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Connect Online Access for Connect Composition Essentials

Connect Online Access for Connect Composition Essentials

3rd Edition
By McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright: 2015
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Part 1. Documenting Sources

1. WRITING WITH SOURCES USING MLA FORMAT

1.1 Learn How to Reference All Researched Material

1.2 Learn How to Place Researched Material into a Paper

1.3 Learn How to Prepare a Works-Cited List

1.4 Study a Student’s Research Paper

CHAPTER CHECKLIST

2. WRITING WITH SOURCES USING APA FORMAT

2.1 Learn How to Place Researched Material into a Paper

2.2 Learn How to Prepare a Reference List

2.3 Study a Student’s Research Paper


CHAPTER CHECKLIST


3. WRITING WITH SOURCES USING CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE, CSE, AND OTHER FORMATS

3.1 Learn CMS Format

3.2 Learn How to Prepare a Notes List and a Bibliography

3.3 Study Samples from a Student’s Research Paper

3.4 Learn CSE Format

3.5 Learn How to Compile a References or Cited-References List Using CSE Style

3.6 Study Sample Entries for CSE Style: Citation-Sequence and Citation-Name Systems

3.7 Learn Resources for Other Styles


CHAPTER CHECKLIST

Part 2. The Research Process

4. CREATING A RESEARCH STRATEGY 

4.1 Critique: Evaluate What You Have Read

4.2 Synthesize: Bring Ideas Together in a New Statement

4.3 Respond: Make Your Voice Known 

4.4 Plan a Schedule 

4.5 Choose a General Topic and Complete Background Reading

4.6 Limit the Topic and Pose a Research Question

4.7 Decide on a Working or Preliminary Thesis Statement

4.8 Collect Keyword Search Terms Before Beginning to Research


CHAPTER CHECKLIST


5. RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING TRADITIONAL SOURCES

5.1 Locate Traditional Sources for Research

5.2 Learn to Cross-reference 

5.3 Use Special Print and Nonprint Sources

5.4 Learn to Evaluate Print Sources


CHAPTER CHECKLIST


6. RESEARCHING AND EVALUATING ELECTRONIC SOURCES

6.1 Use the Internet to Research

6.2 Use Electronic Databases

6.3 Narrow Your Search

6.4 Learn to Evaluate Internet Sources

CHAPTER CHECKLIST

7. TAKING NOTES AND AVOIDING PLAGIARISM 

7.1 Make a Working Bibliography 

7.2 Preview Sources

7.3 Take Notes

7.4 Learn to Avoid Plagiarism While Taking Notes

7.5 Determine Which Information Needs a Citation 


CHAPTER CHECKLIST


8. WRITING WITH SOURCES

8.1 Establish a Setting and Strategy 

8.2 Review Your Research and Revise the Preliminary Thesis

8.3 Make a Rough Outline and Draft the Paper

8.4 Revise and Edit the Paper


CHAPTER CHECKLIST

Part 3. Special Writing Situations

9. WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE 

9.1 Learn to Read Closely and Actively

9.2 Learn to Discover and Explore Complexities in Literary Texts

9.3 Learning to Explicate

9.4 Learning to Critique

 

