Chapter 35, "Online Writing," helps students compose effective, well-designed Web documents, while Chapter 42, "Writing in Business," includes a discussion and new example of creating and delivering effective PowerPoint® presentations as well as guidance on business writing essentials such as letters, reports, applications, and résumés.
Chapters 1--7 have been revised to make grammar concepts more accessible to students with little background studying the English language and to help them practice and improve those areas they often find difficult.
This comprehensive text situates all discussion of writing--grammar, mechanics, style, diction, invention, drafting, revising, and research--around rhetorical concerns, providing a unifying theme that is easy for students to follow and supports their development of essential writing skills.
The design of this visually engaging text makes it easy for students to access information quickly and accurately.
The text covers both MLA and APA styles of documentation, including guidelines to prepare students for classes using either style and sample research papers to help them model and practice proper documentation.
Although THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK continues to incorporate Multilingual Writers boxes in context within chapters on grammar, usage, and mechanics, for example, a completely new Part 8, "Advice for Multilingual Writers," adds three new chapters that aggregate grammatical concepts critical for helping non-native English speakers master written English.
Chapter 43, "Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives," helps students decide when to use and not use determiners (such as articles) before nouns and adjectives.
Chapter 44, "Verbs and Verb Forms," provides detailed information on verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, phrasal and prepositional verbs, and participles used as adjectives.
Chapter 45, "Word Order," focuses on the ordering of adverbs and adjectives as well as on clauses that may confuse multilingual writers.
The 18th edition features new, fully annotated student papers. In Chapter 33, "Revising and Editing Essays," a process paper outlines the steps taken by college-bound athletes as they decide on a college. The student makes use of primary research through interviews. Chapter 41, "Writing about Literature," features a feminist approach to a literary analysis of "The Yellow Wallpaper."
A significantly revised Chapter 38, "Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism," provides students with the strategies and language needed to demonstrate proficiency at the levels of intellectual behavior noted in Bloom's Taxonomy. Common-phrase boxes provide students with sentence frames, or templates, frequently used to summarize, synthesize, and respond to sources.
One-third of the exercises have been replaced to provide fresh topics and to test newly introduced concepts.