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More detailed than a pocket handbook yet briefer than a concise handbook, HARBRACE ESSENTIALS WITH RESOURCES FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS provides all the authority of the Harbrace tradition in an ideal new length and portable format. Clear and concise explanations outline the essentials students need to write their papers, including instruction on the rhetorical contexts that affect their choice of grammatical constructions, style, punctuation, and mechanics, as well as strategies for writing paragraphs and essays, conducting research, and documenting sources. Additional resources for multilingual writers are included.
- Part 9 with 3 chapters devoted to grammatical concepts provides additional support for multilingual writers.
- An extensive list of MLA citations--85 in all--gives students ample guidance and support as they write their papers.
- Each clear, precise explanation of a key grammar, usage, style, or punctuation topic also includes an illustrative example designed to demystify the concept in real-world writing situations.
- The authors thoroughly address areas of common student concern from how to conduct research to evaluating and integrating source materials without plagiarizing.
- Several student papers on interesting and timely topics provide useful, realistic examples of how to approach assignments students are likely to encounter in many of their classes.
- A chapter on argumentation with an annotated student paper follows a classical arrangement.
- A glossary of usage includes commonly confused or misused words.
1. Sentence Essentials.
2. Sentence Fragments.
3. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
Part II: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.
7. Sentence Unity.
8. Subordination and Coordination.
Part III: EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE.
12. Good Usage.
13. Precise Word Choice.
PART IV: PUNCTUATION.
15. The Comma.
16. The Semicolon and the Colon.
17. The Apostrophe.
18. Quotation Marks.
19. The Period and Other Punctuation.
Part V: MECHANICS.
20. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation.
23. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers.
Part VI: WRITING.
24. Writing and Reading Rhetorically.
25. Planning and Drafting Essays.
26. Revising and Editing Essays.
27. Using Visuals.
28. Writing Arguments.
29. Writing in Business.
PART VII: RESEARCH.
30. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field.
31. Evaluating Print and Online Sources.
32. Using Sources Effectively and Responsibly.
Part VIII: DOCUMENTATION.
33. MLA Documentation.
34. APA Documentation.
35. CMS Documentation.
36. CSE Documentation.
Part IX: ADVICE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS.
37. Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives.
38. Verbs and Verb Forms.
39. Word Order.
Glossary of Usage.