CHAPTER CHECKLIST


10. COMMUNICATING IN CLASS: ESSAY EXAMINATIONS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS

10.1 Develop a Technique for Writing Essay Examinations 

10.2 Understand the Elements of Oral Presentations


CHAPTER CHECKLIST


11. COMMUNICATING IN BUSINESS

11.1 Learn to Write Business Letters

11.2 Compose Special-Purpose Letters

11.3 Learn to Write Memoranda

11.4 Learn to Write Résumés and Cover Letters

11.5 Post Your Résumé on the Web


CHAPTER CHECKLIST

Part 4. Sentence Style

12. LEARNING ABOUT SENTENCES, CLAUSES, AND PHRASES

12.1 Write Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases 

12.2 Master Sentence Types

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

13. AVOIDING FRAGMENTS, FUSED SENTENCES, AND COMMA SPLICES

13.1 Avoid Sentence Fragments

13.2 Avoid Fused Sentences

13.3 Avoid Comma Splices


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


14. COMBINING SENTENCES THROUGH COORDINATION AND SUBORDINATION 

14.1 Use Coordination to Combine Sentences

14.2 Use Subordination to Combine Sentences

14.3 Avoid Problems with Coordination and Subordination 

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

15. MAINTAINING PARALLELISM 

15.1 Maintain Parallelism When Using Coordinating Conjunctions

15.2 Maintain Parallelism When Using Correlative Conjunctions

15.3 Maintain Parallelism When Using than or as to Create Comparisons

15.4 Maintain Parallelism in Lists

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

16. AVOIDING DANGLING AND MISPLACES MODIFIERS

16.1 Avoid Dangling Modifiers 

16.2 Avoid Misplaced Modifiers 

16.3 Avoid Shifting or Confusing Modifiers

16.4 Avoid Split Infinitives


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


17. CORRECTING MIXED CONSTRUCTIONS AND FAULTY SHIFTS

17.1 Choose a Logical Subject—a Noun or Pronoun

17.2 Avoid Contradictions

17.3 Revise Sentences That Connect Main and Subordinate Elements with Coordinating Conjunctions

17.4 Make Sure That Words Are Related Logically to One Another

17.5 Avoid When or Where When Defining, Unless the Term Is a Time or Place

17.6 Avoid Faulty Shifts

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

18. CREATING INTEREST BY VARYING SENTENCE PATTERNS

18.1 Create Interest by Varying Sentence Structure

18.2 Create Interest by Varying Sentence Length 

18.3 Create Interest by Varying Sentence Type 

CHAPTER WRAP-UP


19. WRITING IN A CLEAR AND EMPHATIC STYLE

19.1 Create Clarity and Emphasis by Using Strong Verbs

19.2 Create Clarity and Emphasis by Using the Active Voice

19.3 Create Clarity and Emphasis Through Parallelism and Repetition

19.4 Create Emphasis by Arranging Ideas in Ascending Order of Importance

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

Part 5. Word Choice

20. USING A DICTIONARY AND A THESAURUS

20.1 Use a Dictionary

20.2 Use a Thesaurus


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


21. USING EXACT LANGUAGE

21.1 Distinguish Between Words That Look or Sound Alike

21.2 Distinguish Between Words Whose Meanings Are Often Confused or Misused

21.3 Use Words Appropriate to Context: Connotation

21.4 Eliminate Non-Words

21.5 Use Correct Prefixes

21.6 Use Words in Keeping with Their Intended Functions

21.7 Review a Glossary of Usage


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


22. MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE TONE, STYLE, AND WORD CHOICE

22.1 Use Tone Appropriate to Your Subject

22.2 Use Style Appropriate to Your Audience

22.3 Use Language That is Idiomatic

22.4 Avoid Illogical Constructions

22.5 Avoid Slang, Colloquialisms, and Jargon in Formal Writing

22.6 Avoid Clichés

22.7 Use Concrete and Specific Language

22.8 Avoid Sexist or Biased Language


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


23. MAKING YOUR WRITING CONCISE

23.1 Remove Repeated Words

23.2 Remove Unnecessary Synonyms 

23.3 Avoid Redundancies 

23.4 Remove Labels and Fillers

23.5 Replace a Long Phrase with One Word

23.6 Be Direct—Remove Constructions Such As It Is and There Was 

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

Part 6. Grammar

24. LEARNING PARTS OF SPEECH

24.1 Recognize Nouns

24.2 Recognize Pronouns

24.3 Recognize Verbs

24.4 Recognize Articles

24.5 Recognize Adjectives

24.6 Recognize Adverbs

24.7 Recognize Prepositions

