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Basics : A Rhetoric and Handbook: The Basics: A Rhetoric and Handbook with Catalyst Access Card WITH Catalyst Access Card - Santi V. Buscemi


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A clear, non-technical discussion of grammar and outstanding coverage of the writing process make "The Basics" a complete brief rhetoric as well as an exceptional reference tool. One of the few brief handbooks with integrated exercises, "The Basics" helps students successfully transfer what they learn to their own writing.

Indicates material new to this edition
Reading, Writing, Arguing
*Reading Critically
Outlining and Drafting an Essay
Developing Paragraphs for the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion of an Essay
Revising, Proofreading, and Editing
Developing Arguments
*Online Writing and Electronic Design
*Using Computers in College
*Writing Online
Designing with Computers
The Research Process
Creating a Research Strategy
Researching and Evaluating Traditional Sources
Researching and Evaluating Electronic Sources
*Taking Notes and Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing the Research Paper
MLA Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using the Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
APA Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using the American Psychological Association (APA) Format
Other Forms of Documentation
Writing the Research Paper Using The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) Format
Special Writing Situations
Writing About Literature
*Communicating in Class: Essay Examinations and Oral Presentations
Communicating in Business
Sentence Style
Learning about Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
Mastering Sentence Structure
Combining Sentences Through Coordination and Subordination
Maintaining Parallelism
Using Modifiers That Make Sense
Correcting Mixed Constructions and Faulty Shifts
Creating Interest by Varying Sentence Patterns
Writing in a Clear and Emphatic Style
Word Choice
Using a Dictionary and a Thesaurus
Using Exact Language
Maintaining Appropriate Tone, Style, and Word Choice
Making Your Writing Concise
Learning Parts of Speech
Mastering Verb Forms and Tenses
Maintaining Subject Verb Agreement
Learning Pronoun Types, Cases, and Reference
Maintaining Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly
Punctuation, Spelling, and Mechanics
Mastering End Punctuation
Mastering the Comma
Mastering the Semicolon
Mastering the Colon
Mastering the Apostrophe
Mastering Quotation Marks
Mastering Other Marks of Punctuation
Improving Your Spelling
Using the Hyphen
Mastering the Rules of Capitalization
Learning to Abbreviate Words, Phrases, and Titles
Using Numbers and Italics Correctly
Guide for ESL Writers
Mastering Articles and Plurals of Nouns
Mastering Sentence Structure
Mastering Verbs and Subject Verb Agreement
Using Adjectives, Adverbs, and Participles Correctly
Using Words Correctly
Glossary and Index
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ISBN: 9780072938623
ISBN-10: 0072938625
Audience: General
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 7th January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.52 x 16.92  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised