SF Express,The: 2009 MLA Update Edition by John J. RuszkiewiczSF Express,The: 2009 MLA Update Edition by John J. Ruszkiewicz

SF Express,The: 2009 MLA Update Edition

byJohn J. Ruszkiewicz, Maxine E. Hairston, Christy E. Friend

Spiral Bound | August 14, 2009

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For Freshman-level writing courses, such as Freshman Composition, English Composition, First-Year Writing, Expository Writing or any course where students need help with grammar, research and documentation.

The material in SF Express is drawn from the Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers, which is now in its seventh edition and has been a leader in the market for more than fifteen years.  The Scott Foresman Handbooks have long been recognized as exceptional for their coverage of research, documentation, and technological topics and for their student-friendly approach to grammar and mechanics. SF Express shares these strengths.


SF Express is unique in providing coverage of a full range of writing issues in a pocket handbook format.  It begins with six chapters on critical writing and thinking issues, including a separate chapter on writing logical arguments.  And its treatment of style, design, and visual/online literacy is fuller than that provided in competing handbooks.  The book offers all these features in an attractive, affordable, student-friendly format.


Note: Spiral bound

Title:SF Express,The: 2009 MLA Update EditionFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:288 pages, 8.4 × 4.7 × 0.5 inPublished:August 14, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205751202

ISBN - 13:9780205751204


Table of Contents


  Part ONE    Writing and Thinking                           

                              1.    Critical Reading   

                              2.    The Writing Situation   

                              3.    Planning   

                              4.    Drafting and Revising   

                              5.    Making Arguments               

                              6.    Design   

                              7.    Writing for the Web   

Part TWO    Research                                            

                              8.    Finding Information   

                              9.    Evaluating Sources   

                           10.    Using Sources   

Part THREE  Documentation                                   

                           11.    MLA Style   

                           12.    APA Style       

                           13.    Chicago Style   

                           14.    CSE Style   

Part FOUR    Sentence Revision                            

                           15.    Clarity   

                           16.    Economy   

                           17.    Variety   

                           18.    Consistency and Sentence Logic   

Part FIVE    Sentence Grammar                           

                           19.    Repair Sentence Fragments   

                           20.    Repair Run-on Sentences   

                           21.    Make Subjects and Verbs Agree   

                           22.    Check Verbs   

                           23.    Check Pronouns   

                           24.    Check Adjectives and Adverbs   

    Part SIX    Grammar for ESL Writers                

                           25.    Nouns, Articles, and Quantifiers

                           26.    Verbs and Verb Phrases

                           27.    Proofreading in English                               

Part SEVEN  Punctuation and Mechanics             

                           28.    Commas          

                           29.    Semicolons and Colons   

                           30.    Quotation Marks   

                           31.    Apostrophes   

                           32.    Other Punctuation Marks   

                           33.    Capital Letters, Abbreviations, and Numbers   

                           34.    Spelling, Dictionary, Thesaurus   

Glossary of Grammatical Terms   
Credits and Works Cited