Harbrace Essentials w/ Resources for Writing in the Disciplines

Author:   Loretta Gray (Central Washington University) ,  Cheryl Glenn (The Pennsylvania State University)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Edition:   4th edition
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9780357945667


Pages:   608
Publication Date:   05 March 2024
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Grab it and go! Glenn/Gray's HARBRACE ESSENTIALS HANDBOOK WITH RESOURCES FOR WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINE, 4e, answers all of your essential writing questions, regardless of discipline, in one easy-to-navigate, easy-to-carry handbook. Inside, you'll find brief yet thorough explanations of important grammar, style, mechanics and punctuation topics. You'll also find clear instructions on completing many different types of writing assignments, from r�sum�s to research reports. Model student papers from a variety of disciplines are included to help you meet all your course needs.

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Author:   Loretta Gray (Central Washington University) ,  Cheryl Glenn (The Pennsylvania State University)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint:   Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
Edition:   4th edition
Dimensions:   Width: 16.60cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 18.00cm
Weight:   0.499kg
ISBN:  

9780357945667


ISBN 10:   0357945662
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   05 March 2024
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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"Part I: WRITING. 1. Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Applying Rhetorical Knowledge. Academic Reading and Writing. Genres and Formats of Academic Reading and Writing. 2. Planning and Drafting Essays. Stages of the Writing Process. Developing a Thesis Statement. Creating an Outline. 3. Developing Paragraphs. Stating the Main Idea. Developing the Main Point. Choosing Methods for Developing Paragraphs. Making Paragraphs Unified and Coherent. 4. Revising and Editing Essays. Revising for Unity and Coherence. Revising and Editing Paragraphs. Getting Response. Editing and Proofreading. 5. Critical Reading and Textual Analysis. Critical Reading.Textual Analysis. Basic Appeals in an Argument. Avoiding Rhetorical Fallacies. 6. Writing Arguments. Considering Differing Viewpoints. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion. Taking a Position or Making a Claim.Providing Evidence for an Effective Argument.Using Appeals to Ground Your Argument. Organizing an Effective Argument. Sample Argument. 7. Designing Documents. Elements of Design. Use of Visuals. Effective Use of Pictures. Part II: RESEARCH. 8. Planning Research. Considering Your Assignment. Formulating Research Questions. Testing Research Questions. Creating a Research Plan. 9. Finding Appropriate Sources. Considering Kinds of Sources. Searching Electronically. Locating Reference Works. Locating Articles. Locating Books. Locating Online Sources. Keeping Track of Your Sources. Doing Field Research. 10. Evaluating Print and Online Sources. Credibility of Authors.Credibility of Publishers.Reliability of Online Sources.Recognizing Fake News. Reading Closely and Critically. 11. Using Sources Critically and Responsibly. Taking and Organizing Notes. Creating a Working Bibliography. Creating an Annotated Bibliography. Acknowledging Your Sources. Using Direct Quotations. Paraphrasing. Summarizing. Analyzing and Responding to Sources. Synthesizing Sources. Critical Thinking. 12. Crediting Others and Avoiding Plagiarism. Determining What to Acknowledge. Citing Quoted or Paraphrased Material. Understanding Citation and Documentation. Part III: DOCUMENTATION. 13. MLA Documentation. MLA-Style In-Text Citations.MLA Guidelines for Documenting Works Cited.Sample MLA Research Paper. 14. APA Documentation. APA-Style In-Text Citations.APA-Style Reference List.Sample APA-Style Paper. 15. CMS Documentation. CMS Note and Bibliographic Forms.Sample CMS-Style Paper. 16. CSE Documentation. CSE-Style In-Text Citations. CSE-Style List of References. Part IV: GRAMMAR. 17. Sentence Essentials. Parts of Speech. Subjects and Predicates.Complements.Phrases.Clauses. 18. Sentence Fragments. Recognizing Sentence Fragments.Phrases as Sentence Fragments.Dependent Clauses as Sentence Fragments. 19. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. Locating Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. Using Divided Quotations. 20. Verbs. Verb Forms.Verb Tenses.Verb Tense Consistency.Voice.Mood. Subject-Verb Agreement. 21. Pronouns. Recognizing Pronouns.Pronoun Case.Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Clear Pronoun Reference.Pronoun Consistency.Use of First-Person and Second-Person Pronouns. 22. Modifiers. Recognizing Modifiers.Comparatives and Superlatives.Double Negatives.Placement of Modifiers.Dangling Modifiers. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 23. Sentence Unity. Choosing and Arranging Details.Revising Mixed Metaphors.Revising Mixed Constructions.Relating Sentence Parts.Avoiding Is When, Is Where, and Reason�Is Because Constructions. Including Necessary Words.Completing Comparisons. Completing Intensifiers. 24. Subordination and Coordination. Using Subordination Effectively.Using Coordination Effectively.Avoiding Faulty or Excessive Subordination and Coordination. 25. Parallelism. Using Coordinating Conjunctions. Repeating Words and Grammatical Forms for Paired Ideas. Creating Parallelism in Lists, Headings, and Outlines. Using Correlative Conjunctions. 26. Emphasis. Placing Words and Using Punctuation. Ordering Ideas from Least to Most Important.Repeating Important Words.Inverting Word Order. Using an Occasional Short Sentence. 27. Variety. Varying Sentence Length and Form.Varying Sentence Openings.Using Cumulative and Periodic Sentences. Using Questions, Exclamations, and Commands. Part VI: EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE. 28. Good Usage. Appropriate Word Choice. Inclusive Language. 29. Precise Word Choice. Accurate and Precise Word Choice.Cliches and Euphemisms. Idioms and Collocations. Clear Definitions. 30. Conciseness. Eliminating Wordiness and Other Redundancies.Using Elliptical Constructions. Part VII: PUNCTUATION. 31. The Comma. Joining Clauses with Coordinating Conjunctions.Setting Off Introductory Words, Phrases, or Clauses. Separating Elements in a Series.Separating Coordinate Adjectives. Setting Off Nonessential Elements. Setting Off Transitions, Parenthetical Expressions, and Contrasted Elements. Setting Off Dates, Place Names, and Elements in an Address. Setting Off Quotations. Unnecessary Commas. 32. The Semicolon and the Colon. The Semicolon.The Colon. 33. The Apostrophe. Indicating Ownership and Other Relationships.Marking Omissions in Contractions.Forming Certain Plurals. 34. Quotation Marks. Direct Quotations.Titles of Short Works.With Other Punctuation Marks. Misused Quotation Marks. 35. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks. The Period.The Question Mark.The Exclamation Point. The Dash.Parentheses.Square Brackets.Ellipsis Points.The Slash. Part VIII: MECHANICS. 36. Spelling and the Hyphen. Spelling and Pronunciation. Words That Sound Alike.Prefixes and Suffixes.Confusion of ei"" and ""ie"".Hyphens. 37. Capitals. Proper Nouns.Titles and Subtitles.Beginning a Sentence.Computer Keys, Menu Items, and Icon Names. 38. Italics. Titles of Works Published or Produced Separately.Other Uses of Italics. Words Not Italicized. 39. Abbreviations and Numbers. Abbreviations of Names or Titles.Addresses in Correspondence.Acceptable Abbreviations in Academic and Professional Writing.Acronyms.Spelling Out Numbers.Common Uses of Numerals. Part IX: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES. 40. Writing about Literature. Literature and Its Genres. Rhetorical Reading and Literary Interpretation. Vocabulary for Discussing Literature. Approaches to Interpreting Literature. Conventions for Writing about Literature. Sample Literary Interpretation. 41. Writing in the Social Sciences. Audience, Purpose, and the Research Question. Evidence, Sources, and Reasoning. Conventions of Language and Organization. Examples of Writing in the Social Sciences. Sample Laboratory Report. 42. Writing in the Humanities. Audience, Purpose, and the Research Question. Evidence, Sources, and Reasoning. Conventions of Language and Organization. Examples of Writing in the Humanities. Sample Critical Review. 43. Writing in the Natural Sciences. Audience, Purpose, and the Research Question. Evidence, Sources, and Reasoning. Conventions of Language and Organization. Examples of Writing in the Natural Sciences. Sample Field Report. 44. Writing in Business. Conventions of Language and Organization. Business Letters. Business Memos and E-Mails. R�sum�s. Letters of Application. Oral Presentations with PowerPoint. Business Reports."""

