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Brief New Century Handbook (4TH 08 Edition)

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The first brief handbook to put technology front and center, The Brief New Century Handbook continues to offer unparalleled coverage of using computers in writing, grammar, and research–and now offers superior coverage of writing across the curriculum as well.   Highly lauded for its concise writing style, student-friendly grammar explanations, and outstanding research, this is a handbook made for today’s students.

Table of Contents

PART 1. WRITING

1. Thinking, Reading, and Viewing Critically

a. Think critically

b. Read actively and critically

c. View actively and critically

 

2. Preparing

a. Experiment and explore

b. Invent and prewrite.

c. Gather information while avoiding plagiarism

d. Plan and organize

 

3. Composing

a. Review your electronic journal

b. Draft on a computer

c. Collaborate

d. Be flexible about your writing process

 

4. Rewriting

a. Shift from writer to reader

b. Revise

c. Edit

d. Proofread

e. Give and receive feedback electronically

f. STUDENT SAMPLE: Final paper.

 

5. Structuring Paragraphs

a. Unified paragraphs

b. Organizational patterns

c. Sentence-linking techniques

d. Verb tense, person, and number

e. Parallelism and coherence

f. Appropriate paragraph length

g. Link paragraphs with key words

h. Effective introductions and conclusions

 

6. Constructing and Evaluating Arguments

a. Arguable thesis

b. Supporting evidence

STUDENT SAMPLE: Annotated argument paper

c. Understand alternative views.

d. Test your main points

e. Build a compelling case

f. Structure your argument

g. Avoid fallacies

h. Electronic argument

i. Visual argument

PART 2. RESEARCH

7. The Research Project

a. Become a researcher

b. Make a Schedule

c. Research notebook

d. Working bibliography

e. Background information

f. Focused research

           

8. Using the Internet for Research

a. Use Internet sources

b. Know the Internet and Web

c. Search the Internet and Web

d. STUDENT SAMPLE:  Database searches

e. STUDENT SAMPLE:  Internet searches  

           

9. Evaluating Electronic and Print Sources

a. Legitimate sources

b. STUDENT SAMPLE: Web links evaluation

 

10. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.

a. Use sources responsibly.

b. Avoid plagiarism in using sources

STUDENT SAMPLE: Inadvertent plagiarism

c.  Paraphrase accurately.

d.  Avoid plagiarism in paraphrasing

STUDENT SAMPLE: Intentional plagiarism

e.  Summarize briefly

f.  Avoid plagiarism in summarizing

g.  Quote sparingly

h.  Avoid plagiarism in quoting

 

11. Writing the Research Paper

a. Rhetorical stance and thesis

b. Plan your structure

c. Write a draft

d. Review and revise your draft

e. Follow formatting conventions

 

PART 3. MLA DOCUMENTATION

 

12. MLA Documentation

A DIRECTORY TO MLA STYLE

a. Integrate sources and avoid plagiarism

b. In-text citations

c. Bibliographic footnotes and endnotes

d. Works Cited Page

e. STUDENT SAMPLE: Annotated research paper in MLA format

 

PART 4. APA, CMS, AND CSE DOCUMENTATION

 

13. APA, CMS, and CSE Documentation

APA System

a. Integrate sources and avoid plagiarism

b. In-text citations

c. Content notes

d. References Page

e. STUDENT SAMPLE: Annotated research report in APA format

CMS System

f. Integrate sources and avoid plagiarism

g. In-text citations

h. Notes

i. Bibliography entries

CSE System

j. Integrate sources and avoid plagiarism

k. In-text citations

l. References list

PART 5. DESIGN IN PRINT AND ON THE WEB

14. Design Principles and Graphics

a. Three design principles

b. Formatting tools

c. Graphics

d. Review your document

 

15. Designing Web Documents

a. Basic design

b. Planning

c. Writing

PART 6. WRITING FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES

16. Electronic Communications

a. The rhetoric of etools

b. Email

c. Online networks

d. Instant communication (IMs, TMs)

e. Web course tools     

 

17. Writing in the Disciplines

a. Disciplinary research

b. Disciplinary discourse

 

18. Writing about Literature

a. Read literature critically

b. Purpose, persona, and audience

c. Claim and thesis

d. Appropriate person and tense

e. Write your literature paper

STUDENT SAMPLE (MLA): Literary interpretation

 

19. Writing in the Natural and Social Sciences

a. Types of writing

b. Purpose and audience

c. STUDENT SAMPLES (APA and CSE): Research reports

20. Business Writing  

a. Business letters

STUDENT SAMPLE: Business letter

b. Letters of application

STUDENT SAMPLE: Letters of application

c. Résumés

STUDENT SAMPLE: Résumé

d. Memos

STUDENT SAMPLE: Memo

 

