A Pocket Style Manual

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Edition: 9th
Format: Spiral Bound
Pub. Date: 2020-09-15
Publisher(s): Bedford/St. Martin's
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Available for the first time with Macmillans new online learning tool, Achieve, A Pocket Style Manual provides practical advice for any level of college writing. Straightforward instruction on grammar, style, and punctuation gives students quick answers to their writing questions. Step-by-step guides and a how-to approach to research writing help students form research questions, integrate sources, and more. Coverage of and numerous citation models for four different styles teach students how to cite by example. No matter where they are in the writing process--or their college careers--students will find exactly what they need in this easy-to-read, easy-to-navigate handbook.

Table of Contents

1 Tighten wordy sentences.
2 Prefer active verbs.
3 Balance parallel ideas.
4 Add needed words.
5 Eliminate distracting shifts.
6 Untangle mixed constructions.
7 Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.
8 Provide sentence variety.
9 Find an appropriate voice.
10 Make subjects and verbs agree.
11 Be alert to other problems with verbs.
12 Use pronouns with care.
13 Use adjectives and adverbs appropriately.
14 Repair sentence fragments.
15 Revise run-on sentences.
16 Consider grammar topics for multilingual writers.
17 The comma
18 The semicolon and the colon
19 The apostrophe
20 Quotation marks
21 Other punctuation marks
22 Capitalization
23 Abbreviations, numbers, and italics
24 Hyphenation
25 Posing a research question
26 Finding appropriate sources
27 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
28 Evaluating sources
MLA Papers
29 Supporting a thesis
30 Avoiding plagiarism
31 Integrating sources
32 Integrating literary quotations
33 MLA documentation style
34 MLA format; sample research paper
APA Papers
35 Supporting a thesis
36 Avoiding plagiarism
37 Integrating sources
38 APA documentation style
39 APA format; sample research paper
Chicago Papers
40 Supporting a thesis
41 Avoiding plagiarism
42 Integrating sources
43 Chicago documentation style
44 Chicago format; sample pages
CSE Papers
45 CSE documentation style
46 CSE format

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