and writing a draft

  e  Record-keeping: Creating a working bibliography

26. Locating Electronic and Print Sources

  a  Reviewing sources for preliminary research and reading

  b  Focusing your research

  c  Locating sources on the Web

  d  Additional Web sites for researchers

  e  Bringing your research to an end

27. Avoiding Plagiarism

  a  Citing sources

  b  Causes of plagiarism

  c  Three rules for avoiding plagiarism

  d  Determining common knowledge

  e  Plagiarism, the Internet, and “Fair Use”

  f  Collaboration and plagiarism

Part 6  MLA Documentation

28. Using the MLA System of Documentation

Quick Index

a  In-text citations

b  Works Cited models


Part 7  APA, CMS, CSE Documentation

29. Using the APA System of Documentation

Quick Index

a  In-text citations

b  References

30. Using the CMS and CSE Systems of Documentation


a  First and subsequent references in CMS notes

b  CMS notes style


c  In-text citations in CSE format

d  Entries in the CSE References list

Part 8 Multimedia Resources

31. Multimedia Presentations

  a  Writing and multimedia: Similarities and differences

  b  Composing Web sites

  c  Composing blogs

  d  Composing wikis

  e  Composing slideshows

  f  Composing audio podcasts

  g  Composing digital video

  h  Designing written documents

32. Digital Sources: Images, Audio, Video

  a  Fair use/Transformative use

  b  Public domain

  c  Copyright friendly

  d  Resources for finding digital media

  e  A reminder

Part 9  Revising for Sentence Structure and Clarity

33. Correcting Sentence Fragments

   a  Dependent clauses

   b  Phrases

   c  Compound predicates

34. Correcting Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

   a  Identifying errors

   b  Correcting errors

35. Building Emphasis with Coordination and Subordination

   a  Coordination with and/but, consequently

   b  Subordination with while, when, because

   c  Mixing coordination and subordination

36. Correcting Errors in Consistency

   a  Shifts in person and number

   b  Shifts in tense, mood, and voice

   c  Direct and indirect speech

   d  Logic among sentence parts

   e  Consistent relations

   f  Constructions with missing words

   g  Clear comparisons

37. Being Clear, Concise, and Direct

   a  Wordiness

   b  Strong verbs

38. Precision: Choosing the Right Word

   a  Dictionary entries

   b  Vocabulary building

   c  The impact of words

   d  Tone

   e  Biased language

Part 10  Revising for Correctness

39. Using Verbs

   a  Principal parts

   b  Irregular verbs

   c  Auxiliary verbs

   d  Transitive and intransitive verbs

   e  Tense

   f  Tense sequencing

   g  Active and passive voices

   h  Mood

40. Correcting Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement

   a  Subject number and verb agreement

   b  Indefinite (in number) and other subjects

41. Correcting Errors in Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement & Reference

   a  Pronoun-antecedent and number

   b  Clear pronoun reference

42. Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

   a  Positioning modifiers

   b  Limiting modifiers

   c  Squinting modifiers

   d  Disruptive modifiers

   e  Dangling modifiers

43. Using Adjectives and Adverbs

   a  Adjectives and adverbs

   b  Adjectives and linking verbs

   c  Using comparatives and superlatives

   d  Logic of comparatives and superlatives

   e  Double comparisons, superlatives, and negatives

   f  Past and present participles as adjectives

44. Using Nouns and Pronouns

   a  Pronouns as subjects

   b  Pronouns as objects

   c  Nouns/pronouns to show possession

   d  Pronouns in compound constructions

   e  Pronouns paired with nouns

   f  Choosing who/whom

   g  Pronouns in comparisons

45. Correcting Faulty Parallelism

   a  Parallelism with and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet

   b  Parallelism with either/or, neither/nor, both/and, not only/but also

   c  Parallelism in sentences with compared and contrasted elements

Part 11  Revising Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

46. Using End Punctuation

   a  The period

   b  The question mark

   c  The exclamation point

47. Using Commas

   a  Commas with introductory and concluding expressions

   b  Commas before coordinating conjunctions

   c  Commas between items in a series

   d  Commas to set off nonessential elements

   e  Conventions of quoting, naming, and various forms of separation

   f  Misuse or overuse of commas

48. Using Semicolons

   a  Linking independent clauses

   b  Linking independent clauses with a conjunctive adverb (however,


   c  Linking independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction (and, but)

   d  Separating items in a series

   e  Quotation marks and semicolons

49. Using Apostrophes

   a  Possession with nouns and pronouns

   b  Contractions marking the omission of letters and numbers

   c  Plural forms of letters, numbers, and symbols

50. Using Quotations Marks

   a  Direct quotations

   b  Dialogue and other material

  c  Misuse or overuse of quotation marks

51. Using Other Marks

   a  The colon

   b  Dashes for emphasis

   c  Parentheses to set off nonessential information

   d  Brackets for editorial clarification

   e  Ellipses to indicate a break in continuity

   f  The slash

52. Using Capitals

   a  The first letter of the first word in every sentence

   b  Words of significance in a title

   c  The first word in every line of poetry, according to conventions

   d  Proper nouns

53. Using Italics

   a  Words for specific emphasis

   b  Words, letters, and numbers to be defined or identified

   c  Titles of book-length works

   d  The Internet

54. Using Abbreviations

   a  Titles of rank both before and after proper names

   b  Specific dates and numbers

   c  Acronyms, uppercase abbreviations, and corporate abbreviations

   d  Latin expressions

   e  Misuse of abbreviations

55. Using Numbers in Writing

   a  Numbers that begin sentences and one-or two-word numbers

   b  Conventional use of numbers

56. Using Hyphens

   a  Compound words

   b  Word divisions at the end of a line

57. Making Spelling Decisions

   a  Homonyms and commonly confused words

   b  Basic rules for ie/ei

   c  Rules for using prefixes

   d  Rules for using suffixes

   e  Rules for forming plurals

Part 12  Multilingual Users’ Guide

58. The Fundamentals of Grammar

   a  Five patterns

   b  Sentence parts

   c  Phrases

   d  Clauses

   e  Sentence classification

59. Using English Nouns, Pronouns, and Articles

   a  English nouns 

   b  Articles with nouns

   c  Nouns with prepositions

60. Using English Verbs

   a  Different types of verbs

   b  Verb forms

   c  Word order

   d  Helping verbs

   e  Gerunds and infinitives

   f  Two- and three-word verbs with participles

61. Using Modifiers and Connectors in English Sentences

   a  Single-word adjectives and nouns

   b  Adjectival modifiers with linking verbs and prepositions

   c  Adverbial modifiers

   d  Phrases and clauses to modify nouns and pronouns

   e  Clauses and phrases with connecting words

   f  Cumulative modifiers


Informations sur le produit

Titre: Academic Writer's Handbook: Pearson New International Edition
Code EAN: 9781292026190
ISBN: 978-1-292-02619-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Pearson Academic
Genre: Sciences sociales en général
nombre de pages: 622
Poids: 1389g
Taille: H279mm x B216mm x T25mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: 3. A.