The Everyday Writer

Eighth Edition

Publication Date: March 15, 2023

Spiral-Bound ISBN: 9781319332037

Pages: 592

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The Everyday Writer, Eighth Edition, is an open invitation to develop awareness about the language we choose and use to write about topics we care about. It invites us to learn, practice, and examine the expectations of U.S. academic writing – but it also honors the varieties of English

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Writing Rhetorically
1. A Writer’s Opportunities
2. A Writer’s Choices
3. Exploring, Planning, and Drafting
4. Developing Paragraphs
5. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing
6. Reflecting

Critical Thinking and Argument
7. Critical Reading
8.  Analyzing Arguments 
9. Constructing arguments

10. Doing research
11. Evaluating Sources
12. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Academic, Professional, and Public Writing
13. Writing Well and Ethically in Any Discipline or Profession
14. Writing in the Humanities
15. Writing in the Social Sciences
16.  Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
17.  Writing in Professional Settings
18.  Making Design Decisions
19.  Creating Presentations
20.  Communicating in Other Media
21.  Writing to Make Something Happen in the World

Language and Style
22. Language and Identity 
23. Language Varieties
24. Writing to the World
25. Language That Builds Common Ground
26.  Style Matters!
27. Coordination, Subordination, and Emphasis
28. Consistency and Completeness
29. Parallelism
30 Shifts
31 Conciseness

32. The Top Twenty

Sentence Grammar
33. Parts of Speech
34. Parts of Sentences
35. Verbs and Verb Phrases
36. Nouns and Noun Phrases
37. Subject-Verb Agreement
38. Pronouns
39. Adjectives and Adverbs
40. Modifier Placement
41. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
42. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
43. Sentence Fragments

Punctuation and Mechanics
44. Commas
45. Semicolons
46. End Punctuation
47. Apostrophes
48. Quotation Marks
49. Other Punctuation Marks
50. Capital Letters
51. Abbreviations and Numbers
52. Italics and Hyphens

MLA Documentation
53. The Basics of MLA Style
54. MLA Style for In-Text Citations
55. MLA Style for a List of Works Cited
56. A Student Research Essay, MLA Style

APA Documentation
57. The Basics of APA Style
58. APA Style for In-Text Citations
59. APA Style for a List of References
60. A Student Research Essay, APA Style

Chicago Documentation
61. The Basics of Chicago Style
62. Chicago Style for Notes and Bibliographic Entries
63. An Excerpt from a Student Research Essay, Chicago Style

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