Keys for Writers
- AUTHORS: Ann Raimes; Susan K. Miller-Cochran
- ISBN-13: 9781111841751
- Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
- 704 Pages Spiralbound
- 7th Edition | Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2008
- ©2014 Published
- Prices are valid only in the respective region
Strengths of KEYS FOR WRITERS include concise but complete explanations, ease of use (with ten color-coded tabs that clearly signal the book's content), strong ESL coverage, and outstanding student writing samples. New co-author Susan Miller-Cochran brings to this edition a framework for critical thinking that offers students a method for understanding and approaching rhetorical situations. Additionally, new exercises at the end of most parts let students check their understanding. In the documentation sections, "Source Shots" provide visual examples of how to document sources from print to Internet sources and from encyclopedia articles to MP3 selections. A new focus on writing in the disciplines helps students carry the framework for critical thinking into a variety of academic contexts, while new guidelines for thinking critically about sources helps students apply the framework to source evaluation. A new design provides stronger visual presentation of concepts to help students learn to think critically about their writing and use of sources.
PART I: THE WRITING PROCESS.
1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing.
2. Drafting in Stages.
3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading.
4. Writing and Analyzing Arguments.
5. Writing in Academic Disciplines.
PART II: RESEARCH/SOURCES/DOCUMENTATION.
6. The Research Process: A Conversation with Sources.
7. Searching for Sources.
8. How to Evaluate Sources.
9. How to Avoid Plagiarizing.
10. How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources.
PART III: MLA DOCUMENTATION.
11. Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style.
12. MLA List of Works Cited.
13. A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style.
PART IV: APA, CSE, AND CHICAGO DOCUMENTATION.
14. Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style.
15. APA List of References.
16. A Student's Research Paper, APA Style.
17. CSE Style of Documentation.
18. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style.
19. Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography.
20. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style.
PART V: DESIGN, MEDIA, AND PRESENTATION.
21. Document Design.
23. Online Communication Forums.
24. Oral and Multimedia Presentations.
26. Resumes and Letters of Application.
27. Business Letters and Memos.
PART VI: STYLE: THE FIVE C'S.
28. First C: Cut.
29. Second C: Check for Action.
30. Third C: Connect.
31. Fourth C: Commit.
32. Fifth C: Choose the Best Words.
33. Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts.
34. Style Tips.
PART VII: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS.
35. Trouble Spots and Terms.
36. Fixing a Sentence Fragment.
37. Run-ons and Comma Splices.
38. Sentence Snarls.
40. Passive Voice.
41. Subject-Verb Agreement.
43. Adjectives and Adverbs.
44. Relative Clauses/Relative Pronouns.
PART VIII: PUNCTUATION, MECHANICS, SPELLING.
47. Quotation Marks.
48. Semicolons and Colons.
49. Other Punctuation Marks.
55. Online Guidelines.
PART IX: WRITING ACROSS LANGUAGES AND CULTURES.
57. Language Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers.
58. Nouns and Articles.
59. Verbs and Verb Forms.
60. Sentence Structure and Word Order.
61. Prepositions and Idioms.
62. Language Learners' FAQs.
PART X: GLOSSARIES.
63. Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage.
64. Glossary of Grammatical Terms.