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The Little Seagull Handbook – Richard Bullock, Michal Brody – (3rd edition) – eBook , , ,

Note: This is the eBook edition of The Little Seagull (3E) in PDF format

Simple to use

One of the best books are those which are easiest to use. To that end, the Little Seagull contains menus, directories, flaps, a glossary/index, hand-edited examples, and an intuitive organization—all to assist college students easily find what they are searching for.

Covers the kinds of writing college students have to do

Most pocket-sized handbooks have little or nothing on the precise genres that college students are expected to do—or even on writing paragraphs; those that do offer only very basic info (e.g., on the writing process or the fundamentals of argument) however the Little Seagull presents far more than that. The Third Edition covers 9 genres, including two new chapters on proposals and reflections.

User-friendly documentation guidelines for Chicago, APA, and CSE styles

Documentation directories lead students to the precise examples they need, so they will not have to page through the e-book searching—and color-coded templates show what info to incorporate. The MLA chapter reflects the official MLA style introduced in 2016 and features a full MLA-style paper.

Uniquely helpful materials for students whose main language is not English

The Little Seagull offers guidance on prepositions, gerunds and infinitive, phrasal and modal verbs, articles, and idioms—issues that non-native speakers find difficult and must learn.

A new section on Editing Errors that Matter

Covering 14 errors teachers have identified as ones that matter the most, this chapter explains why they matter—and walks students through a number of ways of editing every one. The chapter goes hand in hand with InQuizitive for Writers, which gives engaging practice in editing these same errors.

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The pocket-sized handbook (in this case, e-Book in PDF format)  that does the work of a full-sized handbook, now with a brand new section on editing the errors that matter.

Most books include chapters on various general writing subjects (e.g., the writing process or the elements of an argument), however few cover the particular kinds of writing students are assigned to do. The Little Seagull has chapters on reports, analyses, and all the other genres that college students are most often assigned. And because it is so small, so easy to use, and so reasonably priced, it is proven to be a preferred alternative to bigger (and much more expensive) books. The third edition adds a new section on editing the errors that matter—and the option to incorporate free access to InQuizitive for Writers, which provides practice in editing the same errors.

How to Use This Book

WRITE
W-1 Writing contexts
W-2 Academic contexts
W-3 Writing processes
W-4 Developing paragraphs
W-5 Designing what you write

Kinds of Writing
W-6 Arguments
W-7 Textual analyses
W-8 Reports
W-9 Personal narratives
W-10 Reflections
W-11 Proposals
W-12 Literary analyses
W-13 Annotated bibliographies
W-14 Abstracts

W-15 Reading strategies

RESEARCH
R-1 Doing research
R-2 Evaluating sources
R-3 Synthesizing ideas
R-4 Integrating sources, avoiding plagiarism

Documentation
CSE style
APA style
Chicago style
MLA style

EDIT
Editing the Errors That Matter
E-1 Editing fragments
E-2 Editing comma splices
E-3 Editing fused sentences
E-4 Editing mixed constructions
E-5 Editing for pronoun agreement
E-6 Editing unclear pronoun reference
E-7 Editing pronoun case
E-8 Editing for subject-verb agreement
E-9 Editing shifts in tenses
E-10 Editing citations
E-11 Incorporating sources
E-12 Editing commas with non-essential information
E-13 Editing commas after introductory words
E-14 Editing wrong words

Sentences
S-1 Complete sentences
S-2 Sentence fragments
S-3 Comma splices and fused sentences
S-4 Verbs
S-5 Subject-verb agreement
S-6 Pronouns
S-7 Parallelism
S-8 Coordination, subordination
S-9 Shifts

Language
L-1 Appropriate words
L-2 Precise words
L-3 Word often confused
L-4 Idioms
L-5 Unnecessary words
L-6 Adjectives and adverbs
L-7 Articles
L-8 Words that build common ground
L-9 Englishes

Punctuation / Mechanics
P-1 Commas
P-2 Semicolons
P-3 End punctuation
P-4 Quotation marks
P-5 Apostrophes
P-6 Other punctuation
P-7 Hyphens
P-8 Capitalization
P-9 Italics
P-10 Abbreviations
P-11 Numbers

EXERCISES**
Answers to some exercises**

Glossary/Index
Documentation Directories

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