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If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers.  To find the information you need, choose the item that best describes the issue you are facing and then turn to the pages referenced.

 

WORDS AND SENTENCES

Write complete sentences instead of fragments.

Join independent clauses correctly by avoiding comma splices and run-ons.

Match grammatical forms within sentences to avoid shifts and keep sentences clear.

Make sentences with introductory phrases and with modifiers clear.

Know when to use its or it's.

 

GRAMMAR

Match subjects and verbs in number and person.

Match pronouns to the word or words they refer to.

Use correct verb endings.

Choose verbs that correctly express time in tense and form.

Describe relationships with the correct prepositions for time and place.

 

PUNCTUATION

Use commas after introductory elements.

Use commas in compound sentences.

Use commas to set off nonrestrictive elements.

Do not use commas to set off restrictive elements.

Use commas with a series of three or more elements that share the same grammatical form.

Use apostrophes correctly.

 

STYLE AND WORD CHOICE

Choose the best words for your meaning.

Make your writing to the point and concise.

Synopsis:

QA Compact is a new first edition, value-priced handbook from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse.  Brief and spiral-bound, it features a two-color design, includes four select tabs, and exercises. QA Compact is accompanied by a PDF eBook and additional exercises on the Web.

 

The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today’s students.  Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond.  Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, also including web-based and customized, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs.

Synopsis:

QA Compact, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, provides both composition students and instructors with the support they need to be successful, and is designed for easy, economical access to the most important concepts in writing. Troyka and Hesse  give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. 

 

About the Author

LYNN QUITMAN TROYKA, Professor of Writing, at the City University of New York (CUNY), has taught at Queensborough Community College and in the graduate Language and Literacy program at City College. Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing, her writing and research appears in major journals and various scholarly collections. She conducts workshops in the teaching of writing. Lynn is co-author of Quick Access Reference for Writers, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), QA Compact, First Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), Canadian editions of her Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers and Quick Access Reference for Writers, Structured Reading, Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall (2007), and Steps in Composition, Eighth Edition, Prentice Hall (2004).  Dr. Troyka received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award for scholarship, teaching, and service; the Rhetorician of the Year Award; and the TYCA Pickett Award for Service. She is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); the College Section of NCTE; and the Writing Division of the Modern Language Association.  ”This information,” says Dr. Troyka, “tells what I’ve done, not who I am. I am a teacher. Teaching is my life’s work, and I love it.”

 

 

 

 

DOUG HESSE, Professor of English and Director of Writing at the University of Denver as of fall 2006, previously held several positions at Illinois State University, including Director of the Honors Program, Director of Writing Programs, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hesse earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  In addition to teaching at Illinois State, he’s also taught at the University of Findlay, Miami University (as Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Michigan Tech.  Dr. Hesse has had numerous national leadership roles in the teaching of writing. He is past Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the nation’s largest professional association of college writing instructors. A past president, as well, of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Hesse edited that organization’s journal, Writing Program Administration. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Executive Committee and the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on Teaching as a Profession Executive Committee. He is the author of 45 articles and book chapters, in such journals as College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC, Rhetoric Review, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and others, and in such books as Essays on the Essay; Writing Theory and Critical Theory; The Writing Program Administrator’s Sourcebook; Literary Nonfiction; The Private, the Public, and the Published; Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies; and others. He is also co-author, with LynnTroyka, of the Quick Access Reference for Writers, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall (2007) and Quick Access Compact, First Edition, Prentice Hall (2007). Illinois State University named him Outstanding University Researcher.  “Of all these accomplishments,” says Dr. Hesse, “the one that matters most to me is being named Distinguished Humanities Teacher at Illinois State. That one came from my students and suggests that, in however small a way, I’ve mattered in their educations and lives.”

 

Table of Contents

WRITING, GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND MECHANICS

 

 1. Thinking About Purposes, Audiences and Technologies

 1a Writing defined

 1b Purposes for writing

 1c Audiences for writing

 1d Sources for writing

 

2. Planning and Shaping

 2a The writing process

 2b The writing situation

 2c Thinking of topics

 2d Thinking of ideas

 2e Idea logs and journals

 2f  Freewriting

 2g Brainstorming

 2h Mapping

 2i  Searching the Internet

 2j  Shaping

 2k Levels of generality

 2l  Subject tree

 2m Thesis statement

 2n  Outlining

 

 3. Drafting and Revising

 3a Drafting

 3b Writer’s block

 3c Revising

 3d Editing

 3e Proofreading

 3f  Student essay, 3 drafts 

 

 4. Writing Paragraphs

 4a Paragraph defined

 4b Introductory paragraphs

 4c Body paragraphs

 4d Paragraph unity

 4e Topic sentences

 4f  Developing body paragraphs

 4g Coherent paragraphs

 4h Arrange paragraphs

 4i  Rhetoric strategies

 4j  Transitional paragraphs

 4k Concluding paragraphs 

 