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Professor Emerita at Central Washington University, Loretta Gray, has a PhD in applied linguistics and master's degrees in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language. Along with her work on the HARBRACE HANDBOOKS, she is the author of ENGLISH VERBS and co-author of UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH GRAMMAR and RHETORICAL GRAMMAR: GRAMMATICAL CHOICES, RHETORICAL EFFECTS. Professor Gray taught courses in linguistics, rhetorical grammar, pedagogical grammar and discourse analysis. Her projects bring together research on grammar, discourse, language acquisition and composition studies with the goal of helping students become accomplished writers and teachers. Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State University, Dr. Cheryl Glenn, is an international leader in the field of rhetoric and writing studies. She has served as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Dr. Glenn was named Rhetorician of the Year, awarded the 2019 CCCC Exemplar Award and awarded an honorary doctorate from �rebro University (Sweden). Among her many publications are RHETORIC RETOLD: REGENDERING THE TRADITION FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE, UNSPOKEN: A RHETORIC OF SILENCE, RHETORICAL FEMINISM AND THIS THING CALLED HOPE, THE HARBRACE HANDBOOKS and HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, mentoring and teaching. Across the arc of her career, she remains most proud of her teaching awards. Today, Dr. Glenn continues to speak worldwide and write extensively about the importance of everyone having a voice, being listened to and, of course, the power of the written word.

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