Paperback The St. Martin's Handbook with 2016 MLA update
Eighth Edition   ©2018

The St. Martin's Handbook with 2016 MLA update

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-12026-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-12026-9; Format: Paper Text

The comprehensive handbook for the literacy revolution

PART ONE—The Art and Craft of Writing

1. Expectations for College Writing

2. Rhetorical Situations

3. Exploring, Planning, and Drafting

4. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing

5. Developing Paragraphs

6. Working with Others

PART TWO—Critical Thinking and Argument

7. Reading Critically

8. Analyzing Arguments

9. Constructing Arguments

PART THREE—Doing Research and Using Sources

10. Preparing for a Research Project

11. Conducting Research

12. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes

13. Integrating Sources into Your Writing

14. Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

15. 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 Writing

19. Academic Work in Any Discipline

21. Writing for the Social Sciences

22. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences

23. Writing for Business

24. Essay Examinations

25. Portfolios

26. Writing to Make Something Happen in the World

PART SIX—Effective Language

27. Writing to the World

28. Language That Builds Common Ground

29. Language Variety

30. Word Choice

31. Dictionaries, Vocabulary, and Spelling

PART SEVEN—Documenting Sources

32. MLA Style

33. APA Style

34. Chicago Style

35. CSE Style

PART EIGHT—Sentence Grammar

36. Grammatical Sentences

37. Clauses and Sentences

38. Nouns and Noun Phrases

39. Verbs

40. Verbs and Verb Phrases

41. Subject-Verb Agreement

42. Pronouns

43. Adjectives and Adverbs

44. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

PART NINE—Sentence Clarity

45. Confusing Shifts

46. Parallelism

47. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

48. Sentence Fragments

49. Modifier Placement

50. Consistent and Complete Structures

PART TEN—Sentence Style

51. Concise writing

52. Coordination and Subordination

53. Sentence Variety

54. Memorable Prose

PART ELEVEN—Punctuation

55. Commas

56. Semicolons

57. End Punctuation

58. Apostrophes

59. Quotation Marks

60. Other Punctuation Marks


61. Capital Letters

62. Abbreviations and Numbers

63. Italics

64. Hyphens

 The St. Martin's Handbook is the most practical handbook I have found and used in my 30+ years of teaching. The best information I can give is that my students keep it.
Sherry Forkum, Santa Rosa Junior College