 5. Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

 5a Critical thinking defined

 5b Using critical thinking

 5c The reading process

 5d Using critical reading

 5e Summary and synthesis  

 5f  Critical responses

 5g Logical fallacies

 6. Writing Arguments

 6a Written argument defined

 6b Choosing a topic

 6c Assertion and thesis statement

 6d Source-based writing

 6e Classical argument

 6f  Toulmin model

 6g Audience for argument

 6h Reasoning effectively

 6i  Tone

 6j  Opposing arguments

 6k Drafting and revising

 6l  Student argument essay

 

 7. Parts of Speech and Sentence Structures

 Parts of speech

 7a Nouns

 7b Pronouns

 7c Verbs

 7d Verbals

 7e Adjectives

 7f  Adverbs

 7g Prepositions

 7h Conjunctions

 7i  Interjections

 Sentence structures

 7j  Subjects and predicates

 7k Direct and indirect objects

 7l  Complements, modifiers and appositives

 7m Phrases

 7n Clauses

 7o Sentence types

 

 8. Verbs

 8a Verbs defined

 Verb forms

 8b Main verbs

 8c -s and -es forms

 8d Regular and irregular verbs

 8e Auxiliary verbs

 8f  Intransitive and transitive

 Verb tense

 8g Verb tense defined

 8h Simple present

 8i  Perfect tenses

 8j  Progressive forms

 8k Tense sequences

 Mood

 8l  Mood defined

 8m Subjunctive forms

 Voice

 8n Voice defined

 8o Active voice

 8p Passive voice

 

 9. Pronoun Case and Reference

 Pronoun case

 9a Case defined

 9b Personal pronouns

 9c Objective, subjective

 9d  and  between subjects

 9e  With appositives

 9f   After linking verbs

 9g  who, whoever, whom, whomever

 9h  than, as

 9i   With infinitives

 9j   With -ing  words

 9k  For -self  pronouns

 Pronoun reference

 9l   Pronoun reference defined.

 9m Clear pronoun reference

 9n  Unclear pronoun reference

 9o  With it, that, this, which

 9p  Using they and it

 9q  Using it suitably

 9r   Using you

 9s  Using that, which, who

 

10. Agreement

Subject-verb agreement

10a S-V agreement defined

10b Final -or -es

10c Between subject and verb

10d and  between subjects

10e With each and every

10f  or between subjects

10g Inverted word order

10h Indefinite pronouns

10i  With collective nouns

10j  Linking verbs

10k who, which, that

10l  Amounts, special nouns

10m Titles, words

Pronoun-antecedent agreement

10n  P-A agreement defined

10o  and  with antecedents

10p  or  with antecedents

10q  Indefinite pronouns

10r  Nonsexist pronouns

10s  With collective nouns

 

11. Adjectives and Adverbs

11a Differences between

11b Adverbs as modifiers

11c Double negatives

11d Effect of linking verbs

11e Comparatives and superlatives

11f  String of modifiers

 

12. Sentence Fragments

12a Sentence fragment defined

12b Recognizing

12c Correcting

12d With compound predicate

12e Two special problems

12f  Intentional fragments 

 

13. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences

13a Defining cs and run-ons

13b Recognizing

13c Correcting

13d Using transitions 

 

14. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Misplaced modifiers

14a Misplaced modifiers defined

14b Split infinitives

14c Splits in sentences

Dangling modifiers

14d Dangling modifiers defined

 

15. Shifting and Mixed Sentences

Shifting sentences

15a Shifting defined

15b Person and number

15c Subject and voice

15d Tense and mood

15e Indirect, direct discourse

Mixed sentences

15f  Mixed sentence defined

15g Faulty predication

15h Elliptical constructions

15i  Comparisons

 

16. Conciseness

16a Conciseness defined

16b Common expressions

16c Sentence structures

16d Revising for conciseness

16e Concise verbs 

 

17. Coordination and Subordination

Coordination

17a Coordination defined

17b Coordinate structure

17c Coordinating conjunctions

17d Misusing

Subordination

17e Subordination defined

17f  Subordinate structures

17g Subordinating conjunctions

17h Misusing

17i  Using both coordination and subordination

 

18. Parallelism, Variety, and Emphasis

18a Parallelism defined

18b Balanced sentences

18c Words, phrases, clauses

18d Impact of parallelism

18e Faulty parallelism

18f  Variety and emphasis defined

18g Varying sentence length

18h Questions, commands

18i   Adding modifiers

18j   Repetition for emphasis

18k Other techniques

 

19. Usage Glossary

 

20. The Impact of Words

20a American English

20b Levels of formality

20c Edited American English

20d Figurative language

20e Exact diction

20f  Specific words

20g Gender-neutral language

20h Language to avoid

20i  Clichés

20j  Jargon

20k Euphemisms

20l  Bureaucratic language

 

21. Spelling

21a  Good speller defined

21b  Proofreading for errors

21c  Plurals spelled

21d  Suffixes spelled

21e  ie, ei rule

21f   Homonyms, confused words

21g  Compound words 

 

22. Periods, Question Marks and Exclamation Points

Periods

22a End of sentence

22b Abbreviations

Question marks

22c Using question marks

22d Parentheses

Exclamation points

22e Using exclamation points

22f  Overuse

 

23. Commas

23a Role of commas

23b Coordinating conjunctions

23c Introductory elements

23d Items in a series

23e Coordinate adjectives

23f  Nonrestrictive elements

23g Parenthetical expressions, etc

23h Quoted words

23i  Dates, names, etc

23j  To clarify meaning

23k Misusing commas

23l  Avoiding comma errors

 

24. Semicolons

24a Uses of semicolons

24b With independent clauses

24c Semicolons and commas

24d Coordinating conjunctions

24e Items in a series

24f  Misusing

 

25. Colons

25a Uses of colons

25b Standard formats

25c Independent clauses

25d Standard formats

25e Misusing

 

26. Apostrophes

26a Role of apostrophes

26b For possession

26c Possessive pronouns

26d Contractions

26e Indefinite pronouns

26f  Miscellaneous elements

26g Misusing

 

27. Quotation Marks

27a Role of quotation marks

27b Short direct quotations

27c Long quotations

27d Quotations in quotations

27e Quoting poetry, dialogue

27f  Titles in quotations

27g Words as words

27h With other punctuation

27i  Misusing

 

28. Other Punctuation Marks

28a Using a dash

28b Using parentheses

28c Using brackets

28d Using ellipsis points

28e Using the slash

Hyphen

28f  Role of the hyphen

28g End of a line

28h Prefixes, suffixes

28i  In compound words

 

29. Capitals, Italics, Abbreviations, and Numbers

Capitals

29a First words

29b Listed items

29c Sentences in parentheses

29d Quotations

29e Nouns, adjectives

Italics

29f  Role of italics

29g Versus quotation marks

29h Special emphasis

Abbreviations

29i  In standard practice

29j  Months, time, eras, symbols

29k Other elements

29l  Using etc.

Numbers

29m Spelled-out numbers

29n  Standard practices

29o  Hyphens with numbers

 

RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

 

30. Research Writing as a Process.

30a Research writing defined

30b Research topics

30c Research questions

30d Schedule

30e Research log

30f  Documentation styles

30g Working bibliography

30h Thesis statement

30i  Outlining

30j  Draft, revise

 

31. Finding and Evaluating Sources

31a Source defined

31b Search strategy

31c Finding sources

31d Finding books

31e Finding periodicals

31f  Using reference works

31g Missing library sources

31h Government documents

31i  Field research

31j  Evaluating sources

 

32. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

32a Using sources well

32b Plagiarism defined

32c Avoiding plagiarism

32d Plagiarism and the Internet

32e Don’t document

32f  Must document

32g Integrating sources

32h Using quotations

32i  Writing paraphrases

32j  Writing summaries

32k Verbs in writing

 

33. MLA Documentation with Case Study

33a MLA style defined

33b MLA parentheticals

33c MLA guidelines for parentheticals

33d MLA Works Cited

33e Student MLA research paper

 

34. APA Documentation with Case Study

34a APA style defined

34b APA parentheticals

34c APA guidelines for parentheticals

34d APA guidelines for abstracts

34e APA content notes

34f  APA References list

34g APA formatting

34h Student APA research paper

 

35. Effective Print Document Design

35a Document design defined

35b Principles of design

35c Page layout

35d Formatting text

35e Using visuals

 

WRITING FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND; WRITING FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS

 

WRITING FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND

36. Writing About Literature

36a Literature defined

36b Interpreting literature

36c Inquiring into literature

36d Special rules

36e Sample student essay

 

37. Writing in the Social Sciences

Social sciences

37a Gathering information

37b Purposes, practices

37c Documentation styles

 

38. Special Writing

38a Business writing

38b Preparing for essay exams

 

WRITING FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS

39. Singulars and Plurals

39a Count, noncount nouns

39b Determiners

39c Miscellaneous uses

 

40. Articles

40a Singular count nouns

40b Plural with noncount nouns

40c Proper nouns, gerunds

 

41. Word Order

41a Standard and inverted

41b Adjective placement

41c Adverb placement

 

42. Prepositions

42a Prepositions defined

42b With time, place

42c Phrasal verbs

42d Past participles

42e In common expressions

 

43. Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles

43a As subjects

43b Gerund objects

43c Infinitive objects

43d Meaning changes

43e Unchanged with sense verbs

43f  Adjectives ending in -ed  and -ing

 

44. Model Auxiliary Verbs

44a Ability, necessity, etc

44b Preferences, plans, etc

44c In the passive voice

 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780131889569
Author:
Troyka, Lynn
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Troyka, Lynn Quitman
Author:
Hesse, Douglas
Author:
Troyka, Lynn Q.
Author:
ka, Lynn Q.
Author:
Hesse, Doug
Author:
Troy
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
English MLA Updated Books series
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.00x6.34x.97 in. 1.30 lbs.

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QA Compact is a new first edition, value-priced handbook from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse.  Brief and spiral-bound, it features a two-color design, includes four select tabs, and exercises. QA Compact is accompanied by a PDF eBook and additional exercises on the Web.

 

The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today’s students.  Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond.  Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, also including web-based and customized, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs.

"Synopsis" by , QA Compact, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, provides both composition students and instructors with the support they need to be successful, and is designed for easy, economical access to the most important concepts in writing. Troyka and Hesse  give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. 

 

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