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A Student's Companion to Hacker Handbooks with 2021 MLA Update
Second EditionBedford/St. Martin's©2021
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Sometimes it’s not about perfect. It’s about practice.
This ebook has been updated to provide you with the latest guidance on documenting sources in MLA style and follows the guidelines set forth in the MLA Handbook, 9th edition (April 2021).
A Student’s Companion to Hacker Handbooks will give you the extra advice and practice that will help you succeed in your first-year writing course. Having the chance to practice key skills and habits will boost not only your confidence but also your performance in the writing course and—surprise!—in your other courses, too. The Companion, designed to be used alongside your other course materials, helps you plan and develop essays, improve sentence editing skills, strengthen your reading skills, and manage your time.
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Table of Contents
PART 1 Succeeding in College
1 Becoming a college writer
2 Building your confidence
3 Time management
4 College ethics and personal responsibility
5 College etiquette
PART 2 Succeeding in Your Writing Course
6 Developing active reading strategies
7 Strengthening peer review and collaboration skills
8 Outlining and planning your writing
9 Writing for an audience
10 Graphic organizers for common types of writing
11 Graphic organizers for common types of paragraphs
12 Using sentence guides to develop academic writing skills
13 Integrating sources: Quotation sandwiching (MLA style)
14 Revising paragraphs and essays
PART 3 Practicing Reading, Writing, and Research Skills
15 Reading exercises
16 Thesis statement exercises
17 Topic sentence exercises
18 MLA research exercises
19 Plagiarism exercises
20 Paraphrase and summary exercises
PART 4 Practicing Sentence-Level Skills
21 Active verbs
23 Misplaced and dangling modifiers
24 Sentence variety
25 Sentence fragments
26 Run-on sentences
27 Subject-verb agreement
28 Pronoun reference
29 Pronoun and noun case
32 Commas and unnecessary commas
34 Quotation marks