The McGraw-Hill Handbook

Hardcover | December 24, 2009

byElaine Maimon, Janice Peritz, Kathleen Blake Yancey

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The McGraw-Hill Handbook sets the new standard for today's students.

Today's students are avid writers. They write emails, text messages, instant messages, blog entries, and tweets. Such writing is not only functional but also fun. Professors can help transfer this pleasure and comfort with writing as they guide students through the more deliberate, considered process of writing required in academic and professional communities.

The Canadian edition of The McGraw-Hill Handbook provides accessible, systematic prewriting, writing, and post-writing guidelines that can help students generate strong interpretations, synthesize these interpretations into meaningful insights, and communicate these insights into clear and coherent essays. Combining these guidelines with abundant sample documents written by students in diverse classes across the curriculum illustrates these processes while providing excellent models.

This handbook includes extensive coverage of the research process and up-to-date, well-illustrated documentation guidelines, including the 2009 MLA guidelines, the 2008 APA guidelines, and the most recent CMS and CBE guidelines. An equally comprehensive coverage of grammar, including clear grammar instruction and abundant grammar exercises, will help students learn how to restructure and revise their writing to make it accessible to their readers.

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The McGraw-Hill Handbook sets the new standard for today's students.Today's students are avid writers. They write emails, text messages, instant messages, blog entries, and tweets. Such writing is not only functional but also fun. Professors can help transfer this pleasure and comfort with writing as they guide students through the mor...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1104 pages, 8.4 × 5.9 × 1.6 inPublished:December 24, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070981752

ISBN - 13:9780070981751

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Table of Contents

PART 1: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Across the Disciplines

Ch 01: The Writing Process

Ch 02: Prewriting 1: Understand Assignments, Generate Ideas, Do Preliminary Research, Analyze Documents

Ch 03: Prewriting 2: Plan Your Approach

Ch 04: Writing 1: Structure Paragraphs

Ch 05: Writing 2: Write Sentences that Make Sense

Ch 06: Post-Writing 1: Peer-Review and Revise

Ch 07: Post-Writing 2: Design Documents, Consider Visuals, and Prepare Portfolios

PART 2: Common Assignments and Sample Student Essays

Ch 08: Literary Interpretation: Prose, Poetry, and Drama

Ch 09: Visual Interpretation: Films, Advertisements, and Paintings

Ch 10: Critiques and Position Papers: Non-Fiction

Ch 11: Social Science Studies and Interpretation: Case Studies, Causal Chain Reports, Problem-Solution Documents

Ch 12: Informative Documents: Exploratory Reports, Event Descriptions, Scientific Posters, and Lab Reports

Ch 13: Strategic Performances: Essay Exams and Oral Presentations

Ch 14: New Medias: Communicate Online, Create Hypertext Essays, and Publish Web Sites

PART 3: Researching

Ch 15. Understand Research

Ch 16. Find and Manage Print and Online Sources (same order as original)

Ch 17. Evaluate Sources

Ch 18. Do Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab

Ch 19. Find and Create Effective Visuals

Ch 20. Avoid Plagiarism

Ch 21. Work with Sources

Ch 22. Organize and Write the Paper

PART 4: Documenting Across the Curriculum

Ch 23 MLA

Ch 24 APA

Ch 25 Chicago and CSE

PART 5: Grammar Basics

Ch 26: Parts of Speech

Ch 27: Sentence Basics

Part 6 : Sentence Punctuation

Ch 28: Commas

Ch 29: Semicolons

Ch 30: Colons

Ch 31: Quotation Marks

Ch 32: Dashes, Parentheses, and Other Marks

Ch 33: End Punctuation: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points

Part 7: Editing for Grammar Conventions

Ch 34: Complete Sentences

Ch 35: Comma Usage with Complex Sentences

Ch 36: Subject-Verb Agreement

Ch 37: Verb Tense Consistency

Ch 38: Pronoun Agreement

Ch 39: Adjectives and Adverbs

Part 8: Editing for Clarity and Style

Ch 40: Conciseness

Ch 41: Completeness

Ch 42: Balanced Sentences

Ch 43: Consistency

Ch 44: Parallelism

Ch 45: Clarity of Modifiers

Ch 46: Coordination and Subordination

Ch 47: Sentence Variety and Emphasis

Ch 48: Active Verbs

Ch 49: Word Choice: Dictionaries, Thesauri, and Vocabulary

Ch 50: Tone: Precise, Concrete, and Appropriate Language

Ch 51: Glossary of Canadian Usage

Part 9 Editing for Mechanics of Spelling

Ch 52: Capitalization

Ch 53: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

Ch 54: Numbers

Ch 55: Italics and Underlining

Ch 56: Apostrophes

Ch 57: Hyphens

Ch 58: Canadian Spelling

Part 10: Additional Language Considerations

Ch 59: Focus on English Sentence Structure

Ch 60: Identify Common Issues when Editing

Ch 61: Remember Key English Basics

Glossary of Key Terms

Language Focus Index