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A student-friendly pocket guide to the essentials of writing and research, EasyWriter is an ideal, inexpensive reference handbook for any course where writing is required. Now more visual and even easier to use and understand, EasyWriter offers practical help with research and documentation and expanded coverage of academic writing for students in all disciplines.

About the Author

ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is professor of English at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. She is the author of The Everyday Writer, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); The St. Martin's Handbook, Fifth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); The Presence of Others, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), and Everything's an Argument, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004), with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.

Table of Contents

  How to Use This Book

    

  *Find It. Fix It.

    

WRITING

    1. A Writer's Choices

   *2. Analyzing and Constructing Arguments

   *3. Writing in Any Discipline

   *4. Writing with Computers

    5. Document Design

    6. Oral and Multimedia Presentations

    

SENTENCE GRAMMAR

    7. Verbs

    8. Subject-Verb Agreement

    9. Adjectives and Adverbs

    10. Modifier Placement and Reference

    11. Pronouns

    12. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

    13. Sentence Fragments

    

SENTENCE STYLE

    14. Consistency and Completeness

    15. Coordination and Subordination

    16. Conciseness

    17. Parallelism

    18. Shifts

    

PUNCTUATION/MECHANICS

    19. Commas

    20. Semicolons

    21. End Punctuation

    22. Apostrophes

    23. Quotation Marks

    24. Other Punctuation

    25. Capitalization

    26. Abbreviations and Numbers

    27. Italics

    28. Hyphens

    

LANGUAGE

    29. Writing to the World

    30. The Language of Common Ground

    31. Varieties of Language

    32. Appropriate, Precise Language

    

MULTILINGUAL WRITERS

   *33. U.S. Academic Conventions

    34. Nouns and Articles

    35. Verbs and Verb Phrases

    36. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    37. Sentence Structure

    

RESEARCH

    38. Conducting Research

    39. Evaluating Sources

   *40. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

    41. Drafting, Revising, and Editing

    

DOCUMENTATION

    42. MLA Style

    43. APA Style

    44. Chicago Style

    45. CSE Style

    

  Glossary of Terms

    

  Glossary of Usage

    

  Index

    

  Directory for Multilingual Writers

    

  Revision Symbols

    

    

   *new to this edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312433093
Subtitle:
A Pocket Reference
Author:
Lunsford, Andrea A
With:
Horowitz, Franklin E.
Author:
Lunsford, Andrea A.
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Information services
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20051209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8.31 x 4.50 in

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