Synopses & Reviews
Continuously evolving to address the needs of today's students, THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 18E, guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. This understanding enables even those students with minimal experience or confidence in their writing to learn to write more effectively--to choose the most pertinent information, arrange it well, and use the most appropriate language when writing for an audience. This grammar-first handbook provides comprehensive coverage of grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research--all presented in the context of rhetorical concerns, including the writer, reader, message, context, and purpose. Like all of its predecessors, the 18th edition provides both teachers and students the ease of reference and attention to detail that have made the HARBRACE handbooks THE standard of reliability since 1941.
About the Author
Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Glenn is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides authoring The Harbrace Guide to Writing and co-authoring The Harbrace Handbooks, she is author of the prize-winning Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Rhetorical Education in America; and several other titles. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award, and Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has served as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Executive Committee, Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition, and a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her three university teaching awards. She has recently served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the largest organization of writing and rhetoric teachers in the world. Professor of English at Central Washington University, Loretta Gray has three degrees related to her interest in composition and applied linguistics: Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (School for International Training), Master of Arts in Spanish (Middlebury College), and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics (Boston University). She has experience teaching English to non-native speakers in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. In addition, she taught Spanish at Clemson University and applied linguistics at the School for International Training. Dr. Gray has been teaching composition and applied linguistics courses at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, since 1992. She also is co-author of the textbook Rhetorical Grammar.
Table of Contents
Part I: GRAMMAR. 1. Sentence Essentials. 2. Sentence Fragments. 3. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 4. Adjectives and Adverbs. 5. Pronouns and Case. 6. Agreement. 7. Verbs. Part II: MECHANICS. 8. Document Design. 9. Capitals. 10. Italics. 11. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers. Part III: PUNCTUATION. 12. The Comma. 13. Unnecessary or Misplaced Commas. 14. The Semicolon. 15. The Apostrophe. 16. Quotation Marks. 17. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks. Part IV: SPELLING AND DICTION. 18. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation. 19. Good Usage. 20. Exactness. 21. Conciseness. 22. Clarity and Completeness. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 23. Sentence Unity. 24. Subordination and Coordination. 25. Misplaced Modifiers. 26. Parallelism. 27. Consistency. 28. Pronoun Reference. 29. Emphasis. 30. Variety. Part VI: WRITING. 31. Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorical Situation. 32. Planning and Drafting Essays. 33. Revising and Editing Essays. 34. Writing Arguments. 35. Online Writing. Part VII: RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION. 36. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field. 37. Evaluating Print and Online Sources. 38. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. 39. MLA Documentation. 40. APA Documentation. 41. Writing about Literature. 42. Writing in Business. Part VIII: ADVICE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS. 43. Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives. 44. Verbs and Verb Forms. 45. Word Order. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Terms.