The Writer's Handbook, 6th edition

  • Lester Faigley

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The Writer's Handbook teaches the traditional qualities of good writing that remain sound even during an era of rapid transformation in multimedia. Complicated subjects are broken down into processes to help you understand and employ fundamental skills in your writing.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137499137

Subject: Composition

Category: Handbook

Table of contents

Part 1: Planning, Drafting, and Revising
1. Think as a Writer
2. Plan and Draft
3. Compose Paragraphs
4. Rewrite, Edit, and Proofread

Part 2: Analyzing, Informing, Arguing
5. Read with a Critical Eye
6. View with a Critical Eye
7. Write an Analysis
8. Write an Informative Essay
9. Write a Position Argument
10. Write a Proposal Argument

Part 3: Writing in the Disciplines
11. Write About Literature and the Humanities
12. Write in the Sciences and Social Sciences
13. Compose for the Workplace

Part 4: Multimedia And Online Composing
14. Communicate in Multimedia
15. Design Presentations
16. Compose in Online Genres

Part 5: Planning Research and Finding Sources
17. Plan Your Research
18. Find Sources
19. Evaluate Sources
20. Plan Field Research

Part 6: Incorporating and Documenting Sources
21. Use Sources Effectively and Avoid Plagiarism
22. Write and Revise the Research Project

Part 7: Effective Style and Language
27. Write with Power
28. Write Concisely
29. Write with Emphasis
30. Find the Right Words
31. Write to Be Inclusive

Part 8: Understanding Grammar
32. Grammar Basics
33. Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
34. Subject-Verb Agreement
35. Verbs
36. Pronouns
37. Modifiers

Part 9: Understanding Punctuation And Mechanics
38. Commas
39. Semicolons and Colons
40. Hyphens
41. Dashes and Parentheses
42. Apostrophes
43. Quotation Marks
44. Other Punctuation Marks
45. Write with Accurate Spelling
46. Capitalization and Italics
47. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers

Part 10: If English Is Not Your First Language
48. Writing in a Second Language
49. Nouns, Articles, and Prepositions
50. Verbs
51. English Sentence Structure

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