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The Pocket Cengage Handbook 7th Edition

Laurie G. Kirszner | Stephen R. Mandell

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  • ISBN-10: 1337657352
  • ISBN-13: 9781337657358
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  • ISBN-10: 1337279935
  • ISBN-13: 9781337279932
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Overview

This seventh edition of THE POCKET CENGAGE HANDBOOK 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, they successfully bring their student-centered approach to their discussion of writing. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA Handbook, 8th Edition.

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.
  • This remarkably accessible pocket handbook features a clear, student-friendly style.
  • The authors provide up-to-date, realistic advice for writing and researching in the digital age.
  • THE POCKET CENGAGE 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, composing in digital environments, writing in the workplace, developing and delivering presentations, and composing in the disciplines); a chapter addressing multilingual concerns; and many checklists, close-up boxes, and cross-references students can use to practice and improve their writing and research skills.

The Pocket Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update, Spiral bound Version

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How to Use This Book.
Part I: APPROACHING TEXTS.
1. Reading to Write.
2. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.
3. Developing Essay Projects.
4. Writing an Argumentative Essay.
Part II: CONDUCTING RESEARCH.
5. Developing a Research Project.
6. Finding Information.
7. Evaluating Sources.
8. Integrating Source Material into Your Writing.
9. Using Sources Ethically.
Part III: DOCUMENTING SOURCES.
10. MLA Documentation Style.
11. APA Documentation Style.
12. Chicago Documentation Style.
13. CSE and Other Documentation Styles.
Part IV: WRITING GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES.
14. Revising Run-Ons.
15. Revising Fragments.
16. Understanding Agreement.
17. Using Verbs.
18. Using Pronouns.
19. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.
Part V: WRITING EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS AND SENTENCES.
20. Writing Effective Paragraphs.
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: COMPOSING IN VARIOUS GENRES.
39. Designing Effective Documents.
40. Composing in Digital Environments.
41. Writing in the Workplace.
42. Developing and Delivering Presentations.
43. Composing in the Disciplines.
Part IX: COMPOSING FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS.
44. Grammar and Style for Multilingual Writers.
Appendix A: Grammar Review.
Appendix B: Usage Review.
Credits.
Index.
Correction Symbols.

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