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Writer's FAQs, The: A Pocket Handbook, 5th Edition

By Muriel Harris, Jennifer L. Kunka

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 5, 2012


The Writer's FAQs was written to provide writers with a helpful reference in which they see examples of sentences they need to look up or find information based on their questions. The contents are presented both conventionally, and by lists of frequently asked questions about writing concerns as students are inclined to phrase them. 

Table of Contents



How to Use This Book

Question and Correct


Part I: Composing, Conversing, Collaborating

1.     Global Issues/Higher-Order Concerns (HOCs)

2.     Local Issues/Later-Order Concerns (LOCs)

3.     Arguments  

4.     Writing about Literature

5.     Portfolios

6.     Document Design

7.     Multimedia Presentations

Part II: Sentence Choices with Style

8.     Clarity

9.     Variety

10. Conciseness

11. Active/Passive Verbs

12. Voice, Word Choice, and Formality

13. General and Specific Language

14. Inclusive Language

15. Transitions


Part III: Sentence Grammar

16. Fragments

17.  Comma Splices/Fused Sentences

18.  Subjects and Verbs

19.  Pronouns

20.  Adjectives and Adverbs

21.  Modifiers

22.  Shifts

23.  Parallelism


Part IV: Punctuation

24. Sentence Punctuation Patterns

25.  Commas

26.  Apostrophes

27.  Semicolons

28.  Quotation Marks

29.  Other Punctuation


Part V: Mechanics

30.  Capitalization

31.  Italics

32.  Numbers


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