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.
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. 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.