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THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 6TH EDITION, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and opportunity for writing--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading. This comprehensive handbook guides student writers in employing that rhetorical understanding as they choose the most effective information to include, the best arrangement and delivery of that information, and the most appropriate language to use. THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK also provides several sample student papers in various disciplines, along with instruction for successfully completing similar assignments. This edition has been updated to address the criteria in the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (version 3.0). This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
- The MLA documentation reflects significant changes in the new MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition, published in April, 2016.
- The new title of Chapter 6, "Multimodal Composing," reflects the increased coverage of documents that use sound, images, and words to communicate with rhetorical audiences.
- An all new Chapter 8, "Planning Research," supports students through the early stages of a research project, as they generate a strong research question, enter into the conversation, and work to develop a plan.
- New color-coded citation maps in the chapters on MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE documentation styles show students where to find information needed to cite a source.
- New "Situate Yourself" activities in the part openers pique students' interest and introduce the upcoming discussion by prompting them to write about real-world scenarios.
- This process-oriented handbook situates all discussion of writing--invention, drafting, academic discourse, research, grammar, mechanics, style, and diction--within the context of rhetorical concerns, providing step-by-step guidelines to help students write effectively in diverse disciplines.
- Color-coded pages and an intuitive numbering system make it easy for students to quickly and accurately access information throughout.
- Instructional material and numerous examples of student writing illustrate the unique elements of MLA, APA, CMS, and CSE documentation styles.
1. Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorical Situation.
2. Planning and Drafting Essays.
3. Revising and Editing Essays.
4. Managing Academic Writing.
5. Communicating Online.
6. Multimodal Composing.
7. Composing Arguments.
Part II: RESEARCH.
8. Planning Research.
9. Finding Appropriate Sources.
10. Evaluating Print and Online Sources.
11. Using Sources Critically and Responsibly.
Part III: DISCIPLINES AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES.
12. Writing about Literature.
13. MLA Documentation.
14. Writing in the Social Sciences.
15. APA Documentation.
16. Writing in the Humanities.
17. CMS Documentation.
18. Writing in the Natural Sciences.
19. CSE Documentation.
20. Writing in Business.
Part IV: GRAMMAR.
21. Sentence Essentials.
22. Phrases and Clauses in Sentences.
23. Sentence Fragments.
24. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES.
28. Sentence Unity.
29. Subordination and Coordination.
Part VI: EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE.
33. Good Usage.
34. Precise Word Choice.
Part VII: PUNCTUATION.
36. The Comma.
37. The Semicolon and Colon.
38. The Apostrophe.
39. Quotation Marks.
40. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks.
Part VIII: MECHANICS.
41. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation.
44. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers.
Part IX: ADVICE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS.
45. Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives.
46. Verbs and Verb Forms.
47. Word Order.
Glossary of Usage.
Glossary of Terms.
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Instructor's Companion Website
For additional instructor support materials, including an answer key and the instructor’s manual, go to login.cengage.com. The instructor’s manual provides teaching suggestions, suggested activities, and sample syllabi to assist instructors in teaching the course.