Synopses & Reviews
One of the best-selling handbooks on the market today and the only brief handbook grounded from start to finish in the rhetorical situation, THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, Brief 4th Edition, not only helps students with the technical aspects of crafting a well-developed essay, but also gives them the strategies to consciously make rhetorical choices about their writing based on audience, purpose, and context. Now adding even more coverage of the rhetorical situation, the Brief 4th Edition includes boxed features that highlight the student's options for choices in style, punctuation, usage, and diction. Expanded coverage of writing in academic disciplines includes a wide variety of student papers and excerpts as well as a new chapter titled "Writing in the Humanities". The compact, spiralbound, and tabbed format helps students access essential information quickly and easily.
One of the best-selling handbooks on the market today, THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, Brief 4th Edition, not only helps writers with the technical aspects of crafting a well-developed essay, but also gives them the strategies to consciously make rhetorical choices about their writing based on audience, purpose, and context. The compact, spiralbound, and tabbed format offer quick and easy access to essential information.
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: WRITING AND THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. The Rhetorical Situation. 2. Reading Rhetorically. 3. Planning and Drafting Essays. 4. Revising and Editing Essays. 5. Online Writing. 6. Composing with Visuals. 7. Writing Arguments. Part II: RESEARCH. 8. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field. 9. Evaluating Sources Online and in Print. 10. Using Sources Effectively and Responsibly. Part III: DISCIPLINES AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES. 11. Writing about Literature. 12. MLA Documentation. 13. Writing in the Social Sciences. 14. APA Documentation. 15. Writing in the Humanities. 16. CMS Documentation. 17. Writing in the Natural Sciences. 18. Writing in Business. Part IV: GRAMMAR. 19. Sentence Essentials. 20. Phrases and Clauses. 21. Sentence Fragments. 22. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 23. Modifiers. 24. Pronouns. 25. Verbs. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 26. Sentence Unity. 27. Consistency. 28. Subordination and Coordination. 29. Parallelism. 30. Emphasis. 31. Variety. Part VI: USAGE. 32. Good Usage. 33. Exactness. 34. Conciseness. Part VII: PUNCTUATION. 35. The Comma. 36. The Semicolon. 37. The Apostrophe. 38. Quotation Marks. 39. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks. Part VIII: MECHANICS. 40. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation. 41. Capitals. 42. Italics. 43. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers. Glossary of Usage.