CP St. Martin's Handbook 8e MLA Update for South Dakota State University
Andrea A. Lunsford
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Andrea Lunsford’s comprehensive advice in The St. Martin’s Handbook, Eighth Edition, supports students as they move from informal, social writing to both effective academic writing and to writing that can change the world.
Based on Andrea’s groundbreaking research on the literacy revolution, this teachable handbook shows students how to reflect on the writing skills they already have and put them to use both in traditional academic work and in multimodal projects like blog posts, websites, and presentations. Integrated advice on U.S. academic genres and language follows best practices for helping students from both international and native-speaker backgrounds improve their understanding of academic English.
Throughout The St. Martin’s Handbook, Andrea Lunsford encourages all of today’s students to learn everything they need to communicate effectively with the diverse people sharing their classrooms, workspaces, and civic lives.
Table of Contents
PART TWO—Critical Thinking and Argument7. Reading Critically8. Analyzing Arguments9. Constructing Arguments
PART THREE—Doing Research and Using Sources10. Preparing for a Research Project11. Conducting Research12. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes13. Integrating Sources into Your Writing14. Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism15. Writing a Research Project
PART FOUR—Designing and Performing Writing 16. Design for Writing 17. Oral and Multimedia Presentations 18. Communicating in Other Media PART FIVE—Academic and Professional Writing19. Academic Work in Any Discipline21. Writing for the Social Sciences22. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences23. Writing for Business24. Essay Examinations25. Portfolios26. Writing to Make Something Happen in the World PART SIX—Effective Language 27. Writing to the World 28. Language That Builds Common Ground29. Language Variety30. Word Choice31. Dictionaries, Vocabulary, and Spelling PART SEVEN—Documenting Sources32. MLA Style33. APA Style34. Chicago Style35. CSE Style PART EIGHT—Sentence Grammar 36. Grammatical Sentences37. Clauses and Sentences38. Nouns and Noun Phrases 39. Verbs40. Verbs and Verb Phrases 41. Subject-Verb Agreement42. Pronouns43. Adjectives and Adverbs44. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases PART NINE—Sentence Clarity45. Confusing Shifts46. Parallelism47. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences48. Sentence Fragments49. Modifier Placement50. Consistent and Complete Structures PART TEN—Sentence Style51. Concise writing52. Coordination and Subordination53. Sentence Variety54. Memorable Prose PART ELEVEN—Punctuation55. Commas56. Semicolons57. End Punctuation58. Apostrophes59. Quotation Marks60. Other Punctuation Marks PART TWELVE—Mechanics61. Capital Letters62. Abbreviations and Numbers63. Italics64. Hyphens