Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers (8th Edition) (MyCompLab Series)

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9780131993846: Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers (8th Edition) (MyCompLab Series)

For Freshman-level writing courses, such as Freshman Composition, English Composition, First-Year Writing, Expository Writing or any course where students need help with the writing process, critical thinking, grammar, research, and documentation. The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, is a hardback, comprehensive handbook, published in full color. The handbook is available in an Annotated Instructor's Edition, and has exercises and student samples throughout. The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers is also accompanied by a valuable supplements and media package, including an interactive eBook, a personal writing plan, tutoring, and tools on the Web. The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today's students. Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond.Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, including Web-based and customized options, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs. There are many roads to good writing. Choose the most balanced handbook in the most useful format for you and your students. Part of the MyCompLab Series Student edition now availble with MyCompLab and e-book, at no additional cost. Providing more opportunities for practice, assessment and instruction than any similar site, MyCompLab is a dynamic online resource for the Composition course. It offers market-leading tools for improving grammar, writing and research skills with comprehensive results tracking so students and instructors can gauge student progress. Easy to use and easy to integrate into the classroom, MyCompLab engages students as it builds confidence and helps them to be better writers and researchers. MyCompLab is an incredible value for your students we'll provide them with pre-paid access when they purchase a new Prentice Hall English textbook. Visit MyCompLab at www.mycomplab.com

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Useful as a supplement to the handbook or as a primary text for basic writing courses, the S & S Workbook for Writers offers instruction and exercises on topics from punctuation to planning an essay. The Workbook's organization parallels that of the handbook, making it easy to use the books in concert.

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Quick Find Road Map

 

If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers.  To find the information you need, choose the item that best describes the issue you are facing and then turn to the pages referenced.

 

WORDS AND SENTENCES

Write complete sentences instead of fragments.

Join independent clauses correctly by avoiding comma splices and run-ons.

Match grammatical forms within sentences to avoid shifts and keep sentences clear.

Make sentences with introductory phrases and with modifiers clear.

Know when to use its or it's.

 

GRAMMAR

Match subjects and verbs in number and person.

Match pronouns to the word or words they refer to.

Use correct verb endings.

Choose verbs that correctly express time in tense and form.

Describe relationships with the correct prepositions for time and place.

 

PUNCTUATION

Use commas after introductory elements.

Use commas in compound sentences.

Use commas to set off nonrestrictive elements.

Do not use commas to set off restrictive elements.

Use commas with a series of three or more elements that share the same grammatical form.

Use apostrophes correctly.

 

STYLE AND WORD CHOICE

Choose the best words for your meaning.

Make your writing to the point and concise.

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