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Hodges' Harbrace Handbook, 16th Edition

  • includes InfoTrac®
  • Cheryl Glenn The Pennsylvania State University
  • Loretta Gray Central Washington University
  • ISBN-10: 1413010318  |  ISBN-13: 9781413010312
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.25

About

Overview

Continuously evolving to address the needs of students, the Hodges' Harbrace Handbook, Sixteenth Edition, guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. Through this understanding, they learn how to write effectively-how to choose the most effective information, how to arrange it effectively, and how to decide on the most appropriate language to use when writing for any audience. This grammar-first handbook comprehensively covers grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics as situated around rhetorical concerns-the writer, reader, message, context, and exigence (the reason for writing).

Features and Benefits

  • Situates all discussion of writing--grammar, mechanics, style, diction, invention, drafting, writing in the disciplines, and research--around rhetorical concerns.
  • The four-color design makes it easy for students to quickly and accurately access information.
  • Research includes MLA and APA styles of documentation.

Table of Contents

PART I: GRAMMAR.
1. Sentence Sense.
Parts of speech. Subjects and predicates. Subjects and complements. Basic sentence patterns. Phrases. Clauses. Conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs. Sentence forms. Sentence functions.
2. Sentence Fragments.
Recognizing sentence fragments. Phrases as sentence fragments. Dependent clauses as sentence fragments.
3. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
Punctuating independent clauses. Methods for identifying comma splices and fused sentences. Revising comma splices and fused sentences. Divided quotations.
4. Adjectives and Adverbs.
Recognizing adjectives and adverbs. Comparatives and superlatives. Double negatives.
5. Pronouns and Case.
Recognizing pronouns. Pronoun case.
6. Agreement.
Subject-verb agreement. Pronoun-antecedent agreement.
7. Verbs.
Verb forms. Verb tenses. Voice. Mood.
PART II: MECHANICS.
8. E-Documents.
Document design and purpose. The conventions of document design. Design and function. Graphics and purpose. Composing Web documents. Visual elements and purpose.
9. Capitals.
Proper names. Titles and subtitles. Beginning a sentence. Computer terms. Unnecessary capitals.
10. Italics.
Works published separately. Foreign words. Legal cases. Names of ships. aircraft, etc. Words, letters, or figures referred to as such. Emphasizing words.
11. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers.
Proper names. Addresses in correspondence. Abbreviations in source documentation. Acceptable abbreviations. Acronyms. General uses of numbers. Special uses of numbers.
PART III: PUNCTUATION.
12. The Comma.
Before a coordinating conjunction linking independent clauses. After introductory words, phrases, or clauses. Separating elements in a series. With nonessential elements. With geographical names and items in dates and addresses. With direct quotations.
13. Unnecessary or Misplaced Commas.
Not between subject and verb or verb and object. Not after coordinating conjunctions. Not between elements in a compound predicate. Not with restrictive (essential) words, phrases, or clauses. Not before the first or after the last item of a series.
14. The Semicolon.
Connecting independent clauses. Separating elements that contain commas. Revising common semicolon errors.
15. The Apostrophe.
Indicating ownership. Marking omissions. Forming certain plurals.
16. Quotation Marks.
Direct quotations. Titles of short works. For tone or unusual usage. With other punctuation marks.
17. The Period and Other Marks.
Period. Question mark. Exclamation point. Colon. The dash. Parentheses. Square brackets. Ellipsis points. Slash.
PART IV: SPELLING AND DICTION.
18. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation.
Spell checker. Spelling and pronunciation. Words that sound alike. Prefixes and suffixes. Confusion of ei and ie . Hyphens.
19. Good Usage.
Usage and the rhetorical situation. Style. Word choice. Inclusive language. Dictionaries. Thesaurus.
20. Exactness.
Precise word choice. Evocative language. Idioms and collocations. First and second person. Clear definitions.
21. Conciseness.
Eliminating wordiness. Unnecessary repetition. Elliptical constructions.
22. Clarity and Completeness.
Including necessary words. Completing comparisons. Completing intensifiers.
PART V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.
23. Sentence Unity.
Choosing and arranging details. Revising mixed metaphors. Relating sentence parts.
24. Subordination and Coordination.
Using subordination. Using coordination. Avoiding faulty or excessive subordination and coordination.
25. Misplaced Parts and Dangling Modifiers.
Placement of modifiers. Dangling modifiers.
26. Parallelism.
Recognizing parallel elements. Repeating words and forms. Linking two or more sentences. Correlative conjunctions. Emphasizing key ideas.
27. Consistency.
Verb tense. Person and number. Tone and style.
28. Pronoun Reference.
Ambiguous references. Awkward references. Implied references. The impersonal pronoun it.
29. Emphasis.
Placement of words. Periodic and cumulative sentences. Ordering from least to most important. Repeating important words. Active and passive voice. Inverting word order. An occasional short sentence.
30. Variety.
Sentence length. Sentence openings. Questions, commands, and exclamations.
PART VI: WRITING.
31. The Rhetorical Situation.
Understanding the rhetorical situation. Writing to an exigence. Writing with a specific purpose. Considering audience. Sending and receiving a message within a context.
32. Reading Rhetorically.
Previewing for an initial impression. Reading for content. Rereading for understanding. Recognizing a personal response. Writing daily about your reading.
33. Planning and Drafting Essays.
Selecting worthwhile subjects for writing. Focusing a subject idea into a specific topic. Conveying a clearly stated thesis. Arranging or outlining ideas. Getting your ideas into a first draft. Drafting well-developed paragraphs. Employing rhetorical methods of development.
34. Revising and Editing Essays.
The essentials of revision. Guiding readers with your introductions and conclusions. Revising for unified and coherent paragraphs. Transitions within and between paragraphs. The benefits of peer review. Editing for clearer ideas, sentences, and paragraphs. Proofreading for an error-free essay. The final draft.
35. Writing Arguments.
Determining the purpose of your argument. Considering differing viewpoints. Distinguishing between fact and opinion. Taking a position or making a claim. Providing evidence for an effective argument. Using the rhetorical appeals to ground your argument. Purposely arranging an effective argument. Using logic to argue effectively and ethically. Avoiding rhetorical fallacies. Studying a sample written argument of another student.
PART VII: RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION.
36. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field.
Research and the rhetorical situation. Finding books. Finding articles. Finding online sources. Field research.
37. Evaluating Sources Online and in Print.
Credibility of authors. Credibility of publishers. Online sources. Relevance and timeliness.
38. Using Sources Responsibly.
The rhetorical situation and the research paper. Organizing notes. Working bibliography. Integrating sources. Responding to sources.
39. MLA Documentation.
MLA in-text citations. MLA list of works cited. MLA paper.
40. APA Documentation.
APA in-text citations. APA reference list. APA paper.
41. Writing about Literature.
Literature and its genres. Vocabulary for discussing literature. Approaches to interpreting literature. Active reading and literary interpretation. Types of literary interpretation. Conventions for writing about literature. A student essay interpreting literature.
42. Writing in Business.
Special conventions. Business letters. Business memos. Résumés. Application letters. Business plans.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Terms.
Index.

