Higher Education

The Wadsworth Handbook, 10th Edition

  • Laurie G. Kirszner University of the Sciences, Emeritus
  • Stephen R. Mandell Drexel University
  • ISBN-10: 1133308775  |  ISBN-13: 9781133308775
  • 864 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.50
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About

Overview

Tailored to student learning styles and needs, grounded in real-world student models, and used as a resource for all academic and workplace contexts, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Tenth Edition, is THE standard setter among today's handbooks. Renowned author team Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell bring their many years of hands-on experience as writing teachers to this handbook's comprehensive coverage of the writing process, critical thinking, argumentation, writing in the disciplines, English for speakers of other languages, common sentence errors, grammar and style, punctuation and mechanics, and college survival skills. In addition, Kirszner and Mandell include the most up-to-date information on writing in a digital environment; visual rhetoric; document design; Web-page design; and MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE documentation. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Student and instructor friendly, Kirszner and Mandell's THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK offers accessible and comprehensive coverage of the writing and research processes, effectively guiding students to strong, confident writing.
  • Part 7, "Creating Documents in a Digital Age," contains updated chapters on writing in a digital environment, designing effective documents, and designing a Web site, offering students up-to-date information about writing in the twenty-first century.
  • To ensure students get the most from the handbook, many self-help tools are interspersed throughout, including "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs), numerous checklists, "Close-up" boxes (that provide in-depth looks at some of the more perplexing writing issues students will encounter), and marginal cross-references.
  • Plentiful exercises throughout enable students to practice at each stage of the writing, revising, and editing processes.
  • ESL cross-references in the margins throughout the book link to sections of Part 14, "Bilingual and ESL Writers," offering bilingual students essential guidance to help them succeed in the writing course.

Table of Contents

Note to Students.
Note to Instructors.
PART 1: WRITING ESSAYS.
1. Understanding Purpose, Audience, and Tone.
2. Reading Texts.
3. Reading Visuals.
4. Planning an Essay.
5. Using a Thesis to Shape Your Essay.
6. Drafting and Revising.
7. Writing Paragraphs.
PART 2: THINKING CRITICALLY AND WRITING ARGUMENTS.
8. Thinking Critically.
9. Using Logic.
10. Writing Argumentative Essays.
11. Using Visuals as Evidence.
PART 3: DOING RESEARCH.
12. Writing a Research Paper.
13. Finding Information.
14. Evaluating Sources.
15. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources.
16. Synthesizing Sources.
17. Avoiding Plagiarism .
PART 4: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: MLA STYLE.
18. MLA Documentation Style.
PART 5: DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES.
19. APA Documentation Style.
20. Chicago Documentation Style.
21. CSE and Other Documentation Styles.
PART 6: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES.
22. Writing in the Humanities.
23. Writing a Literary Analysis.
24. Writing a Literary Argument.
25. Writing in the Social Sciences.
26. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences.
PART 7: CREATING DOCUMENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE.
27. Writing in a Digital Environment.
28. Designing Effective Documents.
29. Designing a Web Site.
PART 8: DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS.
30. Creating a Writing Portfolio.
31. Writing Essay Exams.
32. Writing for the Public and the Community.
33. Writing for the Workplace.
34. Making Oral Presentations.
PART 9: SENTENCE STYLE.
35. Building Simple Sentences.
36. Building Compound and Complex Sentences.
37. Writing Varied Sentences.
38. Writing Emphatic Sentences.
39. Writing Concise Sentences.
PART 10: SOLVING COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS.
40. Revising Fragments.
41. Revising Run-ons.
42. Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
43. Revising Faulty Parallelism.
44. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences.
PART 11: USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY.
45. Choosing Words.
46. Improving Spelling.
PART 12: UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR.
47. Using Parts of Speech.
48. Using Nouns and Pronouns.
49. Using Verbs.
50. Revising Agreement Errors.
51. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
PART 13: UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS.
Overview of Sentence Punctuation: Commas, Semicolons, Colons, Dashes, Parentheses (Chart).
52. Using End Punctuation.
53. Using Commas.
54. Using Semicolons.
55. Using Apostrophes.
56. Using Quotation Marks.
57. Using Other Punctuation Marks.
58. Knowing When to Capitalize.
59. Using Italics.
60. Using Hyphens.
61. Using Abbreviations.
62. Using Numbers.
PART 14: BILINGUAL AND ESL WRITERS.
63. Adjusting to the US Classroom.
64. Grammar and Style for ESL Writers.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms.
Credits.
Index.

What's New

  • New coverage of reading electronic texts and writing critical responses in Chapter 2, "Reading Texts," offers students key critical reading and analysis strategies.
  • Two thoroughly revised student papers, "
  • Two thoroughly revised research chapters (Chapter 13, "Finding Information," and Chapter 14, "Evaluating Sources") reflect the way students conduct research and address the issues they're likely to encounter. Additionally, expanded coverage of field research in Chapter 13 and a new field research report in Chapter 25, "Writing in the Social Sciences," emphasize the importance of practical research outside the library.
  • New coverage of avoiding intentional, unintentional, and other kinds of plagiarism in Chapter 17, "Avoiding Plagiarism," offers students strategies for managing their time and producing top-quality original work. Chapter 17 also features an expanded discussion of the importance of using and documenting sources correctly.
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Other books are flimsy, do not give the detail of the WADSWORTH. It is comprehensive and asks a level of writing of the student that I expect myself."

— Laura Arzola, Houston Community College, Southeast

"I really have not used a better book of this type in my total career."

— Pamela Covert, Valencia Community College

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285077385 | ISBN-13: 9781285077383)

Designed to give instructors maximum flexibility in planning and customizing their courses, the Instructor Resource Manual is available posted on password protected website. It provides an abundance of instructor materials including sample syllabi and activities; "Questions for Teachers," which raises a variety of pedagogical questions with solutions for instructors to consider in teaching with the handbook; an ESL insert aimed at helping instructors teach writing effectively to ESL students; and an insert on disability issues as they relate to teaching first-year composition.

The Wadsworth Handbook Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1285077377 | ISBN-13: 9781285077376)

This Workbook (in PDF) is available at the Instructor's Companion Website and features a collection of grammar and composition exercises for students who need reinforcement of basic skills. The Workbook can be downloaded/distributed at the instructor's discretion.

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Multimedia eBook, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133433715 | ISBN-13: 9781133433712)

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Student Supplements

The Wadsworth Handbook Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1285077377 | ISBN-13: 9781285077376)

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CourseMate, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285166752 | ISBN-13: 9781285166759)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, 10th Edition.

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THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is available as a multimedia eBook! Now you can do all of your reading online or use the true-to-page eBook as a handy reference while you are completing other coursework. The eBook includes the full text of the print version with interactive exercises, an integrated workbook, user-friendly navigation, search, and highlighting tools, along with links to videos that enhance the text content. (Access card/code required.)

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Resources for Writers, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133044387 | ISBN-13: 9781133044383)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Laurie G. Kirszner

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

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.