24.8 Recognize Conjunctions


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


25. MASTERING VERB FORMS AND TENSES

25.1 Know What a Verb Does

25.2 Learn Verb Tenses

25.3 Keep Verb Tenses Consistent

25.4 Use Linking and Helping Verbs

25.5 Learn the Irregular Verbs

25.6 Learn to Use the Active and Passive Voices

25.7 Become Familiar with the Four Verb Moods


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


26. MAINTAINING SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

26.1 Make Verbs Agree with Subjects

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

27. LEARNING PRONOUN TYPES, CASES, AND REFERENCES

27.1 Learn Pronoun Type

27.2 Use Pronoun Cases Correctly

27.3 Check Pronoun Reference


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


28. MAINTAINING PRONOUN-ANTECEDENT AGREEMENT

28.1 Make Pronouns Agree with Their Antecedents

28.2 Avoid Sexist Pronouns


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


29. USING ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS CORRECTLY

29.1 Learn to Identify Adjectives

29.2 Learn to Use Particles

29.3 Compare Adjectives Correctly

29.4 Learn to Identify Adverbs

29.5 Compare Adverbs Correctly

29.6 Use Adjectives and Adverbs with Sense Verbs


CHAPTER WRAP-UP

Part 7. Punctuation, Spelling, and Mechanics

30. MASTERING END PUNCTUATION

30.1 Punctuate the Four Sentence Patterns

30.2 Use End Punctuation with Quotation Marks

CHAPTER WRAP-UP

31. MASTERING THE COMMA

31.1 Use Commas with Independent Clauses and Coordinating Conjunctions

31.2 Use Commas to Set Off Introductory Elements

31.3 Use Commas to Separate Items in a Series

31.4 Use Commas Around Nonessential Elements

31.5 Use Commas Around Nonrestrictive Modifiers

31.6 Use Commas to Set Off Sentence Interrupters 

31.7 Use Commas with Names, Degrees, Titles, Addresses, Numbers, and Dates

31.8 Use Commas to Separate Adjectives That Describe the Same Noun

31.9 Use Commas to Make a Sentence Clearer

31.10 Learn When Not to Use a Comma


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


32. MASTERING THE SEMICOLON

32.1 With Independent Clauses

32.2 With Conjunctive Adverbs or Transitional Phrases

32.3 With Items in a Series


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


33. MASTERING THE COLON

33.1 To Separate Independent Clauses

33.2 To Introduce Information After an Independent Clause 

33.3 To Introduce a Quotation 

33.4 In Salutations of Business Letters


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


34. MASTERING THE APOSTROPHE

34.1 With Nouns

34.2 In Contractions

34.3 With Abbreviations, Numbers, and Letters


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


35. MASTERING QUOTATION MARKS

35.1 In Direct Quotations

35.2 In Quotations within Quotations

35.3 In Titles


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


36. MASTERING OTHER MARKS OF PUNCTUATION

36.1 Ellipses and Brackets

36.2 Dashes

36.3 Parentheses


37. IMPROVING YOUR SPELLING


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


38. USING THE HYPHEN

38.1 Joining Words That Describe a Noun

38.2 Connecting Prefixes to Capitalized Words

38.3 Connecting Prefixes such as All-, Ex-, Pro-, and Self-

38.4 Using Hyphens with Numbers


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


39. MASTERING THE RULES OF CAPITALIZATION


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


40. LEARNING TO ABBREVIATE WORDS, PHRASES, AND TITLES


CHAPTER WRAP-UP


41. USING NUMBERS AND ITALICS CORRECTLY


CHAPTER WRAP-UP

Part 8. A Guide for ESL Writers

42. MASTERING ARTICLES AND PLURALS OF NOUNS

42.1 Master Articles 

42.2 Use Plurals Correctly


43. MASTERING SENTENCE STRUCTURE

43.1 Follow Regular Word Order for Declarative Sentences

43.2 Follow Inverted Word Order for Questions

43.3 Use It and There as Subjects

43.4 Avoid Using Pronouns to Repeat Subjects and Direct Objects


44. MASTERING VERBS AND SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

44.1 Master Special Problems with Verbs

44.2 Master Subject-Verb Agreement


45. USING ADJECTIVES, ADVERBS, AND PARTICIPLES CORRECTLY

45.1 Master Adjectives

45.2 Master Adverbs

45.3 Master Participles


46. USING WORDS CORRECTLY

46.1 Avoid Inappropriate Substitutions

46.2 Learn to use Indirect Objects

46.3 Learn the Prepositions That Belong in Idioms