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A Writer's Resource 5e MLA 2016 UPDATE

A Writer's Resource 5e MLA 2016 UPDATE

5th Edition
By Elaine Maimon and Janice Peritz and Kathleen Blake Yancey
ISBN10: 1259988570
ISBN13: 9781259988578
Copyright: 2016
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A Writer's Resource, Fifth Edition by Elaine Maimon — Table of Contents

TAB 1 - Writing Today

START SMART: ADDRESSING THE WRITING SITUATION

1. Writing across the Curriculum and beyond College

2. Writing Situations

  • a. Approaching writing via the situation
  • b. Using multimodal elements and genre
  • c. Choosing the best medium
  • d. The persuasive power of images
  • e. Online tools for learning

3. Audience and Academic English

  • a. Becoming aware of audience
  • b. Using reading, writing, and speaking to learn about English
  • c. Tools for multilingual students

TAB 2 - Writing and Designing Texts

4. Reading and Writing: The Critical Connection

  • a. Reading critically
  • b. Writing critically

5. Planning and Shaping

  • a. Approaching assignments
  • b. Exploring ideas
  • c. Developing a working thesis
  • d. Planning a structure
  • e. Considering visuals and multimodal elements

6. Drafting Text and Visuals

  • a. Using electronic tools for drafting
  • b. Patterns of organization and visuals
  • c. Writing paragraphs
  • d Integrating visuals and multimodal elements

7. Revising and Editing

  • a. Getting comments
  • b. Using electronic tools for revising
  • c. Focusing on the situation
  • d. Testing your thesis
  • e. Reviewing structure
  • f. Revising paragraphs
  • g. Revising visuals and multimodal elements
  • h. Editing sentences
  • i. Proofreading carefully
  • j. Using campus, Internet, community resources
  • k. One student’s revisions

STUDENT REFLECTIVE TEXT

8. Designing Academic Texts and Portfolios

  • a. Considering audience and purpose
  • b. Using computer tools
  • c. Thinking intentionally about design
  • d. Compiling a print or electronic portfolio

TAB 3 - Common Assignments

9. Informative Reports

STUDENT SAMPLE

10.  Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature

STUDENT SAMPLE

11. Arguments

STUDENT SAMPLE

12. Other Kinds of Assignments

  • a. Personal essays
  • b. Lab reports
  • c. Case studies
  • d. Essay exams
  • e. Coauthored projects

13. Oral Presentations

14. Multimodal Writing

  • a. Tools for creating multimodal texts
  • b. Analyzing images
  • c. Web sites
  • d. Blogs and wikis

TAB 4 - Writing Beyond College

15. Service Learning and Community-Service Writing

16. Letters to Raise Awareness and Share Concern

  • a. Writing about a public issue
  • b. Writing as a consumer

17. Writing to Get and Keep a Job

  • a. Internships
  • b. Résumés
  • c. Job application letters
  • d. Job interviews
  • e. Writing on the job

TAB 5 - Researching

18. Understanding Research

  • a. Primary and secondary research
  • b. Research and college writing
  • c. Understanding theresearch assignment
  • d. Choosing a research question
  • e. Creating a research plan

19. Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources

  • a. Using the library
  • b. Kinds of sources
  • c. Printed and online reference works
  • d. Keyword searches
  • e. Print indexes and online databases
  • f. Search engines and subject directories
  • g. Using the library’s catalog to find books
  • h. Government documents
  • i. Online communication

20. Finding and Creating Effective Visuals, Audio Clips, and Videos

  • a. Finding and displaying quantitative data
  • b. Searching for images
  • c. Searching for or creating audio clips or videos

21. Evaluating Sources

  • a. Print sources
  • b. Internet sources
  • c. Evaluating a source’s arguments

22. Doing Research in the Archive, Field, and Lab

  • a. Ethics
  • b. Archival research
  • c. Field research
  • d. Lab research

23. Plagiarism, Copyright, and Intellectual Property

  • a. Some definitions
  • b. Avoiding plagiarism
  • c. Fair use

24. Working with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

  • a. Working bibliographies
  • b. Annotated bibliographies
  • c. Taking notes
  • d. Paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, synthesizing
  • e. Integrating quotations, paraphrases, summaries

TAB 6 - MLA Documentation Style

FINDING SOURCE INFORMATIONAND DOCUMENTING SOURCES IN MLA STYLE

  • MLA Style: In-Text Citations
  • MLA Style: List of Works Cited
  • MLA Style: Explanatory Notes and Acknowledgments
  • MLA Style: Format
  • SAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECT IN MLA STYLE

TAB 7 - APA Documentation Style

FINDING SOURCE INFORMATION AND IDENTIFYING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES IN APA STYLE

  • APA Style: In-Text Citations
  • APA Style: References
  • APA Style: Format
  • SAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECT IN APA STYLE

TAB 8 - Chicago and CSE Documentation Styles

  • Chicago Documentation Style: Elements
  • SAMPLE FROM A STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECT IN CHICAGO STYLE
  • CSE Documentation Style

TAB 9 - Editing for Clarity

IDENTIFYING AND EDITING COMMON PROBLEMS AND QUICK REFERENCE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS

  • Wordy Sentences
  • Missing Words
  • Mixed Constructions
  • Confusing Shifts
  • Faulty Parallelism
  • Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers
  • Coordination and Subordination
  • Sentence Variety
  • Active Verbs
  • Appropriate Language
  • Exact Language
  • The Dictionary and the Thesaurus
  • Glossary of Usage

TAB 10 - Editing for Grammar Conventions

  • 51 Sentence Fragments
  • Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Problems with Verbs
  • Problems with Pronouns
  • Problems with Adjectives and Adverbs

TAB 11 - Editing for Correctness: Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Apostrophes
  • Quotation Marks
  • Other Punctuation Marks
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Numbers
  • Italics (Underlining)
  • Hyphens
  • Spelling

TAB 12 - Basic Grammar Review with Tips for Multilingual Writers

  • Parts of Speech
  • Parts of Sentences
  • Phrases and Dependent Clauses
  • Types of Sentences

TAB 13 - Further Resources for Learning

  • Selected Terms from across the Curriculum
  • Discipline-Specific Resources
  • Index
  • Index for Multilingual Writers
  • Quick Guide to Key Resources
  • Abbreviations and Symbols for Editing and Proofreading