The Basics: A Rhetoric and Handbook: A Rhetoric and Handbook by Santi Buscemi

The Basics: A Rhetoric and Handbook: A Rhetoric and Handbook

bySanti Buscemi, Albert Nicolai, Richard Strugala

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This text offers beginning writers complete coverage of important writing techniques and an easy-to-use handbook of grammar and usage. It can be used as an effective classroom tool as well as used independently by students working on assignments. The Basics has an engaging writing style and focuses on what is truly important and common. A variety of practice exercises and assignments allow students to apply the practical techniques presented in the book.

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Santi V. Buscemi is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he teaches reading and writing. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and completed studies for the doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of A READER FOR DEVELOP...
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Title:The Basics: A Rhetoric and Handbook: A Rhetoric and HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 6.8 × 1.13 inPublisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0075527103

ISBN - 13:9780075527107

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Table of Contents

BOOK ONE - THE WRITING PROCESS

PART 1: GETTING READY

1. Learning the Writing Process

2. Gathering Information

3. Focusing on the Central Idea;

PART 2: DRAFTING, REWRITING AND EDITING

4. Outlining and Drafting an Essay

5. Rewriting Drafts

6. Preparing a Final Copy;

PART 3: WRITING EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS

7. Writing Focused, Unified and Coherent Paragraphs

8. Developing Ideas and Arranging Details in a Paragraph

9. Writing Introductions and Conclusions;

PART 4: SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

10. Writing Paragraphs and Essays that Persuade

11. Learning about the Library

12. Writing the Research Paper

BOOK TWO - TOOLS FOR REVISION AND EDITING

PART 5: SENTENCE SENSE

13. Sentence Building Blocks

14. Sentence Structure

15. Sentence Logic and Effectiveness

PART 6: CORRECT USAGE

16. Agreement

17. Verb Forms and Tenses

18. Pronouns

19. Adjectives and Adverbs

20. Word Choice

21. Wordiness

PART 7: PUNCTUATION, SPELLING AND MECHANICS

22. End Punctuation

23. Commas

24. Semicolons and Colons

25. Other Punctuation Marks

26. Spelling

27. Mechanics

Appendix A: Writing a Research Paper Using the American Psychological Association (APA) Format;

Appendix B: Writing a Letter of Application and a Resume; Credits; Index