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A Writer's Resource 2021 MLA Update
A Writer's Resource 2021 MLA Update

A Writer's Resource 2021 MLA Update, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1266717757 | ISBN13: 9781266717758
By Elaine Maimon, Kathleen Blake Yancey and Janice Peritz
© 2020

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A Writer’s Resource helps writers identify the fundamental elements of any writing situation, and teaches innovative, transferable strategies that build confidence for composing across various genres, media, and the academic curriculum. With numerous examples from a rich cross-section of disciplines, A Writer’s Resource demonstrates that nearly every field of study and potential career path depends on written communication. Available with McGraw Hill’s Connect, and tools such as Adaptive Learning Assignment, Power of Process, and Writing Assignment students will develop their writing, critical reading, and critical thinking skills. 

Tab 1: Writing Today
1. Writing across the Curriculum and beyond College
2. Writing Situations
3. Audience and Academic English

Tab 2: Writing and Designing Texts
4. Reading and Writing: The Critical Connection
5. Planning and Shaping
6. Drafting Text and Visuals
7. Revising and Editing
8. Designing Academic Texts and Portfolios

Tab 3: Common Assignments
9. Informative Reports
10. Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature
11. Arguments
12. Other Kinds of Assignments
13. Oral Presentations
14. Multimodal Writing

Tab 4: Writing Beyond College
15. Service Learning and Community-Service Writing
16. Writing to Raise Awareness and Share Concern
17. Writing to Get and keep a Job

Tab 5: Researching
18. Understanding Research
19. Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources
10. Finding and Creating Effective Visuals, Audio Clips, and Videos
21. Evaluating Sources
22. Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab
23. Plagiarism, Copyright, and Intellectual Property
24. Working with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
25. Writing the Paper

Tab 6: MLA Documentation Style
26. MLA Style: In-Text Citations
27. MLA Style: List of Works Cited
28. MLA Style: Explanatory Notes and Acknowledgments
29. MLA Style: Format
30. Sample Research Project in MLA Style

Tab 7: APA Documentation Style
31. APA Style: In-Text Citations
32. APA Style: References
33. APA Style: Format
34. Sample Research Project in APA Style

Tab 8: Chicago and CSE Documentation Style
35. Chicago Documentation Style Elements
36. Sample from a Student Research Project in Chicago Style
37. CSE Documentation Style

Tab 9: Editing for Clarity
38. Wordy Sentences
39. Missing Words
40. Mixed Constructions
41. Confusing Shifts
42. Faulty Parallelism
43. Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers
44. Coordination and Subordination
45. Sentence Variety
46. Active Verbs
47. Appropriate Language
48. Exact Language
49. The Dictionary and the Thesaurus
50. Glossary of Usage

Tab 10: Editing for Grammar Conventions
51. Sentence Fragments
52. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
53. Subject-Verb Agreement
54. Problems with Verbs
55. Problems with Pronouns
56. Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs

Tab 11: Editing for Correctness: Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling
57. Commas
58. Semicolons
59. Colons
60. Apostrophes
61. Quotation Marks
62. Other Punctuation Marks
63. Capitalization
64. Abbreviations and Symbols
65. Numbers
66. Italics (Underlining)
67. Hyphens
68. Spelling

Tab 12: Basic Grammar Review with Tips for Multilingual Writers
69. Parts of Speech
70. Parts of Sentences
71. Phrases and Dependent Clauses
72. Types of Sentences

Tab 13: Further Resources for Learning
Selected Terms from across the Curriculum
Discipline-Specific Resources
Timeline of World Events
World Map
Index for Multilingual Writers
Quick Guide to Key Resources
Abbreviations and Symbols for Editing and Proofreading
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About the Author

Elaine Maimon

Elaine P. Maimon is President of Governors State University in the south suburbs of Chicago, where she is also Professor of English. Previously she was Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Provost (Chief Campus Officer) at Arizona State University West, and Vice President of Arizona State University as a whole. In the 1970s, she initiated and then directed the Beaver College writing-across-the-curriculum program, one of the first WAC programs in the nation. A founding Executive Board member of the National Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), she has directed national institutes to improve the teaching of writing and to disseminate the principles of writing across the curriculum. With a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she later helped to create the Writing Across the University (WATU) program, she has also taught and served as an academic administrator at Haverford College, Brown University, and Queens College.

Kathleen Blake Yancey

Kathleen Blake Yancey is the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. She has held several national leadership positions, including as President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). She also co-edited the journal Assessing Writing for seven years, and she is the immediate past editor of College Composition and Communication. Her scholarship ranges from reflection and ePortfolios to writing transfer and digital literacies. Previously, she taught at UNC Charlotte and at Clemson University, where she directed the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and created the Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication, both of which are dedicated to supporting communication across the curriculum.


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