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Rules of thumb : a guide for writers / Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Wienbroer.

By: Silverman, Jay, 1947-Contributor(s): Hughes, Elaine | Wienbroer, Diana RobertsMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1996. Edition: 3rd edISBN: 0070576408; 0070576475Subject(s): English language -- Rhetoric | English language -- GrammarDDC classification: 808/.042 LOC classification: PE1408 | .S4878 1996
Contents:
Pt. I. Correctness. A Word about Correctness. Confusing Words [to and too, their and there]. One Word or Two? [a lot]. Spelling [ie or ei? One p or two?]. Capitalization. Abbreviations and Numbers. Apostrophes ['s]. Consistent Pronouns [he or she, they, one]. Correct Pronouns [I vs. me]. Vague Pronouns [which, it, this, that, and who]. Recognizing Complete Sentences. Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences. Commas [,]. Semicolons [;]. Colons [:]. Dashes and Parentheses [ - ()]. Quotation Marks [" "]. Underlining or Quoting Titles. Verb Tenses. Shifting Verb Tenses [moved, had moved]. Verb Agreement. Word Endings: s and ed. Tangled Sentences [Parallel Structure, Danglers] -- Pt. II. Meeting Specific Assignments. Format of College Papers. Writing in Class. Writing about Literature. How to Quote From Your Sources. Using the College Library. Writing Research Papers. Plagiarism (Cheating). Documentation -- Pt. III. Putting a Paper Together. What to Do When You're Stuck. Finding an Organization for Your Essay. How to Work on a Second Draft. How to Make a Paper Longer (And When to Make It Shorter). Introductions and Conclusions. Paragraphs - Long and Short. Transitions. Proofreading Tips -- Pt. IV. Writing With Elegance. Keeping a Journal. Finding Your Voice. Adding Details. Recognizing Cliches. Eliminating Biased Language. Trimming Wordiness. Varying Your Sentences. Postscript.
Summary: Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers, Third Edition, is a brief, easy-to-use, and affordable handbook. Designed to accommodate real writing needs, Rules of Thumb offers advice on the writing process as a whole, as well as specific guidance on punctuation, mechanics, usage, and a wide variety of common writing assignments.
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Includes index.

Pt. I. Correctness. A Word about Correctness. Confusing Words [to and too, their and there]. One Word or Two? [a lot]. Spelling [ie or ei? One p or two?]. Capitalization. Abbreviations and Numbers. Apostrophes ['s]. Consistent Pronouns [he or she, they, one]. Correct Pronouns [I vs. me]. Vague Pronouns [which, it, this, that, and who]. Recognizing Complete Sentences. Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences. Commas [,]. Semicolons [;]. Colons [:]. Dashes and Parentheses [ - ()]. Quotation Marks [" "]. Underlining or Quoting Titles. Verb Tenses. Shifting Verb Tenses [moved, had moved]. Verb Agreement. Word Endings: s and ed. Tangled Sentences [Parallel Structure, Danglers] -- Pt. II. Meeting Specific Assignments. Format of College Papers. Writing in Class. Writing about Literature. How to Quote From Your Sources. Using the College Library. Writing Research Papers. Plagiarism (Cheating). Documentation -- Pt. III. Putting a Paper Together. What to Do When You're Stuck. Finding an Organization for Your Essay. How to Work on a Second Draft. How to Make a Paper Longer (And When to Make It Shorter). Introductions and Conclusions. Paragraphs - Long and Short. Transitions. Proofreading Tips -- Pt. IV. Writing With Elegance. Keeping a Journal. Finding Your Voice. Adding Details. Recognizing Cliches. Eliminating Biased Language. Trimming Wordiness. Varying Your Sentences. Postscript.

Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers, Third Edition, is a brief, easy-to-use, and affordable handbook. Designed to accommodate real writing needs, Rules of Thumb offers advice on the writing process as a whole, as well as specific guidance on punctuation, mechanics, usage, and a wide variety of common writing assignments.

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