The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (Hackett Student Handbooks)
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This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.
assumption that he or she is more interested in obscuring or ducking questions of responsibility than in frank expression. Indeed, politicians and others eager to appear contrite without actually taking responsibility cherish one particular passive construction: Mistakes were made. Here are some prizewinners: Deng: Why is there still such a big noise being made about Watergate? Kissinger: That is a series of almost incomprehensible events. . . . It has its roots in the fact that some mistakes
to the test (and still does, in assay and the French essayer). The essay as a literary form became popular at the beginning of the modern scientific age, part of a seismic cultural shift away from ix X Introduction received wisdom and toward inquiry and exploration. (Montaigne's celebrated essays, genial and ruminative, helped establish the genre's tone in the latter half of the 16th century.) The essay has flourished ever since, as men and women have claimed increasing space to think for
clauses that restrict or specify the meaning of a noun, and are thus essential to the sentence's meaning. Restrictive modifiers may not be set off with commas: Wrong Right Employees, vested in the pension plan, had more control over their money than is generally realized. Employees vested in the pension plan had more control over their money than is generally realized. Since the phrase specifies which employees, it restricts or is essential to understanding, and so does not take commas. (The
from the table of contents.) CMS NOTE: Julia Reinhard Lupton, "Creature Caliban," Shakespeare Quarterly 51.1 (2000): 17. / BIBLIOGRAPHY: Lupton, Julia Reinhard. "Creature Caliban." Shakespeare Quarterly 51.1 (2000): 1-23. MLA CITATION: (Lupton 15) / REFERENCE: Lupton, Julia Reinhard. "Creature Caliban." Shakespeare Quarterly 51.1 (2000): 1-23. APA CITATION: (Cronin, 2000, p. 785) / REFERENCE: Cronin, J. E. (2000). Convergence by conviction: Politics and economics in the emergence of the
management, has already been introduced (otherwise the use of the phrase in this sentence would make no sense). The topic's repetition here blunts the energy of a sturdy little sentence. When a student is wise enough to use a good verb, intensifying adverbs often backfire: Original Revision Euthyphro continues to further justify his actions. Euthyphro continues to justify his actions. The play carefully examines the disorder brought by civil war. The play examines the disorder brought by