What's New

  • "Thinking Rhetorically About�" boxes throughout the grammar, punctuation, and mechanics chapters of the handbook ask students to consider the impact of the choices they make at the sentence level. Presenting situations where multiple options are available, these features encourage students to move away from thinking that "one rule fits all." Instead, students are taught to gauge the rhetorical effect of the sentence-level decision they make.
  • Chapter 1, "Sentence Sense," has been revised to discuss grammar topics in terms that help students understand the rhetorical choices they make when they write sentences. This chapter and the chapters that follow prepare students to craft effective sentences as well as to revise common errors.
  • Chapter 7, "Verbs," provides essential information not only on the forms of verbs but also on their use. Students learn that even their choice of tense or voice affects the meaning their writing expresses.
  • Attention to the rhetorical situation has invigorated all of the writing chapters, whether revised or completely new. The following chapters have been revised in light of contemporary composition pedagogy, while maintaining those aspects of traditional rhetorical theory that are still widely respected.
  • A new Chapter 31, "The Rhetorical Situation," provides the framework for all the writing chapters that follow. This chapter explains the primary elements of the rhetorical situation�writer, audience, purpose, context, and exigence�so that students learn how to analyze each element in every writing situation they encounter.
  • A new Chapter 32, "Reading Rhetorically," teaches students to read both words and images, applying the rhetorical situation to the interpretation of texts. In this chapter, students are guided through the analysis of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, focusing on the relationships among the writer, the reader, the writer's purpose, and the context within which the writing takes place. By reading rhetorically, students better comprehend the content and separate their understanding of what is on the page from their personal response.
  • Chapter 33, "Planning and Drafting Essays," guides students through the process of finding appropriate topics, writing clear thesis statements, arranging their ideas, and developing initial drafts. At every step of the way, students are encouraged to make decisions based on their audience and their purpose for writing. Advice on developing and organizing paragraphs, which formerly appeared in a separate chapter, is now discussed where it is more appropriately useful�within the context of writing an essay.
  • Chapter 36, "Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field," guides students through the process of formulating a research question, conducting research, and choosing appropriate sources�all in terms of the elements of the rhetorical situation. This chapter also introduces students to various methods of conducting research, including traditional library research, online research, and field research (through interviews, discussion forums, and questionnaires).
  • A revised Chapter 37, "Evaluating Sources Online and in Print," offers rhetorically situated advice on how to determine the credibility of an author's or publisher's work, the difference between bias and commitment and how to evaluate online sources.
  • Chapter 38, "Using Sources Responsibly," reminds students of the importance of establishing an ethos as a writer. This chapter helps students understand the importance of taking notes, organizing those notes, and responding to sources in terms of the specific rhetorical situation. Students are introduced to the basic methods necessary for creating a bibliography, writing an annotated bibliography, and integrating sources into a text of their own. Perhaps the most important feature of this chapter is its focus on helping students learn ways to use sources responsibly and, therefore, avoid plagiarism.
  • Chapter 39, "MLA-style Documentation," includes forty-five newly added examples of electronic citation, many from database sources. Both the MLA and APA chapters have an easy-to-use directory that helps students locate the citations they need. In addition, these chapters provide color-coded model citations (for a book, an article, and an online source) to illustrate the major components and exact arrangement of each type of citation.
  • A new student paper in Chapter 41 "Writing about Literature," analyzes Alice Walker's short story "Everyday Use" and compares it with the film of the same title from the Thomson Original Film Series.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Cheryl Glenn

Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric 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; LANDMARK ESSSAYS ON RHETORIC AND FEMINISM; RHETORIC AND WRITING IN THE NEW CENTURY; and several other titles. Dr. 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, Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and Rhetorician of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest organization of writing and rhetoric teachers in the world; as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; on the CCCC and NCTE Executive Committees; as Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition; and as a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Dr. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her six university teaching and mentoring awards.

Loretta Gray

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.