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Cengage Advantage Books: The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook 6th Edition

Laurie G. Kirszner | Stephen R. Mandell

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  • ISBN-10: 1305188179
  • ISBN-13: 9781305188174
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  • ISBN-10: 1337284572
  • ISBN-13: 9781337284578
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Overview

The Cengage Advantage Edition of THE POCKET WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, 6th Edition provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. Instructors and students alike will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. As the authors of several composition handbooks, Kirszner and Mandell are consistently praised for their instinct for teaching, clarity, and student-friendliness. Teachers themselves, the authors successfully bring their student-centered approach to their discussion of writing.

Laurie G. Kirszner, University of the Sciences, Emeritus

Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Stephen R. Mandell, Drexel University

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.
  • A clear, student-friendly style is the hallmark of authors who regularly teach first-year students.
  • The authors provide up-to-date, realistic advice for writing and researching in the digital age.
  • THE POCKET WADSWORTH HANDBOOK features extensive treatment of writing and research with abundant student writing samples.
  • The text includes the most current guidelines for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE documentation; an extensive writing-centered treatment of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; a section on practical assignments (designing documents, writing in a digital environment, writing for the workplace, making oral presentations, and writing in the disciplines); an entire part addressing ESL concerns; and many checklists, close-up boxes, and cross-references students can use to practice and improve their writing and research skills.

Cengage Advantage Books: The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How to Use This Book.
Part I: WRITING ESSAYS AND PARAGRAPHS.
1. Reading Critically.
2. Understanding Purpose and Audience.
3. Writing an Essay.
4. Writing Paragraphs.
5. Writing an Argumentative Essay.
Part II: WRITING WITH SOURCES.
6. Writing a Research Paper.
7. Finding Information.
8. Evaluating Sources.
9. Integrating Source Material into Your Writing.
10. Avoiding Plagiarism.
Part III: DOCUMENTING SOURCES.
11. MLA Documentation Style.
12. APA Documentation Style.
13. Chicago Documentation Style.
14. CSE and Other Documentation Styles.
Part IV: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES.
15. Revising Run-ons.
16. Revising Fragments.
17. Understanding Agreement.
18. Using Verbs.
19. Using Pronouns.
20. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
Part V: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.
21. Writing Varied Sentences.
22. Writing Concise Sentences.
23. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences.
24. Using Parallelism.
25. Placing Modifiers Carefully.
26. Choosing Words.
Part VI: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION.
27. Using End Punctuation.
28. Using Commas.
29. Using Semicolons.
30. Using Apostrophes.
31. Using Quotation Marks.
32. Using Other Punctuation Marks.
Part VII: UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS.
33. Becoming a Better Speller.
34. Knowing When to Capitalize.
35. Using Italics.
36. Using Hyphens.
37. Using Abbreviations.
38. Using Numbers.
Part VIII: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS.
39. Ten Habits of Successful Students.
40. Designing Effective Documents.
41. Writing in a Digital Environment.
42. Writing for the Workplace.
43. Making Oral Presentations.
44. Writing in the Disciplines.
Part IX: RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS.
45. Adjusting to the US Classroom.
46. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers.
Appendix A: Grammar Review.
Appendix B: Usage Review.
Credits.
Index.
Correction Symbols.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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