21. Oral Presentations  

a. Preparing

b. Select visual aids

c. Practice, practice, practice

d. Speak with enthusiasm and focus

e. Design overhead transparencies

c. Use PowerPointTM

 

22. Essay Exams and Portfolios

a. Preparing

b. The essay writing process

c. STUDENT SAMPLES: Essay exam responses

d. Prepare a writing portfolio

PART 7. CORRECT SENTENCES

23. Sentence Structure

a. Parts of speech

b. Basic sentence patterns

c. Expanding sentences

d. Classifying sentences

           

24. Pronoun Problems

a. Number and gender agreement

b. Noun antecedents

c. This, that, which, and it

d. That and which

e. Subjective case

f. Objective case

g. Compound constructions

h. Interrogative pronouns & relative pronouns

i. Possessive pronouns

j. Comparisons

 

25. Verbs

a. Regular verb forms

b. Common irregular verb forms

c. Auxiliary verbs

d. Tenses

e. Sequence of tenses

f. Transitive and intransitive verbs

g. Active and passive voice

h. Mood

 

26. Subject-Verb Agreement

a. Plural and singular subjects and verbs

b. Compound subjects

c. Disjunctive subjects

d. Indefinite pronouns

e. Collective nouns

f. Plural form but singular meaning

g. Linking verbs

h. With there or here  

 

27. Adjectives and Adverbs

a. Adjectives

b. Overuse of nouns as modifiers.

c. Adverbs .

d. Commonly confused adjectives and adverbs

e. Comparative and superlative forms

PART 8.  COMMON GRAMMAR PROBLEMS

28. Sentence Fragments

a. Grammatically complete sentences

b. Connect dependent clauses

c. Connect phrases

d. Sentence fragments for special effect

 

29. Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences

a. Creating a subordinate clause

b. Separating clauses (comma, conjunction)

c. Separating clauses (semicolon)

d. Separating clauses (period)

 

30. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

a. Positioning modifiers

b. Avoid ambiguity

c. Lengthy modifiers

d. Disruptive modifiers

e. Dangling modifiers

 

31. Faulty Shifts

a. Focus

b. Verb tense and mood

c. Tone

d. Mixed constructions

e. Subjects and predicates

f. Direct and indirect discourse

PART 9. EFFECTIVE SENTENCES AND WORDS

32. Clarity and Conciseness

a. Length

b. Repetition and redundancy

c. Expletives

d. Passive voice

e. Wordiness

f. Noun-heavy style

g. Express meaning precisely

h. That to clarify sentence structure

i. Comparisons

 

33. Coordination and Subordination

a. Combine closely related sentences

b. Coordinate related sentences

c. Subordinate less important ideas

 

34. Parallelism

a. Parallel content in parallel form

b. Lists and series

c. With correlative conjunctions

d. Comparisons or contrasts

e. Complete, clear parallel constructions

 

35. Variety

a. Length.

b. Structure

c. Repetition

 

36. Choosing the Right Words

a. Denotation

b. Connotation

c. Level of formality

d. Jargon, slang, or dialect

e. Pretentiousness

f. Figurative language

 

37. Language and Power

a. "Correctness"

b. Language and identity

c. Gender

d. Race and ethnicity

e. Age and other differences

 

38. Using a Thesaurus and Dictionary

 

PART 10. PUNCTUATION

 

39. End Punctuation

THE PERIOD

THE QUESTION MARK

THE EXCLAMATION POINT

 

40. The Comma

 

41. The Semicolon

 

42. The Colon

 

43. The Apostrophe

 

44. Quotation Marks

 

45. Other Punctuation Marks

PARENTHESES

DASHES

BRACKETS

ELLIPSES

SLASHES

PART 11. MECHANICS AND SPELLING

46. Capital Letters and Italics

CAPITAL LETTERS

ITALICS

 

47. Abbreviations and Numbers.

ABBREVIATIONS

NUMBERS

 

48. The Hyphen

 

49. Spelling

PART 12. ESL ISSUES

50. Tips on Nouns and Articles

 

51. Tips on Verbs

PHRASAL VERBS

VERB COMPLEMENTS

VERBS OF STATE

MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES

 

52. Tips on Word Order

 

53. Tips on Vocabulary

 

Glossary of Usage

Cross-Curricular Resource Atlas

 Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321456380
Author:
Hult, Christine A.
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Hult, Christine A.
Author:
Huckin, Thomas N.
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyCompLab Series
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Miscellaneous printed material
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 0.07 in 54 gr

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